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 artwork donated by local photographers and artists, heritage quilts made by the Napanee Quilting Guild, Farm Community Quiltersgift baskets from local breweries, golf packages, sports equipment and other related items, a wide variety of gift certificates from restaurants, salons and other local services, garden related items and much more.
The auction, which has been suspended since March 2020, will take place on Saturday July 9 from 1-5 p.m. and Sunday July 10 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church/Lions Club Hall, located at 216 Church Street in Bath. Admission is free and 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 press release from the Alzheimer Society, on Saturday afternoon auction visitors will be able to enjoy the music of the group “Three for a Quarter” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday, a pickleball tournament will be held at 9 a.m. in support of the Society. Visitors are welcome to watch the tournament and browse the silent auction items in the hall, which is directly across from the courts.
The Pickleball event is the brainchild of Phil Golland, a local Pickleball enthusiast whose mother-in-law lived with Alzheimer’s disease until 2018 and who, with the help of a small group of friends, managed to organize a formidable tournament, the Company declared.
“It’s so exciting to see people in person again and to be able to host a public event again,” said fundraising coordinator Lesley Kimble. “We are very grateful for all the support we have received to organize this event, and we look forward to celebrating a successful weekend. We couldn’t do this without the support of Phil’s pickleball group, individuals and the business community of KFLA, Bath Lion’s Club and St. John’s Anglican Church.
According to the release, all funds raised throughout the weekend will remain here at KFLA and support the many programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society, which include art and music therapy, recreational outings, individual and community clients. group, caregivers, and family counseling, educational opportunities for the community, and more.
Anyone wanting more information about the Society can visit its website or call the office at 613-544-3078. Information will also be available at the hall during upcoming weekend events.