MOLINE, ILLINOIS (January 19, 2022) — WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is holding the second iteration of their original fundraiser “The Auction is at Your House.” The event is an on-air, on-line auction airing on WQPT January 27 and 28, 8-10PM, while bidding has started on-line at wqpt.org/auction.
Items can be viewed before the on-air portion of the auction by visiting wqpt.org/auction. Bidders can sign up and bid by clicking on an item and a link will pop up. It’s very easy. Rather than calling in and talking to a volunteer, people will bid using their phone so bidders can watch and bid in real time. There are also many items available to purchase outright with no bidding required.
Lora Adams WQPT Director of Local Content noted that Spike O’Dell provided three more paintings (Ringo’s drums, Whitey’s ice cream sundae, and a Nashville musician). “Spike’s painting are so well received. We are so happy he has created them for our auction.” Other items include half a hog from the Clark family farm, a vacation with golf at Grand Geneva Resort, and beautiful fine jewelry from InspireDesign and Expressions Jewelry. Steve Sinner has also provided a one-of-a-kind wooden vessel and the auction also includes an autographed guitar from Joe Bonamassa and an autographed football from Chicago Bears by wide receiver Allen Robinson II.
WQPT General Manager Dawn Schmitt said “The Auction is at Your House takes the place of our gala. Once again, the pandemic made gathering in person problematic, but the on-air/on-line auction allows our viewers and others the opportunity to be a part of the fun and to support the station.”
Corporate Sponsors for the auction include EATON and Quad City Bank and Trust. Supporting Sponsors are JTM Concepts, Modern Woodmen of America, and MetroNet Inc.
WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University.