Lake Hopatcong Foundation - Virtual Auction Underway – Unique Items Galore - Get your Bids In!

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) auction for open bids at is underway until Thursday, July 23, closing at 9 p.m. There are over sixty items to choose from, including some amazing experiences you can share with friends and family!

Checkout the Online Auction:

A livestream closing "Set Sail Celebration" is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 7 p.m. The livestream is free, open to the public. LHF Development Director Roberta Schmidt. “We hope lots of people will join our online party, be inspired to bid on some exciting auction items and experiences and support our worthwhile initiatives.” Items up for bid include wine tastings on the lake, private concerts, art, and photography, as well as some useful everyday items, such as a septic pump-out and a delivery of organic topsoil. Experiences include clay shooting, cocktail parties, clambakes, eco-cruises, and guided hikes and paddles. There are also boat rentals and plenty of gift cards to local businesses.

Example of Unique Items:

2615457 largeHand-Painted Rain Barrel

Save water and money while helping to promote a healthy lake with this custom rain barrel, hand-painted by talented Hopatcong artist Shea Schindelar (a 17-year-old high school senior!).

Rain barrels are efficient, versatile tools for your garden and are environmentally friendly. They capture and store rainwater, which can be used to water your outdoor (and indoor) plants, while also preventing stormwater from polluting our rivers, lakes, and streams. Catch rainwater from under a gutter, attach your favorite garden hose and keep your plants healthy and happy.

Take home this custom rain barrel today and be the envy of the neighborhood while protecting our lake environment.

FMV- $200

Donated By Caitlin Doran, John Sailer, and Shea Schindelar

"Split the Pot” cash raffle

Entries in a "Split the Pot” cash raffle will also be available, with three winners dividing 50 percent of the proceeds. Each ticket is $100 and only 300 will be made available, creating a potential first prize of up to $7,500. For tickets, call 973-663-2500. All money raised will support the Foundation’s many programs and initiatives focused on fostering a vibrant and healthy Lake Hopatcong and its surrounding community. The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to protecting the lake environment and enhancing the lake experience by bringing together public and private resources to encourage a culture of sustainability and stewardship on and around New Jersey's largest lake, for this and future generations. To learn more, visit


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