Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Moonlight 2011

We would like to extend a warm "Thank you!" to everyone who attended our Moonlight in the Park event this past month.  And we'd also like to thank all of you who donated such fabulous items to our live and silent auctions. Because of your generosity, we were able to raise over $15,000 for the Park.

The evening was remarkable with fine food, awesome auction items, and the best auctioneer on the East Coast. (He certainly is the most entertaining one anyway!) Over 75 items were donated to this year's auction, so we were able to offer a silent auction as well. Some of the more popular items sold were the Topsail Beach week stay, Wine & Cheese Tasting for 12, and the Jefferson Hotel Champagne package. But the highlight of the evening was the auctioning of the Wildlife Photography Venture (bear-watching adventure), which sold for over $1,300!

We would especially like to acknowledge our volunteers and staff members who worked so hard to make the evening an enjoyable one for all of our guests. In particular, we'd like to thank all the members of our Friends of Sylvan Heights (FOSH) board who organized the event. Their hard work and attention to detail contributed to the success of the night.

In closing, here are a few pictures taken that night by our talented photographer and Assistant Curator, Katie Gipple.

We hope to see you next year!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November's Fundraiser

Our fall fundraiser is less than two weeks away! 

If you you attended our Moonlight in the Park event last year, you know how much fun we all had! This year's auction is shaping up to be even better than before and we have some fabulous items that have been donated, including a week's stay at an ocean-front cottage on quiet Topsail Beach.

Some of our other auction items include a champagne brunch package for two at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA; a private black bear viewing excursion near Lake Mattamuskeet; a fabulous capsule coffee machine by Nespresso; Italian cooking classes for two from Capri Flavors; and many more luxury items.

For a complete list of our auction items, visit our Moonlight Auction Item page.

If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, you must hurry! We've only a few spaces left.
Tickets must be purchased at the Park's gift shop, or by calling (252) 826-3186. All proceeds will support Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park.

Hope to see you all there!