Quarter Mania ‘Fun-draiser’ returns to lodge

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The Canyon Lake Family Matters Club invites residents to its Quarter Mania “Fun-draiser” this Sunday, Nov. 5, from 12 to 4 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. Quarter Mania is a cross between an auction and a raffle where guests use numbered paddles and “bid” quarters to win prizes.

To purchase pre-paid tickets, call 714-394-4885. Pre-paid general admission tickets are $20; $25 at the door. Pre-paid VIP tickets are $40; $45 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 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.

Only 100 bidder paddles and 100 chairs will be available. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from any Family Matters Club board member.

How does Quarter Mania work? In short, paddles are purchased in order to gain entry to the event. The auctioneer displays and item and states the number of quarters needed to win the item. The guests who want to “bid” on the item put the specified number of quarters into the bucket on the table. A random numbered ball is pulled. The bidder holding the paddle with the same number wins the item. Those who purchased VIP paddles do not have to put quarters in the bucket – they are automatically “in” for every round.

There will be time for shopping in the vendor area before the bidding begins and during intermission between the two rounds.

The proceeds from this event will benefit the philanthropic work done by the Family Matters Club throughout the year. For information email clfmclub@aol.com or call 714-394-4885.

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