What a night – thank you, La Conner!

The food bank’s first annual fundraiser far exceeded our goals and expectations. Since this was our first annual event, we really did not know what to expect. But, every event must have a goal and a budget so we conservatively set our numbers at:

  • Attendance goal – 75 people
  • Donation goal – $2,500
  • Our operating budget – $1,000

The result, we blew those numbers out of the water. We estimate attendance between 180 and 200 people, our initial donation tally is $15,000 through donations, admission fees, and silent auction proceeds. We exceed our operating budget by approximately $250.

We did our best to make the night fun. The Lost Keys provided danceable 60’s and 70’s music (they donated their music), the silent auction provided friendly a bidding competition for items generously donated (see list below).

But fun doesn’t always equal success, so what made this event so successsful? Our only explaination is that community merchants, businesses and individuals understand the importance of the food bank and very generously support it.


Our Silent Auction Donors

To check out silent auction shops and businesses, click on the links (in blue) below.