GILFORD — First United Methodist Church will be the venue for a public auction to be held Thursday, August 1. Preview and silent auction will open a 5:30 p.m. with live auction at 6:30 p.m.
Many donations of gift certificates from local merchants will be available along with gift baskets, art work and collectibles in the silent auction where bids will be taken by outbidding the previous written number on the list.
At the live auction, auctioneer Ron Garnett will lift the gavel at 6:30 p.m. on the following items: a large oak armoire, a beautiful harvest table, seven-foot blue striped sofa, oak loft bed, 1870 walnut Victorian cradle, Reed and Barton pewter tea set, one week vacations in Newport RI and New Orleans. Over fifty other items such as a new large white cabinet and matching end table for media storage will also be offered.
The kitchen will be open for sandwiches and drinks.
The Methodist Church is on Rt. 11A in Gilford and is used by many community groups. Proceeds of the auction help support building use, missions and other programs of the church. For more information call the church office between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. on weekdays or call 524-3289.