Fred and Karen Hulting, Auction Co-Chairs
This year’s UUCM Auction was a big success, with great participation from the church and over $25,000 raised for our general fund. It was great to see over 85 people attend the in-person and online auction events, where 68 bidders won the 120 items donated by 57 members and friends.
Our donors and bidders are critical to a successful auction. But the event would never happen without a large group of volunteers. Brian Zais directed the live music, and Marc Doepner-Hove was our auctioneer. Paul Winchester and Sam Brandt performed the live music with Brian, and Stacy Doepner-Hove assisted with online bidding. The food and drink was provided by Ben and Shelley Kyriagis, Jackie and Steve Zimmerman, Janna and Steve Sundby, and Melissa and Noel Martinson. Mary Cotton chose the theme and decorated the church. The tech team included Wayne Schneider, Jim Pace, and Janna Sundby. Bob Dachelet and Steve Levin served as greeters. Stef Bell-Egge and Faye LaVigne helped manage the live and silent auction, and Allison Laura published our communications. We want to thank all of them for playing an important role in the auction.
We’ll see you next year!
And of course a TREMENDOUS thank you to Karen & Fred for all of the organization and coordination!