Our annual CotY Awards Evening of Excellence is just a few days away! As we make the final preparations, we thought we would reveal a few special details about next week's event. Read on for information about our sponsors and auctions!
First off, let us thank our amazing line up of sponsors. Without them we could not host this fabulous event. We would like to recognize Clarke, who is once again hosting the event for us. For those who attended our last CotY Awards, you will recall that the Clarke Showroom is the perfect place to check out ALL the entries on our Wall of Fame, mingle before the awards, celebrate our winners on the stage that hosts Chef Ming Tsai's nationally acclaimed show, and enjoy the after-party together! Thank you Clarke!
We are also pleased to once again have New England Home magazine as our Media Sponsor. And, new this year, Beacon Millwork is our Gold Award Sponsor. Beacon has produced all our gold and silver CotY Awards in their specialty millwork shop. We once again will have professional photography courtesy of Jay Groccia of OnSite Studios.
Our other sponsors include:Lucia Lighting, Silver Award SponsorInstallations Plus, Valet SponsorSplash, Specialty Drink Sponsor – Splastini!Von Salmi & Associates, Specialty Drink Sponsor – The VonhattenMason & Mason Insurance, Lanyard SponsorNational Lumber, Dinner SponsorFoster & Sullivan Insurance, Dessert SponsorArdente/Waterspot, Wall of Fame SponsorBrownstone by Emerson Swan, Wall of Fame SponsorResource Options, Inc., Entertainment SponsorDebsan, The Decorating Store, Specialty Award SponsorMark-One, Inc., Specialty Award SponsorSherwin Williams, Specialty Award SponsorVan Millwork, Napkin SponsorDesigner Bath, EcoModern Design, Harvey Building Products, and Kohler Corporation -- Program Sponsors
Our Emcee this year is Mr. John Terrio, President of Auction Knights. John is well known across New England as an engaging and entertaining hosting at a variety of non-profit events. During the CotY Awards, John will be auctioning off three items in support of the EM NARI Scholarship Fund. The fund supports scholarships for graduating seniors who are the children of EM NARI members. New this year, EM NARI is launching a trade scholarship to support a graduating senior who plans to pursue a career in the remodeling industry. We hope that you will consider bidding generously on our auctions to support the fund!
Auction 1: Golf for Four at Shaker Hills, Harvard, MA. This prize, valued at nearly $400 is provided courtesy of Bill Farnsworth, Custom Contracting, Inc.
Auction 2: Build Clean Dust Control System. This prize, valued at nearly $1,000 is provided by Bret Norton of Build Clean. Bidding will start at $250.
Auction 3: Blue Fin Tuna Fishing Charter for Four with Captain Johnny Johnson. This prize, valued at over $2,600, includes a 12-hour day on the water, ground fishing on the way out, fileting of all fish you catch, and a 5 lb bucket of lobster on the way in. Bidding will start at $1,500.