Dinner Auction


2019 Auction Information for Reference:

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Historic Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom

This adult-only evening features both silent and live auctions with a variety of amazing items available. All friends and family of Moran Prairie Elementary School are welcome and encouraged to attend. Dinner is catered with a no-host bar.

How can you help and be involved?

▪ Attend the event – purchase tickets using BidPal. Only $40 per person.
▪ Bid during the auction using BidPal – even if you aren’t able to attend the event, you can bid on both silent and live auctions before and/or during the event.
▪ Bid on your child’s classroom project for the auction – always a hot commodity.
▪ Donate goods, services, airline miles, vacation properties or gift certificates to the live/silent auction. Send to school or contact the procurement chair, Stacey Martin at stacey_martin@outlook.com.
▪ Company/business/family sponsorships are needed at $100/$250/$500/$1,000 levels. Contact Heather Byrd at hbyrd1@live.com for more sponsorship details.
▪ Send class basket fillers using the grade themes in your child’s class. Every grade level has its own theme.

Be A Sponsor

Do you work for a great company or own a business? Maybe you’re celebrating a milestone or want to make a family sponsorship.

Every sponsorship makes a difference and with sponsorship levels ranging from $100-$1,000 anyone can support Moran Prairie

Platinum $1,000: Receive 8 tickets to the event at a reserved table, full-page ad in the program, name recognition on all printed and digital materials distributed to parents, event recognition on PowerPoint presentation that runs the duration of the event, mention during live auction, mention in the Messenger student/parent newsletter, postings on the PTG website and Facebook page.

Gold $500: Receive 4 tickets, half-page ad in the program, name recognition at the event and on all printed and digital materials.

Silver $250: Receive 2 tickets, quarter-page ad in the program, name recognition at the event and on all printed and digital materials.

Bronze $100: Business card size ad in program, name recognition at the event and on all printed and digital materials.

To sponsor: Email Heather Byrd at hbyrd1@live.com

Thank you to our 2018 Dinner Auction sponsors:
Kuney Construction
Advanced Dermatology
Damon Orthodontics
Bear Creek Pediatrics
Inland Asphalt
Van Gemert Orthodontics
Inland Oral Surgery
Famous Nails
Walker Construction
Exit Real Estate Professionals
Pillar to Post Home Inspections
Care Link Health Technologies
Spokane OBGYN
Tim Lane, State Farm
Kraft Insurance
Petersen Family Dentistry
RC Schwartz
Jeffrey Regelin, DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
South Fork Public House
Psomas & Warnica, DDS, PS
Abigail Franklin/Thirty-One
Off-Road Power Products Unlimited
The Condon Family
Hocking Real Estate
White Dog Coffee

We are once again using a convenient and easy program called BidPal for the auction! On your smartphone you will be able to bid on items that have been donated by students, parents, teachers, staff and local businesses. BidPal will even send you alerts of the closing times and if you have been outbid! You can purchase your event tickets with a credit or debit card directly at bidpal.net/mpauction. At the end of the event, if you want to pay for the items you won with a credit card, you can check out on your phone through BidPal and go straight to the item pick-up line!

Why this event is important?

Learn more about this event and some of the Frequently Asked Questions. (add the following content highlighted in yellow under Frequently Asked Questions link in blue.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Dinner and Auction Fundraiser?
A fun adults only social event that will raise money for our school. The Dinner and Auction will be on February 2nd at 6 pm at the Historic Davenport Hotel. Come enjoy an evening of silent and live auctions, dinner, raffle drawings, and games!

How do I buy a ticket?
You can buy your tickets online through Bidpal at www.bidpal.net/mpauction2019

What do I wear?
Whatever you would like- there is no dress code. What you would wear for a night on the town is a guideline.

What do I do when I get there?
When you arrive at the event, please check in at the registration table. You will collect your catalog and bid number. Then have fun mingling and checking out the great silent auction items. Check out the classroom projects. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.

How does the Silent Auction work?
Buy items that have been donated by students, parents, teachers, staff and local businesses. All silent auction items will be bid on via BidPal on your phone (directions for BidPal on the PTG website). You enter the amount you’d be willing to pay for the items. Note the closing times of each table. If there is an item you really want to “win” you’ll need to make sure you are the highest bidder at the closing times.

How does the Live Auction work?
The live auction will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m. Our professional auctioneer will announce the items and when you would like to make a bid, simply raise your bid number. The auctioneer will acknowledge the bid with a nod or a call. Upon successful winning of the bid, the auctioneer tells the clerk what the bidder paid for the item and their bid number.

How do I pay and get my item?
You will be able to check out via BidPal on your cell phone and pick up your items at the conclusion of the live auction.

What else happens at the Auction?
Door prizes: Everyone who buys a ticket to the event will be entered in the drawing for door prizes. We will announce the winners throughout the evening. Must be present to win.

Game: You may purchase the chance to win a 50/50 (half goes to the school, half goes to the winner) game. Buy as many chances as you would like! Must be present to win.

Why do we have fundraisers?
The funds brought into the PTG from the various fundraisers go to provide a variety of events for students, families, and teachers. Some of the activities supported include:

Family Events
o Book Bingo/Ice cream Social
o Donuts for Dad
o Muffins with Moms
o Fall Dance

Student enrichment
o Science/STEM Fair
o Field Trips and Transportation
o Assemblies
o Field Day

Teacher and classroom support
o Technology subscriptions and equipment
o Library/Classroom Books
o Playground Equipment
o Classroom Supplies

After school activities
o World Languages
o Drama
o Art
o Chess

The tremendous financial support we receive from this annual event helps in providing significant investments in our school as well as support to the teachers and staff. Without your support, none of this would be possible.

Thank you!

The Moran Prairie Elementary Dinner & Auction Committee