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An Annual Event held in September... We are planning to hold this event on September 19, 2021, more details later

Say good bye to summer and hello to the wonderful fall planting time. This event has been a Tucson Cactus Succulent Society tradition for more than 50 years. And don't forget about all the free ice cream and toppings you can eat! Unfortunately our 2020 annual event was cancelled due to Covid concerns but we hope to have our event again on Sept 19, 2021 at Sky Island High School.

This is a celebration: silent auctions, Free Plants, $2, $5, $10 sale tables and Ice Cream with all the toppings. Bring your excess plants, pots etc for the free plant tables. All we ask is that your plants are free of disease and insects. Better plants will go on the $2.00, $5.00 and $10.00 tables and special plants for the silent auctions, your choice. There will be no discount pricing at the end of the event for the $2.00, $5.00, and $10.00 plants.

Bid sheets and price stickers will be available at the event. The Board has adopted the same policy as we had at Sonoran XII with a high value special silent auction plants. These items will have an opening minimum bid of $20.00 or more set by the donor. At the discretion of the donor, If the item sells for at least the opening bid the donor receives the opening bid price and any amount above that goes to the society. There are always special and or rare plant that will peak you interest.

In the past, we have had at least 3 separate silent auctions during the afternoon. Pots, plants, special cuttings, books, tools etc. are welcome donations for these silent auctions. Free Plants etc. will be available starting a 3:30pm in order to give everyone an opportunity to take some home. We will start the set-up at 1:00pm and the party will start at 3:00pm with the first silent auction ending at about 3:15pm and then about every 25 minutes there after. All you have to do is sign-in, get a bid number and then keep bidding until you hear “PENCILS DOWN STEP AWAY FROM THE TABLE”.

We need volunteers for set-up, sales, and clean-up. Come help and have fun, ask questions, talk with friends, etc., etc., Please feel free to bring your family and friends to this event. You don’t have to be a member or bring plants or buy them, just come and enjoy the event. Everyone is welcome.

Please bring your plants and other items between 1:00pm and 2:30pm for inclusion in this event. There are 4 bid sheets on-line or included in mailed newsletters for your convenience. Just cut, fill out the name of the item and your name only and leave the rest blank. We will finish the process when you bring the items for the auction tables.

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society (TCSS)

PO Box 64759  -  Tucson, AZ 85728-4759   -   Phone: (520) 256-2447  -  Email:

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