Great Outdoors Celebration & Auction


Sunday, August 11
4 – 6:30 pm
SKLT Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Rd.

Have you ever been to a fundraising auction in a stuffy room with the hum of fluorescent bulbs and an array of items you’d rather pay to give away than take home, for a worthy cause that doesn’t impact you directly? Well, now picture the opposite.

First, location, location, location… This event is held at the Barn at Weeden Farm, 17 Matunuck Beach Road. It’s a celebration held outdoors overlooking restored stone walls and fields with unsurpassed beauty. You’ll be surrounded by friends, new and old, eating delicious snacks with a tasty beverage in hand and fun to be had.

Those who like to ponder while snacking and sipping enjoy the Silent Auction of mini adventures, gift cards, plants, and all manner of treasures. The Live Auction is led by the spirited Louis Raymond, whose theatrical antics as auctioneer delight bidders and viewers alike.

Auction items include a day of sailing, a weekend getaway, a round of golf, an afternoon of quahogging, memorable wine, bespoke furniture, and unique items. A listing of items will soon appear on the website and be updated through July.

This signature fundraising event supports the maintenance and care of over 2,860 acres throughout our community. With your help, SKLT protects our drinking water, supports local farmers, ensures habitat for the wildlife we love, and provides more than 13 miles of groomed trails through some of the world’s most beautiful places. Come one, come all for a Celebration of the Great Outdoors.

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Great Outdoors Celebration & Auction 2019 Sponsors

Ken & Dottie Woodcock

Deb & Peter Zawisza

Ed & Carol Cimilluca, James & Hope Farrell, Susan Seyfarth Lovejoy, South County Steel, Inc.

Trail Blazer
Linda Tucker & Richard Hodgson, Caroline Wilkel

Nature Lover
Ian & Gloria Callard, Sue Clasby & Ed Buzzi, Clifford Renshaw Architects,
Claudia Flynn, Artist & Troy West, Architect, Dr. Robert W. Guimond, Howard Johnson Inc,
Carol & John Howland, Ben & Jean McCleary, Michael Mutschler & Rosemary Galiani,
Orson and Brusini LTD., Tim & Claudia Philbrick, John D. Richardson, Jeanine & Ian Silversmith,
South County Sand & Gravel Co., Maura Travers, Nancy W. Weidinger,
Westerly Community Credit Union

Tree Hugger
Air Flow Inc., Gail T. Mathews

Thank you to our beverage sponsors!

Great Outdoors Celebration & Auction 2019 Committee

Wendy Bowen
Heather Mae Breau
Angela Brunetti
Julia Landstreet
Deb Stallwood
Caroline Wilkel


Photo Credit: Ann Manion