Photo by Ralph Stewart
Fun for food
With all the silent auctions held on this Island, it is always fun to see what new items are donated and what items remain favorites of bidders. At the Sept. 30, Vineyard Committee on Hunger fundraiser at Outerland, there were lots of items filling the upper section of the club. A shiny gas barbecue grill with all the attachments attracted many bids, as did the beautiful painting, "Lobsterville Sunset," by Ellen McCluskey. The Times was well represented with five different auction items donated by writers and staff such as a photo illustration on canvas by contributing photographer, Alan Brigish; two bird walks with columnist and bird expert, E. Vernon Laux; Astrology columnist
Arlan Wise offered her services for a personal reading; and Calendar editor Anna Marie D'Addarie donated a hand-woven shawl.
A display case with beautiful jewelry was buzzing with bidders. Cape Air offered two round-trip tickets to Boston and Dick Sherman offered a flight on his Warbird plane. Open for bidding were dinners at l'ètoile and Le Grenier restaurants, spa treatments, rooms at hotels and B&Bs, electrician's services, chiropractic visits, massages, and even a hearing test.
DJ Steve McCullough kept the music going, but most of the activity wasn't on the dance floor but rather around the silent auction tables.