Bid Big, Laugh Loud to benefit Trekkers
Owls Head — Trekkers, a nonprofit outdoor-based youth mentoring organization, is putting together a Bid Big, Laugh Loud auction event for Saturday night, Nov. 9, at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. New this year, the event will include the humor of Maine’s own Tim Sample following the auction portion of the evening.
The auction preview will begin at 6 p.m. After a brief introduction by Sample, auctioneer Bruce Gamage will start the bidding, with live and silent auctions running from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The live auction will include some choice items such as six-day African safari packages for two, including lodging, all meals and two daily game viewing activities with Zulu Nyala Lodge in South Africa; a ride for two in a 1933 Waco biplane at the Owls Head Transportation Museum; a signed and framed copy of “One Today” by Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco; a signed print by local artist Ronald Frontin; lift tickets; artwork from local artists; and gift certificates for golf, karate, horseback riding and seafood, along with many other items to help get holiday shopping off to a great start.
Following the auction, the crowd will be entertained by Sample’s wit and humor beginning at 8:30 p.m. Widely acknowledged to be New England's premier native humorist, Sample was born and raised in Maine and has never lived (or for that matter wanted to live) anywhere other than the Pine Tree State. Charles Kuralt dubbed him "Maine's humorist laureate."
The evening will combine fantastic auction items, delicious desserts and a hilarious evening with Sample, all to benefit Trekkers’ students. The proceeds will be directly applied to the students’ program fees. Admission to the auction is free, and for those who attend the auction portion of the evening, there will be no additional charge for Sample’s performance. For those arriving after 8 p.m., there will be a $10 per person charge. There also will be an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet for $5, with more than 80 desserts to choose from.
For more information regarding the Trekkers’ auction event, contact Jenni Brooks at email@example.com or 594-5095. Trekkers is a nonprofit outdoor-based mentoring program focused on connecting young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. Trekkers serves seventh through 12th grade students from the communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston. To learn more, visit trekkers.org.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.