BUILDING ON DREAMS
Annual Silent Auction, Dinner and Dance
The evening comprises of an extensive selection of items to bid on through the silent and live auctions. Good food, good friends and good times are plentiful too. Also featured are presentations from thought provoking speakers and guests, as well as the LDSA’s executive committee. Dress attire for the evening tends to be semi-formal. We must admit though that tuxes and jeans are never turned away either.
“Building On Dreams” is the LDSA’s main fundraising activity, but it goes well beyond that. It is the annual event giving all of our members, families and friends as well as benefactors and volunteers, the opportunity to socialize, have fun and enjoy good food. Many a great bargain has also been found within our silent and live auctions, door prizes and raffles. Ultimately though, it serves as a venue for us to raise the much needed funds that support our programs and services.
This event was born of the idea that if we wanted to achieve the association’s goals, we needed to create a way to raise funds to do that. In 2003, Andy Loebus and Rose Price took it upon themselves to create it. With the help of several volunteers, kind gifts from the public and private sectors for the auctions, our very first silent auction was enjoyed by many from the basement of a local church. We are happy to mark our 10th year in 2012, with ever growing attendance for what is fast becoming one of the major community events for the areas we serve.