Press release

7th Annual Eastern Sierra Community Auction hosted by the Bishop United Methodist Church. – A Fundraiser for the Church’s Community Services, SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018

The 7th annual Eastern Sierra Community Auction night is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church Community Center, 205 N. Fowler St. This will be a free and entertaining evening of desserts, appetizers, coffee and door prizes with both a live auction and silent auction. Curt Van Nest will be the night’s professional auctioneer and Chuck Kilpatrick will be the master of ceremonies.

Food table Beautiful refreshments

Event organizers are encouraging everyone to put the night on your calendar now so as not to miss out on the fun. There will be lots of free door prizes to win and many wonderful items to bid on. Credit cards will be accepted. Please call the church office at (760) 872-7701 in advance if you would like to make a childcare reservation.

The proceeds from this event will help benefit operating costs for United Methodist sponsored community projects. These much-needed community services include the Soup Kitchen which feeds the hungry; the Shower Ministry which provides hot showers for the homeless; the Friendship Center which provides respite care for people suffering from Alzheimers and dementia; and the Spirit of Recovery which supports local community members who are recovering from drug addiction and alcoholism. In addition, 10% of the evenings proceeds will be donated to support the National Wounded Warrior Center in partnership with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra.

Pastor Erin McPhee on left Ann Strohm right Toro Electric Blower and Vacuum donated by True Value Hardware

Pastor Erin McPhee on left-Ann Strohm right-Toro Electric Blower and Vacuum donated by True Value Hardware

If you have something to donate for the auction, it would be greatly appreciated. Both local businesses and individuals can donate and support these important community programs. Suggestions for donations include gift certificates, merchandise, free services, lessons, time shares or any other items that could be auctioned; please contact the Methodist Church office at (760) 872-7701 or John Camphouse at (760) 873-8354.

There will be free door prizes awarded throughout the evening and attendees will have an opportunity to view the items before the auction begins. Among the many wonderful auction items are original artwork by Roy Mendenhall, art lessons for two from local artist Linda Arnold, a salmon dinner and stargazing evening for four, wine baskets, and a collection of gifts for the pampered pooch. A more extensive list will soon be published and made available online at Organizers have noted that everyone in our Eastern Sierra community is welcome to come and enjoy an evening of fun, laughs, good food and seeing old friends and meeting new friends.

For more information and questions, or to reserve child care, please call the Methodist Church office at (760) 872-7701 or contact the office by e-mail at [email protected].


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