Blaze a Trail for View Ridge at the 2017 Auction



Country Nights: Blaze a Trail at the annual View Ridge Elementary Auction!

When: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Mountaineers Club

Why: All of the proceeds we corral from the auction support our fantastic faculty and staff
through increased classroom support and enrichment programs in music, computers,
library and the arts. Shine your boots for a stompin’ good time and enjoy a night filled with friends, fun, laughter, good eats & bevvies and the chance to bid on great items and
experiences—all to help Blaze a Trail for View Ridge.

How to Help: You can support View Ridge in many different ways! Purchase your auction tickets here. Donate to the Dessert Dash, you’ll find details here. Sign up to volunteer the day and/or night of the auction. Bid on an auction item during the Online Auction March 30-April 6. And you don’t have to attend the auction to make a difference. Consider making a tax-deductible donation here.

Get ready to light up the night!  Visit the View Ridge Auction Website for more details.

Ollie the Cowpoke

Much obliged for your support!


When is the auction event?
Friday, April 21, 2017. Barn doors open at 5:30 p.m.

When do auction tickets go on sale?
Tickets will go on sale on March 8, 2017 at high noon. Visit the auction ticket website to purchase online.

How much are tickets?
Ticket prices are $75 per person, which includes your event entrance, a plated dinner, beer and wine. Kick up your party a couple of notches with the Salty Spur signature bottomless cocktail & souvenir drink jar–limited quantities–for just $20 per person.

What about tickets to the after party?
Join us at the after party for an additional $15 per person! We’ll have a LIVE band and a special delivery of Dick’s Drive-In burgers. Sign ups will be available during the Online Auction and we may have a limited quantity available at the auction event.

What is the program—how long will the event last?
The main auction event is 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. but don’t fret if you can’t arrive right when the event opens. After rounding up the funds for our little ones, our after party will start with our live band for a boot scootin’, line-dancin’ good couple o’ hours! Somewhere in there, Dick’s Drive-In burgers will arrive!

  • 5:30 p.m. – Barn Doors Open | Registration & Silent Auction Begin
  • 7:40 p.m. – Dinner is Served | Plated dinner featuring BBQ Chicken & Shredded Beef OR Black-Eyed Pea & Corn Chili
  • 7:50 p.m. – Live Auction Begins | Classroom Art, Dessert Dash, Raise the Paddle
  • 10:05 p.m. – After Party Begins | LIVE Band
  • 12:00 a.m. – Shindig Closing Time

What kind of items are at the auction?
There truly is something for everyone! The online auction will have kid and adult party tickets, teacher experiences, sports camps, gift certificates to local waterin’ holes, and other fun-tastic items up for grabs. The night of the auction will feature even more items available for the bidding! During the silent auction, expect to see Pacific Northwest experiences, salon and spa packages, fitness classes, fine art, wines, sporting event tickets and donations from popular local business. The live auction will feature the always exciting classroom art projects and amazing items such as travel getaways and group dinner events.

When is the Online Auction?
It opens Thursday March 30 and closes a week later on April 6, 2017. On March 30, visit the auction website to check it out!

Why do we have an auction?
The View Ridge PTA has a commitment to raise the quality of the education at View Ridge beyond what Seattle Public Schools is able to provide. The auction, in addition to the Annual Appeal, help fund additional teaching and staffing positions allowing View Ridge to provide weekly instruction in music, art, movement, and technology, as well as a counselor, specialists, full-time librarian, and a full-time nurse among others.

What does Raise the Paddle mean?
Raise the paddle is a tradition at View Ridge where families ‘raise their paddle’ to support a specific area of need at the school. In previous years, the funds have gone to support the new playground as well as support classroom technology. Donations are appreciated at any level! This year’s Raise the Paddle cause will be announced closer to the event.

Do you need volunteers?
We are always looking for awesome volunteers to help with the auction! Sign up to volunteer the day and/or night of the auction or please reach out and contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Is childcare provided?
The event is an adults-only event, and the View Ridge PTA does not provide childcare. Book your babysitters now!

How is seating arranged?
We want our entire school community to feel welcome and have fun! Our tables seat 10 people; you can either get together and register for an entire table or our awesome auction committee will group you with other parents in the same grade as your child and you can meet new friends!

What do I wear?
You can choose to dress for the theme (this is the chance to wear those wrangler jeans and cowboy boots) or festive party attire. Don’t stress, just dress for a fun night out!

How do I get there?
Our auction committee is working to arrange a selection of pre-purchased or pre-arranged driving services to and from the auction to ensure y’all can kick off your boots and enjoy the fun but also get back home on the range safely!

Any more questions?
Contact the auction co-chairs Ann Sattler and Becky Aronchick.