Bob Nichols tells us how he got started in his new venture and about this wknd's storage auction for charity.
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If the name Bob Nichols sounds familiar, you probably remember him being in your living room for so many years. Bob was a local tv news anchor, working for WPEC 12 and our Newschannel 5 partners for more than 30 years combined.
He's been out of the news biz for 12 years now, but has found another niche...as an auctioneer. Nichols is a professional, licensed auctioneer, a talent he first picked up while still working in television. He says "the auctioneering is something I really enjoy, love. I started to watch the tv show "Storage Wars" and I thought 'you know I like that. I think I can do that.'"
Even though Bob had done charity auctions before, he went to school for it and got licensed, so now he does storage unit auctions as a job. This weekend, he'll be doing it for fun, at "Storage Wars Auction for Our Troops".
The event happens on Saturday from 11am to 4pm at Signature Storage near Boynton Beach Blvd. and the Turnpike, with proceeds to benefit the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, a non-profit which sends care packages to our men and women serving overseas.
"We've got five units filled with things and it's going to be just like you've seen it in a regular storage auction or on "Storage Wars". All the money goes to help us at Forgotten Soldiers send care packages to our troops...fighting for our freedom."
The entry fee to the event is $10, kids 15 and under get in free. You can bid, or just take part in the other activities going on, including a car show, music, food and a hair-cut-a-thon for Forgotten Soldiers Outreach.
Bob is the National Chairman of the Board for the charity.
Click Here for details on the event.