top of page

Sneak peek!

Hello Summer, Goodbye Winter...fest's Live Auction

Our live auction of unique experiences has something for you! Start to prepare your bids for April 29. Items updated as of April 11, 2022.

Steve's AirBNB.jpg

One week stay at AirBNB in Tybee Island, GA

Book a 1-week stay between October 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023 in this beautiful Georgian 4 bedroom family home within walking distance of North Beach near Savannah, GA. The home has 4 bedrooms with the ability to sleep 9 guests (1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, and 2 Twin beds) , 3 bathrooms, washer and dryer, WIFI, covered patio and table with chairs, charcoal grill, and parking for 4 cars. Find full property description and amenities here.

Thin Man Brewery.png

Name Your Own Beer: WEDI & Thin Man Brewery Collaboration

You will choose the name of an upcoming beer release from Thin Man Brewery along with assisting in a design concert session with Thin Man's graphic designer. You will get a happy hour on its release date, unique shirts featuring your beer label, and social media feature  "brew" day for you and three friends. Additionally, you will receive a $100 Thin Man gift card and one case of your beer. One dollar from every pour of this beer release will be donated to WEDI.

Garrett Martin crop.jpg

Music by Westminster Presbyterian Church's Director of Music Ministries, Garrett Martin

Acclaimed performer and Director of Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Garrett Martin will play the piano at your party or event on a mutually determined date. Let Garrett make your next event an elegant evening of fine music and good company. 

Salvatore's Grand Hotel.jpg

Salvatore's Grand Escape

Enjoy a special night away from home with a relaxing and elegant stay at Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More. The package includes the Good Morning Breakfast Buffet plus a Dinner for Two off of the Dinner for Two Menu.


West Side Bazaar Catered Dinner at

Your Home for 8

Enjoy a curated five-course meal from appetizers to dessert catered by the West Side Bazaar in your home. We will work with you to determine a menu from any or all of our restaurants that will be perfect for you and your guests. Mix and match Chinese dim sum appetizers to Ethiopian injera, Thai beef salad, pad Thai, sushi, ramen, and to bring it home to the U.S. --cupcakes, and you will host a memorable evening. Four bottles of wine will accompany the meal.

Square_Event_750pxX472px (19).png

Couples Photoshoot with Nationally Recognized Photographer Libby March

Enjoy a 90-minute couples portrait session with Libby for 2022. Winning bidder will work with Libby to determine the Western NY location, primary date and backup rain-date for their session. Delivery via online gallery includes approximately 50 digital images for personal use. Libby March is an independent photojournalist and portraitist with ten years of experience based in Western NY. With frequent contributions to The New YorkTimes, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Buffalo magazine, Libby’s work tells stories of issues facing Buffalo, the Rust Belt, and the nation. For more information on Libby’s repertoire of work find her on Instagram @libbymarch or on her website.

3 Nights of Culture! Dinners! Drinks!

A sampler of Buffalo’s cultural jewels: Irish Classical Theatre Company, Road Less Traveled Productions, and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra all await you and your guest. Make these evenings downtown even more special with dinner and drinks at 3 different restaurants only a walk away.

We are currently accepting unique experiences and items for our live and silent auction. Should you wish to donate, please contact Elizabeth Lovria by email or call (716) 507-8276. 

Thank you to our basket raffle contributors!

bottom of page