BEE the Difference!
Auction Ends: May 17, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

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Welcome to the Auction!   

Teacher Buy-now Experiences and Online Only sections are still open and will close midnight Wed, May 15.  Share with friends and family, use Refer Friends button on right!

BEE the Difference Auction a hybrid online and in person auction solution designed to appeal to the many members of our community in an inviting and inclusive way!  If you are unable to join us at the Gala, there are still many opportunities to participate in the auction!  

Be sure to read important fine print below Live Event details and the 2019 Fund-a-Dream Sheep-to-Shawl info below!


Let the Bidding Begin! Click View All Items above.  Click on an item, then on How to Bid to see how it works.  Don't miss:

Fixed Price Teacher Experiences Don’t miss the opportunity for you or your children to interact with different teachers in a new and unexpected way! Use Buy-now option.
Online Items Only Bidding is online only and winners are the highest online bid at the time the bidding ends Wednesday, May 15 at Midnight. 
Silent Auction Items Bidding and Buy-now is underway and will close Fri May 10 at 5:00 pm.  The items will transition to the Silent Auction at the Gala with the leading or maximum bid in place and further in-person paper bidding will start from that point. The winner of the item will be highest maximum or in-person bid. 
Live Auction Items  Preview the incredible class projects made by the children and their teacher plus other unique and desirable items.



2019 Fund-a-Dream Sheep-to-Shawl   

Your donation to the Fund-a-Dream will support our overall farm curriculum, initiative and 5-year plan. With your help and investment in our budding farm, we can co-create a truly life-sustaining place that has the potential to bear fruit for generations to come. The importance learning about the land and the life it supports is more important to our children now than ever before in our increasingly growing digital world of climate changes and resourse scarcities. 

As we continue to grow the Emerson Farm through biodynamics and permaculture, the range of farming and farm-related activities for students will continue to broaden. Sheep to Shawl is a great example of this effort: sheep and a dye garden to lovingly care for, an annual Shearing festival for our community to attend, the tending of the wool passed from grade to grade through our handwork classes, and the beautiful, useful results. It is this active commitment to stewardship that will set our school apart and be a gift we can offer the community!

The Emerson Waldorf School grew out of a voluntary act to offer a school based on Rudolf Steiner’s teachings. This same spirit of voluntary action is alive now in the parent body who sign up for animal care, assist with a farm class, donate materials as needed, and share their skills. At the same time, our teachers are deeply committed to shaping the farm curriculum as we continue to invest in and grow the Emerson Farm. 

Live Event Details

Sat May 11, 2019
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM EDT
Haw River Ballroom 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road Saxapahaw, NC 27340. Add to My Calendar
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Located in the Haw River Ballroom overlooking the river, this year's annual gala is destined to bee fabulous!

Ticket Sales End May 10 5:00pm!   NO Tickets at Door!

Both our biggest fundraiser and social event of the year, enjoy the food, frolic and friendly competion ;>} of final bidding on the online Silent Auction items and on the unique offerings at the Live Auction, some class projects made by the children. An array of food and beverage choices and dancing will round out this special evening for a cause.

BUY NOW! Use Order Tickets button on right

REGISTER! A credit card is required for system security.

TYPE! Your payment method in designated area on ticket order. 

 Ticket Information:

  • Tickets are on sale at $50 each
  • Enrolled families, you may use "Bill TADS" ticket option. We will alter the payment method on the backend to Bill to TADS.
  • May 10 Sales end 5:00 PM
  • NO Tickets sold at the door!!!

 Invite friends and family to enjoy a honey of a night out!  Hope you'll bee there. 

Fine Print, Please READ!

→We reserve the right to make changes as needed and all winning bids or buy-in/buy-now items are final.  Group experiences must meet minimum enrollment to be held and refunds will be issued in the case of cancellations.

→Pictures and description are deemed reliable based on information we received. We have made efforts at portraying items as actual when possible, otherwise photos are facsimiles or stock images.

→Emerson Waldorf does not specifically endorse any goods or services donated to the auction and we limit our liability to the winning bid amount paid to us.

→Unless otherwise specified, items expire on December 31,2019.

→You will be notified electronically if you are the winning bidder.

→Out-of-town winners must arrange and pay for any shipping on items.

→Pay online, silent or live auction winnings or donations at the Gala check-out.  We will combine everything and accept one payment:

  1. by cash, check, or credit card
  2. bill to TADS
  3. online (credit card) via the auction site 

→Items must be picked up and taken home after payment at check-out at the Gala!  Online only or remaining items may be paid and picked up at school on May 13. Items not picked up by May 24, 2016 may be forfeited unless other arrangements are made with office.

→Please excuse any challenges you experience and let us know of any errors or any ideas for improvements.

We would like to thank our sponsors....




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