Bid 4 Boquete, where generous hearts meet helping hands, is once again organizing for its annual fundraiser. The next Bid 4 Boquete Extravaganza will be held February 11 and 12, 2012 and the theme, in keeping with Valentine’s Day, is “Yo ♥ Boquete.”
Last year’s event raised over $58,000! Donations of gifts, services and cash came from 398 different contributors. The 2 day spectacular drew crowds of visitors from Panama City, David and throughout Chiriqui, with thousands of people participating in the fun-filled activities. All proceeds were distributed to the following charities: Amigos de Animales de Boquete (spay and neuter clinic for animals), Buenos Vecinos de Boquete (food outreach to elderly and handicapped persons), Club Leones de Boquete (which is a leading force in building the new library in Boquete) and Fundacion Pro-Integracion handicap Center (providing services for the area’s handicapped).
Yo ♥ Boquete 2012 promises to be even more successful. Event coordinators, Las Tres Mujeres, are Penny Barrett, Bonnie Williams and Nevia Mayers. Committee members have already met several times and have set this year’s goal at $70,000. The list of charities who will benefit has also grown.
Plans for an art show, a wine tasting, Silent Auction, Live Auction, a patio sale, garden and plant sale, raffle, food court, live music, book sale, bake sale, and children’s activities are all well underway. There will be something for everyone, young and old. Mark your calendars now—it’s not too early!
Donations are coming in daily—check out our AUCTION ITEMS PAGE to see what has already been catalogued. To view the Auction Gallery, you can go to https://picasaweb.google.com/113124356077264589665/AuctionGallery2012.
Please note: You may bid on items beginning NOW—or purchase outright for full value. There are deep sea fishing trips, exotic resort and hotel packages, original art works, Spanish classes, gift certificates for gourmet dinners, health and beauty products, organic produce and much, more more!
We are asking businesses and individuals throughout Panama to pledge their support and help make Yo ♥ Boquete 2012 a rousing success. It is a great way to advertise your business or service, and make a charitable contribution at the same time. At the moment, over 40 contributors have donated items valued at more than $14,000—but this is just the start.
Do you have a business? Sell a product? Provide a service? Have an overflow of stuff in your closet or garage? No item or service is too large or too small for Bid 4 Boquete. To donate an item or service, go to our DONATE page or write to Bid 4 Boquete or contact Penny Barrett. Contact Alicia McGuigan to arrange for pick up of large items.