Rita Dustow shows off the auction's assortment of items and goods that will available to bid on.

Rita Dustow shows off the auction's assortment of items and goods that will available to bid on.

Let the holiday bidding begin

On Dec. 10 the Small Business Christmas Dinner and Auction Fundraiser will unfold at the Cowichan Rocks Curling Lounge in town.

On Dec. 10 the Small Business Christmas Dinner and Auction Fundraiser will unfold at the Cowichan Rocks Curling Lounge in town.

An assortment of items will be up for grabs in the 17th installment of the annual Christmas silent auction. These gift baskets include authentic and original artwork from former local artist, Tim Miller, as well as wine bags and blackberry desert wine, beer and glasses, Home Hardware automotive supplies, housewares, gift certificates, hot chocolate, jewelry from Rainflower Art and Jewelry Studio and more.

Attendees are encouraged to support the Community Services Christmas Hampers drive by bringing along an unwrapped children’s toy or non-perishable food item.

Food will also be catered by the Cow Cafe with DJ Geoff Dunn of Due West on the tables for some Christmas favorites and top-40 hits.

Rita Dustow is the Lake Cowichan Chamber of Commerce membership chair and is involved in helping organize the Small Business Christmas Dinner and Auction. Dustow thinks the quality of gift baskets this year is exceptional and cannot wait to bid on some of the items come Dec. 10.

“We’ve got lots of good stuff and I think it will be fabulous and exciting,” said Dustow.

How the community’s holiday spirit comes together for the auction is what makes it worth it for Dustow.

“My favorite part is just seeing all the donations from our members and the community,” she added.

Visitor Info Centre coordinator Katherine Worsley is brimming with excitement in anticipation of the community auction. Worsley is excited for the social aspect of the evening.

“I’m looking forward to the social, the mingling that going to happen, everybody getting together and there’s people dancing,” said Worsley.

Worsley encourages auction patrons to get in the holiday spirit and dress festively.

“I’m very enthusiastic when it comes together and there’s music and there’s people and I run around and I dress up. It’s a great time to dress up,” she said

Worsley, too, cannot wait to start placing bids on one of the many gift baskets the auction will feature.

“I’m looking forward to getting one of these items,” added Worsley.

If interested in registering a table or for more information on the Small Business Christmas Dinner and Auction contact Worsley at the Visitor Information Centre at 749-3244 or by email at lcchamber@shaw.ca.

Tickets are $35 and are available at the door or by dropping a cheque off at the Cowichan Lake District of Commerce.

 

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