While attending your first auction event is very exciting, it can also seem a bit daunting. We hope the following information will answer your questions and help you enjoy the experience – all while raising critical funds for our PTA programs!



February 15th – Invitations sent home with oldest child

February 28th - Last day to secure your room at the Hyatt at our discounted rate.

March 1st – Early RSVP date for early bird ticket price

March 15th – Final RSVP deadline

March 18th – Auction Catalogs arrive home with oldest child 

March 29th – Anchors Aweigh Gala Auction



  • How can I support the auction fundraiser? Attend the event on March 29th! RSVP here. The event promises to be a fabulous evening, and is a great opportunity to meet new people and catch up with old friends, all while supporting our kids and school.
  • What if I cannot attend? If you cannot attend and would like to make a monetary donation, please visit the Give Page on our auction site for donation & sponsorship opportunities. If you would like to volunteer on the day of the event please contact Susan Albertson.
  • What are the details on the raffle? Win your Anchors Aweigh Golden Ticket! Raffle tickets will be sold the night of the auction only ($25 for 5 tickets, $50 for 10 tickets or 20 tickets for $100). Three Golden Tickets will be awarded at $500, $500, $1000. Winners will be announced at the beginning of the live auction. The prize amount will be applied as a cash credit toward auction purchases.
  • What do the auction proceeds fund? Whether you support the fundraiser by donating items, buying raffle tickets, or attending and purchasing items at the live auction, you will be helping to fund Sunset PTA’s many programs and activities for the next two years. Please visit our website for more information!
  • What volunteer opportunities are there? We need all hands on deck to ensure Anchors Aweigh fundraising auction is a success! Help with set up the day of, help during the auction, or with wrap up activities. Please contact Susan Albertson for more details on how you can get involved.



  • When and where will Anchors Aweigh be held? Anchors Aweigh will take place Friday, March 29th, 2019 at the Hyatt Lake Washington. The doors will open and the silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner, the live auction, raffle, and an exciting after party featuring a cocktail lounge, live music and dancing with The Tasty Waves! We expect to be partying late into the night, so plan accordingly! 
  • How do I get tickets? A formal invitation will be sent home with your oldest child on February 15th, an RSVP card will be enclosed with ticket price and payment information. If you prefer to pay with a credit card, please visit our Auction site for online registration. Please note that we can only accept credit card payments online. Mailed RSVPs must be submitted with a check payable to Sunset Elementary PTA. 
  • Will I get an actual ticket? No, your name(s) will be held at the door for check-in. 
  • How do I get my catalog? If you are registered for the event, your auction catalog will be distributed home via your oldest child on Friday, March 18th. Be sure to look for them and get your items highlighted for bidding! 
  • How do I make purchases? At check-in, you will be given a bid number in exchange for your payment information. Throughout the evening, you will use your bid number to purchase any raffle and auction items. At the end of the evening, volunteers will check you out and hand over any tangible items you purchased that evening. 
  • Can I use any credit card to pay for my purchases? We can accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. If you choose to register online, you may elect to store your credit card information at that time for use on the night of the auction. You will also have a chance to do this at registration. 
  • What should I wear? Anchors Aweigh has us thinking Yacht Chic, but please come however you feel most comfortable.     
  • What if I want to spend the night? There is a block of rooms are available at a reduced rate of $149 per night plus tax. To book online please use this link to the Hyatt Lake Washington Sunset Auction room rate. Reserve by 2/28/19 in order to qualify for the reduced rate. Limited rooms available at this rate so book early to guarantee your spot! 
  • Where should I park? Valet and self-parking are at the hotel. Lyft is also a great option! 
  • Where and how do we pick up items won? At the end of the live auction and dinner portion of the gala, Auction winners can pick up all items won outside the main ballroom.  You will have the opportunity to check out, close your tab and pick up auction items.  We encourage you to drop off items to your car or room before attending the after party. 


Still have questions? Please direct any questions or comments to Melissa Valdez O’Connor or Angela Dahrea at sunsetauction2019@outlook.com. We look forward to hearing from you!