Something for Everyone

Have you ever spent a Saturday afternoon making homemade ice cream by turning a crank while a barbershop quartet serenades you and people all around you have been happily bidding on auction items that include a ride on a fire truck, a lesson from a makeup artist who has worked with some of the best known names in Hollywood, artisan bread from one of Seattle’s finest bakeries, gourmet natural sodas, premium garden compost, and brailling services?

There’s more.

You’ll be able to pet puppies in training for Guide Dogs for the Blind. And—ferry traffic between Edmonds and Kingston will pass by the picture windows of the South County Senior Center, where the Louis Braille School’s 2009 Annual Benefit Auction takes place along the waterfront.

When you join us on Saturday, March 21st, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, you can participate in both a silent and live auction. Enjoy a fragrant slice of Pagliacci’s pizza with the waters of Puget Sound just yards away. The day will be memorable, the items up for auction will be varied and useful, and your participation will serve to support the Louis Braille School’s heartfelt and productive approach to educating blind and partially sighted children:

The purpose of education for our children is the same
as it is for all children. It is to learn to live and love,
to lead full and joyful lives, and ultimately to use
one’s education and talents in the service of others.

For an example of a Louis Braille School experience, read our recent blog article, “Watching Things Grow.”

The 2009 Louis Braille School Benefit Auction
Saturday, March 21, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Live auction follows the silent auction.

220 Railroad Avenue – on the waterfront

Plenty of Parking Available at two large lots within easy walking distance:

Edmonds Bay Building, 51 West Dayton Street

Harbor Square, 120 West Dayton Street

Descriptions and images of auction items will be placed on the website as the auction date nears.

Auction Preview

Dairy Products Delivered to Your Door
Once a week for a month, Markmoo man standing by truck
Hanberg, the “Moo Man,” will deliver fresh dairy products from Smith Brothers Farms to your door. Select from milk, whipping cream and half & half, eggs and butter, Yami yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, and cottage chesse, and Tillamook cheeses. Also available are fruit juices, coffee products, soy milk, and cookie dough. Mark will leave the items in an insulated porch box which he will supply, so you need not be home when he arrives. Delivery area: East to Highway 99; West to Puget Sound; North to 196th; South to Holman Road/105th in Seattle.
Donor: Mark Hanberg
Value: $54