ROCKLAND — “Trekkers invites you to mark your calendars, get your shopping shoes on, and join them for a great Community Auction Fundraiser,” said Trekkers, in a news release.
Now in its tenth year, this event helps students fundraise towards their annual dues and support programs for local 7th - 12th grade students.
This year, there are a few changes: it will take place at the Rockland Elks Club for the very first time. There will also be extended hours, a Buy it Now sale, and FREE entry (no passed food this year, but there will still be a pie sale)! Masks are required.
Saturday, October 23 at the Rockland Elks Club
10 a.m. Doors open
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. “Buy It Now” sale
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Silent Auction
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Live Auction (hosted by Bruce Gamage of Gamage Antiques)
Hundreds of items will be up for bid or to buy, from gift certificates to local stores to unique travel experiences and the big-ticket item, in thanks to Fisher Engineering, the Fisher® ½ Ton EZ-V Plow, valued at $7,020.
Also featured will be include the South Africa Photo Safari, artwork, services, jewelry, outdoor items and travel experiences, gift certificates for lodging, fitness and restaurants, and more. Raffles will begin the week before.
All info and updates will be posted on the Facebook Event page here.
This community event is made possible by the support of local businesses, including lead sponsors, First National Bank and First National Wealth Management, Fuller Chevrolet, Maine Coast Petroleum Inc., Central Maine Power, Adventure Advertising, naretiv, Horch Roofing and Advocate supporter, O’Hara Corporation. The following businesses have also supported our youth programs throughout last year’s challenges – special thanks to Lyman-Morse, The Grasshopper Shop of Rockland, Fisher Engineering, Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital, Dead River Company, Cape Air, Ocean Pursuits, Bay Chiropractic Center, and Hedstrom Electric.
For over 25 years, non-profit organization Trekkers has been dedicated to helping young people thrive. Through its unique six-year mentoring and expeditionary learning program, research shows programs help increase students’ resiliency, relationship-building, and aspirations for the future. To learn more, visit the website at trekkers.org.