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What is a Silent Auction and Why Would I Want to Bid?

When you arrive you’ll see dozens of “bidding sheets” across several tables in a room near the entrance, each one describing an item or experience donated for auction. Each sheet will have blank lines with an escalating list of prices the item could sell for. If you want the item, you “bid” to win it by writing your name on the line corresponding to the price you’re willing to pay. The highest bid at the end of the auction wins the item!
So what is there to win? Some of the silent auction items are donated by local businesses: kids’ birthday party packages, spa/salon treatments, tickets to events, kids camps and much more. You may find a deal on something you already planned to purchase (a summer camp!), or an excuse to try a new activity (tickets to a baseball game!), or a new variety of something you love (a coffee or wine bundle!).
Other items are donated by Cherry Crest teachers and forge memories children hold dear beyond their elementary school years: a teacher’s favorite book with a personalized inscription or teacher/child experience outside of school for a few lucky students!
There will be opportunities for your child to feel special and recognized at school for a day, or even all year long: Lunch with the Principal, Librarian for a Day, or a prominent campus street sign or bike parking spot with your child’s name on it.
There’s something in the silent auction for every budget – starting from $10. The Silent Auction phase of the evening is casual, social, and fun – a time for mingling, chatting, and munching on tasty appetizers, maybe while keeping one eye on your favorite item to make sure you don’t get outbid 😉! But there is no obligation to buy or bid on items – just come and enjoy the party! Catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and see what’s up for offer this year. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Ksenia Tshahhirov, Greg Smith and Amy Karlson
Your Cherry Crest World of Color 50th Anniversary Auction Chairs