Halloween Spooktacular 2011 Auction FAQ

How much are the tickets and what does the price include?
Tickets are $25 minimum donation per person and include food, 1 drink ticket, entry to the auction and the band.

When is the Halloween Spooktacular Auction?
October 22 from 5:30-8:30pm.   We open the doors and bidding on silent auction items at 5:30.   Dinner will commence during the silent auction.   The live auction will be from 7:30-8:30pm.    The band, The PopOffs, start around 8:30 at the conclusion of the live auction.

Where is it?
The Skyline Beach Club located at 6041 Sands Way.

Are the tickets or the auction items tax deductible?
Yes and No.   If you receive a benefit as a result of making a contribution to a qualified organization, you can deduct only the amount of your contribution that is more than the value of the benefit you receive. Also see Contributions From Which You Benefit under Contributions You Cannot Deduct, later. If you pay more than fair market value to a qualified organization for merchandise, goods, or services, the amount you pay that is more than the value of the item can be a charitable contribution. For the excess amount to qualify, you must pay it with the intent to make a charitable contribution.   In this instance, tickets are not deductible because the fair market value is higher than the ticket price.   Items purchased at auction may be if the fair market value is below what you actually pay for them.   Please discuss with a qualified tax accountant for further details.

What will the proceeds be used for?
100% of the proceeds of the evening goes to the Mt. Erie Elementary PTA to continue putting on the fantastic and enriching programs you and your family has grown to value and love.    This includes, but is not limited to, Family nights, Missoula Children’s Theatre, subsidizing field trips, Winter Reading program, Reading is Fundamental Program, Reflections Art Program, etc…

What kinds of items are up for auction?
There are so many fantastic items up for auction including beauty services and goods, art from local artists,  tickets to local events, etc….   the items for auction are great items and gift certificates donated by local businesses  and would make lovely additions to your home or great holiday gift items.

What is the dress code?
This is a Halloween party so dress up in your spookiest costume!   Of course, this is not required but we promise it will be fun!   There will be a prize for the best costume.   However, be practical – if you are coming as Lady Gaga in the “meat” dress, make sure it’s plastic meat for hygiene reasons!

What should I bring?
Your wallet, smile and don’t forget a bottle of wine for the Instant Wine Cellar which will be auctioned off during the evening.  The more people that bring a bottle, the better the stock will be!   Bring some cash because you’ll want to buy raffle tickets and drinks.

What kinds of payment are you accepting for auction items?
We will be accepting Visa, MasterCard, cash and checks for auction items.    We must have a credit card on file if you are paying by check.

Can children come?
No.  This is a 21 and over event.

How many tickets are there?
Get your tickets early as tickets are limited to 200.

Who is doing the catering?
Cameron’s Living Room dining is doing the catering.

Are tickets refundable?
No.

If you pay by credit card, the merchant that will show up on your credit card statement will say “Island Adventures”.     This is because we are processing credit card sales through their system in order to save on costs.   Also, Island Adventures has kindly agreed to waive the merchant service fees and have all monies go directly to the Mt Erie PTA.

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