Letter to the Editor: Thank you for all the support for the Trekkers Community Auction
For the editor:
We thank everyone who joined us for this year’s Community Auction – bidders, buyers, donors, volunteers and sponsors!
We held another successful Community Auction fundraiser at the Rockland Elks Club. In the Club’s spacious meeting room, groups of student Trekkers gathered, parents and guardians socialized, supporters chatted with staff, volunteers and alumni, and bidders from across the community bids on items from their favorite businesses. Once again, the highlight of the evening was watching the interaction between the auctioneer team Bruce and Becky Gamage and the students of Trekkers as they presented the auction items live. For the seventh consecutive year, the auction included a plow donated by Fisher Engineering.
Then there were the countless people and companies who showed up for the students by donating an item, volunteering time before or after the event, or bidding a long way. To those supporters present but not in person – thank you! You have also greatly made possible the success of this year.
A total of 54 families were fundraising. We had 75 bidders and raised $21,339.26. This is the first of three student fundraising events (in March our catalog fundraiser and in June the Trekkers 5K road race).
Many businesses and donors from across the community have generously contributed and made this success possible. We encourage everyone to consider visiting these businesses that support this community. Click here to see the full catalog with all contributing donors listed. We will also be posting a full list of donors on our @trekkersonline Facebook page this week.
Wishing you a beautiful fall season,
Executive Director, Trekkers
A special thank you to the 2022 corporate sponsors:
Machias Savings Bank, Spectrum, naretiv, Habor Road Veterinary Hospital, Steel-Pro Inc, First National Bank and First National Wealth Management, Adventure Advertising, Horch Roofing, The Grasshopper Shop, Bay Chiropractic Center, Monhegan Boat Line, Fisher Engineering, J. Edward Knight & Company, Dead River Company, Rockport Steel Inc., Lyman-Morse, Fiore, Cape Air, Taxes Plus, Thomaston Family Dentistry, Joe French’s Quality Car Care Inc, Allen Insurance and Financial, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Maine Coast Orthodontics, Lonza Rockland and O’Hara Corporation.
For more than 25 years, the non-profit organization Trekkers has been dedicated to helping young people thrive. Through its unique six-year mentoring and expeditionary learning program, research shows that the programs help increase students’ resilience, relationship building, and aspirations for the future. To learn more, visit the website at trekkers.org.