On Friday, June 11, the Fulton Family YMCA will be hosting their 5th annual gala auction at the Fulton Polish Home. The theme this year is â€œAccentuate the Yâ€ and area artists have decorated a variety of accent tables for the event. Many of them are on display throughout the community.
Doors open at 6:30 pm and the auction will begin at 8:00 pm. Besides the wonderfully creative pieces of furniture, there will be smaller items for silent auction, including many pieces by Sandy Clift and Floyd Kelly. There will also be raffles of themed gift baskets, including one with items made by YMCA members.
Amy Robbins of 93Q will serve as emcee for this yearâ€™s event and Dan Bachelor will be the auctioneer. Food is again by Carol Fox with sweets by Theresa Broderick and Jen Patterson. Music will be provided by Matt Vicanti and friends.
According to Elizabeth Fadden, Executive Director of the Fulton Family, â€œArea business and individuals have been extraordinarily generous again this year. This yearâ€™s sponsors include A&E Transport Services; Babcock Oil Co.; Burkeâ€™s Home Center; C&C Metal Fabricators; Canalview Travel Services; Chirello Advertising; Critical-Vac Filter Co.; Dennis Hawthorne, Jr., Esq.; Eastern Shore Associates Insurance; Empower Federal Credit Union; Family Chiropractic Office; Fosterâ€™s Funeral Home; Dr. Frank Fruce; Fulton Savings Bank; Hairitage; Hannibal Village IGA; HSBC Bank USA, NA; Isbell and Son Drainage; Johnstonâ€™s Propane; MetLife; Mimiâ€™s Drive In; NAPA Auto Parts; Oswego Valley Insurance Agency; Pathfinder ?Bank; Pinnacle Dental Group; Technical Sales Solutions and Karen Crisifulli. Red Brick Pub/Dowdâ€™s Flower Shop is a new sponsor this year and we regretfully misidentified them in a previous release. We also have partial or in-kind sponsors Kingâ€™s Rubbish Removal, Studio 115 and Design Accents. This truly is a community event!â€
Featured at the auction will be the locally favorite artists who have been with us each year: Amy Johnston; Amy Ambuske; Janet Weldin; Lisa Davis; Margaret Rusaw; Tammy Wood; Meanie Taylor; Muggins LaGrou; Michelle McClave; Sean Collins; Laureen Whitney; Bev Isbell; and Kelly Niccoli.
We also have some new and returning artist. Anna Clarke, Mike Holloway, Betsy Bonnie and Ben Jarrett have returned to paint beautiful, whimsical pieces and Betty Green, Meagan Quirk, Cheri Pafumi, and Nick Toscano, have added different styles.â€
Pre-sale tickets are available at the Fulton YMCA, 715 W. Broadway and at the door the night of the event.