View Full Version : Quarter Mania "Quarter Auction" - Rising Sun, MD - benefit for Equihab

May. 24, 2010, 08:50 AM
Come out with your friends or family and enjoy a fun new event : the "Quarter Auction"

The way it works:
10 vendors each come with 10 nice items each plus charity items. Vendors include local dealers such as Longaberger, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple... plus typically jewelry, handbags, household decor, greenhouse flowers, gift baskets, gift cards, and other great items.

Each item that comes up, you can win by putting a quarter in the jar. A typical item should be about $20-25 in value. If your number is called, you win the item -- for only 25 CENTS! Better items (valued up to $50) may require a 2 quarter "bid".

Evening also includes a raffle for Gift Card Tree, 50/50, Golden Paddle, and door prizes.

Proceeds from the evening go to the 501c3 non-profit Equihab Foundation (http://www.equihab.com) based in North East, Maryland - helping horses in need, providing education, and working to prevent equine cruelty.

Proceeds from food sales go to 501c3 Chesapeake Feline Association (http://www.chesapeakefelineassociation.org/index.htm), a local cat rescue & TNR program.

FRIDAY July 4th
Doors open at 6pm for previewing items. The fun begins at 7pm and usually winds down around 9pm.

Calvert Grange Hall (map (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=calvert+grange+rising+sun+md&fb=1&gl=us&hq=calvert+grange&hnear=rising+sun+md&cid=7855100616772917663))
Route 273 - east of Rising Sun, conveniently just a few miles from I-95
2357 Telegraph Road, Rising Sun, MD

Admission is free. Rolls of quarters are available at the door.


My personal note: I've been to "Quarter Auctions", and they're a lot of fun. It's family friendly. It's an inexpensive way to have fun for an evening, and you can come home with some wonderful prizes. I took my mother to the one for the Relay for Life folks. The charity made money. Mom came home with a Longaberger fabric gift bag full of items plus some beautiful big hanging plants. It's a win-win for everyone!