The Tannery Pond Center 2020 Fall Auction has officially ended!

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped make Tannery Pond Center’s first ever Online Auction a success – the businesses, artists and individuals who donated auction items from their hearts and hands; the employees and volunteers who spent many hours doing all the behind the scenes work; and YOU, the bidders, without whom this auction could not have happened.

Together, we raised just over $3,000 and helped to ensure the long-term viability of Tannery Pond Center and continue to provide quality arts and community programs to the Gore Region and southern Adirondacks.

If you won an item in the auction, CONGRATULATIONS!  Please pick it up during regular hours at the Tannery Pond Community Center by November 21 (see hours at the bottom of this email).  If you need to make alternate arrangements, please call (518) 251-2505 ext. 128.

All who registered at the auction website were entered to win a raffle for complimentary tickets to 4 post-pandemic performances presented by Tannery Pond Center. And the winner is… Jane Derickson Shafer! Congratulations Jane!

Click here to view the auction – register to bid and enter the free raffle.

Tannery Pond Center is sponsoring its first ever online auction from October 23 thru 8:00 pm on November 8. There are some terrific items up for grabs – it pays to take a look whether you are shopping for the holidays or just treating yourself. PLUS… everyone who registers on the auction website (whether or not you even enter a bid) will be entered automatically into a FREE RAFFLE! 

By purchasing an item in the auction, you are helping to ensure the long-term viability of Tannery Pond Center and helping us to continue to provide quality arts and community programs to the Gore Region and southern Adirondacks. At least 50% of the auction proceeds will be used to build Tannery Pond Center’s endowment fund, with the remainder to be used to support programming, community outreach and other needs. By purchasing an item in the auction, you are helping to ensure the long-term viability of Tannery Pond Center and helping us to continue to provide quality arts and community programs to the Gore Region and southern Adirondacks.

Tannery Pond Center has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a typical year, a significant portion of revenue depends upon concerts and performances. And though we cannot present events with a live audience, Tannery Pond Center continues to support arts and community with art exhibits and receptions (socially distanced with masks required), is building technical capacity to offer virtual concerts, and has even found ways to institute new programs, such as Sketch our Town, an outdoor sketching program for adults and children, and Kids’ Art, a series of outdoor programs for children of all ages. 

THANKS to all of the businesses and individual supporters for their generous donations to the auction. If you can, please help us to show gratitude for their generosity by thanking these individuals and patronizing these businesses.

What can I win?

Bid on gift certificates to nearby restaurants, fabulous gifts, unique experiences and one-of-kind art. Starting October 19, click here to preview the 40+ items up for grabs. Bid early and bid often!

  • Here is a sampling of what you will find:
    • Trail Passes and a group cross-country ski lesson for two at Garnet Hill Outdoor Center
    • Gift certificates to grab a bite, or toss back a few, at Trapper’s Tavern, becks TAVERN and Northway Brewing Company
    • Glamping in style in a rustic Johnsburg cabin (not too rustic – there’s heat and electricity!) or go for the creature comforts of the Goose Pond Inn
    • Garnet necklace on sterling silver chain from J&J Brown Garnet Studio
    • Original art by Joanne Millis, Elizabeth MacFarland, Anna Conti and Sandy Sangster
    • Weekender bags in the latest styles from Vera Bradley
    • Treats for your 4-wheeled baby from Autozone and Warren Ford
    • Satisfy your sweet tooth (or someone else’s) with Barkeater Chocolates and syrup from Maple Knoll Farm
    • Handcrafted cozy comfort from Mary Jo Keeler, Kathy Maiorana and others
    • Help in the kitchen, including a mini slow cooker, bakeware from Le Creuset and Sur la Table and gourmet canned treats
    • And so much more!

How do I bid on an item?

Begin placing your bids on October 23. Click here, then follow the directions on the website to register and then start bidding. You may enter as many bids as you want on as many items as you want.

Bid early and often. And remember to check back on your bids to see if you are still in the lead. If you’ve ever seen an online auction, you know that much of the action happens in the final hours and minutes. Be sure to keep tabs on the status of your bids all the way to the end of the bidding at 8:00 pm on November 8. After it’s going, going, going, it will be gone!

If I win, how do I get the items?

First, congrats on the winning bid! Winners are asked to pick up items at the community center by November 21. Please plan to do so during regular business hours or call (518) 251-2505 x128 to make other arrangements. You are also welcome to ask a friend to pick up for you, though we ask that you let us know beforehand.

Unfortunately, we are not able to ship items – unless they fit in a standard size envelope.

How does the FREE RAFFLE work?

Every person who registers at the auction website will be entered to win – even if you do not place a bid!

Image of two ticket vouchers for concerts and performances presented by Tannery Pond Center in North Creek, NY.

The winner will receive a pair of tickets to each of 4 performances to be sponsored by Tannery Pond Center – $160 total value!

The raffle winner will be announced on November 10. By entering the raffle, you consent to having your name appear on Tannery Pond Center’s website and social media if you win. You may decline participation in the raffle by contacting the director at any time.

Current trustees and employees of Tannery Pond Center are ineligible to participate in the raffle. 

A big THANK YOU to the businesses and individuals who contributed to the auction:

AutoZone Auto Parts, Barkeater Chocolates, Basil & Wick’s Restaurant, becks TAVERN, Camp Garuda, Community Bank, Cronin’s Golf Resort, Garnet Hill Lodge, Goose Pond Inn, Gore Mountain Real Estate, Home Depot, John Gable – Edward Jones Investments, Maple Knoll Farm, Northway Brewery, Phoenix Inn Resort, The Hyde Collection, The Log Jam, Vera Bradley Factory Outlet, and Warren Ford

Sharon Barr, Judy Brown, Anna L. Conti, Susan DeGrush, Cheryl Gillespie, Mary and John Goddard, Karen Hanley, John Homer, Mary Jo Keeler, Elizabeth MacFarland, Kathy Maiorana, Joanne Millis, Patty Morehouse, Sandy Sangster, Donna and Ed Welch, and Jennifer Zimmerman