The Children’s Center has scheduled the 3rd Annual Dinner & Auction for Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta. The evening will consist of a cocktail hour, dinner catered by the always delicious Liberal Cup, and a live auction with Maine Humorist, Gary Crocker.
The event began as an extension of the agency’s major fundraiser, the Chili Chowder Challenge, which already involves a culinary completion, children’s activities, silent auction, live music, and a snack bar. The fundraising committee decided to separate the live auction from the event in order to lessen the chaos during the Chili Chowder Challenge and offer another opportunity to share the vision, mission, and philosophy of the Children’s Center to another group of people.
The committee starts meets for one hour once per month from April to June and once every two weeks from July to Augusta. The committee is comprised of community members and staff of the Children's Center. The group focuses on solidifying sponors for the event, acquiring donated silent auction items, organizing volunteers, planning activities for the event, and overall preparation for the big day. The committee usually helps set up at 3:00 p.m. and take down at 9:00 p.m. the day of the event. The committee is very flexible. Any and all help is much appreciated!