We are excitedly gearing up for Olympic Nature Experience’s 6th Annual Picnic Auction (can you believe it!?) on June 29th at Jardin du Soleil.
This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds go directly to Owl’s Hollow Nature School and Adventure Club programs.
WE NEED YOUR HELP as volunteers to make this event successful!
Please respond to this form by June 16 at the latest with how you would like to participate!
All picnic baskets are “for two” and should include:
• A main course • 2 sides • A dessert • 2 sets of utensils and napkins Meals can be home-cooked, or pre-packaged ready to eat cold salads, cured meats, cheeses, finger foods and beverages (optional).
Consider incorporating a promotable theme into your basket, based on specific ingredients, culinary themes (organic, vegetarian, raw, gluten-free), or a style of cooking (Mexican, Southern, Italian food). Examples include fun names such as, An Evening in Paris, The Chocolate Lovers Picnic, & Some Like it SPICY!
Picnics can be packed in actual baskets or other portable containers. Fun ones in the past have included everything from a bike basket (bike was included in auction item!), firewood boxes, and a kraut crock. The more creative, the higher the bidding, so let your culinary spirit shine!
Take a moment to FILL OUT THE BASKET PROFILE SHEET (attached) so we can promote your picnic for top dollar! Also, list items in the basket (containers, utensils, linens, the basket itself, etc.) you want returned. Any items not specified for return will be considered “take home” to the winning bidder.
Baskets can be delivered between 2 and 3:30 pm day of event, and will be refrigerated on site prior to auction. Plan for meals to be taken out of refrigeration about 30 minutes before they are consumed. If you need someone to pick up your donation, or would like to drop it off sooner, please make arrangements with Sarah via text or phone (360-461-7169).
Follow this link to print the required Picnic Basket Auction Profile: https://www.olympicnatureexperience.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Picnic-Auction-Instructions.pdf
Items may arrive to our event whole, divided, or individually wrapped.
Please include an easily readable ingredient list, and highlight any common allergens. Also, label the bottom of any container you would like returned.
Please keep these health requirements in mind when preparing baked goods -All ingredients must be listed-You may not touch any ready to eat food with bare hands.-Wear food safety gloves at all times while individually wrapping foods. -Take precautions when dealing with known allergens such as milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, soy and wheat.-Clearly label all common allergens on the individually wrapped baked goods.-Non potentially hazardous food examples are cookies, muffins and cakes. No cream pies, cream fillings or anything that needs refrigeration.
Delivery Options: To deliver your baked goods the day before the Picnic Auction, please contact Sarah at 360-461-7169. If you will be bringing your goodies the day of the event, please deliver them between 1:30 and 3pm.