Submitted by The Oswego County Historical Society
The Oswego County Historical Society’s annual “Not So Silent Auction” is scheduled for Friday, April 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Foundry in Oswego. The event will include a wonderful live auction, which will offer groups of fun items such as a “BBQ Grill” along with certificates for groceries, and a basket of fun picnic supplies; a “Room Makeover” package, which includes a consultation from a professional Interior Decorator, certificates for needed items such as paint, tools or a ladder; or a “Pamper Your Body” package including a massage, manicure, pedicure, and beauty supplies.
“Another important item to be placed in the live part of the event is a marvelous mid-19th Century English dining room set,” said board trustee and committee member Bernie Henderson. “This beautiful furniture would really make celebrating holidays in someone’s home even more exciting and special!”
The silent auction part of the event will offer numerous objects such as antiques, local artists’ original pieces, beauty items, gift certificates from restaurants, movie and show tickets, furniture pieces, and many more. There will also be a display of baskets containing items that relate to each other, such as one with kitchen gadgets, or garden items, or Italian food, and many others. To receive these baskets participants will place purchased tickets into the containers in front of the baskets. Toward the end of the evening the winning tickets will be drawn from the containers to show the ones who won.
“Auctions are always enjoyable as we watch those interested in getting their treasures no matter what,” said Barbara Canale, board trustee and auction chairperson. “We’re also lucky to have professional auctioneer Ted Sivers volunteer to direct the live part of the event. He is just great at it and we’re so thankful!”
Delicious food and a cash bar will be available for participants at the event. Local businesses have sponsored these costs and the board members have sincerely thanked them for their generosity.
For more information about the event, donations for the auction, or sponsorship contact Canale at 342-2814.