Down East 2013 ©
The Riley School hosts its annual live auction to benefit the school’s scholarship fund that provides financial support to approximately 45 percent of Riley’s students. The auction will also serve as a book-launching party for Riley. The community is invited to the Riley campus to enjoy appetizers, light buffet items, cocktails, and live entertainment while bidding on more than forty items donated by local individuals and businesses.
A wide array of offerings will be available, including gift certificates, catered meals, a day’s worth of yardwork, a Latin dance lesson for ten people, and a home energy audit. Bidders may also choose different kinds of getaways, ranging from daytrips to weekend excursions to week-long vacations. Local destinations include five midcoast golf clubs, the Portland Museum (with lunch provided), two nights in Vinalhaven, and a two-to-six day cruise on the Schooner Nathaniel Bowditch. Among opportunities to travel farther from home are trips to Boston, London, Ireland, and the Caribbean. Featured donations from area artists and artisans are hand-crafted furnishings from brothers Joshua and Benjamin Leavitt, both of Hope, and Camden Hills #3, a watercolor, gouache, and crayon painting by Eric Hopkins.