‘An Evening of Ambiance’ enjoyed by patrons

Mt. Timothy Ski Society Dinner and Auction fundraiser a huge hit

The Mt. Timothy Ski Society Dinner and Auction fundraiser in the Valley Room on Feb. 6 was a huge success – raising $13,000.

Buffet dinner was incredible and buffet display very beautifully arranged, says spokesperson Debbie Dengel.

The main chef William Holyk and assistant chefs Michael Thain and Randy McComb volunteered their time for the second consecutive year, she adds.

The menu included baron of beef, scalloped potatoes, seafood pasta, roasted vegetables, salad, and homemade buns.

“The dessert table was decadent with William making swan cream puffs, chocolate mouse, trifle, fruit with chocolate fountain.”

Dengel says the doors opened at 5 p.m. and live music was provided by Peter Thorne, while patrons viewed items, mingled and had an opportunity to visit with friends and or make new friends at their table.

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett was the auctioneer again this year.

“She has been a very dedicated supporter to Mt. Timothy and brings a real flare to auctioning off the items with some fun.”

Each table had a Table Toonie Raffle and the winner won the decorated container filled with homemade cookies donated by Karen Day.

New this year was an after dinner liqueur and homemade chocolates served to those who chose to buy them, Dengel says, adding it was very successful.

The theme was “An Evening of Ambiance” and the tables were beautifully decorated in colours of white, blue and sliver, she notes.

The auction items were displayed all around the room, and included homemade cheesecakes, chocolates, wooden mushrooms, pictures, scarfs, jackets, jewelry, ski package to Sun Peaks Resort and weekend to Te-nee-ah Lodge.

Dengel says she and other board directors – Stephen Pellizzari, Michelle Swalwell and Noel Thompson – worked hard to put the event together.

“We were very grateful for the many volunteers who came to help with decorating the tables, organizing auction items, bid recording, door check-in, and cleanup.”

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