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Silent Auction Items Needed For Our Annual Holiday Gala!

posted October 4, 2011

October 2011

Dear Friends:

The changing leaves remind us that the holiday season is fast approaching and with it our annual Southlands’ Holiday Gala. This year we will be hosting our major fundraising event on Saturday, December 10th at the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, NY.

As a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3, the support of our community and membership is essential to our success. At this time we would like to ask you to help make our silent auction the best ever by donating a unique item or service for our event. In so doing, you take an active part in preserving our founder Deborah Dows’ legacy of sharing a love and appreciation of our horses and our land with those who might not otherwise be able to enjoy such a wonderful experience as hand-grazing your horse while looking out over the big field, recognizing a bobolink who has returned from the Equator to nest, and knowing that it has found a haven in which to hatch its young. All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a gift acknowledgment, acknowledgment in the program and not to mention our heartfelt gratitude.

We would also like to take this time to invite you to attend our Holiday Gala, or at least stop by and visit our beautiful, historic property, taking a moment to breathe in the spirit and sense of community that make Southlands such a special and unforgettable place to so many people.

We thank you in advance for your generous consideration.


Sophia Donohue & Debbie Rodriguez

The Gala Committee