Silver Bells Holiday Quarter Auction

Join us for the 5th Annual Silver Bells Holiday Quarter Auction

December 6, 2019

Preview starting at 5 p.m.

Auction starting at 6 p.m.

This annual fundraiser features over 100 items up for bid. Items include gift cards, admission tickets to performances, sporting events, and museums, home décor, vacation packages, gift baskets, and more. This is the perfect opportunity to have a fun night out with friends and a chance to win some unique and completely gift-able prizes.

If you have never been to a quarter auction, here is how it works. You will receive a numbered auction paddle upon arrival. Each item has a bid price in quarter increments. When an item is presented that you wish to bid on, you place the appropriate number of quarters in the provided bucket and raise your paddle. A number will be drawn, and if it matches your raised paddle, you win. If your number is called and your paddle is not raised, a new number is called until a winner is declared.

Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door and includes one paddle. VIP access is $35 and includes one paddle and access to the VIP room with refreshments from local businesses. Additional paddles can be purchased for $5 each. Have your quarters ready or buy some at the door. Proceeds benefit the Ward Foundation’s education and outreach programs. 

Thank you to not only the businesses below that have donated these wonder items/experiences but to also to our Silver Bells Quarter Auction sponsors!

VIP room sponsor- Chesapeake Utilities 

Treats in the VIP room from:  EVO Public House, Taste Events, Greek Pita Place, Olive Garden of Salisbury, Full Belly Bistro, Bob Evans, and more!

Event Sponsors – Dr. Kent Kimmel and Dr. Ruth Carroll

Purchase Tickets

2019 Silver Bells Donors/Items

  • Ayers Creek – 2 Hour Kayak Rental for Party of 2 (2 singles or 1 double kayak
  • Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum (Baltimore) – 4 tickets
  • Baltimore Orioles – Dylan Bundy Autographed Photo
  • Baltimore Ravens – 2 tickets to the 12/12/19 Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Jets game
  • Bartram’s Garden (BOSTON) – pass for 1 tour for up to 4 people
  • Beach Fever – 1 Versa Spa Spray Tan
  • Bling Doctor/Charmingly Herz – Bling pendant with snap button and chain
  • Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery – Tasting for 4
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – 6 $5 Gift Certificates 
  • Burley Oaks Brewery  – Growler with refill gift card
  • Brooklyn Botanical Garden (New York City) – 4 complimentary guest passes
  • Charles Riverboat Company (Boston) – 5 Passes, each good for 1 Charles River Boat Sightseeing Cruise
  • Clear Space Theater Company – 2 Passes to a Clear Space Theater Company Production
  • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson (Annapolis) – 1 Complimentary Night Stay
  • Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue (Philadelphia) – Gift Certificate for One Night’s Stay and Breakfast for Two
  • Crayola Experience – 4 Admission Passes
  • Cupcakes by Frosted – 1 Dozen Cupcakes Gift Certificate
  • Delmar Pizza – XL Delmar “Wildcat” Special Pizza Certificate
  • Delmarva Discovery Museum – 4 admission passes
  • Delmarva Shorebirds – 4 Upper Reserve Seats (good for Sunday-Thursday 2020 regular season)
  • Dover International Speedway – 2 Adult Sunday Tickets to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race on May 3, 2020
  • Eastern State Penitentiary (Philadelphia) – 6 Daytime Tour Tickets
  • Edible Arrangements – Gift Certificate for Delicious Celebration Bouquet
  • Fancy Fingers Nail Salon – $25 Gift Card
  • Flatbread Co. (Boston) – $50 Gift Card
  • Fringe Arts (Philadelphia) – One Voucher Redeemable for 2 Tickets to a FringeArts Spring 2020 Performance at FringeArts, and 2 Free Drink Tickets to La Peg Restaurant
  • Frontier Town – Certificate for Family of 4 to Water Park; Certificate for Family of 4 for Western Theme Park
  • G.B. Heron & Co. Goldsmiths – Sterling Silver Kingfisher Pin with Diamond Eye
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon (Washington D.C.) – 4 Complimentary Daytime Admission Passes to George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Gibson’s Lodging (Annapolis) – Gift Certificate for 2 Night Stay
  • Goetze’s Candy – Glass Candy Jar filled with Caramel Creams & Mini Cow Tales
  • Going Nuts Cafe- Gift certificate
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History (Boston) – 8 Visitor Passes
  • Historic London Town & Gardens – One Year Family Plus Membership
  • Historic Ships of Baltimore (Baltimore) – Certificate for 2 Complementary Fleet Passes
  • Homewood Museum & Evergreen Museum & Library (Baltimore) – 2 Passes, Each Good for 2 Admissions to Either Evergreen Museum & Library or the Homewood Museum
  • International Spy Museum – 2 General Admission Passes
  • Island Creamery – Gift Card for Large Ice Cream Cake
  • Jakks Pacific – $150 Toy Gift Basket
  • Jim Duffy/Secrets of the Eastern Shore – Signed Copy of Eastern Shore Road Trips #2
  • Jolly Roger Amusement Park – One Day of Fun at Splash Mountain Jolly Roger Amusement Park (good for 4 people from Memorial Day to Sept. 1 , 2020)
  • Kaiju Records – $20 Gift Card
  • Keepsake Art & Framing – Painting Frame Jewelry Box
  • Kuhn’s Jewelers – necklace
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens (Richmond) – 2 Admission Passes
  • Liberty Mountain Resort – Two Learn to Ski and Snowboard Packages at Liberty Mountain Resort
  • Lombardi’s – Pizza Gift Certificate
  • Longwood Gardens (Philadelphia) – 2 Admission Tickets
  • Market Street Inn – $25 Gift Certificate
  • Michelle’s Pretty Paws – Gift Basket
  • Mojo’s – $25 Gift Certificate
  • Mouth Party Caramel – Luxe Caramel Gift Box
  • Mural Arts Philadelphia (Philadelphia) – 2 Admission Tickets
  • Museum of the American Revolution- 2 any time tickets for general admission
  • New York Philharmonic – 2 Orchestra Location Seats for One Concert in the New York Philharmonic 2019-2020 Season
  • Nutters Crossing Golf Course – One Game of Golf for 4 (does not include golf cart fee)
  • Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC – 4 VIP Passes for Old Town Trolley Tours (good for items listed on ticket for Boston, Nashville, San Diego, Key West, St. Augustine, Savannah)
  • Paul Revere House Museum (Boston) – 4 Admission Tickets
  • Penn Museum (Philadelphia) – 4 Complimentary Admission Passes
  • Philadelphia Magic Gardens (Philadelphia) – Dual Membership (free admission for 2 adults and 3 children under 18 for 1 year; discounts on events and in gift shop)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia) – Private Guided Tour for Up to 8 Guests
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia) – 4 General Admission Passes
  • Pittsburgh Steelers – Lithographed Signed Picture of Cameron Heyward
  • Residence Inn of Salisbury – 1 Night Stay
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not (Baltimore) – Certificate for 3 Way Combo Tickets for 2 Adults (includes museum, mirror maze, and 4D moving theater)
  • Rise Up Coffee – Five $10 Gift Cards
  • Rosebud Perfume Co. Inc. – 1 Lavish Layer Lip Balm Set and 1 Luscious Layer Lip Balm Set
  • Sagamore Spirit (Baltimore) – 4 Distillery Tour Tickets (with tasting for all guests over the age of 21)
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – 2 Complimentary Guest Passes
  • South Paw Pet Resort- Gift basket with gift certificate for a 3 day pet stay at South Paw Pet Resort
  • The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University (Boston) – Certificate of Membership at the Individual Level
  • The Rose Kennedy Greenway (Boston) – 4 Tickets for the Rose Kennedy Green Way Carousel
  • The Valentine (Richmond) – Family Membership for 4
  • Treetops Gifts – Gift Basket
  • Trimper’s Rides – 2 One Day Passes
  • Unicorn Bookshop – $50 Gift Card
  • Vernon Powell – $50 Gift Card
  • Washington Nationals – LF/RF Corner 2020 Ticket Voucher (redeemable for two tickets)
  • Watermark- Cruise for 2 (Baltimore or Annapolis)
  • Winterthur – 2 General Admission Passes
  • Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia) – 1 Year Family Membership
  • Woolly Mammoth Theater Co. (Washington D.C.) – 2 Tickets to Any Single Performance during the 2019-2020 Season (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020)