Bargain Hunt Challenge and Art /Promises Auction
Our social committee has arranged an art and promises auction on 2nd June 2018. All profits will be split between St Michaels Church and a local charity.
Venue Best Western Hotel Uzes
The format of the day is proposed as follows:
- 12:00 Apero
- 12:30 Lunch
- 14:00 Auction
- 15:00 Ends
Cost 25 Euros including apero, 3 course lunch, wine and coffee.
Bargain Hunt Challenge
For those fans of the antiques programme Bargain Hunt we have our own challenge. We are reserving 20 lots for the challenge which is:
- To purchase anything over 50 years old from a brocante or vide grenier.
- Lots to cost 20-50€.
- Send details for it to be included in the auction to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The owner of the lot which makes the most profit will receive a bottle of bubbly.
We have many talented people in our congregation and amongst our friends who could offer valuable promises. Some initial thoughts:
- Artists – paint something
- Cooks – cook a dinner party for somebody or alternatively promise to bake a cake for a special occasion or cook something for the freezer
- Gardeners – promise up to x hours gardening
- Decorators – up to x hours’ worth of decoration
- Handymen – up to x hours’ worth of general property maintenance.
- Writers – write a short story specifically for a child’s Christmas or birthday present, mentioning the child and any pets
- Drivers – A promise to drive someone to and from Nimes, Marseilles or Montpellier airport – ideal for somebody going back to the UK for a reasonable time
- General – an offer to house-sit for somebody who has pets over here, who are going away on holiday and can’t take them
Jim Pearce who has agreed to run the auction will give some further information at our service on 4th March. In the meantime it would help us with our planning if you could let me know if :
- You could offer a promise to be auctioned.
- If you would like to attend the event and whether you would bring some friends.
We look forward to hearing from you,
St Michael’s Church Council.