The Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association (BVPA), a 501 (c)3 tax exempt organization, is committed to creating awareness of our natural environment by providing education and outreach to the general community about ways to conserve, protect and enjoy the Bayou Vermilion Watershed.
We have joined forces with Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Environmental Quality Department of Public Works and local High Schools to present an On-Line Auction of nine (9) Painted Rain Barrels (55 Gallon). Proceeds from the auction will be divided with 40% going to the schools and 60% to BVPA.
By participating in the 2016 On-Line Painted Rain Barrel Auction, each bidder agrees to these auction rules. 1.You may bid by filling out the on-line bid form any time until the Auction closes at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016. 2.Winners will be announced at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Farmers and Artisans Market at the House Farm. You do not have to be present to win. Winners will be notified by e-mail or phone. 3.You must arrange to pay and pick up your rain barrel at: The Dean Domingues Compost Facility, 400 Dugas Road (off N. University between Pont De Mouton and Gloria Switch Road Lafayette, LA 70506) before Friday March 18, 2015. If you are unable to pick up your rain barrel during this time, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org schedule another pick up time. Items not paid for and picked up by this time will be offered to the 2nd highest bidder. 4.All items are “as is.” 5.The fair market value of an unpainted rain barrel is $62.00. Items have not been appraised. The amount you pay above this fair market value estimate is normally tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor to clarify amount of deduction. 6.Payment for items purchased must be made in full when you pick up your rain barrel. We accept check payable to BVPA or PayPal.. 7.Each person bidding assumes all responsibilities related to the auction and items obtained at the auction and agrees to BVPA, LCG and the school harmless from any liability. 8.In the event of a dispute, the Auction Chair will act as final authority.