Silent Auction Looking Back to the 2018 Meeting

2018 Silent Auction 

Ohio’s Dooryard Branch will again be your host!

Dooryard Branch did a phenomenal job with the 2017 Silent Auction in Cincinnati. They’ve agreed to host the activity again in Ithaca! Let’s support their efforts in 2018 with donations of wonderful new or like-new items that you love but no longer use or need.

Of course, the Annual National Meeting’s auction doesn’t absolutely require a theme but, because we’re gathering in the Finger Lakes Region, how about a focus on … fingers … and other things mentioned in the following classic nursery rhyme:

Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross, to see a fine lady upon a white horse;

With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, she shall have music wherever she goes.

A few ideas:

Fingers & toes:  rings & other fashion jewelry, jewelry care products, jewelry boxes, hand & foot care products, gloves, socks, home manicure & pedicure products

Bells:  silver bells, bluebells, Taco Bell, books about bells, photos of bells, wind chimes

Horses:  framed art & photos, books, horse-themed scarves

Music:  CDs, DVDs, iTunes cards, collectible sheet music, songbooks, books about music, musicians’ biographies or memorabilia, books about songbirds, recordings of songbirds, music boxes

Miscellaneous:  bottles of Finger Lakes wine, other New York State products

… or anything that you just know someone else will love to adopt. Let the suggestions spark your own ideas, creativity and generosity!  

Dooryard members will happily accept your donated items at the hotel in Ithaca, and as early as possible so that they have time for processing.  Questions?  Contact Bev Gustwiller: