Community support powers SEEDS!

May 11, 2019

With the support of many local businesses and community members, SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) celebrated another successful SWAPAPALOOZA recently at The Cooperage Project in Honesdale, PA. The lively event helps to sustain the organization as it enters its second decade devoted to energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable living.

Auctioneer Mikki Uzupes led the crowd through a live auction, preceded by a silent auction. The festive event concluded with the legendary SWAPAPALOOZA, reinforcing the sustainability practices of Re-use, Re-purpose and Recycle. Guests bring one item they no longer love and swap it for one that someone else no longer needs. The fast-paced SWAPAPALOOZA is great fun and allows guests who are spending their dollars in support of SEEDS’ mission, to take home a new treasure for free.

The SEEDS fundraiser auction featured unique items such as guided bird walks, home-cooked meals, a half-hog, yard cleanup services, firewood, poetry readings, photography sessions, cabin stays, restaurant and lodging certificates, locally roasted coffee, maple syrup from regional farms, eagle bus tour tickets, antiques, a fall foliage aerial tour of Wayne County in a Cessna 210 and many wonderful gift baskets!

The donated services and items enable folks to learn more about the talented people and outstanding businesses in the Upper Delaware region and to explore the exceptional natural resources found here.

SEEDS extends its gratitude to all the individuals who donated, volunteered, attended and bid, and to the businesses that support the SEEDS mission with their donations: A Picker’s Find, Alice’s Wonderland, American House, Augusta Acres, B. Madigan Jewelry, Bailey’s Hoosier Daddy Antiques, Bethany Senior Village, Black and Brass, Charming Darling, Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Doodles and Such, Eye Candy Body Arts, Fair Hill Farm, Flipped, Gina Lenz Photography, Green Outlet, Gresham’s Chop House, Hawley Antique Exchange, Hawley Depot, Here and Now Brewing Company, James Manning Bed and Breakfast, Joe and Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant, Journey’s End Farm, Lacawac Sanctuary, Lake Region IGA, Mustard Seed Café, Nature’s Grace, North of the Border Fireworks, Picture Perfect Framing Gallery, Pines Tavern, Player’s Row Music, River Road Arts and Antiques, Safford Farm, Salem Mountain Farm, Settler’s Inn, Stephen’s Pharmacy, Teeter’s Furniture, The Boathouse, The Cooperage, The Other Shop 2, Time Machine Antiques, Twisted Sisters Timeless Treasures, Trish’s Bagels and the Village Bath Shop.