5th Annual 28th Infantry Division Association Scholarship Auction
Run Chinese style, our auction is very similar to a silent auction but with a raffle component added. Our guests and visitors will be able to purchase bid tickets and then view the auction items during the Reunion Week. The last opportunity for viewing the items and placing "bids" will be during the cocktail hour at the Annual Reunion Banquet.
Guests “bid” on the items that they would like to win by placing their tickets in the bid boxes. Bidders are free to put as many tickets as they want in the bid boxes. The more tickets a person deposits in the bid box, the higher the percentage chance that they'll win the item. During the dinner, the winning tickets will be drawn for each item from the corresponding bid boxes and the winners will be announced after dinner.
All the proceeds from the auction go directly to our Scholarship Fund. The items we have for this year's event so far are:
- Print donated by Center State Communications
- Set of jewelry and gift certificate donated from Premier Designs
- Pampered Chef Gift Basket from Lynette's Pampered Kitchen
- Basket of Cheer from Friends of the Association
If you have an item that you would like to donate to the auction, call our event coordinator, Carolyn Malfara at 717-320-3121 or email us at: info@28thInfantryDivisionAssoc.org
On the first year of our event, one of our guest remarked that it was the most fun auction that they had ever attended. “Usually, you sit around watching a bunch of people out bid you at charity auctions, but the way that you did this gave everyone a chance to win something great. The other nice thing was that you were able to win more than one item and still stay within your budget. It was so much fun, I can’t wait to come back next year.”
That's part of the big draw for a Chinese auction. Ticket costs are low compared to the ultimate value of the auction items, so lucky winners will get a great deal, everyone will have a lot of fun in the process and know that they are helping to raise money for a terrific cause.
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