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Auction!!
You can use this section to keep track of your bids. Note which items
have been declared Winning Bids. The total of your Winning Bids will
equal the amount to UUFG.
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2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
Getting your Bidding Number
When you arrive, you will be greeted at the door. Here you receive
your numbered auction paddle that will allow you to place bids. You
will be asked to sign in and provide contact information, and then you
can proceed to the Sanctuary and visit Kate Walker at our beverage
station.
The Silent Auction
When you enter the Sanctuary you are urged to peruse the tables
holding the items offered in the Silent Auction. Once you find the items
on which you wish to bid, locate the accompanying bid sheet and place
your bid and identify yourself with your bidding number, which is
located on your auction paddle (and you can write on the previous
page). As you mingle and chat with other members, perhaps visiting the
bar again, keep your eye on “your” items. If you’ve been outbid you
may wish to surreptitiously bump your bid. Please remember that the
highest bid (or in some cases bids) wins at the time the silent auction
closes. So keep listening to the announcements and keep an eye on the
items you really must have. The final bidding can be fast and furious and
that’s all part of the fun!
The Live Auction
The Live Auction will be a fun, fast and furious way to bid for great items
and raise lots of money for the Fellowship. Auctioneer Deborah
McEdward will describe the item, and then the bidding begins! Hold up
your number and holler out your bid. If it is a per person item, use your
other hand to hold up the number of spaces you are wanting. The
auctioneer’s helpers will keep track and encourage the bidding. Go
ahead, bid again. You don’t want to miss out on a spot at our amazing
food and fellowship offerings!
Setting the Date
Please read the donated item carefully. Some events have a pre-set
date and others need to be arranged. It is the responsibility of the
winning bidders in many cases to arrange the date of the event.
April 23: Annual Service Auction
Per Seat Items
Many items, including all dinner parties, will be auctioned on a per-seat
basis. The Auctioneer will announce the item and ask all willing to pay
the minimum bid to stand and indicate how many seats they wish to
purchase by holding up that number of fingers. The Auctioneer will
then raise the price in appropriate increments; bidders not willing to
pay the higher price will sit down. Bidding will stop when the number of
fingers raised equals the number of seats available.
Keeping Track
How do you keep track of what you bid on? There is a handy listing
space on the first page where you can make notes. You can also use the
boxes next to each item to make a note of which items interest you.
 201S CHALICE PENDANT/EARRINGS
Have your own unique UU jewelry! …
So put your name on the front of the catalog and make sure to hold on
to it; it will be the repository of all your Auction info. For parties, check
with the hosts for directions and other pertinent info.
Checking Out
When the gavel comes down on the last item up for bid the work begins
for the Auction Accounting Staff. Every item up for bid has been logged
on the high bidders account during the auction. You will check out at
the table at which you checked in. Then the Accounting Staff will
present each bidder with a sheet detailing the items purchased and the
amount bid with a total. Accounts can be paid in cash or by check made
out to UUFG (UU Fellowship of Gainesville). Due to excessive fees, no
credit cards will be accepted. Once you’ve paid you are free to take your
treasures home.
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
Kids’ “Silent” Auction!!
Children's auction starts at 5:30 in Classroom Three
Dinner following in Common Room
Fun activities inside or out
Movie Time
Auction
Parents may accompany children to help with bidding or set their little
ones free with piggy bank in hand! The close of the children's auction
will be announced in the Sanctuary so parents can peruse what the little
ones have bid on ... because if your child can't pay up well … then it will
be added to your tab, yikes! Alternatively the items may be so neat that
parents will be tempted to add to the bid of the kid!
Dinner
Following the children's silent auction the children will proceed to the
Common Room for dinner.
Activity and Movie
A choice of indoor and outdoor activities will follow and finally a movie.
Have your kids wear comfy clothes and consider sending them with a
pillow, sleeping bag and/or blanket so they can be comfy during the
movie.
All this is included in the ticket price and supervised by our own
talented Joann Mossa and her assistants.
April 23: Annual Service Auction
Silent Auction: begins at 5:30
Relax and sip Kate Walker's "April in Paris Can-Can" cocktail as you
munch on hors d'œuvres and stroll through the bounty of silent auction
donations from our generous congregants and local businesses. Don't
forget your paddle number!!
Arrivé à Paris
 101S FIVE HOURS OF BABYSITTING
Need a break from the kids? Carol Willis will provide 5 hours of caring,
responsible babysitting in your home. Don't have young children?
Purchase this as a gift for someone who does!
Minimum bid $20.00. Carol Willis, 352/376-7074
 102S AIRPORT SHUTTLE
Vic and Martha Harrell save you time and money with your air travel
logistics to/from Gainesville Regional Airport! They offer the
convenience of picking you up at your home, taking you to the airport,
and bringing you back upon your return. If you usually park at the
airport, you'll save this expense as well! Date and time arrangements
to be made with the winning bidders. There are two of these round-trip
shuttle service trips up for auction.
Minimum bid $15.00. Vic and Martha Harrell, 352/224-5095
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
Visit the Artisans at Montmartre
 201S CHALICE PENDANT/EARRINGS
Have your own unique UU jewelry! Jiri Lonsky offers a lovely set of
chalice pendant and earrings. Valued at $40.
Minimum bid $12.00.
 202S KEY TO HAPPINESS QUILTED WALL HANGING
Commemorating the inspirational words of Rev. Forrest Church, this
lusciously embroidered quilted wall hanging extols the mantra, "Want
what you have, do what you can, be who you are." Enjoy its beauty, be
uplifted by Rev. Church's good counsel. A Beverly Hilton original.
Minimum bid $100.00.
 203S COLOR YOUR WORLD
Marion Hylton offers this gorgeous, NEVER
USED set of 120 Prismacolor colored pencils.
They're almost too pretty to use! Think of the
wonderful hours of creative expression you'll
have with these high-quality artists' pencils.
Starting bid is just $40 for this $100 value.
Starting bid $40.00. Marion Hylton, 352/
 204S TREASURES FROM THE SEA
Magnificent shells, weathered rocks, driftwood, fossilized sharks' teeth
and more, tastefully arranged.
Minimum bid $10.00.
April 23: Annual Service Auction
 205S HAND CROCHETED AFGHAN.
Minimum bid $10.00.
TURN OF THE CENTURY COLLECTIBLE JEWELRY, APPRAISED BY MONICA
FOWLER OF DELECTABLE COLLECTABLES
 206S Enamel crescent pin (2”) – American
circa 1890. Valued at $25.
Minimum bid $10.00.
 207S Victorian gold crescent pin (3/4”)
circa 1905. Valued at $50.
Minimum bid $10.00.
 208S 10 carat gold Edwardian bar broach
with blue zircon (1’) circa 1910. Valued at
$70.
Minimum bid $15.00.
 209S Silver plated art deco lavaliere with
faux gems, paper clip link chain (1.5”) circa
1915. Valued at $60.
Minimum bid $15.00.
 210S Italian glass mosaic violin, pine with
brass mounting (1.5”) circa World War 1.
Valued at $30.
Minimum bid $10.00.
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
 211S JOSHUA BELL POSTER AND CD
Framed and signed poster copy of violinist
Joshua Bell after a recent performance at the
Philips Center, and it includes a CD. Jean
LeMire writes: I purchased this recently at a
silent auction event to raise money for the
performing arts.” Valued at $200 Poster size:
33” x 24”.
Minimum bid $30.00.
 212S FELLOWSHIP FOUNTAIN
Cindy Capehart offers this beautiful, framed oil painting of the fountain
in the courtyard at the UUFG. Size: 12" x 16", painted on stretched
canvas. Valued at $190.
Minimum bid $100.00.
 213S FABRIC ART MOLA
Frances Fowler donates this lovely mola handcrafted by the Cuna
Indians of the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panama.
Minimum bid $35.00.
 214S GIFTS OF AVALON CERTIFICATE
The Gifts of Avalon store here in Gainesville
(www.avalonbeadstore.com) has more than just an amazing assortment
of beads. You’ll also find craft tools, metals, stringing materials,
instruction classes - in short, everything you need to create your own
designs. They even offer classes to help you learn the basics! This
certificate has a $20 retail value.
Minimum bid $10.00. The Gifts of Avalon
April 23: Annual Service Auction
 215S HORSE AND PLANET PAPER ART
Framed Paper cutout of a horse and planet;
Size: 15”x19”. Jean writes: “I watched this
being cut from one piece of paper at a craft
show many years ago in Massachusetts.
Very interesting artwork.”
Minimum bid $10.00.
 216S HAND-CRAFTED CERAMIC VASE
Local artist Jiri Lonsky created this beautiful ceramic vase and with a
fern leaf design, decorated with black slip and color glazes. Valued at
$200.
Minimum bid $60.00.
JEWELRY FROM MM STUDIOS, HANDCRAFTED BY MARY MARGARET ANDREW
 217S Earrings: Sterling silver ear wires and
decorative hammered coils. hammered
copper dangles, green Aventurine beads.
Minimum bid $20.00.
 218S Earrings: Three fused and hammered
Argentium (non-tarnish) sterling silver circles,
Argentium sterling silver ear wires.
Minimum bid $30.00.
 219S Lariat Style Necklace: California
beach glass pendant, Crescent beach shell,
fresh water pearls, sterling silver chain and
wires, fine silver fused and hammered circles.
Minimum bid $40.00.
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
 220S CLASSICAL PIANO AND ART SONGS BY HENNIE MONKHORST DALTON
A new selection of classical piano music and art songs by Hennie
Monkhorst Dalton recorded by her son in 2010. Composers: J.S.Bach,
F.Schubert, F.Liszt, R.Schumann, C. Schumann, J.Brahms, F.Chopin, G.
Fauré, M. Duparc, R.Hahn and C.Debussy. Text and translations
included. As many copies available as needed.
Minimum bid $10.00 each.
 221S WONDERS OF NATURE
Treasures from Florida's shores. An array of magnificent weathered
rocks shaped by the waves over thousands of years.
Minimum bid $10.00.
 222S HANDMADE BABY AFGHAN
Pat Caren has newly crocheted this very warm and soft afghan for a
special child. Made from gray acrylic, it measures approximately
30”x30” in size. It’s both machine washable and dryable.
Minimum bid $30.00.
April 23: Annual Service Auction
Stroll Around At Rue Cler Market
 301S COOKIE CAVALCADE!
Treat yourself to decadent homemade goodness bi-monthly! Debby Jo
Malickson will deliver three dozen cookies to you at UUFG on the
second Sunday of month in June, August, October, December, and
February. That’s 216 delicious cookies in all! The first batch of cookies
will be baked and ready for you the night of the auction!
Minimum bid $30.00. Debby Jo Malickson, 352/373-1028
 302S HEALTHY, TASTY AND NUTRITIOUS OAT BRAN APPLE-CINNAMON
MUFFINS
One dozen freshly-made muffins containing oat bran, chopped apples
and walnuts, apple juice concentrate, currants, evaporated skim milk,
cinnamon, vanilla and egg whites.
Minimum bid $10.00. Paul and Doris Hargrave, 352/377-0948
 303S FRESH FLORIDA CITRUS
Pick your own citrus fruit! Bring your family (parents plus kids or two
adults) to pick homegrown (and delicious) oranges, fresh from the trees.
Pick up to 50 pounds of fruit per family. Location--Earleton on Lake
Santa Fe, about a 30 minute drive from UUFG. Available JanuaryFebruary 2012 ...barring freezing weather. Date and time to be
mutually arranged. There are two of these fruit picking excursions up for
auction.
Minimum bid $15.00/excursion. Ginny Bird, 352/468-1297
 304S MORNING EYE-OPENER!
This coffee gift basket from Sweetwater Roasters here in Gainesville will
get you going morning after morning! It included 3lbs of assorted
coffee, and a cute mug to drink it from. A $40 retail value.
Minimum bid $15.00. Sweetwater Roasters
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
Along Les Champs-Élysées
 401S KONICA TC-X SLR
35mm film camera made in 1983. It comes
with a camera bag and other items. If you
like film photography, this is a wonderful
camera.
Minimum bid $20.00.
 402S THE REEBOK CORE BOARD
Improve power, balance and strength. Firm muscles. Increase
cardiovascular and athletic conditioning. Do single leg hip hinges,
simulated skate drills and more. An original $140 value.
Minimum bid $15.00.
 403S WOOD AND METAL WINE RACK
Holds 16 sixteen bottles of wine. Size
18”x19”.
Minimum bid $10.00.
April 23: Annual Service Auction
 404S $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE
A certificate good for $20 at your UUFG BookStore.
Minimum bid $10.00. UUFG Bookstore
 405S CAT HIGHBALL GLASSES
4 glasses with a cat motif; gold rimmed,
highball size.
Minimum bid $10.00.
 406S LIVE FLORIDA TREES
These four potted trees will look great in any yard! There are two
Florida Red Cedars (which make excellent live Christmas trees), a pink
crepe myrtle, and a magnolia.
Minimum bid $10.00 each. Mack Tyner, 352/375-4394
 407S THEATER MUSIC IN YOUR HOME!
Add the wonder of organ music to your home
with this Gulbransen Theatrum Model 3218W
organ, made circa 1973. It’s beautiful,
includes a sturdy bench, and plays well
outside of one or two keys that stick slightly.
It also comes with all the original manuals
and information. Sold as-is, and the winning
bidder must arrange pickup and delivery. It’s
heavy, and will take 4 or 5 strong bodies to
move. Similar organs sell on Ebay for $100$300.
Minimum bid $75.00. Carolyn McCoy, 352/372-6156
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
 408S CLASS PICTURES BY DAWOUD BEY
This book contains brilliant photographs of a
diverse selection of American high school
students accompanied by poignant personal
essays. A must-see and a must-read.
Publishers price $45.
Minimum bid $15.00. UUFG Bookstore
 409S FISHING FOR MORE
Head out to your favorite lake or river with this Shakespeare fishing rod
and reel combo. (Model LX 2000, 6.0 ft. 1.80M, Action: Medium 8-17 lb.
line with graphite construction). This rod and reel has never been used,
but it is a 1995 product.
Minimum bid $15.00.
 410S ETCHED GLASSES
A set of four 9 oz. etched crystal glasses.
Minimum bid $16.00 for set.
 411S LIGHT YOUR GREEN WAY
Brighten your garden with these never-used garden lights!
Minimum bid $10.00.
 412S NEW LIFE FOR YOUR RECORD COLLECTION!
This Sony Stereo turntable system (model PSLX56) is unopened and in the original box.
Included is a sampling of records from the
’60s – ‘80s. Almost 30 in all!
Minimum bid $15.00.
April 23: Annual Service Auction
 413S AB ROLLER
Develop rock hard abs, core, back and lower body. Perform crunches,
side rolls, leg lifts, tummy tucks, sit-ups and more.
Minimum bid $10.00.
 414S UNIQUE 4-DRAWER CD CABINET
Patricia Benner donates this new (still with
box) 4 drawer CD Rack. Measuring just over
2-1/2 feet tall, this dark wood cabinet comes
with four colorfully painted drawers. Colors
include brilliant reds, greens, pinks, blues,
and yellows. Must be seen to be truly
appreciated! Dimensions 79.30 x 28 x 29.2
cm. Made in India. Purchase price $140.
Minimum bid $40.00.
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
An Afternoon in the Louvre
 501S HOW WILL YOU LOOK IN AN OLD FRAME?
A new, beveled, plate glass mirror was made to fit in a sturdy dark oak
frame 21" x 16 1/4". The frame, a heirloom, originally held a poster
from Civil War time and appears to have been made then. Good for that
last look before you go out the door.
Minimum bid $25.00.
 502S ENGLISH ELEGANCE
This elegant Wedgwood dish from England
will look beautiful anywhere in your home. A
perfect place to stash away tiny treasures!
Opening bid is $10 for this lovely piece.
Minimum bid $10.00.
 503S BRASS FIREPLACE FENDER
Brighten up your fireplace with this decorative fender, circa late 1800's
that has been in Lee Wiegand's family since the 1940’s. It's in a classic
style - similar fenders on e-bay sell for as much as $200 and above. It
has the original patina finish and makes a handsome finishing touch to a
hearth.
Minimum bid $100.00.
 504S FOR YOUR FAVORITE CHILD
Jean LeMire donates four unframed 11x14 color lithographs from
Disney's "Lady and the Tramp." The bidding on this set begins at $15.
Minimum bid $15.00.
April 23: Annual Service Auction
 505S GREEK CLASSIC
This classical black and gold decorated dish is
a bargain with an opening bid of only $10.
Take home a little piece of Greece!
Minimum bid $10.00.
 506S FLAMING JUNO PRINT
Double matted and elegantly framed in a 19”
square tortoiseshell frame. This very colorful
print is a copy of the classic picture, “Flaming
Juno”; full of vibrant oranges and red.
Minimum bid $15.00.
 507S INCENSE BURNER
A brass incense burner with cone incense is donated by Mignon Craig.
Minimum bid $10.00.
 508S SIBERIAN IBEX CARVING
Marion and Rick Hylton offer this hand-carved
statue of the regal ibex from Siberia.
Minimum bid $15.00.
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
 509S WOMAN/FOX PRINT
Double matted and framed; dimensions are
15” x 18”. Wonderful print of a woman and
fox.
Minimum bid $15.00.
 510S ECUADORIAN WALKER STATUE
If this traveling fellow could talk, he'd have
stories to tell of the places he's seen! Rick
and Marion Hylton offer this hand-carved
Ecuadoran statue for a starting bid of only
$20.
Minimum bid $20.00.
 511S ECUADORIAN STONE FIGURE PRINT
Taken from an exhibit in Washington, D.C.,
called “Ecuador Regains Its Past”. 12”x24” in
a clear plastic frame.
Minimum bid $15.00.
April 23: Annual Service Auction
 512S MAYAN BOOKENDS
Your books would appreciate these solid
brass Mayan-motif bookends! Rick and
Marion Hylton offer these useful and lovely
items for a starting bid of only $15.
Minimum bid $15.00.
 513S BOTANICAL PRINTS
Grace Wagner has donated two lovely framed and matted botanical
prints. Each frame measures 14x16. The two prints will be auctioned
separately and the opening bid for each print is $10.
Minimum bid $10.00 each.
 514S CARVED KIWI
This adorable hand-carved New Zealand kiwi
bird is a reminder of one of the most
beautiful places on earth. It wants to go
home with you! This lovely piece donated by
Rick and Marion Hylton has an opening bid of
$10.
Minimum bid $10.00.
 515S RIVERBANK WATERCOLOR
This is a wonderfully calming piece of art to
hang on your wall. Watercolor of water &
riverbank; Size: 14”x14”.
Minimum bid $15.00.
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
 516S FLORIDA SPRING POSTER
Framed poster by artist Margaret Tolbert of a painting of a Florida
spring. Size: 36”x24”.
Minimum bid $15.00.
 517S ZEBRA WOOD BOX
Rick and Marion Hylton offer this intriguing
hand-worked trinket/jewelry box created
from zebra wood.
Minimum bid $10.00.
 518S MODERN GATOR PRINT
Arty print of a gator, this is a wonderfully
colorful print which brightens up any room.
Size 22”x36”.
Minimum bid $15.00.
 519S GLASS DISPLAY CASES
Two glass shelf display cases framed in gold
metal which can either be hung on the wall or
set on a table (for less dusting of collectibles).
Minimum bid $30.00 each.
April 23: Annual Service Auction
 520S “FERRARO FOR VICE PRESIDENT” CAMPAIGN POSTER
Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman candidate for Vice President in a
major political party. Her recent death brought to mind her historic run
with Walter Mondale in 1984. Remember the moment with this framed
campaign poster. Jean LeMire donates this piece of history.
Minimum bid $10.00.
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
Get Your Paddle Ready,
Get Set To Stand And
Go Bid Live!!!
Live Auction Now Begins Below:
Along the Seine
 601L GROUP PADDLE OF SANTA FE RIVER
Spend a lazy half-day drifting the beautiful
spring-fed Santa Fe River between iridescent
Blue Springs and Lilly Springs (home of
"Naked Ed"). Steve and Carolyn Baker will
provide the canoes, kayaks and other
equipment and guide this spectacular journey for 8 people.
Starting bid $80.00, 8 person limit. Steve & Carolyn Baker, 386/4542836
April 23: Annual Service Auction
 602L ROCK CREEK RETREAT!
We invite you to visit our North Carolina Mountain, riverfront vacation
cabin just outside Black Mountain, tucked away in the Blue Ridge
Mountains. Rock Creek Retreat is the perfect place to leave the world
behind and enjoy a secluded natural paradise offering the ultimate in
privacy, yet located only minutes from popular Western North Carolina
Mountain locations and activities.
The river winds its way down the mountain through the lush green of
rhododendron, dogwood, spruce, and pine that landscapes the 2 1/2
acre property. The house is completely supplied with all the comforts of
home. We will also pay for the housekeeping after your stay. Our
house comfortably sleeps 8, so you may want to have a family reunion
or gather a group of friends for a getaway. Here is our website:
www.RockCreekRetreat.com. This vacation is a 3-night, 4-day stay,
subject to availability for the next year, excluding holidays and the
month of October.
Starting bid $400.00. Debbie Miller, 352/373-9291
 603L HIT THE HISTORIC ROAD
Take a walking tour of the oldest inland town in Florida with a docent
from the Micanopy Historical Museum. Enjoy complimentary coffee at
Coffee and Cream, find out where to see the town's most famous ghost
(if she shows herself), where the film "Doc Hollywood" was filmed, see
where the advice "Life is short, eat dessert first" is posted (you might be
surprised!), visit the new Indian mound park, see where the railroad
ran, where Florida Southern College originated, plus enjoy a tour of the
Micanopy Historical Museum and also birds and nature as we walk.
Date: TBD with the winning bidders and Al Tweedy. Wear comfortable
shoes and cool clothing.
Starting bid $ 15.00/person, 8 person limit. Al Tweedy & Marilyn
Kershner, 352/466-3735
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
At the Louvre
 701L A SUMMER DAY - ST JOHN'S RIVER
Georgia Bertcher offers one of her original oil paintings, framed in
driftwood and titled "A Summer Day - St John's River." Own this
beautiful piece of "the Real Florida."
Starting bid $100.00.
 702L THE HAND OF GOD REPRODUCTION
Mignon Craig donated an authorized reproduction statue of Rodin's
"The Hand of God." This 7" piece was created from the original in 1965.
Starting bid $50.00.
April 23: Annual Service Auction
Food and Fellowship
 801L BEER TASTING EXTRAVAGANZA
Enjoy and compare European ales and stouts with American
microbrews. One time only, Friday June 3, 2011.
Starting bid $15.00/person, 15 person limit. Paul and Doris Hargrave,
352/377-0948
 802L THE FINE ART OF DINING
Set sail for an evening of scrumptious food and art! Janet will prepare a
five course French dinner at her home, and host a discussion featuring
her “fine art.” The dinner date will be set by the winning bidders and
Janet, preferably in June 2011.
Starting bid $15.00/person, 8 person limit. Janet Davies, 352/562-3540
 803L BAGEL BONANZA
Gainesville’s own Bagel Bakery is offering up 13 weeks of bagel noshing
joy for you and yours – a dozen bagels each week for 13 weeks on a gift
certificate! There are four gift certificates available, so you can bid on
as many as 52 weeks of bagels! (Total value of all four certificates $540)
Starting bid $50.00/certificate. The Bagel Bakery
 804L HORS D’ŒUVRES, CHAMPAGNE, POETRY, AND JAZZ
Join Fellowship members Jeff Dunn & David Etherington for an
afternoon of food, drink, music, and entertainment! This event will be
held Sunday, October 23, 2011, and will feature the East End Jazz
Group. Contact Jan Tucci for event details.
Starting bid $25.00/person, 25 person limit. Contact Jan Tucci,
352/495-3218
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
 805L NEW YEAR'S DAY BRUNCH
Start out the new year with an elaborate brunch prepared by Joyce
Dewsbury and Ruth Lewis and served at their home on New Year's Day,
Sunday, January 1, 2012 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Featured will be Ruth's
famous asparagus, mushroom, sausage and egg casserole in both its
original version AND its vegetarian variation, Joyce's famous cinnamon
buns, and more.
Starting bid $20.00/person, 8 person limit. Joyce Dewsbury and Ruth
Lewis, 352/378-3883
 806L FOOD AND WINE TASTING
One night only! Join your friends at the Bentley home on Saturday,
February 4, 2012, for an evening to delight your taste buds. Relax and
enjoy the multi course food stylings of Anne West-Valle. As Anne
dazzles your taste buds, each course is served with carefully paired
wines selected by your Sommelier Maria Ohrn-Bentley.
Starting bid $40.00/person, 12 person limit. Maria Ohrn Bentley and
Anne West-Valle, 352/375-0198
 807L AUDACITY/AUDACIOUS WOMEN CONCERT WITH CHAMPAGNE,
CHOCOLATE AND HORS D’ŒUVRES
Beautiful singing, sparkling champagne and decadent hors d’œuvres:
what better way to prepare for Valentine’s Day? Don’t miss this chance
to hear our talented Audacity/Audacious Women perform an elegant
concert of a cappella music. Followed by a champagne reception
featuring a delicious array of treats. Romance and chocolate
guaranteed! Sunday, Feb 12, 2012, 3:30 PM, in the home of David
Etherington and Jeff Dunn in Micanopy.
Starting bid $20.00/person, 25 person limit. Contact Lisa Alcalá,
847/830-2788
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a time to worship
And the Grand Finale:
Have you ever wanted to tell the minister what to say? Well, now
is your chance!!
 901L A SERMON WITH TOPIC OF YOUR CHOOSING
Here’s your chance to get the sermon you’ve always wanted – or
wanted everyone else to hear! Pick a topic and date, and Reverend
Garmon will cover the subject. Value: Unlimited!
Starting bid $100.00. Rev. Meredith Garmon, 352/375-8531
any add ons?
Be sure to check on the 2011 April in Paris on the UUFG website for any
updates or additional offerings. There will be a printable addition page
of any late-breaking auction items available there by Friday, April 22, for
you to add to your auction booklet.
http://www.uufg.org/beloved-community/2011-service-auction.html
2011 UUFG April in Paris Auction
Tax Issues
Disclaimer (Information courtesy of Horizon UU Church of Carrolton, TX)
This is not tax advice, but just our understanding as to how the tax laws work,
and what steps we are taking to help you complete your tax return for next
year.
The following are just basic points of common sense-type guidance. If $10 is
given to the Fellowship in exchange for something worth $10, only one person
can deduct that $10.
The records you keep from tonight are the best records you will get. Any
money you spend at the “UUFG Service Auction” may not show up on your
statement of donations to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville
for the tax year 2011. Keep your booklet, your copy of items purchased and
your canceled check for next year’s tax time.
You cannot deduct, as a charitable contribution, any money you give to the
Fellowship IF you receive something of equal value FMV (“Fair Market Value”)
or greater in return.
For example: You purchase the Beer Tasting Extravaganza for $15/person. Since
you will eat and drink a full $15/person (if not more) worth of fun and beer,
you cannot deduct anything for the $15/person you gave to UUFG, since you
will have received (more than) your money’s worth.
However, if you pay more than FMV, you may deduct anything you give over
the FMV.
For example: The Food and Wine Tasting at the Bentley’s is listed as having a
$40/person FMV. Due to intense bidding, you pay $100/person (note: the
bidding could be intense!) It is our understanding that you can deduct the
$60/person over the FMV.
You may deduct what you spend hosting a party, up to the FMV.
For example: You host a party with a FMV of $10/person. 10 people bid and
pay $10 each to come to your party. You spend $100 on food and drink. If you
keep your receipts, it is our understanding of the tax laws that you may deduct
the $100 you spent.
In Short:
Put your name on your Auction Guide, keep it and your receipts. It is a good
idea to consult a tax specialist if you plan on deducting any portion of your
donation, either for the item itself or the amount you spend hosting a party.
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