Monday, November 28, 2016
Town & Country 'Awesome Auction' Raises $33K for Durham Charities
The Town & Country Garden Club of Durham blew out all fundraising expectations at its rollicking 2016 "Awesome Auction."
The Auction was held Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016, at the Hope Valley Country Club. About 210 attendees came out for the lunch and auction to bid and buy scores of gifts and items. Categories included: Auction Gallery (jewelry, art, specialty), Pantry (edibles), Holiday Shop, Event Parties, as well as the Live Auction.
Gross proceeds from the 2016 T&C Awesome Auction totaled $33,000, a 35% increase over last year, and exceeded predictions from Awesome Auction co-chairs Fran Cullen and Paige Ward.
Durham community organizations to benefit from the garden club's prior auctions have included the Museum of Life and Science, Durham Public Schools Hub Farms, scholarships to NC Beautiful, and many others.
Photos by T&C Garden Club President