MOUNTAIN— House of Lazarus (HOL) is once again inviting the public to join them for their annual Live Twilight Auction, giving participants an opportunity to have fun bidding on unique items, while, at the same time, helping the mission further its goals.
This year’s auction is set for Friday, September 7 at House of Lazarus, 2245 Simms Street in Mountain. Once again, Peter Ross Auctions Services Ltd. has graciously donated their time and services. The event will begin with a BBQ Chicken Dinner at 3 p.m., along with an opportunity to view the auction items. Then, at 5 p.m., the bidding will begin.
“HOL staff and volunteers have been preparing for months,” HOL executive director Cathy Ashby said. “They’ve been sorting through donations and setting aside some of the best and most unique items for our annual Live Twilight Auction.” Items include: antique furnishings and collectibles, modern home décor items, camping equipment, paintings and prints, quilts and linens, tools, crossbow, bicycles, Nascar items, motorcycle jackets, workwear, and more.
Tickets for the BBQ Chicken dinner are $15 each and can be purchased at House of Lazarus. Members of the Mountain and District Lions Club will be on hand to help with the barbecue. Sponsors for the dinner include both Winchester Foodland and Kemptville’s Jonsson’s Your Independent Grocer.
All proceeds from the event are earmarked for HOL’s food bank and outreach programming, including Dinner on the House and the Advocacy Centre. Dinner on the House is a free weekly meal for the entire community, which takes place on Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church on Simms Street in Mountain. The program was designed to encourage community togetherness. One of our newest projects is our Advocacy Centre, which is being set up for Tuesday afternoons between food banks hours. Local residents can make appointments with participating agencies to meet at HOL to gain easier access to information, resources, and services.
“We are blessed by amazing community support,” Ashby said. “It’s through community donations and partners that we are able to make our Live Twilight Auction a reality each year.”