Something new this year! Our First Parish Church UU Northborough, MA, auction will be an All Silent Auction taking place over 3 Sundays after church: March 10, 17, and 24, 2019, in Parish Hall from 11:30-1 pm. Bidding is in person or if you can't attend you can bid by proxy through a friend.

Our auction is an important fundraising event for the church and we encourage every member to participate by donating, bidding, or both! This year’s silent auction will focus on our most popular donations:

Hosted Meals, Services, Gift Certificates, and Vacations

· Our hosted meals over past years include brunches, lunches, dinners, cocktail parties, picnics.

· Services can include; childcare, pet walking or sitting, a cooking class, airport rides, share a hobby, gardening, woodworking, music lessons, canning, painting, bake cookies, shopping, offer to make a gift basket…..Be creative!!

· Gift Certificates provide discounts at local or national businesses who love attracting new and returning customers. Gift certificates in prior auctions have included massages, dance lessons, meals, and the list goes on! Ask at your favorite stores!

· Do you have a vacation home that you would be willing to donate for a weekend or week?

Do you have STUFF you are ready to part with? If you have items you would like to donate, hold on to these for our super-duper expanded Memorial Day Fair!

Yikes!! Bidding started on Sunday, March 10, and will continue on March 17 and March 24. Now is the time to decide what you will bid on. Create a long list and remember, the more you bid, the more likely you are to win. Also, all proceeds benefit our beloved community!

Based on popular demand, the donation deadline is extended from Friday, March 8, to Sunday, March 17! However, earlier is better.

FAQs:

1. How do I submit a donation online? Log into your account on our Auction Website to enter your donation. Click on login in the upper right corner of the Auction Website to log in. Your phone number and pin from last year still work. Or register yourself as a new person on the login page.

2. What is the deadline to submit donations? Enter your donation by Sunday, March 17.

3. Can someone help me submit a donation? Yes! Come to the auction table in Parish Hall Feb 17, 24, March 3 or contact an auction volunteer.

4. How do I know what to donate? If you aren’t sure what to offer, browse the catalog to see what others have put in or talk to Tracey Turner, Janet Ruggieri or anyone on the auction team for ideas.

5. How do I place a bid? On Sunday, March 10, 17, and 24 between 11:30 and 1pm :

· Request a paddle number from an auction volunteer or Tracey Turner. A one time paddle fee of $5 will be charged.

· Hosted meals- will be a set price and set number of attendees. Sign up for as many as you would like, and these will be distributed randomly at the end of the auction.

· Services, gift certificates, and vacations: bid in person or via proxy in Parish Hall where paper bid sheets will be posted.

6. What if I need help? An auction volunteer will be available in Parish Hall or contact Tracey Turner, traceyturner@verizon.net or Janet Ruggieri, janetruggieri123@gmail.com.

Even with the auction behind us, you can still make changes to event dates. If you do, please remember to contact everyone involved. We hope you enjoyed the auction!

As of April 15, 2019, it looks like we raised more than $7,400! Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated!

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