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 Saturday, March 11, 2017 • 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Starts at 5:00! Drinks, apps and raffle tickets! 

Kiana Lodge • Poulsbo, WA


What is the Wilkes PTO Auction?

The Auction is a fun, adults-only dinner auction attended by Wilkes parents, teachers, staff and friends.  Evening highlights include a Silent Auction, Sit down plated dinner, Live Auction, Wine Toss and Dessert Dash. And of course lots of fun with your fellow Wilkes community!

The Wilkes PTO Auction is our primary fundraiser for the Wilkes PTO, which provides everything from basic school supplies to the very special things that Wilkes is able to offer our children.  Examples of items that the Wilkes PTO funds are enrichment programs, special speakers for school assemblies, teacher training, reading and math curriculum, technology equipment, playground equipment, facility enhancements, art supplies, smart boards, field trips, and so much more.  If you think of Wilkes as a place to learn and grow, the PTO provides the things that enable the children to THRIVE!

Visit the Auction Website! You can purchase tickets, sponsor, donate, and buy teacher tickets online. Tickets are $55. 


How Can I Help Make This Year’s Auction a Success?

  • Donate a great item to the auction – see website for donation ideas
  • Sponsor the Auction as a business or family
  • Donate a dessert for the Dessert Dash or wine to the Wine Toss
  • Volunteer to help set up or work the auction
  • Attend the Auction and bid on amazing items! Invite friends to come!
  • A BIG THANK YOU to our current corporate sponsors!


You can purchase tickets online for $55. Visit http://events.readysetauction.com/wilkes/16thptoauctiondinner  for details.

Want a faster and easier check in for all?  When you purchase your tickets online, leave the box checked that saves your credit card information. Your check-in on auction night with be a breeze and you can get your free drink and start having fun!

Your ticket includes a plated dinner prepared by Kiana Lodge and one drink ticket for the bar. Wine and champagne will be passed around and you may use your ticket for those too. Additional beer, wine and soft drinks will be served at a cash bar. Dessert will be served through our delicious Dessert Dash during the live auction. Guests at each table bid for desserts and the highest bidding table wins 1st choice of desserts, and so on.

Boys and Girls Club

Boys and Girls Club of Bainbridge in Coppertop Loop will provide inexpensive babysitting in their location for those that want it! If you can’t find a sitter, sign right up. A sign up sheet will be coming home soon. Memberships cost $50 a year. You do not have to be a member to sign up for auction night babysitting. Rates for the night are $40 for the first child and $15 for each additional sibling. They’ll have pizza, movies, and games. You’re welcome to call them directly and reserve your spot for March 11 at 206-855-8486 anytime.


It takes a village (or small army) of people to put on the Auction.  You can help organize from the beginning or help just before on the day of the Auction.  We need all types of help in the weeks leading up to Auction.  Jobs include picking up auction donations, creating display materials, stuffing envelopes, organizing auction bins, event set-up on the day of, working at the event for check-in and check-out.  If you are interested in being a part of the Auction team, please contact Janel Drugge at janeldrugge@gmail.com

Wine Toss

Try your luck tossing wooden rings to get yourself a fun bottle of wine! Rings cost $5 each. We’d love donations of wine of all types. Please contact Alicia Bye to coordinate drop off. Aliciabye@me.com

Dessert Dash

Donate a homemade or store bought dessert to the Dessert Dash! Email our Dessert Dash chair Pilly Von Bereghy and tell her what specific dessert you intend to bring. Just drop off the day of the auction, March 11, to Kiana anytime between 9AM-4PM. We will have coolers to store them. Thank you!!! polly@homeperhaps.com

Teacher Tickets

Each year, many of our teachers and staff attend the auction, helping with set-up and clean-up, closing silent auction tables, and being bid-runners, as well as having donated teacher experiences and teacher books.  That’s in addition to their day jobs!  The PTO has always paid for their tickets.  Your donation of a teacher ticket can help cover that expense. You can make this donation directly at http://events.readysetauction.com/wilkes/16thptoauctiondinner.

Cash Donations

Can’t attend the auction but still want to make a contribution?  Your cash donation in any amount is always welcome and gratefully accepted.  Please coordinate with Alicia Bye: Aliciabye@me.com

Class Art Project Auction- Dutch Auction

The class art projects will be auctioned off using a Dutch Auction format.  How does it work?  Here’s an example:  Each of the three second grade classes has created a unique mosaic mirror.  Bidding for the artwork will start with all three available.  The highest bidder gets first choice of the mirrors.  If someone else wants to purchase a mirror at the same price, they may choose from the remaining two at that time.  If not, the bidding starts over and continues to work the same way until all are sold.  Items being sold via Dutch Auction will be identified as such in the catalog. You can see some of the pieces on display in the library display case!

Teacher Experiences

Teacher experiences can range from story time to flying a remote-controlled plane to lunch and a movie.  What a treat and special memory with our beloved Wilkes teachers!  These are typically in sign-up format in the silent auction, but a few are in the live auction.  Don’t miss out on these special experiences!

Teacher Books

Each teacher donates a book of their choosing. Your child can keep this special book for a lifetime!

Paddle Call

Near the end of the Live Auction, we hold a Paddle Call, where bidders raise their paddles to donate money to go directly to the Wilkes PTO budget.  Raise your paddle once or more than once to support Wilkes and help the kids THRIVE!

 Your cash donation is tax deductible and you will receive a tax receipt in the mail after the auction.

Thanks for making it all the way to the end!  We hope this guide has provided the information you need.

Thank you for your support of the Wilkes PTO Auction!