MOULTONBOROUGH — Silent and live auctions will be held at the Moultonborough Lions Club on Saturday, May 30, to benefit the Lakes Region Food Pantry. Every dollar taken in will be used to support the food pantry, purchase food items to keep the food pantry shelves stocked, and purchase vouchers for our clients.
Donated items are needed for this auction. Local residents and businesses can support this effort by donating items to be auctioned such as gift certificates, new merchandise, handmade crafts or art work, used furniture or household items in very good condition, antiques, and any other items that are valuable enough to be included in a silent or live auction.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept used mattresses, appliances (small or large), computer or stereo equipment, exercise equipment, televisions, or television entertainment centers. A good rule of thumb when donating to a charity auction is to ask, "Is this something I would give to a friend? If not, please don't donate it to charity."
Businesses and individuals are also encouraged to be creative by donating services (e.g. cleaning time, landscaping hours, baked goods), dinner for 2 or 4 at their home, boat rides or motorcycle rides, or any other type of exciting recreational items. "Like" the Lakes Region Food Pantry on Facebook to view photos of some of the auction items.
The live auction will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. The doors will be opened at 4:30 p.m. for preview and food will be available. More than 230 items will be auctioned in the balloon, silent and live auctions. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with 50% of the proceeds going to one lucky winner.
Any businesses or individuals who have one or more items they are willing to donate to this very worthwhile cause are asked to call Kate and Mike Lancor (476-8409) or (204-8409), or Amy Norton (986-0357). Arrangements can be made to pick up donated items in advance.
The Lakes Region Food Pantry (LRFP) opened its doors in January 2013 and is currently located on Whittier Highway in the village area of Moultonborough. LRFP serves individuals and families from throughout the Lakes Region including Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Meredith, Sandwich, Tuftonboro and Laconia.