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Shop Local This Christmas at the “Give North Grenville” Silent Auction

Date: Monday, December 10th
Time: 6:30
Location: The Branch Restaurant and Texas Grill

Sustainable North Grenville’s December event is a relaxed evening of seasonal cheer featuring our “Give North Grenville” Silent Auction  of goods and goodies from our local merchants and artisans.

Join us at The Branch Restaurant and Texas Grill on Monday, December 10th from 6.30pm onwards for a chance to socialize, but more importantly, to try to snag some locally-sourced gifts for friends and family. If luck doesn’t go your way, meet some of our generous donors in person at the event and discover where you can pick up more of their products to complete your Christmas shopping list.

We hope that this year’s “Give North Grenville” event will be just as successful as last year’s when we had over 30 items to bid on including some warm and cozy alpaca socks, delicately-scented natural soaps, a beautifully-crafted wooden cutting board and yummy Christmas treats to name but a few. The atmosphere was especially enchanting as we had to run the entire event by candlelight due to a runaway truck hitting a hydro pole on Clothier Street an hour before the auction started!  It was so much fun that we are planning to bring in the candles and lanterns again this year, but the option to have a little extra ceiling lighting as well, will mean we won’t have to try to figure out what we’re bidding on by  the light from our cell phones!

If you have an item you would like to donate for our auction table, we are looking for

…locally-madecrafts…edibles…clothing…cards…soaps …..or certificates for local services….practical, useful items., then please contact Clare Weissflog by email c2nlt2@sympatico.caor phone 613-258-5721. 

By donating an item you will be advertising your local products/services to members of our group and their friends who are interested in investing their gift-giving dollars in their own community by supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs. Business donors can also have their name and/or logo included in the promotion for the event on the Sustainable North Grenville website. Donations or promises thereof must be received before December 1st in order for us to guarantee this.

So come on out and enjoy some friendly bidding on fabulous North Grenville  goodies……and get some great ideas for spending your gift-giving dollars locally by supporting our local entrepreneurs.

Monies raised will support the 2013 Sustainability Fair on April 28th. .

Sustainable North Grenville’s events are open to everyone; they’re FREE unless otherwise indicated.   A selection of savoury nibbles will be provided by Chef Bruce and coffee, tea and sweets will be available by donation. And yes.…the bar will be open too!

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Current list of Auction Items

Jar of SNG Salsa
Lovingly made during our Preserve the Harvest event this past fall.

$40 Gift certificate to the Branch
The Branch Restaurant and Texas Grill

Birdhouse (made by Terry)
Michelle McEvoy (SNG)

Up-cycled Kool Aid Lunchbag and Tote bag
South Branch/N.G. School Eco-team

Natural grapevine wreath
Carla Eamon (SNG)

5 Christmas brooches
Clare Weissflog (SNG)

2 gift baskets gently-used items from the REAL deal store, Smiths Falls
Rideau Environmental Action League

Bottle of Wine
Blue Gypsy Wines

Book and calendar
Precious Wild Rivers – 2013 calendar of paintings (Valued at $25)
A Place to Walk, A Naturalist’s Journal of the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail (Valued at $24)

Aleta Karstad and Fred Schueler (Bishops Mills Natural History Centre)

Wooden Cutting Board
Victor Desroches (SNG)

Basket of soaps and salves
The Herb Wife

$25 gift certificate
Grahame’s Bakery

1 pair of up-cycled fleece and knit mittens

Courtyard Expressions

Skeins of Shetland wool
Forest Row Farm

Basket of Goodies
Butler’s Victorian Pantry

Toddler’s wooden toy car plus $10 gift certificate
To Be Continued

Basket of Goodies
The Crusty Baker

Artisan tin Christmas tree stars,Stack and Sort Butterfly Toy, Wooden travel Bingo (bid on separately)
Louise and Company

Gift basket of cosmetics
Body and Sole health centre

Natural Healing comprehensive A-Z reference book
Nature’s Way

$10 Gift certificate
Geronimo’s Coffeehouse

2 Tickets to the Medieval Festival in March

Produce basket including local honey
Nora and Jim de Vette