Friends of the Eckhart Public Library Board at-large member Keeley Ebert poses with three of the gift baskets available at the Giving Thanks Silent Auction, sponsored by the Friends of the Eckhart Public Library.
The annual Giving Thanks Silent Auction begins Friday, November 13, at Eckhart Public Library!
The annual silent auction features gift baskets created by local businesses and organizations, individuals, and library departments. Baskets revolve around a variety of themes to entice a wide range of bidders. The sale is open to the public. The last day to bid is Saturday, November 21.
Bidder numbers can be obtained at the library during the auction, which runs during the Main Library’s regular operating hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Bidding closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, and the highest bidders will be contacted by Monday, November 23. The winning bidders must pay for and pick up baskets by Wednesday, November 25, at 5 p.m., unless other arrangements are made.
In addition to making final bids, Saturday, November 21, bidders will be able to enter to win a chance to win a Christmas-themed “What Did Santa Bring?” Mystery Basket. The mystery basket is valued at approximately $100. To enter, adults 18 and older must obtain a bidder number and place a bid between 2 and 4:30 p.m. that day. Light refreshments will be served in the Close Community Room during that time.
The Giving Thanks Silent Auction is an annual event by the Friends of the Eckhart Public Library. Revenues from the auction make up a significant percentage of the funds that the Friends use to support events, services, and collections at Eckhart Public Library.
The Friends of the Eckhart Public Library is a nonprofit group that supports Eckhart Public Library through fundraising, volunteer efforts, and outreach. Annual Friends memberships start at $10. For more information about the Friends, visit the Eckhart Public Library’s website at epl.lib.in.us.
From auction chair Alyce Schnelker: Every year the Basket Auction is an exciting time at the library. The staff, the public and the community really get behind this annual event. This year we have many local businesses, and organizations who have donated as well as the Fort Wayne Tin Caps. The Friends of Eckhart Public Library thank everyone who has contributed, and we invite the public to check out the numerous baskets and get in on the fun.