Save the date for Quarter Mania Fun-draiser

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The Family Matters Club invites adults and children 10 years and older to participate in its Quarter Mania “fun-draiser” on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 12 to 4 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. Prizes include gift cards to local restaurants, Disneyland tickets and Aquarium of the Pacific tickets, to name a few. The event will also feature a silent auction, raffle table and door prize.

Pre-paid general admission tickets are $20; $25 at the door. General admission tickets include admission, one bidder paddle, $5 snack voucher, goody bag and event program. General admission ticket holders will need to bring quarters to bid on items.

VIP tickets are $40; $45 at the door. VIP tickets include admission, one bidder paddle that includes all bidding rounds (no need to bring extra quarters for bids), unlimited trips to the snack bar, VIP goody bag and event program.

All ticket holders are allowed to purchase up to three extra bidder paddles for $5 each. Extra paddles increase the chances of winning.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from any Family Matters Club board member.

Everyone must have a ticket to sit and bid. Only 100 bidder paddles and 100 chairs will be available. Spectators may attend, shop at the vendor tables and watch, but the chairs are reserved for ticket holders.

What is Quarter Mania?

Quarter Mania is a cross between an auction and a raffle where guests “bid” quarters to win prizes. At check-in, guests are issued a numbered paddle that is used for individual bidding. A numbered chip that matches the number on the paddle is placed in the chip bucket.

How does a Quarter Mania work?

The auctioneer has numbered chips that correspond with the numbers on the bidder paddles issued at check-in. The auctioneer begins by holding up the item to be bid on. The item is described and the bid amount announced. Items in round one will cost the bidder three quarters for each item they wish to bid on. These items have a retail value of $50 or more. Items in round two will cost the bigger two quarters for each item they wish to bid on. Items in round two have an estimate retail value of $30 or more.

Bidders who wish to bid on the item put their quarters in the collection jar in the center of the table and then hold up their paddle. VIP bidders do not have put quarters in the collection jar. VIP paddles are “all in” paddles, which allows the bidder to bid on every item without quarters.

The auctioneer will pull a random numbered chip out of the chip bucket. The guest whose paddle number matches the number on the chip pulled from the chip bucket wins the item. All numbered chips are returned to the chip bucket for the next bid.

Bidders can increase their chance of winning by purchasing an additional paddle for $5 (limit three per person). If more than one paddle is used per round, guests must deposit quarters for each paddle used. Ticket holders who purchased extra paddles must deposit quarters for each paddle used.

Before the bidding begins and during intermission between the two rounds, there will be time for shopping in the vendor area. The vendors are Scentsy, Perfectly Posh and Tupperware, to name a few.

The proceeds from this event will benefit the philanthropic work done by the Family Matters Club throughout the year.

For information, visit the Family Matters Club Facebook page, email clfmclub@aol.com, or call 714-394-4885.

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