Silent Auction

If you’ve never participated in a silent auction you are in for a treat. Here’s a preview of the auction items.

Fresh Catch

Painting by Holly Whiting. Acrylics and mica on canvas. 32×48
Value: $1000. Bidding begins at $300.


Painting by Holly Whiting. Acrylics on board. 12″x12″. Value: $350. Bidding begins at $100.


Painting by Holly Whiting 14” x 11”. Reactive metals and acrylics on board. Value: $450. Bidding begins at $150.

Private Bird Walk at Hammonasset State Park with Jerry Connolly

Jerry Connolly will lead a group of up to 10 people on a birding walk at one of Connecticut’s premier birding places, Hammonasset State Park. Jerry and his wife Janet have owned the Audubon Shop in Madison for 32 years, a premier shop for purchasing all bird related items. Jerry and Janet have led bird trips all over the world, and can frequently be seen at Hammonasset Park leading migration walks. He caters to new birders as well as those with years of experience. This is a great gift to give that person who has everything or keep it for yourself and invite your friends. Walk will be set at a mutually convenient time with Jerry. Value: $150.

Private Tour of A Place Called Hope in Killingworth

Todd and Christine Secki will arrange a private tour of their raptor rehabilitation aviaries for up to 10 people. Visit and learn about hawks, owls, eagles and more. Get up close and personal for once in a lifetime photos. Tour will be arranged at a mutually convenient time. A Perfect gift for someone who loves birds, young or old. Value: $150.

Dinner and Dessert: Maria Suchy

Be a guest in your own home with Italian chef Maria Suchy teaching you how to make chicken cutlets for up to four people in your home. After dinner Maria will serve a dessert she will bring. Dinner will be arranged at a mutually convenient time. Value: $100. Bidding begins at $25.