The Cars & Cocktail Gala was a wonderful success. Except for a brief downpour, Mother Nature was very kind to us, and made up for the rain with a beautiful rainbow. We would like to thank all of the attendees and those who participated in the silent and live auctions. We hope you had a good time and took home some treasures.

            We would like to acknowledge all of the individuals, businesses, and organizations that contributed to the event’s success, in particular, Bentley Warren, who hosted the Gala at his Antique Auto Museum and Linda Zuke, who, as event coordinator, made the event possible!

            Event Sponsors were: Arundel Ford, Cape Arundel Cottage Preserve, Weirs Buick GMC, Champion Auto Body, Kennebunk Savings Bank, P&C Insurance, Shields Provisions, Superior Pest Services, Thomas and Lord, and Zuke Roofing.   Food was prepared by German Lucarelli of the Ports of Italy and The Lost Fire; the Raw Bar was provided by The Lobster Company. Hiram Benedict entertained us as “Elvis” and Jo O’Connor was our excellent auctioneer. We were also assisted by Cyndi Smith, Michelle Allen, Jen Burrows, Nick Wright of Sharper Events & Party Rental, Rich Taranto of Details Events Staging, Jack Fleming of SOL Events, and Michael LaRiviere of Illumination Events.

            The auction items were numerous and varied. Our thanks go to all of the local businesses, artists, and individuals who donated gift certificates, artwork, trips, and all the delightful items.   We also want to thank those of you who made cash donations during the Gala. All of the proceeds from the event help support our North Chapel Common project.

            We cannot overlook all of the AHS members who volunteered their time and efforts to preparing for the Gala and those who spent their evening making sure things ran smoothly. Our members work hard, but always have a good time!

            We hope to see you all again to celebrate Heritage Day with us on September 15 (one day only).