Published DateGILFORD — There's something for everyone in the new on-line auction at First United Methodist Church which runs through May 26.
Participants can bid on tickets to local attractions such as Squam Lakes Science Center. 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 New York City.
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 antique lovers, there is a beautiful crib from the 1870's, old pewter ware from the Civil War era and Victrola records.
To bid, go on-line to www.umcgilford.org and follow the instructions for setting up a password to obtain a bidder number. Then look at the pictures and start bidding. Keep checking in to rebid. When the auction is over, successful bidders will be notified of what they have won.
Stop by the church on a weekday morning to see items or call the church at 524-3289 for more details.