Sunday, August 30, 2009

T2T Auction -- the BIG Day!

Friday morning we gathered to set up tables and chairs

and arrange all the treasures in the gorgeous, big white tent.

'Mingos on parade to welcome our guests.

At 4:30 the wine tasting began with Jan once
again bringing some fine wines from Good Sport.
The pomegranate one was especially nice!

And while our guests sampled wines and munchies,
the Bandanas -- sisters Rosie, Bev & Barb -- entertained.

The auction began a bit after 6:00, the rain stayed away
and I became too wrapped up in the bidding
excitement to take any more pictures!

I'll check with Sharon tomorrow and we'll figure out the total amount we have to donate to Komen for the Cure. I'm hoping we can match last year's total, but I have a feeling the amount will be down somewhat. The economy and the fire that destroyed North Star Foods have been hard on the finances of many of our local people. On a lighter note, though, we had new guests from Mantorville, Kasson, Chatfield, Plainview and Rochester, and some of them commented that they would return next year and bring along a lot of friends! And that's a real good thing!