OWLS HEAD — Get a jump start on holiday shopping and support Trekkers, too!, according to Trekkers, in a news release.
Trekkers will hold its 9th Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, October 26, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.
A $10 admission includes soft drinks, coffee, and homemade hor’s doeurves and sweets made by Trekkers’ parents. The silent auction bidding takes place from 5 - 7 p.m. with the live auction featuring auctioneer Bruce Gamage beginning at 7 p.m.
“With winter coming on, you might think about putting in your bid for the Fisher HT series 7 ½” HT Straight Blade plow valued at almost $6,000 and generously donated by Fisher Engineering, a lead sponsor of the event,” said Trekkers.
In addition to the plow, hundreds of silent and live auction items are available. Bid for a safari adventure, artwork, island getaways, services, jewelry, outdoor items and experiences, and gift certificates for lodging, fitness and restaurants.
Trekkers’ students are still collecting donations from local businesses. If you would like to make a donation to help local youth while promoting your business, contact the Trekkers office at 594.5095.
This event is made possible through the very generous support of lead sponsor Fuller Chevrolet – GMC Truck.
Supporting sponsors include Owls Head Transportation Museum, Applewood Dental; Brooks Trap Mill; Clean Bee Laundry; Eastern Tire & Auto Service; Edward Jones – Mike Curtis, Rockport; Epifanes NA, Inc.; FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars; First National Bank; First National Wealth Management; Glen Cove Dental Associates; Grasshopper Shop; Hannaford Supermarkets; Harbor Builders Associates; Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital; Hedstrom Electric; Horch Roofing; J. Edward Knight Insurance; Jeff’s Marine, Inc.; Lonza Rockland; Maine Coast Petroleum; Maritime Energy; Masters, Fowlie & Engelberg, CPAs, PA; Monhegan Boat Line; Mount Pleasant Dental Care; National Distributors; O’Hara Corporation; Ocean Pursuits; Renys; Rockland Savings Bank, FSB.; Schooner J&E Riggin; The Slipway; and Viking, Inc.
“Trekkers truly appreciates the generosity of all our sponsors and we encourage everyone to support these local businesses,” said the group.
For 25 years, Trekkers has been cultivating the inherent strengths of young people through the power of long-term mentoring relationships. Trekkers utilizes outdoor, experiential, and expeditionary education as a means of strengthening resiliency, raising aspirations, defining post-secondary goals, and increasing connections between young people and their communities.
Founded in 1994, Trekkers now serves 240 seventh through-twelfth-grade students from the Midcoast communities of Owls Head, Thomaston, South Thomaston, Rockland, Cushing and St. George. Recognizing that youth throughout Maine and beyond would benefit from the Trekkers model, the Trekkers Training Institute was founded in 2016 to provide training in Trekkers Youth Development Principles to youth development professionals and educators. Trekkers model program is now being implemented in eight communities in Maine and beyond.
Proceeds from the auction will go directly to supporting student dues so more youth in the community have the opportunity to benefit from Trekkers’ six-year community support network that helps young people navigate the transition to adulthood.
For more information go to www.trekkers.org; or contact the Trekkers office (207) 594-5095.