November 2023 Directors Letter

Director’s Letter– November

Thank You!

Thank you so much to all of those who attended the Sno-Valley Senior Center Harvest Festival Dinner & Auction at Remlinger Farms on Friday, October 13! Whether you donated an item, volunteered, came in-person, or bid online, you had an impact. We are still waiting for final numbers to share, but we do know that it will be one of our most successful auctions to date!

We really appreciate the committee who helped plan this event: Alison Cook, Dawn Simmons, Glenda Surdam, Mary Myers, Sue Beauvais, and Jane Hartwell. We also received a lot of support from our Auctioneer, Jay Fiske, the event Emcee, Brian Trendlar, and our Event Coordinator, Claire Foster.

Our set-up and decorating crew did a wonderful job turning a more casual restaurant space, into a beautiful harvest-themed venue. As people walked through Remlinger Farms for lunch, we received nothing but glowing comments about how nice everything looked.

The Registration & Check-in/Check-out group of volunteers did a wonderful job with a software that was new to them, and not as intuitive as we hoped. They kept the lines moving and worked hard to make sure the data entry was accurate.

The volunteers’ selling pumpkins, golden raffle tickets, and wine did excellent! We sold almost every single item in the silent auction and Paula & Brian kept everything organized and ready to go at the end of the night. Our greeters, assistants, bid recorders, and spotters were organized and personable.

The dessert dash was a wonderful addition to the event, and a big thank you to Dawn Simmons who coordinated and helped to bake almost every dessert. That section alone brought in over $5,000 to the event.

Many of our volunteers also worked on procurement, with the silent and live auction items bringing in a record number raised. We also had new volunteers joining us for the first time, who stepped into the rush of the event wonderfully.

Thank you again to everyone who made this event possible, especially Remlinger Farms for hosting us!

We’ve got several more events coming up before the end of the year, including the Annual Pie Auction & Steak Dinner on Saturday, November 18. We’ll be making baking calls here soon!

Next Board Meeting is Monday, November 6 at 5:30pm.

As always, if you have questions, comments, or concerns please call me at  425-333-4152 ext 1 or email kiraa@soundgenerations.org.