34th District Garden Party and Auction

Flyer-click for larger versionUpdated August 15, 2013
34th District Democrats' Annual Garden Party - Fiesta!
August 16, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. - West Seattle Nursery

Our annual garden party is 6:00PM on Friday at the West Seattle Nursery, 5275 California Ave SW, starting 6PM. Sally ClarkSeattle City Council Member Sally Clark will be our auctioneer for a fun-filled evening. This year's theme is Fiesta, with a Tex Mex Fiesta Buffet, cold beverages and flamenco music.

There will be great food, a silent auction and a live auction to include:

  • yachting tour of Lake Union with Dow Constantine,
  • trip for 2 to any game of the NFL, NHL, NBA or MBL in any market
  • a week in Salyulita, Mexico, the surfing town by the sea,
  • a week on the island of Majorca, Spain in a luxurious condo,
  • Private wine tasking for 6
  • cocktail party at the home of Representative Eileen Cody and co-hosted by County Councilmember Joe McDermott!
  • and much more ...

Silent auction items include:

  • Many many gift cards for food and services
  • Drinks with Rep. Joe Fitzgibon
  • Happy hour at West 5 with Sally Clark
  • Walking Tour of Alki with Tom Rasmussen
  • Tour and lunch with Lloyd Hara
  • Lunch for two with Bruce Harrell
  • Breakfast for two with Richard Conlin
  • Lunch with Tim Burgess
  • Happy hour with Mike O'Brien
  • Scrabble and lunch with Jean Godden
  • Mariner's tickets
  • Beer tasting at Beer Junction
  • and much much more ...

Come join us for a gala time!


Flyer-click for larger versionUpdated April 17, 2013
Donation Information:
The 34th District's annual Garden Party is Friday, August 16, 2012 at the West Seattle Nursery. We need your donations for the auction and your donations as volunteers. Download the donation form as a PDF here or as a Word document here. This is our big fundraiser of the year and in order for it to be successful, we need your help. Garden Party chair and point of contact is Carol Frillman - 425-785-7502, fax (425) 392-7330.

The theme of the Garden Party this year is Fiesta!

Most of the money we raise comes from our auction, and we need your help to make this important election year fundraiser a success.

Auction Items Are Needed: Gift certificates are always popular, especially those from restaurants. Most restaurants are happy to donate to our auction. It's good public relations for them, and most Democrats are happy to contribute to the cause. Perhaps there's a shop that you frequent and they know you. You could ask for a donation of an item in the shop, or perhaps a gift certificate. A gift of your time is always welcome, especially if it's time in the kitchen. Dinners at your home or theirs are popular. And everyone loves sweets. Consider donating a certificate for your specialty for the buyer to enjoy at a more convenient time. If you have an art item that you are tired of or just doesn't fit your style anymore, consider donating it.

But do remember, this is not a garage sale. Items need to be in excellent condition. These are just a few ideas. You're creative people. We trust that you can come up with some pretty good ideas on your own.

And So Are Volunteers: Volunteers are needed before the auction to help with the planning and to solicit auction items, and lots of volunteers are needed for the day of the Garden Party. People are needed to check people in and to check people out; people to set up the silent auction; people to decorate the tables; people for all sorts of different tasks. Contact Garden Party chair Carol Frillman - 425-785-7502, fax (425) 392-7330.

An archive of information about the 2012 auction is here, the 2011 auction is here, the 2009 auction here, about the 2008 auction is here, and about the 2007 auction is here, and for results and details about the 2006 Garden Party Auction, click here.

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