Celestial Soirée Fundraiser 2024

Celestial Soirée Fundraiser 2024

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Join us at the beautiful Bixby Library on Friday, May 31, 2024, for this year’s much-anticipated Celestial Soirée Fundraiser. A night to remember under the storied stained-glass dome in the magnificent marble rotunda.

Tickets include:

  • Live music and dancing with The Grift!
  • Welcome drink and cash bar
  • Local gourmet eats
  • Curated live, silent, and online auction items and experiences
  • Photobooth action

This event is SOLD OUT.

Can’t make it on May 31? Consider making a special tax-deductible Celestial Soirée Fundraiser donation of any amount here.


Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors

Supernova Sponsors

  • Dennis & Vicki Hopper
  • Kristin & Barney Bristow

Galaxy Sponsors

  • Clarke & Cathie Keenan

Constellation Sponsors

  • JC and Ruanne Ewing
  • Paula Moore and Howard Hall
  • Otter Creek Engineering
  • Vergennes Grand
  • Vergennes Animal Hospital
  • Edward & Eileen Brennan
  • Tito’s
  • Lisa Miller
  • WoW Toyz

Star Sponsors

  • Deb Stenner and Keith Mintz
  • Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman
  • Pat Mayo & Ralph Shephard

Comet Sponsors

  • Gaines Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Vermont Timberframe
  • Tom & Carol Spencer
  • One Credit Union
  • Green Mountain Pet and Tack Supply
  • Lost Lantern
  • Little City Greens

Are you interested in becoming a Celestial Soirée Sponsor or Auction Item Donor?

The Bixby’s Annual Soirée is known as the local social season opener and our most significant fundraiser of the year. This is an opportunity to step out and dance while creating an outpouring of goodwill for this iconic library—the cultural gathering center of our five-town community that reaches from the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain across the bucolic Champlain Valley to our vibrant Little City of Vergennes. 

We truly appreciate our donors, so we’ve created even more ways to celebrate you as vital supporters who are essential to making the library and its resources accessible, meaningful, and bountiful for all.  

We take great care in creating visually enticing auction displays and signage so that your business will shine. Attendees will read about your business and see the distinctiveness of your donation. They love to bid on interesting tangible items and unique experiences, such as gift cards, private dinners or tours, tastings, professional advisories, classes, gift baskets, etc. Auction Item Donors will be recognized in the community as a supporter of the Bixby and will be featured on our website and signage at the library.

As a Bixby Celestial Soirée Fundraiser Sponsor, your generosity will be recognized on signage at the event, on our website and social media, in a full-page Addison Independent ad, and in the library throughout the year.  In addition, “Constellation” Sponsors ($1000) receive two complimentary tickets, “Galaxy” Sponsors ($2500) receive four tickets, and the “Supernova” Sponsors ($5000) enjoy six tickets to the Soirée.

Click to support the Bixby and become a STELLAR Celestial Soirée Sponsor or Auction Item Donor.

2024 Bixby Celestial Soirée Fundraiser Committee:

Co-chairs: Bethanie Brady Farrell, Julie Jones, Laura Mack, Lisa Miller

Committee: Bill Benton, Ashley Betton, Sandy Fogg, Marsha Hoffman, Bob Jones, Sadie Jones, Christy Lynn, Sas Stewart