** 2021 Chocolate Auction will be ONLINE **

First Parish Stoughton’s Annual Chocolate Auction is ONLINE this year. (Note: You must register by Wednesday Feb. 10 to get a bidding number and login information.)

All kinds of homemade and store-bought chocolate treats available. This year we have a “Donate it!” option for those who want to buy something and not have it come to your home — you can designate it to go as a treat to a local hospital, school, community center, or into the Community Cabinet. We also have friendly volunteers who will do a no-contact delivery to your home (within 10 miles of Stoughton).

Please see additional instructions below the photos.

2021 Auction Content:

Instructions:

Before the Auction: Please create an auction card with your bidder number BOLDLY PRINTED in marker. Any paper will do, but please be sure it is at least 5 x 5 inches. You will hold up this card when bidding during the event. We will also be asking everyone to add your bidder number in front of your first and last name when you enter the Zoom room [Example: 12 – Jane Doe]. If you do not know how to do this, our Assistant Auctioneer will assist with renaming you.

During the Auction: In order for us to see you bidding, we need everyone to have their camera “on” for the duration of the event. Your audio should remain muted. When you want to make a bid, we ask that you ENTHUSIASTICALLY HOLD UP your bidder number in front of your computer camera until you hear the Auctioneer acknowledge your bid. We will have Assistant Auctioneers eagerly scanning the Zoom screens to be sure you aren’t overlooked. If, however, you do not hear your bid being called, you are invited to unmute your audio and verbally shout out your bid, as in “Bidder number 12 bids $7.00!”. When you win a bid, we will mark your winning bid on a spreadsheet and keep a running total for you. At the end of the auction, we can let you know the total amount of your purchases. You can either stay around at the end of the auction and ask for your total, or we can email it to you immediately after the auction.

After the Auction: Unless you make other arrangements, we are asking everyone to pick up your items on Sunday afternoon 2:00–5:00pm at First Parish, 790 Washington Street, in Stoughton. Delivery can be arranged within 10 miles of the church. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card at the time of pick up (Note: only cash or check is available for delivery items). Checks should be made out to “First Parish Stoughton” with “Chocolate Auction” listed in the memo line.