Roadhouse Online Auction a Big Success!

Roadhouse Online Auction a Big Success!


Valdez Alaska, December 13, 2020: For more than two decades the Museum Board, Staff and Volunteers have come together to present the Roadhouse Dinner & Auction. Our annual event is a community celebration and fundraiser for the Museum, but in this year of COVID-19 that was not possible. So, we brought the auction to you as the Off the Road Roadhouse-Online Auction.

The event was truly a team effort, and we are very grateful for all who helped bring it online in a clear, yet entertaining format. Special thanks to our event sponsors: Port Valdez Company, Hennebery Eddy Architects, Alyeska Pipeline, Copper Basin Insurance, Alchemy of Design, Copper Valley Telecom, Arctic IT, First National Bank, Wolf Architecture and Haltness Equipment. The auction was live for one week, Dec. 6 – 12, and during that time we had 75 active participants who bid on 54 diverse items. They ranged from vintage wagon wheels to XBOX Controllers to locally produced artwork of all genres.

This year’s Roadhouse may have lacked the personal interaction of a big family dinner, comic antics from lively auctioneers and the famous Dessert Dash, but it was a perfect example of how community members come together and find success in ways not anticipated in a pre-COVID universe. Your energy and willingness to give both time and money pushed Roadhouse-Reimagined a long way toward reaching our $10,000 goal. Here is the breakdown–auction income $4,305; sponsor income: $3,500; and donation income: $125. Added together, the website fundraising thermometer jumped to $7,430 for the final tally.

A big Thank You goes out to everyone who organized, participated, donated auction items and sponsored our first online auction!

For More Information Contact:

Executive Director Patricia Relay                                                

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