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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- An annual tradition kicked off the season of giving in Chester Saturday night.

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program hosted its annual event to help families in need over the holidays.

Bidders packed the Cultural Center of India for the eight annual auction, which featured everything from weeklong beach rentals to sports memorabilia and restaurant gifts cards. The evening also included a silent auction.

WTVR CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil served as auctioneer again this year.

Proceeds raised benefit the Christmas Mother program, which makes sure no family is without food and no child is without toys and clothing during the holidays. The program also assists the elderly.