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In July of 1976, Dennis Crafferty, native of New Jersey, agreed to donate a few hours of his time at the Annual St. Joseph's Center Festival. As fate would have it, a mutual friend introduced him to Nancy Cawley, and thus began a twenty-five year relationship between the Crafferty’s and St. Joseph's Center.
At the 2000 Festival, a live auction was to be held on the grounds, but a monsoon-like storm on Sunday forced the auction to be postponed until September. On Sunday, September 17, the first St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Auction was held in the Cognetti Room, and Dennis was asked to be the auctioneer. Little did we know that this would be his final contribution to St. Joe’s, as Dennis died unexpectedly the next day.
In his memory, the Dennis Crafferty Memorial Auction has been held each year.
This Year We Welcome You To Our 21st Annual Dennis Crafferty Auction
Once again, we are pleased to include "St. Joseph's Center Wishes" for auction participants to fund. This has been a popular part of the Auction for the past several years. The Wishes are valued at $50, $100, $200, $250, $500, and $1,000 and $2,500 amounts. They fund various items such as Christmas Wishes, Community Events, Art Supplies, Furniture, Adaptive Equipment and much more. On behalf of those individuals who will benefit from your donation, please accept our sincere gratitude for your kindness to those who live at or receive services from one of the many programs.
Dear Friend of Saint Joseph’s Center,
Welcome to the 21st Annual Dennis Crafferty Memorial Auction hosted by the Saint Joseph’s Center Auxiliary. The Auction will open on Friday, November 12th at Noon and close on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 8 pm EST.
Your support for the Auction and all endeavors of the Auxiliary makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of children and adults. The generous response from friends, family, and the local business community exceeded our expectations once again this year. We are tremendously grateful for all who donated items or gift certificates, hosted or participated in a Shop Around, or solicited donations. We are indeed blessed by all volunteers who show their love for the mission of Saint Joseph’s Center.
So, you might be wondering how an online auction works? You’ll want to begin by browsing the carefully selected items available on your phone, laptop or computer. You can view by scrolling through all items or highlighting one of the categories, First Act (higher priced or one of a kind items), Entertainment/Technology, Home, For Her, For Him, Children’s, Gift Certificates, Outdoor and Wishes.
There is no cost to view the online auction items. HOWEVER, if you wish to bid on item(s) a credit card must be entered. Payment will only be required on items you win or wishes you choose to donate.
First step: Please register by completing the “registration section”. Credit card information is required in order to place bids or buy “Wishes”. You may purchase a “Wish(es)” at any time and complete the payment transaction. Auction items will be charged once the bidding is closed on November 20th.
Pick Up Arrangements:
Items can be picked up at Saint Joseph’s Center, DeNaples Family Community Services Building, 320 South Blakely Street in Dunmore. Please note that you should park on Pine Street across from the Dunmore Fire Department. Do not double park on Pine Street as the Fire Department will be unable to safely exit in an emergency. An Auxiliary volunteer will meet you and bring your purchases to you curbside.
Items can be picked up:
Sunday, November 21st between 12 Noon and 6:00 PM
Monday, November 22nd between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM
*If you are unable to pick up your items during this time, alternative arrangements can be made by emailing Auxiliary@stjosephscenter.org. If you have questions now or later, please contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-207-6656.
As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we give special thanks to our friends and benefactors for their continued generosity and support. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones.
Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM
President and CEO, Saint Joseph’s Center