Jingle Bell Dinner auction brings out the best

  • Mon Nov 19th, 2018 12:42pm
  • Life

Submitted by Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support

Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support’s 10th annual Jingle Bell Dinner and Auction is Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Lopez Center. It’s your chance to bid on some of the finest the community has to offer.

This year, artists, businesses and residents have generously donated more than 30 unique items to raise money for the organization. Just a few of the offerings:

Look to bid on monthly floral arrangements by Lilies in the Valley and a magnificent wood sculpture by T.J. Anderson. Nikyta Palmisani has donated eight hours of her time to help you plan an event, emcee, or even show up at your party in costume. And we have a lovely pastel by Lopez artist Christa Malay.

Whet your appetite with an Italian pizza party with Kim and Ciro Pasciuto, and your choice of a pie a month from Lopez Island’s own Cherry Pie Queen, Jan Sundquist.

Of particular interest this year is a moving woodcarving by well-known artist Kevin “Wa lee hub” Paul titled “17 Days,” in honor of the local Orca community. Paul is a member and senator of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. One of the best-known carvers from Swinomish, he works in the Coast Salish, Gitksan, Tlingit, Haida and Kwakiutl styles. His work is in private collections around the world and in the halls of Congress, as well as the Bill Clinton Memorial Library.

“People have been so generous and happy to help,” said Fons Wynen, co-chair of the auction. “The Jingle Bell Dinner is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We’re hoping people really ramp up the bidding to raise money for Hospice and Home Support.”

Proceeds from the dinner and silent auction will benefit Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support.

For more than 20 years, Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support has provided hospice and home support services and resources to the Lopez community experiencing illness, injury and loss. All services are free of charge.