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DID YOU KNOW THE AUCTION IS STILL RUNNING?!?!?!?! - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
If you spoke faster than David Hewlett you’d travel back in time: Michael Shanks
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DID YOU KNOW THE AUCTION IS STILL RUNNING?!?!?!?!
::PLEASE PASS ONTO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES::

THE AUCTION IS STILL ACTIVE, STILL ALIVE, HAS BEEN EXTENDED...


Get the idea yet? Yes, we're extended the event for an extra week!
The new ending date is:
SEPTEMBER 28th at MIDNIGHT
and the new
Final Donation Payment Due Date
is now OCTOBER 12th
!

We have 39 items for bidding with 22 of them having bids. Out of 26 "First One-First Won" items, we have TEN items left and all you have to be is the "First One" to send me your email to be the One who WON the item/s!

We only have 14 Special Donated items, and of those, there are SEVEN "unlimited" items (meaning for EVERYONE who donates the required amount) available for as low as $5 to no higher than $25, with most being in the $5 - $10 range! In the "limited" group of Special Donations, there are FIVE great items that still have slots available, including a new item loaded only a couple of days ago! These also range from only $5 to $25!

And don't forget the WISHES! We had 10 wishes to start and have ONLY 4 wishes are left that need granting!

Our animals are being adopted very slowly and, so far, have raised $1,200+ which is a few thousand below normal. Oh, and you can now go to the Adoption page and see WHO the new parents are for each animal, and how much each animal has earned for the Zoo!

The auction itself has raised, so far, $1800 - which explains why it's been extended.

The first year Garett appeared at Moonridge (2001), the TS fans raised approx. $5,000 - and that was simply by donating to his unofficial site (no auction, no animals to adopt). We did about the same in 2002.

In 2003, it was announced that the money coming in was far lower than the two previous years, and that's how the auction was born. You all managed to raise approx. $8,000 via your bidding and adopting and since then, well, you've raised - easily - over $150,000 and overall, including attending Sentinel Days, the TS fans have probably raised closed to a quarter of a million dollars!

So what does all that mean TODAY? Simply this: if the auction had ended on Saturday, we wouldn't even have reached the amount raised in 2001. And as in 2003, somehow having Garett hear that seemed too heartbreaking considering how much the character of Blair Sandburg has done for all of us. So the hope now is, in these trying times, we can somehow manage to raise what we did back in 2001. Sure, it would be great to meet any of the auction years, but yes, times are truly tough for all of us - and it has been 10 long years of auction and 12 total of money-raising for the Zoo.

We also had a lot going against us this year, like losing the auction site; starting so late in the year; and of course, still having no word on the Zoo's progress with the move. BTW? That's thanks to the San Bernadino Board of Supervisors, who STILL haven't put the Zoo on their agenda - so don't blame the Zoo, okay? They're struggling worse than ever as they too wait - and wait - and wait. :(

But you know something? What this fandom HAS accomplished, the years of support, well, that's a great record for ANY fandom - and for one people keep saying is dead? Oh year, it's something to be truly proud to have accomplished.
No matter what happens with this year's auction - THIS FANDOM ROCKS!

In conclusion, YOU STILL HAVE A WEEK TO FIND GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS, GRANT WISHES, ADOPT ANIMALS (a great gift for a child or grandchild), AND PUT YOURSELF DOWN FOR SPECIAL DONATED ITEMS!!!

Go here to the Auction Page!
Go Here to the Donated Items:
Go Here to the Adoption Page:

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