Otter Creek Landscape is holding its fourth annual Silent Auction to benefit several county schools, including Fairview Elementary School in Plymouth.
Items up for bid include an assortment of plants and shrubs (all #1 grade and come with the regular 1-year warranty and planting instructions), garden art, furniture and a landscape design service.
Bidders can designate which school they would like to support. The total bid for each landscape design service will go to the designated school. Otter Creek will receive the starting bid on all other items, and any bid above that will go to the school of the bidder’s choice.
New this year, 25 percent of all sales from the cash-and-carry section goes to the school of the buyer’s choice.
Items can be seen at Otter Creek (also known as The Wreath Factory) on state Highway 57 during regular business hours. Bids will be taken from Sept. 13 to 23.
Bidders can stop back or call to see how their bid is doing and can increase their bid in person or over the phone in $5 increments. Winning items can be picked up after the auction, or delivery in Sheboygan County can be arranged for $20.
Otter Creek included Fairview in its first three silent auctions, raising $1,800 for the school.
Fairview PTO vice president Kelly Haefs encouraged families to tell their friends and neighbors about the wonderful opportunity. “Together, we can help our children continue to have great educational experiences here in the Plymouth School District,” she said.
Fairview will use the money to help fund field trips, technology in the classrooms, assemblies and hosting an Artist in Residence, she said.
“These are some of the things that the district otherwise could not afford,” Mrs. Haefs said. “What a fine example of the community getting involved in the educational system in times of need.”
Otter Creek is located at N6625 Highway 57, about two miles north of Highway 23. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Phone is (920) 893-8700.
Click here for a poster about the Otter Creek Silent Auction.