ROCKLAND — The biannual auction will celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockland, 345 Broadway. Proceeds benefit the church’s operating budget, which is used in community and nonprofit efforts in the area. Silent auction, food and music starts at 5:30 p.m. Auctioneers Broo Temple and Paul Meinersmann festooned in green garb will start the live bidding at 7 p.m. as they parade one-of-a-kind items to bidders. Costumes optional, but welcome.
Auction highlights this year include unique travel experiences such as a geology tour of Vinalhaven or a Camden Harbor sail complete with picnic on Curtis Island. Those with a long “to do” list may find services such as 8 hours with Sam and his truck to help with anything from carpentry to assembling those daunting Ikea purchases. With the promise of summer guests, what better to have on hand than a gift certificate to a local award-winning restaurant such as Cafe Miranda or Suzuki; or recover from those guests with a spa visit, a one-hour therapeutic massage, or in-home Reiki session. With Maine’s bounty of organic farms a 15 lb. selection of pork cuts or 10 pounds of farm-raised beef are perfect to enjoy with a big bag of seasonal produce and one of Stevie’s famous key lime pies.
If you would like to make a donation, see a full list of available items or to bid remotely, contact co-chair Becky Meinersmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.