$5 – $25

5th Annual SC Quarter Auction

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Cape Henlopen High School

1250 Kings Highway

Lewes, DE 19958

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The Sussex Consortium is hosting the 5th Annual Quarter Auction fundraising event at Cape Henlopen High School.

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Show your support for the Sussex Consortium and join us for a great time at the 5th Annual Quarter Auction! As always, we will have an assortment of items from local businesses to auction off and they could be yours for only a few quarters. In addition to the auction, local vendors will be available for cash and carry purchases.

What is a Quarter Auction?

A quarter auction is part raffle, part auction, and part fundraiser. It works a bit like bingo. When you arrive, you will be given a numbered paddle. This paddle will have a corresponding numbered ball which will be put into the tumbler.

Once the auction begins, the announcer will hold up the item that's up for bid and will announce whether the item is a "one quarter", "two quarter", “three quarter”, or “four quarter” bid. If you're interested in bidding, you'll put one, two, three, or four quarters (whatever was announced) for EACH paddle you intend to bid with into the basket on the table. So, if you have two paddles, and want to bid with both to double your chances, and the item is a "one quarter" bid, you'll put .50 in the basket and raise your paddle(s). If you have two paddles and decide to only bid with one, you only pay .25 BUT you MUST choose only one numbered paddle to bid with. A volunteer will be walking from table to table with a basket to collect bids.

The announcer will then draw a number to find a winner. If they draw your number and you bid on the item, hooray! You just won an awesome item at a great price! If they draw your number and you did NOT bid, just call out "no bid!" and they'll continue to draw numbers until they find a winner.

***If you purchase an all-in paddle, you will still receive a numbered paddle and corresponding ball, however you DO NOT have to put additional quarters in when you want to bid on an item. You are able to bid on any and all items with the purchase of an all-in paddle.

Purchasing Tickets and Paddles

General admission tickets are available for purchase in advance via the website for $10 and includes a free regular paddle. General admission tickets will be available at the door the day of the event for $15 (including a free regular paddle as well). You MUST purchase a general admission ticket to enter the auction.

Extra paddles are also available for purchase. Additional regular paddles are $5 and additional all-in paddles are $25. You can purchase as many paddles as you can hold.

***Be sure to bring quarters!!! Extra quarters are available during the auction, but are in limited supply.

If you are interested in being a vendor...

It is super easy to register as a vendor for our event. You will need to purchase a General Admission ticket which ensures you a space.

We just ask that you provide a donation valued at $25 or more. This donation will be auctioned off during our event. You will also receive a FREE all-in paddle to participate in our auction. Additional paddles can be purchased.

The purchase of a ticket will ensure your reserved spot at this event. Each reserved spot is about 10 feet by 10 feet. You MUST provide your own table and chairs.

Please send an email to debra.alter@cape.k12.de.us with what type of vendor or craft you will be showcasing. This will help to prevent double vendors.

Vendor set up begins at 8 am and doors open at 9 am to the public.

Additional Information

Doors open at 9 am and the first item will be auctioned off at 10 am.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the auction.

All proceeds benefit the Sussex Consortium Staff Appreciation.

Please contact us with any additional questions you may have. There may be various raffles and cash and carry items available through the evening - the announcer and volunteers will help explain how those work.

If it all sounds complicated, RELAX. Everything will be explained again once you get to the auction, and you'll catch on in no time and have a great time!!!

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Cape Henlopen High School

1250 Kings Highway

Lewes, DE 19958

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