2013-10-11 / Community Events

Spouses’, civilians’ club host silent auction during luncheon

Meredith Poldrack-Segrist
Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club

Join the Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club for the Make, Bake & Take silent auction and luncheon Nov. 13. All are welcome to attend, bid on a basket or two and get a jump ahead on their holiday shopping. The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gordon Club. Attendees can enjoy a pay-as-you-go lunch buffet, gift drawings and more.

“Make, Bake & Take is so much fun,” said Angela Kennedy, FGSCC president. “You can feel the excitement as you enter the room.”

Make, Bake & Take lets everyone in the FGSCC and Fort Gordon community show their creativity and participation in a silent auction. The concept is simple. Members create themed baskets or decorative jars filled with goodies and donate them for the auction. The donated items are auctioned off to the highest bidder. Proceeds from the silent auction benefit the scholarship and grant programs of the FGSCC.

Themes popular in years past include movie night, wine and cheese, homemade bread and decadent apples. For example, movie night might include movie tickets, popcorn and boxes of candy while decadent apples might include candied, caramel or chocolate-covered apples on a decorative platter.

“Everyone loves a silent auction, so Make, Bake & Take is one of our most popular events of the year,” said Kennedy. “People can get ahead on their holiday gift shopping while knowing they are giving back to the military community through our annual scholarship and grant program.”

Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club is an active part of the Fort Gordon community, leading community service projects, operating the Thrift Shop and providing volunteer opportunities, special events and activities.

A private nonprofit organization, FGSCC is not affiliated with Fort Gordon or the U.S. Army. Membership in the club is $15 annually and is open to anyone affiliated with Fort Gordon. For more information or to join, visit www.fgscc.com.

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