a fast-paced and fun way to help us help veterans

The next major fundraiser for our Helmets of Hope household supply ministry to veterans is a quarter auction that we'll host in our building on Friday, November 15, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Never heard of a quarter auction? Want to know more? Read on!

WHat's a quarter auction?

  • Part auction, part raffle
  • Buy one or more numbered paddles when you arrive, paddles you'll use to place your "bids"
  • Auction items are displayed, described, and auctioned one at a time
  • Amount of each ”bid” depends on the value of the item being auctioned, but usually is a quarter, or sometimes a few quarters
  • To “bid,” place the correct number of quarters in the passing bid basket for each paddle you want to use for that item, then hold up those paddles
  • We’ll draw a paddle number at random; if that paddle is raised because it was used to make a bid, its owner wins the item; if that paddle is not raised, we’ll draw paddle numbers until we find a winner of the item
  • Then all paddle numbers that were drawn are put back, and we do it all again to auction off the next item

QUARTER AUCTION FAQS

HOW MUCH DO PADDLES COST?

Buy 1 for $3, 2 for $5, and 5 for $10 (buy four, get one free!)


HOW ABOUT FOOD AND DRINK?

Feel free to bring your own snacks; we’ll sell beverages


WHERE ARE THE AUCTION ITEMS COMING FROM?

Advocare; Arthur's Garden Deli; Atlantic Bottling Company; Casey's General Stores; Celebration Belle Cruises; Designs by Janice; Hy-Vee Market Restaurants; Isabel Bloom; Java Java Coffee; Jumer's Casino & Hotel; Obsessed With Shine Paparazzi Accessories; Pampered Chef; Planet Fitness; Quad City Storm Hockey; Quad City River Bandits Baseball; The Putnam Museum; The Tattered Shoe;Thirty-One; Whitey’s Ice Cream... and counting!


WHAT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR AN ITEM FOR THE AUCTION?

Contact us through our CONTACT US page, via our Facebook page, by email (hoh@fccem.org), or by phone (309-755-6552).

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