Thank you Auction Committee, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and to everyone who attended for making our 12th Annual Wet & Wild Auction an absolute success, despite high water trying to flood us out! We raised $65,000! The Auction kicked off our Lakeside Pavilion Campaign to build a state of the art education building to replace our current one.

Under the seasoned leadership of Auction Committee President, Merry Tobin, who worked diligently to plan and orchestrate this major fundraiser, we sported 114 silent auction items, 15 live items, and 215 guests! The fine fare was presented by the Narrows Restaurant, and the music provided by Orlando Phillips. Special thanks to the bartenders, Stacy, Rodney and Greg, as they were busy pouring for everyone!

From left: Katey Nelson, Susan Vianna, Kate Halla, Susan Hale, Merry Tobin, Megan Rosendale, Howard Bernstein, Ellen Mitchell, Carolyn Case, Judy Wink, Janet Hannsz, Vicki Paulas. Not shown: Gail Ruppe.

Omitted but not forgotten on our Sponsor Recognition Board were Osprey Level Sponsors Dolores and Jimmy Reyna and Terrapin Level Sponsors Nick and Kathy Deoudes. Some lucky winners include Carl Tenner, who won the pre-auction raffled Winspire Trip to Costa Rica, and Margie Reedy who won our 50/50 Raffle Blinkie Game. All in all, our Wet & Wild Auction was a huge success thanks to everyone involved and did much to bolster the coffers of CBEC! Thank you again!

– Judy Wink, Executive Director