Chapel Hill News

Galloway Ridge Goat Parade a success

The Goat Parade gala and auction was a tremendous success, organizers said.

“We auctioned off the painted, life-size goat sculptures to an audience of approximately 250 people at Galloway Ridge Retirement Community in Pittsboro,” said co-chair Kathie Reeves. “Our goal for the evening was 180 people and to raise $15,000. The event was in huge demand for attendance with over 30 people registering at the door. A great evening for all who attended with elegant food and wine, music, dancing, silent and live auction items and lots to enjoy.”

All 10 fiberglass goats went to new homes as professional auctioneer Guy Charrison prompted the audience to bid. The bids ranged from $950 to $1500 with “Patchwork Tangle” created by Nick Murray securing the highest of the evening.

The Goat Parade was hosted by Galloway Ridge to benefit Chapel Hill’s Robert and Pearl Seymour Senior Center and Pittsboro’s Chatham County Council on Aging.

The Goat Parade Committee members were Pat Richardson, Angie Lerner, Ann Holtzman, Camilla Eubanks, Kathie Reeves, Mary Jo Stone and Megan Coggins.