On November 10th, the Mount Vernon Rotary Club held its annual Holiday Ball and Benefit Auction at beautifully decorated Skagit Valley Gardens. Over 125 people attended and enjoyed a delightful evening of music, great food and fun, raising $53,000 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 chairs, Carl and Carmen Bruner, Max Dales Restaurant for the scrumptious feast, the Ellis Brothers and Sounds Fun for the musical magic, the Enchanted Florist and Mark’s on Pine for the fabulous centerpieces, 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!