ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

By TERRY KONKLE
President, Rockford Area Historical Society

Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill

Lots of questions have been asked by people interested in our upcoming fundraising auction. Most of this column will give answers to a lot of the inquiries, but if readers need clarification or more information, please call 1-616-866-0530.

Let’s start by explaining that the auction will be in three parts. Presently over eighty individual entrees are posted for the on-line auction and can be seen at orbitbidcharity.com or at www.1800lastbid.com. These can be viewed and maximum bids can be placed now. All information about the on-line rules is on the site. On Thursday, September 27, 2012, individual bidding starts at 8:00 A.M. and ends at 6:00 P.M. The on-line part concludes on September 27, so that will be a busy bidding day.

The second part of the fundraiser concerns a silent auction. It will take place inside the new museum (old 63rd district courthouse building) starting Friday, September 28 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. and continuing on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. All silent auction items will close at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday. Over 150 items are available for silent bidding.

The third portion of the project is a live auction, which will occur at 2:30 P.M. on Saturday, September 29. It will be held in the south end of the parking lot behind the new museum on the corner of Maple and Main Streets. Look for the tent where about fifty items will be auctioned live to the highest bidder.

All bidders in the silent and live auctions have to register in order to bid. This will not take much time, but participants might want to arrive early to get a bidder number. Music will be part of the day before the live auction Saturday.

Here are answers to other questions: Do you still need

volunteer help? Yes, please call 866-0530 if available. Do you still want auction donations? Our cut off date was September 19, however if you have an item you think we should have, give us a call. Is there a list of silent or live auction items available? We will have a listing of most items in next week’s Rockford Squire. Look for our full page advertisement. A listing is also online at www.ramshow.com.

Do not forget that the “Make It and Take It” Scarecrow fundraiser will also be going on both Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30 at the old museum. The auctions and the scarecrow making locations are only a little more than a city block apart, so on Saturday many will hopefully take part in both positive events.

Finally, because of the importance of the fundraising auction and other things readers need to know about our new museum expansion, I am finding that my column space is being used, so the “Nuggets of Rockford History” will resume next week.

Auction item of the week

This ball is a true collector’s item.  It is included among many other autographed items and more in our online auction that can be seen right now at www.1800lastbid.com.

This ball is a true collector’s item.  It is included among many other autographed items and more in our online auction that can be seen right now at www.1800lastbid.com.

 

 

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