You’re Inivited to SBB’s Silent Art & Gift Auction

Save Barnegat Bay is hosting its First Annual Silent Art & Gift Auction at Crystal Point Yacht Club on Thursday, September 25 from 5:30 to about 9:30 PM. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED. Phone 732-830-3600. We have many exciting gifts up for auction!

For Release

September 3, 2003

Contact: Jennifer O’Reilly

Save Barnegat Bay to Host First Annual
Silent Art and Gift Auction

Can you picture yourself surfing the waves on your very own vintage 1960’s Gordon Smith longboard? How about relaxing with three friends on a sunset cruise with the President and Vice-President of Save Barnegat Bay? How about hanging an original painting in your home by legendary outdoor painter Al Barker? Or displaying a group of original Norman Rockwell collector plates in your home?

Such are the treats that you may go home with should you be lucky enough – or quick enough – to get a ticket to Save Barnegat Bay’s First Annual Silent Art and Gift Auction at Crystal Point Yacht Club on Thursday, September 25 in Point Pleasant.

So none of that suits your fancy? How about several hours of free legal work by experienced land use attorney Michele R. Donato? Or a basket of gift certificates at the best pizza parlors in Lavallette? Or a 10” circular table saw from Ken’s Hardware in Toms River?

“We’re auctioning off tons of neat stuff, and a lot of it is very valuable,” said Jen O’Reilly, who is the Associate Executive Director of Save Barnegat Bay and co-chair of the event.

The evening will feature music from a harp and include Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres followed by a sit down dinner with a choice of entrees of Boneless Breast of Capon, Stuffed Sole Florentine, or Baked Manicotti. The doors open at 5:30, at which time guests will be invited to participate in a gift raffle and begin bidding for the silent art auction. Dinner will be served at 7 PM when the auction and raffle commence.

“The evening should be very relaxing and a lot of fun,” said event co-chair Britta Wenzel, an owner of Salty’s Ice Cream parlor in Lavallette and a member of the Board of Directors of Save Barnegat Bay. “The food should be excellent, and the items up for auction should provide plenty of pleasant conversation.”

Save Barnegat Bay’s mission is to promote the conservation of undeveloped natural open space and high water quality in Barnegat Bay. The group is a grassroots 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit open to all who share its concerns for the Barnegat Bay environment. Save Barnegat Bay can be visited on the Internet at

Tickets to the event are $45 each and can be obtained by sending a check with your name, address and phone number to Save Barnegat Bay, 906-B Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735. For a savings of $50, reserve a table for 10. Information may be obtained by phoning our office at 732-830-3600. A listing of the items to be auctioned will be placed on the group’s website at as the day nears.

Merchants interested in donating an item for auction should phone Save Barnegat Bay. Auction items will be accepted up to the day before the event.

Tickets are limited in number. They must be purchased in advance and are not available at the door. The public is invited. Directions to Crystal Point Yacht Club, which was formerly King’s Grant Inn, can be obtained at

“We think everybody is going to have loads of fun as they help raise money so that Save Barnegat Bay can carry on its mission,” said Jen O’Reilly, who is Associate Executive Director of the group and who is co-chair of the event.

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