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 four 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. The auction itself has raised, so far, $1800 - which explains why it's been extended. 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 first year Garett appeared at Moonridge (2001), the TS fans raised approx. $5,000 - and that was by simply 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 in 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.
So what does all that mean? 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 to be heartbreaking. So the hope is, in these trying times, that we can raise what we managed in 2001. Sure, it would be great to meet any of the auction years, but yeah, times are really tough for all of us - and it HAS been 10 long years of auction, and 12 total of money-raising for the Zoo.
That's a record for ANY fandom and one to be proud of.
We also had a lot going against us this year, like losing thefreeauction.com site, starting so late in the year, and still having no word on the Zoo's move, thanks to the San Bernadino Board of Supervisors, who STILL haven't put the Zoo on their agenda - so don't blame the Zoo, fellow fans!
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!!!
No matter what - THIS FANDOM ROCKS!
Go here to the Auction Page!
Here to the Donated Items:
Here to the Adoption Page:
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