File puptcrit/puptcrit.0801, message 251

Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 11:43:31 -0800
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Margo Rose Fundraiser

Thanks for the explanation. Sounds like y'all know how to have fun out 
there in Connecticut. I really do think the kilts should be required. 
It would be fun to meet your guild next time I am in Connecticut 
visiting the In-laws. Not that I am looking to find an excuse to get 
out of their houses mind you....
On Jan 22, 2008, at 6:32 AM, Rolande Duprey wrote:

> Greg,
> A Scotch Auction is a timed auction in which participants each have a
> cup and some dimes (or pennies, nickels, whatever is required).  Each
> time you bid, you put a coin in the cup. As the bids go on, and the
> price increases, each bidder only spends a very small amount in
> comparison to the actual price. When the timer goes off, the most
> recent bidder gets the article.
> All coins are turned into the auction pot, so that the entire price is
> paid -- but is shared by the entire bidding population.
> Since the risk is small, and the return is possibly great, it's very
> thrifty.
> Kilts and bagpipes are optional.
> Rolande
> On Jan 21, 2008, at 4:52 PM, Greg Ballora wrote:
>> I probably can't participate in any way, but what is a scotch auction?
>> Do I have to wear a kilt? Play bagpipes to bid?
>> Greg Ballora (in California)
>> On Jan 21, 2008, at 11:09 AM, Rolande Duprey wrote:
>>> This coming Saturday, January 26th is the annual Margo Rose
>>> Scholarship Fundraiser organized by the Connecticut Guild of
>>> Puppetry.  Fran Brill is speaking about her career with Sesame
>>> Street.
>>> There will be refreshments, and a scotch auction.
>>>  Auction items include WPA marionettes from Ray Mount's collection.
>>> Also a silent auction for a trip to Sesame Street.
>>> The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. and end before 7:00 p.m.
>>> It's at the Curtis Cultural Center, 175 East Main Street,  Meriden,
>>> Connecticut.
>>> Each year CGP gives a scholarship to a promising puppeteer so that
>>> he/
>>> she can attend the O'Neil Center's Week of Puppetry in June.
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