Auction & Raffle



Featured Auction & Raffle Items

(Check back in October for a complete listing)

Corrydon Lodge, Scotland

High bidder will enjoy a seven day stay with accommodations for 10 (4 bedroom). ​Airfare is NOT included. Restrictions: No peak or high season. Valid for one year from date of Buns & Roses. ​​​​​​​​​​​​

A popular item among our attendees:

"The most charming cottage in Scotland.”

— Cathy Maxwell

"My week at Corrydon was magical!”

— Kerrelyn Sparks

Value: $1,200

Donated by: Chris Simmie & Paul Dailly
Creekwood Lodge, Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Cabin ST49, South Lake Tahoe, California

High bidder will enjoy a seven day stay with accommodations for 8 (4 bedrooms, 3 baths); travel expenses NOT included. Black out dates: week of Christmas, New Year's, and President's Day. Valid for one year from the date of Buns & Roses. No pets allowed.

10-minute drive from Heavenly Ski Resort and a few miles from South Lake Tahoe casinos, Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay.

Value: $2,100 

Donated by: Walt and Denise Coyle
The Claim, Fairplay, Colorado

High bidder will enjoy a seven day stay with accommodations for 10 (3 bedroom, 3 bath); travel expenses NOT included. Available dates: Aug 20-Feb 28 and April 1-May 15. Excludes holiday weeks except for Labor Day week. Valid until 12-31-2019.​​​​​​

This home has it all and is almost beyond description. It even has a fishing lake just to the right of the property. It is wooded on all sides and has gorgeous views of the white-capped mountain peaks. ATV trails, hiking, 4-wheeling, fishing, skiing, restaurants, shopping & much more. ​​

Value: $1,750
Donated by: Tom Finlay
The Signature Buns & Roses Quilt
This unique, one of a kind quilt created especially for Buns & Roses 2019 will be a treasured collectible for any romance writer or reader. This quilt will be raffled! Raffle tickets will be sold at the event. Must be present to win.​

(Quilt pictured is from 2018)

Value: Priceless
Donated by: Wanda Lankford

Did you know...
35% of immigrants make less than $25,000 a year. Most believe they cannot better their lives or get a better job until they improve their English.

The silent auction at Buns & Roses generates fun and excitement while raising funds for the Richardson Adult Literacy Center. 

Please consider a donation to our auction. In recognition of your contribution, you will receive the following:
  • Your name listed in the RALC eNews.
  • Your name and donation listed at the auction tables.
  • Your name and donation listed on the Buns & Roses auction mobile bidding website.
  • Your name listed in the program if your donation is confirmed by October 1 before we go to print.

Items valued at $500+ may be eligible to receive additional benefits, as outlined in our Sponsor Information. 
To Donate:
Step One:    Fill out a donation form. 
Step Two:    By October 1, send completed form to Katie Patterson at  [email protected].
Step Three: By October 1, deliver item to RALC or email photo of item to  [email protected].


Or mail form to:

Richardson Adult Literacy Center
P.O. Box 835936
Richardson, TX 75083

Questions? Contact Katie Patterson at 972-644-5119 or  [email protected]

All items must be received by October 1. 
Donation Form

Did you know...
When immigrants have access to language and literacy instruction, they assimilate more quickly and effectively into communities and become more engaged in the economy.