What is a Silent Auction and How Does It Work?
After a flurry of volunteer activity during the day, the doors will open at 5:30 pm and bidding on the Silent Auctions will start at 5:50. You will pick up your registration packet with your bid number and table assignment and start bidding on items that interest you. The catalog will be available online the week before and there will be one in your registration packet.
There are three silent sections, entitled Silent I, Silent II, and Vacations. Each will offer great items for your perusal. At each item is a bid sheet with an opening bid, various dollar amount increments and the Guaranteed Bid at the bottom. If you absolutely must take that item home with you, merely enter your bid number at the space next to the Guaranteed Bid amount and you have purchased it. Otherwise, enter a bid and keep an eye on it to make sure no one else’s bid tops yours. Silent I will close first, then Silent II, and the Vacation room will stay open all night for bidding. Proceed on into the ballroom for the Dinner and Live Auction.
Is a Live Auction like a Cattle Auction?
As soon as all the guests are seated, the prayer offered and first course served, our auctioneer will launch right into the Live Auction. You won’t hear all that fast talking that no one can understand. You will hear the description of the item that is being auctioned and see its image on the big screen.
There are all kinds of treasures to appeal to all kinds of folks – classroom projects, getaways to Lincoln City, Ski Trips, and for families – special items for kids of all ages. And that is just a sampling; there are also sports tickets, and much more.
Sit back and enjoy your meal as you are entertained by enthusiastic bidding by the guests. Midpoint in the auction we will Raise the Paddle and play a few games to get you up and moving!
Once all of the Live items have been sold and you have enjoyed your dessert and coffee, proceed to collect your items, and celebrate the families and friends of Monroe Christian coming together as a community in fellowship and fundraising.