Tropical Storm Hannah arrived the morning of Red Wiggler’s long-planned annual fund-raising event. Possible disaster was averted with a one-day postponement that allowed us to have a beautiful and successful event. Sept. 7 brought mild weather and a sunny day for the supper under the big tent and a busy auction scene in the barn. Thanks to the resilience of our many friends, donors and sponsors, we raised close to $25,000 to support our programs for people with developmental disabilities, youth, the environment and all our community building activities.
This year’s auction featured several firsts: a record of over 150 donations of artwork, crafts, merchandise, personal services and unique experiences; as well as an online “silent” auction process that generated enthusiastic bidding until we went “live” in the barn. We look forward to future years using the online auction to reach out into the community. If you are interested in seeing what items “went for” follow this link to the auction web site
Special thanks to Board member Nancy Everett and Debra Graugnard for their skilled coordination of every aspect of the harvest supper and auction. We gratefully acknowledge Whole Foods Kentlands, which prepared our vegetarian supper with produce from Red Wiggler and skillfully handled the one-day delay. Our thanks to the Engle-Pratt Family Band who regaled us with musical entertainment throughout the evening. There were over 25 volunteers who assisted with various aspects of the event- a hearty thanks to all who gave time to make the event a real success.
Finally- we have just launched our new and improved web site! please have a look- www.redwiggler.org