Family Dance & Auction

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2020 Event Information

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 (Leap Day!)
Time: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Place: Sequoia Auditorium and Cafeteria

Auction website:

New this year:  welcome Laurel families!  Sequoia is delighted to be partnering on the auction with Laurel Elementary.  Keep an eye out for special Laurel-sourced items, with proceeds on these offerings benefiting Laurel’s PTA.

Bidding is live!

Bidding:  Online bidding is open!  Anyone can bid, from wherever they are.  Before you bid, make sure to review the Bidding Rules below.  Bidding will continue online through the close of the event on 2/29.  Tickets are also available online, with a suggested donation of $5/person or $20/family, and everyone in the community is welcome.  Join us!

Bidding Rules:  By bidding in The Sequoia Elementary Auction, each bidder agrees to the following:

  1. All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds unless otherwise noted.
  2. All items are “as is.” The Sequoia Elementary Auction volunteers have attempted to describe and catalog items correctly, but neither warrant nor represent and, in no event, shall be responsible for the correctness of descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance or condition of the items. No statement made on the bidding website or catalog, or made orally at the auction or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability.
  3. The auction item value listed is an estimate of fair market value. Items have not been appraised unless so noted. The amount you pay above this fair market value estimate is normally tax-deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax adviser to clarify the amount of deduction.
  4. Restaurant certificates do not include alcohol, tax, or gratuities unless specified.
  5. Payment for items purchased must be made in full on the night of the auction online via credit card. The Auction volunteers will attempt to process all winning bids within one hour of closing.
  6. Once your winning bids have been processed and payment is complete, you may pick up your purchases in the check-out area.
  7. Items must be taken home by the purchaser or a designee. Any items left behind must be picked up by the purchaser or designee at Sequoia during hours specified by the Auction volunteers. Physical items will not be mailed or shipped.
  8. The Sequoia Elementary Auction Committee reserves the right to add or withdraw items, without notice, to or from the auction.
  9. Unless otherwise specified, all auction gift certificates must be used within one year of the date of the auction.
  10. Each person bidding assumes all risks and hazards related to the auction and items obtained at the auction. Each bidder agrees to hold harmless from any liability arising indirectly from The Sequoia Elementary Auction and The Sequoia PTO, their elected and appointed officials, members and employees, the auctioneer(s), the auction company and its agents and employees, the event organizers, sponsors, and/or volunteers connected with the auction.

Here are 8 ways you can get involved:

  1. Save the date–Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020–and invite extended family, friends and neighbors
  2. Donate an item: gift certificates, event passes, sports tickets, etc.
  3. Donate an experience: offer to teach a skill, make something delicious, host a special playdate, lead a hike (need ideas?  Click here!)
  4. Solicit donations of items or services from others – your favorite restaurant, chiropractor, barber, music teacher, grocery store, etc.
  5. Sponsor the Auction with a gift of $250 or more (and get lots of visibility for your business!)
  6. Ask your employer to match your gift or sponsor the event
  7. Volunteer to help with the event itself–before, during or after
  8. Starting Feb. 19, bid, bid, BID! You’ll be able to keep bidding online right up till the close of the live event on Feb. 29–whether you’re able to attend or not.

Please email to let us know how you will get involved!

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