Monday, May 09, 2011

Loco Gringo Silent Auction A Big Success!

Loco Gringo forum members held the grand silent auction in support of the Library last Monday afternoon at the Moonrise Beach Bar at the Akumal Beach Resort, and what a resounding success it turned out to be! They had a fantastic turn out of Loco Gringo people and other resort guests.
First we want to pass along a great big thank you to all the wonderful folks who donated so many amazing items for us to put on the block that day and to the children of Hekab Be that worked so hard on art projects to contribute to the auction.  Thanks also to the many LGs who helped us set-up the bidding tables, without your help we would have never got it done on time.

The next big shout out is to the management and staff of Akumal Beach Resort who were outstanding in their assistance and support. They provided, set-up and covered all the display tables as well as allowed signs to be posted around the resort announcing the event.  They even made photo copies when asked for a few more bid sheets. Renato, Jorge and their crews went above and beyond for us. 

So onto the good news….  we are very pleased to announce that after the sand settled and the proceeds were tallied after a frantic 3 hours of bidding we were able to present to Hekab be Biblioteca (the Library) the grand total of : $1200.00 USD.!!!            

Once again, Loco Gringos not only stepped up, but they smacked one clear over the green monster!!  We are humbled every time by these amazing folks that we have the great honor of calling friends.

Thank-you to you all for opening not only your wallets, but your hearts for the kiddos and families of the Akumal area.

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