Shop at the silent auction.
There’s nothing like a school carnival to take in some good old fashioned fun. Cake walks (or cup cake walks as they seem to be now), dunk tanks, lemonade stands and silly games – you get the idea.
Our neighbourhood school carnival also featured a silent auction which, thanks to generous merchants and dedicated volunteers, can raise important dollars for school projects. They can also save you money be it on an oil change, or windshield repair or wheel alignment – heck, even a car wash at a good price can come in handy.
Community events and silent auctions can be a win win win. Unfortunately, my bid to win a gardening basket was dashed by more generous bidders, but it all went to a good cause. No complaints here.