How to Donate a Raffle Basket

We are asking committees and small groups to compile and donate a themed basket for the Basket Raffle at the auction, but individuals are welcome to donate a basket, too. We will display the baskets in the lobby, and sell advance tickets for them, on Sunday, April 23 and 30. The drawing will be at the live event on Saturday, May 6, and you can enter then as well.

Donation Timeline

By April 1: Commit to donating a basket and claim your theme!  There’s a 10 basket limit and we want them all to be different. Email [email protected].

By April 15: Submit the description of your basket and its contents to [email protected]. Write up a fun description that we can post on the auction site and estimate the value. We can include several photos in the posting, so feel free to take pictures of the contents individually or in small groups. Use a plain background for best results. If you need help taking photos, let us know as soon as possible.

April 16-19: Drop the basket off at the meetinghouse. We can help package it if you need. We find that wrapping it in plastic is neither desirable nor necessary!

What to include?

Use your imagination! The value should be around $100 but it’s not required. Recycled or regifted items are welcome, too!

Here’s what the Book Lovers Group put together last year:

Members of the Book Lovers Group have hours of reading entertainment for you! Enjoy a number of the books this group has shared as well as some other favorites of our members. While you are enjoying a good read indulge in a cup of English Breakfast tea, Ghiradelli Intense Dark Chocolate Bars (Raspberry and Salted Caramel), and Walker’s Shortbread Cookies. Book markers to keep your place are also included. There is comfort in knowing a good book awaits you!

Books Included:

The Victory Garden – by Rhys Bowen (Paperback)

The Wild Girl – by Jim Fergus (Paperback) …


As always, [email protected] is the place to ask your questions! Or see any member of the Auction Committee: Robin Byrne, Susan Gabriele, Jennifer Klee, Chris Larson, Stan McMillen & Nancy Papas.