On Sunday, Aug. 25, Wrightsville Beach residents
and tourists danced and dined at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort during the 17th
Lumina Daze, a fundraiser for the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.
From 4-8:45 p.m., guests bid on an array of
items, which varied from scuba diving lessons to dog treats. When people
weren’t bidding, they were enjoying live music.
“We have three very different bands, and that
puts the focus on the music,” said Madeline Flagler, director of the
Wrightsville Beach Museum. In the ballroom, guests heard the Dixieland All
Stars’ jazzy sound, followed by Wilmington Big Band. Outside, people of all
ages danced to beach music provided by The Imitations, sipped their beverages and
enjoyed the sunshine and ocean breeze.
At 8:45 p.m., the live auction began. “I feel
like it’s two different events…the music and the live auction,” said Flagler.
Live auction prizes included a diamond bezel pendant, a Stand-Up paddleboard
and paddle and a Jamis Earth Cruiser Bike.
Last year, Lumina Daze raised $20,000, and
Flager expects a similar turnout this year.
For more information on the Wrightsville Beach
Museum, visit www.wbmuseum.com