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Gateway Services’ online silent auction begins June 13

PRINCETON — Following up on a year that has been anything but ordinary, Gateway Services has announced its second annual online silent auction. The event kicks off on Sunday, June 13, at 6 p.m. and ends Saturday, June 19, at 9 p.m.

“With the ongoing pandemic, in-person events have limited our ability to return to ‘normal’ fundraisers over the past year so we have gotten a bit creative,” said Tracy Wright, CEO of Gateway Services. “Last year, we had already received some donated items for an in-person event that was canceled so we held a spontaneous auction on our Facebook page and ended up raising more money than we would have with an in-person silent auction as part of the other event.”

To date, around 50 items will be up for bids on Gateway’s Facebook page during the one-week silent auction. A photo and description of the item will be posted, along with a starting bid. Bidders can then increase the bid in $1 increments. The person with the high bid at the end wins and will be able to collect the item(s) beginning on June 21.

Anyone interested in participating or viewing the items can visit the Facebook page — Gateway Services Inc or use this link: https://fb.me/e/D9ihyX52. It is anticipated that items will be listed on the page the week prior to the start of the event.

Gateway Services is in its 51st year of providing services to adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Bureau, Marshall and Putnam counties. Programs include community employment services, community day services, residential services (including 24-hour and intermittent support), home-based support services and community mental health counseling. Gateway also serves as the lead administrator for BPART public transportation in Bureau and Putnam counties. For more information, visit www.gateway-services.org or “like” them on Facebook.