Neosho, MO—The 17th Annual Festival of Wreaths benefitting the Crowder College Foundation will take place Tuesday, November 13 at 5 pm in the Elsie Plaster Community Center. The popular community event ushers in the holiday season while raising funds to support scholarships. Festival of Wreaths consists of both a live and silent auction.
Festival of Wreaths began as a live auction of 30-40 holiday wreaths and swags. Now in its 17th year, the event has grown into an electronically integrated silent auction of more than 500 items as well as a live auction of around 40 items. Because the auction is electronically integrated, bidders have the freedom to move about the venue during the event. This technology eliminates the need to hover over items as bidders receive text messages when they get outbid. While holiday wreaths and décor will always be a mainstay of Festival of Wreaths, auction merchandise at the event includes everything from gift baskets and apparel to outdoor/sports equipment, electronics, and household items. Guests can preview the catalog by visiting fow19.givesmart.com or texting FOW19 to 52182 for the mobile link.
Festival of Wreaths is open to the public and tickets are not needed. Guests should bring a fully charged smartphone for bidding. Those who wish to attend can pre-register at any time by visiting the auction site.