After a hiatus in 2018, the auction returned to the annual tree lighting with some amazing prizes. Several vehicles stood shoulder to shoulder -- or would that be wheel to wheel -- with amazing art pieces. A new Nordic from Lusch Motors and a large helicopter from Shergood Aviation were the top earners among the vehicles, with pieces from Cica Ghost, Trinity Yazimoto, Bryn Oh, and Evola Courtois dominating the artwork. There were even some amazing gaming materials, and two -- count 'em, two -- 1024m Bay City parcels donated by Mitch Merricks!
In the auction, we raised a total of L$139,225: a new high over any of our previous auctions.
That's not all, however. In addition to the auction, we had donation bins throughout the fairgrounds. These bins were available not only during the tree lighting, but also at the lighted boat parade, the skate party, and the prim drop, as well as any time someone came to the fairgrounds.
The donation bins took in an additional L$104,100 in total donations, making for a grand total of…
Our previous record was set 2017, where we raised L$185,406 for the entire season. So, once again, we broke our previous record!
Good job, everyone!
Reporter Marianne McCann