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“The Olivia Lay Live and Silent Auction”

November is right around the corner and it’s almost time for the Arts Council’s 17th Annual Olivia Lay Live and Silent Auction. We are proud to have Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc. as our sponsors again this year with Brenda Atkins as our Honorable Chair. The Auction will be Friday November 4th at the Larimer Arts Center.  Bidding will start at 5:00pm and cost for entrance is $5.00 which includes bidding number, and delectable food.

 Don’t miss the opportunity to have your business featured as one of the donors supporting this event. We are now accepting donations of all kinds, from household items, to antiques, to certificates for services, dinners, or giftware. Original Art is a wonderful contribution as well, and a great way to promote your art work, and help us continue to provide Scholarships to students aspiring to follow in your footsteps! All funds raised go to scholarships, enrichment programs, and operating expenses for the Larimer Arts Center said Evelyn Snyder daughter of the late Olivia Lay.  Last years scholarship recipients were Melissa Hinner and Matthew McLachlan each received a 1000.00 scholarship for Florida School of the Arts. 

This year we have some very special auction items such as a beautiful beachside condo for two adult couples during the Thanksgiving Holiday at the wonderful Surf Club.  Condo is completely furnished with exquisite taste great for entertaining your special guests, donated by Mr. and Mrs. McCormack.  There are three pools, hot tub, dock beautiful walkways and breathtaking sunsets.  There will be a second certificate for a weekend at the same condo.  A quilt donated by Nancy Carbone, Ken Mahaffey dinner for six, Music gig for your next event or  party donated by the Alligator Cowboys band, certificate for a banner by Miracle Signs and Designs, a basket of delightful handmade soaps and things by Augusta’s Way, Stain Glass by Lori Malhoit, just to name a few.

Of course, it would not be the Olivia Lay without the painted items from Esmee Coward’s art students from Crescent City Jr. SR. High School and I have been told the items will have a theater theme this year and sound great for a Home theater room.  We certainly are never disappointed by the incredible talent of her students. 

This year’s menu of food will delight you with a variety of fine cuisine by Carolyn McCormack such as chicken stuffed with Cajun corn bread dressing, ham covered with fruit, and sweet potato soufflé piped around the ham.  Stuffed bottom round roast glazed with current glaze, Sheppard’s pie. Accompanying these savory dishes will be 2 salads, cranberry and green salads.   There will be an array of sweet desserts.
Music will be provided by David Michael Angleton playing classical guitar.

If you can donate, please contact by calling 386-328-8998 or by emailing 

We look forward to seeing you at the Olay Live and Silent Auction.

Evelyn Snyder, Olivia Lay's Daughter

The Arts Council is the Designated Local Arts Agency for Putnam County and is supported in part by our members,
 the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts,

the City of Palatka, the Putnam County Commission and the Putnam County Tourist Development Council.