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Kathy Haas, left, of the Family Resource Center, accepts an over-sized check representing the $1,018 garnered from an online auction site hosted by Michelle Lamaak of McCook. The money will go to the Resource Center's Christmas Fund, which helps families who show a verified financial need buy Christmas toys for children. Lamaak hosted a month-long auction and raffle on Facebook, "Here's a sale, there's a sale, everywhere's a sale, sale," and said it was her way of "paying it forward" from when she used the fund several years ago. Haas said she was extremely grateful for the donation and the generosity shown by the community. Wells Fargo Bank has been participating with the Christmas Fund for several years now, she said, along with other businesses and individuals. Response was great on the auction, Lamaak said, with jewelry as the highest seller. She plans to host another auction starting this week, with all funds going to the McCook Toy Box.