Silent auction to benefit new theatre


Are you ready to be amazed? The Community Theatre’s Silent Auction is quickly approaching, May 16-20, at the First National Bank from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. There’s something for everyone!

Theres’s a Cross Quilt from Becca King, a Rail Fence quilt from Sarah Card, a Van Gogh quilt, several pairs of handmade earrings and handmade travel bags (which make wonderful stocking stuffers) from Beth Holstein. Also, counted cross-stitched items by Francis Tedford, a crocheted baby blanket by Laurie Hines Hill, and a crocheted shawl by Pam Lott.

A two-night stay at the McGonail House in Marathon from the Groth Family is available for bids, as well as a fire pit made by Juan Vasquez, a basket of goodies from The Sagebrush Café, a necklace and two sets of necklace and earrings from Mary Martinez, a blue lapis and sterling silver piece of Silpada jewelry from Rosemary Graves, and a piece of Fort Stockton Panther jewelry from the well-known Anonymous.

Heritage Funeral Home has donated eighty metal folding chairs which the bidder may group into whatever number they would like. There’s a special surprise from Pecos County Feed and Supply, and 10 Durashield Coupons for the Car-isma Car Wash from Chris and Tracy Alexander.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s a group of southwest-themed kitchen items: a clock, cookie jar and canisters from Lou Ann and Sam Thompson and home-canned goodies from Karan Heffelfinger's orchard.

And how about Javelina hunts, one for bow hunters and one for rifle hunters, and ten bales of alfalfa hay from McKenzie Land and Livestock.

Bobbie Fierro is donating a painting by Evelyn Cunningham, and there are Collectible Christmas Decorations from Kathy Pawlowski. Four dinner theatre tickets from Fort Stockton Community Theatre are also available.

Raffles include a wheelbarrow donated by Ace filled with a variety of wines from Community Theatre members, and an airplane tour of Big Bend in FSCT silent auction

A highlight of the Community Theatre’s Silent Auction is a two-and-a-half to three-hour, airplane sightseeing tour of Big Bend for two people. Johnny Lannom is donating this tour, with Sam Cornut as the pilot. This is a round trip, 277-mile tour from Fort Stockton. The winning bidder will have the opportunity to fly over Fort Davis, Marfa, Cibolo Creek, Presidio, Lajitas, Santa Elena Canyon, Mule Ears, The Window, Panther Junction, Persimmon Gap, Marathon and the Glass Mountains. The lucky winner can arrange a date for this sunrise tour with Johnny and Sam.

Come by First National Bank between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to view and bid on all the items in the auction. There’s something for everyone. Come one, come all, May 16-20.