The Aberdeen Rotary Club is holding its 46th Annual Auction on Saturday, March 19th at the Grays Harbor College HUB in Aberdeen. The annual auction is Rotary’s primary fundraising activity of the year and the proceeds fund the Aberdeen Rotary Club Foundation for scholarships, community grants and youth activities.
The evening begins with a hosted cocktail hour and silent auctions at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. with the live auction following. This year’s auctioneers are Gary Morean and Vini Samuel. Some of the auction items include a hot air balloon ride for two over greater Seattle and Eastside area plus two nights at the famous Cottage Lake Tree House named “The Nest” designed by HG TV’s Tree House Masters host Pete Nelson; a 55″ LG 4k LED Ultra High Def Smart TV; entertainment and hotel packages including: prime seats for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the Fifth Avenue Theatre; tickets to the Billy Joel concert on May 20, 2016; tickets to Motown – the Musical at the Paramount.
The event is open to the public and tickets, which are $55 per guest, may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2503715 or by calling 580-4720.
Funds raised by the auction are distributed by the Aberdeen Rotary Club Foundation to local scholarship opportunities for students, community needs such as United Way and YMCA, sponsorship of Aberdeen Rotary Business Week at Aberdeen High School, the Aberdeen Rotary Homeless Youth Education Fund, annual distribution of dictionaries to fourth graders in all Aberdeen and Cosmopolis elementary schools. Past projects have included the A. J. West Playground, improvements to the GH Community Hospital, and the Aberdeen Rotary Log Pavilion built by Rotarians and donated to the City of Aberdeen. The club is part of Rotary International with 1.2 million members around the world.