Talkeetna Holds Charity Bachelor Auction
Money raised goes to Talkeetna organizations
TALKEETNA - If you’re looking to find a man in Alaska, the saying goes: The odds are good, but the goods are odd.
No place is that more true that the Talkeetna Bachelor Auction.
“Everyone asks if you're going to bring home a bachelor and you think maybe this will be the year you find one that takes the cake,” said Beth Klein, who has attended the past five auctions.
For about 40 men it was a chance to strut the catwalk and enjoy the catcalls.
“It's kind of nice being up on stage and having the ladies look at me like a piece of meat. Normally being in Talkeetna the ladies... well there's not usually a lot of ladies,” said Even Terstagge, Bachelor #10.
Some didn’t really go into it with a strategy. “I’m just going to cross my fingers, hold my breath and see what happens,” said Drew Haag, Bachelor #18.
Once on stage, many found the secret to success was to show some skin… and a lot of it. Many took off their shirts and threw them into the crowd of screaming ladies. One man showed up in a fur codpiece, a smile and nothing else.
Ladies shelled out hundreds of dollars for a drink and a dance. All the money goes back to the community.
“The best part of tonight is it's all for charity. It goes to women and children in need and what better reason to do this,” said Haag who sold for $650.
Once the runway wrapped up the women hit the dance floor with their hunks. Odds are many had the time of their life… at least for the night.
Altogether the auction raised a record-breaking $14,000. The money is given to Talkeena organizations, many of which help women and children.