Country Palooza Entry
Only prepaid reservation holders will be admitted to the Country Palooza. No purchases at the door.
All auction item descriptions are based on information provided by the donor. Francis Parker School (Parker) has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information. Neither Parker nor its Parents Association (PA) are responsible for the accuracy of the information or for the quality of services or merchandise delivered. All contractual and legal agreements concerning items auctioned are entirely between the buyer and provider of the services or merchandise. Each item is sold “as is” without any warranty (expressed or implied) and without representation as to the actual value of the item by Parker. For charitable tax deductions, please consult with your tax professional as to the deductibility of auction items. Each item has a value and it is stated in the program or on the Greater Giving receipt supplied to each registered bidder. A few auction items are listed as priceless, as each auction full-package experience is hard to quantify. We have asked the donor to do his or her best to determine the Fair Market Value (FMV). The FMV is available online at https://countrypalooza.ggo.bid. If you have questions about auction items, please contact the volunteers at email@example.com.
Live Auction Procedures
Bid numbers are printed on individual cards and will be handed out at your table. To bid on live auction items, visibly wave your card. Continue to hold your card in view of the auctioneer until your bid number is called. If you are the highest bidder, the auctioneer will announce your bid number as the winner. An auction volunteer will record your bid number on a confirmation sheet. Fund-a-Scholarship bids may require a signature to verify the amount. The confirmation sheet will be delivered to check-out where it will be posted to your bill.
BUY-IT-NOW (BIN) ITEMS
Each item has a special price at which a bidder may immediately become the item’s winner with no further bidding allowed. If the item is not sold at the BIN price, it will be sold in the LIVE Auction at the Gala event.
The items are available to multiple bidders who wish to partake in the event opportunity. Each opportunity has a maximum number, and until that number is reached, people can purchase a “ticket” to the event.
Neither Parker, nor any individual directly or indirectly involved in the planning or execution of Country Palooza, assumes any responsibility for the description, authenticity or condition of any auction item. Further, no warranty or guarantee, express or implied, is made by Parker with respect to any auction item. By participating in the auction and placing a bid, all bidders expressly release and discharge Parker, its trustees, officers, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with an auction item.
Payment Procedures and Check-out
Parker accepts credit cards, cash, and checks. Auction items must be paid in full and can be picked-up at check-out.
Event and Opportunity Drawing Tickets
None of the event or opportunity drawing ticket costs are recognized as a gift to Parker. The event ticket cost tax-deduction is based off the FMV, which is the estimate of how much the evening would cost if someone were to purchase a similar experience at a commercial establishment. The FMV for both regular and advance ticket prices are $175 for Sponsors, $150 for VIP and $110 for General. Please consult with your tax professional as to the deductibility of ticket(s).
Receipts detailing purchases will be generated from the Greater Giving auction software and e-mailed within one month following the Country Palooza. The Advancement Office will also mail an official gift receipt and acknowledgement letter for outright gifts in support of Fund-a-Scholarship and School auction items (i.e., parking space, promotion packages) in which the winning bid is $10,000 or more.
What to Wear - The Country Palooza music festival is all about comfort! Your favorite dungarees and western inspired shirt will have you looking just right; add some cowboy books and you’ll be “on point!” You could also choose to wear your favorite country artist t-shirt or (if your feelin’ like an outlaw) dress as your favorite country performer! This is an outdoor event so you may think about a wrap or denim jacket for the evening.
The Gala volunteers have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in this program. The date-stamp of the printed information is April 11, 2019.
All guests receive a welcome cocktail upon arrival. For the first time ever, the entire gala will have a fully hosted bar. All Access guests will have premium wine during dinner and admission to the Tumbleweed Terrace All Access Concert Platform and Bar. VIP and All Access guests will also have Lone Star VIP Lounge available after the program.
Parking information along with the event map will be sent to you prior to the event via mail. Rideshares (i.e., Uber or Lyft) are encouraged. Sponsors and VIP ticket holders have valet parking and a parking pass will be sent to you directly.
We do accept proxy bids from non-attendees. For more information, contact
Note of Gratitude
The School is grateful to its volunteers for the countless hours they have poured into ensuring the success of this year’s Gala, Country Palooza. Thank you for all your time, energy, love and devotion to the Parker family.
Please contact the Gala volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions before the event. For questions after the event, please contact the Advancement Office at
858 / 569-7900.