Thomaston – On Saturday, November 9, Trekkers will host its annual auction at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. The event will feature silent and live components, beginning with a preview and silent auction bidding at 6:00. This year’s “Bid Big, Laugh Loud” Auction will begin at 6:30 with Auctioneer Bruce Gamage of Gamage Antiques in Rockland overseeing the bidding. Following the auction at 8:30, Maine Humorist Tim Sample will entertain guests with his wit and humor. The event will include a dessert buffet and coffee bar, with over 80 desserts to choose from.
Admission to the auction is free and the dessert buffet cost $5 per person. The comedy show is free if you attend the auction or $10 per person after 8 P.M. All proceeds from the “Bid Big, Laugh Loud “Auction will benefit Trekkers’ students by lowering their program cost. Trekkers is a non-profit, outdoor-based mentoring program that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education.
A few live auction items of particular interest are as follows: a Port Clyde Stay & Play Package including a weeklong fall cottage rental for 8, a painting by Maine artist Lydia Kaeyer; a signed print by local artist Ronald Frontin; a pink tourmaline pendant from Hansen Jewelry; 2 Safari packages for a 6 day stay at the Zulu Nyala Safari Lodge in South Africa’s Zululand Conservation Area, and many, many more items.
The silent auction will feature well over one hundred and fifty offerings spanning from artwork, gift certificates, spa treatments, culinary services, loam, landscape services, just to name a few. Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping while supporting Trekkers’ students at the same time.
For more information about the auction items or about the event in general, please contact Jenni Brooks, Development Assistant at 594-5095 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.trekkers.org.
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