Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Home for the Holidays Fundraising Dinner and Auction

Auction item: creative re-use of cast-offs which find new life as a stylish table lamp. One of a kind by Kevin French of Colrain.

The Colrain Historical Society joins the Friends of the Griswold Memorial Library in this bi-annual benefit dinner and auction.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Pork Dinner
7:00 p.m.: Auction
Colrain Community Church, 306 Main Road, Colrain

Sharon Call will preside over the kitchen, producing her delectable pork dinner, with squash, mashed potatoes, apple crisp and trimmings. Reservations for the dinner, which costs $12, can be made until December 1 by calling Joan McQuade at 413-624-3453.

During dinner, items for both silent and main auction may be viewed, and bids may be cast for silent auction items. Auctioneer Doug Wilkins will preside over the floor auction, beginning at 7 p.m.

Donations to both auctions are being sought now: antiques in good condition,vintage clothing, crafts by local artisans, paintings by local artists, goods and services from local providers. If you find something in the attic someone might treasure, contact Belden Merims, belden37@verizon.net, 624-3453, or Ellen Weeks, weeks@umass.edu, 624-5137. No electronics or plastic, please.

Come for the food, for the fun and surprises. And come to support these important institutions in our community.

Auction item: one of a kind piece made from found objects by John Sendelbach, Metal and Stone Arts in Shelburne Falls.

Auction item: antique inkwell
 Also to be auctioned are:
   Paintings and prints
   Crafted items by local artisans, including items by some of the Crafts of Colrain artists
   Catered dinner party for four by Tim Slowinski
   Certificates for local services
   Cherished antiques and collectibles
   Ever popular home-baked goods (including Robin Hartnett's famous pecan rolls)
   Other tasty edible, such as honey, maple syrup, and hard cider
   And lots more too numerous to mention!


for the return of the bi-annual holiday dinner and Home for the Holidays Auction, which we will co-sponsor as a benefit for CHS and the Griswold Memorial Library on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Colrain Community Church.

We’re looking for donated items for the auction and for the silent auction: Grandma’s antique rocker, the Bennington crock in your attic, a flat of sticky buns, a delivered cord of dry wood, and of course that Rembrandt you don’t know what to do with.

If you’ve got something. or an idea, call Ellen Weeks at 624-5137 or email her at eweeks@umext.umass.edu or call Joan McQuade at 624-8818.

The raven statue pictured above was donated to the 2013 HFTH Auction by JH Sherburne's Serious Whimzy Gallery.