2019 Auction a Huge Success! 

This year’s Our Town Belfast Auction was the most successful to date. Nearly 150 guests generated over $15,000 for Our Town Belfast.  

These funds raised will allow us to undertake new projects and better fulfill our mission of growing and sustaining historic downtown Belfast while celebrating our unique cultural heritage. Projects include promotional efforts, beautifying downtown, and bringing together community to make downtown Belfast a better place to live, work and play. 

A special thank you goes to Paul Naron and the staff at the United Farmer’s Market for allowing Our Town Belfast to use the space at 7 Front Street; Pegi Miller, whose design skills transformed the space; Eric Sanders as our guest auctioneer; and Trillium Caterers for providing a wonderful menu of hors d’oeuvres for the Auction. 

Thank you to all of the donors who contributed experiences, art, gift cards, and more.

Thank you to our generous sponsors KeyBank, Whitecap Builders, Allen Insurance and Financial, Trillium Caterers, Rollie’s Bar and Grill, and Eat More Cheese. 

Photo credit to 5iveleaf Photography

Wednesday July 17th, 2019, 6 – 9pm

7 Front Street (former French & Webb building at corner of Miller and Front Streets)

Join us for an evening of community, lavish hors d’oeuvres by Trillium Caterers, wine and beer and friendly bidding wars in support of Our Town Belfast. 

Proceeds from the Auction support Our Town Belfast’s work to grow and sustain our historic downtown to make our downtown a better place to live, work and play. 

Ticket Information

Tickets are $40 in advance and include exceptional food, beer and wine, including a live and silent auction.

  • Purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets $40 
  • Purchase tickets in person $40 – now available at:
    • KeyBank – 111 Main St
    • Camden National Bank branches – 156 Main St & 17 Belmont Ave
    • Katwalk – 70 Main St
    • Quench – 33 Main St
  • Tickets available at the door – $50.

12 Live Auction Items

Half Day of Guided Climbing for Two in Camden Hills
Allow local registered climbing guide and nutritional coach Ryan Howes of Northern Vertical to guide you through the renown climbing routes of Camden Hills State Park. Ryan will guide you and a friend for half a day, providing all gear. No experience necessary, just a desire to learn and reach new heights!
Northern Vertical
$400

Marquee at Colonial
Have your name appear in lights on the Marquee at The Colonial Theatre. The Colonial Theater will put your message to that special someone on the marquee! What would you want to say to your loved one? Messages must be appropriate.
Colonial Theatre
Priceless

Two Night Stay at Tops’l Farm
Tops’l Farm is a camp & farm retreat destination on the banks of the Medomak River in Waldoboro. Tops’l Farm features 83 acres of pristine pasture and hearty woodlands offering an idyllic setting for your unique forest escape. Enjoy a two-night stay at the farm in a tiny A frame cabin or in a cabin tent. Redeemable mid-week only.
Tops’l Farm
$250

Lettercutting with Douglass and Sigrid Coffin
Yes, you can carve a letter into any kind of stone. Douglas & Sigrid Coffin will show you how! This unique 1.5 hour experience for 4-6 people includes a studio tour, alphabet stone cutting presentation, demonstration, and hands-on opportunity at the Coffin’s workshop in Belfast. Letter cutting in stone is an English tradition and is a relatively recent arrival in the United States. Hand letter cutting in stone has taken on new life as calligraphy has blossomed as an art form. Coffin and Daughter hand carve mostly headstones and memorials but also draw up beautiful letters and carve them on donor walls for museums and on buildings, too. Just a hammer and chisel away!
Coffin & Daughter
$200

City Dweller Custom Chicken Coop
Have you always wanted to have chickens? Or perhaps your feathered friends are looking for an upgrade. Well look no further than the City Dweller Coop! Made of upcycled materials, it will comfortably house Belfast’s city limit of 5 birds. The coop will be delivered within tens miles of Belfast by the end of July. You may have to fend off your neighbor’s chickens from this stylish chicken mansion.
Brandi Moore
$450

Season of Snowplowing by Whitecap Builders
Whitecap Builders will plow and/or sand your residential or commercial driveway within 7 miles of the downtown area, up to $1000 worth of service. An estimate of cost for this plowing and/or sanding service will be given prior to the start of the plowing season. If the $1000 amount is not completely used during the first winter season, Whitecap will honor the balance for another winter season.
Whitecap Builders
$1,000

Four Hour Sail for Six Aboard Brigantine Actress 
You and 5 friends bring snacks, beverages, and windbreakers – Hans will bring the 56′ Brigantine Actress and knowledge of the sea. Time to be mutually agreed upon.
Hans Vierthaler
$400

Private Trivia Night at Front Street Pub
Private event for you and up to 16 of your closest friends at Front Street Pub! Evening includes 4 rounds of fun trivia questions, and includes prizes. Work with Front Street staff to add your own twist to the questions and themes!
Front Street Pub
Priceless

Sunset and Lobster Cruise for Four
Maine is the place to eat lobster and enjoy sunsets, so why not do both on the water? Enjoy a 2+ hour cruise around the bay with a VIP stop at the iconic Young’s Lobster Pound for one of their famed lobster rolls. Cooler, glasses, and blankets available on board – please bring your own beverages.
The Back & Forth
$400

Mount Katahdin Via Airplane and a Meal
Enjoy a unique one hour cruise via seaplane to view Mount Katahdin – Maine’s tallest mountian. Take off and land at the historic Millinocket Regional Airport, which was once was the primary runway for the lumber barons of the area. Follow your flight with a meal at River Drivers Restaurant, the premier dining destination of Maine’s Northwoods.
Brandi & Ryan Moore
$300

Private Seasonal Meal in Your Home for Eight
Allow Chef Derek Linker to prepare a seasonal, local meal for you and up to 7 guests in your home (up to eight people total). The 5-course menu will feature local seasonal products from Maine’s land and sea. Derek Linker has a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and decades of experience cooking in establishments such as Bouley Bakery and Danube. Locally, Derek worked at Inn at Ocean’s Edge, and spent the last seven years as the executive chef at Main Street Meats in Rockport. Derek can offer an English-Indian, Asian, French-Vietnamese or traditional French menu, and a wine pairing will be included. To be redeemed within 45 minutes of Belfast in October, Novemeber or December 2019. (There will be a $75/guest fee to cover cost of ingredients.)
Derek Linker
$500

Rollie’s Mug Club Membership
Membership in Rollie’s exclusive Mug Club – no need to wait the 7 years to get yours! Pay for 16 oz of beer, but get 20 oz when it’s poured into your very own Rollie’s Mug. And drink in style with your vintage black satin Rollie’s softball jacket!
Priceless

Preview of Silent Auction Items

Design Consultation for Bath or Kitchen Remodel 
Design consultation for bathroom or kitchen redesign by designer Pegi Miller of Himes Miller Designs. Up to eight hours of consultation on space planning, material selections, and color choices. Building plans in not included.
Donated by Pegi Miller, Himes Miller Design
Fair Market Value: $1200

Bird And Breakfast for Four People
Enjoy a bird walk with local naturalist Cloe Chunn on her beautiful private property in Swanville, followed by Chef David Thanhauser’s Bird Breakfast (cardinal coffee, tanager tea, and choice of finch toast, ovenbird eggs, puffin pancakes, oriole oatmeal, or grebe grits). Mutually agreed date and time.
Donated by Cloe Chunn & David Thanhauser
Fair Market Value: $250

Accounting Consultation from MTA
Income tax planning or financial consultation up to a value of $250. Must be redeemed by 12/31/2019.
Donated by Kali McKarthy, MTA Accounting
Fair Market Value: $250

Child’s Birthday Party at Kids Unplugged
Your child can enjoy a two hour, private completely customized party for a simple and stress free day!
Donated by Kids Unplugged
Fair Market Value: $175

Camden Snowbowl Tickets & Sea Dog Gift Card
Two “anytime” tickets for the 2019/2020 Season. Expires April 2020. 
Donated by Camden Snowbowl
Fair Marketing Value: $111

Two Amtrak Downeaster Round Trip Vouchers
Donated by Amtrak
Fair Marketing Value: $120

Bahner Farmstand Gift Card
Donated by Bahner Farm
Fair Marketing Value: $110

2020 Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce Ad Credit
$385 toward the purchase of any size ad.
Donated by Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce
Fair Marketing Value: $385

BMW Baby Racer
The new sporty Baby Racer, boasting noise canceling rubber tires and an ergonomically optimized steering wheel with horn. Suitable for ages 1-3.
Donated by Zack Plourd of BMW Westbrook
Fair Marketing Value: $129

Beginners Pool Clinic for Women
Cheryl Morin will open her home to show you and three of your friends the basics of the game! Bring a bottle of wine and learn the basics, or simply enjoy private practice time – no quarters required! Cheryl will host you for up to 2.5 hours. 
Donated by Cheryl Morin
Fair Marketing Value: $75

Private Tutoring For Your Child
Cheryl Morin, with an M.Ed from Harvard and over 20 years of teaching experience in the US and abroad, would love to tutor your 5-10 year old child in reading, writing, and/or math for a total of 10 hours. This package is available in the summer or during the school year.
Donated by Cheryl Morin
Fair Marketing Value: $300

Two Separate Coyote Moon Gift Certificates
Donated by Coyote Moon
Fair Marketing Value: $100 each

Be a Co-Host on Dan’s Hot-Tub Radio Show
Have you always wanted to be on radio? Local WBFY radio host Dan Greeley will show you the ropes. Dan’s Hot Tub plays Monday nights, 9 pm, live from Waterfall Arts.
Donated by Dan Greeley 
Fair Marketing Value: Priceless

Sunrise Over The Bay Photo
Original photo by Belfast resident Jen Harris. Includes certificate toward framing from the Belfast Framer
Donated by Jen Harris & The Belfast Framer
Fair Marketing Value: $125

Blizzard on the Bridge Photo
Original photo by Belfast resident Jen Harris. Includes certificate toward framing from the Belfast Framer
Donated by Jen Harris & The Belfast Framer.
Fair Marketing Value: $125

Pet Portrait by Jeannine Audet
Artist Jeannine Audet will create an 8×10″ original image of your pet in the medium of your choice – watercolor, colored pencil, graphite pencil,(unframed)
Donated by Jeannine Audet
Fair Marketing Value: $150

Gift Card to People Places Things
Enjoy a $100 gift certificate to People Places Things, the new store in downtown Belfast which offers authentic design, supporting contemporary work along with the singular thrill of hunting for classic vintage. The rotating collection includes furniture, design objects, lighting, textiles, and clothing.
Donated by People Places Things
Fair Market Value $100

Two Vintage Black and White Photos of Belfast
Two framed photographs of historic downtown Belfast. 
Donated Anonymously 
Fair Market Value: $75

5 Yards of Pea Gravel
5 yards of pea gravel. Must be picked up at State Sand Gravel.
Donated by State Sand and Gravel
Fair Market Value $105

Private Cider Tasting for Two
Private cider tasting for two at Perennial Cider Bar and Farm Kitchen, Belfast’s brand new dedicated cider bar, and the only one of it’s kind in New England. Allow a pommelier (cider expert) to guide you through an expansive and rotating cider menu, (there’s a cider for everyone), and enjoy snacks from the menu of local, farm fresh bites. “By showcasing the variety of expressions of the apple, the landscapes where they grow, and the culinary traditions that inspire us, our goal is to offer a taste of place and time that acknowledges the richness of the past while savoring the moment in front of us.” To be redeemed by 12/31/19 at a mutually agreed upon time.
Donated by Perennial Cider Bar + Farm Kitchen
Fair Market Value $75

“PIEs de resistance” Belfast-themed Fruit Pie
The Belfastiest fruit pie that ever Belfasted – baked fresh for the auction – yours to take home and enjoy!
Donated by Breanna Pinkham
Fair Market Value $35

Conservation Assessment from the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District
Aleta McKeage of the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District and GreenWays Eco Center will explore up to 20 acres of your land and create a written ecological report (Level 2 Consultation). 
Donated by Aleta McKeage
Fair Marketing Value: $100

Full Moon Sail on the Schooner Olad
Watch the sun go down behind the mountains of Camden Hills State Park; then turn seaward and watch the moonrise over the islands of Penobscot Bay. Two hour sail for two people with a bottle of Contratto Mettodo Classico.
Donated by Schooner Olad
Fair Marketing Value: $125

Green With Envy Gift Bag
Package includes a Green with Envy certificate for a blowout or hair style. Gift bag includes Aveda tea, shampoo, conditioner and hand cream.
Donated by Green With Envy Belfast
Fair Marketing Value: $90

Signed Copy of Salt, Fat, Acid & Heat
Samin Nosrat is a regular food columnist for The New York Times Magazine and has a Netflix docu-series based on her cookbook, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.
Donated by Jen Harris
Fair Marketing Value: Priceless

Vera Bradley Gift from Katwalk
Vera bradley bag, throw, and shopping bag
Donated by Katwalk
Fair Marketing Value: $164

Long Winter Farm Soap and Lip Balm subscription
Receive two seasonally-scented 5-6oz bars of handcrafted, cold processed soap in the mail every three months for one year. Also, receive three seasonal flavors of lip balm. 
Donated by Long Winter Farm
Fair Marketing Value: $115

Wellness Package
Cryoderm Roll-on, Ice Pack, Rice Bag
Donated by Maine Integrative Chiropractic
Fair Marketing Value: $45

Camden Harbor Sea kayak Tour for Two
After some basic paddling and safety instruction from your Registered Maine Guide, you’ll paddle at a leisurely pace towards Curtis Island, past cruising yachts, historic schooners, and a working lighthouse. Approx 2 hour tour.
Donated by Maine Sport Outfitter
Fair Marketing Value: $90

Fab Habitat Bali Rug
Indoor/outdoor “Bali” recycled woven straw rug, 6×9 feet
Donated by Yo Mamma’s Home
Fair Marketing Value: $115

Kyrie Irving Signed Basketball
Former NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving signed basketball.
Donated by Old School ME
Fair Market Value: $600

Four Bike Rentals and Ice Cream
Four vouchers for 24-hour bike rentals from CG Bikes plus a $20 gift certificate to Wild Cow Creamery. Explore Belfast’s Rail Trail and miles of scenic roads by bike, and then treat yourself with Wild Cow’s all natural, house-made ice cream. Call to reserve your rental bikes, which can be redeemed at once (4 bikes for 24 hours) or in two sets (2 bikes on two separate occasions).
Donated by CG Bikes and Wild Cow Creamery
Fair Market Value: $120

Two Local Color Gift Cards
Two separate $50 gift cards to enjoy at Local Color Gallery, located in the heart of downtown Belfast at 135 Hight Street. Each of the artists runs the gallery two days a month giving visitors an opportunity to meet one of the artists whenever you stop by. The gallery art changes on a monthly basis to always have something new for your next visit to Local Color Gallery.
Donated by Local Color Gallery 
Fair Market Value: $50 each

“Coastline with Sailboats” Painting
Original acrylic on canvas by Richard Piragis. Piragis is a Navy veteran living in Prospect. ~10″x8″ and framed.
Donated by Richard Piragis
Fair Market Value: $75

“Composition with Stripes” Painting
Original acrylic on canvas by Richard Piragis. Piragis is a Navy veteran living in Prospect. ~20″x15″ and framed.
Donated by Richard Piragis
Fair Market Value: $100

Flag Flown at the Capitol in Augusta
State of Maine or US Flag flown over the capitol on the day of your choice.
Donated by Senator Erin Herbig
Fair Market Value: Priceless

Two Ananda Yoga & Wellness Class Certificates
Two passes for a yoga class at Ananda Yoga and Wellness.
Donated by Ananda Yoga and Wellness.
Fair Market Value: $30

East Coast Barn Quilt
Original Art by Lisa Mishou. This versatile and beautiful barn quilt will bring color and life to your barn, garage, home or fence! 3’x3′ on wood.
Donated by Lisa Mishou / East Coast Barn Quilts
Fair Market Valeu: $250

Quench Metalworks Lunar Cascade Necklace
Lunar Cascade Necklace: sterling silver featuring 5mm bezel set rhodolite garnet. One of a kind made in Belfast by Jennifer Lisa of Quench Metalworks.
Donated by Jennifer Lisa / Quench Metalworks
Fair Market Value: $250

Custom Casual Shirt
One custom casual shirt from Man on Main. Winner can choose the fabric and style.
Donated by Man on Main
Fair Market Value: $108

Family Treasure Hunt on Belfast Bay
Gather your little pirates & come aboard to search for treasure around the bay. Solve the puzzles, follow the map to the spot marked X, pull up the chests and find out what’s inside! The Hunt is a 1+ hour boat trip for up to 6 passengers (at least one must be an adult). Book in advance for summer or fall 2019.
Donated by The Back & Forth
Fair Market Value: $200

Cord of Fire Wood Cut & Stacked
Zach Schmesser, Executive Director of Our Town Belfast, will cut and stack a cord of wood at your home for the upcoming season. Delivered within 10 miles of Belfast. 
Donated by Zach Schmesser
Fair Marketing Value: $300

Two Rounds of Golf at Northport Golf Course
Two rounds of golf at Northport Golf Course 
Donated by Northport Golf Course
Fair Marketing Value: $70

Golf Lesson at Northport Golf Course
Golf lesson for one person at Northport Golf Course
Donated by Northport Golf Course
Fair Marketing Value: $45

Dutch Chevrolet Vehicle Service
2 vouchers for a Vehicle Lube, Oil & Filter Change
Donated by Dutch Chevrolet
Fair Marketing Value: $103

Tarot Card Reading at Alder & Vine
30 minute tarot reading with any of our readers
Donated by Alder & Vine
Fair Marketing Value: $30

 

 

Thank you to our presenting sponsor KeyBank