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Elegant Auction: Midnight At The Oasis

Elegant Auction Lotto by Virginia Lazar

Live auction action 2015 (V. Lazar)

FISH CAMP — The 31st annual Elegant Auction to benefit Oakhurst Community Park is slated for Saturday, April 9, at Tenaya Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m., along with silent auction bidding.

Guests will be treated to complimentary champagne to sip while placing their bids, in addition to a gourmet buffet, live music with Wild Hare during the silent auction and, later on, with dancing until midnight. At 8 p.m., a professional auctioneer will announce the beginning of the exciting live auction.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our art from previous auctions and are looking forward to another wonderful event this year,” say Chris and Bobbie Duncanson of Walt Bannon Drilling. We will be there with bells on and paddles in hand.”

Elegant Auction 2015 Table 3 by Virginia Lazar

Silent auction (V. Lazar)

Among the many exciting live auction items are some annual favorites: Pizza Every Month for One Year donated by Pizza Factory, Half Page Display Advertisement donated by Sierra Star, One Year of Cable TV Service donated by Northland, and Yosemite Bank’s “Dash for Cash!”

CLASS, the Body Pastiche and SkinLogix Spa have combined services to create an unprecedented package of wellness and beauty including a health membership package, personal coaching, custom massage, facial, and more.

Additional live auction items include trips to Hawaii, Texas, and Mexico, Florida, custom works of art, jewelry, and VIP Oakhurst Tree Lighting Experience for four.

A private airplane flight over Yosemite National Park is up for grabs again this year. Realtor Theresa Wilson won last year and calls the trip, “One of the best experiences of my life!”

Images courtesy of Virginia Lazar Photography

Elegant Auction 2015 Russ and Gina Mimms with Scott and Jennifer Michel - by Virginia Lazar

Mimms and Michel, 2015 (V. Lazar)

The Elegant Auction provides 100 percent of the funding for the equipment, maintenance, water and upgrades to the park.

Without funding from any state or county sources, the Oakhurst Community Park was a vision that became a reality solely through the contributions of residents and businesses in the mountain area communities and the support of out of area businesses, as well.

Elegant Auction 2015 Money grab - by Virginia Lazar

Dash for cash, 2015 (V. Lazar)

For more information about the Elegant Auction, to become a sponsor or donor, purchase tickets, or to find out how you can join the committee, contact Andrew Pence, (559) 785.3941 or andrewpence@gmail.com.

“This year’s event will truly be like none before,” said Oakhurst Park and Elegant Auction committee chair, Andrew Pence. “We are ready to break some records.”

Tickets are $45 when purchased in advance and $55 at the door, for the evening evocatively themed, Midnight at the Oasis. All tickets that are purchased online via the Facebook Page, before Friday, Apr. 1 will be entered into a drawing to win 100 free raffle tickets.

Tickets are also available at Supreme Lending (formerly WJ Bradley Mortgage,) Macaulay Insurance and Nemeth & Petrushkin, Ameriprise Financial.

Elegant Auction 2015 Mary and Andrew by Virginia Lazar

Mary Pence, Andrew Pence 2015 (V. Lazar)

To learn more about the history of Oakhurst Community Park, visit www.OakhurstCommunityPark.com.

For more information about the Elegant Auction, to purchase tickets, or to find out how you can join the committee, contact Andrew Pence (559) 785.3941 or andrewpence@gmail.com .

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