Monday, November 03, 2008

RiverWoods Auction Raises $50,000 for Squamscott Community Commons

A record-breaking crowd of nearly 400 friends, supporters and volunteers gathered at the RiverWoods Auction on October 4th. The event raised $50,000 in support of Squamscott Community Commons -- the largest amount yet raised in RiverWoods' many year history of hosting auctions for area nonprofits.

Ever the gracious host, RiverWoods delighted everyone with a festive atmosphere, delicious food and a wealth of items for viewing and bidding. The spirit of community and philanthropy were palpable as friends and neighbors gathered to talk about The Commons and the future community center. "A lot of it has to do with the fact that it benefits something that touches everyone in the community from young to old," said Laura Sckaal, a volunteer for The Commons. "It's more than just a building; it's something that's going to change the emotional landscape of the community."

Guests bid on items from a Bill Childs pen and ink drawing, to a Sunday River ski vacation and a shirt signed by Celtics forward Brian Scalabrine, with several items selling in the thousands of dollars. "The outflow of support is tremendous," said Robin Drunsic, Executive Director of The Commons. "The Commons is working to fill a great need in the community. We owe so much to RiverWoods and everyone who attended this event for helping us bring a community center to the Seacoast."

"I think this is one of the better parties I've seen in Exeter," said Sal Guidice, RiverWoods resident and event guest. "The other thing we found very delightful is the number of friends from around town who are here supporting this effort, because this is terribly important to our community to have this (community center)."


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