May 14, 2015

Fall Fundraising Auction October 25th

cat-in-bagPlease mark your calendar today for our Fall 2015 auction which will be held on October 25th. If you haven’t attended one of our auctions, you may want to make an effort to attend this year. With both silent and live auctions, excellent food, and a room filled with cat lovers, the event is always fun, fun, fun! There is no pressure to buy, but few can resist the wonderful bargains and great opportunities to do a little holiday shopping. As usual, we will have many terrific donated items up for auction in a wide range of prices.

We are most fortunate to have Bud and Annette Smith from Smith Auction Company running the live auction. They make bidding fun and easy for even the novice auction attendee!

When and where is the event? The date is Sunday, October 25th from 2 – 5 p.m., with silent auction beginning officially at 2:00. Registration begins at 1:45, and those arriving early can start bidding on silent auction items as soon as they arrive. The silent auction tables begin closing around 3:15. Please arrive with ample time to socialize, eat, and peruse all of the auction articles. We suggest arriving by 2:15.

The event will be held in Griffith Hall at the Ludwig’s Corner Fire Company. The address is 1325 North Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore, PA.

Where do I get tickets? The price of admission is $20 per person in advance (by October 17th), and $25 at the door, or past October 17th. Admission includes delicious hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, desserts, beverages, and more. You can buy tickets online here. We will send out a reminder mailing with a reservation form prior to the event. Tickets at the door will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

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Dress? We suggest “business casual.”

How can I help make this event a success? If you would like to contribute a new item for the auction, please contact Henry. Also, we could use help advertising the event – you can help us by downloading, printing, and distributing or posting the promotional flyers (which may be found at the end of this article). In addition, we would love to have one or more businesses or individuals cover some of our upfront costs. A donation of $650 will cover our hall rental expenses. One donation of $1000 or two donations of $500 will cover our catering expenses.

What type of items are acceptable for the auction? Gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, practical items, jewelry, items of value, and bottles of wine tend to go well at the auction. We generally only accept brand new items, unless a used item has significant value and is in excellent shape.

What is the deadline to donate items? The deadline is October 10th. After that date, we may still be able to take high quality items that will bring a good price at the auction.

What payment is accepted at the event? Cash or check is required for payments below $100. We are able to accept credit cards for purchases over $100.

If you have questions, please contact: Henry Grabb via email at catangelpa@aol.com (or via telephone at 484-947-3684)


 

Auction Flyers

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8 1/2″ x 11″ (letter size)

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5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (half sheet letter size)

 

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