Who wouldn't want to go on an African safari, get in shape with the help of a professional trainer, or display a Jacoby Ellsbury autographed baseball on the mantle while watching the Sox on your brand new flat-screen television?
That, and more, is exactly what Windsor's is offering during its 29th-annual "Beat the Clock" auction Saturday night.
The auction is the synagogue's largest "community fundraiser" of the year, and is presenting a bevy of prizes for attendees to bid on, including electronics, jewelry, gardening mulch, and gift cards to restaurants and sporting events to go along with the pricier safari and "weekend getaway" in a Vermont cabin.
A variety of auction types will be conducted throughout the evening — live bidding, blind, and, of course, the featured "Beat the Clock" auction in which rapid bidding at 50 cents per bid will determine the winner. There will also be free door prizes.
The fundraising auction is open to everyone, of any faith. Previews of prizes will begin at 7 p.m., and the bidding will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the auction costs $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. Refreshments are included in the admission price.
Cash and checks are the only acceptable forms of tender.
Congregation Beth Ahm is located at 362 Palisado Avenue.