2024 Silent Auction Donations Needed

Looking for treasures? The WBNA Silent Auction is coming up faster that you think! The annual auction is our BIG fundraiser and takes place during the WB MUD 4th Fest celebration on July 4th. Monies raised help to fund the various WBNA community events: the Easter Egg Hunt, National Night Out, Pumpkin Painting and our participation in WB MUD Halloween Trunk or Treat, and the crafts at Luminary Fest as well as on-going town hall meetings, candidate forums and safety awareness sessions throughout the year.

Donating to the WBNA Silent Auction is a GREAT way to promote your business and give back to our community! We are seeking donations of merchandise, gift cards/certificates, themed baskets, and service certifcates to auction. In return, you will receive exposure for your business at the live auction and on the auction website. The online auction has a rotating featured item section along with item details and links to your site. There’s also a special “Thank You” section in the September issue of this newsletter. If you have items or services to donate please email us at silentauction@wbna.us.

Along with support from our local businesses, services, and Austin area attractions, we would LOVE donations from community friends and family. Neighbors through the years have put together some awesome baskets with themes such as “Summer Fun”, “Game Night”, “Movie Night”, “Italian Feast”, “Date Night”, “Kids Fun”…. use your imagination!

We will begin accepting donations Friday, May 10. Donations to be included in the online auction must be received by June 18. 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.

Volunteers Needed

We are actively seeking event volunteers to help solicit items, 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 silentauction@wbna.us and watch for the link to the event volunteer site.

Silent Auction Details

We are excited to run the auction during WB MUD 4th Fest. 2024 marks the 4th year of our special hybrid format with the online auction followed by a “live” event for the final bids on July 4th. The LIVE event will be at the heart of WB MUD 4th Fest in the Community Center from 9:00am – 2:00pm. The online auction will go live the week before. Watch the WB Google Group, our website, and the WBNA Facebook page for updates. An auction link will be included in the next issue of the Neighborhood News.

Friday, June 21: The Silent Auction site goes live!
Monday, July 1: The online site closes and we transition all active bids to the live event.
Thursday, July 4: The LIVE auction opens at 9:00am and the final tables close at 2:00pm.
Online Buy-It-Now purchases may be collected at anytime between 9:00am and 5:00pm on Thursday, July 4.
***Please note: the Silent Auction will be closed from 2:00pm – 3:00pm on July 4 for tallying of bid sheets.
Payments and Pick Up for winning on-site bids will available from 3:00pm – 5:00pm on Thursday, July 4 and on Friday, July 5 from 12:00 – 5:00pm in the WB Community Center, 2106 Klattenhoff Drive.

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