Black Creek Community Fair adds some excitement to the silent auction

The biggest component of the fundraiser is the Silent Auction

Rose Meulenbroeks

Silent Auction Coordinator

 

The Community Fair at the Black Creek Community Centre on this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is the biggest fundraiser annually for the Black Creek Community Association (BCCA).

The biggest component of the fundraiser is the Silent Auction.  But, it’s a Silent Auction that is more than a Silent Auction.

At the time of writing this article, the BCCA has 116 items and counting. To make the Silent Auction a little different and more exciting, some of those items, 36 to be exact, can be bought by buying at their Pegboard Surprise, where you are guaranteed to get something worth over $5, but it’s a surprise as to what it is.

Top prizes are gift certificates at Black Creek Farm & Feed and Discovery Foods.

Then to make it even more exciting some of the auction items are not just silent but blind as well.

You won’t know what the other bids are when you place yours. Of course, the top bid wins the item.

Then add a Guessing Game, Mystery Boxes and a Bucket Raffle, and you have more than a Silent Auction.

The Bucket Raffle will be a $1 per ticket to win a night at the Seaview Yurt situated on the ocean, proudly donated by Seaview Farms.

But I’d also like to mention directly some of the Silent Auction items as our donors have been more than generous AND we have some items that are truly unique.

How about a Snow Shoe Tour at Mt Washington, or a crafting weekend at Wyldflower B&B in Qualicum Beach,  or perhaps a Cord of Firewood from Black Creek Shadow Ranch, or a trip on the MV Uchuck out of Gold River.

Then there’s fuel from Black Creek Country Market, a visit to the Bison Farm, an acoustic guitar from Long & McQuade, a Bikram yoga card….but the list is endless?

Check out www.bccaonline.com for the full list and come to fair this weekend in Black Creek at 2001 Black Creek Road. As parking is limited at the BCCA, park at the Mennonite Church on the highway; follow the signs.

See you at the Fair!