Humane Society of Mason County

Auction 2017 Recap

It was another great Sails 'n Tails auction for HSMC at Alderbrook Resort & Spa on Saturday, May 13th! The weather and scenery were second to none at this beautiful Hood Canal resort, and with the wonderful music provided by Union River Band, it made for a great and generous mood for all our guests. With the help of our auctioneer Stephen Kilbreath, and key note speakers, HSMC President Lynn Soderlund and Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin, our 8th annual event proved to be our best yet, raising over $50,000!! All proceeds from the Sails 'n Tails goes towards our shelter building campaign for our future home in Belfair. We were joined by 118 guests, many were first timers to Sails 'n Tails, and the feedback was unanimous, it was a lot of fun and great time for all!

Thanks to the numerous donations from our auction guests, our Fund A Need special appeal to install septic on our property received $11,780 plus a very generous donation from an anonymous friend of $10,000! And our Fix A Friend received $1,375 for our Spay & Neuter program.

The evening started off lucky for the Corbin family who won this year's 100 Kitty Bucks to put towards their night's spending, it was purrfect! And our lucky golden ticket winner was Hazel Bellinger who chose a one of kind bird bath made by local artist Ray Hammar of Blue Collar Artworks. And not to be left out, our 50/50 raffle winner received $350 cash! Additional congratulations go to Board Member Brenda Gardner who received the highest bid on her donated dessert, a Flambe Baked Alaska, yum!

All guests went home happy after a great meal and fun time at Alderbrook Resort & Spa. After past trip takers shared their photos and experiences, it was no wonder we sold two African Photo Safaris. And it was quite the bidding battle for who got the tickets to see legendary performer Neil Diamond, sweet Caroline, they will have a great time! Congratulations to all our lucky bid winners!

But we know this event would not be a success year after year if it wasn't for the amazing and continued support of our sponsors (Local Wrench, The Shopper, Westbay Auto Parts and Ms. Hazel Bellinger), volunteers, auction guests, local businesses, friends of HSMC and generous bidders! Please save the date and join us next year for the 9th annual Sails 'n Tails auction on Saturday, May 12, 2018!

Thank you,
The Humane Society of Mason County