Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tea & Auction 2016

What fun!  What success!  Every year we commit ourselves to $2500 in post-secondary scholarships that we award to graduates of Cordova High School.  Our annual Tea & Auction is how we secure those funds!  We are so grateful to those who came, enjoyed the afternoon and showed their support by purchasing the many treasures our members make!

The Tables
Each year members volunteer to decorate and host a table.  It is so fun to see how the tables are decorated!

The Cordova Center is a beautiful facility, adding tables ready for tea service really dressed it up for the occasion!

Tea & Treats
Members brought both sweet and savory treats to enjoy with tea.  The variety is appreciated by all ... delicious food crafted in our kitchens really enhances the tea party experience!

Shortly before tea service, it became obvious that we had more people than tables!  We quickly pulled out two additional tables and scrambled around to find dishes!  The problem was quickly solved and there was room, treats, and tea for all!

Silent Auction
We average 60+ auction items each year, which makes for a very long live auction.  This year we decided to place the smaller items into a silent auction!
We had everything from grocery bags, pincushions to potholders!  It was wonderful, fun, and competitive!

Live Auction
Part of the fun about this event is seeing the work of our members!  The diversity and variety of items donated is amazing!  In a way it serves as a quilt show!

Hand crafted "Big Boards" !

We are Grateful!
There are so many members who work hard every year to make this a successful event!  Thank you to all who contribute auction items, decorate tables, set-up, prepare food, and work behind the scenes making this event enjoyable for those who attend!  Special thanks to Chairperson Valerie and her committee of Susie, Barb, Shannon and Denna for administrating this event so smoothly and successfully!

A huge thank you to our extraordinary auctioneer Jerry Bendzak!  His talent and comittment to our scholarship efforts is so valuable to us!

It is impossible to adequately thank those who attended for their support and participation!  We are so fortunate to live in a community that reaches out and cares about our scholarship efforts!

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