Friday Night Supper Silent Auction & Wine Tasting
Do I need to bring cash to the event?
You can use your credit card if you
register online prior to the event or at check-in. Cash and checks are also
What about items I win - do I take them home with me that night?
Yes! The silent auction tables will be
full of items in all shapes and sizes for you to bid on and if you win
the item it is yours and should be taken with you after check-out. If
the item you win is an experience or an event to take place later you
will retrieve at check-out a certificate with the contact information
necessary to schedule or retrieve your item.
Are items I buy tax-deductible?
Yes but it depends. If you pay more
for your item than its value you can deduct the amount over the value on
your taxes. If you pay the value of or under it is not tax-deductible.
If an item you pay is an experience or a “priceless” item, you will have
to confer with your tax advisor about what to claim as a deduction. You
will receive a receipt with values listed for all your purchases that
What is the parking situation at Holy Trinity?
There is a parking lot across the street, and if
you prefer to be just steps away there is a circular driveway where you
can be dropped off right at the door. Unrestricted street parking is also available.
Can we come to the auction and not bid?
Absolutely! Come to enjoy an evening
celebrating Friday Night Supper and our new program, Trinity Restaurant Training.
What is mobile bidding?
Mobile bidding is a great way to
streamline the bidding process so you can spend more time chatting and
less time frantically checking paper forms to see if someone has out bid
you yet! Prior to the auction or when you arrive that evening you will
download an app to your smartphone (we will provide the link) and from
that app you can scroll through the entire catalog and pick those items
you want to bid on. You can even from the start just put in your max bid
and the system will bid for you up to your designated amount. The items
will all still be on display but really you don’t even need to be in
the same room as the items are to bid on them. So sit back and visit
with friends and bid away while you monitor the action on your phone!
Do I need to bring my smart phone for mobile bidding?
Yes! Couples can use one bidder number but can both be bidding from their phones or you
can designate one person to be the bidder for the night.
What if I don’t have a smartphone?
We will have multiple tablet devices (iPads, etc) on the tables and assistance to help you with your bidding.