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2019 Action Auction Fiesta Cruise

Travel with us…to a festive evening of food, fellowship, and fun.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Doors open at 5 PM, bidding starts at 5:30 PM.
We'll have delicious food, friends to enjoy it with, and amazing items on which to bid.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Action Auction Fiesta Cruise?

A party for all members and friends of UUCR and their guests on Saturday, May 4. A friend-raiser. A fund-raiser (UUCR's largest fundraiser). Great food. Wine and beer available for purchase. Appetizers start at 5:00 p.m.; buffet dinner to follow. Drinks available throughout the evening. Delicious desserts served after dinner. The Cruise is metaphorical; it travels to Italy without leaving UUCR.

Live and silent auction items available throughout the evening:

• Offerings include dinners, game nights, themed parties (swimming pool party for kids, ping pong, etc.) and events that are held throughout the year in members' and friends' homes - fellowship in a smaller setting.
• Yummy gourmet and bakery items, services, and fabulous miscellany - to enjoy later in the year.
• Vacation homes and excursions to local sites as well as cultural, outdoor, and sporting events.
• Help Wanted - the reverse of our typical offering. the donor offers to pay a price for a service, and the first person to "bid" on it (offer the service) gets it.

What's this I hear about raffles?

There are two raffles offered. The time-honored wine raffle, which features a selection of 12 bottles of fine wine, will again be offered. And for the third year we will be offering a beer raffle, which will offer a fine selection of large bottles of craft beer ranging from 22 oz. bombers to 750 ml similar to wine bottles, which are all designed for sharing. Raffle tickets cost $10 each and a maximum of 100 tickets will be sold for each of the two raffles.

How can I donate live and silent auction items?

Donations are no longer being accepted.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets are on sale now! Tickets $20 per person in advance, or $25 at the door. Admission includes appetizers, full dinner, dessert, and the opportunity to bid on the fabulous Action Auction offerings. Children 14 and younger are free! Buy your tickets at the Action Auction table during Middle Hour, or buy tickets online.

I can't attend, but I would like to bid. How can I do that?

The easiest way is to ask a friend to be your proxy bidder. Please let the Auction Leads know in advance so that we can have your bidder number ready for your proxy. Of course, you are responsible to pay for any winning bids made in your name by your proxy.

What about children and child care?

Free child care will be available. Sign up, no later than Sunday, April 28, at the Action Auction table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings. Or, contact Carolyn Randall, Action Auction Chair.

When will the catalog be available?

Printed 2019 Auction catalogs are available at UUCR now!  You can also download the 2019 catalog

When will I find out what I've won? And, when do I pay?

Invoices for what you've won and how much you owe will be available at the Auction table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday May 5th, the day after the Auction. Please make your payments by Sunday, May 12.

Sounds like a lot of fun. How can I help?

There are lots of opportunities to help in advance, and during the night of the Auction. For the evening of the event, we generally ask for time commitments of no more than an hour, so that our volunteers can all enjoy the Auction. To volunteer, stop by the Action Auction table on Sunday mornings or email the Auction Leads . 

How can I get more information?

Stop by the Action Auction table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings after the service, beginning March 10th, or contact the Action Auction Team at Auction Leads .

We'll have delicious food, friends to enjoy it with, and amazing items on which to bid.

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