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NEW DATE,Our Lady of Sorrows School 11th Annual Tricky Tray on Nov. 16

by: Sue Adler
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UPDATE!  Hi! The OLS Tricky Tray has been moved to Friday November 16 because of Superstorm Sandy. We hope that everyone will be able to put the chaos of the past two weeks aside for an evening and join us for a fun filled night!

Our Lady of Sorrows School in South Orange will host yet another unforgettable Tricky Tray, their 11th annual fundraiser. Come and join this fun Tricky Tray which starts at 6:00 pm at the school’s gymnasium.

There are more than 200 fabulous prizes in store for guests including a $1000 gift card from American Express. Other prizes include Giants and Jets tickets, a 40-inch Sony Bravia LCD High Definition TV, designer bags, tickets to Broadway shows and a whole lot more. The prizes are definitely above and beyond the ordinary items in a raffle.

The draw will start at 8:00 pm. Admission fee is $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. Adults only.

Here are the major details for the event.

  • ·        What: 11th Annual Tricky Tray
  • ·        Where: Our Lady of Sorrows School Gymnasium, 172 Academy Street, South Orange
  • ·        When: November 9, 2012
  • ·        For ticket reservation, call 973-762-5169
  • ·        E-mail address: [email protected]

Our Lady of Sorrows School

Our Lady of Sorrows is a private Catholic elementary school in South Orange established in 1890 and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The school opened during the leadership of Rev. John Salaun in April of 1875.

What is a Tricky Tray?

Some of you have probably attended tricky tray events before. But there are also a number of people out there who are not familiar with this concept.  So what exactly is a tricky tray? Tricky tray fundraisers are known by many names — brown bag auctions, Chinese basket actions, gift auctions, as well as penny auctions. At these fundraisers, guests will buy raffle tickets and place them in canisters close to the items they want to win. Each guest can buy as many tickets as they want to increase the chances of winning. Our Lady of Sorrows 11th Annual Tricky Tray admission is sold for $25-30, which comes with a sheet of tickets.

Tricky Trays are not that easy to set up and hence their name. But with good organizers, any tricky tray event can surely be a success. Prizes are displayed on tables and each will have a box near them. Prizes can be categorized according to the retail value or size so that it will be easier for participants to decide on what to bid.

Surely the most exciting part of any tricky tray, and especially true for Our Lady of Sorrows is, of course, the end of the event when the winners are called. Now over a decade later — don’t miss this chance to support the school and have a few laughs too.

Good luck!

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