To the Community:

First of all, I want to thank everyone who supported this year’s Community Auction – bidders, buyers, donors, volunteers, and sponsors!

When we think of our annual Community Auction, cozy isn’t usually how we’d describe it, but this year it was. It was unlike any we’ve hosted in the past – guests were greeted by a giant Elk and a roaring (digital) fire at our new venue, the Rockland Elks Club. Items were spread out around the room and extended hours meant bidders could preview and bid without rushing. Students could play games in a separate room with the Program Director, Brandon Caron and in the evening, several alumni came back to bid in the live auction, making it feel at times like a happy reunion. It was one of the most comfortable, inviting auctions we’ve ever had!

All told, we had 74 bidders and raised $15,673. Over 80% of these funds ($12,874.10 to be exact) will be split between participating families and go directly to annual program dues, the remainder to operating expenses. This is the first of the three student fundraisers (the next are the Catalog Fundraiser in early Spring and Thomaston Trek road race in June).

As usual, we have many to thank! This fundraiser is made possible by the many businesses and donors who have generously contributed – thank you! Thanks to the below sponsors for supporting Trekkers. Thank you to all the bidders who shopped for this great cause and to all the volunteers who helped build this year’s event!

Wishing you a warm and cozy season,

Amie Hutchison
Executive Director, Trekkers

We encourage you to consider supporting these businesses and people, who has sponsored our work with the community. Click here to view the full catalog with all contributing donors listed.

Business Sponsors: First National Bank and First National Wealth Management, Fuller Chevrolet, Maine Coast Petroleum, Central Maine Power, Adventure Advertising, Naretiv, and Horch Roofing.