Have you ever thought you could win a Miche bag for $1? How about two tickets to a comedy show for 50 cents? Or maybe a large, 2-topping pizza for just a quarter? On Friday, February 28, guests of our first ever Quarter Mania event did just that!
Quarter Mania, a quarter auction event, was held at the Effingham Elk’s Lodge and over 50 people attended. There were also 11 vendors present, selling items from Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Mary Kay and others. Each of the vendors donated at least one item to be “auctioned” and with any sales they made the night of the event, they donated a portion of the proceeds back to One Hope United.
Still wondering how this works? In short, paddles are purchased for $5 in order to gain entry to the event. As the auctioneers, Jayme Godoyo and Samantha Coffey, displayed items and stated the number of quarters needed to win the item, guests who wanted to “bid” put the specified number of quarters into a bucket at their table. The tickets were then mixed up and a number was pulled (like Bingo). The chosen paddle number then won the item (as long as they put their quarters in the bucket!). “All-in” paddles were also offered for $25 and guests who purchased these paddles did not have to throw in their quarters – they were automatically “in” for every round.
Because of the generosity of the Kohl’s Cares program, five volunteers from the Effingham store were on hand to help at the event. We will also be receiving a check from Kohl’s for $500.
Guests had a great time at the event and we have already been approached about when the next Quarter Mania event will be! In total, over $2,300 in-kind was donated for the event and nearly $2,200 in cash was raised to benefit One Hope United programs. Thank you to all who attended or helped to make the event possible.