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Quarter Auction Fundraiser-September 20, 2014

Quarter Auction Fundraiser

To Benefit the Ladies Auxiliary of Mill Creek Fire Company

Saturday, September 20, 2014        Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for preview

Auction begins at 7p.m.

$5 per paddle – All-In Paddles also available – limit 2 paddles per person

Cash Bar, 50/50, Snack bar

Come out for a night of fun, friends, prizes and a great time!

Large variety of auction items including – Disney Tickets, Longaberger, Vera Bradley, NY Bus tickets, Restaurant, Florist, car care, dry cleaning, and other various Gift Certificates, etc.

At least 100 auction items! 

Chambers Memorial Hall (old location of Mill Creek Fire Company)

3900 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808

 

What is a Quarter Auction?  Upon arrival you will purchase a numbered paddle.  Auction items will be on display and all items will have a bid price of 1, 2, 3 or 4 quarters based on their value.  The auctioneer will give a description of each item as it is up for bid.  If interested, place the required number of quarters bid in the container provided and hold up a numbered paddle.  When all bids are collected the auctioneer will draw a number.  If the number on a raised paddle matches the number drawn than that person wins the item.  If the auctioneer draws a number of a paddle that is not raised, another will be drawn until there is a winner.  Bid increments: 1 Quarter Bid – retail value up to $25; 2 Quarter Bid – value $25.01 to $49.99; 3 quarters Bid - value $50.00 to $74.99, 4 Quarter bid - $75 and up.  Specialty items may differ on bid amount. 

For questions please call 302-994-6361   Or Email: la-president@millcreekfireco.org

2014 Annual Fund Drive - Updated 09/14/14. Second mailing on the way....

March 24, 2014 - Mill Creek Fire Company's annual donation request is well under way.  On March 24, 2014 we mailed 17,689 letters to the residents of our fire district.  For many decades Mill Creek Fire Company has sent out a donation request letter asking for the community's assistance in supporting their local volunteer fire company.  Our goal for 2014 is $200,000.  The fund drive will continue throughout the year so we can try to reach our goal. 


The volunteer fire service saves the residents of the State of Delaware over $181 million annually.(1)   Delaware is protected by volunteer firefighters throughout the State except for the City of Wilmington.  In some cases the State's volunteer fire service supplements their volunteers with employees to staff the ambulance due to the considerable demand for this service.  With over 4,400 medical emergencies last year, Mill Creek Fire Company supplements their volunteer staff with nine full time employeesalong with part time staff.  That's an average  of 12 ambulance responses per day.

We encourage all residents to support their local volunteer fire company.  We would also like to express a sincere "thank you" to everyone that has sent in their donation so far this year.

Please sign our Guest Book and leave your comments.

As of 09/14/14 -
Donations Received:        4,045
Percent Received:            23% 
Dollars Received:             $159,985
Average Donation:            $39.55

 

Our second mailing will be sent the week of 9/15/14.   Please help contribute to your volunteer fire company.


If you have any questions regarding our fund drive mailing please feel free to contact President Jon Stewart at president@millcreekfireco.org.

 

Phone 302-998-8911 extension 106

 

(1) Click below for the State of Delaware Auditor Report
http://auditor.delaware.gov/Documents/Delaware%20Volunteer%20Fire%20Service%202013%20Annual%20Report.pdf

 

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Bingo - Wednesday Nights

Doors open at 5:30 PM. Enjoy an evening of Bingo sponsored by the Mill Creek Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Monetary prizes are awarded during the night. Games start at 7 PM. Plenty of seating for over 200 players.

 

There are 15 games of Bingo.  Various pull tab tickets and other chances are also sold.  Admission cost approximately $15 which includes all the necessary cards to play through the evening. Additional cards are available for those more seasoned bingo players who wish to play more cards.  Bingo supplies including dabbers are also available so you can start playing as soon as you arrive. Dabbers are $1.00. Other reasonably priced supplies are also available.  A full service snack bar is also available.

 

See our hall calendar for Bingo dates  -  Click Here.