WACCABUC, N.Y. – The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ biggest fund-raiser of the year – its annual auction – will now include a new facet.
While the silent and live auctions remain, the event, on Nov. 3, at the Waccabuc Country Club will also feature a Casino Night, with games such as roulette, craps and blackjack
The friendly, fun-filled event also has the very serious purpose of raising funds for the ambulance corps. All proceeds from the auction go directly to LVAC, allowing it to cover operating expenses, including vehicle repairs and gas, on-board medical equipment and supplies, along with maintenance of the its headquarters on Route 35.
“Since the corps does not receive any local, state or federal funds to operate, and we never charge for our service, the always generous support of the community is needed and truly appreciated,” said LVAC President Jim Reilly. He also thanked the Waccabuc Country Club for the use of its facility and opening it up to the community for the event.
The silent auction begins at 6 p.m., the casino opens at 7 p.m., and the live auction starts at 8:30 p.m. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and two cash bars will be available from 6 p.m.
Reilly said that quality auction items are still needed and area residents and businesses are encouraged to support the fund-raiser with donations of goods and services for both the silent and live auctions. Donors should call members of the Auction Committee, led by volunteers Pam Brokate, 914-763-5322, Marie Preneta, 914-763-6802, Nancy Musich, 914-533-2351, or Ann Hirsch at 914-242-2183.
Auction categories include fine art and photography, professional sporting event tickets, jewelry, gift baskets, toys, sporting goods, vacation getaways, theatre tickets and antique furniture.
LVAC provides emergency medical services at no charge to Goldens Bridge, South Salem, Waccabuc and Cross River residents 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The corps also provides mutual aid to communities in Vista, North Salem, Bedford, Katonah, Pound Ridge and Somers.