Contributed by AUUF
Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (AUUF) has announced dates and times for its 29th annual auction.
The auction is a major fundraiser that supports AUUF and the Auburn community. This year, AUUF will host silent and live auctions as separate events. The silent auction will take place over four days, Nov. 18-21 to facilitate social distancing, and the live auction will be held on Dec. 3. Both events are free and open to the public.
Looking for unique, distinctive or just plain wonderful gifts for your loved ones? Maybe you want to treat yourself? A one-of-a-kind shopping experience awaits you! Every year, the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship holds an auction that raises a portion of its annual budget. Over the past almost three decades, the auction has become an area tradition, ushering in these most festive of months with food, fun and fellowship.
The 29th annual AUUF auction will be held in two parts. To promote social distancing, the AUUF Silent Auction will be held off-site at 1008 Old Mill Road in Auburn over a period of four days, Nov. 18 through 21, for 2-hour intervals: Thursday, Nov. 18, 2 to 4 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 19, 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 21, 2 to 4 p.m. Multiple days and times hope to allow flexibility for all individuals that wish to participate. Because the venue is small, only a few guests will be allowed in at a time. The AUUF Live Auction will be held on Friday, Dec. 3 at the AUUF fellowship hall, 450 E. Thach Ave. in Auburn at 6:30 p.m. To accommodate social distancing, the fellowship hall will operate at 50% capacity this year. There will also be a virtual bidding option that will allow all participants, on-site or remote, to bid on equal footing.
“There’s a ‘good will’ element to the auction,” said AUUF former minister Rev. Diana Jordan Allende. “It strikes me as an opening into the season of joy and sharing.”
Past offerings have included such items as French champagne, fine art, housewares, books, jewelry, home-cooked specialty meals for groups, a dinner for eight on the terrace from Ursula’s Catering, handmade quilts, homemade bread, pottery, vintage clothing, services such as yardwork, IT help and more!
“It’s fun to bid and fun to watch the auction,” said longtime AUUF member Teresa Rodriguez. “There is something for every size of pocket book. We usually have over 100 attendees from the community, and many of them have been coming for years. This is our big fundraiser for the year and we invite everyone to be a part of it.”
For more information on these free and festive events, please visit www.auuf.org/auction.