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Silent auction raises funds for North Bend's Festival at Mount Si
The Festival at Mount Si is funded solely through donations and run by an all-volunteer committee.
One of its biggest fundraisers is the annual festival silent auction. Many local and regional businesses and merchants donate quality items for auction, which runs 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the festival grounds.
Hundreds of items are donated, from gifts at local fitness gyms, restaurants and coffee stands, and the North Bend Theater, to big regional businesses such as Ivar’s restaurant, the Seattle Underground Tour and Woodland Park Zoo.
Once bidding closes at 6 p.m., items go to the highest bidder by 7 p.m. If the first bidder can’t be found, the next-highest gets to take home the goods. Items have a minimum bid, and the minimum raise is $1. There is also a buyout amount.
To donate an item to the auction, download the donation form at www.festivalatmtsi.org.