Bid 4 Boquete - Upcoming Charity Auction
Saturday, October 09 2010 @ 01:39 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Donations have been made by individuals and businesses. The headline Event Sponsor, Banco General, contributed $5,000 to get the ball rolling. Other corporate sponsors are Chiriqui Storage, Casa Solution, Prestige Custom Builders, and Boquete Quality Properties. High end items such as a weekend for two at Contadora Island Inn with airline tickets provided by Air Panama, will be auctioned, as well as other vacations, jewelry, private gourmet dinners, artwork, local adventure tours, language lessons, home improvement products, and more. The event is a BCP Production.
On Sunday, December 5, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m., a fiesta at La Feria’s Arco Iris building will include a silent auction featuring hundreds of items, a patio sale, children’s games, a visit by Santa, home baked goods, books, plants, and raffle tickets. Food and beverages will be for sale.
All proceeds go to support the four benefiting charities:
Amigos de Animales has spayed/neutered almost 3,000 dogs and cats, taking tens of thousands of unwanted animals off the streets of Boquete. With funds derived from the Bid 4 Boquete Auction, they will be able to increase their outreach.
Buenos Vecinos de Boquete will utilize their share of the funds to expand the number of handicapped and elderly to whom they provide food.
Club de Leones de Boquete will use their part of the revenue to meet the needs of the new Boquete Library.
Boquete Handicapped Foundation is in need of expanding their physical facilities, including a doctor’s examination room and an office, and their share of the money will go toward this project.
For information on giving a donation or making a bid, go to the website www.bid4boquete.com. There is a list of auction items up for bid, as well as a link to the photo album showing pictures and more complete information. Bids are accepted online.
Residents of Panama are encouraged to visit Boquete on the weekend of December 4-5 and participate in this charitable event, or, if unable to join in person, to visit the website and place a bid or bids on items up for auction.