Auction 2016 A Success!

The Rousin’ RoUndUp was quite a fun-filled event!  Our own Jennifer Powell served as emcee, entertaining the 120 folks who attended the event with her clever pantomimes.  Lenny Scovel demonstrated his bead-selling expertise, and Crispy Watkins and the Crack Willows provided great foot-tapping tunes during checkout time.
During the live auction, Carlos, the four-foot tin rooster, found a new home for this next year.  Bidding was lively, with a wonderful cabin weekend netting the largest bid!  Some auction participants will soon become belly dancers!  Others will dine on exotic food from the Philippines and Morocco.
But while the live and silent auction successfully raised $17,500, the highlight of the evening was the special appeal, which was DOUBLE last year’s amount!  Generosity was overflowing, and over $17,000 was raised!  This special appeal will be split, with half going to Faith Family Hospitality to help finance a safer playground for children.
This event could not have taken place without the help of 60 volunteers who assisted before, during, and after the RoUndUp!  Special thanks to Karen Johnese for coordinating the entire event with tireless support from Donna Mahler, Margaret Cottam, Peg MacMorris and Kay Williams plus 55 other volunteers.  And finally, the auction team would like to thank the over 50 other church members who made donations as well as those who purchased items to support our fundraising efforts.  Hats off to all!

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