Evening of Treasures Raises Important Funds for Programs & Services

YWCA New Britain’s 80s-themed Evening of Treasures Auction was held on November 8th at Farmington Gardens in Farmington.

The greenhouse was filled with silent auction items of all kinds, from unique themed baskets to a variety of items like a smart home package, golf clubs, and original artwork.  The silent auction had something for everyone, including gift cards to local restaurants, events, shows, concerts, and outings.

The 200 guests who attended also had the opportunity to bid on amazing live auction experiences such as a “Taste of New Britain” including gift cards to area restaurants and breweries, a ride in a hot air balloon, a dinner in your home by a Culinary Institute-trained chef, a spa getaway to Saratoga Springs, and a trip to New Orleans.

Guests also had a chance to take some pictures in a photo booth, taste an assortment of gins, and play the “Lift Your Spirits” instant win game.

The 80s-themed event featured 80s decorations and music, and guests even came dressed in their 80s best.  Congratulations to Lakenia Hill and Wayne Nadeau for winning our “Best Dressed” award for the night.

The YWCA also held a cash raffle drawing at the event. Prior to the auction, volunteers and friends sold $20 raffle tickets for the chance to win one of three cash prizes. Thank you to everyone who sold and purchased raffle tickets, and congratulations to the winners!

YWCA board member Meagan Hill chaired the event.  She says, “The 2019 Evening of Treasures Auction was a night to remember!  A special thank you to the event planning committee for your hard work and dedication.  This memorable night would not have been possible without such a great group to work with.  Another thank you to our sponsors, advertisers, volunteers, and guests for all you do to support the YWCA.”

Thank you to everyone for making this event a huge success.  Proceeds from the event support important programs and services to improve the lives of women and girls.  We hope to see everyone again for our 27th year in 2020!