When I consider the number of fundraisers we go to during the summer, it is mind-boggling. However, going to the Possible Dreams Auction is something Howard and I look forward to for a number of reasons - it is open to the public for a small fee and we get to meet so many of our friends there.
The event itself is so much fun as we walk around the Silent Auction items indulging in a lobster roll, delicious oysters and a libation of our choice. Then comes time for the Big Event as we sit back and wait for the “games to begin”. The auction items are always so exciting ranging from private dinners with fascinating people, boat trips, a trip to Ireland this year, watching August fireworks on the roof of Offshore Ale with cocktails and dinner, the infamous party at The Ritz along with a large list of other memorable events available only at the Auction.
As exciting as the items are it is more exciting to watch the talented auctioneer inspire bidders to bigger and higher numbers, all to support the good work done by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. From our perspective, MVCS is one of the most important organizations for Island residents along with Island Housing Trust and the Boys and Girls Club. These groups take care of the people we all depend on; public service staff, hospital staff, teachers, caretakers, plumbers, electricians, and landscapers. What would we do without them? This, the 40th Possible Dreams Auction held on July 29 at the Winnetu Resort in Katama, provided the venue to have an enjoyable Island event and help support our fellow neighbors.
See more wonderful photos online at The Vineyard Gazette here.