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Spring Fling the Auction Thing

 

Spring Fling coming up April 29

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 29, for the annual UU Spring Fling the Auction Thing, one of the church’s major fund raisers.

You and your innovative thinking make it happen. This is where church members offer  marvelous ideas to bring UUs together in social events or donate their own talents. In either case, other UUs generously bid on them and with little overhead, almost all that money goes right to the church. So the evening is lively as the bidding (both live and silent) gets tense. Also: there are “things” donated and up for bid. Oh, and did we mention the food and drink? And the fact that there is no entry fee? And that there is a separate program of games for the younger set? And that a minimal fee spaghetti dinner precedes the auction festivities?

And, then, all those social events and talents are enjoyed year-round. A special theme dinner may be in July. And the hike? Perhaps next October.  But the game night where you were a successful bidder may not be till February. Oh, what a social whirl! And the art piece is to be enjoyed forever!

There will be a table in the lobby between Sunday services with people to chat with or answer questions. With catalogs out in mid-April, this end-of-April event needs lots of volunteers to make it roll smoothly. Check out richmonduu.ivolunteer.com/auction2017 for volunteer forms.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact: auction@richmonduu.org.

Key Pre-Auction Info:

  • Catalogs available for pick up at the auction table between services 4/16 and 4/23
    • Download the online catalog here.
  • Auction item drop off at First UU
    • Sunday, April 23
    • Wednesday, April 26
  • Spaghetti Dinner tickets available for purchase 4/16 and 4/23 between services
    • Individual $5, Family $9
    • Please try to purchase in advance so we can get an accurate headcount.

On Auction Night:

  • 5:00 p.m. – Doors open for Spaghetti Dinner
  • 5:30 p.m. – Paddle registration opens
  • 6:00 p.m. – Silent and Prix Fixe open
  • 7:00 p.m. – Silent and Prix Fixe close
  • 7:15 p.m. – Live Auction begins
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