The 21st Annual Pie Auction has come and gone, and on a night with at least two other fundraisers happening the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce was pleased to have a sold out event.
“We had 248 people with reserved seats, with volunteers that’s over 260 people, we made a few changes to the room layout and fit everyone in with room to spare” said Tami Murray, Executive Director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.
“The pie auction is the only fundraiser we have,” Murray said. “It supports all of our community events, including (the) Peninsula Winter Games, Progress Days, the new Wednesday Music in the Park series, plus funds our scholarship programs.”
The theme this year was Mardis Gras, most of the attendees darned a mask or costume.
“We had 31 prize packages that were given away to those that purchased a pie, the highest bid on a pie was $1,950, with two others going for $1,900,” Murray said. “It was a great night, we met our goals and even surpassed a few. We really need to thank everyone that help put this event on — Lots of volunteers and of course our donors and pie bakers. We’ve already set the date for next year’s event and are hoping that people check the calendar before booking their events. We have a lot of great fundraisers in the community double or triple booking does happen but can be avoided with some planning.”
The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce has a community calendar that is open to everyone. They’d like people to check the calendar before booking an event and to add an event once after checking.
“It’s a free service and a great resource to our community,” Murray said.