Come join in a celebration of spring at the 24th Tin Mountain Conservation Center First Season Auction and Benefit Dinner on Saturday, March 27that 5 PM at the impressive Fryeburg Academy Ada Wadsworth Arena.


Widely recognized as the valley’s social event of the year, this years event will be filled with good company, great music performed by the Mountain Aire Strings Quartet, a delicious buffet New England style meal prepared by Chinook Cafe, spirits and cash bar thanks to the Oxford House Inn, a live auction with local celebrity George Cleveland and a most amazing silent auction with over 400 fantastic items to bid on thanks to the many generous local business owners, craftspeople and artists. This year items include Gayle Baker’s Travel coach trip to Fenway Park where you can cheer the Red Sox versus Phillie game in June, an Eastern Mountain Sports Perception Prodigy kayak with paddle, life jacket and binoculars awaiting spring thaw, unique wilderness trips, dining opportunities, luxury get-a-ways, and fine art works and more.


Dinner will be catered by Chinook Cafe of Conway.  Choose among three main entries for those vegetarian baked stuffed squash with seeded quinoa stuffing, roasted turkey breast on sage cornbread stuffing with pan gravy, New England style pot roast, all dinner entries are complimented with whipped red bliss potatoes, green beans with roasted peppers and garlic and for dessert enjoy a New England baked maple apple spice cake. A mixed green salad with maple mustard and tarragon dressing and home baked rolls and cornbread will be set on each table.


To date sponsors include Lupine Inc, Green Thumb Farms, Northway Bank, Abbott’s Ice Cream, Chalmers Insurance Group, Eastern Mountain Sports,  Fryeburg Academy, Hill’s Florist and Nursery, M&M Assurance Group, Inc, Magic 104fm, Pinetree Power of Tamworth, Quisisana on Lake Kezar, 93.5 WMWV, WPKQ 103.7, The Mountain Ear. The Conway Daily Sun, The Carroll County Independent, and The Write Stuff.


Tin Mountain Conservation Center fosters a deep appreciation of our environment among children, adults and families through hands-on programs in schools, at summer camps and throughout the valley. If you believe in Tin Mountain’s mission, and enjoy Tin Mountain’s many nature program offerings through-out the year, The First Season Auction and Benefit Dinner is an opportunity to have a fun time, and support environmental education. Be sure to call well in advance for reservations and entrée selections. Tickets are $37.50 and can be purchased by calling Tin Mountain Conservation Center at 603-447-6991, or emailing Donna at