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:

  1. Dinner for 2 at Texas Roadhouse (up to $30)
  2. 2 Gift certificates for Perkins for $10 each and 2 slices of pie
  3. Gift certificate for Lone Star Restaurant for $10 and 4 free appetizers
  4. Gift card for Longhorn Steakhouse for $25
  5. TGI Friday's gift card for 2 appetizers/desserts
  6. Gift card for Olive Garden Restaurant for $20
  7. 2 Gift Certificates each for 18 hole round of golf with cart at the Carlisle Barracks Golf Course
  8. Admission for two at Longwood Gardens
  9. 2 Applebee's gift cards for $15
  10. 4 Admission passes for the National Toy Train Museum
  11. 2 All day fun passes for the 2015 season for DelGrosso's Amusement Park
  12. Allenberry Playhouse buffet dinner and theatre tickets for 2
  13. Lincoln Caverns admission passes for 2
  14. Lehigh River Rafting Trip for 2 from Whitewater Challengers
  15. Philadelphia Museum of Art admission passes for 4
  16. 2 sets of H2O Water Park passes for 4 at Split Rock Resort
  17. 6 admission passes for the PA National Fire Museum in Harrisburg
  18. Family 4 pack for park admission and safari tour at Lake Tobias
  19. 4 Voyage Cruise Passes for the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat
  20. 2 Learn to Ski or Snowboard Packages From Ski Roundtop
  21. Blue Mountain Outfitters weekday canoe trip for 2
  22. 2 Coach tickets for the Strasburg Railroad
  23. $25 Gift Certificate for Nissley Winery or any Nissley Wine Shop
  24. Autographed picture of Pittsburg Steeler's #43 Troy Polamalu
  25. Gift basket full of hand tools donated by Natalia Smith
  26. 10 Gift certificates for Logan's Steakhouse for appetizers and desserts with 2 gift buckets
  27. Pampered Chef Baking Stone and $25 Gift Certificate from Lynette's Pampered Kitchen
  28. Set of jewelry and gift certificate donated from Terri Cunningham and Premier Designs
  29. Gift basket of all natural soaps and skin care items from Delaware Creek
  30. Black Eyed Susan print donated by Carolyn Malfara
  31. 5 Pound Hershey Bar from Chocolate World
  32. Gift bag with items from the Harrisburg Senators Professional Baseball Team
  33. Gift bag with items from the York Revolution Professional Baseball Team
  34. Indian dolls donated by Myrtle Hastings
  35. Bottles of Wine donated by SGT Damian Smith
  36. 4 Family Passes to Indian Echo Caverns

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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