2021 Gateway Woods HYBRID Auction

We can't wait to see you the first week in August! 

Going 100% virtual in 2020 allowed people from greater distances to participate, which proved that we must keep an online component going forward. We also know that so many of you missed being on campus and we missed having you here! Therefore, after careful and prayerful consideration, the Auction Committee has decided that a hybrid Auction is what will allow the most people to participate in the way that they prefer

What will the first ever hybrid Auction look like?

In-Person Auction

For those who are able, join us for a live, in-person event on Saturday, August 7th like usual (with a few extra precautions, of course, based on local guidelines). Not only will you be able to connect with friends, purchase a pork chop sandwich, or sip a lemon shakeup, there will be exclusive items you won’t be able to find on the online silent auction.

Online Silent Auction

For those who prefer (whatever the reason), you can participate online August 4th - August 6th. There will be exclusive items you won’t be able to find at the in-person Auction. You can join us online even if you plan to come in-person and will be able to pick up your items on Saturday, August 7th. Otherwise, we’ll make drop-off or delivery arrangements the week following the in-person Auction.

To get updates on details of this year’s hybrid Auction, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. For email notifications, fill out the form below.

If you're interested in donating items but don't know what to donate check out our  Amazon Gift Registry where you can purchase items and ship them straight to us!

Thank you for your patience, prayers, and support of the ministry of Gateway Woods through the Auction.

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Tent Sponsors

  • National Oil & Gas Logo
  • Kaehr Excavating Logo
  • Meyer Building Logo
  • Eicher Excavating Logo
  • BAC Electric Logo

2021 Auction Announcement

Auction Committee

Cyndee Fiechter

Cyndee Fiechter

Auction Chairman

Jeremy Reinhard

Jeremy Reinhard

Auction Coordinator

Kristi Reinhard

Kristi Reinhard

Auction Coordinator

Brent Stoller

Brent Stoller

GWFS Auction Board Member

Mark Maibach

Mark Maibach

Chief Financial Officer

Joe Beer

Joe Beer

On-Site & Facility Coordinator

Bonny Reimschisel

Bonny Reimschisel

Item Coordinator

Chad Kaeb

Chad Kaeb

Development Director

Jon Ringger

Jon Ringger

Communications Coordinator

Nichole Suvar

Nichole Suvar

Assistant Item Coordinator

Paul Suvar

Paul Suvar

Volunteer Coordinator

Accomodations

Comfort Suites North - 260.480.7030
3302 E Dupont Rd, Ft. Wayne, IN 46825

  • Double queen w/pullout for $89 + tax
  • Rooms reserved under "Gateway Woods" (Reserve by July 23 for rate)

Hampton Inn - 260.483.3999
3520 E Dupont Rd, Ft. Wayne, IN 46825

  • Double queen standard for $129 + tax
  • Rooms reserved under "Gateway Woods" (Reserve by July 23 for rate)

14505 Klopfenstein Rd | Leo, IN 46765 | 888.443.4283 | Fax.260.627.3601

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Testimonials

I remember that a lady bid almost $1,000 on a lemon shakeup. That's crazy! People don't just do that sort of thing, but it's awesome to see that people want to give that way to Gateway.

Taylor (Former Resident)

The Lord blessed once again, and supplied an auction day record bounty of $638,000. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Ed (Executive Director)

It always blesses me to see the variety of items donated, the generosity of donors, and the joy with which the volunteers from all over serve. The auction would not be what it is without so many being willing to contribute. It amazes me every year!

Heather (Former Assistant Item Coordinator)

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Common Questions

Please contact your local church representative or fill out the form above.

If you would like your item promoted in our Summer Gatepost, please give us the details by the second week of June. Otherwise the items need to be given to your local Gateway Representative by July 15.

No. We only take new items. We have found that over the years used and antique items just won't sell as well as a new item.

If you are 21 or older (or younger and accompanied by an adult), and come on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, ask around to see who is the volunteer coordinator, and that person will find you a job. If it is Thursday or Friday when you come out, ask for Joe Beer. There are always jobs that need to be filled in the days leading up to the auction.

Contact your local representative. There are usually several trailers going to various areas.

Yes, this is a family event and there are things for kids from jump houses to rides to a teen auction.

The Online Silent Auction ends Friday night. While we would love to get your items in your hands that night, we have to make sure everything is accounted for prior to distributing to the winning bidders. We have items available for pickup on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. next to the Clerking Station in the White Tent. If you are not available to pick up on Saturday, we will be shipping or delivering items within 2 weeks after the Auction.

Yes. The goal of the Teen Auction is for teenagers from ages 13-19 to bring their own money, and under the guidance of auctioneer Clark Stoller, learn how to bid in a real auction. It takes place at noon in the Green Tent.

We’ll be following local guidelines for an outdoor event which means we won’t be requiring masks on Auction Day. The Food Tent will be requiring gloves, per usual and be asking volunteers a list of standard questions when they check in for duty. Hand sanitizer will be placed in high touch areas such as food vendors, clerking, and cashier stations.

No. The Online Silent Auction will be taking the place of the in-person silent auction.

No. But the Teen Auction is still happening in the Green Tent at Noon.

YES! Please do! However, because we are using different software for the Online Silent Auction and in-person Auctions, you will still need to register to get a bidder number when you show up on campus on Auction Day.

While things can change from year to year, for the most part we always have breakfast sandwiches, pork chop sandwiches, sloppy joes, potato curls, lemon shake-ups, smoothies, coffee, pizza, popcorn, candy, and the like. This year, we’ll also have Gateway Farms serving BLT sandwiches, and Faire Coffee serving barista-crafted coffee beverages.