Tonawanda News — “We were doing this even before Christian Academy talked to us,” he said.
Getter said the auction works like this: “The way we’re planning on doing it, you can walk around the building and look at the items. We’ll hand you a bid form if you’re interested. Whether you want a lot of items or just a few, we’ll seal your bid in an envelope. And contact you the following week.”
The items are arranged by “lots,” which allows one to purchase an entire section of wares, though the possibility of buying only a single object is just as feasible. With thousands of students attending Gilmore over the course of the decades, Getter said he’s also banking on them acquiring an article of yesteryear for nostalgia’s sake.
About 95 percent of them are from Gilmore itself, Getter said, with a few other items brought in from other schools in the district. Any of the money collected from the sale will go back into the district’s general fund, as required by law.
“The community will be getting an opportunity to buy stuff from the school they graduated from,” he said. “Whatever the case, hopefully we’ll have get a lot of people who are interested.”GILMORESILENT AUCTION WHEN: 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. WHERE: 789 Gilmore Ave., North Tonawanda. BIDS: Announced on Aug. 26. -- Contact reporter Michael Regan at 693-1000, ext. 4115.