Catamount Benefit Auction

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catamountST. JOHNSBURY- Local businesses will be giving back to the community through donations and items during the 29th annual Catamount Arts benefit auction.



 There have already been 350 pieces donated which is more than Catamount had expected, meaning that as early as tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m., the silent auction will be starting.


The main live auction will take place on Saturday at 7:00 p.m., and will cost $25 for the entry fee and bidder number.  Not everyone comes for the live auction, some just come for the silent one.


"It gets very crowded in here and so for the silent auction, if you want to check your bids, sometimes you can't get to the table," said Catamount Employee Martin Bryan. "So I think those people will come early, do their bidding, and then come for the party, because that's also a lot of fun."


Also, there will be a "Buy-It-Now" section of the silent auction that will also open tomorrow, which will include items that people will be able to go in and purchase at a flat rate.


Some of the items that will be auctioned away include sports tickets to teams like the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Bruins, a voucher for a three credit course at Lyndon State College, one of a kind paintings and hand knitted articles of clothing.  Also, gift cards will be auctioned away.


"The Catamount makes us unique and it does a lot for local artists, it brings a lot of people into this town from far away when they show their films," said Erin Papin, a Catamount supporter and owner of Dylan's Cafe.  "It's just a good thing to celebrate for our town."


All of the proceeds go right back into the Catamount Arts general fund.