You’re invited to the FPS April Fool’s Day Auction!

By Jody Kotkin

Published February 16, 2023.

What Shall I Donate to the Auction?

We will have gift certificates to museums, restaurants, hair salons, and more. But some of the best items are those donated by First Parish members and friends!

Wondering what to donate? The possibilities are endless.

  • Maybe you’d like to host a cookout this summer or a dinner party in the fall, or a cocoa and cookies party next winter, or a family games night.
  • Perhaps a walk in your favorite spot, maybe followed by a picnic.
  • Do you knit, sew, or garden? Or have some other skill or hobby that you’d like to share —landscape design, pruning, mending, making your favorite recipe to be delivered to the winning bidder’s house.

You can make your online donation by simply emailing with a description and suggested minimum bid. (If you aren’t sure about the amount, we will help you decide. We’ll even help with the description.)

What Else Should I Know About Donating?

There are just a couple of things to remember….

Ø We do not accept artwork or previously owned items.
Ø Your item should support a minimum bid of $25. The winning bid for the item will almost certainly be higher. The minimum bid amount is the place to start the bidding.
Ø Last day to submit donations is March 25.

Questions? Please email us at

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