Just want to remind people that this is a great way to support rescue.
There are actually 3 different types of auctions. The basic rule for all of them is that the proceeds must go to a rescue group, and it should be a rescue that is present at Goldstock, they don't need to have a booth, but they need to be present at camp. (A good example is Heaven Can Wait...Ruth Human's group. Ruth, a long time Goldstock attendee, has not had a booth, but her rescue needs our support and there have been items in both the silent and live auctions for her. I know she'd appreciate donated auction items, as would all of us.
Rescue group that are attending are;
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue (LIGRR)
Newnan Coweta Humane Society
Golden Retriever Rescue Operated With Love Statewide (GRROWLS)
Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training, Inc. (GRREAT),
Montana's Precious Gold Golden Retriever Rescue
Golden Re-Triever Rescue Inc (GRRI-NJ)
Heaven Can Wait
Autumn Valley Golden Retriever Club
If I've forgotten anyone, please let me know ASAP!
The Live Auction -- which is Saturday night, is usually the bigger ticket items...unusual things, art works, jewelry sometimes...stuff like that. We try to limit it to 2 or 3 items per rescue group.
The Silent Auction -- which takes place starting Saturday and ends before dinner on Sunday, is all kinds of items, mostly dog related. Baskets, dog beds, crates, x-pens, fun items, dog biscuit assortments, wine, books...anything and everything. We run it like Ebay with a buy it now price...that can be bid on early...time to be announced. One there is a buy it now bid (and the price for that is determined by the donor and the rescue), the item is sold. Regular bidding starts after that, and once there is a bid, the buy it now is no longer available. If you're confused, ask me :-) A minute bid is set, and there are increments set. Those tables close on Sunday.
There is a special area of "kids tables". Items that only the kids can bid on...usually priced from about 50 cents to a couple of dollars at most. This is so the kids can bid without the adults outbidding them. On Sunday at closing, any unsold kids items are open to the adults...time TBD. Items can be toys, books, games, stuffed animals...anything that kids would like. You'll be surprised how much these items can add up and it's a blast for the kids.
Again, any auction questions, come to me. We expect fast a furious bidding at the live auction with a professional auctioneer coming. The auction will begin immediately following the viewing of the Goldstock Dogumentary...dinner will be earlier on Saturday.
Founder of Goldstock
Click below to download the appropriate forms for live and silent auction items.
Silent Auction Submission Form
Live Auction Submission Form
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