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Another Incredible Seth Boyden Auction!

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Photo by Patricia Sanchez.

The Seth Boyden Beer Garden auction, presented by Adamson Ramsey Homes, was a huge success! This is a massive collaborative effort, and it takes our entire Seth Boyden community to make it happen. 

We owe a special thanks this year to Lauren and John Byers for leading the charge, and to Kelly Sanders, Anna Herbst, Kerstin Diehn and all of the auction committee members who worked so hard for many months to put this event together. 

The food from Bradford’s Barr was delicious; the cheese table from Maplewood Wheelhouse was a huge hit; the craft brews from Four City Brewing and SOMA Brewing were on point; the decor by Patricia Sanchez was perfect; Nate Diana’s craftsmanship was on display with the stunning photo arbor; DJ Jen Jones Grieci did an amazing job as always; our bartenders were slinging drinks all night; and an army of volunteers sold tickets, ran credit cards, set up and took down decorations, and generally pulled together to make it an epic and successful night for our school. 

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Adamson Ramsey Homes Sponsors Seth Boyden Auction

2020 beer garden auction logo with presented by logoWe are thrilled to introduce the presenting sponsor for our Seth Boyden Beer Garden auction on Saturday, Feb. 8: Adamson Ramsey Homes. Susie Synn Adamson and Bonnie Leet Ramsey are beloved and long-time supporters of Seth Boyden, and we are so grateful for their continued support!

Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite.

And there is still time for other sponsors to sign up, and for you to donate auction items, raffle baskets, and bottles of wine for the cork pull.

If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities, or know of a business that might be, fill out this form.

If you have an item you’d like to donate for the auction, fill out this form.

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Casino Royale Was Phenomenal!

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Our entire Seth Boyden community owes a huge thanks to the Silent Auction committee for a phenomenal night! The Woodland was gorgeous for Casino Royale, the music was fantastic, the poker tables were jam-packed, the food was awesome, and the whole vibe was hugely fun and festive. Thank you to all of the organizers, and thanks to the great crowd who came out and supported Seth Boyden!

Check out the photos on our Facebook page, the Seth Boyden Parents group on Facebook, and Instagram!

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Get Ready for ‘Casino Royale’

Our auction night is always a blast, and we’re upping the ante with this year’s theme — “Casino Royale.” Please mark Feb. 9 in your calendar and buy your tickets now for our most exciting auction ever!

We are currently looking for donations, sponsors, and volunteers, including bartenders and blackjack dealers. If you are interested in contributing in any way, please fill out the appropriate form or email Rebecca Barbacci and Lauren Byers at [email protected] 


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Join Next Year’s Auction Committee

Many of our auction volunteers are moving on, so we’re looking for some new talent to continue to build on the success of our biggest annual fundraiser.

We are especially interested in parents with event-planning experience and/or an eye for interior decorating. If you’re interested in helping out, please email [email protected]



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Need a Sitter for Auction Night?

South Mountain YMCAHere’s a great option if you need a sitter for the Escape to the Tropics auction on March 10. The South Mountain YMCA is offering a special Kids Night Out event from 6:30-11pm for Seth Boyden families. Price is $40 per kid with pizza dinner included! Sign up soon as we need at least 10 kids to make this happen!

Contact Leah Green with questions — 973-762-4145 or [email protected]

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Get Your Auction Tickets, and Contribute!

2018 Seth Boyden Auction

Tickets are on sale now for this year’s auction! This is always one of our most fun nights of the year, and it’s a crucial fundraiser for our school, so get your tickets now.

We are also seeking items and experiences to auction off at the event. Do you have access to a business that might want to donate an item? Are you a great cook who would consider donating a dinner in your home? Do you have a unique idea? Let us know by filling out this form or emailing Rebecca Barbacci and Erin Paul at [email protected]!

Need a sitter? The South Mountain Y has you covered.

We will also create gift baskets, so small donations like bottles of wine and gourmet food items are welcome.

When: Saturday, March 10, 7-10:30pm
Where: The Woodland
Tickets: Get Yours Today!
Donate: Fill Out This Form or Email [email protected]
Volunteer: We Need Help Setting Up and Cleaning Up

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Auction 2018: Save the Date and Contribute!

Escape to the Tropics Seth Boyden Auction 2018

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Full Moon Rising: A Lunar New Year Celebration

We are throwing our biggest fundraising party of the year on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Woodland in Maplewood.

The theme is “Full Moon Rising,” a celebration of the first full moon of the New Year in the Chinese calendar. Read Alison Poe’s write-up on the district site for details.

Here’s what you can do to help:

And here are just a few of the items that will be available to bid on:

Questions or ideas? Email Kelly or Sarah at [email protected] Download our flyer here.