This is said to be a fun and entertaining evening! And this time around proceeds are being donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life!
For those of you that have been around the blog for a while, you know that The Relay For Life is an event near and dear to my heart. This year is no exception to that!
Come out to the VFW on 5/2 and get in on the fun all the while supporting a great cause.
What is a quarter craze?
FUN events where you can win fabulous new items from up to 20 companies, have a great time, AND donate to a great cause!
A Quarter Auction is a cross between a raffle and an auction. It's also a mix between a charity fundraiser and a direct sales vendor event. You purchase a ticket which gets you a seat during the event and gets you a numbered bidding paddle. Your paddle will have a corresponding numbered chip that will go into the drawing basket. Home-based business people put up items for "auction." Those items are on display for an hour before the event begins. When the auction starts, the emcee will hold up the item, give a brief description of it, and tell how many quarters it costs to bid. The bids ONLY COST between $0.25-0.75 total for any item!!!! You need to bring a roll or two (or more) of quarters. If you're interested in a chance to win that item, you'll put the required number of quarters in the bowl at your table and hold up your bidding paddle. For example, if an item valued at $15 is offered it would require a .25 bid. If you want it, you toss a quarter into the bowl and raise your paddle. The volunteers from the charity-of-the-month sweep through the crowd to collect the quarters and the emcee then draws numbers to find a winner. If your number is drawn, you win that item for only a quarter! If you didn't bid and your number is called, you call out "no bid!" and numbers continue to be drawn to find a winner. You can also buy a second (or third) paddle and double or triple bid to increase your odds. It sounds potentially complicated if you haven't been to one before but once you're there and see it in action, it makes sense and it's a blast!
Sounds like fun! Still have more questions? Check out the Sioux Falls Quarter Craze website.