Psssst…We’re having a shindig and you’re invited! It’s on Saturday, March 14th and it’ll be one for the (fake) books! Warren Olsen and his band will get the juice joint jumpin’ and we’ll all be puttin’ on the ritz at our very own church.
Now, this is a big operation, youse understand. We’re lookin’ for a little help on the side to grease the skids and make this the event that blows everyone’s socks right off.
So…we’re looking for some guys and dolls for the following jobs:
1. Speakeasy decorators, bartenders, food ideas and cashiers.
2. Live Auction Items: Donate, donate, donate! Dinners, Murder Mysteries, Sports Games, Gamblin’ (just kiddin’, nothing illegal of course (wink wink)).
3. Silent Sign-up Items: This year we’re mixing it up, like a Gin Rickey if you know what I mean. We’re looking for ORGANIZERS of local experiences that will be pre-paid by those who sign up.
For example: Amy is going to organize a trip to Nashoba Winery for wine tasting and snacks. Nashoba charges $25pp for this. I arrange transportation (cost is $10pp) and charge each person a total of
$60pp. Half the money will go to Nashoba/transport and the other half goes to the church. (This is ONLY an idea, no one has organized anything as of yet!)
What kind of things might you organize? Here are some ideas:
- Tickets and picnic dinner at Tanglewood
- Pizza and Bowling
- Cooking class at a place like Culinary Underground
- Lunch and tour of Isabella Stewart Gardner or other museum
We’d like to offer 10 of these kind of events for the silent sign-up.
TWO ways to know your onions and make sure this auction is the bee’s knees:
1. Amy MacDougall will be having a meeting at her house on Wednesday, January 22nd at 7 pm for all who are interested in attending and helping out with the deeds.
2. Email Amy at
(or call/text at 508-259-1993) with donations, silent sign-ups and to offer your help with any of the jobs we need done.
I’ll also put a poster up at church after the 22nd meeting. This’ll be a hip-to-the-jive, pos-i-lute-ly rip-roarin’ time!
- Amy MacDougall