Volunteering came naturally to Amy Adams, so it was no surprise when, after she and Bob moved to Priest Lake in 1992, she envisioned something big for the nonprofit organizations at the lake.
Despite naysayers and skeptics, Amy got on the phone and cajoled a few friends into donating items and trips to support her vision of a grand auction, one she hoped to net $10,000 for the nonprofits of Priest Lake.
On Memorial Day Weekend in 1994, the first auction commenced on the beach at The Blue Pelican in Coolin. About fifty guests enjoyed wine and cheese while professional auctioneer Glen Black auctioned off the donated items. The result of Amy’s vision? The auction soared past the goal by raising $12,000 that first year!
Today, Amy’s vision has become the opening day event for the Priest Lake summer season. Troy Black, Glen’s son, continues as auctioneer. Hundreds attend the silent and live auction now held at Elkins Resort on Priest Lake. Each year original donors as well as new donors give generously – time, money and donations of items representing the artistry and flavor of the northwest.
Amy’s vision lives on stronger each year.
The Priest Lake People Helping People Auction is Priest Lake's premier community fund raising event supporting the growth and awareness of the Priest Lake community non-profit organizations.
Priest Lake People Helping People, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Organization.
Priest Lake People Helping People Auction
315 Creekside Drive
Priest Lake, Idaho 83856