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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 fourth annual Quarter Auction at the Cape Henlopen High School.

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The Sussex Consortium is hosting the fourth annual quarter auction at the Cape Henlopen High School. Buy a ticket or two and come out to support the Sussex Consortium. We will have amazing items to auction off and they could be yours for only a few quarters. We will also have local vendors set up with Cash-N-Carry items.

$7 in advance or $10 at the door (you must have a ticket to enter the event)

Extra paddles are available for $3 each

All in paddles are $45 and do not require any additional quarters for bidding.

Limited number of quarters available at the door

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the CHHS Hospitality Program **No outside food or beverages will be permitted in the event**

All proceeds benefit the Sussex Consortium Staff Appreciation.

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

Please contact us with any additional questions you may have.

Vendor Spaces:

It is FREE to be a vendor at our Quarter Auction, 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 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 indicate what type of vendor or craft you will be showcasing in the company name section when you checkout.This will help to prevent double vendors. If we do not have a company name, your registration will be cancelled.

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

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, 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.

There may be various raffles and cash and carry items available through the evening - the announcer and volunteers will help explain how those work.

Be sure to bring quarters, but if you forget or run out, there will be a limited number of rolled quarters available for purchase at the event.

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 you'll love it!

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1250 Kings Highway

Lewes, DE 19958

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