Village Improvement Society To Hold Reception For Online And Silent Auctions
Published: February 9th, 2023

Village Improvement Society to hold reception for online and silent auctions A ceramic birdbath is one of the items offered in the Village Improvement Society of Gilbertsville's silent auction, to be held at the Gilbert Block, 5 Commercial Avenue, from 9 a.m. to noon on February 11 and February 18. (Submitted photo)

GILBERTSVILLE — The Village Improvement Society of Gilbertsville (VIS) will hold a preview for items offered in its online auction at the Gilbert Block, located at 5 Commercial Street, on February 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.

All 80 items offered will be on display for people to see before placing bids at VIS members will also be present for those needing help with registering and bidding online.

A separate, silent auction, featuring many quality items, will be held during the reception, at which refreshments will be served. A wide variety of jewelry, handmade journal books, historic block print reproductions, a birdbath, vintage canisters, and more will be offered at the silent auction, which will be held a second time on February 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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The online auction is sponsored by Lambrecht’s Auction, Inc. of Bainbridge, who is generously donating its time, website use, and buyers’ premium to VIS. Bidding ends on February 16 at 7 p.m. Items won must be picked up at the Gilbert block on February 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.

All proceeds from the auctions will go toward much needed improvements on Gilbert Block buildings.

For more information on the online or silent auction, preview, or reception, contact Lynne Ohl at or 607-783-2518.

-Information provided by VIS