Pearl of the Chesapeake: a GREAT evening was had by all!

AUCTION: Pearl of the Chesapeake!

TEASER #3 – Amazing things have come our way and the Auction itself will be here soon – Saturday April 27th, 5:30-9:30!

Please don’t delay in getting your tickets so that you may see (and maybe win!) there wonderful items. If you missed the previous two teasers, see below or check your e-mail inbox for April 8th and 11th.

  1. 16″ strand of Genuine Freshwater Pearls, dyed “Raven’s Wing”, with raven pendant.

2. Life-size Laughing Gull by award-winning Reedville carver, Jim Britton.

3. “Bootsie” Rice boat ride; hear stories of the way it used to be living in Reedville and along Cockrell’s Creek “back in the day.”

4. Nationals Tickets for 4! Games available between May and September. Schedule will be available in advance of the bidding.

5. Enhance your party with 3 hours of DJ time provided by DJ Russ. A favorite in the Northern Neck for the past 10 years, he’ll bring all the equipment needed and play your kind of music to create just the right ambiance for your event.

6. “Millionaire’s Row” quilt or wall hanging, commemorating the Victorian homes that have made Reedville’s Main Street famous.

Plus boat services, fine dining, concert tickets, and other useful, fun, and attractive items! Call 804-453-6529 for reservations now!

TEASER #2 More great items to be auctioned at the RFM Gala Benefit Auction!

This year we are trying something new – a special category of items called “Special Silent”, which will be “won” with bid sheets,
but enhanced by the auctioneer’s commentary during the silent bidding time period. These are items that have some significant value, but will not be offered during the LIVE auction. (We have very generous donors and lots of items that need special attention and/or explanation!)

So, it will be fun! Our auctioneer, Brad Smith, will conduct the Special Silent auction from the floor, and the LIVE auction later in the evening from the stage.

Here’s a hint of some of the items in all three categories!

  1. Exquisitely carved kingfisher by award-winning local artist Ed Hind.
  2. Three seasons of seafood from three different local watermen – crabs, fish, and oysters.
  3. A “Kids’ Painting” – new twist but same big size and colorful presentation!
  4. An afternoon rise on the Bay and Wicomico River, in a new 36’ Regulator with THREE 300 HP engines. Hold onto your hats!
  5. Elegant Freshwater pearls.
  6. Full season of treatments from Mosquito Authority.
  7. Brand new Kayak
  8. “Paint and Sip” painting party for 4.
    And more, including generous gift certificates from places you enjoy!
    Hurry and make your reservations!! Call 804-453-6529.


Presenting the FIRST of twice weekly “TEASERS” about items available at the RFM Gala Auction on Saturday, April 27th!!! Below is just a smattering of the terrific offerings from LIVE & SILENT auction tables. Of course, being there is the great part to enjoy
our Specialty Drink “The Mermaid’s Pearl”, plus a full bar, beer, wine, fresh oysters, elegant appetizers, live music and terrific fun with your friends!


NEW THIS YEAR! GREAT WICOMICO BOAT RIDE – Hold onto your hats for a fast and fun ride on Jimmy Scott’s new Regulator, a 36-foot, 900 horsepower boat! Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful scenery along the Great Wicomico and the Chesapeake Bay with a most experienced and skillful captain. There will be water onboard; bring your own snacks or other beverages. Up to 6 people, June – October 2019; exact date and time to be agreed upon.

NEW THIS YEAR! BBQ DINNER FOR 12 – Delivered to your home served with a flourish, and cleaned up afterwards by Linda & Henry Nessul. Included are the Nessul’s famous Maple BBQ Ribs, your choice of potato or pasta salad or cole slaw, Priscilla Finds amazing cornbread, and one of Veda Watts’ delectable desserts. Winner will provide beverages. Available 1 June to 31 October 2019. Northumberland and Lancaster areas only.

“THREE HOTS AND A COT” – Spend the night aboard Frederick Rogers’ menhaden boat the F. Ray Rogers, Jr. out of Cockrell’s Creek in Reedville. Rise and shine with Captain and crew! Be a close observer of what these hard-working men must do in order to make their catch. Eat in the galley and sleep in their “fancy” guest quarters. An experience for two that you will not forget. Good May-October 2019.


HANDCARVED DECOY – Female canvasback duck. Two queen size memory foam pillow with bamboo by Zone Dough, measure 29”x16”.
ONE DOZEN SOFT-SHELLED CRABS – Shed, cleaned, & frozen fresh out of Charlie Gillmer’s shedding tank on Cockrell’s Creek. Winner may claim this delectable prize during the typical soft-shell season, June – September.

OYSTER/CRAB/LOW COUNTRY BOIL COOKER – Stainless steel propane cooker on wheels. Cook outside without worry; the unique design cooks more efficiently than most cookers and keeps wind from putting the fire out. Excellent for large crowds or smaller family gatherings. Donated by GreenTop in Richmond.

ONE DOZEN SOFT-SHELLED CRABS – Shed, cleaned, & frozen fresh out of Charlie Gillmer’s shedding tank on Cockrell’s Creek. Winner may claim this delectable prize during the typical soft-shell season, June – September.

UNIQUE BOAT SHELF UNIT – Beautifully finished and handcrafted by Pete Kauneckas. Made of plywood and oak, 27” x 72” tall with 6 shelves.

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS AT 804-453-6529… tickets are $60 per person for a FULL bar with our signature cocktail (the Mermaid’s Pearl), raw oysters and heavy appetizers, and live music. Checks, cash or credit cards (3% surcharge added to credit cards) for reservations.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to our 2019 sponsors!!!








NOTE: Bring your check book, cash or a credit card to the auction!

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