Gettin’ Ready for the Holiday Auction

by Carla Ruschival

ACB’s sixth annual Holiday Auction will come to you live from Louisville, Ky. on ACB Radio on Dec. 3 from 7 p.m. to midnight Eastern time (4 to 9 p.m. Pacific).
Individuals, chapters, affiliates, and businesses can contribute items to the Holiday Auction and help make this year’s event the best ever. Some examples of popular items include candy, cookies and other holiday treats; jewelry; techie stuff; handcrafted items; music boxes; gift cards; and holiday decorations.  Items that represent your state, such as Louisiana pralines, Pennsylvania whoopie pies, Chicago popcorn or Kentucky bourbon balls, are always a good choice.
All items donated to the Holiday Auction will be displayed on our auction preview page, available on the ACB website at We plan to post items as they are received, so visit the preview page often to see what’s new. All donors will be acknowledged both on the website and on ACB Radio during the auction. Donors and winning bidders will also be spotlighted in “The ACB Braille Forum” in early 2018.
You can help us be sure we have a balanced auction with enough items in each category by letting us know in advance about the item(s) that you are contributing. Contact Carla Ruschival, auction chair, at (502) 897-1472 or, or Lori Sarff in the Minnesota office at (612) 332-3242 or, by Oct. 15 to discuss donations.  Then send all items, except homemade goodies, to the ACB Minneapolis office as soon as possible; the deadline is Nov. 1. The address is: American Council of the Blind, Attn.: Holiday Auction, 6300 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Suite 195, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430.
Watch for our article next month to discover all the ways you can listen to the ACB Radio Holiday Auction. Thanks in advance for your generous support of ACB Radio.