This is a fun and inexpensive night out! Also a way to win some Christmas presents – It’s right around the corner ya know!!!
Helping the community raise money for Mercy Hospital’s NICUPS Program!
Quarter Auction – Friday Nov 30
Maryland Heights Center – 2344 McKelvey Road – Maryland Heights, MO
(also known as the Aqua Port)
Nov 30 Maryland Heights Event Flyer
Doors open at 6:30, Auction starts at 7
Bidding Paddles are 1 for $5 or 2 for $8
Bring quarters to bid with, we will have extra rolls if you run out – Only one paddle is needed to play but the more you have the higher chances you have at winning items
Spend $20 with any vendor at the event and you get an additional paddle for FREE!
What is a quarter auction?
Well… it’s a cross between an Auction (where you hold up a numbered paddle to bid on an item), a Raffle (where you are trying to win a prize), Bingo (using a chip or ball with a number on it) & a Home Party (gathering with friends)! They are a fun & easy way to raise money for a cause. The best way to really grasp the concept is to actually attend one. New & discontinued items from local Direct Sales Vendors, Crafters & Businesses will be auctioned off for 1-4 Quarters per item = FUN!!! FUN!!!
A bidder is a guest that attends to bid on items. When the bidder arrives, they get their bidding paddle(s) which has a number on it. We have a poker chip with each paddle number on it that gets put into a bucket. The bid amount is based on the value of the item.
- $0 – $25 1 quarter bid
- $26 – $50 2 quarter bid
- $51 – $75 3 quarter bid
- $76 – $100 4 quarter bid
The auctioneer announces the item up for bid, gives a brief description including the vendor, the value and the required quarter bid. If the bidder wants to bid on the item they hold up their paddle and a vendor will collect their quarter(s). The auctioneer draws a number and the winning paddle is announced. If the number drawn did not bid, another number is drawn till the item is won. All numbers go back in the bucket so you could win several items!
Money is being donated to the Mercy Hospital NICUPS program. NICUPS™ is a group of former NICU parents who give their time, effort and emotional support to make the NICU experience easier for other families that are in the hospital with premature or high risk babies. NICUPS relies solely on donations from supporters. NICUPS = Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parent Support.
Pick up a frequent bidder card and get a stamp for every paddle you purchase. Once your card is full you will get a FREE 2nd bidding paddle at the auction you are attending.
DOOR PRIZES & loser prizes given away!
Items will also be available for cash & carry.