Frequently Asked Questions - GLES Annual Auction & Gala


I have never been to a GLES auction. What can I expect?
The Green Lake Auction & Gala is an adults-only evening with good friends, good food, and a full range of opportunities to join in the fun and raise money for our school. 

Along with a catered dinner and drinks, the evening will likely include the following:


Silent Auction: Takes place early in the evening where you will have a chance to view
showcased items and write in your bids on bid sheets. You may continue bidding on
items until the Silent Auction is closed before dinner, at which point the highest bid wins!


Buy It Now Wall: This wall will display gift cards for restaurants and smaller denomination
donations. Gift cards will be available for face value. See what you like, grab it, it’s yours.
Couldn’t be easier!


Wine Toss: Buy 3 chances to win a nice bottle of wine to take home! Good luck!

Party Sign-ups: GLES knows how to throw good parties!



Party Sign-Ups: There are sign-up sheets for year-round parent and kid parties only at the auction and the spots go fast. Past year parties have included, Green Lake Rocks (parent and teacher bands perform), Luau, Mom’s Margaritas, Kids Karaoke, and many more.
Don’t miss this table!


Raffle: Purchase tickets to be entered into various raffle prizes. These prizes typically feature
some of our bigger ticket items and are a fun, low cost way to play!


Live Auction: During dinner, an exciting, fun and fast paced auction for big ticket items lead by
a professional auctioneer. Raise your paddle to bid on fabulous items!!


Dessert Dash: Your table will compete with other tables to get first choice of a selection of
delicious donated desserts, many of which are made by Green Lake families! You will
have a chance to peruse the desserts prior to bidding…yummy!


Raise Your Paddle: During the live auction you will have the opportunity to donate funds
directly in support of a crucial need of our school. Each year the ask is for something
brought forth by the PTA board as a need in our school, and each year we raise money
for something new. Raise those paddles!!


What kind of items will be auctioned?
A wide variety of items have been donated, to ensure that there is something for everyone.
Items in the silent auction range from professional services, restaurant gift cards, classes and
camps, to fun baskets from local businesses and more. During the live auction you will have the
chance to bid on experiences, group parties /dinners, vacation properties, and class art work,
just to name a few. 


Who can attend? Can I bring my children?
The auction is a fun 21+ only event. We encourage parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, friends, alumni, and incoming GLES families to attend - so spread the word!!


Do I have to spend a lot of money?
You don’t have to spend a lot to make an impact!
Items can range in price from $10 raffle tickets to $1,000+ live auction items like original art and vacation getaways. We promise, there will be something for everyone. This event is about fundraising, but it's also about community building and we want as many people to attend as possible-so if you are experiencing financial hardship and want to come, please contact the PTA President directly and we will do our best to reduce or waive the cost of your ticket. 


How does the money get used?

The auction is the Green Lake PTA’s major fundraiser for the year. Funds raised are critical in
helping us provide the best possible educational experience for our students. Proceeds help
fund extra instructional staff, art and music programs, swimming for all grades, field trips,
special projects and programs, plus much more.

What if I can't attend?
Please consider making a donation to the Green Lake PTA. Your monetary
donation supports the same critical school programs that we care so deeply about. Come to
the auction, donate online ( or write a check – just
please choose a way to support our children’s education. You don’t have to spend a lot to
make an impact.


Still have questions? Email us at Thanks!