Once again, we will host a silent auction at LauraPalooza 2017. It will be the major fundraiser for the LIWLRA to support our mission to preserve and promote the legacy of the works and homesites of Laura Ingalls Wilder. After LauraPalooza 2015, held in Brookings, SD, we were proud to use Silent Auction proceeds to donate $1,000 to the Laura Ingalls Wilder home and Museum in Mansfield, Missouri, and another $1000 to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in De Smet, South Dakota to support artifact preservation projects.
If you would like to donate to the Silent Auction at LauraPalooza 2017, we suggest items directly related to the stories, or pioneer life. Popular items include antiques or artifacts mentioned in the stories, early editions of Laura’s books, or related publications. Also welcome are collectibles from the homesites and new or gently used pioneer clothing. Handmade crafts and artwork inspired by the books have caused excitement in bidding.
Please bring your donations to the Tuesday evening, July 11, opening reception, where they will be tagged for the auction on Thursday, Bidding will take place during the day on Thursday, and the auction will close Thursday evening. Winners will need to be present to collect their treasures, Thursday evening, July 13.
Cash, check, credit or debit cards will be accepted as payment this year.
Questions? Email Judy Green, Silent Auction Chair, at email@example.com.