The 54th annual Dickson County Cancer Crusade Auction begins with its first auction at 2 pm today. Auctions will be broadcast on WDKN and online at wdkn.com Monday-Saturday throughout April in the annual fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. A variety of food, baked goods, craft items, merchandise and services is donated for each day’s auction by area businesses, schools, organizations and churches. The items are on display in the basement of the War Memorial Building each day and daily auction lists are available after 12 pm on wdkn.com and at the auction site. All items for each day’s auction should be turned in by noon. Also on display at the auction site are a growing number of hold items, larger merchandise and services that will be sold at the end of the month. In addition to the daily auctions, an evening auction will be at 5 pm Tuesday, April 16. The number to call to begin placing bids at 2:00 is 441-1216. The 2013 Crusade Chairman is Debbie Lovell and auction co-chairs are Ann Sugg and Betty Gilmer.