Indiana Business Opportunity Partners, a local not-for-profit group that has several events throughout the year to support local charities, recently held a quarter auction for A.C.T.S. (Allowing Christ To Shine). IBOP raised at total of $2,000 for A.C.T.S., allowing the group to distribute more turkeys to families in need this holiday season.
Auction tickets were available in advance for a total of $5 and were $7 the day of the auction. During the auction, admission tickets were exchanged for a numbered auction paddle. Guests area able to purchase more than one paddle, which they use to raise their odds of winning an auction. Bidder’s raise their paddles and supply a quarter per retail level of the item up for sale, entering them into a drawing. Should a paddle number be drawn that did not bid, guests were asked to shout, “no bid,” and follow an honor system. There were approximately 100 items up for bid during the auction.
Items with a retail value of $10-$24.99 cost bidders 1 quarter. For each $25 dollar increase an additional quarter was added. No item cost bidder’s more than four quarters to bid on.
For those who missed the first auction or for those who attended and want to try their hand at bidding again, IBOP will be holding another fundraiser on Nov. 9 at the Kosciusko County Community Fairgrounds to support the Beaman Home, a non-profit that supports victims of domestic violence. This is the third annual Winter Wonderland event and is the biggest of the year.
In addition, IBOP will hold a Craft Show/Vendor Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the event. The craft show is free for all ages to attend. The quarter auction will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and we ask for no children under 10 for the quarter auction please. There will be approximately 100 items up for bid from the vendors and crafters. The items up for auction will be available for viewing for the entire event.
IBOP extends a special thanks to the K.C. Fairgrounds for donating the use of the Home and Arts Building for this event.
For tickets or for more information, you may contact Cari at 574-551-4439, Betty at 574-527-6005 or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/iBOPfans.