Big sup­port for lo­cal shel­ter

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

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.

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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.

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