• Publicize the event via newsletter, bulletin and temple talks. Include a response sheet for talents members may offer.
• A week before the auction, decide which 10 or so talents will be auctioned aloud, which silently. Decide on starting bids and a minimum amount for each increasing bid.
• On auction day, display bidding sheets with any accompanying items or explanations. For instance, if someone paints, place a sample of his or her art next to the bid sheet.
• After a designated time, the item goes to the highest bidder.
Do I hear $25 for a fine German Oktoberfest meal to be prepared in your home for up to six people?” shouted auctioneer Nancy Matthias. This was just one item offered this summer during the annual talent auction at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Portland, Ore.
|"We have five bids on the spa treatment, eight for golf lessons and forty-seven for the free pass on Sunday school."|
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