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Corvette featured in Saturday’s SOS auction

Southwest Organization for Sustainability (SOS) will hold its fourth annual fund-raiser Saturday, Nov. 12, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Nello’s Bistro.

In the offing will be dessert, and music by the maestro, John Graves. This is an excellent opportunity to bring the family in for a late lunch or to stay for dinner — all the while supporting your favorite “green” organization.

Members and public alike are invited to participate in a Brown Bag Raffle and silent auction. The list of items that one could walk away with is impressive and still growing, but the big deal is a 1977 T-top Corvette. It’s beautiful; it’s never been wrecked and is in its original condition; it runs, and needs restoration.

Here are the details: automatic, 350 engine, only 80,000 miles; the blue book estimate is $4,000-$5,000 with a fully restored estimate at $20,000.

Bidding will start at $2,200.

The Corvette is available for viewing up to the time of the auction — deadline is 2:30 p.m. Saturday. You can make an appointment by calling 731-9672 or 946-9148.

There is more.

With food in mind, there’s Pagosa Baking Company’s bread of the month (that’s 12 loaves), dinner for two at Nello’s and an Old Town Market membership.

More interested in pampering yourself? There’s a Beth O’Dowd therapeutic massage, a massage from the Healing Waters Spa and Resort, a Cloud Nine Chiropractic gift certificate, a facial from All About You Day Spa, and a gift certificate from Hairitage.

If the weather is on your mind, there’s warm alpaca socks, at least three winter sweaters, a scarlet fleece hoodie and a hand-knitted winter hat.

How about theater tickets to a Thingamajig Theater performance, or a hand woven rag rug or a tree from High Plains Nursery or a gift basket from LPEA or a Sonicare toothbrush, or a gift certificate from Upscale Resale? This list could go on, but this sampling is enough to intrigue anyone.

Attend and put your bids in. At the same time, you are supporting the organization in Pagosa that represents “sustainability” and celebrates that role every year with its Earth Day event, as well as films, farm visits and speakers.

If you have used batteries, compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) or used ink cartridges to dispose of, bring them with you to the fund-raiser and SOS will take care of them for you.

SOS also brings the Farmers Market to our community with its fresh, farm-grown vegetables and grass-finished beef. SOS was also an advocate for an expanded county recycling program, which shows every sign of becoming a reality in the near term. Come in out of the cold and enjoy a warm beverage with dessert in the company of like-minded folks.

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