11 hours ago
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Press Release: Thank You From Bay City
BAY CITY, SL (7th December, 2014) - The annual Tree Lighting event held by the Bay City Alliance on Saturday, 6th December 2013 was a huge success, with the silent auction raising a whopping L$159,271. This, coupled with donations into the bins of L$43,100 gives the event a grand total on the day of L$202.371, and a new record for the event. Another large donation on the 7th raised the total up to L$277,371.
The winning bids are displayed at the Bay City Fairgrounds in in North Channel ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/North%20Channel/128/128/24/ ), and the donation bins are still out an active at that location for additional late donations until the 1st of January. A lighted boat parade and skate party, as well as the New Year's Eve Prim Drop, are still forthcoming at the venue this holiday season.
All proceeds from the silent auction and from donation bins will go to Child's Play Charity. Child's Play is a 501c3 non profit organization offers online communities such as ours an opportunity to help seriously ill children around the globe during their hospital stays with the purchase of games and gaming equipment.
The Bay City Alliance wishes to thank all of those who donated goods and services to the auction: Vick Forcella, Robin Sojourner, Flowey, Pygar Bu, Whiskey Monday, Uccello Poultry, Benjamin Wahl, Zen Creations, %Percent, Lightning Video, Echelon Sands, ADudeNamed Anthony, and Black Tulip, as well as Apple Fall for their generation Linden donation.
Thanks also to our performers, Beth Odets, Christov Kohnke, and GoSpeed Racer of KONA Stream, Marianne McCann for organizing the event, Kinnaird and Rachel Seelowe for helping arrange for donation items, to Kriss Lehmann of Botanical for providing the tree and lights, residents of Bay City for their tree ornaments, and finally, thanks to to each of you who donated, participated in the silent auction, and came out today to participate!
Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.
For more information please contact Marianne McCann.