Call to Alms – helping in our local Community
Every year St Vincent de Paul – Coolum holds its major fund-raising drive – the Annual Cent Auction.
Almost every business in Coolum, and many from surrounding areas contribute prizes, services and vouchers to enable St Vinnies in their endeavours to assist individuals and families in need.
All of the funds raised at this event will be used locally in and around the Coolum area, and businesses could be helping some of their own customers to get back on their feet after facing hardship and heavy financial burdens in these sometimes troubled times.
St Peter's Catholic Church, Coolum, is the venue for the Annual Cent Auction, which has taken place there for over 20 years.
The Cent Auction has become a huge and very popular community event. It involves a fun morning, and everyone who attends has the chance of winning one or more of the many prizes on offer, including kitchenware, gardening equipment, home decorating, craft, fashion, cosmetics, giftware, toys, valuable vouchers, and much, much more. Thousands of $$$$ worth of goods, vouchers and prizes.
For a small entrance fee ($2.50) anyone can come along and enjoy morning tea.... then to participate, auction tickets are available for just $1 per sheet. You can then choose the prizes you would prefer to win – there are around 200 – and drop your numbered tickets into the relevant containers.
Having fun, winning some fabulous prizes, and knowing that you are helping your local community, is all part of the attraction.
This year the response to requests for donations have been both numerous and generous. In these hard times when both businesses and their customers can find it difficult to make ends meet, the community spirit is obviously alive and well, and the Coolum community remains very much connected and supportive.
The annual 4-prize raffle will also be drawn at the Cent Auction – more fabulous prizes to be won, as per the attached. The prize pool includes a large framed painting by widely acclaimed artist Pam Walpole; a 42 inch LG Plasma television and a Webber Barbecue.
St Vincent de Paul – Coolum Annual Cent Auction
Doors open 8.30am, auction begins at 10am
Monday 2nd of June 2014
St Peter's Catholic Church
Elizabeth St., Coolum Beach.
St Peter's Catholic Church, Coolum Beach
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