5th Annual 28th Infantry Division Association
Benefit Dinner and Chinese Auction Items
The highlight of the evening is truly our auction. Run Chinese style, our auction is very similar to a silent auction but with a raffle component added. Each dinner guest receives 5 bid tickets and has the ability to purchase more at the auction. The guests then view the auction items during the cocktail hour and dinner and “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. After dinner, the winning tickets are drawn for each item from the corresponding bid box the items are awarded to the ticket holders.
All the proceeds from the auction go directly to our Scholarship Fund. The items we have for this year's event so far are:
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.
us on Facebook!