Big support for local shelter
The Frontier Animal Society’s annual art auction was a success last Sunday, raising around $1,700 to help pay the heating and electricity expenses at the shelter in Ogden. “We had a good turnout and people seemed to be having a lot of fun. We saw quite a few new faces this year and the ‘bidding couch’ really kept things going. Enough can’t be said about our auctioneer, Phil Desormeaux, and his abilities. He kept everyone laughing and spending money,” commented Mary Rolland, one of the organizers.
Several local artists donated art for the auction, including wood sculptor Debbie Everett from Way’s Mills who donated two sculptures which were snapped up quickly. Gary Macdonald, from Bulwer, donated a beautiful and unusual painting of the Capelton Bridge that was painted with coffee.
Ogden resident Linda Keymer had a wonderful and generous idea for the auction. Apparently a very good cook, she volunteered to prepare and serve a full course meal, includ- -ing wine, to a party of six at her beautiful home. That culinary experience was auctioned off for a whopping $253, bought by Michael-roy Hager, the owner of the local boutique Terre Mere Midgarden.
“We very much appreciated the generosity of all those who donated items for the auction and of those who attended,” concluded Mrs. Rolland.
Auctioneer Phil Desormeaux did a marvelous job of selling the items and reminding the audience about the beneficiaries of the auction which was held at the Haskell Free Library, last Sunday. He is being helped here by Brenda Dezan.