Frequently Asked Questions
For those of you who haven’t attended the Auction here are some frequently asked questions:
When and where is the auction?
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Quail Hollow Country Club.
What time does the Auction start?
The doors open at 7:00pm. The Silent Auction will close at 9:00pm. The Live Auction will start at approximately 9:00pm followed by dancing until 11:30pm. Cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available through the evening.
How much is admission?
Admission is $65.00 per person – purchase online or print the form and send in a check to the office attention Molly Schugel. Registration closes October 9th. Be sure to provide cell phone numbers and credit card numbers when you purchase your tickets to help expedite your check in on Auction Night.
What is included with the admission fee?
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink tokens per person for beer, wine or a cocktail, a bidder number, and a really good time!
What should I wear?
Cocktail attire. Jackets are required for gentlemen.
How do I get my ticket and auction program?
If you have purchased a ticket, all you need to do is show up. You will not receive a paper ticket.
Can I preview the auction items?
An Auction program will come home with your child the week of the auction. If you are interested in previewing the items, please check out the online auction by following the link sent to you on October 13th from St. Gabriel Catholic School.
How does the auction work?
There are two parts to the auction:
The “Silent Auction”
The Silent Auction will be conducted via electronic bidding on your smart phone or mobile device. So be sure to have it charged when you arrive at the auction. During registration you will be sent a link, which will allow you to log into the auction using your bidder number. From there you will be able to bid all night long. You can bid on items from anywhere and at any time during the event. The device allows you to place maximum bids, view items with no bids, watch favorite items and you will receive instant outbid alerts! Representatives will be available throughout the night for any questions.
For the first time, the Auction Committee is pleased to announce you will be able to bid online the week before the event. More details will be sent via email when the online bidding is open.
The “Live Auction”
Following the “Silent Auction”, the Live Auction will begin. At the start of The “Live Auction” you may bid on any item by raising your bidder number (located on both your paddle and the back of your catalog). The order of flow is listed in the auction program.
How do I pay for all the goods & services I purchase?
When you arrive at the Auction, you will first go to the Check-In in the lobby. This is where you will receive your auction packet, drink tokens and Golden Ticket (if you purchased one). If you have not pre-registered, you will also be asked to swipe your credit card. This will ensure that you receive EXPRESS CHECK IN AND OUT and do not have to stand in line to pay at the end of the evening.
We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Check Out begins approximately 30 minutes after the Live Auction Ends.
Check out will begin 30 minutes after the Live Auction ends in the Library where the Class Art Projects will be displayed.
If you have items or gift cards to pick up please go to the Library and we will have your items available.
If you do not have any items to bring home, you do not need to check out and your receipt will be emailed to you.
Each person will receive 2 drink tokens good for beer, wine or liquor with their registration. Extra drink tickets for beer, wine or liquor drinks will be sold from 7:00 – 11:00 using your bidder number or cash. The Drink token table will be located in the lobby.
Wine and Liquor - $8
Beer - $5
What is the “Jaguar Jar”?
The Jaguar Jar is your opportunity to give directly to St. Gabriel PTO. It is the easiest way to make a donation to the school and a great way to support St. Gabriel if you cannot attend the auction. Your donation goes directly to St. Gabriel. Every dollar makes a difference in enhancing the education of our children. All donations are tax deductible and eligible for employee matching. Please consider making your donation today!
Click here to donate to the Jaguar Jar
What is the Golden Ticket?
You definitely want one of these! They are $100 and only 100 will be sold. The Golden Ticket winner will be drawn at the beginning of the Live Auction and the winner gets their choice of ANY Live Auction Item. That means you could get a house in Ireland, DeBordieu; a puppy; a golf cart or the coveted Queen of 2nd Carpool for just $100. Don’t miss out!!
Click here to purchase your Golden Ticket
Wall of Wine:
We will once again have a multi-case collection of a variety of fine wines and it could be all yours! Tickets will be sold at the auction using your bidder number from 7:00 – 8:45 pm. One ticket will be $25 or five for $100. There is no limit to the number of tickets that you may purchase.
The Wall of Wine Raffle winner will be announced during the Live Auction, you must be present at auction to purchase a raffle ticket. Winner will be responsible for transporting wine home the night of the auction.
What is the Oyster Roast and Spring Fling?
There will be two parent parties in the Silent Auction. These are parties hosted and donated by school parents – all proceeds go directly to the PTO. Only a limited number of tickets are sold to each party and they sell out quickly. Tickets go on sale at 7:00pm October 17th and will be $100/couple & $50/single.
The Oyster Roast: November 14th @ Sugar Creek Brewery (120 tickets).
Spring Fling: April 16th at the home of the Gerber Family (100 tickets).