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Bid 4 Boquete - Upcoming Charity Auction

Groups & Organizations BID 4 BOQUETE GIVES AGAIN--Every year since 2007, the expat community in Boquete has joined with local Panamanians to produce an annual charity auction and sale to benefit four grass roots organizations whose missions are to improve the lives of Boquete residents. The first three years the event raised a total of $42,000. This year the project has been expanded from one to two days, and its organizers expect to raise as much as in the previous three years combined. On Saturday, December 4, an elegant wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres and live music will be followed by a Live Auction, to be held at the new BCP Theater & Events Center just over the new bridge in downtown Boquete. The Wine Tasting event starts at 5:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at Mail Boxes Etc. on November 15 for $20, which includes admission to the Live Auction beginning at 7:00 p.m. For those not attending the wine tasting, admission to the auction is $5 at the door. (more)

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.

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