Auction grosses over $8,000 for school
Bet on Eagle Rock Multi –Age was the theme for Eagle Rock’s auction this year. And, did the “betting” or should I say “bidding” ever come through, the night of the auction. Eagle Rock grossed over $8,000 from the auction.
Brooke Swart did an absolutely amazing job of planning the Eagle Rock auction. She worked for months, preparing for this event and it really paid off. She had an entire team of volunteers helping her. There are too many volunteers to list each of their names. A few of the key volunteers were Chris McInnis, Dusty Locke, Marie Tracy, the Schaffer family, the Ward family, Amy Falodia, Katie Klooster and Laura Mills.
Laura did all of the decorations for the evening. She transformed the lower level of Holy Innocents Church into a lovely and respectable mini Las Vegas. The color theme of the evening was red, black and white. Each person who purchased a ticket was given $500 in chips to “gamble” with. For a lot of the attendees, this was their first exposure to Vegas-style gambling.
However, the staff of ACES, A Casino Event of Seattle, made it a fun and enjoyable learning experience. In the end, everyone won because of the exuberant atmosphere.
Everywhere you looked, there were incredible items to purchase. There were tables and tables of silent auction items, beautiful handmade class projects and a table of desserts for the Dessert Dash that made your mouth water.
There were even some of Mrs. Harris’s famous “BIG” cookies. A favorite with the students at Eagle Rock, and with the parents, if they are lucky enough to have students that will share a bite of their cookie. Mrs. Harris is the director of Eagle Rock Multi-Age and she also teaches 4th and 5th grade.
Mr. Personality, Danny Edwards of Edward Jones in Duvall, was the perfect MC/auctioneer for the evening. He attended the event with his beautiful wife, Christina.
A special thanks to the following, amazing businesses, who sponsored tables at the auction. The auction could not have been so successful without their sponsorship and support.
Duvall Family Drugs, Kari VanderHouwen
Edward Jones, Bert Mills
Hood Canal Press, Cathy & Rob Tiffany, www.hoodcanalpress.com.
Irwin Reality, Christi Irwin
John L. Scott, Leann Barrett
Landscriber LLC, Mark Ward
Legal Shield, Tom Brush
NW Performance Dogs, Pat Murphy
Urban Chic Salon, Shawna Mock
The amazing food was catered by Shawn Gilreath of the Rustic Pie Company. Rustic Pie Company is a catering company, and they opened a micro bakery in Duvall on November 12th. Stop by and check them out.
Last but certainly not least, Jolene and Charlie of Match Coffee and Wine in Duvall, attended the event, accompanied by dozens of bottles of their tempting wines. They sold wine by the glass which was tremendously enjoyed by all.
Special Note: Eagle Rock Multi-Age is a public school in Duvall, grades K-5th. It is a small campus and only has 78 students. Because there are so few openings each year, the registration process includes a lottery system.