Thursday June 30, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM CDT
Doors will open at 5:30pm for viewing of auction items & shopping at vendor booths. Bidding will begin at 6:45pm. Come early to socialize with your friends & enjoy some goodies!
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WhereSioux Falls VFW 3601 S. Minnesota Ave
Behind the Dollar Tree on 41st and Minnesota
Sioux Falls, SD 57105 Driving Directions
Will you be the next Quarter Craze Queen?
The guest who brings the most NEW guests (never having attended a previous Quarter Craze), will be crowned the Quarter Craze Queen of the Night.
What does the Queen receive? (besides the much coveted honor you mean?)
How about an ALL-IN PADDLE?
That's right, the Queen of the Night will be bidding all night for *FREE!!!
Simply register your guests with your group and put NEW behind their name!
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Happy Anniversary Quarter Craze
The first South Dakota Quarter Craze was held in Sioux Falls on June 11th, 2010. It wasn't easy trying to explain this new concept to skeptical vendors and confused participants, but we knew that once they experienced it, they would love it! Boy were we right! One year, 7 Sioux Falls events, 6 in Brookings, 2 in Watertown and a wildly successful debut in Madison later, we are still going strong.
Help us celebrate our First Anniversary at our next Quarter Craze event scheduled for Thursday, June 30th. This event will be held VFW Building in Sioux Falls. Very easy to find behind the Dollar Tree on 41st Street and Minnesota Ave.
We look forward to celebrating with friends, cake and a few surprises along the way. Of course, there will still be wonderful auction items, a dinner for purchase, and our fabulous vendors to help you with your summer wedding and birthday purchases!
Doors will open at 5:30pm for previewing of the auction items and shopping at vendor booths. Announcement/reminders will start at 6:30pm, with bidding beginning at 6:45pm.
A meal will be available for purchase.
Don't wait! You save money by pre-registering! Tickets will be $3.00 for those who pre-register using our easy online process. Remaining tickets will be sold for $4.00 at the door on the day of the event.
Make it your mission to bring at least 3 NEW people to Quarter Craze and encourage them to bring their friends!
We enourage you to pre-register at the link below and plans to attend the Sioux Falls Quarter Craze .
So, what exactly IS Quarter Craze?
FUN events where you can win fabulous new items from up to 20 companies, have a great time, AND donate to a great cause!
A Quarter Auction is a cross between a raffle and an auction. It's also a mix between a charity fundraiser and a direct sales vendor event. You purchase a ticket which gets you a seat during the event and gets you a numbered bidding paddle. Your paddle will have a corresponding numbered chip that will go into the drawing basket. Home-based business people put up items for "auction." Those items are on display for an hour before the event begins. When the auction starts, the emcee will hold up the item, give a brief description of it, and tell how many quarters it costs to bid. The bids ONLY COST between $0.25-0.75 total for any item!!!! You need to bring a roll or two (or more) of quarters. If you're interested in a chance to win that item, you'll put the required number of quarters in the bowl at your table and hold up your bidding paddle. For example, if an item valued at $15 is offered it would require a .25 bid. If you want it, you toss a quarter into the bowl and raise your paddle. The volunteers from the charity-of-the-month sweep through the crowd to collect the quarters and the emcee then draws numbers to find a winner. If your number is drawn, you win that item for only a quarter! If you didn't bid and your number is called, you call out "no bid!" and numbers continue to be drawn to find a winner. You can also buy a second (or third) paddle and double or triple bid to increase your odds. It sounds potentially complicated if you haven't been to one before but once you're there and see it in action, it makes sense and it's a blast!
The fundraising comes from sales of the tickets and from money raised from one auction item per vendor. The money raised at each event will benefit a local charitable organization or student group.
Fundraising applications are available to any local non-profit organization or student group. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest and/or continued support of the Quarter Craze events! We've had 16 great events in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Watertown Madison and we continue to expand. We have been so pleased with the response that we've gotten, and we hope to continue our events on a regular basis throughout 2011. We are always happy to add other local vendors into our rotation system, and we consider all local non-profit groups & student organizations to be benefactors for our events. If you would like additional information about Quarter Craze, or if you have any other questions about our events, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Candy Molyneux, Quarter Craze organizer