Spring Auction

The LMC Spring Auction and Art Show will take place on May 5, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Join your fellow parents and LMC teachers in this very fun night with lots to eat and drink and a fabulous assortment of goods and services to bid on. The auction is one of the PTA’s largest fundraising events. We hope you can join us!

New this year! GRADE CHALLENGE!!! The grade that raises the most money in the Grade Challenge by the end of the auction gets elevator privileges for a week!! (plus a little added treat…!) Parents can donate when purchasing tickets or during the auction itself. The winning grade will be announced when bidding ends. Good luck!

FAQ’s about the Auction

How do I get involved?
The donation deadline has passed, but you can still help out by joining the Spring Auction Committee and sign up to help set up and/or clean up! Contact Nicki Francis at ptapresident@lmc896.org for details.

How do I buy tickets?
Tickets will go on sale soon. We encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance online. For those not able to purchase tickets online, they will be sold in the office starting in March. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Food and drinks are included in the ticket price.

What sort of donations should I seek out?
Think of unique and interesting items that will excite our guests. Here are just a few ideas:
– Restaurant gift certificate
– Wine tasting party
– Photoshoot with a photographer
– Lessons (cooking, mixology, dancing, sewing, etc.)
– Professional services (interior design, stylist, graphic design, etc.)
– A week or weekend at a vacation home
– Tickets to sporting, music or theater events
– A behind-the-scenes experience
– Workout classes (pilates, spin, yoga, boot camp, etc.)
– Movie tickets & snacks
– Gift baskets (wine, spa, books, beer sampler, etc.)
– Accessories & jewelry
– Handmade items

Are my donations tax deductible?
Yes, the value of the items that you donate is tax deductible. Please be sure you enter your contact information correctly on your donation form so we can send you a receipt for tax purposes after the auction.

Are my purchases tax deductible?
Only the amount above retail value that you pay for an item is tax deductible.

What does the PTA do with the money it raises?
Money raised at the Auction is added to the general PTA fund. Please visit the Parents page to review the annual PTA budget.

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