The Black Diamond Community Center celebrated its 16th annual dinner auction on Nov. 1, 2008. Over 100 people attended the auction and many groups assisted in so many ways it would be impossible to list them all. I am always humbled when we have any event because of the amount of community members who show up to help. Following is a list of those who donated items, attended the event and who supported the dinner auction by volunteering.
Aaron and Michele Nix, Androsko Trucking, Andy and Tracy Williamson, Anthony’s Jewelry and Goldsmiths, Baker Street Books, Betty King, Bill and Jean Boston, Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour, Black Bear OutPost, Black Diamond Bakery and Deli, Black Diamond Historical Society, Black Diamond Pizza and Deli, Black Diamond Police Department, Bob and Mary Smith, Bocz Salon, Bonaci Fine Jewelry, Carol’s Maple Valley Floral, Carpinito Brothers, Cenex C-Store, Charla Herlitz, Charles and Melody Stowe, Cheryl Hansen, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, City Perk Coffee, Clayton anbd Nancy Mead, Colt and Marsha Tetzlaff, Cougar Mountain Zoo, Craig and Judy Goodwin, Daniel Ross Salon and Skin Care, Dave and Margaret Garrison, Dave Newberry, David and Sue Brueske, David MacDuff, Deana Ostgard, Del’s Feed and Farm Supply, Don and Joan Malgarini, Don Manson, Donna Casper, Doug and Brenda Hanson, Drew Rossman, Elephant Car Wash, Ellie Cappelletti, Elsie Parkin, Emerald Downs, Estelle Strasser, Eugene Methven, Family Fun Center, Fifth Avenue Theatre, Foothills Fireplace and Grills, Frank Gardiner, Frank Irish, Gary and Debra Jenson, Gary and Judy Johnson, Gwen Voelpel, Hair Biz Salon, Hair Masters Salon, Hawthorn Tree Emu Ranch, Heather Maxwell, Helen Bittner, Henry Hollwedel, Horizon Pet Supply, Howard and Dorothy Botts, Ivan Gamradt, Jackie, Ashley, and Shelby Parkin, James and Irene McDonald, James Kelley, Jennifer Duff, Jessye Kendall, Jim and Irene McDonald, Joan Harris, JoAnne Matsumura, Joe Androsko, Johnson’s Home and Garden Do-It Center, Jonathan O’Dell, Joseph and Evelyn Dal Santo, Joseph and Marlene Allen, Judith Irish, Justin DeCeault, Karen Wescott, Karin Renaud, Karl and Jennifer Koch, Kathy Davis, Kay and Elaine Estes, Keith and Judy Watson, Kinder Swimmer, King County Community Organizing Program, Kirk Lantier, Kirsten Rossman, Lake Chelan Boat Company, Leih’s Gifts, Leslie Johnson, Linda Lewis, Lindsay Hobert, Lynda Maks, Lynne and Judith Black, Lynnett Stevenson, Lynnette O’Dell, Marceil Quaale, Marie Freeman, Mark and Kathy Davis, Mark Parsons, Marlene Schreiber, Martha Trover, Martin & Catherine Hadfield, Mary and Tom Gardner, Megan Wolgamot, Merle E. Luther DeMolay, Mike Parkin, Mindy Carlino, Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, Mountain View Fire Department, Mt. Rainier Bank, Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company, Nancy Polreich, Nestle Waters North America, Newberry Realty of Black Diamond, Nordic Heritage Museum, NorthWest Outdoor Center, Northwest Trek, Old Crow Collectables, Pete and Nancy Croppi, Phyllis Tellari, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Rainy Day Cookie Company, Ray and Zesta Limbo, ReMax – Black Diamond, Rhonda Rossman, Rich and Pauline Taylor, Richard and Ina Balash, Richard and Marilyn Laughery, Richard Smith, Rick Huyett, Robert and Susan Chasse, Rochelle Doyle, Ron and Becky Olness, Ron Brenson, Ron Olness Photography, Ruby Reedy, Safeway, Sally and Kris Galvin, See’s Candies, Shane and Susie McFarland, Sharon and Kirk Luthi, Shirley Lemon, Smith Barney, Sons of Italy, Steve Pilcher, Susan Rae Sampson, Inc., P.S., Tamara Paul, Tee and Dianne Jackson, The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, The Children’s Museum, The Loft Salon and Spa, The Museum of Flight, The Museum of History & Industry, The Picket Fence Consignment, The Smoke House and More, TRM Wood Products, Valerie Westover, Vern and Betty Gibson, Walt Brookins, Wendy Johnson, Wesley Davis, Wolf Haven International, Woodland Park Zoo, Work Sports and Outdoors, X-Streme Board Sports, Yarrow Bay Communities and Yuen Lui Studios.
Many thanks to the DeMolay youth and the Lucky 4-H Pony Club for serving dinner.
As everyone is aware we are in difficult times and I am very pleased to say that we raised $16,000 which will be used to provide emergency assistance such as the food/clothing bank, PSE power assistance, rental assistance, motel vouchers, gas vouchers and referrals for those who live in Buckley, Enumclaw, Black Diamond, Maple Valley and Covington.
I would like to say a special thank you to our volunteer auctioneer Ray Limbo who with the help of Margaret Garrison did a great job, to volunteer caterer Jude Irish who as always did a wonderful job with the food (it was scrumptious), to the board of directors; president Bob Chasse, vice president Becky Olness, treasurer Elsie Parkin, secretary Margaret Garrison and directors Marlene Allen and Jean Boston.
Thank you is never enough I know but this comes from the heart.