Fifteen years ago, under the volunteer leadership of Judy Walker, Clermont Senior Services held an Art Auction at John Ruthven’s studio near Georgetown. I still have an original water color painting by local artist David P. Atkins that I purchased at that event.
It was an exciting beginning, and within a few years the Art Auction evolved into the Art, Antiques, & Collectibles Auction, which is now celebrating its twelfth year. This year’s event will once again be held at the Receptions Eastgate Banquet Center located at 4450 Eastgate Blvd. The doors will open at 5 p.m. for the silent auction. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available until dinner is served at 7 p.m. The live auction will follow dinner and, as always, will be the highlight of the evening, featuring world famous auctioneer Joel T. Wilson assisted by local auctioneers David P. and David S. Lewis. We are grateful for the donated talent of this exceptional team.
Frankie Hughart, Fund-raising Coordinator, and the great team of volunteers working with her are planning an exciting event that promises to be more fun than ever. There will be some neat items at this year’s event – something for every interest. Items include an antique phonograph player with a large collection of 78 rpm vinyl records, some fine glassware, a pair of Victorian lamps, a vintage humidor, and many beautiful pieces of artwork by John Ruthven, David P Atkins, Mary Mark, and other talented artists.
If you’ve been to this event before, you know how much fun it is. The dinner, auction, and good time with friends is well worth the $45 admission. Advance registration is required.
For registration information you can call Clermont Senior Services at (513) 724-1255, or visit www.clermontseniors.com to register on line. While you’re visiting the website be sure to visit the auction gallery page to see many of the items that will be in the silent and live auctions.
We hope you will be there, but if not, you can still support the event by purchasing raffle tickets.
You do not have to be present to win. Raffle tickets are three for $20, and the prizes include: Reservations for two on the Cincinnati Dinner Train; a 19” LCD Flat Screen TV; a Catalina Creations Cauldron Fire Pit; and a Premium Christian Moerlein Beer Basket & a gift certificate to Moerlein’s new Lager House Restaurant. To order raffle tickets call the office number listed above.
This event supports meals-on-wheels and other services that help improve the quality of life of frail older adults, enabling them to continue enjoying the comfort of their own homes. I hope you will be able to join us for this year’s event.
George Brown is the executive director of Clermont Senior Services.