Auctioneer George Magnochi will be the voice you hear sing-song-ing over the pleasant hubbub of happy diners Saturday, Nov 19, as the community gathers for the 14th annual pie auction. Tickets are $15 a person; reservations recommended.Reserve at (425) 333-4152 or online at snovalleysenior.org.
The Board family began the pie auction back in 1997 as a means to raise funds for the local senior center. Still involved today, Dawn Board chairs the pie auction and organizes the volunteers. “They just love coming back and supporting the seniors. It’s a tradition for a lot of families in town.” The pie auction has grown tremendously each year and this year Dawn estimates they’ll auction off about 150 pies that night.
“It’s a ton of fun and a great night out for the family, plus you take home pies.”
The auction piggy-backs on a monthly fundraising dinner that volunteer chair Adriana Armstrong and her crew of volunteers put on.
Known as the “Steak Dinner,” the dinner that night is a choice of baby back ribs or Dijon-walnut encrusted salmon – a full meal – for a reasonable $15. There are two seatings for the dinner, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
The fundraising events are especially important to the senior center this year as it undergoes a significant remodel. The event will be held at Carnation Elementary School, using the center’s own tables and chairs. Generously sponsored by Puget Sound Energy, and run entirely by volunteers, all of the proceeds from both the dinner and that homemade wild blackberry pie you take home will go to support the programs, services, and yes, remodel of the Sno-Valley Senior Center. Come prepared to bid high and often, as the competition can run fierce for particular bakers or flavors.