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Saturday, March 2, 2019: Annual Live and Silent Auction Fundraiser!


2019 Mardi Gras Auction

Greater Nashville UU Congregation

Join your friends at Greater Nashville UU for the 2019 Auction.

Come for a Madi Gras celebration - anticipate fun themed food and music!

The Annual Auction is our largest fundraiser and also a really entertaining social event for the entire family. It is an opportunity for community and fun.

Our goal this year is to raise $10,000! Every dollar counts! Whether you plan to come eat and watch the lively auctioneer, or to fill up your social calendar with monthly fun events with friends, you are contributing to this event. We appreciate it!

Silent and Live Auction items are available for every budget, from the $5 Jumble Table, to the $10 community events, to the $20 Earrings, to the Live auction dinners, events, tickets, and art.


Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Buy Admission Tickets Now!

Admission tickets (include appetizer buffet) are:

  • Adult Tickets: $10/adults and teens

  • Child Ticket: $5/children (ages 5 - 12)

  • Free Ticket: children 4 and younger are free


We want everyone to be able to attend the Auction. If you need a waiver to reduce the cost Admission Tickets, let Rev. Carmen or Kristin Reveal know. This may be especially necessary for large families.

Appetizer Buffet

Your ticket includes an appetizer buffet. Child friendly options are available in the Kids Zone..

Kid Zone

Kids will have supervised play in the RE building. Some cool things to do:

  • Mardi Gras Day crafts

  • Games! Movies! Minecraft!

  • Of course, kids can hang out at the auction too!

Donate Items / Events / Baskets Now

For the auction to be successful, we need you to donate items!

For Live Auction

  • Hosted Events (Like last year’s Civil War Adventure Tour for 8 donated by Dave or Art Escape Day for 5 donated by Arleen)

  • Hosted Dinners (Like last year’s German Dinner for 6 donated by Susan and Mary)

  • Hosted Concerts (Like last year’s House Concert with Elizabeth)

  • Art, Artisan Crafts, Antiques (Like last year’s Exquisite Eastern Throw Rug donated by Gene, Monoprints donated by Theresa, or Hand Painted Swing donated by Sandy)

  • Theater, Symphony, Sporting Event Tickets (Like last year’s Wicked Tickets)

  • Fine Wines (Like last year’s 3-Liter bottle of Phantom Wine)

  • Services (Like Ryan’s great 6 months, once a week Coffee Subscription from his local brewery!)

Themed Baskets

Committees, teams, classrooms, and covenant groups: contribute a themed basket to the auction:

  • Decide on a basket theme. Ideas: Movie Night, Predators, Fair Trade, Social Justice, Cooking, etc.

  • Purchase or donate items based on your theme. (spend no more than $10 to $20 person)

  • Baskets will be part of the Silent Auction and go for $40 to $100, depending on items. They usually sell for about 1/2 of their value, a great bargain! (If your group’s basket’s value gets over $150, please separate into 2 baskets.)

  • If you have physical baskets to donate (without items), please give them to Sandy.

For Silent Auction

  • Gift Cards & Memberships

  • Jewelry, Scarfs, Accessories. (We can clean Jewelry for you!)

  • Handicrafts, Quality Household Items.

  • Host Fun Events for 10+ participants: Set price/participant. You decide max number of people. Fellowship Hall available for event. Ideas: game night, ice cream social, movie night

  • Services (yard work, airport runs, or baby-sitting)

  • Items for $10 or $5 Jumble Tables

Donate Food for the Appetizer Buffet

  • Are you great at making appetizers and other small plate items? Help the Food team with the appetizer buffet!

Join the Auction Team

We need your help! Are you interested in:

  • Preparing items for our Appetizer Buffet?

  • Recruiting silent or live auction items?

  • Putting together Baskets?

  • Helping us figure out starting bid prices?

  • Making centerpieces or Mardi Gras mask bid paddles?

Join us! This is a huge, whole congregation event and we need help!

Auction Team Planning Sessions: Come whenever you can and share your ideas!

January 20, 12:45 - 1:45
February 3, 12:45 - 1:45
February 10, 12:45 - 1:45
February 17, 12:45 - 1:45
February 24, 12:45 - 1:45 - Help us setup tables for Auction!