Bay City Arts Center Lasagna-Thon 2021 Auctions end at midnight TONIGHT December 9; Tree Lighting Saturday, December 11 – Tillamook County Pioneer

The Bay City Arts Center (BCAC) is pleased to announce the opening of online auctions and charitable donations for its annual “Lasagna-Thon” fundraiser, with lasagna pick-up scheduled for Saturday, December 11and. Local chef and longtime BCAC volunteer Rachel Pahksuwan makes more than a dozen of her famous deep-dish lasagna, with handmade pasta, in two styles: Meat, with Italian sausage and beef; and Veggie, with spinach, mushrooms and squash. BCAC’s Rob Russell will also be making two of his popular seafood lasagnas. The lasagnas measure 9″X13″, can serve up to 8 people and will be prepared to go.

For the first time, lasagna is auctioned via a dedicated website: Auctions and donations started on Monday, December 6andand lasagna offers will close TONIGHT, Thursday, December 9and at midnight. Winning bidders will be notified Friday and lasagna can be picked up at the Arts Center Saturday from 4-7 p.m. This year’s Lasagna-Thon coincides with the Town of Bay City’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the BCAC, which begins at 6:00 p.m. Saturday. The Bay City Boosters will serve hot chocolate and BCAC’s Hope Montgomery will play and sing Christmas songs. Cheerful bursts of Christmas carols will be encouraged, with things simmering around 7:30 p.m.

“Supporting the Bay City Arts Center is one of the best investments you can make in your community,” says Russell, who serves as chairman of the board. “The BCAC offers an amazing variety of services, including regular art events and workshops, classroom art lessons at local schools, field trips, summer art camps, and a production studio and broadcaster with its own public radio station, KAYN 92.9FM. We are also in the process of developing the Hoquarton Historic Interpretive Center (HHIC) in downtown Tillamook, which will open in 2022 and provide a new facility and meeting place focusing on local history, culture and culture. ecology and place-based learning.

Donations to BCAC are multiplied by its successful grant-writing efforts, its more than 200 dues-paying members and local sponsors, and by its volunteers, including the Executive Director and Board of Directors, who collectively dedicate hundreds of hours donated per year to BCAC programs and services. .

Laura J. Boyer