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Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Silent Auction is Here!

OK, well, not here.

It's actually here

As you may have read (the 3 people who read this blog)....I'm participating in the breast cancer 3-day walk. You may have heard about this walk. You walk 60 miles over 3 days to raise awareness for breast cancer research and education.

And there is a little fundraising that goes along with it too.

See, in order to participate in the walk, each walker agrees to raise $2200. In other words, if you don't raise the money you have a choice: either front the money you're short yourself, or don't walk.

Most people front the money.

And if you're really short, well, that can be a huge hit to the pocket book.

So, my team is doing one last fund raising push and we decided on a silent auction. How the auction came to be is sort of interesting. You see, back at the end of March, we decided that we were going to have a garage sale the first weekend in May. A few of our team members also wanted to do a chili feed and silent auction.

And they wanted to do it the same day as the garage sale.

Say what?

After some cooler heads prevailed, we decided that it was going to be one event only and that was the garage sale. And in case you're wondering, we made $1500.

That's a lot of money for all our junk.

And I was never so happy to get rid of my junk! I mean, who knew that someone wanted my old drain rack for dishes and my old salad spinner?

Well, the idea of the silent auction was something that everyone liked, but we just weren't sure where or how to do it. Do we try and get in with a boat show? Do we try and rent a space and hope people come by? What do we do?

My friend Tracy suggested "Why not use a blog?"

And the rest is history.

So, after countless letters, phone calls, and just short of begging.....we have items for a silent auction.

Please stop by. Please take a look. And if you want to bid on something, just follow the directions in the first post (pretty easy actually....even my dad can do it. *waves*...hi dad!!).

Shipping is free. We aren't sure yet what we'll do if someone decides to buy the heaviest thing in the auction and they live in New Zealand...I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

We are still accepting donations of items. So, if you have something and want to donate, please contact me. My contact information is on the auction blog.

And for clarification, we will not accept pets who you can't train, children who are driving you crazy or husbands/wives who won't pick up after themselves.

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