December 1, 2018
Admission only $5
bring a non-UUCV Friend for FREE!
Come and see how our very own talented Auction Artists work their magic to transform the UUCV Meeting House Social Hall and enjoy an evening of food, music, fun and the chance to bid on sign up events, silent auction items, gift certificates, and maybe a surprise or two. Each year there is something fabulous to grab your interest. The Auction is not only a fun-filled event but is also UUCV’s biggest fund-raiser of the year. Costumes are part of the fun but not required. However, this year will allow everyone to have a choice to fit the theme. Please plan to participate in this all volunteer event.
Here’s what the evening includes:
***Hors d’oeuvres, Desserts and Bar: There will be a spread of hors d’oeuvres and desserts which are donated by UUCV members and friends (included in the $5 admission fee) along with a cash bar of soft drinks, wine, beer, and maybe you can even find some milk duds and popcorn. And remember while you are enjoying your libations to check out all the items available and get your bid in on time.
***Sign Ups: Fill up your social calendar with this Auction favorite. Everyone has a chance to sign up for events ranging from themed dinners to a hike in the woods. Please consider being the host for a sign up event. They are the most popular part of the auction, are a great way to get to know each other better, and add the most toward our fundraising goal. Let your imagination run free and create an event! Host a dinner and share your favorite cuisine, have a game night, take people to your favorite museum, lead a workshop, or surprise us with your creativity!
***Silent Auction: Members and friends donate everything from jewelry and artwork to small appliances and kitchen items to helpful skills that are your special talent. There is always an array of high quality items that might be destined to become a gift to someone on your list or maybe a treat for yourself. Be alert so you don’t get outbid.
*** Gift Certificates: There is a special area for gift certificates, so please think about any business connections you have that may be willing to donate a service, membership, or discount. Ask them yourself or let us know and we’ll do the asking.
***Raffle: Purchase tickets in advance or on the night of the event for the chance to win a cash prize.
***Live Music: Our wonderful musicians under the leadership of Brian McPherson will once again wow us with their many talents.
***Children’s Auction: The Auction isn’t only for adults! Downstairs in the elementary classrooms children ages 4 and up will have their own themed Auction. There will be cool kid items and each child will receive “Auction Bucks” for purchasing items. Nursery care will be available for our younger friends.
How can you make this year’s auction a box office smash?
Participate and contribute in some way. Everyone is needed to help us achieve the goal of 100% involvement and to reach our fund-raising target.
***Attend! Bring yourself, your family and your friends. If you need a ride, we can help. If you can’t attend, please sign up for a bidding buddy and check out buddy. If you cannot be with us, then support the Auction by buying a raffle ticket, donating an event or food, or simply sending a check of support made out to UUCV and designated to the Auction.
*** Volunteer! We need helpers for set up and clean up, check in and check out assistants, silent auction monitors, food servers, etc. Look for details as we get closer to Auction Kick Off Sunday, September 30, 2018.
***Donate! This event depends on everyone’s generosity. We need donations of food, drink, sign ups, high quality silent auction items and everything that goes into making the Auction a fun and successful event.
Coming Attractions: Details about how to register for the event, how and when to make donations, and what is needed to make our 22nd Auction a Box Office Smash.
For more information about our auction visit https://www.uucv.net/auction/faqs/