A ‘Night at the Museum’
Despite what looked like miserable weather, the tent set up in the beautiful garden of the Colby-Curtis Museum was full for its annual summer fundraiser. Around one hundred and ten guests attended the Soiree which included a ‘dinatoire’ of fancy hors d-oeuvres, beverages and a live Jazz trio. “We were very pleased with the results. Even though it was pouring while we were setting things up and at the beginning of the dinner, around 5:40 the rain stopped suddenly. The guests were good sports with their umbrellas, but they were happy when the rain stopped,” said the museum’s Director and Curator, Chloe
Southam. At least $15,000 was raised with the event.
The evening also included a live auction, carried out by local artist Charles Peacock, and a silent auction, both of which raised a considerable amount of money for the museum. One of the top prizes that was bid on live, a gourmet dinner for eight in a home at the side of Lake Memphremagog, went for a whopping $1000!
With the fundraiser at the museum and tour guides on hand, dinner guests also had the chance to tour Carrollcroft and its several exhibitions during the evening. “We had some good comments that it was nice to hold the event at the museum for a change,” added Ms. Southam.
“I’d like to thank the organizing committee, the Board members, staff and volunteers who helped prepare the event. It’s a lot of work and we couldn’t hold events like this without them,” she concluded.
The tent was full during last Saturday’s Soiree at the ColbyCurtis Museum.
Auctioneer Charles Peacock at the microphone while young volunteers watch the bidding.