Our 5th Annual “Quarter Kraze” will be on Saturday, April 18th, at the Morris American Legion from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Join us for a day of shopping and FUN-draising with local vendor tables set up to take your orders and a fast paced quarter auction too! A quarter auction is part raffle, part auction, part fundraiser and also a vendor show! Proceeds will benefit our local youth mentoring program.
It works a bit like bingo. When you arrive, you will pay for a numbered paddle. This paddle will have a corresponding numbered chip which will be put into the drawing basket. You’ll be able to purchase a second paddle if you wish. The direct sales vendors will have items up for “auction”. These items will be on display for about an hour after the doors open so that you can see what will be up for auction and decide which items you might be interested in bidding on.
Once the auction begins, the announcer or one of the helpers will hold up the item that is up for bid and announce whether the item is a “one quarter” or “two quarter” bid. If you’re interested in bidding, you will then put one or two quarters for EACH paddle you intend to bid with.
So, if you have two paddles, and want to bid with both to double your chances, and the item is a “one quarter” item you will put two quarters in the bucket and raise your paddle(s). If you have two paddles and decide to only bid with one, you will pay only 1 quarter, but you must choose only one numbered paddle to bid with.
A helper will be walking from table to table with a bucket to collect quarters. The announcer will then draw a number to find a winner. If they draw your number and you had bid on the items, you win! if they draw your number and you did NOT bid just call out “no bid” and they will continue to draw until they find a winner. Whether you are a winner or not, you will have the opportunity to shop the vendors from 2 to 3pm and after the auction around 5 to 5:30pm.