By BETTY SWANSON
Indiana Business Opportunity Partners
Indiana Business Opportunity Partners, a local not-for-profit group that holds several events throughout the year donated $8909.26 last year back into our community to support local charities.
iBOP will be holding their biggest fundraiser of the year Saturday, Nov. 8th at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds.
This year iBOP supports Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County with the fourth annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show/Vendor Fair and Quarter Auction.
The fundraiser will again feature a Craft Show/Vendor Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The craft show is free for all ages to attend. There are still a few spots left for crafters so contact iBOP today to reserve your space.
Pictures can be taken with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon. The quarter auction portion of the fundraiser will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and we ask for no children under 10 for the quarter auction.
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.
Auction admission tickets are available in advance for $5 and will be $7 the day of the auction.
Tickets are limited so get yours early to guarantee your seat. During the auction, admission tickets will be exchanged for a numbered auction paddle. Items with a retail value of $10-$24.99 cost bidders one quarter. For each $25 increase an additional quarter is added. No item costs bidder’s more than four quarters to bid on.
Bidders will 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 are asked to shout, “no bid,” and follow an honor system. There will be approximately 100 items up for bid during the auction.
iBOP extends appreciation to the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds for sponsoring 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.