The Conservation Center's annual silent auction at Cherry Days is coming up on July 4. The auction is open online at www.theconservationcenter.org for early bidding and will remain open online until Monday, July, 1 at 2 p.m.
Bid early, or simply study the auction items so you'll know what to look for when the auction opens on Thursday, July 4, after the Cherry Days Parade. You will find it in Paonia Town Park under the big white tent.
Area individuals and businesses have donated generously to offer a wide range of items and services. You can bid on exceptionally big items: a Subaru Loyale, 1994, with push-button four-wheel drive or a SunMar composting toilet. Check out the outdoor gear which includes Coleman sleeping bags, tent and chairs or Fisher and Scott flyrods. You will find an assortment of massage and bodywork therapies. How about a group class in primitive fire-making, or a punch card for African dance classes? Bid on a guitar and classes to go with it or a session of baking in a traditional brick oven. Area artists have contributed lots of artwork including paintings, pottery, jewelry and ironwork. Local orchards and farms have donated produce boxes, organic garlic, apples, tomatoes and meats.
The silent auction is a fundraiser for The Conservation Center. Funds raised are used to support all of their work, from water and energy to public lands and recycling. This year, proceeds will be used to fund the OSM/AmeriCorps VISTA program, a program which will support the development of the Paonia River Park. Through the OSM/AmeriCorps VISTA program, the Conservation Center has been able to bring bright and energetic recent college graduates to our community to do important work.
The Western Slope Environmental Resource Council has been working in Delta County since 1977 to build an active and aware community to protect and enhance the lands, air, water and wildlife of the lower Gunnison watershed.
For more information contact the Conservation Center silent auction Coordinator, Lynn Ruoff, at 527-5307 ext. 207.blog comments powered by Disqus