03/04/2017: "Soroptimist St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza Returns March 11"
Tickets are on sale now for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza to be held on Saturday, March 11 at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. A no host bar and auction preview opens at 5:00 p.m., followed by buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m., a dessert dash, and live auction. This popular event is the largest annual fundraiser for Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor.
The Extravaganza raises money to support local programs which include the Cancer Treatment Transportation Fund, Women’s Emergency Fund, education grants and scholarships, plus other community programs such as matching dollars for WIC recipients to use at the Farmer’s Market.
the Farmer’s Market.
New enticements at this year’s Extravaganza are a raffle for a getaway package to La Jolla, California and trips to San Francisco and Sonoma Valley in the live auction. Other auction items are delightfully diverse, offering seasonal, handmade cocktails for your party, a Brown Island Pizza Party, an expedition to Yellow Island, and many more. There are also new offerings at the bar, featuring San Juan Distillery, Friday Harbor Brewing Company and San Juan Vineyards.
A limited number of $35 Extravaganza tickets will be sold for this traditional sell-out event. Purchase your tickets at Spa d’ Bune, the Toy Box, at their table on select dates at Marketplace, or from any Soroptimist.
Founded in 1996, the Friday Harbor club is part of Soroptimist International, a global organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. The members join with almost 80,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories to contribute time and financial support to community-based projects benefiting women and girls.
In Friday Harbor the club raises and donates over $40,000 and thousands of volunteer hours each year to local, community projects. For more information about how Soroptimist International improves the lives of women and girls, visit www.sifri.org or find them on Facebook.