Blaineauction to benefit MS Society

Published on Thu, Apr 5, 2007 by Tara Nelon

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Blaine auction to benefit MS Society

By Tara Nelon

A Bellingham woman is organizing a silent auction and dessert raffle in Blaine to raise money for the greater Washington chapter of the M.S. Society.

Jennifer Reeves, 27, whose father, of Poulsbo, was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, said she is seeking donations for the silent auction scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the Peace Arch Assembly of God Church at 549 Cherry Street in Blaine.

“But most of all, I just want people to show up,” she said. “I’ve been having these nightmares that no one shows up and I have to eat a whole cheesecake by myself. And I don’t want to do that.”

The event will include a dessert raffle, a live disc jockey, a silent auction for artwork and crafts by local artists, local restaurant gift certificates, beauty products and consultations, printing services and Spanish tutoring.

Reeves, an independent jewelry representative herself, will be selling items from Silpada Designs and donating her commissions for the event as will vendors from Mary Kay, Pampered Chef and Party Lite.
“People can purchase something for the kitchen they’ve been dying to have and also support a good cause,” she said. “It’s also been something that’s very important for me to do in support of my dad.”
Reeves said she will also walk in the organization’s MS Walk on Saturday, April 14, beginning at the Squalicum Boathouse in Bellingham.

Individuals wishing to make cash donations to her team can visit www.nationalmssociety.org. Donations can be made under the “Silver Stars” team name.