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2017 Chinese Auction
August 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
HSMAI DFW’s 16th Annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser
Join us on August 25, 2017, for the 16th Annual HSMAI DFW Chinese Auction Fundraiser held at the Warwick Melrose Dallas. HSMAI DFW invites you to join us for an evening of fun, food and excitement where you’ll have the opportunity to win fantastic auction items for a “drop in the bucket.” Enjoy the evening starting with a reception where you can peruse the silent auction items while socializing, followed by dinner and the live auction.
The idea of the auction is to provide each guest with a list of auction items (ranging from dinners and trips to golf outings and spa packages) and a numbered paddle. Each table is supplied with a bucket that is placed in the middle. Starting with the first item, the auctioneer describes that item and asks the guests who are interested in bidding on this item to toss a coin in the bucket. The guest then holds their paddle in the air. The auctioneer calls out the paddle numbers that are held up. A “gonger” (who is blindfolded and cannot see or hear what is going on) is responsible for ringing the gong after a few seconds. The last number called out when the gong is rung has won that particular prize.
This sequence of events goes on throughout the evening until all prizes are won. Thus, guests are able to win amazing prizes valued at several hundred dollars, only by spending just a few coins…all while having a great time! The opening reception also includes an impressive silent auction and a “Corks and Forks” auction for additional chances to win great prizes in a more traditional auction setting.
Built in 1924 as a stylish new high-rise apartment hotel, this historic Dallas landmark offers 184 well-appointed guest rooms including 21 spacious suites. Throughout its history, this splendid hotel has attracted internationally known personalities including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Martin Sheen, Elizabeth Taylor, Arthur Miller, Pearl Bailey, Luciano Pavarotti and many others.
The Warwick Melrose – Dallas has been a Dallas destination since 1983. The upscale hotel is the perfect choice for the cultured business traveler, industry executive, bride-to-be and those seeking a quiet getaway weekend in luxurious surroundings.
Attendees to the Chinese Auction can book a Classic King Room at the Warwick Melrose Dallas for $129 + Taxes. To reserve your room, call 800-521-7172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and identify the group as HSMAI-DFW Chinese Auction.
Book by 8/4/2017
This year’s event will benefit HSMAI DFW and New Friends New Life. New Life New Friends helps women and children overcome backgrounds of abuse, addiction, poverty, and limited opportunities.
Space is limited and only a select few will be able to attend this coveted event so please respond below if you are interested in attending or becoming a sponsor and ensure your seat at the Auction!
Friday, August 25, 2017
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Warwick Melrose – Dallas
3015 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, Texas 75219
Table of 10 – $900
Individual Ticket – $95
Roll of Quarters – $10 or $20
Additional Paddles – $10
For Sponsorship Opportunities.