Auction

The Northeast Texas Children's Museum silent auction is the museum's biggest fundraiser.

The biggest fundraiser of the year for the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum is back, as the annual silent auction is scheduled for April 29.

From floral arrangements, furniture, original artwork, care packages, entertainment opportunities and more, there is plenty to bid on at the annual auction.

Vendors will also be there at the market, selling homemade baked goods and salsa among other things.

Funds from the event are set to go toward new exhibits at the Children’s Museum’s future location, according to a museum press release. The museum plans to move to a new, bigger building later this year, located at 100 Maple Street in northeastern Commerce.

Admission is $5, and raffle tickets are also available for $5 each or five for $20. Raffle tickets can be purchased online at netxcm.com/raffletickets. Prizes include a choice of $1,000 in credit cards sponsored by Alliance Bank, Cypress Bank, Guarenty Bond and Trust and Inwood National Bank; A 75” LG smart tv sponsored by Charles Schwab of Greenville and a $250 credit card sponsored by Commerce Veterinary Clinic.

“We hope this is our most successful Silent Auction. Our new location provides an opportunity to provide additional exhibits and to present our current exhibits in different settings. Funds are needed to make this possible. The future is exciting, and we hope that excitement will provide a very successful Silent Auction,” said Museum Board President Donna Tavener in the release.

The auction will be held on April 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus.

For more information or to donate an item for the auction, call 903-886-6055.