By Peninsula Daily News staff
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The auction will now run until 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.
It had been scheduled to end at 2 p.m. Friday (today).
Barbara Frederick, executive director of the Port Angeles Downtown Association, which is sponsoring the auction, said the decision to extend was made after heavy rain dampened downtown traffic on Friday — just as the bidding was starting to pick up momentum.
Each participating Port Angeles downtown business is advertising its donated auction item in a window or entrance door, with the item and bid sheet inside.
Winning bidders will be contacted by phone by a Red Cross representative on Friday, Dec. 7, who will collect the money and issue receipts so the merchandise can be picked up from the businesses.
The downtown association held similar auctions for victims of the great 2004 tsunami in south Asia, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Items up for bid include gift certificates, clothes, gift items, Port Angeles Symphony tickets and a certificate for a free quarter-page advertisement in the Peninsula Daily News.
Almost 30 businesses are participating:
Aglazing Art, 207 W. First St. — A purple, green and white fused-glass bowl.
Mark'd Body Art, 118 W. First St. — Gift certificate.
Anime Kat, 10 W. First St. — Rental pass.
Steppin' Out Salon, 125 W. First St. — Gift certificate for hair service.
Peninsula Daily News, 305 W. First St. — Gift certificate for quarter-page advertisement in the PDN.
Fiddleheads, 126 W. First St. — Gift certificate.
InSpired!, 24-B W. First St. — Om lamp.
Captain T's, 114 E. Front St. — One-of-a-kind denim jacket.
Twisted Mischief, 108 E. First St. — Tobacco pipe/Ambrosia gift certificate.
Sound Bikes & Kayaks, 120 E. Front St. — Gift certificate.
What's In Store, 115 E. Railroad — Unisex jacket with horse design/woman's reversible leopard-print jacket.
Odyssey Bookstore, 114 W. Front St. — Four-foot stuffed giraffe.
Port Book & News, 104 E. First St. — Gift certificate; complete boxed set of “Calvin & Hobbes”; complete boxed set hardcover
Cabled Fiber Studio, 106 N. Laurel St. — Knitted scarf.
Necessities & Temptations, 217 N. Laurel St. — Singing Christmas Snoopy.
Five SeaSuns Bed & Breakfast — One-night stay and two tickets to Port Angeles Symphony concert in February (bid sheet for this at Necessities & Temptations, above).
Sassy Kat Salon, 105 E. First St. — Woman's outfit.
Olympic Stained Glass, 112 N. Laurel St. — Harmony Kingdom Box.
Brown's Outdoor, 112 W. Front St. — Wigwam hat and socks.
White Crane Martial Arts, 129 W. First St. — Six weeks of unlimited lessons plus a uniform.
Unique Treasures Mall, 105 W. First St. — Locally handmade wooden shoe bench/Depression glass serving dish.
Rissa's Barely Consignment, 117 W. First St. — Necklace and earring set, and bid sheets for:
1. Sterling Impressions photographic family portrait package.
2. Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau — Waterfall package containing backpack, playing cards, mugs and other items.
Black Diamond Bridal, 109 E. First St., will accept monetary donations for the American Red Cross and is the bid site for these items:
1. Port Angeles Community Players theater pass and two tickets to Port Angeles Symphony concert in February.
2. One-night stay in a one-bedroom suite at Royal Scott Hotel in Victoria, plus two round-trip tickets on the MV Coho ferry.
Cottage Queen, 119 W. First St. — Piggy bank. It is also the bid site for these items:
1. Sergio's Hacienda gift certificate plus Port Angeles Symphony tickets.
2. Cookie Lee by Tessa Necklace with bronze bow.
3. Quality InCounters Corian cutting board green/Corian cutting board gray.