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silent auction

noun
1.
an auction at which previously submitted written bids of prospective buyers are opened and compared, with each item being sold to the highest bidder.
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  • Local businesses can also donate items for gift bags, raffle prizes or the silent auction.
  • Donations of sports related items for a silent auction table, or donations in any amount are also being accepted.
  • The silent auction offers the opportunity to pick up some great deals.
  • In addition to a delicious dinner, the fundraiser will feature a silent auction and raffle.
  • The event will include dinner, a concert and silent auction.
  • Light refreshments will be served and a silent auction will follow.
  • There was evening entertainment and a silent auction with proceeds donated to charity.

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