Wander the Wild
Live Auction and Dinner
Wander the Wild is our annual outdoor fundraiser, a live auction and dinner at the Capital Canyon Club on Sept 24, 2017, 2:30-6:30 pm. This event features live music, a social hour with local wines and appetizers, and a rousing live auction followed by delicious dinner with wine service. The live auction features outdoor related travel and adventure packages, educational field trips and nature inspired works of art by talented local artists. With local, regional, national and international destinations, the crowd is enthusiastically engaged as bidders vie for their favorites.
The Capital Canyon Club in Prescott’s Hassayampa Village Community is once again our venue for this 9th Annual Wander the Wild event. From 2:30-3:30 pm a social hour takes place in the beautiful patio. Attendees are treated to wine and beer and mouth watering passed appetizers as they mingle, enjoy live music, and meander through the Club Room to preview the 45 auction package displays. Raffle tickets are available for 4 raffle items including a kayak from Manzanita Outfitters and a generous basket of fresh-picked produce from the WTW Committee Chair’s own garden!
At 3:30 our guests are encouraged to move to an outdoor tent which is home to the live auction and dinner. Welcomes and introductions are made by Dave Irvine, HCNH Executive Director, and Marnie Uhl, Prescott Valley Chamber CEO and our Master of Ceremonies. Soon thereafter, our auctioneer Jacy Lee takes charge and sets a brisk pace for the eagerly anticipated live auction. Hold on to your auction paddle as it will get a good workout whether you’re looking at a local spa package, a Caribbean Windjammer tall sailing ship cruise, an African photo safari,a stay in southern Tuscany, a Nicaragua beach retreat, a winter week in Tahoe or luxury home stay in Fraser,Colorado, a Bisbee overnight, lodging and wine tasting in Patagonia, 3 days on the North rim of the Grand Canyon, or a local stay at Little Thumb Butte B & B or Juniperwell Ranch, Phoenix day trips including Troon Golf packages, dramatic art photography, and much more!
Once the auction has concluded, wine is refreshed and dinner is served with pre-ordered options of Braised Beef Short Ribs, Basil Pesto Grilled Atlantic Salmon, or Lemon and Thyme White Polenta. A Port Infused Wild Berry Shortcake with Chantilly Cream provides a delightful finish to the meal. Just prior to the end of the evening a raffle is held for the kayak and other items.
IT’S FOR THE KIDS! Bring your enthusiasm and your generous hearts as all profits directly benefit our youth education programs, inspiring over 12,000 children annually with quality, creative hands-on outdoor education designed to introduce them to the wonders of our Central Arizona Highlands.
A fun party for a great cause, don’t miss Wander the Wild, our annual outdoor fundraiser, a live auction and dinner!
Look for this year’s auction packages to be described and promoted here! Stay tuned!
September 24, 2017, 2:30-6:30 pm
Capital Canyon Club
$100 per person / $720 table of 8