WARSAW — Indiana Business Opportunity Partners will be holding its seventh annual “spring bling” bazaar and charity quarter paddle auction for The Magical Meadows on March 23 at the Baker Youth Club in Warsaw.
In addition, iBOP members have also donated an item from their individual businesses to a raffle basket valued at over $130 that will benefit Combined Community Services.
The bazaar is free for all ages and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 25 people ages 18 and up through the door will receive a free swag bag.
The quarter auction doors open at noon and the auction begins at 1 p.m. You must be 18 or older to attend the quarter auction. A ticket is required for the quarter auction portion of the event. Tickets are $5 in advance as seating is limited and $7 at the door, if any remain. For tickets, contact Betty Swanson at (574) 527-6005 or leave a message on the iBOP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ibopfans.
Are you new to the quarter paddle auction craze?
There are over 100 items to bid on from direct sales consultants and handcrafted items from area artisans for the event. It is a fun way to support a local charity and maybe pick up some gifts for yourself or someone else for mere quarters.
Exchange your ticket for a paddle and a numbered ball. When you decide you would like to try to win the item up for bid you will put the appropriate number of quarters in a bucket in the middle of the table and hold your numbered paddle up high. For example, a $45 item is only a two-quarter bid. If your numbered ball is drawn and you have bid, you win that item for just two quarters. An item valued at $75 and above would only be a four-quarter bid.
Through the therapeutic riding program at The Magical Meadows, children, youth and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities improve physical health, relax tight muscles, increase balance, build muscle strength, sharpen hand and eye coordination, improve social skills and gain a sense of control and self-confidence as the rider experiences a freedom never felt before. Veterans can also benefit from the programs at The Magical Meadows with the Warriors Mount Up program designed to help veterans overcome any difficulties they face in their day-to-day lives.
Combined Community Services provides comfort, hope and resources for neighbors in need. Offering “a hand up, not a handout,” CCS removes barriers for low-income or in-crisis residents of Kosciusko County by offering programs that educate and support clients and equip them to achieve a higher quality of life.