A one-week stay at a two-bedroom rustic cottage on Damariscotta Lake, a dozen lobsters, works by local artists, creation of a will, and various furniture items and gift certificates are among the many items that will be offered at a silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the VFW Hall on Mill Street in Waldoboro.
The auction is part of a benefit supper put on by Community Friends of Broad Bay, which will feature four kinds of soup, breads, beverages, and a variety of pies. The supper will run from 5-7 p.m. and the suggested donation for those over 5 years of age is $12. Those ages 4 and 5 cost $5 and those age 3 and under will be admitted free.
Each item in the silent auction will have a starting bid, and interested persons will write down their bids and phone numbers. Winners will be announced an hour after the start of the meal; if they are not present, they will be contacted that evening or soon thereafter.
Valerie Greene and Anne Wooster have donated artwork, and Tim Klimpton, an attorney with Gallagher, Villeneuve, & DeGeer PLLC, has donated his legal services for helping a winning bidder create a simple testamentary will. Antique dealer Christina MacDonald has given antique furniture, including a drop-leaf table, a blanket chest, a painted dresser, and lamps. Several businesses are offering gift certificates, including Barstow Farm, Spear’s Farm, and Dow Furniture.
Other items in the auction include a Cuisinart blender, brass candelabra, brass candlesticks, a vintage cookie jar, and an almost-new massage table.
All proceeds from the meal and auction will go to Broad Bay Congregational UCC’s “A Place for All” capital campaign. The church, located at 941 Main St. in Waldoboro, so far has raised about $393,000 in its effort to raise $500,000, making it eligible for $250,000 in matching money from the National Fund for Sacred Places.
For more information on the dinner and auction or on Broad Bay and the capital campaign, call the church office at 832-6898 or go to broadbaychurch.org.