We are happy to report that our recent Gala and Benefit Auction on June 12 raised $15,758, with these proceeds going towards the Folk School’s programs.

This year we held a coinciding online Ebay auction to honor Doug Barnes, our late Resident Artist in woodturning.  The Doug Barnes Memorial Fund Ebay Auction, held June 8-17, raised a total of $4987.91 with proceeds going to the Doug Barnes Memorial Fund at the Folk School.  We would like to express our gratitude to all artists, individuals, and local businesses who donated pieces to both auctions.

We are also deeply grateful to our staff, auction committee, work studies, loyal volunteers, and entertaining auctioneers, Tim Ryan and Bob Grove, who made this event a success.  We appreciate our talented musicians who always liven things up: Jan Davidson, Bob Dalsemer, Lorraine Hammond, and Bennett Hammond.  Last but not least, a heartfelt thank you to all who supported the Folk School by their attendance at the Gala.  We hope you had a fabulous time!