River Valley Pioneer Museum hosted its annual gala fundraiser on Saturday evening. The event featured a silent auction, a prime rib dinner catered by Alexander’s, music by Lonnie Cox, and a live auction.
Ray Anderson worked the crowd with the Zip Ski auction item that seems to show up every gala. Joe Anderson bought it in 2012.
Pat Popham, Betty Flowers and Billy Rogers share a laugh at the Gala.
Emcee and auctioneer Mike McKinney worked hard for the money Saturday night at the fundraiser gala.
Board member Matt LeFever showed a full-size handmade quilt made by Amy Stripe in 1975. Dr. Malouf Abraham, left in the photo, was the high bidder for the quilt.
Great music was provided by local musician Lonnie Cox.
Jim and Marge Hoobler and Ilene Floyd at the gala.
Tricia Mitchell and Suzie Anderson manned the sign-in table.
Eline Burch checks out the pastel by local artist, Carol Reid.
Dorothea and Erbin Crowell
Tallying the totals were (left to right) Vicki Fox, RVPM Secretary Lisa Hanbury, RVPM Director Sharon Wright and board member Matt LeFever.
Tricia Mitchell shows off a leather fossil bag/purse donated by Three Strand Threads of Canadian
Amy Winton was gracious when asked to model the dyed blue ladies’ Spanish shearling coat donated by Marcella Furs of Amarill0
Silent bidders checking out the offerings at the museum gala. In the foreground are Sally and Joe Anderson with Sue Cox at their left.