Published DateGILFORD — Tourists and locals alike will find great bargains at the new on-line auction at First United Methodist Church in Gilford in May.
Tourists can bid on tickets to local attractions such as Squam Lakes Science Center or a week in New Orleans is being offered in a one bedroom timeshare with a kitchen: Dec. 13 -20, 2013..
Local residents will be able to get tickets to dozens of tourist attractions in other parts of New England, such as Plimouth Plantation, Lake Compounce Family Theme Park in Connecticut, Southwick's Zoo in Massachusetts – even the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in NY.
Many restaurants are participating with gift cards, as are local stores – Fratello's, Dairy Queen, Trustworthy Hardware, the Irwin Zone, Lakeside Animal Hospital, Hart's Turkey Farm, Hackett and Hill Jewelers, and more.
For the antique lovers, there is a beautiful crib from the 1870's, old pewter ware from the Civil War era and Victrola records.
Those who are looking for home goods, items include beautiful new end tables from Decorative Interiors, a new ceiling fan, a Tiffany Style ceiling light, decorations and decorative plates, and a beautiful new quilt made by one of our quilters.
People can bid by going on-line to www.umauction.org and following the instructions for setting up a password they can have a bidder number. Then look at the pictures and start bidding. Keep checking in to rebid. When the auction is over, participants will be notified of what they have won.
People can also visit Facebook for more information (www.facebook.com/UMCAuction ).
The auction will begin on May 5 and end on May 26.