Youth club’s 48th luau, auction to be bigger than ever

Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club fundraiser supports annual operating costs
By Nicholas Johnson | Sep 20, 2017
Photo by: Paul Archipley Last year’s crowd gets noisy, banging their paddles on the tables during the auction.

With nearly 300 items up for auction, organizers expect this year’s Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club Luau & Auction to be the biggest ever.

Now in its 48th year, the luau and auction remains one of the youth club’s primary sources of funding for its annual operating budget. And with the club embarking on construction of a new facility in Harbour Pointe, operating costs are expected to increase.

New this year is a professionally run photo booth with plenty of fun props so you and your friends can take goofy photos together. On top of that, a DJ will play music so you can dance through the night.

The fundraiser is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the youth club’s Old Town location, 1134 2nd St. in Mukilteo.

So far, more than 25 live auction items have been gathered, as well as more than 250 silent auction items.

Items up for auction include a flight on the Historic Flight Foundation’s “Grumpy,” a San Juan flight with lunch, and several autographed sports memorabilia items, such as balls, jerseys, framed photos and more.

Other items include getaway trips, including a one-week trip for two to Cortona, Italy. There are golf packages, a luxurious half-day spa package at Bellevue Gene Juarez, theatre tickets, dinner and hotel packages, and dinner at Canlis, Daniel’s Broiler, Anthony’s, The Mukilteo Lodge, The Garage and more.

There’s also a firehouse dinner for 8, with firefighters in attendance. There’s also winery tours and tastings, fishing trips, services for both yourself and your car or boat, auto details and oil changes, massages, hair cuts, chocolate and prosecco, tools, BBQ, a pressure washer, paint, a firepit kit, clothing, dolls, and gift baskets galore.

Then there’s the chance to bid on having the famous Taylor “T” for one year. And after the live auction comes what is simply known as “The Paddles.” You’ll have to attend to find out what that’s all about.

If that weren’t enough, you also get a first-class dinner. It starts with an appetizer of fresh clams and continues with fresh wild salmon, Ivar’s clam chowder, corn on the cob, salad and bread. And then there’s the beer and wine tent, which will also offer soft drinks and water.

Last year’s event sold out, so get your tickets soon to secure a seat. You can pre-purchase your tickets now for the early-bird price of $40 each at the club’s secure website: www.bgcsc.org/mukilteo-luau. You can also call the club directly at 425-355-2773 or stop by. Walk-up tickets on the day of the event are $45 each.

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