by Amanda Strombom
Saturday, November 16, 5:30-10:00 pm
East Shore’s 2019 Auction is almost here!
Saturday, November 16th, is the big day for “All in for East Shore,” our annual auction. The catalog is printed and available for pick up, or you can check out the catalog online at charityauction.bid/AllInForEastShore2019 or see the pdf of the printed catalog at esuc.org/give/auction. If you haven’t already registered, now is the time to do so.
We have some fabulous items for you to bid on this year, with fun events such as a visit to a Wallaby Farm for families, or a trip to a Lovers store (adults only!). We have vacation homes, special offerings by the staff and members, and, of course, lots of delicious dinners for you to participate in.
As always, the Silent Auction will start at 5:30 pm in Spring Hall, followed by the Live Auction in the Sanctuary at 7:30 pm. A delicious tapas dinner is included for those participating in the Live Auction.
New This Year: Free Online Auction
For those who are unable to attend on the night of the auction, we have an additional way to participate. From Monday, November 4th, 9:00 am through Saturday, November 16th, noon, you will be able to bid online on a variety of different items. All these items are also available in the Silent Auction. There’s no fee to participate, although of course if you win, you’ll have to pay for your winning bid. Just register as an online participant and enter your credit card number. Your card won’t be charged unless you win something. You’ll receive an email with more instructions. You can bid using a computer or download the Auctria app.
New This Year: Raffle!
Be sure to purchase a raffle ticket for a “Heads or Tails” raffle game during the Live Auction. Raffle tickets ($10) will be available for sale during registration, at check-in, and during the Silent Auction. Multiple tickets (necklaces) may be purchased for multiple chances to win! Raffle ticket holders must be present to win. Silent Auction Only attendees may attend the Live Auction with a raffle ticket – there will be small tables at the back of the Sanctuary where you may sit (dinner not included).
The Winner-Takes-All Prize, valued at over $400 includes:
- A free campership to the church’s Memorial Day weekend retreat at Seabeck
- Two free seats (or one seat at two events) at any event you’ve bid on and won during the Live, Silent, or Online auctions.
- A small basket of goodies.
Rules for Heads or Tails: For each raffle ticket purchased, a necklace will be provided. Each participant stands and places a hand on their head (heads) or backside (tails) prior to a coin flip. If the coin flip matches your hand placement, you stay in the game. If not, you’re out of the game! The game progresses until only one participant is left standing and wins the prize. It’s sure to be a lot of fun!