Editor, the VOICE
The Black Diamond Community Center’s 26th annual fundraising Dinner Auction, held October 7th, was a great success. All money made from this event stays in our community to help seniors and families who need assistance. We provide food, gas vouchers, dairy cards, rental assistance, clothing, emergency vehicle repairs, housing repairs, and help with prescriptions drugs.
Our sponsors were very generous this year. Thank you to: Black Diamond Recycling & Transfer (Dave Ambur), Mary Kay (Karin Ambur), Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company, McGann Electric, Ten Trails, Curtis Lang Custom Homes, TRM Wood Products, Goodfellow Bros. Inc., Black Diamond Bakery & Deli, Anesthesia Equipment Supply Inc., Lake Sawyer Grocery, Johnson’s Home & Garden, and Palmer Coking Coal.
Johnny Morris of TRM Wood Products was our auctioneer. He donates time, money, and had some of his employees attend. Johnny is the best.
Our Board of Directors does so much work before our big night. Thank you to Keith Watson, Jude Irish, Elsie Parkin, Becky Olness, Dave Ambur, Joe Androsko, Tamie Deady, Kari Hammett-Caster, Marsha Tetzlaff, and Judy Watson.
Our cook Jude Irish (Board member) and her assistant Kim Borgen cooked up a special prime rib dinner everyone enjoyed. Kitchen crew members Ron Brentson, Barbara Besagno, LeRoy Holcomb, Brenda Hanson, Brian Adkins, Marion Mingura, Russ from Lind’s Meats, and the lovely ladies from the Mutual of Enumclaw, Connie Berndt, Laura Cochran, Terri Horton, Debbie Snider, Andrea Somera, Tanya Vaughn, and Devonne Wicks, kept things moving all evening.
Cashiers Suzi Dal Santo, Renee Wasson, and Greg Hopkins helped make the close-out run efficiently. Bartenders Karen and Glenn Parker always add fun and charm to our events. Silent Auction closers Setheni Kirschnick, Matt Copple, Melissa Oglesbee, and Kym Sulman did an amazing job wrapping up bids. Extra help with décor were Leih Mulvihill, Irene Vaughn, and Judy Watson. Special thanks go to Susan Kriz for wonderful piano music, and Mariah Deady for creative artwork. Staff works very hard year-round to make this event a success: Leslie Johnson, Helen Bittner, Irene Vaughn, Kym Sulman, Brenda Hanson, and Brian Adkins. They are the best workers around.
Live Auction items were donated by Janie Edelman, Leih Mulvihill, Irene Vaughn, Howard & Dorothy Botts, Cheryl Hanson, Brock & Tamie Deady, Brenda Evenson, Black Diamond Antiques, Mike Lind, Lind’s Meats, Jude Irish, Elizabeth Deady, Carpinito Brothers, Jack & Tina McGann, Ernie & Tori Ammons, Black Bear Outpost, Keith & Judy Watson, Ron & Becky Olness, Karl & Jennifer Koch, Fifth Avenue Theatre, Hamanasu Teppanyaki & Sushi, Maureen O’Brien, The Smokehouse & More, Black Diamond Pizza & Deli, Setheni Kirschnick, and Ginger “Mama” Passarelli.
Silent Auction baskets make up half of our revenue for this wonderful event. The following list includes those who donated items for the silent auction: Almost Necesities, Anesthesia Equipment Supply, Angel Goral, Argosy Cruises, Automotive Service Association of King & Snohomish County, Barry Kombol, Becker Cosmetic, Dr. Nancy Becker, Bill & Sandi Hooper, Bill & Sheri Roth, Black Bear Outpost, Black Diamond Antiques, Black Diamond Auto Parts, Black Diamond Automotive, Black Diamond Bakery & Restaurant, Black Diamond Elementary PTA, Black Diamond Pizza & Deli, Body Works Massage Clinic, Bounce It Up, Brenda Hanson, Brock & Tamie Deady, Bryan & Melissa Kelley, C.C.’s Collectibles on Cole, Carpinito Brothers, Cenex Convenience Store, Cheryl Hanson, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, City of Black Diamond, Collett Ostrowski, Colt & Marsha Tetzlaff, Craig & Judy Goodwin, Curtis Lang Custom Homes, Curtis & Linda Patterson, Dan & Suzi Dal Santo, Daniel Ross Salon & Skin Care, Dave & Karin Ambur, Dazzled Dame, Leih Mulvihill, Dennis & Diana Boxx, Doug & Alison Stern, El Camino, El Ranchito, Elizabeth Deady, Elsie Parkin, Ernie & Tori Ammons, Europa, Farrelli’s, Ginger “Mama” Passarelli, Goodfellow Bros. Inc., Gracene’s Cupcake Boutique, Hamanasu, Hawthorn Tree Massage & Emu Ranch, Hop Jack’s, Howard & Dorothy Botts, Il Siciliano, Irene Vaughn, Italian Fresh Pizza Co., Jack & Tina McGann, Janie Edelman, Jay & Jude Irish, Jim Caster & Kari Hammett-Caster, Joe Androsko, Johna Thomson, Johnson’s Home & Garden, Karl & Jennifer Koch, Keith & Judy Watson, Kevin & Mona Marks, Kim Borgen, La Bella Vita, Dawn Fabiano, Lake Sawyer Grocery, Les Schwab, Leslie Johnson, Lind’s Meats, Mike Lind, Mary Kay, Karin Ambur, Maureen O’Brien, McGann Electric, Mira Hoke, Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company, Northwest Outdoor Center, O’Reilly’s, Oshio 2 Teriyaki & Burger, Palmer Coking Coal Company, Pie Goddess, Pizza Hut, Pythians, Rainier Legal Center, Ron & Becky Olness, Rules of the Road Driving School, Safeway at Maple Valley, Sahara Pizza, Sawyer Spa & Clinical Massage, Sherri Potts, Smokehouse & More, Sons of Italy, Starbucks of Maple Valley and Enumclaw, Studio Hot Yoga Barre Lounge, Sweet Necessities, S’wiched, T&B Nails & Spa, Tacoma Children’s Museum, Ten Trails, The Mint, Tractor Supply Company, TRM Wood Products, Troy Boxx, Work-Sports & Outdoors.
Thank you also to all of you who support our programs all year round: Maple Valley Black Diamond Rotary, Black Diamond Kiwanis, Black Diamond Eagles, Enumclaw Lions, Pythians, St. Barbara Church, Lake Sawyer Christian Church, Lake Sawyer Community Club, and The Loft Salon & Spa.
Thank you everyone who attended our dinner. Thank you for supporting our event, so we can help so many others. We are able to assist seniors and families with emergency help because of YOU. The Black Diamond Community Center is lucky to have so much support.