What a great community we live in! The 30th annual Eve Benefit Auction on Aug. 24 was a tremendous success - over $32,000 was raised - all because of the wonderful support we received from the community, local businesses and the many individuals who attended, bid for items and had fun at the event.
Local auctioneers, Charlie and Keelan McLeish, volunteered their time and once again had the crowd energized. Washington County Sheriff's Office provided a security presence and Joe Testerman provided the computer support, built a network and provided the technical assistance that helped us catalog over 300 items for our check out in less than 5 hours.
The Zonta Club of Marietta and the Environs expertly organized the silent auction items so that we were able to "silently" auction over 200 items in less than two hours. The Marietta College petroleum and forensic students and the Washington State Community College Phi Theta Kappa students assisted with a variety of tasks throughout the evening. Doug Hess provided the music that entertained us throughout.
We honored as our Friend of Eve award recipient, Larry and Nancy Hall of Baker & Baker Jewelers, for their tremendous support and assistance with the auction over many years. This year, the Eve staff also honored one of its own with the employee of the year award and that recipient was Lashley Early.
We would also like to publicly acknowledge the many contributors to our auction:
Advantage Bank, All Pro Nutrition, Apex Feed & Supply, Ash Hanson Flower & Wedding Innovations, Austyn's Restaurant, Baker & Baker Jewelers, Barking Dog Books & Art, Bauer Vision Center, Florence Beidler, Ashton Biehl, Kevin & Michelle Biehl, Bird Watcher's Digest, Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society, Judge Susan Boyer, Bridals by Carol G, Henry Burke, Randall Burnworth, C&C Dodge Toyota, Campus Martius Museum, Candles by Patti, Churn in Belpre, Circa, Circa of Belpre, Cobbler John, Sharon Coffman, Convertible Shoes, CPC Ink, Creative Landscapes, Daydreams Cafe, Dudley's Florist, Edward Jones of Belpre, Edward Jones of Marietta, Fine Art & Framing Gallery, Betty M. Fleming, Fruth Pharmacy, Paul and Carole Garrison, Gary's Woodworks, Glenwood Retirement Community, Goldline Jewelers, Jim Grecni, Jayne Greene, Guyz and Galz Family Hair Care, Hair Galaxy & Tanning Salon, Christopher & Stacy Hall, Penny Hall, Sharon Hanse Calligraphy, Harrison Construction, Bruce & Virginia Henthorn, Valerie Schlicher Holley, Marie Hoover, Doreen Horn, Hotel Lafayette, Phil and Brenda Hunter, William D. & Anne Jacoby, Sarah Jalbert, E.L. James, Jim's Gun Shop, Karuna Glass, KH Photography, Peg Littler, Anna Marcel de Hermanas, Marietta Adventure Company, Marietta Harbor, Marietta Ignition, Marietta Mack, Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta Times, Marietta Trolley Tours, County Commissioner Cora Marshall, Mattressmax, McDonald's of Marietta & Caldwell, Katie McGlynn, Mel's Diamond House, Morrison Inc., Beth Nash, Neff's Country Loft, North Hills Lanes, Nutrition Pit, Ohio Valley Veterinary, Zach Orcutt, Painted Pony/Nancy Gribble, Teresa Parsons, County Treasurer Dorothy Peppel, Shirley Pfeifer, State Rep. Debbie Phillips, Pioneer Family Golf Center, Planet Fitness, Rebecca Putnam, Real Living McCarthy Real Estate, Right Path & Washington County Behavioral Health, River Cities Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Artist/Deborah Abbott, Riverside Artist/Greta Hanesworth, Riverside Artist/Gwen Noe, Riverside Artist/Anna Prince, Riverside Artist/Shila Wilson, Riverview Antiques, family of Bob Scott, Settlers Bank, Sheila's Hair Shop & Tanning, Gloria Stewart, Summers Pontiac, SWAGG, Sweetapple Farms, Teri Ann's, Theisen Brock LPA, Thomson Landscaping, Town House, Lillie & Brenda Treadway, Unique Flower & Gift Shop, United Rentals, Valley Gem Sternwheeler, June Varner, Village Cakery, Vogue-Swift Cleaners, Washington State Community College Phi Theta Kappa, County Commissioner Steve Weber, WesBanco Bank, Nancy Whitehurst, Wieser and Cawley, Michele Hilden Willard, WMOA/WJAW/ESPN Radio, County Recorder Tracey Wright, and Danny Yocco.
It would be impossible to thank each and every volunteer because so many contributed, not only at the auction but throughout the year. The consistent support and assistance for our local domestic violence survivor agency is a great reminder that we live in a community where people truly care. Thank you all.
Robin A. Bozian
Auction Co Chairs