Museum Wreath & Chocolate Auction Dec. 3
Annual fundraiser for the Museum of the Mountain Man
by Pinedale Online!
November 28, 2021
The Museum of the Mountain Man will host their annual Wreath & Chocolate Auction on Friday, December 3rd starting at 6:00PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. The event is a fundraiser for programs and projects for the upcoming year at the Museum. Admission is free.
Each year individuals, organizations and businesses create unique wreaths, swags and chocolate delights and donate them to the Museum for the annual Wreath & Chocolate Auction. This holiday event, held annually on the first Friday evening of December, is a great way to kick off the Christmas season festivities. The event includes a live auction for wreaths and a silent auction featuring chocolate and gift baskets. This year Dave Stephens will serve as the Auctioneer. Started in 1993, this annual event has become a highlight of the holiday season in Sublette County.
The social hour will be between 6:00-7:00PM with free food and drinks. Dinner is being catered by The Den. This is a chance to enjoy the dinner, drinks, socialize with friends, preview the selection of beautiful hand-crafted wreaths, register for the live auction, and place bids for chocolates and in the silent auction.
There will also be special guests VOICES 8 singing Christmas carols during the social hour. VOICES 8 is a consortium of soloists dedicated to excellence in ensemble singing to honor exceptional talent in the community to share music in varied settings to sing music from all genres - sacred, secular, classical, jazz, pop, oratorio, opera, and world to challenge each member to excel and mirror commitment to signing to exemplify "music is forever." Members include Kim Buchanan, Valerie Lee, Sue Holz, Teisha Preece, Greg Allen, Aaron Preece, Shawn Buchanan, and John Overgaag.
The live wreath auction will begin at 7:00PM. Wreaths will be sold via LIVE auction and bidding only. Chocolates and other items sold via companion online SILENT auction at one.bidpal.net/mmmwreath2021. All silent auction items will be on display at the LIVE event and pictured online, but bidding available online only. Sign up now to be notified via text when online SILENT auction bidding begins. SILENT bidding is best via cell phone. Help with SILENT bidding will be available at the LIVE event. Pictures will be posted on the website as people bring in their creations and they can be photographed, so please keep checking back to the website during the week from when this article gets posted until the day of the auction. Some pictures will go up the day of the auction as items come in for the live event.
For questions or more information, contact the Museum of the Mountain Man, 307-367-4101. They will be open special hours the week before the Wreath Auction, Monday through Thursday, November 29th -30th and December 1-2 for anyone who would like to shop in their gift shop or see the Museum. They won’t be open on Friday, December 3rd the day of the wreath auction. Wreath donors are asked to turn their wreaths into the Museum by Wednesday, December 1st.