Kudos! to the almost 200 volunteers, the over 400 donors, and the more than 1,000 people who came out to buy, bid, and otherwise participate in this great two-day festival. A great big round of applause for the events leading organizers, Las Tres Mujeres: Penny Barrett, Bonnie Williams, and Nevia Mayers.
Recipients of this year's event will include:
ñ Amigos de Animales de Boquete, spay and neuter program/animal welfare
ñ Fundacion Pro-Integracion, services for the handicapped
ñ Buenos Vecinos, food for the needy and shut-in
ñ Club de Leones, supporting the new Boquete library
ñ and additional amounts to half a dozen other smaller beneficiaries to be selected by the Executive Council.
There are still a number of items and services left that were not purchased at either the Live or Silent Auctions. These include architectural designs and plans, legal services, resort packages, art work, and more. You can check these out in the 50% Album on the Bid 4 Boquete website, www.bid4boquete.com. These items and services are for sale at 50% off the declared value to the first person to purchase. Some GREAT deals here—check it out.
Once everyone catches their breath and the funds have been distributed, the Bid 4 Boquete team will begin to think ahead to next year. For now, they are grateful to the people from all over Panama who contributed time, effort, and donations and to those who came out to participate. Thank you!
Attention Business Owners: Did your business reap the benefit of months of free online promotion because you made a donation of goods or services to this year's event? If not, be thinking about you can donate for next year. Participate, benefit through free advertising and know you are helping to make our community a better place. Contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.