In Portland, school auctions are no joke. They are big productions and raise lots of money (over $100k for many schools) and the schools depend greatly on the dollars raised.
And.....they are run by volunteer parents.
Many schools have this dialed in. My kids’ school was a little, shall we say, not so dialed in.
Last June in a moment of weakness, I ended up volunteering to help plan the auction that took place a few weeks ago in April. Little did I know that I would end up being the chair for it (still not sure how that happened).
Let me set the stage:Read More