Lifetime Dash 9 foot 8 inch Kayak and Paddle
The Lifetime Dash 116″ kayak is a “sit-inside” kayak that has a large cockpit and a comfortable backrest for your long paddling adventures. Designed for extreme safety and stability, the Dash has a stable flat bottom with deep tracking channels and stability chine rails. The kayak is constructed of blow-molded high-density polyethylene making it durable, UV-protected, and impact resistant. The lightweight, 44 pound design and front and rear carry handles make it easy to transport to and from the lake. With shock cord straps, multiple footrest positions, and an enclosed compartment with a lid and shock cords, this kayak has plenty of “extras” to enhance your paddling experience. Made in USA.
The Kayak and paddle are valued at $400.
Donated by David and Elaine Bradbury.
Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a book of 5 (bargain at $4 per chance) and may be purchased at the meeting or by filling in this form here. Drawing will be held at the annual meeting. Attendance at the meeting NOT required to win.
The silent auction will run between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm, with winners announced after dinner.
American Dream, by Victoria Brega.
This is a 24″ by 30″ professionally framed, acrylic, original painting of the Paine Brook (south) end of Watchic Lake. Its one of Victoria’s favorite Watchic docks that often has a beautiful big flag flying over it.
Victoria and her family have been on Watchic Lake since the early 1900’s. She has a keen awareness of what makes Watchic Lake so special that comes through in all her paintings. Donated by Victoria Brega. You can learn more about Victoria at victoriachesleybrega.blogspot.com
One of kind, the painting is valued at $1,100.
Gone Fishin’ by Victoria Brega
This is a 12″ by 18″ professionally framed, acrylic, original painting of the western side of Watchic Lake. It shows two men fishing along with a loon family, off the point near Watchic Manor Road.
Victoria and her family have been on Watchic Lake since the early 1900’s. She has a keen awareness of what makes Wathic Lake so special that comes through in all her paintings. Donated by Victoria Brega. Learn more about Victoria at victoriachesleybrega.blogspot.com
One of kind, the painting is valued at $500.
Watchic Lake Loon. Photo by Ben Tripp
Beautifully framed original photo by Ben Tripp. With frame, measures 13 inches by 15 inches. A stunning photo highlighting the intensity of the loon, and its red steady eye. Ben Tripp was a well-known and well-loved resident of Watchic Lake. For years Ben took some of the most stunning and reproduced images of the loons on Watchic Lake. Donated by Judy Tripp.
This is one of a kind. Value – priceless!
Watchic Lake Loons with Chicks. Photo by Ben Tripp
Beautifully framed original photo by Ben Tripp. With frame, measures 10 inches by 8 inches. A lovely photo showing a parent loon with one young chick on her being followed by a second chick. Ben Tripp was a well-known and well-loved resident of Watchic Lake. For years Ben took some of the most stunning and reproduced images of the loons on Watchic Lake. Donated by Judy Tripp.
This is one of a kind. Value – priceless!
Watchic Lake Loons with Fish and Chicks. Photo by Ben Tripp
Beautifully framed original photo by Ben Tripp. With frame, measures 13 inches by 15 inches. Fascinating image showing the parent loon having just caught a small fish and preparing to feed her young. Ben Tripp was a well-known and well-loved resident of Watchic Lake. For years Ben took some of the most stunning and reproduced images of the loons on Watchic Lake. Donated by Judy Tripp.
This is one of a kind. Value – priceless!
Lovely print, beautifully framed, and ideal for your camp. Print measures 17 inches by 24 inches, with frame 26 inches by 33 inches. Valued $175. Donated by Pat and Steve Center.
Two Geese in Marsh by a Pond
Framed original oil painting on canvas signed Graves. Rustic wood frame. 18 inches’ x 24 inches, framed 28 inches by 22 inches. Contemporary painting signed Graves. Valued at $150. Donated by Pat and Steve Center.
Valued at $150.
Watchic Lake Latitude and Longitude Print
An elegantly simple matted 11″ x 14″ Custom Longitude/Latitude Watchic Lake Print. Now you’ll have the answer when your guests say “where the heck is Watchic Lake?”. Donated by Stacey Kane of Happily Stated.
Valued at: $30
Make Your Heart Like Watchic Lake Print
A lovely matted/framed 11” x 14” Custom Watchic Lake Print. Bring a little of that Watchic Lake calm back home! Donated by Stacey Kane of Happily Stated.
Valued at: $75
Maine Gift Basket
Lovely taste of Maine.., great gift for yourself or a loved one. Includes Maine honey, hand cream, maple syrup, soap, candle, loon wood carving, handmade tea cozy, metal moose/pine tree basket, and small framed cross stitch apple ornament. Donated by Elaine and David Bradbury.
One of a kind and valued at $100.
Watchic Lake Cribbage Board
This is 9.5” by 12” cherry cribbage board, laser-etched with an image of Watchic Lake (photo is a sample). As points are gained, you’ll move your markers around an image of Watchic Lake. The lake is marked with both topographical rings to show the shifting depths of the water, and details from the surrounding area. This handsome, cherry wood board also has a corked compartment along its front edge for storing the included bronze and aluminum pegs. Made in the USA. Donated by Elaine and David Bradbury
This board is one of kind and valued at $75.
Watchic Lake Note Cards
These 4.25”by 5.5” note cards are ideal for thank-you notes and short letters. The cover of each card includes American Dream, an image of Watchic Lake, by Victoria Brega. Donated by Paul and Nancy McNulty.
Packages of 10 cards and envelopes valued at $10.
Relaxing Evening Cruise on Watchic Lake
Join us on a relaxing evening cruise around Watchic Lake on well-appointed pontoon boat. Learn about about the lake, and maybe hear the cry of a loon. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served. Let us know date and time that work for you and your partner, and will work with you to make this your special evening. Donated by Bob and Kate Joslyn.
Bidding starts at $50.
Protect our Lake Signs
This is a high quality sign made of 2 MM thick aluminum that is 10 by 14 inches and designed for outdoor use. Use it to help educate your visitors and renters about how they can help protect the lake.
Most regular users of the lake know what they can do to avoid invasive plants infestation, protect the loons, and maintain water clarity. However, many renters and visitors may not know the importance, for example, of removing plant-life from their kayaks or using lead free fishing gear.
Suggested minimum donation $25 per sign (covers WLA costs)
We Love Watchic Lake Sign
A lovely hand-painted sign, perfect for your camp living room, kitchen or porch. This rustic sign is painted on old barn-board.
Suggested value $25.
While listening the loons on the lake, you can lighten up the room with this beautiful loon lamp! This lamp features a wooden loon carving and base metal lamp, on/off switch, and fabric shade. It measures 18.3″ high by 11.8″ W x 8″ deep. It takes up to a 60 watt incandescent bulb. Donated by Paul and Nancy McNulty.
This lamp retails for $75.
Rustic Bird House
Great way to draw in song and other birds to your Watchic Lake camp. Donated by David and Elaine Bradbury.
Suggested value $25.
Garden Lights Savannah Wood Burning Fire Pit
This circular fire pit is perfect for cool nights on Watchic Lake… gazing at stars or taking in the fireworks off the Kiwanis Beach. Provided in a black finish and a stylish cut-out design, the large spark screen of keeps the embers contained. Thanks to the strong legs, this steel fire pit stays stable and offers maximum support to the fire bowl. Other features include spark screen, poker, two decorative side ring handles for easy transport, sculpted legs add style while providing stability and support, sturdy steel construction designed for easy assembly. Donated by Paul and Nancy McNulty.
Generally retails for $135.
New Easy Living Chair in Red
Sooo comfy! Great for the lake, sporting events, camping, BBQ’s, etc. Webbing provides firm and comfortable support. Heavy duty steel frame. Folds easily for transport and storage. Donated by Anonymous.
Suggested value $45
Wooden Competition Croquet Set
This premium croquet game set is the perfect backyard game for your next get-together with family or friends on the lake. Game set includes: (6) solid wood mallets with 32″ handles, (6) all-weather croquet balls, (2) solid wood 24″ winning poles, (9) all-weather wickets (hoops). Donated by Pat and Steve Center. Photo is example.
Valued at: $150
Hannafords Gift Certificate
Hannaford’s is proud to play an active role in improving the quality of life in the Standish community. This certificate is good for any purchase at any Hannaford’s store… groceries, household items, beer, wine, bakery goods, etc. Certificate value is $25.
Steeplebush Farms Gift Certificate
Steeplebush Farms of Limington, ensures great love and care goes into growing & harvesting, drying & creating the finest products possible. These have been sold in their Herb Shop in Maine with pride since 1984. Steeplebush is able to offer their customer favorites on-line: herbal products made from organically grown and wild-gathered Herbs and Flowers. Learn more about them at www.steeplebush.com.
Certificate value is $20.
Silly’s Restaurant Gift Certificate
Pizza, Burgers, Dinners, Wraps and Great Shakes … All the dressings, sauces, dips, spreads, marinades, chilis, breadings, gravies, bread, cookies, pies and cakes are made at Silly’s according to Colleen’s recipes downstairs in their kitchen. Silly’s buys and supports local Maine family owned business plus they recycle big time!!
Silly’s is at 40 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2622 (207) 772-0360. www.sillys.com
Certificate value is $50.
O’Donal’s Nursery Gift Certificate
Description: Visit O’Donal’s Nursery in Gorham and learn how you can use plants to improve your lake front property. Take in their new Real Mainers, Native Maine Plant Display Garden. There is a great selection of native trees, shrubs and perennials from their ten-acre nursery. Friendly and knowledgeable staff is always on hand to answer your plant questions and help you find the right plants for your own landscape. Plants enhance the environment, help with erosion control, protect our water bodies, and provide nourishment for us and everything else in nature. Donated by Owen Smith.
Certificate valued at: $150
Scentsy Gift Certificate
Scentsy is an international leader in home and personal fragrance, offering stylish, innovative and customizable products designed to Warm the Heart, Enliven the Senses and Inspire the Soul. The Scentsy Diffuser instantly fills the air with world-class fragrant all-natural and essential oils, while Scentsy’s flagship product line of scented, wax Scentsy Bars heated in handcrafted warmers provides a safe, personalized alternative to traditional candles. Additional product lines include on-the-go fragrances, laundry care, inventive cleaning solutions and luxurious personal care products for women, men and kids. Learn more at www.scentsy.com. Donated by Eileen Burnell.
Certificate value is $25
Loons on Watchic Lake Book
The “Loons on Watchic Lake” book includes many beautiful photos of the loons photo of the Watchic Lake, captured by Ben Tripp. Donated by Judy Tripp.
Maine Lakes Book, by Christopher Barnes
For anyone who enjoys the sparkle of sun on Watchic Lake, the haunting cry of a loon, or the reflection of fall colors and blue sky, this book is an outstanding reminder of the importance of our healthy lake to healthy human communities. Barnes and Bright invite us into their perspective of Maine’s fresh water lakes with an intimacy that reveals the personal connections they both feel for these places. This coffee-table book is filled with striking photographs and powerful imagery of the beautiful lure of Maine’s lakes. Book measures 10.4 x 10.3 inches. Donated by Elaine and David Bradbury.
Valued at $40
In Wilderness Song: Litany of the Common Loon Book, by Stephen Kirkpatrick
Great book for owners and visitors alike curious about the eerie call of the loon on Watchic Lake. Examines the physical characteristics, behavior, lifestyle, and natural environment of the beautiful, graceful loon, one of the oldest birds on earth. Donated by Elaine and David Bradbury.
Valued at $35
Living in New England Book by Elaine Louie and Solvi Dos Santos
From the colonial farmhouse in the Rhode Island countryside to the shingle-style beach cottage on Martha’s Vineyard or the simple saltbox on a village square in Massachusetts, New England has evolved a distinctive residential tradition that is quintessentially American…This marvelous book gives us an exclusive tour of the Maine island where artist Jamie Wyeth lives and paints during the summer months, a compound that includes an antiques-filled home, a studio, and a live-in lighthouse at the mouth of the Penobscot Bay.
Valued at $35
Plants and Flowers from Elysian Gardens LLC, Buxton
A mixture of about 15 plant and herbs recommended for use in Maine and to help protect the lake.
A $75 value
Frugal Farmer Gift Certificate
Just a short drive from Watchic Lake, Frugal Farmers is a family-owned business located on beautiful farmland in Buxton where they grow their own high quality plants and produce. They have an outstanding selection of vegetable seedlings, herbs, annuals, perennials, mixed-containers and hanging baskets. Frugal Farmer is known for its sweet corn, with some of the sweetest corn in the area, Located at: 293 Rankin Road, Buxton, ME 04093
Valued at: $25