The Hickman’s Art of Caring Online Auction Begins Thursday, October 8th
The Hickman Friends Senior Community of West Chester is excited to host the week-long Art of Caring Online Auction beginning Thursday, October 8th. The items in the virtual auction were collected for the community’s canceled fundraiser event, Art of Caring: The Roaring 20’s, that was scheduled on March 21st of this year.
“Due to the pandemic, we had no choice but to cancel the in-person, 1920’s themed event. We did not want to put our vulnerable residents, guests, volunteers, and staff members in a precarious situation,” commented Charles “Ebbie” Alfree III, The Hickman’s Director of Advancement. “The safety of our residents and community is our top-priority.”
Prior to canceling, the volunteer event committee collected many exquisite and unique items for the Art of Caring’s silent and live auctions. “We were very fortunate to receive such wonderful pieces of art, sports memorabilia, jewelry, and other items to include in the auctions,” said Mr. Alfree. “We deeply appreciated the generosity of the many individuals and establishments that not only donated the items, but also allowed us to keep them for a future event.”
Initially, the committee hoped to hold an in-person event in the fall, but as the pandemic continued, they realized hosting the auction online was the best option. “We love bringing our supporters and friends together, and we look forward to doing that again in the future. But, for now we hope they will join us virtually,” commented Mr. Alfree.
The auction will include approximately 30 items at a variety of price points. “From an original oil painting by Gregory Blue, to a signed Eagles football by Defensive Tackle, Fletcher Cox; a dinner prepared by Chef Dan Tagle, to a Tiffany & Co. silver bracelet. We certainly have something for everyone!”
The link to the online auction will be released on October 8th, on The Hickman’s website -www.thehickman.org – and on the community’s Facebook page. Both sites will be continuously updated prior to the release date with information and pictures of auction items.
2020 Art of Caring Sponsors
The Bee’s Knee
Blue Dog Printing & Design
Martha Boston & Christopher McKenney
Brandywine Valley Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
Founds-Feryo Cremation and Burial Services, LLC
Friend of The Hickman
Jeffrey House & Kathy Adams-House
Kencor Elevator Systems, Inc.
Di & Dallas Krapf
Lenhardt Rodgers Architecture + Interiors
Patricia B. Loew
J. Dean & Nancy O’Banion
Hank & Julie Schellenger
SERVPRO of West Chester / Southern Delaware County
West Chester Downtown Foundation
BAYADA Home Health Care
Blue Blaze Associates
Brad Abel, Edward Jones Investments
Chester County Hospital
Steve & Kristi Crum
Dave’s Automotive Repair Ent., LLC
Fizzano Family of Associates, Realtors
Johnson Kendall Johnson
Diane Kauffman-Smith & Joe Smith
Matt & Dianne Krasney
Lamont Coffee & Tea
The Leverage-Alfree Family
Manatawny Still Works
Mutual of America
Joel & Lisa Necowitz
Stephen Olsen & Beth Collins
O’Rourke & Sons, Inc.
Rainer & Company
Dr. & Mrs. Donald J. Rosato
Rovito Law LLC
William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals
Ken & Tina Witek