The Northwoods Children’s Museum (NCM) will hold its annual benefit auction Monday, Aug. 5, at Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River.
“At the request of our guests, the auction was moved to Monday evening. Typically, it was held on the first Tuesday of the month,” said Rouleen Gartner, executive director. “We will still have the fabulous food, raffles and auction items that past attendees have enjoyed.”
The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and silent auction. A light dinner buffet, including desserts and coffee, will be served beginning at 6 p.m. and be available throughout the silent auction. Julie Paez of REMAX Property Pros in Eagle River will be on hand to host the event. Guest auctioneer for the live auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. is Michael “Mike” Robillard, secretary of the Three Eagle Trail Foundation and manager of Tara Lila, LCC.
Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on more than 100 items that include a stocked wine fridge, stand up paddle board, unique furniture, electronics, antiques and collectibles, sporting goods, one-of-a-kind services and hand-crafted items made especially for NCM.
Items will be on display in the museum’s Celebration Room from Monday, July 29, through Sunday, Aug. 4. Interested individuals are welcome to visit the museum and preview items from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
“We look forward to this event every year,” said Gartner. “Not only is it a fun time, but it’s a great way to connect with our community and celebrate with our supporters.”
Event sponsors this year are TV-12, WRJO Radio, Eagle Waters Resort, Eagle Waste & Recycling Inc. and Merrill Lynch in Minocqua.
Tickets for the event are $25 each and may be obtained in advance at the museum, over the phone or online on the NCM website, www.NorthwoodsChildrensMuseum.com. Purchasing tickets in advance helps to streamline the registration process, but tickets will also be available at the door.
For more information or to purchase advance tickets, call the museum at (715) 479-4623; e-mail a request to info@NorthwoodsChildrensMuseum.com; visit the museum during business hours at 346 W. Division St. in Eagle River; or visit the museum’s website.