Millsboro Downtown Partnership to hold quarter auction

The Millsboro Downtown Partnership will be holding its 2nd Annual Quarter Auction on Friday, March 15, to help raise money for the nonprofit organization.

“We are a federally-designated Main Street, with the vision to revitalize Millsboro with projects to preserve and promote the assets of the town and work with the Town, businesses and residents to improve our town a little bit,” explained Debra Doucette, MDP treasurer and chairman of the auction.

The auction will be held at the Millsboro Fire Hall, with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Upon arrival, attendees may purchase a $10 bidding paddle or a $50 all-in paddle. Auction items will have an auction price of one to six quarters. Doucette said that if an attendee is interested in winning the item up for bid, they must place the quarter value in a cup and raise their paddle.

“The $50 paddle means you don’t have to put quarters in if you would like to bid on something,” she added. “I had never been to one before we did this last year, and it was a lot of fun.”

Doucette said the organization will have more than 100 auction items available for bidding, including gift certificates from B&B Stained Glass for a basic stained glass class, gift certificates to BlueWater Grill, golf packages, art and more.

Attendees may also purchase concessions at the event, as the MDP will be selling food, snacks and beverages.

Doucette said the funds raised at the event will help the MDP continue their mission to revitalize the town of Millsboro, including the Millsboro Farmers’ Market, and the town’s annual clean-up.

“We don’t have a large operating budget for the Downtown Partnership. We’re a nonprofit, and this will be extremely helpful in allowing us to do a few things that we want to do and cover the expenses of running the organization.”

Doucette added that last year’s event was extremely successful, with approximately 200 people attending, and she hopes even more will come out this year.

“We hope for it to be successful. We hope to raise money and continue to serve the town of Millsboro.”