By Mary Ann Grignon, Auction Coordinator
If those words trigger a knee-jerk response to yell out a dollar amount, then you’ve probably attended a PCB live auction at one of our annual state conferences.
It’s never too early to begin thinking about a contribution to our exciting live auction, whether it is an item you donate personally or something donated by your chapter. I urge you to discuss auction donations at your next chapter meeting. In addition, please ask area businesses to consider donating to the PCB live auction. This year the auction is being held on Friday, October 18.
If you’re wondering what kinds of items are appropriate contributions the list is pretty endless. Of course, items specifically designed for those with vision loss are welcome but so are baked goods, jewelry items, hand crafted items, liquor, sports memorabilia, theater tickets, travel vouchers and all manner of bath and body items. Remember that food baskets and liquid refreshment always keep the bidding lively.
While we have no limit with regard to how much an item is worth, and while we will assign an appropriate starting bid to each item, I urge you to keep in mind that your donation may not be sold for its listed value. Your donation will always be appreciated and will contribute to the overall success of
this fun and lively fund raiser.
Stay tuned on the PCB-L for some suggestions as to items for consideration and the vendors from which to purchase such items.