Great Outdoors Celebration & Auction


What’s the best way to celebrate the founding of the South Kingstown Land Trust 35 years ago? Well the Great Outdoors Celebration & Auction, of course. Mark your calendars, polish your flip-flops, and get ready for a fabulous afternoon Sunday, August 5, 4pm at The Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Road in South Kingstown.

This event is the primary fundraising event for SKLT, and it just gets better every year. Truly reminiscent of a country auction, there are delicious appetizers, bartenders that know your name (or will make one up just to tease you a bit), beer provided from a local brewery, fabulous floral arrangements fresh from someone’s garden, and an auction and auctioneer that make you glad you left the beach and chose to support the preservation of open space in South Kingstown.

And like a great country auction there will be plenty of treasures and opportunities for you to bid on. Would you like the weeklong stay in Colorado? A case of fine Italian wine? A day sail around Narragansett Bay? Perhaps you’re thinking about a round of golf at The Misquamicut Club or an offseason weekend at the new Margin Street Inn in Westerly? Maybe a scenic flight, a six-month membership to the River’s Edge athletic club, original artwork, or new plant material?

This year the honorary chairs are our founders: Roger Freeman, Helena-Hope Gammell, Anthony Guarriello, Virginia Kittredge, Ivory Littlefield and Edward Watson. We will honor them “in spirit.”  Their vision and perseverance has led us to where we are today. And just as we would not be here without them, we would not be here without the efforts and support of our members and the community. SKLT is looking forward to celebrating this legacy with their families, our members, and friends at the Barn.

Tickets are available below for $25 or $30 at the door.

Curious as to what will be offered at our live auction? Click here for the full list, and expect to see some fabulous silent auction items at the Celebration!

Great Outdoors Celebration & Auction 2018 Sponsors

Chris Gaffney & Karen Kames
Ken & Dottie Woodcock

Ed & Carol Cimilluca, Martha Day & CN Hetzner, Susan Seyfarth Lovejoy, Susan Duval Phipps
Shoreline Properties Inc, Austin & Susan Smith, South County Steel, Inc.

Trail Blazer
Anonymous, Cheryl & Dan Farley, James & Hope Farrell,
Silver Lake Cottage LLC.- Paul Schurman, Caroline S. Wilkel

Nature Lover
Attorney Jim Aukerman, Gloria & Ian Callard, Christine & Jon Cass, Clifford Renshaw Architects,
Clive L. DuVal, III, Linda & Howland Green, Dr. Robert W. Guimond, Howard Johnson, Inc.,
Carol & John Howland, Lise M. Iwon, Liberty Cedar, MaryLee & Kevin McDonough, Ocean Mist,
Joseph L. Orlando & Diane Fournaris, Tim & Claudia Philbrick, Rose & Kiernan, Inc.,
Ed & Cindy Sabato, Smithco Oil Service, Inc.

Tree Hugger
Susan Clasby, Kenneth Clauser, Bill & Lyn Edmonds, Bridget & Tom Gilchrist, Green Hill Rocks,
Janet Innis, Bob & Shelly Kolb, Gail T. Mathews, Edward F. McGovern,
Michael Mutschler & Rosemary Galiani, Michael & Cheryl Olivieri, John D. Richardson,
Joe & Kate Scott, Jeanine & Ian Silversmith, Roger & Jennifer Smith,
Ms. Linda D. Tucker & Mr. Richard Hodgson

Thank you to our beverage sponsors!

Great Outdoors Celebration & Auction 2018 Committee

Wendy Bowen
Heather Mae Breau
Angela Brunetti
Mo Howard
Julia Landstreet
Deb Stallwood

Photo Credit: Weeden Mist by Deb Stallwood