Items are now being accepted for the annual silent auction benefiting the Texas Newspaper Foundation.
The auction is a popular feature of the annual TPA Convention and Trade Show, scheduled June 10-12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.
Items will be on display and up for bid during the trade show reception Thursday evening, June 10, and again on Friday morning, June 11. Bidding ends at 11:45 a.m. Friday, when winners will pay for and pick up their items.
Items of all kinds have made past auctions successful, including collectibles and home décor items; sports paraphernalia and memorabilia; regional culinary treats and local agricultural products, such as Texas-grown olive oil, wine and honey; books; and newspaper-themed fashion accessories and wall art.
Contact TPA Executive Director Mike Hodges at email@example.com or 512-477-6755 to donate items prior to the convention.
Members may also bring auction items with them to the registration desk at the convention.
Funds raised at the auction benefit the foundation’s support of the Texas Center for Community Journalism, now located at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.
TCCJ provides mid-career training for newspaper professionals, including the Revenue Conference, which was held as a virtual event in August 2020 during pandemic restrictions.
The foundation also sponsors the Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame, recognizing leaders for their contributions to the Texas newspaper industry and their continuing impact through mentorship of other journalists.