Each of the past two year’s we have held a Silent Auction via our Facebook page. In the past, items were open to online bids and then we would have the same items available at the Whooping Crane Festival, which folks in attendance could then bid on.
We received feedback from a number of people, indicating they felt these items should go only to online bidders and not be made available at the festival. Based on your feedback we have changed that practice this year. ALL items now posted on our Facebook page Silent Auction Album will be awarded to the highest bid received on each of the thirty-three items available for bids!
Bidding opens tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 6th and closes at Noon, Central time on Thursday, Sept. 26th. To place your bid, leave a comment on the photograph of the item with the amount of the bid you are placing for that particular item. At Noon on Sept. 26th we will record the name and amount for each of the items and get in touch with the winning bidder for payment information. All items will be sent via U.S. Postal Service during the week of Sept. 30th or as soon as we receive your payment for your item.
You don’t have to be a Facebook user to view the items available. If you are NOT a facebook user and see an item you’d like to place a bid on, it’s very easy to create a Facebook profile and then close it following the auction, should you choose to. Or, perhaps you can have a friend that is a Facebook user place a bid on your behalf.
We would like to thank each of the people that contributed items for the Silent Auction to help raise funds for this year’s project! When viewing the items, please take note of the generous contributors. It is only through their generosity that this is possible.
Here’s a preview of some of the thirty-three (33) items up for grabs! Don’t forget, bidding opens tomorrow!