United Way Raises Almost $10, 000 At Valentine Fundraiser

uw fundraiserUnited Way of Mason County was just shy of raising $10K at their 6th Annual Valentine Dessert & Gift Auction February 13th. Guests shared their generosity as they entered into friendly bidding wars (sometimes with themselves) over the wonderful array of locally made desserts as well as sweetheart getaways.

It’s a toss-up over who had more fun, our bidders or our MC, Dale Hubbard.

We’d like to give a shout out to our Heartstring Sponsor: Green Diamond Resource Company. Cupid Sponsors: New York Life/Bradley Miller, Our Community Credit Union, The Shopper, and Simpson Lumber Company. Amor Sponsors: Arnold Smith Insurance, Bakala State Farm Insurance, Better on You, The Hiawatha Corporation, Hood Canal Communications, John & Bev Gorman, Maple Glen Senior Living and Shelton Dental Excellence. We’d also like to thank Blooms by the Park and Lynch Creek Floral for donating the beautiful centerpieces, and Alpine Way Senior Living for a wonderful lunch.

The desserts were fantabulous! We’d like to extend our gratitude to the following for sharing their baking talent with our community: Smoking Mo’s, Sweet Shack Bakery & Tea House, Boys & Girls Club of North Mason, Melanie Bakala, Cathy Baze, Dannette Branin, Kim Buckingham, Dawn Corder, John Cruz, Renee Cullop, Adele DuPont, Sherri Dysart, Deidre Eaton, Linda Cargil, Anthony Gamroth, Kathy Geist, Diana Goldy, Vickie Gonzales, Troy & Jennie Jasmin, Allison Maluchnik, Heidi McCutcheon, Claire McKay, Karen & Skip Morrison, Shannon Paine, Brad Patterson, Ricardo Shillyschally, and Jeannie Trudeau.

Fun gift certificates and gift baskets (and goodies) provided by: Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Lucky Eagle Casino, Quinault Resort & Spa, Linda Matthews, Ann Anderson, Tradewinds By the Bay, United Way of King County, Hoodsport Winery, Kim Lisle, Kathy Geist, Troy & Jennie Jasmin, Claudia Johnson, and Gearhart by the Sea Condos.

A special thanks to our event co-chairs, committee and event volunteers: Renee Cullop*, Kim Lisle*, Kathy Geist*, Kim Buckingham*, Sherri Dysart, Troy Jasmin*, Allison Maluchnik, Patti Sells, Gerald Lester/Photography, Linda Matthews, Heidi Iyall, Jeannie Trudeau, Chris Foster, Charles & Barbara Gelsleichter, Bob Miller, Steve Andrewski, Claudia Johnson, and from our Mason County Senior Activities Center: Ruth Coots, Shirley Schober, Janice Swisher, Michele Bredice, and Bob Kurz Sr.

Your investments do what matters; bring neighbors & resources together to advance the common good in Mason County! It’s easy to invest through a workplace campaign, mail or online, just contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit us at www.unitedwaymasonco.org or call us at 360-426-4999. Want to know more? Let’s do coffee!

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February 20, 2014/United Way Press Release

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