FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Justice Is Served

How do I bid in the silent auction?

1. Click on “Sign in” (upper right hand corner of the auction website)
2. Click on “Request Account”
3. Complete the info and submit.
4. Check your email to confirm account.
5. Sign into your account. (upper right hand corner)
6. Click on “Auction Catalog”
7. Click on “View Catalog”
8. Click on “Categories”
9. Click on your choice of Categories.
10. Before you place your first bid, you will need to enter your credit or debit card info.
11. Start bidding!  Silent auction ends at 9:00 pm Saturday, Nov 13.

Pro Tips
1. Enable text message alerts to get a text each time you are outbid.
2. Use Otto Bid feature to let the system bid for you. Enter the top price you are willing to pay, then let the system bid for you!

Where are my tickets?

We are going paperless this year! No paper tickets to keep up with.  We will have names at the door.  If plans change last minute, we can make any needed changes at the door.  For example, you can add or change who is sitting at your table.  You can let someone else use your tickets.

What should I wear?

This year’s theme is Masquerade Ball, so guests are encouraged to dress up for an elegant evening! This includes cocktail dresses, full length dresses or nice pants suits and the more sparkles and dressy, the better.  It also includes dress pants, ties, suits, and even tuxes.

Everyone is encouraged to wear a masquerade mask too! mask and outfit ideas

But honestly, its more important to us that folks come to have fun and feel comfortable.  Starched jeans with a nice shirt or a Sunday dress is perfectly fine too!

 

What are we going to eat?

The buffet style dinner is catered by Feast On This!

Salad:
Garden Green with mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion, cheddar jack cheese, served with ranch, Italian, and balsamic vinaigrette dressings

Main entrée : Choice of

  • Chicken Tuscan Chicken: baked and marinated chicken breast with creamy spinach and tomatoes sauce
  • Bourbon Pork Tenderloin: grilled and marinated pork tenderloin with homemade bourbon barbecue sauce

Sides:

  • Butter herbed red potatoes
  • Roasted seasonal vegetables with balsamic glaze

Breads:

  • Honey yeast roll with butter
  • Butter-cracked wheat roll with butter

Assorted Desserts:

  • Chocolate w/cream cheese filling and chocolate fudge icing cupcakes
  • Strawberry with strawberry mousse filing and topping cupcakes
  • Chocolate fudge brownies
  • Mississippi mud bars
  • Pecan pie bars
  • Lemon bars
  • Variety of cheese cake bites
  • Assorted homemade cookies

Drinks:
Tea w/sliced lemon and sweetener, water, sodas, beer and wine

 

Do I have to buy a ticket to participate?

This year our event is a hybrid event.

The Baked Goods Auction and Silent Auction are online.  Anyone with access to the internet can participate in bidding on these items.  You do not need to buy a ticket to bid in these items.

The Dinner and Live Auction is in-person on Saturday night. Silent Auction items will be on display at the in-person event. If you attend and win items, you can take them home that night. You do need a ticket to attend the in-person event.

 

Why are the ticket prices so expensive?

Like everything else, our costs to host this event have gone up.  Ticket prices include a nice buffet dinner, dessert and drinks. Drink options include tea, water, sodas, beer and wine.  The ticket price also includes an evening of fun and entertainment, including music and live auction.

Plus, a small portion of the ticket price includes a donation for the center. After all, one of the main purposes of the event is to raise funds so we can continue to provide a wide array of critical support services to kids from hard places.

 

What will the proceeds from this event do?

About ten percent of our annual budget comes from this event.  We get several major state and federal grants, but they do not cover all of the costs to provide all of the things we do for kids.

Proceeds from this event will help support all of our services, including CASA, Children’s Advocacy Center, Rainbow Room, Christmas Drive, School Supply Drive and Child Abuse Prevention.  In other words, your sponsorship, ticket purchases, auction item donations, bidding and winning and/or other donations will give kids and families the counseling, advocacy, forensic interviews, court accompaniment and other critical support they need to heal from trauma, grow and thrive!