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GreatTVAuction 2015


Welcome to the 2015 GreatTVAuction!

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Celebrating our 39th year as a premier event in the Miami Valley, the GreatTVAuction is proud to bring our community another year of bidding, buying and supporting your public television station- ThinkTV! The auction airs LIVE on ThinkTV16 & 14 April 6-11 but you have the opportunity to begin bidding on Major Gift Items (items valued at $500 or more) beginning March 3rd thanks to our partners at Dayton Daily News! Bidding online is easy, simply click here to register, or, if you have bid online with us in the past, click here to log-in!

There are multiple options for viewing items up for bid online during the GreatTVAuction. The first option is by boards. Tonight Board items range in value from $500-$999, Big Board items range in value from $1,000-$2,499 and Super Board items are valued at $2,500 or more. You also have the option to view the items by Category, separating by item type rather than item value.

Once the Auction goes live on ThinkTV (April 6th at 6 p.m.) you may want to tune in and watch your bids simultaneously. Here's how it works- once you place an online bid, the volunteers will post your bid on the electronic boards in the studios. You can watch ThinkTV16&14 for updates on the items you are bidding on and continue to place bids, either online or by phone, if you so choose. There are 25 phones in the studios taking phone bids at the same time you are bidding online so you may want to monitor your bid! The high bidder will receive a conformation call within an hour of the item closing.

Of course we have many more items up for bid on the GreatTVAuction! Our general merchandise donors have contributed hundreds of items valued from $50-$499 that will be available for bid by phone each night of the auction. Be sure to tune in for a chance to win these wonderful items as well. Below, you will see a list of extra generous general merchandise donors whose contribution to the auction totaled more than $500! There is also a list of donors who are sponsoring, underwriting or providing in-kind services to the auction. We would like to thank these donors- they help offset the cost of producing and running the auction making the event an even greater success!

Items up for bid on the GreatTVAuction will be picked up at our studios located in Downtown Dayton during designated Pick-Up & Pay hours. These hours are Tuesday, April 7 through Saturday April 11, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. or Sunday, April 12th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

If you are a business owner or community member who would like to donate to the auction, please click here to review the promotion level fact sheet. This outlines the various levels of exposure a donation can receive. If you would like to donate, click here to fill out a donor form. This can be returned to our offices via mail, email or via fax to 937-220-1650. We will then contact you about the next step!

We thank you for your continued support of the GreatTVAuction! We are thrilled tohave you be a part of our largest fundraiser of the year! All proceeds from the televised fund-raising event directly benefit ThinkTV. Hundreds of volunteers make this event happen. Donors from national, regional and local companies contribute items for auction and sponsorship dollars to pay for this event. ThinkTV covers 31 counties in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky; over two million households tune in each week making us the most widely used educational and cultural resource in Southwest Ohio. If you have any questions regarding biding, donating or volunteering for the auction, please contact the auction office at 937-220-1669.

General Merchandise Donors over $500

Abbey Road Chimney Sweep Kroger Food Stores
American Veterans Heritage Center, Inc. LaComedia Dinner Theatre
Bella Vino Wine Merchants Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken/Far Hills Development
Ben & Jerry's Mammoth Cave Hotel
Bonbright Distributors Inc. Miami Valley Dance Council
Brio Tuscan Grille Mike Elsass/Color of Energy Gallery
Bryce-Branton/Indian Summer Foods MircaleCorp Products
Buckeye Green Cleaners Montgomery County Fair
Cabot Creamery Cooperative Natural Springs Resort
Champaign County Preservation Alliance Nonnie Wallers Parlor
Club Marinole Swim Club Oakwood Electrolysis
Dayton Door Sales, Inc. Park N Go Airport Valet Parking
Dayton Funnybone Peltier Family Chiropractic
Dayton Hydroponics Playhouse South Community Theatre
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Red Dragon Oriental Medicine
Dickman Supply, Inc. RiversEdge Canoe
Dixie Coins & Stamps Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
Drake's Downtown Gym Sinclair Community College
Englewood Fun Center Skateworld of Kettering
First Farm Inn Bed & Breakfast Skyline Chili
Glass by James Michael & Co The Human Race Theatre Company
Green Vista Water Gardens The Siebenthaler Company
Gregory's Tuxedos TJ Chumps
Ha Ha Pizza Up and Running
Hazards Miniature Golf Veleta Wines
Hickory River Smokehouse Weber Jewelers
House of Kabab Wendy's of Dayton & Springfield
Houser Asphalt & Concrete
K & K Studio & Video Ye Olde Trail Tavern
Kevin Mote Fireplaces and Stoves, Inc. Young's Jersey Dairy
Kings Island  

Sponsors, Underwriters and In-Kind Donors

AAA Mat Company Lexis Nexis
A Catered Affair LION
Ace Provision, Inc. Little Miami River Catering
Acuff Fire Protection LJB Inc.
All Images Max & Erma’s
Belmont Catering McCoy Catering Service
Bernstein's Fine Catering Miami Valley Dance Council
Bob Evans Midwest Business Machines
Bob Evans- E. Dorothy Lane Mike-Sell's Potato Chip Company
Bonbright Distributors Montgomery Paper Company
Cabot Creamery Cooperative Oregon Printing
Cassano's Pizza & Subs Premier Health
City of Dayton Police Department Premier One Produce
Crowne Plaza Dayton Rent-A-Center
Danis Building Construction Company Schwebel Bakery
Dayton's Original Pizza Factory Scottissue
Dorothy Lane Market- Washington Square Spaghetti Warehouse
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group SRC
Dragon China St. John's United Church of Christ- Dayton
Fifth Third Bank Submarine House
Freund, Freeze & Arnold Tanger Outlet Mall Jeffersonville
Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. T.C. Storc
Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Teradata
Gordon Food Service Thai 9 Cuisine of Thailand & Sushi Restaurant
Gosiger, Inc. The Cakery
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches The Dayton Power and Light Company
KEY-ADS, INC. The Dupps Company
Killer Brownie Distributing, LLC Towne & Country Animal Clinic
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Window World of Dayton
Kroger Food Stores Woodhull, LLC
LaRosa's Inc. Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken/Far Hills Development  
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