Mary Jane Auch, Which Came First? Great Goose Egg Auction 2002

On May 11, 2002, we auctioned off 124 eggs, donated by artists, authors, illustrators, and others.

We raised $18,390 for the support of Open Fields School. Approximately $11,000 came from bidders at the auction; nearly $3,700 from bidders on the phone (thanks to CellularOne); $1,000 was donated in a surprise egg by Tomie dePaola, and the rest came from absentee bids left at the auction or submitted via our website.

A price list is available, if you’re interested in seeing what your favorite egg brought at auction.

Thanks to all our wonderful artists, enthusiastic bidders, generous sponsors, and to our inimitable auctioneer, Dean Whitlock.

We’ll be doing this all again in 2004! If you’d like to be on the Open Fields mailing list, and receive notices of this event and other goings-on at the school, email or fill out our request for information form.