2024 Lily B. Auction

The 2024 LBC PTA Auction is February 24, 2024

Auction Guide

The Auction Guide, which includes important information to know about Auction and a list of many of the items that will be available for bidding and purchase, is available for viewing and download here. The Auction Guide is formatted as a 5.5 x 8.5 booklet so that it can be printed on letter-sized paper. To print the Auction Guide as a booklet, download the PDF, then select the "booklet" and double sided printing options in the Adobe program. This will generate a printout that orders the pages in such a way that you will be able to fold the booklet and staple between pages 31 and 32.

The Auction is Lily B.'s BIG SPRING FUNDRAISER where adult supporters of Lily B. celebrate our school and financially contribute to the PTA through ticket purchases, sponsorships, and winning bids and purchases of a variety of items including "Auction Parties," spots on the birthday marquee, and our kids' art.

This year's Auction theme is "Vegas, Baby!"  The event will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at The 4 Eleven on historic South Main Street.

Our goal each year is to raise enough money to fund many of the things that make Lily B. great (please see this page for more information about where financial support of our PTA goes). In addition, each year the Auction includes a "Paddles Up" donation moment during which everyone will have an opportunity to leave a lasting mark at Lily B. by donating to a specific PTA project.

Check out the Sponsorship & VIP Ticket Information Packet and the Auction FAQ Page for more information or contact Auction co-chairs Katherine Ridenour and Sarah Pemberton at auction@lilybclayton.org.

How you can help 

Donate items. We are now accepting silent auction and live auction items for Auction.  Please think of what you could possibly donate, who you know who might be willing to contribute, and places you frequent that you could ask for a donation. Examples of live auction items include a ride to school in a firetruck, story time with the mayor, original artwork, and vacation stays at donors' vacation homes. Examples of silent auction items include gift cards to your favorite restaurant or store, golf outings, gift baskets, jewelry and accessories. Please contact Lauren Drawhorn, Silent Auction Chair, at lkdrawhorn@gmail.com for questions about silent auction donations and for helpful materials including a request letter and receipt form. Please email Auction co-chairs Katherine Ridenour and Sarah Pemberton at auction@lilybclayton.org for inquiries about live auction items.

Host an Auction Party (or Several Auction Parties). An Auction Party is a party hosted by parents for which tickets are sold at Auction. Since party hosts pay for all of the party costs, 100% of money raised from party ticket sales goes to the school! Please refer to the Auction Parties Page or contact Kate Cochran, Auction Parties Chair, at kate-cochran@att.net for more information. If you're ready to host, you can submit your Auction Party information here.

Become a Grandparent or Neighborhood Sponsor. Grandparents, neighbors, and family friends can support Lily B. by making a donation to Auction. Sponsors can note that the contribution is being made in their name or in the name of a Lily B. student in our Auction Guide. Please refer to the Grandparent and Neighborhood Sponsors Page or contact Blair Warren, Grandparent & Neighborhood Sponsor Chair, at blairrwarren@gmail.com for more information.

Become a Business Sponsor or Underwriter. If you or your business is interested in investing in Lily B.'s students, teachers, and faculty through an Auction sponsorship, please refer to the Sponsorship & VIP Ticket Information Packet. In this packet, you will find information about sponsorship levels (which include VIP tickets) as well as underwriting opportunities (lower cost options that do not include any tickets). Please email Alexa Watt, Sponsorship Chair, at sponsors@lilybclayton.org for inquiries regarding sponsorships and underwriting opportunities.

Buy Tickets and Attend Auction. Ticket options include reserved VIP seating, individual VIP tickets, General Admission tickets, and Online-Only ticket options (which will allow you to access silent auction items including Auction Parties and Lily B. perks). VIP tickets are on sale and available for purchase here. Refer to the Sponsorship & VIP Ticket Information Packet for more information. If you would like to sponsor the ticket of a teacher or staff member, please purchase a "Sponsor a Faculty Member" ticket. For the $75 price of a General Admission ticket, sponsored staff members will receive an upgrade with all of the highest level VIP Ticket perks. The Auction Committee will follow up with purchasers to match you up with your preferred staff member (using a list of staff members who have indicated that they want to attend Auction).