Children’s Museum of Northeast Texas to Host Sixth Annual Silent Auction and Market


Auctions return after three years

Commerce, Texas – The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the sixth annual Silent Auction and Market, to be held Monday, April 25, 2022, at the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University- Commerce. Auctions will start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. This year’s auction is of particular significance as it is the first time in three years that the auction has taken place live and in person.

Auction guests will find all kinds of items to bid on while enjoying a fun and festive evening with friends and neighbors. Items will include floral arrangements, furniture, home decor, original paintings and artwork, collectibles, holiday decor and jewelry as well as unique experience packages, and more Again. Although at the last auction over 300 items were available for auction, we can only hope that the response from museum supporters will continue at this level. This year’s event is chaired by Beckey Thompson, Becky Adams and Bonnie Hunter.

Additionally, an assortment of baked goods and other culinary delights will be available for purchase at the market. Market President Brenda Estes said, “The market will have such a variety of baked goods. We will have hot sauce, fried pies, sweets and snacks.

The market is sponsored by Charles Schwab, Greenville.

“Our most ambitious fundraiser yet, the silent auction and market generates funds that directly impact the children of our region by supporting one of our region’s greatest treasures,” said the Chairman of the Board, Stephanie Muller.

The SRSC Ballroom came to life at the 2018 Silent Auction and Market, benefiting the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum. Over 275 participants bid on over 300 auction items. (photo courtesy of Wyman Williams)

Tickets are available now for a $5 donation only and can be purchased at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum, online, from any board member or at the door. Raffle tickets are also on sale for $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. This year’s prizes are sponsored by Alliance Bank, Cypress Bank, Guaranty Bank & Trust and Inwood National Bank and consist of a $500 Visa gift card and two $250 Visa gift cards.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum and have a direct impact on the lives of its young visitors. Every day at the Museum, practical and creative games inspire our young people to discover their place in the world in which they live. Thanks to the generosity of our community, even more innovative experiences to stimulate curiosity and ingenuity can be offered.

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

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