Saturday will be hopping on Little Cayman as the National Trust stages its annual Easter Auction.
The event – the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Trust – will feature items ranging from hand-carved birds, jewellery and silks to airline tickets, handmade glassware and Nambe candlesticks.
Auction committee chairman Betty Bua noted the number of donated items up for bids this year is down by about half given the impact of Hurricane Ivan on Grand Cayman.
‘We felt it wouldn’t be right to solicit people there but we found there were still many people from Grand Cayman who wanted to give, even with all the devastation they had.’
Now in its 13th year, the National Trust of Little Cayman Easter Auction usually brings in between US $30,000 and $40,000.
Among the prized items this year are two hand-carved herons by Dr. Reid Goforth of the US-based National Biological Survey. A unique item up for bids is a fireworks display.
The auction takes place at the Trust House, kicking off at 3pm with a smorgasbord of local foods including turtle stew, Cayman-style fish, jerk chicken and curry chicken served by the PTA.
The silent auction begins at 4pm and the live auction at 7.30pm.