This weekend, the Alzheimer Society of KFLA is hosting a silent auction. The fundraiser – two years in the making, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic – will feature original works of art donated by local photographers and artists, Heritage Quilts made by the Napanee Quilting Guild, Farmhouse Community Quilters, gift baskets from local breweries, golf packages, sports equipment and other related items, a large variety of gift certificates from local restaurants, salons and other services, garden related items, and much more.
The auction, which has been on hold since March 2020, will take place Saturday, Jul. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Jul. 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. John Anglican Church/Lions Club Hall, located at 216 Church Street in Bath. Admission is free, and the auction items can be viewed online here. Interested buyers can email [email protected] to place a reserve bid, or call 613-888-1931 to bid during auction hours.
According to a release from the Alzheimer Society, on Saturday afternoon, visitors to the auction can enjoy the music of band ‘Three for a Quarter’ from 2 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, a pickleball tournament will take place at 9 a.m. to support the Society. Visitors are invited to watch the tournament and browse the silent auction items in the hall, which is directly across the road from the courts.
The Pickleball event is the brainchild of Phil Golland, a local Pickleball enthusiast whose Mother-in-Law lived with Alzheimers until 2018, and who, with the help of a small group of friends, has managed to pull together a terrific tournament, the Society stated.
“It is so exciting to be getting back to seeing folks in person and to be able to host a public event once again,” said Fundraising Coordinator, Lesley Kimble. “We are so appreciative of all the support we have received in pulling this event together, and look forward to being able to celebrate a successful weekend event. We could not do this without the support of Phil’s pickleball group, individuals and the business community throughout KFLA, the Bath Lion’s Club, and St. John’s Anglican Church.”
According to the release, all monies raised throughout the weekend will stay here in KFLA and will support the many programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society, which include art and music therapy, recreational outings, one-to-one and group client, caregiver, and family counselling, educational opportunities for the community, and more.
Anyone who would like more information about the Society can visit their website, or call the office at 613-544-3078. There will also be information available at the Hall during this coming weekend’s events.