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What is a Silent Auction?

  • A silent auction is one where people write their bids on a sheet of paper, usually in an area where the items up for auction are displayed, with little time pressure.  People can go back to see whether they’ve been outbid, and then write in a higher bid if they wish.  At an appointed time, you close the bidding and later announce the winners.
  • At Riverview, many local businesses have donated gift certificates or products to Riverivew PTO at no charge to us.  The RPTO is hosting a Silent Auction and a Live Auction on April 25, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Riverview PTO has created a slide show of business donations for our Silent Auction at  Please visit our page and sign up for a bidder number today!

Bidder Registration and Bidder Numbers

How to Register?

Riverview parents, family members, friends and anyone you know who wants to participate in the RPTO Silent Auction, must register and receive a bidder number.  You can sign up on-line (now closed) or on April 25th at the registration table.  Using a Bidder # makes you anonymous to other bidders.

How to Bid?

Take some time to browse the auction items displayed. If you have questions about any of the items, please ask a silent auction volunteer.  When you see an item you like, write down a bid by printing your Bidder #, and the amount of your bid. When bidding, please be aware that bids must rise.  The Bidder with the highest bid at closing is the winner.  When you write down an amount, you are committing to buy the item at that price if you are the winning bidder.

Winning an Item

The highest bidder on each item at 7:00 pm, when the auction closes, wins that item. A list of winning bidders will be posted, and the checkout table will open at approximately 7:30 p.m. If you win an item, you must pay and pick up your items prior to leaving or we will sell them to the second highest bidder. Winners will receive the item or gift certificate from a volunteer who will retrieve the items from storage. We accept cash, checks and the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard or Debit Card. All sales are final and proceeds benefit Riverview Elementary School. Any amount paid above the suggested retail value is tax deductible to the purchaser.