Everyone - men as well as women - is cordially invited to come to a wonderful auction on Thursday, July 14 at noon.
It will be held at the Extension Building at the fairgrounds and will include finger foods, three tables of silent auction items, and a live auction with Bill Nobles as auctioneer.
Proceeds from the day of fun and bargains will be divided among eight local non-profits, chosen by the members of the Mountain View Homemakers Club, which annually raises money with this event.
Club members have been gathering, creating and enhancing auction items for months. There will be treasures on which to bid that will go from a couple of dollars to several hundred dollars each.
“Since all the proceeds will be given to some of our local charities who need it most, we hope folks will come prepared to bid generously,” stated Homemaker’s president Mary Webb.
There will be handmade items including pillows, quilts, gift baskets, dolls and fine art. There will be jewelry treasures as well as food items, including Kim Vernon’s truffles and Dot Kirkham’s coconut cake, made from a recipe handed down for more than a hundred years.
Several well-known local artists, including Denny Rose, Glessie Drake, Brenda Richey, Cathy Rutherford , Jeanine Malaney, Peggy Cotton and others, have come forth with donations. However, no one will know until the day of the auction all the items that will be up for bid. In the past there have been small appliances, silver items, home decor, spa packages, gift certificates, lodging and much more.
The Homemakers organization is a monthly gathering of women who are interested in making the lives of their families and their community more livable. There are no dues or membership requirements beyond being a woman who wants to be involved.
Each meeting includes a covered dish lunch and either speakers or a hands-on community project.
This one fund-raiser every July results in contributions to some of the most needy non-profit efforts. Last year, the group raised over $2.200 at this special event.