UUCH Auction Party

Saturday, May 4, 2019 (tentative date)  in the sanctuary. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Admission at the door: $15  In advance: $10

Hors d’oeuvres buffet open from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Silent Auction 5:30 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.    Live Auction begins 7 p.m.

The auction is our largest fundraiser and helps fund the current year’s operating expenses. Personal checks, credit cards, and cash are all accepted.

 

What happens at the auction?

Fundraising and Fun.  Each auction has a theme, which is reflected in the food decorations, and activities. Themed costumes are encouraged but not required.

The admission price includes refreshments: upscale hors d’oeuvres during the first hour, snacks during the live auction, and desserts for a  happy ending.

The main action is the competitive bidding in the live auction—encouraged by auctioneer Ron Rose— and the silent auction. Both auctions will teem with items for gifts (or for yourself!) and events to fill your calendar for the rest of the church year.

Previous live auctions have included gift baskets for cooks, wine lovers, healthy living, and doggie friends; a picnic in the park; a guided Civil War history tour; a nature walk at UUCH; handmade jewelry; professional music performances; a storytelling workshop; a Christmas party; handyperson services; a mystery party; fiber craft lessons; homemade desserts; a handmade basket; many specialty dinners; and a family movie night.

The silent auction typically has tables full of smaller items, with something for every interest and budget: games and toys; kitchen gadgets, tools, houseplants, small gift baskets, and gift cards to area businesses.

 

For more information, contact auction coordinators Bill and Yvonne Pfoutz at auction@uuhagerstownmd.org.

 

 

How you can participate:

Come to the auction and bid often. The auction is our largest fundraiser and helps fund the current year’s operating expenses. Personal checks, credit cards, and cash are all accepted.

          Donate events, services or items.  Paper donation forms are  available in the back of the sanctuary after March 1.   Click here  for the auction donation form PDF.

           The auction committee needs donation forms by April 14 (and sooner if possible!) to compile the auction catalog (for distribution on April 28) and to set up the auction software.

If you don’t know what to donate, the back of the donation form has many suggestions. Parties, dinners and lessons are always popular items.

            Buy your admission ticket early.  You’ll save money if you pay by April 14. You’ll also help us set up sufficient tables and chairs and plan food quantities more accurately to reduce waste. Buy your tickets at church from Bill Pfoutz or mail your check  payable to UUCH (with auction in memo line) to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown, att: auction, 13245 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

       If you’re a parent, register by April 14 for free childcare that evening. The auction in the sanctuary is a grown-up event but childcare and food for children can be provided in the Martin House that evening. Advance registration is required so we can arrange childcare if needed.

For more information, contact auction coordinators Bill and Yvonne Pfoutz at auction@uuhagerstownmd.org.