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Old 09-09-2006, 07:31 PM   #1
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Another name for Chinese Auction???

Does anyone know another name for a Chinese Auction. Our school is having one and we can't call it Chinese Auction because it is no longer politically correct. Thanks! For those that don't call it chinese auction it is the auction wher eyou have a bunch of prizes and bags in front and you put a ticket in each bag that you want a chance at winning something....
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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My kid's elementary school always had one as a fund raiser in the spring.....hence the name "Spring Fling".....

I have heard them called "tricky tray" also


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Old 09-09-2006, 07:37 PM   #3
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We call them lucky number auctions since the lucky number get drawn to win.

I go to the Zonta Clubs auction every year and it is called the Lucky Number dinner.
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:44 PM   #4
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we always called it silent auction
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:49 PM   #5
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When DS was in private school we called it the "Chance Room". The chance room had the tickets that you dropped in the bags, then we had a luncheon with a fashion show and separate silent auction where people wrote their bids on bid sheets for each item. The kids loved the chance room because most of those items were more kid friendly and they could choose which items to try for. The luncheon wasn't a kid oriented thing - it was strictly moms & grandmas.

We sold the tickets for $1 each, and the items for the chance room were valued at less than $50. Items higher than $50 value went in the regular silent auction with a minimum opening bid of 25% of the item value.
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:36 PM   #6
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:55 PM   #7
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We call it a basket auction.
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:25 PM   #8
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They're also known as Theme Tray Auctions here.
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:30 PM   #9
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I've heard them referred to as silent auctions and penny sales.
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:33 PM   #10
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:04 PM   #11
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We call them tricky trays here.
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:06 PM   #12
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We also call them "Tricky Trays". Good luck with your planning and good for you for being PC.

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Old 09-09-2006, 11:10 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Blueeyes101817
we always called it silent auction
thats what we call it.
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:13 PM   #14
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Another vote for silent auction.
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:15 PM   #15
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