TREKKERS 7TH ANNUAL AUCTION, NOVEMBER 4 – BID FOR ADVENTURE, BID FOR FUN, BID FOR KIDS!

Trekkers’ 7th Annual Auction will take place on Saturday, November 4 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Doors will open at 5:00pm. The silent auction bidding will take place from 5:00-700pm. The live auction bidding with auctioneer Bruce Gamage begins at 7:00pm. Hundreds of items will be up for bid, from gift certificates to local stores to unique travel experiences. There is a $10 admission at the door, which includes beverages, hors d’oeuvres and sweets. Trekkers is an outdoor-based mentoring nonprofit organization based in Thomaston that connects young people with caring adults through the use of expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. They serve more than 240 students (grades 7 – 12) from six communities in the Midcoast.

The lead sponsor for the event is Fisher Engineering, with a donation of a new standard in FISHER® V-plow performance, the Stainless Steel XV2™ V-plow, 8’ 6” blade width, valued at $8,500.  Featuring extreme flared wings and Fisher Engineering’s proven trip edge design, it delivers outstanding performance while getting you a smoothly over hidden obstacles – in all blade configurations – without losing your load.  Super-fast hydraulics maximize productivity while the standard InstaLock double-acting cylinders hold wings firmly in place for clean back-dragging and straight blade operation. Plowing width is 7’ 8” at full V; blade width is 8’ 6” SS or PC. The winning bid for the plow includes the cost of the mounts, controller and harness kit; cost of installation is not included.

In addition to the Fisher® V-plow, you will be able to bid for adventure and bid for fun as the auction will include several unique items: South Africa Photo Safari; a ride in a 1933 Waco biplane; and more. Gift certificates for island getaways, services, jewelry, outdoor items, restaurants, and other items will get your holiday shopping off to a great start.  The silent auction will feature a wide variety of offerings, from restaurant certificates to design, landscape, gift baskets and memberships at local organizations. Absentee bids are available on the Fisher® XV2™ V-plow and the South Africa Photo Safari (absentee bid form is posted online).

All auction proceeds benefit the youth mentoring programs of Trekkers.

Thank you to our generous sponsors, including our Lead Sponsor Fisher Engineering, along with the Owls Head Transportation Museum and North End Composites.

 

For more information about the Auction, go to www.trekkers.org; or contact the Trekkers office (207) 594-5095. Trekkers is a non-profit outdoor-based mentoring program that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. This year, Trekkers will serve more than 240 7th through 12th grade students from the communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston.

 

 

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