19th Annual Benefit Auction Report
Thank you! Thank you to all of you who participated in the annual benefit auction. It was a great day and the weather was perfect, as you can see.
I can’t speak for everyone, but, I have received many good reports of the camaraderie, food, and of course, the auction event itself. If you’ve never been, the annual benefit auction is a place where you can both pay way too much for something as well as get a deal. I was aware of how generous people are during the live bidding as I was watching Denise and Phil’s steak and lobster dinner sell for $600/2 seats. Or Ruth Ellen’s focaccia bread that sold for $150. It’s kind of fun to look through the items list and see how the bidding went. You can find the list with results here. While I’m sharing links, you can find the photo album from the day here.
By the numbers, 90 bidders online and in person, joined together with 108 donors of items and services to raise more than $65,000 for the camp. More than 20 volunteers played different roles before and on the day of the event. There are only about 365 days until the next auction which will be the 20th annual. We are working on plans to celebrate a little extra next year. Plan to join us! In the meantime, check out the fund a need projects and the volunteer opportunities.