The Franklin Academy

Special Auction Update Newsletter January 6th

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"Fine Wine Friday" - LAST DAY TO DONATE!

Do you have any leftover wine from the holidays? Bring them tomorrow January 7th, for our LAST "Fine Wine Friday".


Wine is a great way to contribution to the auction and we are in need of a few more bottles! Please provide bottles of wine valued at $25 and up for our Wine Wheel and Silent Auction donations.


Wine collection will take place at drop off.

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Gift Cards Welcome!

Gift cards are another great way to contribute to the auction! They can be used to help underwrite items, or boost up a gift package that needs just a little bit more. If you have gift cards you know you just won't use, please let us help you put them to good use.
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Donate presents you don't need!

Do you have presents you received and just don't need or want? Let us take them off your hands and put them to good use at the auction.

Questions Email Us By Clicking the Link Below:

CASH DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!

We use cash donations to purchase and complete packages. Many times we get discounts or are able to purchase items at cost. All donations make a difference:


Cash Donations add up quickly and Help Us Purchase a Two Night Stay, tickets to a show, or a special Wine Package! Please consider donating today - You may drop a check or cash off at either front desk, or simply hand an envelope for the Auction Team to the folks at drop off. To make a donation by credit card click the button below.


Thank you for your generosity!


The Auction Team

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Lakedale Resort

Glamping anyone?


If you love being in the woods but pitching a tent is not for you, consider an upscale unique camping experience in the custom-built canvas cottages at the Lakedale Resort.


Each cottage offers a king-size pillow-top bed with flannel duvet covers, your own bathroom complete with shower, daybed sleeper for two, and a table with four chairs. All cottages are located on lakefront sites. Relax on the front porch with four chairs, a picnic table, umbrella, and a fire ring perfect for grilling and toasting marshmallows. The canvas cottages have electricity and running water.


Your package includes:


  • Two nights in a Canvas Cottage

  • San Juan Island Zip Line Tour for 4

  • One day bike rental for 4

  • $100 Visa for a restaurant of your choice



Donated by: Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes

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Glacier Getaway Package

Enjoy the Pacific Northwest Winter right in your own backyard!


The Sasquatch Chalet is one of the largest cabins in Glacier and is a great multi season opportunity with winter skiing, fall mushroom hunting, and summer access to Snowline's amazing outdoor pool and family hikes right out the front door, along the Nooksack.


The Sasquatch Chalet has a master bedroom (king), two additional bedrooms (queen), and a kids/family room with bunk beds and a foosball table. There is a wood burning fireplace and a seasonal creek in the backyard. The back deck has a grill and hot tub and the chalet has a great kitchen to accommodate large groups.


This package also includes:



  • Two beanies and a pair of goggles
  • Chair 9 pizza and bar gift certificate for $100
  • 2 adult ski/snowboard lessons
  • 2 full day lift tickets at Mt. Baker Ski Resort.



Donated by: Cherie Stabel & Austin Williamson, Gwyn Howat & Anna Fast

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Adventure in Alaska Package

Take off on the adventure of a lifetime!


Journey to the rugged and majestic State of Alaska and experience the natural beauty of our Northernmost State. Your trip begins in Anchorage. Trek Alaska, the most experienced of all the Alaskan guide companies, will pick you up from wherever you like in Anchorage and take you away on a 4 day odyssey of discovery and fun on the Kesugi Ridge, with glorious views of Denali, the highest peak in the state.


This amazing 4 day trip leaves from, and returns to, Anchorage and is perfect for those wishing to experience Alaska without going on an exceptionally remote or arduous trip. This particular trek is geared to non-expert level hikers (you do NOT need to have scaled any mountains to do this trip, but some general hiking experience is good).


If you like wide open tundra, high country hiking, endless exploration, alpine lakes and jaw dropping views then this trip will leave you satisfied! There are great wildlife spotting opportunities including moose, bear, caribou and beaver. There are some interesting rock formations mid-trip that just beg to be explored.


Upon your return to Anchorage you will make your way to the beautiful Lakefront Anchorage Hotel and enjoy two nights of Alaskan hospitality in a lakefront room. Rest, relax and soak up all the area has to offer before heading home to share the story of your epic Alaska Adventure with your friends and family!


Included in this package:


  • 4 day Kesugi Trek package for 2 people via Trek Alaska. Dates vary based on season.
  • Gift card for two night summer stay in a lakefront room at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel



Donated by: Robin Foote and Tom Little

Donation Deadline Extended to January 20th!

We are extending the donation deadline. Please contribute what you can to help make this the BEST Gala and Auction yet!


Here are some ideas of what to donate:

· Wine & Spirts

· Craft Beer - we even had neon beer signs one year

· A Rainy Day Activity Basket

· Pamper Your Cat Basket

· Collection of Puzzles

· Bring the Theater Home Package - With Projector, treats and Popcorn

· A two night stay at a cabin or get a way condo

· Dessert Every Month For a Year

· Gift Cards for Restaurants

· Gift Cards for Sporting Goods

· Gift Cards for Home Goods or the Greenhouse to help spruce up the home

· A Day of Yardwork

· Handyman For a Day

· Kids Science Basket

· Kids Art & Crafts Basket

· All Things Teen Girl Basket

· All Things Teen Boy Basket

· Pampering Basket with Soaps and Massage

· Gift Card for a Massage

DON'T HAVE A SEAT? You can still bid on items.

In case you don't have a seat this year, remember you can still bid on items. We will have designated bidders in the room to help you get those exciting trips and packages you won't find anywhere else. Email auction@thefranklinacademy.com for more information.

Documents you might find helpful:

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors

For more information about these donors visit their websites -


Saturna Capital: https://www.saturna.com/


Brooks Manufacturing Company: https://brooksmfg.com/

The Franklin Academy Points of Contact

Gretchen Bucsko, Head of School, gbucsko@thefranklin.academy

Melanie Hurley, Associate Head of School, mhurley@thefranklin.academy


Dawn Regier, Administrative Assistant Markell Hall, dregier@thefranklin.academy

Rachel Lee, Administrative Assistant Robin Hall, rlee@thefranklin.academy


Natalie Bennett, Admissions Director, nbennett@thefranklin.academy


PALS (Parents Actively Lending Support) pals@thefranklin.academy


After School Care Supervisor Violet Lord vlord@thefranklin.academy

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