February 24, 2016 // 3:00 PM

Bird House Auction

Written by Trish Lauer

The unmistakable scents of wood, paints and lacquers fill the air. In the woodshop, the members are hard at work doing what they love. Many hours of work later, each house is complete and being put on display in the Village Square Park. The reason? The annual Garden Spot Village Bird House Auction.

Running until the end of February, it's an event that helps the benevolent fund, and something the woodworkers are all happy to contribute to. The auction is looked forward to each year, the creativity and skill of the artists always a delight to take in. It wasn't long before others joined in – the quilters began making bird themed wall hangings to include in the event, which brought a new element to the auction and gave lovers of needlework something to get excited about. The colorful work of the quilters has proven to be popular as well and has been a wonderful addition to what was already a unique showing.

The auction brings a punch of spring to the heart of winter at a time when a bit of that warmer weather is what most people are looking for. The vibrant colors of the wall hangings bring forth the feel of bright, sunny weather, and it's easy to imagine any one of the birdhouses hanging at home, flowers blooming all around as birds flutter about. It's a cheerful reminder of what's to come.

At the end of the auction, more than a few people will walk away the happy owners of one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces, fulfilling the lives of many people, all due to the great vision and kind hearts of some of Garden Spot Village's resident artists and creators.