Further information about the Quarter Auction
Date: Sunday October 21, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: VFW Post 6027
815 Turkey Point Road
North East, MD 21901
Sponsored by: The Women’s Civic League of North East
All proceeds benefit the North East Public Library, local elementary school libraries and The Upper Bay Museum
Advance registration is not required and there is no entrance fee. Paddles are $2 each or 3 for $5. 50/50 raffle, light snacks, drinks and cash bar.
There are many quality items and gift certificates to be won for as little as a quarter!!!! Fun afternoon!! Bring your friends! Leave with your hands full of great items!!
But what is a Quarter Auction?
A quarter auction involves local businesses and direct sales vendors donating products and services for a charity to auction off.
Attendees bid on the items, with this part being a mix between an auction and a raffle. They’re advised how much they need to bid based on the item’s value – this can be as low as a quarter or as high as a dollar – with no obligation to bid on any items.
A random number is then drawn in a raffle, with the person who has that number winning the item, but only if they’d actually bid on the item. If they hadn’t bid, another number is drawn until there is a winner who’d actually bid on the item.