Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the Auction and why do we have it?
Our auction is a festive night and a wonderful community building and fund raising event. The auction provides funds that will help continue the school to improve curriculum offerings, teaching resources, technology and overall physical plant. We specifically plan to put money aside to be used for a more permanent solution to our campus facilities.
When and where is the auction?
Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Lake Pearl, Wrentham, MA from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Silent auction will be open at 6:30pm and will close at staggered times between 7:30 and 8:00 pm. Live auction will begin at 8:00 pm. Check-out will take place after the end of the live auction, at approximately 10:00 pm.
Will there be food and drink?
Yes, and there will also be a cash bar.
Is this an event for couples only?
No, bring a friend or come as a group of moms or dads. Families from every grade level attend. Bring your parents, neighbors or extended families to join in the evening and raise money for a great cause.
What is the attire?
Come to sparkle and shine! Many people tend to dress up a bit. In general the dress tends to be dressy/casual. However, we encourage you to wear whatever puts you in a festive mood!
Where will I sit?
Seating is open and we encourage mingling among grade levels!
How many people will be at the auction? Will I get to see many people?
We expect to have approximately 175-180 people, which is intimate enough to enjoy time with your friends and meet new ones. Auction tickets sold out in 2015, so make plans to attend and purchase your tickets early!
Can I take an item that I win home the night of the auction?
Yes, all items should be taken home the night of the auction.
What is the auction format for the evening?
Outline of the Auction evening:
|6:30 pm||Welcome and check-in|
|Cocktails and appetizers|
|SMaSHing Faces Student photo wall open ($20 per photo)|
|Wine table open ($50 per bottle)|
|Raffle tickets available (25 tickets for $10)|
|“Heads or Tails” game beads available ($5 each)|
|Silent Auction open|
|Fund THESE Needs table open|
|7:00 pm||Opening prayer and welcome|
|7:30 pm||Buffet stations open|
|Wine table Closed|
|Raffle table closed|
|“Heads or Tails” game (50/50)|
|7:45 pm||Staggered Silent Auction closings|
|8:30 pm||Live Auction (raise paddle to be recognized by the auctioneer)|
|The Faces of SMSH video|
|Fund the Need (Live Auction)|
|Silent Auction Winners displayed|
|Raffle Winners displayed|
|10:30 pm||Check-out and socializing|
The auction booklet will be posted online prior to the event to help you plan your bidding fun!
How do I pay for what I purchase?
Please bring cash to purchase 50/50 raffle beads, fish bowl raffle, and to pay for anything you’d like from the bar. Use cash, check (payable to SMSH) or credit card to purchase from the wine table, canvas photo of your student(s), as well as silent and live auction items.
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