2019 Auction

Auction Committee Co-chairs
Emily Tien, Linda Barrett and Jim Street

The annual UUCSS Auction is one of the church’s most enjoyable events as well as a terrific fundraiser. It is an evening of great fun and fellowship at which donations made by UUCSS Members and Friends are auctioned off to others within the church family.

You will find everything from terrific things such as paintings; pottery and other artistic creations, to homemade baked goods made for sale the night of the Auction or promised for a later date. Many Members and Friends offer special dinners or outings, or offer services or lessons. Each donated event offers more opportunities to get to know fellow Members and Friends better.

See the auction catalog here

Childcare is Available
Reserve a space via e-mail by October 20 to childcare@uucss.org. Be sure to include:

  • • Names and ages of children
  • • Information on allergies or other special needs

ASL Interpretation is Available
The deadline to sign up for ASL interpretation for the Auction is October 20. Please email auction@uucss.org to sign up.

Volunteers Needed!
We need volunteers to set up for, run, and clean up after the Auction. With enough volunteers, everyone will have plenty of opportunity to participate in and enjoy a well run event. Let us know if you can help with an e-mail to auction@uucss.org.

Dress up for the Auction!
Theme-related clothing/costumes are encouraged, and are part of what makes this such a special event  Be creative!

Questions?
For more information and answers to any questions about this year’s auction, or for a copy of last year’s auction catalogue, please contact the Auction Committee at auction@uucss.org.

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