Chef’s auction to aid Dimes

A Maine-themed quilt designed by Harold and Cheryl Simonds and artwork by animator Ron Campbell are just two of the many items that will be up for bid at the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Bangor Elks Club.
A Maine-themed quilt designed by Harold and Cheryl Simonds and artwork by animator Ron Campbell are just two of the many items that will be up for bid at the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Bangor Elks Club.
Posted Nov. 05, 2008, at 6:37 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 5:54 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Leading chefs are assembling their finest offerings in an array designed to satisfy the most demanding palate, all for the benefit of mothers and babies.

The March of Dimes seventh Signature Chef’s Auction is set for Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Bangor Elks Club, 108 Odlin Road. The event is a successful blending of food, fun and fundraising.

According to Cindy Ault, the auction promises to showcase the best chefs the Bangor area has to offer.

“We’re anticipating our most exciting evening yet,” Ault said. “If you’re partial to the best in food and to supporting good causes, this is the event for you.”

The Bangor Daily News’ Robert W. Stairs, Elizabeth E. Hansen, Roxanne Moore Saucier and Ardeana Hamlin are among the honorees, along with a group of distinguished volunteers who also will be honored by the March of Dimes.

The auction will feature many live and silent auction items sure to be of interest to those who attend, including a signed piece of artwork by Ron Campbell, a multiple Emmy Award-winning animation director.

He has worked as an animator for more than four decades and his work includes “The Saturday Morning Beetles,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Stuart Little II,” Hanna-Barbera’s “The Smurfs” (created Papa Smurf), “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and much more. The art is framed by School Street Picture Framing.

Other items to be auctioned include the luxury Machias Savings Bank box seats to the University of Maine men’s ice hockey February game against Vermont.

A beautiful embroidered quilt from ABC Quilts and Crafts, designed by Harold and Cheryl Simonds, is all about Maine and donated in memory of Wayne Simonds, who was born with a disability.

A handcrafted semiproduction bench has been donated by Maine Furniture Solutions, which also makes assistive designs to meet special needs.

Private golf lessons for two from PGA professional Rob Jarvis of Bangor Municipal Golf Course are up for bid.

Executive Chef Paul Lombardy at Godfrey’s Grille at Four Point Sheraton will auction an exclusive dinner for four.

And Bangor Daily News Family Ties columnist Roxanne Moore Saucier is donating six hours of genealogy research on the Internet.

Tickets are selling fast and only a few remain. For ticket information, call the March of Dimes at 989-3376 or e-mail Cindy Ault at cault@marchofdimes.com, or Gene Staffiere at gstaffiere@marchofdimes.com.

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