Monday, April 1, 2013
More than 750 people attended the sold-out event at the Recreation Center that included performances by Berkley School District orchestra students and the Berkley High School drum line.
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Monday, April 1
(The 2013) Huntington Woods Men’s Club Service Auction generated over $135,000, the highest revenue in the annual event’s 32 year history. Scott Kube, club president, expects net proceeds to also set a record when final bills are tabulated and paid in a few weeks. The Friends of Burton Community Park will receive $65,000 of the proceeds to help rebuild the playground at Burton Elementary School. People paid $15 each to attend the sold-out auction at the HW Rec Center. The four hour, open house style event was attended by 750+ people who enjoyed food and beverages donated from area restaurants. Kube said, “We’re happy for the kids and our community that will benefit from our auction. This super event could not happen without the wonderful …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Share your pictures from the annual Huntington Woods celebration on Patch.
The Huntington Woods Men's Club Service Auction was held Saturday night and, as usual, it was an affair to remember. Lucky residents bid on prizes including an African safari vacation, dinner, sporting event tickets, artwork, home improvement packages and more – all to benefit the overhaul of Burton Community Park. The service organization has pledged to donate $65,000 worth of auction proceeds to replace the park's aging, splintering play structure. The auction is a rite of spring in Huntington Woods, when residents come out after the long, dreary winter to see and be seen at the packed Recreation Center, catch up with old friends and meet new neighbors. So, click the "Upload Photos and Video" button to show us all the fun and leave a …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Get the scoop on what to wear, when to arrive, bidding strategy, parking and more ahead of the annual gala Saturday, March 23.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
'We pride ourselves in doing things as a community,' resident says as 800+ people bid on hundreds of items.
When the invasive Emerald Ash Borer made its unwelcome mark on the trees of Huntington Woods a few years back, community members weren’t letting their trees go down without a fight. The 31st annual Huntington Woods Men’s Club (HWMC) Service Auction on Saturday night was proof enough of that. “We pride ourselves in doing things as a community,” said Tony Lehmann, a longtime resident and Men’s Club member. “This event is the metal of Huntington Woods. This is how we show what we are made of.” More photos from the 2012 Men's Club auction The charity auction drew in an estimated 800 community members strolling through Huntington Road, Scotia Avenue and Lincoln Drive. Not the streets Huntington Woods residents live on and commute through each …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The Huntington Woods Men's Club event draws a lively crowd bidding on hot-ticket items such as vacation packages, liquor baskets and fine jewelry.
It’s no secret that the Huntington Woods Recreation Center was the place to be Saturday evening. The 31st annual Huntington Woods Men’s Club (HWMC) Service Auction had an estimated 800 community members strolling through Huntington Road, Scotia Avenue and Lincoln Drive – auction lanes set up around the gym. Shoulder-to-shoulder, attendees made their way through the tables that showcase hundreds of items and end with friendly faces at each corner. Men’s Club member Tony Lehmann calls it “the two degrees of separation” in “The Woods.” “You know everyone around here,” he said with a laugh. This year’s money raised will help the much-needed tree maintenance program that was compromised with the invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer over the last …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Saturday's popular fundraiser/social event has sold out for the second year, which helps boost its 2012 capital improvement donation to help maintain the city's character.
The notion of civic pride seems like an antiquated luxury in America today, unless of course you happen to live in a town like Huntington Woods — where July’s Independence Day parade could only be eclipsed in popularity by this Saturday’s Men’s Club Service Auction. The Men’s Club Auction, as it’s referred to in “the Woods,” marks its 31st year on Saturday and, as a testament to its draw, has sold out for the second straight year. The annual fundraiser regularly draws several hundred attendees, with a majority of the proceeds donated to the city for capital improvements. This year’s auction project, or theme, will help re-establish the city’s annual tree maintenance program, which has been operating on a shoestring budget for the last …