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Third Annual Silent Auction & Market – Commerce


The SRSC ballroom came alive at the 2015 Silent Auction & Market, benefiting the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum. More than 275 attendees bid on the 300-plus auction items. More than 300 Items Were Available for Bid Last Year. Photo: Wyman Williams

April 5, 2016 (COMMERCE, TEXAS) – The Board of Directors of the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum is pleased to announce the third annual Silent Auction & Market, to be held Monday, April 25, 2016, in the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce. The bidding will begin at 6:00 pm and close at 8:00 pm.

Guests at the auction will find all kinds of items for bidding while enjoying a fun and festive evening out with friends and neighbors. Items will include floral arrangements, furniture, home accents, original paintings and artwork, collector’s items, holiday décor, and jewelry as well as unique experience packages, and much, much more. At the 2015 event, more than 300 items were available for bid.

Also, an assortment of baked goods and other culinary delights will be available for purchase at the Market. Checks, cash and credit cards will all be accepted.
“Our most ambitious fundraiser to date, the Silent Auction & Market generates monies that directly impact the children in our region by supporting one of our community’s greatest treasures. In 2015, more than 25,000 people, from all around Texas and beyond, visited the Museum,” said Board President Beckey Thompson.

Northeast Texas Children’s Museum, Commerce Chamber of Commerce, and board member have tickets available now for just a $5 donation. Youn can purchase at the door too. Children are welcome, and those 12 years old or younger will be admitted free of charge. There will be refreshments served.

Raffle tickets are also on sale for $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. This year’s prizes are Masterbuilt Electric Smoker – Donated by Commerce Veterinary Clinic; 43″ Insignia LED HD Television – Donated by Cypress Bank; and an authentic, never-used Louis Vuitton Handbag – Donated by Plano Pawn Shop.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum and will directly impact the lives of its young visitors. Each day at the Museum, hands-on, creative play inspires our youth to discover their place in the world in which they live. Because of the generosity of our community, even more, innovative experiences to foster curiosity and ingenuity can be provided.

Call 903.886.6055 for more information, or if you would like to donate an item for the auction.

NW Corner Culver and Highway 50, Commerce, Texas 75428.
Telephone: (903) 886-6055 or (903) 456-4789
Sharline Freeman, Executive Director
Northeast Texas Children’s Museum