For the first three Sundays in June, Christ Church, Campbellford held its first, and hopefully not last, art silent auction. The Anglican Church Women had a number of pieces of artwork bequeathed to them, along with other art donations. How could we best share these beautiful pieces and, at the same time, help fulfill our commitment to help our church, our community and beyond?
We didn’t want to sell the art at our rummage or yard sales, as they weren’t the right “fit” for that kind of sale. One of our members came up with an innovative idea – why don’t we have a special sale, like an art silent auction? Thus, the Christ Church ACW art silent auction was born.
It was a great success. There was something for everyone, and it was an enjoyable venture for all. Our congregation enjoyed the display each week, and interest peaked as the auction reached the end of its three-week run. The final tally was $495 for 10 pictures, and the happy new owners took their art treasures home to enjoy for years to come.
Thank you to all who helped out and participated, as you made this endeavour a success!
Submitted by Maureen Greenwood, a member of the ACW at Christ Church, Campbellford.