Frequently asked questions about the silent auction at the 2012 Gathering
Who can donate items for the auction?
Circles, congregations, presbyteries and/or synods can donate items for the auction.
What are the criteria for donated items?
Donate new items (nothing used, please) with a minimum value of $50. Crafts and artisan items are welcome. Smaller items can be grouped into a basket. Items must fit in a suitcase or be easily shipped.
When is the silent auction donation form due?
All forms must be received by June 15, 2012.
How do we get the item/s to the Gathering? What about shipping?
It will be the donor’s responsibility to get the item to the Gathering. If you choose to ship the item/s, it will be at your own cost. Please call or email Jen to confirm shipping address.
When do items need to arrive at the Gathering?
Items need to be delivered (in person or shipped) to the Gathering exhibitors area between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on July 17.
When does the auction open and close?
The auction will open at 10 a.m. on July 18 and close on July 20 at 7 p.m. Items may be picked up on July 21 between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
How will bidding work?
Bid sheets will be available for each item. A minimum bid amount will be set, and bidders must bid this amount to start the bidding. Bidding continues in minimum increments as set for each item (i.e. increase bids by $5, $10, etc.). The person with the highest bid at the end of the auction will receive the item.
How can we pay for auction items?
Cash, check or credit card (Discover, American Express, Visa, MasterCard) can be used as payment.
Once I win an item, how do I get it home?
It will be the winner’s responsibility to transport the item home or to its final destination.
Questions? Please contact Jen Lenard-Benson, (888)728-7228 x5308.