Wreath Auction Photo Gallery
Green River Valley Museum
The Green River Valley Museum contributed this sagebrush swag made by Sharon Schell. The sagebrush made this swag very fragrant. Peacock feathers were used throughout the piece for accents.
First Bank Stetson Hat
First Bank donated a Stetson cowboy hat decorated with 100, $1.00 bills. Jay Fear served as auctioneer, while Fred Pape held up wreaths for the audience to see. Both are board members on the Sublette County Historical Society, the parent organization for the Museum of the Mountain Man. First Bank was the sponsor for the 2006 Wreath Auction.
Jay Fear and Charlie Lopman
Jay Fear auctions off the wreath donated by Kim Andrews of the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce. Charlie Lopman holds the wreath.
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
December 4, 2006
The Museum of the Mountain Man hosted their 13th annual Wreath and Chocolate Auction on Friday, December 1, at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale. The event is an important fundraiser for the Museum, which uses the proceeds to help fund programs and projects for the museum throughout the year. This year's auction was the biggest ever for the Museum in attendance and money raised.
Some people who were not able to attend the auction asked us to take pictures of all the wreaths and post them online so they could see them. A couple wreaths came in late and we didn't realize it, but most of them are here in this photo story.
Members of the community generously donate many beautiful wreaths, swags and chocolate delights. First Bank was the sponsor for the event donating money to cover the costs of food and refreshments. There were 33 wreaths donated and 22 silent auction chocolate baskets.
Approximately 200 people attended the event. Jay Fear was auctioneer. Fred Pape and Charlie Lopman held the wreaths for people in the audience to see. All are borad members on the Sublette County Historical Society, the parent organization of the Museum.
Those attending the Wreath Auction were given star stickers to cast their vote for the “People’s Choice Award” wreaths. The crowd favorite wreaths were donated by High Mountain Real Estate, Sage & Snow Garden Club and Allen Agency Real Estate.
On a suggestion by Karen Olsen of Encana, EnCana and Shell Oil Companies donated seven wreaths back into the auction and allowed them to be auctioned off a second time, adding even more money into the auction contributions.
Wreath and Chocolate Donors:
High Mountain Real Estate (Crowd Favorite), Sage & Snow Garden Club (Crowd Favorite), Allen Agency Real Estate (Crowd Favorite), Rio Verde Engineering, R&D Group, Ann Fear Appraisals, Moose Country Quilting Service, LaMere Concrete, Julie Early, Green River Valley Museum, Shell Rocky Mountain Production, Wolf Auto Group, Julie James, Faler’s Floral, Tegeler and Associates, McKenzie Meningitis Foundation, Trees on the Move – Barney Snyder, Betty Kerback, Northern Title Company, Green River Valley Land Trust, Sublette Center, Betty Hall, Annette Pape, Kim Andrews – Sublette County Chamber of Commerce, Bottoms Up Brewery, Fred & Michele Pape, First Bank, Learning Center Preschool, Melita Snow, Millie Pape, Andrew’s Woodworking, Judy Raridon, Children’s Discovery Center.
The Museum deeply thanks these Major Buyers: Gayle Kinnison, Shell Rocky Mountain Production, EnCana, Cecilia Richardson, Allen Agency Real Estate, Northern Title Company.
Special thanks go out also to these Buyers & Cash Donors: Ann Fear Appraisals, Wolf Auto Group, Noble Construction, Barbara Bain, Darrel Snyder, Dave Wright, Rio Verde Engineering, Lara Ryan, Paul & Betty Hagenstein, Betsy Greenwood, Tegeler and Associates, Dixie Fralic, Palmer & La Buda, Cowboy Shop, Julie James, Maxine Leckie, Ron Wilson, Joanne Garnett, Dawn Ballou, Jackie Sell, Jocelyn Moore, First Bank, Mark & Cheryl Eatinger, Jilda Senatore.
The Museum expresses their thanks to these Organizers, Helpers, Cleaners: Laurie Hartwig, Millie Pape, Annette & Billy Pape, Carolyn & Dave Bartlett, Pat Jackson, Jay Fear (auctioneer), Fred & Michele Pape, Charlie Lopman, James Rogers, Janet & Randall Montgomery, Diane Boroff, Patty Ellis, Julie James, Hort Spitzer, Clint Gilchrist, Dawn Ballou, Colin Carrier, Tim Kerback, Rendezvous Pointe.