Family Fun Quarter Auction

Saturday, March 21
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)

Word of Life Lutheran School Gym
6535 Eichelberger
St. Louis, MO  63109

$10.00 entry fee which includes one bidding number, soda and water, and one bag of snacks

All proceeds benefit building maintenance and improvements.

Bring 2 rolls of quarters to bid and any other food and drink you would like to enjoy at your table.

Auction items include restaurant gift certificates, gift certificates from local businesses, jewelry, handmade items, gifts for children, and many more items too numerous to mention.

What’s a Quarter Auction?
A Quarter Auction is a lot of fun, and participation is easy for both adults and children. It is part raffle and it works a bit like bingo. When you arrive, you will be given a numbered paddle for a donation. This paddle will have a corresponding numbered ball which will be put into the drawing basket. You can purchase one paddle or additional paddles at $10.00 each. You may also purchase a $40.00 golden paddle which guarantees that your bid is entered for every product offered. When you arrive, you can select the table where you would like to sit, and then you will have an opportunity to walk around the room and closely view all the items that will be auctioned.

Once the auction begins, the announcer or one of the helpers will hold up the item that’s up for bid and will announce whether the item is a “one quarter” or “two quarter” bid. If you’re interested in bidding, you’ll put one or two quarters (whatever was announced) for EACH paddle you intend to bid with. So if you have two paddles, want to bid with both to double your chances, and the item is a “one quarter” bid, you’ll put 50 cents in the bucket and raise your paddle(s). If you have two paddles and decide to only bid with one, you only pay 25 cents BUT you MUST choose only one numbered paddle to bid with. You put the quarters into a “bucket” on your table. If they draw your number and you did NOT bid, just call out “no bid!” and they’ll continue to draw numbers until they find a winner. If they draw your number and you had bid on the item, hooray! You just won an awesome item at a great price!  A worker will bring the winning item directly to you at your table.

There may be various raffles and silent auctions – the announcer and workers will help explain how those work.

Be sure to bring quarters, but if you forget or run out, there will be rolls of quarters available for purchase at the event.

If it all sounds complicated, relax. Everything will be explained again once you get to the auction, and you’ll catch on in no time and love it!