2012 Silent Auction Preview!

I have had the pleasure to speak with some of you already but for those of you I haven’t, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jordan and I’ve been serving as FLC’s Event Coordinator Intern since January. My primary focus has been assisting in planning the 28th annual Florida Literacy Conference and I have to admit that I’m extremely excited about our Silent Auction this year. I wanted to share a few of my favorite items we’ll have at the auction for our conference attendees to bid on!

  • Two round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. that Southwest flies. There are no blackout dates and checking luggage is always free with Southwest! Now there is no excuse to not take that tropical vacation you have been daydreaming of.
  • Admission tickets into Florida’s most exciting attractions including; Seaworld, Universal Studios, Bush Gardens, and any of the four Disney parks. Make a family fun day out of any of these auction items!
  • And my personal favorite auction items, three different photography packages for family portraits by Cason Photography. There is nothing like a beautiful family photo with Tampa’s natural beauty as your backdrop.

All proceeds from the silent auction will help FLC support community based literacy organizations with their training and program development needs. The auction will be open for bids beginning Wednesday, May 9 at 8:30am and will close on Thursday, May 10 at 3:10pm.

Besides the items aforementioned, we will have many more fabulous gifts to bid on so be sure to stop by the silent auction tables and bring back something for your loved ones!


Are there any items that you would love to see at our silent auction? Tell us about them and I will set out to see what I can do!

A Peek at the Silent Auction

We know many of our attendees look forward to the silent auction portion of the conference.  Our auctions could not be possible each year without the generosity and support of our donors.  You’re the best!

This year we have several great items up for auction, and these are just a few:

Two, roundtrip Southwest Airline tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S.  No blackout dates!  Take the trip you’ve been putting off or grab them now for holiday travel.  And remember, bags fly free on Southwest!

An autographed copy of Night, by Elie Wiesel, author and Nobel Peace Prize winner (1986). 

 Night is a work by Elie Wiesel based on his experience, as a young Orthodox Jew, of being sent with his family to the German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald during the Second World War and the Holocaust.

Night is the first book in a trilogy—Night, Dawn, and Day—reflecting Wiesel’s state of mind during and after the Holocaust. The titles mark his transition from darkness to light, according to the Jewish tradition of beginning a new day at nightfall. “In Night,” he said, “I wanted to show the end, the finality of the event. Everything came to an end—man, history, literature, religion, God. There was nothing left. And yet we begin again with night.”

Two, single-day tickets to Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa Bay.  Experience up-close encounters with amazing animals, take an unforgettable safari across the Serengeti Plains, test your courage on pulse-pounding roller coasters, take in a stage show, and colorful live entertainment.

All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit FLC and its members.  The auction will be open for bids beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5.  The auction will close at 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, May 6.  Winning bids will be collected at the registration table beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 6. 

Have you been a lucky auction winner in the past?  If so, tell us about it in the comment section below.