Thank You! Our It’s Magic Gala was a Great Success!

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Skagit County Makes it a Magical Night for Kids!

On Friday, November 7th, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County held its Annual Gala event to raise funds for operations of the four Clubs located in Anacortes, La Conner, Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley. “It’s Magic!” took place at the new Christ the King event center in Burlington. With many Silent and Live Auction items to choose from, there was something for everyone, and as a result, bids reached all-time highs on many items.

The generosity of the Skagit community was in full force throughout the evening as auctioneer Tom Pasma and guest Emcee Rob Martin led the audience through the program. Boys & Girls Club supporters from all parts of the County were in attendance, and there was a celebrity sighting, as Scooter the Beer Guy, famed for his presence as a vendor at Mariners and Seahawks games, joined the effort as a special guest beer steward and a spotter during the Live Auction. Guests were treated to remarks by 2014 Youth of the Year Bobby Castro who is currently attending the University of Washington, in addition to commentary from Club kids representing all of our communities.

The night was an incredible success, with more than $145,000 raised for youth in Skagit County, a 50% increase over the previous year. Because of generous sponsorships from many Skagit County businesses and organizations, all money raised that night will go directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs implementing its mission; to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. “As we enter the holiday season, I’m so thankful for the philanthropy demonstrated by our community,” said Annette Booth, President of the Board of Directors for the Club. She went on to praise the collective effort that made the evening truly magical, “Our Gala Committee really wrapped themselves into making this a big year for the organization. On behalf of myself and co-chair Stephanie Hooper, we’d like to thank everyone who was a part of making it such a magical night for kids.”

Thank you to our Board, Gala Committee, Attendees, Bidders, Volunteers, Employees, CTK Staff, Community Investors and Sponsors!

Thank You to all of our Supporters!

5th Avenue Theatre
A&C Automotive
Adara Salon & Spa
Airfield Estates
Alaska Airlines
All Rivers & Saltwater Charters
Anacortes Automotive
Anacortes Dive Shop
Anacortes Kayak Tours
Anacortes Pizza Factory
Annette Booth
Ashley Home Furniture
Avalon Golf Links
Avenue Catering
Azusa Farm & Garden
Banfield Pet Hospital
Barrett Financial
Becky Taft
Ben Vanderwerff
Birch Rental & Sales
Blade Chevy
Boundary Bay Brewery
Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton & Franklin Counties
Brock Mullins Photography
Bunnell Family Cellars
Burton Jewelers
Business Bank
Cascade Cosmetic Center
Cascade Natural Gas
Cedar Creek Lumber
Charles’ Fine Jewelry
Christ the King Community Church
Coastal Farm & Garden
Columbia Distributing
Columbia Point Golf Course
CPI Plumbing & Heating
Craft Stove
CrossFit Skagit
Dad’s Diner
Dale & Susan Ragan
Deception Distillery
Don Wick
Dwayne Lane’s Ford
E&E Lumber & Home Center
Eaglemont Golf Course
EDASC
Elliott Tire & Service
Embellish
Enchanted Florist
Envy Salon
Experience Music Project
Faley Brothers
Fidalgo Bay Coffee
Gere-a-Deli
Glass Aquarium
Greg Lewis
Gretchen’s
Hampton Inn
Handbag Consignment Shop
Heritage Bank
Hidden Meadow Ranch
Holland America Cruises
HRC
Hughes Law Group
The Faley Family
Jeffrey Van Den Top
Jerry H Walton Foundation
Judd & Black
K&H Print Solutions
Karl’s Paints & Art Supplies
Kido Safaris
Kitty Hawk Bar & Grill
Kris Tully
Kyle Kendrick
La Conner Country Inn & Channel Lodge
La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib
Lee Mann Photography
Leo Osborne
Lickety Clips
Lowe’s
Lin Tucker
Mac Madenwald
Maggie Potter
Manresa Castle
Marie-Claire Dole
Mark Lawrence
Matt Halliday
Mexico Café
Mike & Dianne Crawford
Mike Gubrud
Mt. Baker Gymnastics
Museum of Northwest Art
North Cove Coffee
Northstar Stone & Landscape
Overlook Golf Course
Pat Barrett
Pat Grenfell
Pat Rimmer’s Les Schwab Tires
Paul Thorne
Pavé Jewelry & Design
Per Dona Spa & Salon
Puget Sound Energy
Rejuventation
Richard Bennett
RIS Insurance Services
Riverside Health Club
Roger Small
Rolfson’s Home Furnishing
Ron McHenry
Safeway
Samish Indian Nation
Seattle Seahawks
Simmons Agency
Skagit Cycle Center
Skagit Golf & Country Club
Skagit River Ranch
Skagit Valley Co-op
Snohomish Skydive
Starbucks
Stephanie Hooper
Strandberg Construction
Strauss Jewelers
Swinomish Casino & Golf Links
Tammy Findlay
Taproot Theatre
The Apothecary Spa
The Majestic Inn
Tracy Dugas
UW Husky Athletics
Valley Electric
Warren Walz
Wendy Gray
Woodland Park Zoo
Yolanda Sakuma
ZAP Pro Lube & Brake

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