Fundraising dinner and dessert auction for Sitka Community Playground is Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Elks Lodge


Help raise funds for Sitka’s first American Disabilities Act-compliant playground by attending the Sitka Community Playground dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Sitka Elks Lodge #1662.

The event features a dessert auction after a meal of lasagna and salad coordinated by Beth Short-Rhoads. Sitka Community Playground sweatshirts also will be available, and meals can be delivered. There also will be disco dancing for the kids. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids.

Meals can be delivered, for those who can’t make it to the Elks Lodge, by calling or texting 738-5515 during the dinner. Sitka Community Playground t-shirts also will be for sale at the event. For more information about the potluck dinner and dessert auction, contact Bridget Hitchcock at 747-1771.

This is one of a series of FUNdraisers being held for the Sitka Community Playground. There also is a raffle organized by the Mt. Verstovia Masonic Lodge, which will take place on at noon on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Sea Mart. Tickets are $10 per ticket, with the winner taking home a $1,000 gift card from Sea Mart, second place winning a $500 gift card from Petro Marine, and third place winning $250 in yelloweye rockfish from Sitka Sound Seafoods. Tickets will be available from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Sea Mart, , or you can contact Ken Creamer of the Mt. Verstovia Masonic Lodge (747-8903 or to buy tickets.

For more information about the playground and other FUNdraising efforts, click this link. You can donate online by clicking this link.



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