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Charity Silent Auction Support

  1. The Friends of Barron will be holding a silent auction on March 5. I have been charged with the task of designing a means with which all of the owners in our condo community (those in residence here in Mexico as well as those who are not) can participate in the auction. Can someone please suggest a way that I can post 20 - 30 different auction items on my blogsite and allow anyone to place a bid on them? We are raising money to improve the schools in the small Mexican town near us.

    The blog I need help with is laslagunitas.wordpress.com.

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