After a Two-Year Absence, the Auction Triumphantly Returns!
The famous auction returns for 2022! Bidding will begin at 6pm on Thursday, July 28th with the one and only Chriss Mars behind the block.
Attending the Auction
Here’s how it works: auction buyers must register for a bidder number at the event (this is free, just come to the desk at the front). This is used to keep track of your total. When an item you want comes up on the block, just hold up the number! Keep that number held high until you win, or are no longer comfortable with the price if you are bidding against others. Smaller items will be delivered to you right away, larger ones will be placed alongside the firehouse for you to take home when the evening is through. Don’t want to bid? No problem! The auction is fun to just watch, too. Many people come just to enjoy some food, visit with their neighbors, and watch the action.
At the end of the auction, come up front and you will be given a total of yoru bids. Please have cash or a check on hand, credit cards are not accepted.
Bid early and bid often– after all, what the auction is really about is supporting YOUR volunteer fire department.
At the end of the night, the auction enters garage sale mode. We’ll invite the public into the firehouse, and you may browse anything left unsold. If you see something you want, grab it, and find a firefighter on your way out. Make us an offer! No reasonable offer will be refused.
Donating to the Auction: Gift Cards and New Merchandise
Do you have a local business you want to promote? Want to do something really beneficial for your community? Consider donating gift certificates or merchandise to the auction. You may give us a single item, or make a basket assortment of your goods. All donations are tax deductible and directly benefit your local fire department. To donate, call the firehouse at (802) 325-3222, get in touch with a firefighter, or come by during the donation hours described below.
Donating to the Auction: Used Goods
Used goods make up the bulk of our auction, and range from antiques to housewares to tools to collectables to artwork to power equipment. We’ve sold everything from tractors to telescopes to teakettles– pretty much anything in good, salable condition! Before you donate, ask yourself: would someone buy this? Please be picky: unsalable items must be discarded at the fire department’s expense.
Donated goods may be dropped off at the firehouse starting 7/6. Please check back here in July for details on when the station will be manned if you have item that cannot be left outside, or if you need a hand unloading.
Firefighter pickups will also be available, check back here in July for all the details.
See you at the auction!