GPCF Dinner 2014-24Funds raised by summer residents and “year-rounders” attending the GPCF annual “Passion for Polson Celebration” in mid-August added $22,985 to the permanent endowment fund.

This year’s theme, “Viva Polson!” was carried out with bright tablecloths and sombreros filled with large tissue-paper flowers, and a background of Latin guitar music. Proceeds from the live auction supplemented dinner ticket sales and special gifts.

Bidding was especially competitive for a catered dinner for 12 held at historic Rocky Point Lodge ($1,675), the hotel/ticket package for the Seattle/Seahawks/Denver Broncos game ($1,650), and a gourmet dinner for eight held at a lakeside home on Indian Bay ($1,000). Bids on six other items brought the total for the auction to $6,970.00.