Many Clubs and organisations run a “Christbaumversteigerung” or Auction after Christmas each year to raise funds for their organisation.
On the 6th January 2016, it was the turn of the Drachselsried Freiwillige Feuerwehr (volunteer Fire Service) to hold its annual Christbaumversteigerung, meaning Auction. The hall at the Falter Brewery opened at 18:00 and the evening began at 19:00.
First was a Tombola or raffle for a number of prizes.
Each item had a number. The tickets cost €1 for 3 tickets and all the prizes were donated. Members of the Fire Service went from table to table selling the tickets. Most tables were full of guests and won prizes, which range from wine, spirits, and bier krugs, chocolates, teddy bears, dishes and many small items.
Auction, see part 2