Grab your hats and place your bets for the annual Nixon Elementary auction, Kentucky Derby Party! The auction will take place on Friday, April 28th from 6:00-11:00 PM at 

Wedgewood Pines Country Club


This year's (adults only) auction will feature a light meal and themed cocktails, a silent and virtual auction, Derby Best Dressed contest, adult and kid Socials to host or purchase,

Derby theme games and much more! 




Tickets are $60 and can be purchased here. Each ticket will include a $10 Uber voucher that will be sent to ticket holders the night of the auction.  


Auction Donations


Do you have a vacation property? Or season tickets to a sporting event? Consider donating a weekend or a set of tickets to the auction


Have a local business and want to be a sponsor? Supporting the auction is a great way to advertise a business in front of hundreds of local families, and provides marketing exposure to show your commitment to education within our community. 


Grade Level Baskets


A wonderful, longstanding Nixon tradition as part of the Auction is Themed Baskets sponsored by each grade!


The themes for each grade level basket for this year are:
Kindergarten - Sports Family Fun
First Grade - LEGOS
Second Grade - Summertime Fun
Third Grade - Adult Date Night
Fourth Grade - Mad Scientists
Fifth Grade - Gaming Galore


The PTO is coordinating the collection of donations and purchasing of items for each basket and our goal is to collect $10-15 per family, but please feel free to contribute what you are comfortable with. Additionally, a special gift donation such as event tickets, a weekend at your vacation home or timeshare, sports memorabilia or a fun family experience in place of a monetary donation toward any grade level basket is welcome. Any donation is truly appreciated!


We have an incredible track record of parent participation in this effort and hope this year will be no different! Our deadline for receiving your donation is Friday, March 31, 2023.

Monetary donations can be made here. To donate a special gift item, please contact us directly to discuss the donation. We can be reached best via email at and


We hope you will consider supporting your child’s class, the Auction and Nixon in this way. Thank you so much for your support!




What is a Social? These are small parties that you and your friends can host for adults or children. Parties can have fun themes like dodgeball or swim parties, or wine tasting and tea parties. We encourage you to gather your friends and get creative! 


Spots to attend Socials will be sold during the auction and all proceeds will go to the PTO. 

If you want to host a Social click here to fill out the Google form. Any questions, email the auction committee:


Auction Preview to Come


Stay tuned for an online auction preview in the coming weeks! Should you have any auction donations, or questions about socials, please reach out to the auction committee: 


Thank You Auction Committee


Angela Daniels - Chair Lynn Parise
Kristen Clark Joan Raynor
Julie Durgin Lizzie Rogers
Abby Kaufman Kyla Ruane
Kat Liddle Jess Seney
Prema Menon Jamie Sussman
Zenoo Moochhala Laura Willard
Amy Murray