Save the Date! March 11 for Treats and Talents Charity Auction

Ann Vernon

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the eighth SaddleBrooke Treats and Talents Charity Auction from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the HOA1 Clubhouse. This auction began in 2007 as a Unit 21 affair and has evolved over the years into a SaddleBrooke auction, with steering committee members comprised of people throughout this community. Currently we are busy soliciting donations for a silent and live auction-—and we need your help! If you love to bake, sew or are crafty, we need your talents! Please consider taking auction donation forms (download from the website at with you to restaurants or businesses you frequent. Consider getting a group of friends and neighbors together and offering a fixed price event: the unique feature of this auction. With several people sharing the cost and work, it is a great way to generate a lot of money for worthy charities. Examples of some of the fun fixed price events in the past included the ‘50s Fling, the Beach Boys Blowout, a bird hike with brunch, a wine tasting event, a turtle party chocolate class, a fire pit party and much more. You must attend the auction in order to sign up for a fixed price event; most events will list a specific date, so bring your calendars.

The last auction raised over $41,000 and proceeds went to worthy charities such as IMPACT, SBCO, and Youth on Their Own. Most of the monies are targeted for educational programs and scholarships. Obviously, the money goes to a worthy cause, and, with your support, we hope to raise more than $41,000 to give to people in need.

Join us on Wednesday, March 11 and bid on the library dinner, an overnight at Westward Look or a $500 gift certificate for remodeling, donated by Greg Smith of SaddleBrooke Remodeling. Or, sign up for a pig roast at It’s Greek to Me, a Mexican Fiesta party, a Lemon Drops and Flip Flops event and other fun fixed price events. Please spread the word—this is a gala affair typically attended by over 200 people. There is no cost to attend. Please contact Chairperson Ann Vernon ( 520-825-6804) with questions and to submit donation forms by February 13. All items must be received  by March 1.