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Bizarre Brassiere Bazaar

April 29, 2013 · Updated 3:02 PM

All islanders are invited to the Bizarre Brassiere Bazaar, Friday, May 10 from 7-10 pm at Orcas Oddfellows Hall in Eastsound. This dynamic evening will feature variety of splendid donated items – artwork, jewelry, services, gift certificates and more -  available to the crowd via raffles and a silent auction. The highlight of the evening’s festivities will be the unveiling, presentation and spirited auctioning of more than a dozen one-of-a-kind artistic bras created by Orcas Island artists specifically for this event.  Delectable hors d’oeuvres from Orcas bakers and wine, beer and champagne from the Madrona Bar and Grill and Island Hoppin’ Brewery will be served throughout the evening. MC/Auctioneers, Mark Padbury and John Clancy, will keep the action lively! Entrance to the event is by donation.

Proceeds from the event will support the new Orcas Island Ferry Ticket Fund, an island-wide effort to provide both information and financial help for folks who need off-island medical care, have no insurance, are under-insured or under-employed.  This program has been inspired by local musician Marlene Dickey and the Orcas Family Connections Resource Center will administer the fund.

Stop by through May 9 to view a rotating sampling of the ‘bra works” through the streetside window of the Our House building on Main Street in Eastsound.

Join us and bring your friends to enjoy a fun-filled evening and help raise funds for fellow islanders in need.   The organizing committee, dubbed Team TaTas, includes Dickey, Ethna Flanagan, Gaylynne Noonan, Beth McElhone, Gretchen Krampf, Carla Stanley, Marta Nielson, Anu Honey and Susan Malins.  Further information is available from committee members or by writing to ferryticketfundraiser@gmail.com.

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