Preparations for our largest fundraiser of the year, our Annual Auction, are well underway and I am thrilled to share with you a sneak peak of items that will be up for bid on Friday, May 2nd. We are so fortunate to not only have hundreds of loyal and generous donors, but over 40 amazing volunteers who have helped us to secure all of these great items!
For those of you who have been joining us at our Auction over the years, you will be excited to hear about all the brand new items and donors in this year’s line-up, including:
3, 4, or 6 day Windjammer Sailing Vacation for 2:
This truly unique travel experience also offers gourmet meals onboard. Whether you’re a sailing enthusiast or complete novice, the crew will teach you the ropes (literally). You’ll travel wherever the winds take you, starting in Rockland and traversing the coast from Boothbay to Bar Harbor.
Donated by: The Schooner J. & E. Riggin
Pig Roast Party for 50:
Gather the whole neighborhood for this casual, backyard event. Rain or shine, let Mainely Pig Roasts do all the work, including the 8-9 hour natural charcoal roasting process. Vegetarian? No worries, they’ll also provide yummy sides like baked beans, cole slaw and cornbread.
Donated by: Mainely Pig Roasts
4 tickets to Katy Perry – The Prismatic World Tour at TD Garden in Boston:
Grab the girls to see this “California Gurl” live in concert! Check out some videos online (and my personal favorite) to get psyched up before the Auction!
Donated by: Ameriprise Financial
Long September Weekend in Nantucket for 8 + a Cruise on a Luxury Motor Yacht:
Our new Marketing Coordinator Todd Richard comes from Nantucket, and he is positive there is no better place to vacation on Earth. If you don’t believe him, just ask the people at TripAdvisor.com, who voted Nantucket one of the best island vacation destinations. September is a great time to visit the island, with all the weather of summer and a quarter of the tourists.
Donated by: 27 Dukes Road, Nantucket MA and Barton & Gray Mariners Club
Yogibo Yogi Midi Lounge Bean Bag Chair
I can say from experience that these bean bag chairs are super comfy and not just for
kids! The Midi could be a two-person love seat, a recliner or even an extra bed for overnight guests. Don’t believe me? Test it out for yourself at their new Maine Mall location in South Portland.
Donated by: Yogibo
Plus so much more! Check out the entire auction line-up in our online catalog: http://kitetails.org/pdf/Auction%202014%20Prelim%20Catalog.pdf
In addition to raising funds to support our daily operations, the Annual Auction also provides an opportunity for guests to donate year-long scholarship memberships for families in need. Thanks to the generosity of our attendees last year, we raised 77 memberships worth over $7,000! Please consider donating to this special cause, regardless of whether you are able to attend the event.
Buy your tickets today! Tickets are now available to purchase on our website: www.kitetails.org/auction or give me a call at (207) 828-1234 x242. We look forward to seeing you on May 2nd at the Ocean Gateway Terminal.