Bring your quarters and your friends and join the Worcester County Humane Society on Sunday, November 4 for their Fall Quarter Auction benefiting the many homeless animals at the no-kill shelter.  The event will be held at the American Legion Post #166 (2308 Philadelphia Avenue/24th St., Ocean City).  Doors open at noon to preview items that will be bid on and the auction will run from 1-4 pm.  Parking is available, and the side entrance should be used to enter the building.

Many donated items from local businesses will be auctioned along with some well-known vendor items.  Enjoy homemade desserts, 50/50 raffle, Paw Paddle, money board, and raffle baskets.  American Legion kitchen will also be open for lite fare and a cash bar.  Advance tickets for the event are $10 and include one paddle.  There is also the option to purchase an all-in paddle for $40 and then there is no need to bring quarters.  Tickets are being sold at the WCHS Thrift Store located at 12703 Sunset Ave., West OC during store hours Wednesday thru Saturday 10am-4pm.  

For those who cannot attend the quarter auction but would like to donate, please consider donating to the shelter’s “Giving Wall”.  Donate any amount from $1 to $200. Your donation card will be displayed on the “Giving Wall” and entered to win a $50 gift card!  Cash, check or credit cards will be accepted. There will also be a gift card wreath raffle with $165 worth of gift cards and a handmade shell themed quilt that will be raffled off. Tickets for the gift card wreath are (7) for $5 and for the quilt raffle (3) for $5. Winning tickets will be drawn at the November 4th Quarter auction. 

There will also be numbers sold for four different raffle boards. The raffle boards have prizes such as a golf package for four at Oceans Resorts Golf Club, gift cards totaling $280, a 2-night stay at Courtyard by Marriott in OC and a Grizzly 40-quart Cooler among others.

Stop in at the WCHS Thrift Store or call Mary Martinez 410-382-2661 to donate to the “Giving Wall” or to purchase raffle tickets. You do not need to be present to win.

What exactly is a Quarter Auction, one might ask?

Each item up for bid is displayed for all to see. The auctioneer gives a brief description of the item, noting how many quarters will be required for bidding (one quarter for a $25 item, two quarters for $50 item etc.). Guests then give their bids, raise their paddles, and when all quarters are collected, the auctioneer draws one, numbered ball from a container. The number on the bidding paddle that matches the ball drawn will determine the winner of each item.

“For just quarters you could win many wonderful items ranging from $25-$100 in value,” says Mary Martinez, event coordinator. “The quarter auction is a really great way for everyone to have some fun, win some great items all while supporting the animals at our shelter.”

For tickets, questions or to donate please stop in at the WCHS Thrift Store during regular hours or after hours call 410-213-9400. This event is for participants 18 and older.

Worcester County Humane Society is a private, nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter that depends on fundraising and donations to care for the many animals who find their way to the shelter. For updates on events or available pets follow the shelter on Facebook and Instagram and visit their website