Ottawa County Club Red's 2012 gala “Black and White with a Splash of Red” will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 20, in the Catawba Island Club Pavilion.
Hors d'oeuvres will be served while partygoers bid on this year’s expanded silent auction and purchase tickets for a chance to win prizes on themed sideboards. Guests will be entertained by vocal sensation, Carmen Miller, and our local piano man, Greg Fox, before being served a seated gourmet dinner followed by a limited live auction.
This year’s Grand Raffle Prize is $1,500 in gas cards generously provided by Friendship Food Stores.
Local businesses and generous private citizens have responded to the call to support the American Red Cross and the valuable programs and services it provides to the residents and visitors of Ottawa County.
The following is a sampling of the live auction items that attendees will be bidding for:
• Vacation condo in Key Colony Beach, Fla., — The Stouffer Family and the Catawba Island Club
• Original oil painting, “ East Wind” and first-time abstract created just for “Black & White with a Splash of Red” by local artist Rick Dziak
• Freedom Boat Club, one-year membership, plus extras
• Golf for four, including clinic with pro, Ben Moore — The Stouffer Family and the Catawba Island Club
• Half-day sailing on the 35' Pooka with Tim McKenna, plus dinner at Nagoya
• Canadian Small Mouth Fishing Charter aboard the 34' Topaz Open Express, plus lunch at Rattlesnake Island Club — The Stouffer Family and the Catawba Island Club
• Sail aboard the Teaky Hut, a 47' Beneteau, for the Sept. 8 Burgee Bar Races with Jerald Cohen — an adventure for six people with extras
• For the Man Cave — Framed 35" x 45" Yuengling Mirror from Maple City Ice, plus two cases of that great beer
• “Bathing Beauties” — Catawba Dental/Gallery on Catawba, Dr. Gregory Hart, a three-dimensional piece by Ruth Peterson Jellema
A sample of great silent auction items:
• Ferguson's Gallery — Glass blowing experience;
• Crider Jewelry — Pandora Bracelet and charms
• Skipper Bud's — Two $500 gift certificates
• Bay Point — 2013 beach membership
• Beautiful nautical area rug from Young’s Carpet
• Schaffner Publications — Quarter page advertising
• WPCR/WPIB Radio — 100 60-second radio commercials
• Seaway Services — $350 gift certificate toward painting room/ceiling
• Golden i — Beautiful Sterling Bonn Bonn bracelet
• West Marine — Safety Equipment
• K & K — Basket of “Black and White” home items
• Happy Days Boating — Boat Safety Package
• GSE Jewelers — Beautiful ring and pendant chosen especially for this event
• Lata Stefano, DDS — Sonic Care gift basket
• Toft’s Ice Cream — 2 half gallons of ice cream per month for a year
• Avery's — Dinner for four, by reservation September 2012 through April 2013
• Cheesehaven — Delicious gift basket
• Kalahari — One-night stay for four in a Desert Room, including waterpark passes
• Terra College — Kindle Fire
• Bassett’s Grocery — Gift cards
All proceeds from this Red Cross event stay in Ottawa County.