We are trying something a little different this year with a two-part Service Auction. The auction will take place as usual Saturday evening, November 3rd. We will also have a free pizza lunch right after Sunday service on November 4th with a drawing for donated “family friendly” raffle items.
Holding the traditional service auction on Saturday night will hopefully provide a fun event for adults and the Sunday event we hope will make it easier for families with children to participate. The Sunday event is free, but will be limited to 150 seated participants in Founders Hall.
What time will the auction begin and how long will it last?
Food will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. in Founders’ Hall, and the auction will begin at 6:30. We expect the auction will end by 8:00, though it may take another half hour before everyone completes payment for their winning bids with the cashiers. The pizza lunch on Sunday will begin at 12:15 with the raffle drawings to begin at approximately 12:45.
Will there still be time for our usual coffee hour on Sunday?
Coffee will be available after the Sunday service at Clara Barton Hall.
Food will be a traditional Italian menu with items donated by UUFR members.
Will wine and beer still be for sale on Saturday night?
Wine and beer will be for sale as it has in the past, as well as non-alcoholic beverages at no extra charge.
Ticket prices will be $10 in advance for the Saturday evening dinner and $15 at the door. The Sunday pizza lunch is free, although raffle tickets will cost $1 each.
Children under 12 will be admitted at no charge, but please let us know if you need child care.
Founders’ Hall has a limited capacity. If seating is sold out will I still be able to attend the dinner and the auction?
We are limited to 150 seated at Founders Hall, so come early and get your seat. We will not oversell tickets!
Will there be a silent auction, and if so when will this occur?
As has been the practice for the past several years, there will be a separate Silent Auction held at the same time as the regular Service Auction. Bidding on Silent Auction items will end about half way through the Service Auction.
Will there be fixed-price auction items available to sign up for on the day of the live auction?
Yes, fixed-price auction items will be also available for bid in Founders’ Hall. These items will also be included in the Auction catalog.
How do I submit an item for donation to the auction?
You can donate all auction items — whether intended for the silent auction, the fixed-priced sign-up, the live auction or the NEW raffle drawing — by completing and submitting an online form here, or by completing and submitting a paper form. Paper forms will be available in the lower lobby outside of the UUFR offices.
If I want to donate an event, how will I know if the date is available, or if other events are already in play for those dates?
The auction website will include an online calendar identifying scheduling for events that have already been donated. Multiple items may be offered for the same date, subject to review by the auction committee. We will try to accommodate your request for a specific date, but please provide at least one alternative date which may be used in the event of a conflict with other donated events.
Are auction items tax-deductible?
Those offering an auction item can deduct the actual cost of that item. The money paid for the winning auction bid is not tax-deductible. UUFR will provide a written record of contributions and purchases to all auction participants.
For more information, or if you have questions that are not answered here, please email .