2022 Percey Auction raises $20k

(From left): Ashley Stearns, Annie Stroup, Maribeth Allen, Rebecca Tyler, Lizi Aguilar, Cherice Cochrane, Alisa Gilbertson, Taylor Miller, Rachel Ritz.The scene at the Percey Auction.(From left) Amber Rene (USofA Director), Sofia Boru, USofA Miss Oregon, Susan Funk, USofA Mrs. Montana, Ellen King, USofA Mrs. Oregon.Keizer Network of Women president April McVay.The men of the Percey Auction –

Jennifer Buckle (left) and Kathy Rogers.McNary teachers Jaimie Murphy (left) and Andrea JamesThe men of the Percey Auction – Back row, from left: Larry Jackson, emcee/auctioneer Nate Bauer, Matt Lawyer, Brian McVay. Front row: Ryan Darling, Daniel R. Kohler.

The 1980s was the theme of the 2022 Percey Auction, that raised money for the Keizer Network of Women’s (KNOW) Christmas Basket program.

The event, held Thursday, May 12, at the Best Western Premier Keizer/Salem Hotel, raised over $20,000 for the program. The next day KNOW’s Bloomin’ Iris Golf Tournament kicked in more money for the program, bringing in more than $25,000.

The Christmas Basket Program raises funds to delivery food boxes and gifts for children for families in need. In 2021 the program served 305 families.

The banquet room at the Best Western was filled with attendees, many in 1980s attire. The annual Percey Auction event honors educators in the area. Local businesses sponsored tables for Keizer school teachers and staff members.

Historically a women-only function, members of Men of Action in Keizer (MAK) and others served as ushers, servers and clearers.

Keizer Network of Women and Men of Action in Keizer are both associated with the Keizer Chamber of Commerce.

KNOW president April McVay was decked out in her best period attire, overseeing every detail of the evening.