Great prizes, food, music at fund-raiser

Two iPods – an 80-gigabyte Classic holding 20,000 songs plus video and a 1-gig Nano holding 1,000 songs plus video, a Hewlett-Packard all-in-one printer/scanner/copier, a finely crafted “thread art” walking stick, a framed photo of the prerenovation Round Barn, an antique tabletop butter churn and a painting by a local artist of a mountainside under threat are among the items to be auctioned off this Saturday afternoon, May 24, at a fund-raising event to Save the Mountain.
The items will be available in a silent auction at the Barbecue & Bluegrass event at Casey Joe’s Coffeehouse in Arkville at the intersection of state Route 28 and county Route 38. Starting at 1 p.m., the event features barbecued chicken with all the fixin’s, music by Not Necessarily Bluegrass, and the auction — all in an effort to raise funds “to help sustain our mountain environment,” says Freddi Dunleavey, co-coordinator of the event along with Beverly Rainone.
Here’s how the auction will work: Everyone attending the event will be given a numbered ticket. On the sign-up sheet for the item you are interested in, write your ticket number and the price you want to bid for the item. “The event is sponsored by the Catskill Heritage Alliance, the local community and environmental organization, and the tax-deductible donations raised at the event will advance the aims of Save the Mountain.
The admission price to the event is $20 for your platter of barbecue, an afternoon of music and a chance to bid.