Bidding will begin on Friday, February 19 at 1 PM!
Please enjoy browsing!
We’ve moved our silent auction that is usually part of Trivia Night to an online auction this year. We would love to have you join us. Proceeds from the auction will be used to cover staff costs at the farmers’ market and help us continue to be the Saturday morning place to be. Thank you for your continued support.
Welcome to the Winter Fun auction guide! I appreciate everyone’s willingness to support our local community during this challenging time. Although the usual trivia night wasn’t possible this year, we’ve planned a great Scavenger Hunt and this online auction as well. There’s a learning curve in all of this, so please be patient with us! (All the virtual meetings might have caused synapse delays.)
DeSoto Farmers’ Market was started in 2009 and continues to be a thriving program of Get Healthy DeSoto. Improving access to local products and goods was the original intention, and we continue to do this every Saturday, May through October from 8 am until noon. The pandemic has allowed us a new opportunity: provide consistent access when there is greater need and reduced availability. We are an essential part of the local economy, and the pandemic has highlighted the need to further expand our market.
The 2021 season will continue to be a challenge, and restrictions that existed during 2020 will likely continue for a while. As always, we will try to be flexible and anticipate hurdles and obstacles. In truth, it is the leadership of our board and steering committee that has helped us persevere. In addition to that, fabulous staff and volunteers make the market run smoothly. That and a bit of humor and treats, and the 2021 market season will knock your socks off!
The winter fundraiser has always been about one thing: fun! We’ve had game themes, Mardi Gras themes, and more. Silly games like Alive or Dead and Head or Tails has been a staple to try to stave off cabin fever. That is more important than ever now! In addition to being a fundraiser, we hope that it will be a chance to bring you a bit of joy or at least a smile to your face. Consider entering a team in the Scavenger Hunt and make sure you check out the auction. The Fund-a-Need items…let’s just say you should check those out too!
Thank you again, and enjoy the auction!
Special Thanks to…
The committee that oversees the winter fundraiser!
- Dawna Watkins
- Bryanna Alexander
- Kate Bigelow
- Devin Wymore