On November 23th, the Mount Vernon Rotary Club held its annual Holiday Gala and Benefit Auction at beautifully decorated Skagit Valley Gardens. Over 150 people attended and enjoyed a delightful evening of music, great food and fun, raising over $60,000 to support local programs and service projects that  make a positive difference in our community.

Thanks to all of those  who generously donated auction items, volunteered their time, talent and resources to make this event a great success. Special thanks to our auction committee, Max Dales Restaurant for the scrumptious feast, and Skagit Valley Gardens for hosting us. We would also like to thank our wonderful auctioneer Tom Pasma, Colleen Smiley and Creative Celebrations, and everyone who attended; we hope to see you again next year!