Columbia River Gorge residents are gearing up for the 26th annual silent auction and dinner at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson, Saturday, March 10th.
This year the theme is “Steam-punk.”
a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.
“The response from area business has been fantastic so far”. Many members of the board of directors at the museum, and the committee of volunteers and staff are currently out soliciting donations. Every year we receive at least 200 donations, and we think we’ll beat that this year. Businesses in this area are very supportive of the museum which last year attracted over 25,000 visitors to Stevenson and the Gorge.
In addition to the silent auction, the event will include a buffet dinner of plank salmon, skirt steak, fresh breads, dessert and all the trimmings catered by Skamania Lodge, which is located adjacent to the museum. “We enjoy staging events at the museum,” said Skamania Lodge Manager Ken Daugherty. “It’s a wonderful place and guests seem to really enjoy the atmosphere. The auction is always lively and fun and I promise the food will be excellent.”
In addition to the many silent auction items available for bidding, there will be plenty of door prizes and a couple of special raffle items as well. Of note are a half dozen overnight stays at properties owned by Destination Hotels & Resorts, which also owns Skamania Lodge.
Will-call tickets may be ordered by calling the museum at 509-427-8211. Doors will open at 5, with dinner slated for 6 p.m. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum is a non-profit, 501-C3 corporation, located at 990 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson.
Donations will be accepted up to March 6 (Donation Form)
Buffet dinner: Catered by the Skamania Lodge
Live Music: by Mark J. & Too Much Band
No Host Bar
Tickets $50.00 each- available at the museum.
($60.00 after March 5th)
Reserved Table for 8 $400.00