Tag Archives: Silent Auction

What’s Red or White and Makes you Glow all Over?

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What? Red? White? Glow? I can’t even figure out where I am and why I’m wearing this funny hat! I don’t even play the saxophone…

Give up?

Okay.

It’s wine!

And if you walk, skip, march, saunter, jog, or simply go to the Ridgefield Community Library, you will find TWO gift baskets that the Friends of the Library are offering for their October silent auction. Bid on one basket or bid on both!

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What’s inside these beautifully-wrapped baskets you should get for yourself or as a gift for someone you REALLY like?

They each have two bottles of wine, chocolate, a wine-related book (stories more than wine info), glasses, and a few additional goodies. One basket features red wine; the other features white wine. Each bottle comes from one of four of Ridgefield’s wineries.

Are you feeling glowy yet?

Remember, ALL proceeds of the auction will be used to support the Ridgefield Library Building Fund and other programs and services provided by the Ridgefield Community Library.

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Cheers to everyone who supports the library! But hold the wine. Give me more of that chocolate in that basket!

 

Need to spice up your life?

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Ho hum. It’s not that that I’m sick or tired or bored. It’s just that everything seems so…I don’t know…BLAND lately.

If you need to put a little more zippity in your doodah, we’ve got just the thing for you.

Come on down to the library and bid on August’s Silent Auction item.

It’s an exciting Celebración basket full of fun and delicious items from around the Hispanic World including:

1 Gorgeous multicolored blanket from Mexico
1 Rainstick from Peru
1 “Celebración” cookbook with recipes celebrating Latino family life
1 New World Kitchen book by Norman Van Aken
1 Nuevos Sabores para ensaladas book published by William Sonoma
1 bottle of Organic extra virgin olive oil from Portugal
1 bottle of Tempranillo Reserve red wine from Spain
1 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
1 bottle Tia Lupita hot sauce from Mexico
1 jar of Cholula chipotle hot sauce from Mexico
1 jar of Belinda’s Jalapeno sauce from Costa Rica
1 container of Crema Catalana (crème brulee) mix from Spain
1 bottle of Sangria rose from Spain
1 bottle of Sangria rojo from Spain
1 Chipolte chili chocolate bar from World Market
1 basket

This basket has a retail value of $150.00.

All items were donated by the Friends of Ridgefield Library.

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I LOVE spicy stuff! Just look at me. But how does this silent auction thing work? I mean, I’m flexible and want to give it go, but I need details!

How does it work?

Every month, the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library host a Silent Auction to help raise money to support current library programs and the new library building fund.

We rely on the generous donations of our members or the public for the items which are usually valued anywhere from $25 to over $100 dollars. The auction lasts the entire month. You must come into the library to see the item, to place your bid on the bid sheet and to see if you’ve been outbid. The person with the highest bid at the end of the month wins the item and will be contacted at the end of the month.

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Sure! Everyone is welcome to trot on down to the library. But pace yourselves because we’re still a little library until we expand into a BIGGER, BETTER library with YOUR help!

 

Shush! I’m trying to bid!

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Okay, okay. I know I have to be quiet in the library. But I’m not idling. No siree! I’m no idler. I’m taking a good, long look at this BBQ basket being silent-auctioned off in July. And I’m fixing to bid on that bad boy.

What kind of auction can you have in a library? Silent, of course!

Did you know that the Friends have been holding a monthly silent auction offering a must-have item that either you will enjoy or that would make a great gift?

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Go-o-o-o-o-ly! How in tarnation did I miss that? Well, sure as shootin’ I know now, an’ I’m goin’ ta hoof on down ta the library…if Sarge lets me. Hey! Maybe Sarge’ll want ta go? Go-o-o-o-o-ly! That’d sure be swell.

Each month we have a new treasure for you to bid on. ALL proceeds support the Ridgefield Library Building Fund and other programs and services provided by the library.

July’s item is a BBQ-er’s dream!

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An Ode to BBQ: BBQ, I love you. Thinking about you makes me drool. I’m pretty sure I need more tools. BBQ, I love you.

It’s a basket filled with everything you’ll need for your next BBQ adventure:

a chef’s apron,
1001 Best Grilling Recipes,
veggie grilling pan,
wire brush,
BBQ kitchen towel,
shish kabob skewers,
chef’s mitt,
Micro Brew BBQ sauce,
small American flag,
2 hot dog baskets, and
a large reed basket.

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WOW! How do I get in on this action?

EASY! Come to the Ridgefield Community Library (where you can look at the basket) and use the bid sheet to leave your name and a bid. The auction ends the last day of July at closing time for the library. The highest bidder wins. If it’s you, you will be contacted to come to pick up your treasure.

You may bid as many times as you wish, so remember to keep checking the bid sheet throughout the month. I bet you’re not the only one who loves BBQ-ing!

Questions? Contact Kathy Winters at 360-887-2160 or kathywinters179@gmail.com

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As always, thank you for your support of the Ridgefield Community Library. Only YOU can help a new library happen. Well, you and lots of others like you. Hey, I’m just a poster bear, and “they” make me say stuff that isn’t always logical but has an important message nonetheless. 

May We Offer You Some Tea?

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Don’t worry. My dollies are used to sharing. My mommy says I’m a super-duper tea server. Wanna see?

Every month, the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library host a Silent Auction to help raise money to support current library programs and the new library building fund. We rely on the generous donations of our members or the public for the items which are usually valued anywhere from $25 to over $100 dollars.

The auction lasts the entire month. You must come into the library to see the item, to place your bid and to see if you’ve been outbid. The person with the highest bid at the end of the month wins the item!

For May, we have a wonderful “Tea-Themed” basket that includes:

1 teapot
1 creamer
1 sugar bowl
4 mugs
1 package of Ridgefield’s very own “Liberty Blend” tea
1 basket

This basket has a retail value of $55.00.

So come to the library and start the bidding!

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When these gals switched from coffee to tea, they calmed right down. Their cackles became melodic laughs. Their brooms became household (not transportation) items. And they used their hats to guard against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays (not for really bad traffic cones or for scaring kids or for making them look kinda silly).

Thanks in advance for being part of the solution to a new, bigger, better library for Ridgefield!

Shout out for the August Silent Auction

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Okay. This isn’t the item up for auction. Maybe when we get our NEW LIBRARY built and if we have a little (or a lot) of energy left over for more fundraising, we could afford to buy this sleek little number so that one of our Ridgefield tots can jet around in space-aged style. But, for now, let’s get ourselves back down to good old Mother Earth, shall we, People?

Every month, the Friends auction off something special and wonderful in our never-ending quest to raise money for the library.

You have to check in regularly at the library to see what’s up on the auction block, what the current bid is, and if you are in the lead.

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A brand-new, deluxe Scrabble board game with a Scrabble Dictionary and a beautiful wooden cribbage set will be available throughout the month of August as the Silent Auction item. Bidding starts August 1 (see the item and make your bid at the library). Don’t miss out on these wonderful additions to your game collection and the chance to support a GREAT cause.  At the end of August, the highest bidder will be notified. Questions? Contact Tevis Laspa (360-600-0943) 

It’s an easy, fun, and exciting way to support YOUR library AND get wonderful things for you or someone on your gift-giving list.

Silent auctions are great! Look what I got. It's not just a ball. It's a just-my-size, perfectly yellow, I'm-not-sharing ball.

Silent auctions are great! Look what I got by being silent. It’s not just a ball. It’s a just-my-size, perfectly yellow, I’m-not-sharing ball.


Remember,
 proceeds from the Friends fundraisers will be used to support the Ridgefield Library Building Fund, as well as the programs and services provided by the Ridgefield Community Library.

As always, thank you for supporting YOUR public library!

 

Shout out for the Silent Auction

What's that you said about a silent auction? I love auctions. That's where I got my fancy new hearing enhancer.

What’s that you said about a silent auction? I love auctions. That’s where I got my fancy new hearing enhancer.

Every month, the Friends auction off something special and wonderful in our never-ending quest to raise money for the library.

You have to check in regularly at the library to see what’s up on the auction block, what the current bid is, and if you are in the lead.

Only a few days left to snag this Welcome banner for your door. it was designed and hand-crafted by one of our Friends.

Only a few days left to snag this Welcome banner for your door. it was designed and hand-crafted by one of our Friends. 100% cotton. Machine pieced, appliquéd, and quilted. Comes ready to hang on your door. $40 value!

March's Silent Auction item is a large basket FULL of art supplies in honor of Ridgefield's Student Art Month. $40-$50 value!

March’s Silent Auction item is a large basket FULL of art supplies in honor of Ridgefield’s Student Art Month. $40-$50 value! Come to the library for a list of all items in the basket

It’s an easy, fun, and exciting way to support YOUR library AND get wonderful things for you or someone on your gift-giving list.

Silent auctions are great! Look what I got. It's not just a ball. It's a just-my-size, perfectly yellow, I'm-not-sharing ball.

Silent auctions are great! Look what I got by being silent. It’s not just a ball. It’s a just-my-size, perfectly yellow, I’m-not-sharing ball.


Remember,
 proceeds from the Friends fundraisers will be used to support the Ridgefield Library Building Fund, as well as the programs and services provided by the Ridgefield Community Library.

 

The Devil Made Me Do It

Do you know anyone like this?

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Or like this?

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Or how about like this?

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Well, then, I bet you could really use the next item the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library have up for bid in our July silent auction!

It’s this…

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Brand new Dirt Devil carpet washer. 120 volt, clean and dirty water tank, includes a bottle of cleaning solution. Retail value $99.99!

The auction runs from JULY 1 – JULY 31.

Minimum bid: $25.00.

How do you nab this brand new carpet cleaner valued at about $100 for yourself?

Come to the library and leave your bid on the official bid sheet that has all the information you need about the item, the auction, and how to claim the carpet cleaner if you are the lucky winner of this auction item.

Remember, this is a fundraiser to help build a new, bigger, better library for YOU and the entire community!

Stay tuned to find out what we cooked up for the August silent auction! It's going to be a sure-fire crowd pleaser!

Stay tuned to find out what we cooked up for the August silent auction! It’s going to be a sure-fire crowd pleaser!

Just in time for BBQ season!

Actually, we're having a silent auction. Hopefully YOU are having a cookout and need our first item up for bidding.

Actually, we’re having a silent auction. Hopefully, YOU are having a cookout and need our first item up for bidding.

As you know, the Friends of the Ridgefield Library are actively raising money to help fund a new library in Ridgefield. We are starting a silent auction of items that have been donated to the library. See the items via photos here or in the library.

You have to go to the library to leave your bid, so don’t wait if you see something you want!

Auctions will last four weeks unless someone agrees to buy the item at the “Guaranteed Purchase Price.”

Every time a new item comes up, we will post it here!

The item can be picked up from the library immediately after the close of the auction.

The first item in this fundraiser: 6 bags of Kingsford Original Charcoal. Each bag weighs 7.7 lb, for a total of approx. 45 lb. Estimated retail price $6.50/bag, or about $39.00.

Think of all the yummy food you can cook with this stuff!

Think of all the yummy food you can cook with this hot stuff!

Guaranteed purchase price of $30.00

Come into the library now to place your bid!

If you have questions about this item or if you have an item you think might be appropriate for a silent auction in the future, contact Tevis (360-887-3879 or tlaspa@pacifier.com).

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library are SO excited about how supportive everyone in the community is when it comes to helping to build a new, bigger, better library!

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library are SO excited about how supportive everyone in the community is when it comes to helping to build a new, bigger, better library! We think you’re great!