Our annual auction is fast approaching! It will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Bravo Restaurant in Providence (corner of Empire and Washington) at 7pm. There is only one way to describe this evening…it’s a BLAST!!! If you’ve been before you know how much fun we have. If you have not been put it on your calendar right now! You will not want to miss it! It is the deal of the century, for only $40.00/person you get valet parking, hot and cold appetizers (they are delicious and filling!), wine, coffee, dessert, LIVE music by Half Step Down and dancing! It is a great night out and supports the church’s overall budget and mission efforts. Bring your friends and family too!
There are always wonderful items to bid on, from restaurant gift certificates to a week at a private condo in Utah, and everything in between. This year we also have a 37” Vizio (1080 p, 120 mhz) flatscreen HD TV. We will be offering one hundred $15.00 opportunities (and you get a candy bar!) to take home this wonderful prize. Some of the items from past auctions have been:
-Mexican fiesta for 14 included appetizerss, margaritas, sangria, beer, buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, cooks, servers, supplies, clean-up (it was so much fun!)
-Hours donated for home improvements (carpentry, painting, landscaping, etc.)
-Time share get-aways
-A quiche/month for 12 months
-Dinner and 2 tickets to Trinity Rep
-Plane trip to Martha’s Vineyard and lunch
And much, much more! But we always need new auction items. And everyone can help! Just use your imagination and think outside the box! Do you, your friends, co-workers or relatives, have skills or items that could be donated? Remember, donations are tax deductible. Some ideas might be: A vacation home; a day of sailing; airline tickets/travel; a night away; hotel gift certificates; restaurant gift certificates; sports tickets; a gourmet meal prepared at someone’s home; fancy gift baskets; landscaping/home improvement services; technical/financial/spa/career/resume/etc services; theater tickets, a theme party, hot air balloon ride, ski trip; music/video/computer equipment; etc. GET THE PICTURE? So put on your thinking caps and come up with some exciting donations! Let’s make this the best Wesley auction so far!
Buy your ticket now before we are sold out. The deadline is March 13th. Call the office (401.724.7954) or see Linda Andrews to purchase your tickets or make donations.
So mark your calendars and we’ll see you on the 26th!
The Fundraising Committee