For decades, the PLAY Preschool craft auction has signified the start of the Avalon holiday shopping season. Hosted and organized by the parents whose children are enrolled in Avalon’s co-op preschool, the auction provides an evening of food, fun and shopping, while raising funds to improve the lives of many of Catalina Island’s youngest citizens.
Dozens of hand-crafted items, many created by local residents, are the focus of the evening. Art and jewelry, home décor and much more can be found during the live auction. The evening also includes a silent auction replete with Catalina getaways, Avalon dining and island adventures as well as gift baskets, spa experiences and mainland experiences.
In addition to the craft and silent auctions, a highlight of the evening has always been the two raffles. Each year the preschool parents collect dozens of local items ranging from newspaper subscriptions to dinners at Avalon restaurants. These items are raffled off throughout the evening, generating enthusiasm and excitement as the evening progresses.
This year’s PLAY Preschool Auction is scheduled for Nov. 14 at the Bluewater Avalon beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.