Bay City Arts Center Lasagna-Thon 2021 Bidding ends at Midnight TONIGHT Dec. 9th; Tree Lighting on Saturday Dec. 11th

The Bay City Arts Center (BCAC) is pleased to announce the opening of online bidding and charitable donations for its annual “Lasagna-Thon” fundraiser, with lasagna pick-up set for Saturday, December 11th. Local chef and longtime BCAC volunteer Rachel Pahksuwan is making over a dozen of her famous deep-dish lasagnas, with handmade pasta noodles, in two styles: Meat, with Italian sausage and beef; and Veggie, with spinach, mushrooms and squash. The BCAC’s own Rob Russell will also be making two of his popular seafood lasagnas. Lasagnas are 9″X13″, serve up to 8 people, and will be made for take-and-bake.

For the first time ever, the lasagnas are being auctioned off using a dedicated web site: Bidding and donations started Monday December 6th, and lasagna bids will close TONIGHT, Thursday, December 9th at midnight. Winning bidders will be notified on Friday, and lasagnas will be available for pick-up at the Arts Center Saturday from 4PM to 7PM. This year Lasagna-Thon coincides with the City of Bay City’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the BCAC, which will begin at 6:00PM on Saturday. The Bay City Boosters will be serving hot cocoa, and the BCAC’s own Hope Montgomery will be playing and singing Christmas songs. Joyful bursts of caroling will be encouraged, with things simmering down around 7:30PM.

“Supporting the Bay City Arts Center is one of the best investments you can make in your community,” says Russell, who serves as the Board President. “The BCAC provides an amazing variety of services, including regular arts events and workshops, in-class art instruction at local schools, school field trips, summer art camps, and an audio-visual production and broadcasting studio with its own public radio station, KAYN 92.9FM.  We’re also in the home stretch of developing the Hoquarton Historical Interpretive Center (HHIC) in downtown Tillamook, which will open in 2022 and provide a new facility and meeting place focused on local history, ecology, and place-based learning.”

Donations to BCAC are multiplied by its successful grant-writing efforts, its over 200 dues-paying members and local sponsors, and by its volunteers including the Executive Director and board of directors that collectively pour hundreds of donated hours a year into BCAC programs and services.