Tuesday, April 07, 2015

ISLAND Silent Auction: Online bidding starts today!

For many years, ISLAND has raised funds to grow vibrant programs in ecology, the arts and agriculture through a combination silent auction and benefit concert held at Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire.

Bidders in the silent auction can choose between two platforms. The main auction takes in person, as it always has, at Short’s. Before the main auction starts, bidders can also choose to support ISLAND programs by placing bids on select art, food, and handmade goods online via ISLAND's Facebook page.

Items featured in the online ISLAND silent auction will be open to public viewing today, Tuesday, April 7th. To bid, go to ISLAND's Facebook page and click on the photo album called Online Silent Auction 2015. Each photo contains an item description which includes starting bids. Check for previous bids, then place your own by commenting with a price.
The auction continues at its online home through Friday, April 10th at 5pm, at which point it moves offline to the ISLAND benefit concert, held Saturday, April 11th at Short’s. Your bid will carry over from the online auction, and if yours is still the highest bid by the end of the night, you win.

Can’t make the benefit concert and physical auction but want to bid online? We will inform you via Facebook if you win.

Here's a sample of what could be yours:
·         get-away weekends at local accommodations
·         festival tickets
·         mushroom landscaping consultation and starter kit
·         original art for your home
·         baked goods and food from farms
·         local wines, beers and ciders
·         a guided mushroom walk
·         hand-made wooden utensils 
·         handmade aprons, purses and jewelry 
·         smokehouse, plant nursery, and local farm gift certificates
·         … and more!

Watch the ISLAND Facebook page for silent auction posts.

The 9th annual ISLAND benefit concert takes place April 11th at Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire from 4pm til late. Suggested donation is $20 at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Additional donations are also welcome!

Find the good stuff on the ISLAND Facebook page, and get the full line-up and all the details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/464263610397683/

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