Great auction items highlight annual supper fundraiser

CUTLINE: Former Renfrew Institute president, Jim Rock, playing the Heads 'n Tails game during Renfrew Institute's annual bay supper fundraiser last year. This year the event, which benefits the Institute, is scheduled for June 25 at the Waynesboro Country Club.


Great auction items highlight annual supper fundraiser

Waynesboro: Renfrew Institute will hold its 13th annual fundraiser supper on Friday, June 25 at the Waynesboro Country Club. At 5:30pm, hors d'oeuvres will be served and the silent auction begins. Cash bar available. Dinner is set for 6:45pm. Proceeds from the event, which is open to the public, will benefit Renfrew Institute, a non-profit organization that provides environmental education and early farmstead life programs to area school children on the site of Renfrew Museum and Park in Waynesboro.
The menu reflects a Chesapeake Bay theme, and features hardshell blue crabs, steamed clams, Assateague clam chowder, mixed greens salad, barbecue chicken, Skipjack pasta salad, dinner rolls, and "sundaes by the shore" ice cream dessert.
The cost is $45 per single, $60 single patron, $90 per couple or $110 couple patron. Patrons will be listed in the program. Reservations are required by June 11.
Event committee members include Allie Kohler (Chair), Caroline Dean, Debi Duffey, Steve Graham, Matt Gunder, Pat Heefner, Joann Hersh, Dick Hersh, Jo Ann Kohler, Sherri Plummer, Eunice Statler and Linda Zimmerman.
Live and silent auctions, coordinated by Joann Hersh, highlight the event. "We have an amazing selection of exciting items up for auction," Hersh said. "Works of art, home and garden accents, spa treatments, quality hand-crafted items, entertainment packages and so much more."
"We are so excited this year to have received for auction a piece of jewelry designed by Michelle Rudy-Mirkovich," Hersh said. Actress Rudy-Mirkovich has designed jewelry worn by several actresses on TV's Desperate Housewives.
Other items up for auction include a handcrafted twin-size quilt entitled "Quilter's Garden" created by Karen Manderson, three hand-thrown pottery canisters created by Bill van Gilder, a Williamsburg vacation package, Sweet Temptations (one sweet per month for a year), decorative custom-carved house or yard sign by Wayne Driscoll, a Solatube with installation, and a week's stay at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach.
The popular "Heads n' Tails" game will be back, and new this year, "Lucky Chairs," with those sitting in designated chairs receiving a prize.
Event sponsors to date include Allegheny Power, the State Farm Good Neighbor Grant Program through retired State Farm agent, Joann Hersh, and contributors to the institute's Today's Horizon Fund, PenMar Development Corp., Nora Roberts Foundation, and an anonymous donor. Steve Graham will donate little neck clams for the supper. Jerry Scruggs will conduct the live auction. Additional support is provided by Advanced Financial Security, Inc., Savage Family Pharmacy, Inc., Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Schultz and Chet and Betsy Mauk.
For reservations or information, call Pat Heefner at 717-762-7585, or the institute at 717-762-0373. Space is still available but reservations are going fast. More information about the supper, including a list of auction items, is available at the supper website www.baysupper.org. Those who cannot attend but wish to send a donation may call the institute or mail a check noted as a Bay Supper Fundraiser contribution, payable to Renfrew Institute, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.