Location: Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., (Route 73) in Owls Head
- Doors open at 5:00pm
- Silent auction bidding will run from 5:00-7:00pm
- Live auction starts at 7:00pm
- Hors d’oeuvres & sweets
- $10 at the door (includes hors d’oeuvres & sweets, coffee and soft drinks)
Auction proceeds will be used to make our programs more accessible and affordable to over 240 local youth from the six communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston.
Hundreds of items will be up for bid, from gift certificates to local stores to unique travel experiences.
This event is made possible through the very generous support of our Lead Sponsor: Fuller Chevrolet.
The plow sponsor is Fisher Engineering, with a donation of a Fisher HT series 7 ½’ HT Straight Blade plow, valued at $5827. The HT Series™ snow plow was specifically designed for a half-ton 4-wheel drive pickup truck and engineered with all the features that make FISHER® snow plows the choice of the pros. The winning bid for the plow includes the cost of the mounts, controller and harness kit; cost of installation is not included.
You will be able to bid for adventure and bid for fun as the auction will include two South Africa Photo Safaris, artwork, several island getaways, services, jewelry, outdoor items and experiences, gift certificates for lodging, fitness and restaurants, and more to get your holiday shopping off to a great start. Absentee bids will be available on the Fisher® Plow and South Africa Photo Safaris (absentee bid form is posted below).
FORMS AND LINKS FOR PARENT OPTING IN TO AUCTION:
Here are links to documents:
SLIDE SHOW FROM INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON JULY 9TH
VIDEO OF INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON JULY 9TH
AUCTION SOLICITATION LETTER (USE TO APPROACH BUSINESSES)
ITEM DONATION FORM (IF UNABLE TO ENTER ITEMS ONLINE)
For a student to receive credit, he/she or a family member must do the following:
1. OPT-IN to the auction (using AUCTION OPT-IN FORM) by Monday, September 9. The earlier that you opt-in, the sooner you receive approvals to approach businesses for donations and collect auction items.
2. COLLECT AUCTION ITEMS (totaling a combined value of at least $250) and enter them into the Google doc spreadsheet by Monday, October 1ST.
NOTE: For families with multiple students opting-in to the auction, the value required is as follows:
2 students: collect items totaling a minimum of $400 in overall value
3 students: collect items totaling a minimum of $600 in overall value
3. CONTRIBUTE FOOD:
Parents with the last names from A-L: bring an appetizer.
Parents with the last names from M-Z: bring a dessert.
OR … bring a home-made pie (for pie sale table) – only 12 slots available!
4. ATTEND the auction.
5. VOLUNTEER during the event.
6. PROMOTE the Auction! Share on Facebook, tell your neighbors and friends. Posters are also available for distribution.
A FEW OF OUR EXCITING AUCTION ITEMS
The plow sponsor for the auction is Fisher Engineering.
The plow at the auction will be a 7 ½’ HT Straight Blade plow, with a retail value of $5,827.00.
The Truck Might Be Lighter, but the Workload Isn’t.
The HT Series™ snow plow was specifically designed for a half-ton 4-wheel drive pickup truck and engineered with all the features that make FISHER® snow plows the choice of the pros. You and your half-ton will be rigged and ready for snow.
SOUTH AFRICA PHOTO SAFARI. VALUE OF $5950
Minimum bid required of $2500.
6 days and 6 nights’ accommodations for two people in a standard room at Zulu Nyala Heritage or Hemingway tent camp situated in the heart of South Africa’s Zululand conservation region – one of the richest conservation regions in Africa. Full board, that is three delicious meals per day, prepared by the ethnic chefs – with an African flavour, of course. Two game viewing activities per day guided by professional game rangers in open game viewing vehicles in Zulu Nyala Game Reserve. This donation must be used within two years from auction purchase date. It is non-transferable and non-refundable and may not be given to any other person or organization and may not be sold in any other manner. Does NOT include: airfare, transfers, personal beverages, side trips or phone calls.
6 ELITE ISLAND RESORTS CARIBBEAN ISLAND GETAWAYS:
PARTICIPATING RESORTS INCLUDE (CLICK ON EACH TITLE FOR THE DETAILS & FLYER):
THANK YOU TO OUR AUCTION LEAD SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR PLOW SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR THOMASTON TREK LEAD SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR FIRED UP LEAD SPONSORS
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTING SPONSORS