Old Yeller Day will soon be here – Saturday, October 4th on the courthouse square. As most everyone knows, all proceeds from this event benefit the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. This year we are including a silent auction to help raise funds. Items will be on display this week at The Commercial Bank and next week at Mason National Bank. Thanks to all the individuals and businesses (The Mason Jar, Petal Patch, Willows, Coffee Mug ‘n More) that contributed items for the auction.
There is a Sesquicentennial Gift Basket consisting of a trivet, 2 coffee mugs, 2 coasters, a Christmas ornament, a tote bag, and a collector plate.
An Old Yeller Gift Basket has an Old Yeller tee-shirt and cap, a movie CD of Old Yeller, a paperback book of Old Yeller, a bumper sticker, and a 1949 hardback edition of Hound Dog Man.
The Coffee Mug ‘n More basket includes a tee shirt, a travel mug, 1 pound of your choice of coffee beans, tea, a 4-piece set of java coasters, and a cute doggie frame.
The Petal Patch & Willows has donated a cute Christmas holiday dog with five doggie Christmas tree ornaments.
An item of special interest is an original preview program from the 1956 premier of the Walt Disney movie Old Yeller.
There are also 2 framed pictures – one a signed and numbered print entitled “To My Love” (of a black Labrador retriever) and a framed picture of art work from a magazine article about Old Yeller.
The Mason Jar has donated a bread–dipping set including the olive oil container, 4 plates, and 3 mixes.
There is also a portable stainless steel coffee set that includes a thermos, 2 mugs, a container for creamer/sugar, 2 spoons and 2 napkins.
An outdoor party set includes a tablecloth, 4 napkins with matching napkin rings, Japanese lanterns, 4 ceramic candles, and 4 matching coasters.
A gourmet coffee/tea gift basket includes 2 mugs, biscotti, cocoa, chocolate chip cookies, tea, and other goodies.
There is also a signed and numbered print of The Mason Square, circa 1930, by local artist Dorette Townsend.
Be sure and stop by either Commercial Bank this week or Mason National Bank next week to bid on these items. They will also be on display on the courthouse lawn during Old Yeller Day and bidding will close at noon.