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‘Bizarre Brassiere Bazaar’ event

May 7, 2013 · Updated 4:18 PM

JoAnn Francis created the above piece for the auction. / Contributed photo

All islanders are invited to the Bizarre Brassiere Bazaar on Friday, May 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Oddfellows Hall in Eastsound. The evening will feature a variety of donated items – artwork, jewelry, services, gift certificates and more – available to the crowd via raffles and a silent auction. Some of the items include artwork from Jim Hardman and Fred Enge, a one-night stay and dinner for two at the Orcas Hotel, spa and massage packages, pottery and gift certificates for books, restaurants, and other island specialties and services.

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.

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. Emcee/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.

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.

Email ferryticketfundraiser@gmail.com for more info.

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