Looking for exotic, one-of-a-kind or just plain fabulous gifts for your loved ones? Or perhaps you need to treat yourself? A unique shopping experience awaits you.
Every year in December, the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (AUUF) holds a fundraising auction in its sanctuary that raises a portion of its annual budget.
Over the past two-plus decades, the auction has become an area tradition, ushering in this most festive of months with food, fun and fellowship.
This year, due to health and safety precautions in place because of Covid-19, the auction is going digital.
The 28th annual AUUF auction will be held in two parts — a silent auction taking place online from Dec. 7-11 and a live auction taking place on Dec.11 at 7 p.m.
This free and festive event, open to the general public, offers such things as fancy champagne, art work, housewares, books, jewelry, meals, including a dinner for eight on the terrace from Ursula’s Catering, quilts, homemade bread, pottery, services such as yardwork, and more.
“It’s fun to bid and fun to watch the auction,” said AUUF member Teresa Rodriguez. “There is something for every size of pocketbook. We usually have over 100 attendees from the community, and many of them have been coming for years.
"This is our big fundraiser for the year and we invite everyone to be a part of it."
"There's a ‘good will' element to the auction," added former AUUF minister Rev. Diana Jordan Allende. "It strikes me as an opening into the season of joy and sharing.”
AUUF Auction Chair Laura Kloberg added that “we look forward to this event annually and are excited that the tradition will continue online this year.”
AUUF will be using the platform Auctria as well as Facebook for the auction components.
Additionally, two public Zoom meetings will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. for those interested in learning more about how the virtual auction will operate or to ask questions.
For more information, auction links, and information on how to access the public Zoom meetings, please visit www.auuf.org.