Please see the Upcoming Events section of our Home Page for date, time and location.
Hosted by WGME 13's Gregg Lagerquist
Tickets are $35/person
What is the theme of the auction?
This year our theme is Springtime in Paris!
What time does the auction start?
Registration begins at 5:30 PM. The Silent Auction
starts our evening, followed by the popular game,
En garde & Touche (Heads & Tails), concluding with
the Live Auction.
Will dinner be served?
Dinner will be served in the form of scrumptious
hors d’oeuvres and cheese/cracker and fruit and veggie stations.
Can I bring my friends if they do not have children attending St. Brigid’s School?
YES! Bring all your friends. Purchasing a table of 8 or 10 for all your friends is a great way to get out, enjoy the evening and support St. Brigid School. The auction is a very social and fun event for all our guests. We need buyers to make it a financial success. For information about table reservations please call the school at 797-7073.
I haven’t been to the St. Brigid School Auction, how does it work?
There are three (3) parts to the auction – The “Online Auction”, “Silent Auction” and The “Live Auction”.
The Online Auction will take place prior to the evening of the Auction and will be conducted through BiddingforGood.com. Further details about participating in this part of the Auction will be forthcoming.
The evening of the Auction you are given a Bidder Number (Warning: do not lose your Bidder Number or let anyone else borrow it). Displayed are various items for the “Silent Auction” that you may bid on by writing your Bidder Number and your bid amount on the sheet next to the item. If someone outbids you, you may continue to enter higher bids until the silent auction is declared closed. The closing of individual tables will be announced throughout the Silent Auction period. The last person signed on the sheet is the winner of that item.
Following the “Silent Auction”, The “Live Auction” of selected special items is conducted. The items will be on display and available for preview from the moment you arrive. At the start of The “Live Auction” you may bid on any item by raising your bidder number.
All items from both the “Silent Auction” and the “Live Auction” will be available for pick up at the cashier’s table at the end of the live auction. Bring your bidder number and form of payment to the cashier’s table.
How can I get an auction program?
Printed programs containing details of all items in the auction plus our donor businesses will be available on the night of the auction.
What type of payment is accepted for all the goods & services I purchase?
We take cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
How do you solicit things for the Auction?
We depend heavily on school parents to help solicit and acquire quality items for the auction every year. Everyone knows someone, whether it’s a relative, friend, friend of a friend, whomever – everyone knows someone who has access to someone in the sports field, in entertainment, works at a travel agency, owns a condo or camp somewhere, is a jeweler, etc. – you get the picture.
Things that have sold well in the past, garnering high bids have been: tickets to sporting events, such as baseball and hockey, show tickets, a week stay at someone’s personal condo or vacation home, electronics, catering in one’s home for a dinner party; works of art, jewelry, baking services, etc. The list goes on.
The deadline for getting items in the catalog is March 8th!
I’m a new parent, and I still have no clue as to what the auction is all about?
No problem. Don’t worry. All of us were new families at St. Brigid’s at one time. Come to the Auction on April 5th, have fun and see what happens. Once you’ve experienced the auction, you’ll be on board and probably chair a committee next year. As well as being a fundraiser, this is a fun, social evening. You do not have to be an expert on the auction to be an important part of making it a success. By just attending and bringing someone, you can greatly contribute. Maybe, to get your feet wet, you will want to help out the night of the auction. Please note that this is an adult only function.