No, not another wedding — the UUCPA AUCTION, of course! It’s not too early to put it on your calendars — you don’t want to miss our best and biggest party of the year, with delicious food, wine, live jazz music, balloon creations, lots of parties and other stuff to bid on in a Silent Auction, a lively Kids’Auction, and 10 or so fabulous items auctioned live by our very own Sven Thesen, auctioneer extraordinaire!
It will take a lot of people to pull it off, of course, so start thinking about what you’d like to offer — a party, a lunch, a dinner, an outing, a service, something delicious to eat, something handmade, art, or anything else you can think of, including gift cards to places you like.
Also start thinking about how you can help before, during, and after the Auction. We’ll have a table on the patio in September with sign-up sheets for volunteering and people to talk to about donations and just how much fun the Auction always is! Deadline for getting donations in the catalog is Sunday, October 15.
One last thing – Tom and I are moving to La Paz next year, so this will be my very last auction. It will also be the last year for Lisa Helmonds to organize the Silent Auction! We want this year to be the best one ever, of course, but we’ll also be happy to talk to anyone about how to take over the jobs. We have a great team that already does a lot of the work (the food, the decorations, and the computer database), but we’ll need some others to pull it all together…
— Pat Thomas, Lisa Helmonds, firstname.lastname@example.org