Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's McGilvra Auction time again

Big event February 4/ticket deadline January 10

One of the great things about our neighborhood's John J. McGilvra Elementary School is the active involvement of the parents and other friends of the school, including the high level of financial support they provide to enhance McGilvra's educational mission. The school's biggest fundraising activity by far is the every-other-year auction, which attracted 350 supporters and raised close to $140,000 when last held.  Planners of this year's auction, the school's eighth, hope to do even better financially than that record.

The 2012 auction, which includes a sit-down dinner, will be held at the Seattle Design Center on February 4.  Among the major donated items that will be auctioned are:

Great White Shark Adventure
Progressive Dinner along the Pike/Pine Corridor
Portland Weekend (at the Nines)
Key Peninsula Beach House
Mt. Rainier Cabin
Suncadia Ranch
Washington Coast Hosted Clamming Weekend
Nicaragua Guesthouse
Family Pizza Tugboat Cruise
Mariner's box seats, Sounders memorabilia
Recording Session at Crackle & Pop Studio
Stay at the Principal's Condo on Marco Island, Florida.

In addition, there will be a wine wall, a desert dash, dancing, and a lot of student art on display. This year's art theme is Architecture:

The event gets underway with the silent auction (and the opening of the hosted bar) at 5:30 pm, followed by the dinner and live auction at 7:30 and dancing at 9:00.  Ticket prices begin at $75.

More information about this fun event is available at the McGilvra Auction website. A link to an early version of the auction catalog is available on the site. Items are still being donated---so it's not too late to get in on that action if you'd like to participate.

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