Charity auctions offer entertainment

Ned Luce
Posted 2/27/19

A few weeks ago, I related a story about BJ buying things at charity auctions. Last fall she bought a particularly interesting item benefiting the Peninsula Support Organization. The item was …

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Charity auctions offer entertainment

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A few weeks ago, I related a story about BJ buying things at charity auctions. Last fall she bought a particularly interesting item benefiting the Peninsula Support Organization. The item was appetizers at Barbara and Ed Berthiaume’s home with a concert by local singer, songwriter and storyteller Mark Pearson for 10 people. It was a fabulous and unique evening with appreciative friends.

Apparently Barbara mentioned to her friend, Jamie Bima, that she really didn’t want to expose her culinary talents to this group, so Jamie volunteered to prepare the food if she could hear Mark sing.

Bob Bima got into the party by volunteering to be the bartender, and he really looked good. Barb talked about PSO’s goals serving Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap counties. They support further STEM educational opportunities for elementary and high school students, and expand the distribution of World Vision goods.

Several local people lead the non-profit organization, which partners with the Museum of Flight, World Vision and the Olympic Peninsula Boeing Bluebills.

The next offering by the Port Ludlow Performing Arts is the creatively named “Socks in the Frying Pan” at 7:30 p.m. March 2 at the Bay Club. The youthful trio blends Irish traditional melodies with their own personal flair, which has gained them critical acclaim and accolades, including New Band of the Year by the Irish Music Association.

That being said, how do these people get these names? Why don’t they do something reasonable like the Zombies or the Rolling Stones or even the Beatles?

If you need a different kind of musical entertainment, the Port Ludlow Spring Follies are back again this year. Cheryl Wheeler has gathered several groups to perform at 2 p.m. March 3 at the Bay Club. Entertainers include the Chimacum High School choir, the Port Ludlow Singers, the Adorables, the COVErs (yep, that’s how they spell it), the Hammered Dulcimer, and a surprise sing-a-long that is not a surprise anymore.

The net proceeds will benefit the Chimacum High School choir. Tickets are available for $14 at the Beach Club or the Bay Club. See you there!

As I write this week, BJ is hosting a monthly meeting of her book club. This is not the “book club” she belongs to that actually reads wine bottle labels as they empty them. The club this evening actually reads books.

They were surprised I was here because the husbands of other members tend to disappear for the evening. Heck, these women share their snacks, so I will hang around!

Don’t you think auctions are really just expensive entertainment? You can go to an auction and buy entertainment just as easy as you can buy the entertainment by itself. Therefore, the auction itself is the entertainment.

When I’m gone, I am sure BJ will entertain herself by putting my 2,500 hats, 900 T-shirts and 300 beer glasses in an eBay auction.

At least all my memories will be entertaining people around the world.

Love a curmudgeon and have a great week!

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