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Countryside Conservancy begins the bidding

July 02. 2013 1:07PM

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WAVERLY- An auction that includes getaways to areas of natural beauty will help support efforts to preserve local beauty.

Countryside Conservancy Executive Director William Kern said the group’s 14th annual auction “In The Woods” July 13 will offer attendees a description of the work at hand.

“We wanted to give some substance as to what the auction supports,” Kern said about the title of the event. Countryside Conservancy’s mission is to conserve the lands and waters in the Tunkhannock Creek Watershed for the past, present and future.

The Waverly Country Club will host the event at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100 with all proceeds going to support the Trolley Trail Project, a program designed to construct a 3-mile non-motorized trail from Clarks Summit to Dalton. Construction on this begins this year and plans include an opening to the public in the near future.

The auction will feature both live and silent bidding, the former utilizing the standard paddle route, while the latter will introduce a Mobile app, or application software, specifically tailored for the event known as BidPal. This app allows patrons to bid anytime, anywhere at the auction via their smartphone as well as notify of bid status even including when they’ve been outbid. No worries to those attending without smartphones, a team with iPads will be available to assist. For those out of town, the option to participate remotely is available; just include a cell phone number in the R.S.V.P. and the link to join the auction will be provided.

A variety of items are up for bid with no set theme amongst them and include: one- week beach house rental in September in Lewes, Del.; four-night stay at Bainbridge Island cottage, Puget Sound, Wash.; an iPad mini; Private Explorer’s Yoga Outing for 8-10 people from Jaya Yoga in Clarks Summit; lots of gift baskets and more.

Also included are live music and cocktails and dinner. Marko Marcinko, who typically specializes in jazz, and his band Music for Models are the musicians of choice for the evening. Despite his usual preference, Marcinko had this to say about the band “we play a wide variety of music and try to include a little something for everyone.”

Kern encouraged all to participate in this event and reminded those who have not received an invitation to R.S.V.P. by phone at 570-945-6995 to reserve a spot.

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