Homewood to host silent auction April 27

Courtesy photo Baskets and auction items filled the Givler Cultural Center as organizers made the final preparations for last year’s auction.

MARTINSBURG — Homewood at Martinsburg’s Auxiliary will host its 11th annual silent auction from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 in Homewood’s Givler Cultural Center.

The winning bids will be determined at 4 p.m. April 27.

The public is invited to participate in this event; proceeds are used to enhance the lives of Homewood residents.

This is the auxiliary’s largest annual fundraiser, with last year’s proceeds exceeding $11,000.

“This event involves over 100 volunteers, many of whom have been working for several months to plan the auction and organize the donations,” said

Debbie Pierce, volunteer director.

Antiques, collectibles, furniture, paintings, housewares, jewelry and many “theme baskets,” as well as hotel getaway packages and donations from area businesses, will be available for bidding.

Auction participants receive a bidding number when they register that they use to anonymously bid on the various items’ bidding sheets, and participants with the highest bids at 4 p.m. are the winners. Winners will be contacted by telephone if they submitted the winning bid and are not able to be present at the end of the auction.

Organizers estimate more than 600 items will be available for bid.

“There truly is something for everyone,” said Pierce.

For more information, call Pierce at 793-1350.

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