Monday, April 23, 2007

Ta-DA! The results of the auction!

UPDATE: I have learned I can apply for a community grant from Wal-Mart, which will match the funds raised in the auction up to $1,000!!!


The Tie-One-On Chair-ity Auction was held yesterday after church, along with a potluck dinner. I was amazed at the number of chairs and aprons that were brought in! And the quality of work? Amazing also!

I was very pleased to have a guest attend -- blogger buddy and real-life friend ER dropped by for some brisket and side dishes for lunch. He even made a few bids, which boosted bids made by others. I'm sad he didn't win any of the things, but I'm grateful he motivated some competitive bids. In total, we raised $1,440! (I would have been thrilled with $300. So multiply "thrilled" by 4 and you'll know how I feel!)

Every item sold, except for three photographs. I'd held an online photo contest with some friends from all across the U.S. and Canada and sold framed prints.

Here are a few photos -- the auctioneer (Santa Claus, working his off-season job as executive director of Mustard Seed Development Corp., a Partnership With God); some of the aprons and chairs; me, getting a ride around the gym in one of the chairs.





















7 comments:

FrenziedFeline said...

Oh yeah! I forgot you had the auction on your mind.

Okay, disregard my comment on your previous post.

Those chairs have some REAL imagination! Tell me, did ER bid on that OU chair behind you? ;)

Trixie said...

No, and I tried HARD to get him to bid on it. Lots of people did. I'm not sure, but that one may be the one that went for a bid of $100. I think he was bidding on the dark blue chair with the moon and stars on the back.

Erudite Redneck said...

grrr.

:-)

I wanted the metal adironback(?) yard chair painted up with the "satanic" man-in-the-moon!!!

Trixie said...

Oh yeah - it was the mate to the OU chair. You can understand my confusion, I'm sure! (snicker)

Trixie said...

Love love this idea! I am plugging it on my blog too. Do you EVER run short of great ideas?? Or compassion?? Or creativity???

Trixie said...

Aw (other) Trixie! Those are some mighty kind words. And I really needed to read them tonight. It's been a long, busy day and I'm just tired enought to start cratering! Thanks!

Erudite Redneck said...

grrr.
:-)