The Wilbraham Junior Women's Club will hold a festive fund-raiser including a Quarter Auction on Nov. 8 at the Ludlow Elks Lodge at 69 Chapin St. in Ludlow. This coed event, sponsored by LUSO Federal Credit Union, will feature shopping from local boutiques, artisans and specialty shops, a quarter auction of items from the vendors and other donors, plus multiple raffles including a lottery ticket wreath and a gift card worth $100 at the MGM complex in Springfield, donated by PeoplesBank.
Admission is $10 which includes two auction paddles and light refreshments. There will be two auction sessions with an intermission, shopping throughout the evening and raffles drawn at the end of the night. The Elks will provide a cash bar and food for sale as well. The vendor lineup is eclectic and includes It's All About Me Boutique in Hampden; Wicked Good Treats; Jim Gillen Photography; Usborne Books; Bird House Bungalows; Pop's Biscotti; Athena's Home Novelties, and others.
Doors open at 6 pm and the event will last till about 10:00. All proceeds will go to the Juniors' many charitable efforts ranging from Rays of Hope to Wreaths Across America. Tickets are available online, and those who buy in advance will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to Cima Restaurant in Wilbraham. In addition, anyone who donates a pair of socks the homeless will receive a ticket for a special door prize.
In a Quarter Auction, participants bid in increments of 25 cents for each item that is being auctioned off, depending on its value. They raise their numbered paddle or paddles and a number is chosen at random as winner.
Tickets are available at http://www.wilbrahamjuniorwomens.org/quarter-auction-11-8-18.html Or search Quarter Auction - Retail Therapy Thursday on Facebook for the link.
For more information, call Nancy Piccin, 413-348-6032.