Service Auction FAQ’s
“I assume you need something. Desperately.” from The Force Awakens
What exactly is a Service Auction?
It is a fun and entertaining evening when Mill Creek members and friends gather together for a delicious meal and bid on donated items in live and silent auctions. The event serves as Mill Creek’s largest fundraiser.
How does that work?
Anyone can make a donation, such as a service (think music or cooking lessons, tutoring, lawn care, personal IT consultation, transportation), an experience (such as themed dinners, picnics & BBQ’s, garden tours, guided hikes, musical performances, beach weekends and vacation packages), or an item (like retail gift cards, food-of-the-month offerings, gift baskets, hand crafted items). The winning bidder receives the item, experience or service, and the church keeps the proceeds.
What if I’m unable to attend the auction … can I still donate something?
Absolutely! The auction won’t be successful without fun, interesting and creative donations. Use your imagination!
How do I make arrangements for a donation?
Contact David Bonner (contact information available on Realm) with the information and details about your donation. He will assist you with determining a fair market price and add it to the catalog of offerings which bidders can preview a few days prior to the auction.
How do I pay for something at the auction?
We can accept checks or cash. Remember to bring your checkbook with you!
What if I’m unable to donate something … can I still attend the auction?
Certainly! Come and join us for a fun evening and see what it’s all about.
Does it cost anything to attend?
Tickets – a bargain at $15 each – will be available for purchase starting this Sunday, March 31st. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the event for $20 each.
What if I can’t attend the auction or donate an item or service … can I make a financial contribution instead?
Of course! Contributions are always gratefully accepted.
For further questions or information, contact our event organizer, Helen Springer (contact information available on Realm).