West Seneca’s community service organizations will begin accepting bids at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, on 11 beautifully decorated Christmas trees and several pieces of artwork donated by members of the West Seneca Art Society. The trees and artwork will be on display for public viewing in the Martha Burchfield Richter Atrium within the West Seneca Community Center & Library, located at 1300 Union Road, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 30.
West Seneca service organizations participating in this unique holiday fundraising event include the Art Society, Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Rotary Club and Woman’s Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the West Seneca Community Food Pantry, Plymouth Crossroads and Sensational Fun.
Themed trees will be decorated by the following groups: Burchfield Nature & Art Center, Freewheel Bike Shop, GEICO Local Office West Seneca, Kate’s Cookies, Sensational Fun, West Seneca Chamber of Commerce, West Seneca Community Food Pantry, West Seneca Kiwanis Club, West Seneca Lions Club, West Seneca Police Benevolent Association and WNY Federal Credit Union. Ten of the artificial trees are pre-lit and stand five feet tall, while the Chamber of Commerce tree will be tabletop size.
Additionally, approximately 10 pieces of art donated by members of the West Seneca Art Society and other artisans will also be on display and up for auction in the Community Center & Library beginning Dec. 1.
There are three ways to bid on the trees and artwork beginning Dec. 1:
1. Send a private message to the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.
2. Call the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce at 674-4900.
3. Fill out a bid form on the table outside the Chamber of Commerce office in the West Seneca Community Center & Library at 1300 Union Road.
Bids will be accepted until noon Wednesday, Dec. 14. Bid updates for all trees and artwork will be shown daily on the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. The minimum opening bid is $100 per tree and $25 per piece of artwork.
The winning bidders can remove their trees and artwork from the Community Center beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 by contacting the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce at 674-4900. Removal is the responsibility of the winner.
Additionally, the town’s service organizations will hold a holiday wreath auction during the 2022 West Seneca Community Holiday Party Friday evening, Dec. 2, at Kloc’s Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca. Tickets to this event are $40 per person and can be ordered by calling Mary Busse at 675-9271 or Mickey Eberl at 698-1781. Both fresh and artificial decorated wreaths will be available during the wreath auction.
Sponsors of the event include Bob & Lisa Breidenstein, Gene Hart, Arlene and Jerry Hathaway, Michael and Deborah Yost, WNY Federal Credit Union, Gardenville Blooms, Northridge Nursery & Garden Center, Seneca Greenhouse and Sweet Therapy Cupcakes.