Successful Silent Auction for TIC

The Talking Information Center (TIC) is a non-profit reading service that broadcasts newspapers, magazines, books, and special consumer information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to the blind and print impaired. President Jacky Keith has been reading for TIC every Saturday morning for over 35 years, sits on the board, and was awarded the Presidential 1000 Points of Life Initiative for completing more than 2000 hours of volunteer service to TIC.

Every year, TIC organizes a Wine Dinner with silent auction at a beautiful restaurant. Wines are paired with the various courses and a wine expert serves as guest speaker.

This year, Esplanade donated a fabulous trip to New Zealand valued at $8,000.00.  The trip included two nights in the Marlborough wine region and three nights in Queenstown, an adventurer’s dream destination. Also included were round trip airfare, guided touring, and a combination helicopter and cruise excursion!

The high bidder bid over 80% of value, with full proceeds going to TIC. It was a very successful event, as TIC ended up with $65,000 – double last year.

Esplanade Travel takes great pride in our President’s service to TIC and were thrilled with the contribution the trip to New Zealand brought in for the organization.

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We really can't say enough wonderful things about Esplanade Travel! It truly was a worry free, "enjoy every moment to its fullest" vacation. Your expertise, customer service and attention to detail (right down to the great portfolio folder with printed itinerary and spiral bound mini-map book) were exceptional. From the very beginning, you made us feel like we were your main focus [when I am very certain you have lots of clients you are dealing with. ;)]  That is so appreciated! 

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