Each year the WBNA hosts a Silent Auction during the annual 4thFest celebration. This auction is our BIG fundraiser for the year. Funds raised help to pay for all the WBNA community events: the Easter Egg Hunt, National Night Out, our participation in Halloween Trunk or Treat, crafts at Luminary Fest as well as the town hall meetings, candidate forums and safety awareness sessions throughout the year. We are excited to be hosting the auction once again during the WBMUD Independence Day celebration.
Last year we introduced a hybrid format of an online auction and a “live” event for the final bids on July the 4th. The live event will be in our traditional venue at the WB Community Center from 9:00am – 2:00pm, July 4th. The online auction will go live the week before. Watch the WB Google Group, our website, and the Facebook page for updates. A link will also be included in our Summer Issue of the Neighborhood News.
Friday, June 24: The Silent Auction site goes live!
Saturday, July 2: The Silent Auction site closes and we transition all active bids and make arrangements for all “Buy It Now” items.
Monday, July 4: The live auction opens at 9:00am and closes at 2:00pm. Payments and Pick Up will be from 3:00 – 5:00pm. Buy It Now items made be purchased throughout the auction.
In addition to giving back to our community, donating to the WBNA Silent Auction is a GREAT way to promote your business! We are seeking donations of merchandise, gift cards/certificates, theme baskets, and services to auction. In return, you will receive exposure for your business at the live auction and on the auction website. There will also be a special “Thank You” section in the September issue of the WBNA Neighborhood News and on our website and Facebook page with links to your site. If you have items or services to donate please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with our local businesses, services, and Austin area attractions, we would LOVE donations from the community. We will begin accepting donations May 28. Donations to be included in the online auction must be received by June 20. Live auction donations will be gratefully accepted through June 30. We would also like to welcome the return of baked goods donations, please contact Margaret Sufke, 512-341-0428, for details.
We are actively seeking event volunteers to help solicit items,help prepare the baskets and/or work the auction. If you have any empty baskets leftover from last year, we’d love to have them! Please email us at email@example.com and watch for our new social media volunteer site.
Thank YOU for supporting the Wells Branch Community!