2017 Gala Benefit Auction –  On Moonlight Bay

 On Saturday, April 8, from 5:30-9:00 pm, the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum will hold it’s gala benefit auction, an evening On Moonlight Bay, at Festival Halle,177 Main Street, Reedville.

“We have an exciting event planned this year,” said Reedville Fishermen’s Museum new Executive Director Lee Langston-Harrison.  On Moonlight Bay promises to be a fun-filled evening with  live music by Olivia Cockrell playing all your old favorites on the piano.  Our decorating committee headed by Linda Schafer, is creating magic and transforming Festival Halle into an amazing starry night consisting of hundreds of twinkling stars and a moon like you’ve never seen before. Reedville’s own auctioneer, Manuel Haynie will be presiding over the live auction.

“This year’s event will feature an open bar offering mixed drinks, a signature cocktail, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. We’ll have shucked oysters at the raw bar and a selection of delicious catered hot and cold appetizers from Tommy’s restaurant and others – plenty enough to count as dinner,” said chairman Diane Reynolds.

“There are wonderful silent auction items and exciting live auction packages,” said procurement chairman Maureen Gillmer. Items include: An oyster roast for 40 people, exciting get-away trips, a large wall hanging tapestry, a two hour cocktail party for 20 people at Jerry and Veda Watts’ home on Mill Creek, a hand carved decoys, three-hour sailing trip on the Wild Thing II for 4 people, a cocktail cruise on Linda and Jim Schafer’s boat, a  beautiful water color of On Moonlight Bay painted by Carol Muratore and many more surprises.

  Proceeds from the auction benefit the museum’s educational and cultural programs that enrich the community and support the museum’s mission of honoring and preserving our local heritage!

  Reservations are being taken now for $60 per person and are limited.  Reservations include all beverages and food. Reservations may be made at the museum office, 474 Main Street, Reedville, VA 22539 or by calling the museum office at 804.453.6529.