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Mane Event
The Winged Horse Extravaganza Charitable Auction

A total of 34 members of our local fiberglass herd were auctioned off October 10, 2004 at Sea Scape Golf Course in Kitty Hawk. This Mane Event was the culmination of the Winged Horse Extravaganza, a public art project sponsored by Outer Banks Press (and its non-profit division, CitiArtFX) that began in 2002.

right: CATCHTHESPIRIT, by Karen Aneiro, secured top dollar, selling for $2,800 / Photo by Steve Alterman

While the proceeds of this auction were primarily to benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and the Monument to a Century of Flight, each sponsor had the option of designating an additional local charity. Some of our horse sponsors just couldn't part with their trusty steeds, and many donated gift certificates and other auction items instead. Sale prices ranged from $400 to $2,800, with CATCHTHESPIRIT bringing top dollar for the evening. Auctioned horses totaled just over $32,000 while expenses were nearly $20,000 (printing, postage, decorations, site rental, food and beverage service, and rental of tents, chairs, tables, flooring, lighting and linens). Outer Banks Press donated the difference so that $20,000 could be distributed among the following recipients: Icarus International, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, Hosea House, Cape Hatteras Methodist Men, MERCI/United Methodist Church, La Leche League, First Flight Lions Club, Dare County Public Library, Outer Banks Community Foundation, Feline Hope, Outer Banks SPCA, Community Care Clinic, Operation Smile, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Cape Hatteras Elementary School, Dare County Arts Council Foundation, Outer Banks Forum and the American Red Cross.

Auction Horses, Artists, Sponsors & Buyers:

» Click here for the Auction Summary (pdf file)

above: Cowgirls Madeline Bailey (left) and Alex Nolte fire up the bidders / Photo by Bill Birkemeier

Special Thanks

Brian and Wendy Sullivan, Sea Scape Golf Course

Charles Hardy, Hardy Moving and Storage & Red Barn Auction Services

Estella Cummings, Dare Concrete

Rob and Leo, Metro Rentals

Jay Bender, Corolla Outback & Tideline Charters

John Gaw, The Law Firm of John G. Gaw, Jr.

Tim Cafferty, ResortQuest Outer Banks

And we wish to thank our many sponsors and artists. So many people were instrumental in making this event a success, including volunteers Lynne Alterman, Steve Alterman, Greg Bailey, Madeline Bailey, Peggy Birkemeier, Sara Birkemeier, Elizabeth Davenport, Julie Dreelin, Gina Harris, Maggie Holland, Amy Huggins, Carson Huggins, Allyson Jackson, Eileen Kelz, Missy Lamb, Yvonne Lauby-Shortess, Leslie Livingston, Diana London, Lori London, Amber Mazur, Brandi Mazue, Lois Nelms, Anh Nguyen-Tuong, Karine Nguyen-Tuong, Alex Nolte, Uncle Mike, Gail Warner and Philip Webb.

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