After what seemed to be an eternal build up, the Fiesta de Guatemala finally went off without a hitch on May 12, 2012.
The room looked fantastic and the energy among the students and guests was very exhilarating. There were over 400 items in the silent auction and 22 items in the live auction.
We started off the evening with our guests perusing the vast array of items. There were some real gems at the tables; restaurant gift certificates, spa experiences, a romantic overnight stay at the Langley Inn, tickets to a Seahawks game and so much more.
Howard Choder, our auctioneer, started the live auction by receiving high bids on the first of our 22 amazing live items that included everything from vacation stays in a villa in the south of France to a climb up Mt. Adams with Brad Shaffer.
Guests were bidding high on “local” vacations this year. We received several bids on the Gabriola Island Getaway and the one-week stay on Decatur Island.
The Guatemala dinner for 10 made by our very own Sandra Ordonez had the highest yield – must mean that everyone likes Sandra!
We had a selection of 32 desserts for the dessert dash which made for a wonderful experience. The guests had the opportunity to pick from some amazing creations; however the best dessert of all and the first to go was the Coconut Cream Pie from Tom Douglas. This winner could not have been more thrilled with his “win.”
If you came, we hope that you had a great time and if you weren’t able to join us this year we hope you can join us next year!
-Kristen Anderson, Executive Assistant