Parade of Hearts Online Auction Details Announced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Auction for the parade of heartswhich have been very popular for the past few months in the Kansas City area, will officially begin this week.

Details were announced on Tuesday afternoon along with the online-only portion of the auction opens Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock. Auctions will end at noon on Friday, June 17.

Between these times, people will be able to bid on their favorite heart(s) by click here.

Parade of Heart organizers say it’s incredibly simple and designed to help you easily manage your auctions.

A username, password and credit card are required to bid. Checks and cash payments are not valid for the online auction.

The organization said a few favorite hearts may not be found because either a prominent sponsor was able to keep their sponsored heart or a particular heart will be in the live auction on June 17.

More details about the live auction will be shared next week.

Hearts were originally scheduled to be collected on May 31, but the team saw the praise and decided to push the final day back to June 10. The organization said the removal of hearts will begin on Saturday, June 11.

More than 150 local artists have created the 5ft designs that showcase the iconic KC heart symbol in a new way.

Their goal is to raise essential funds to support so many affected by the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.

The organizers behind the hearts made a map of their locations to hunt them all a little easier.

Brian McClendon, a native of Lawrence, Kansas and inventor of Google Earth, also created a interactive map for those looking for hearts in the last few weeks.

An app is also available which has a map with GPS locations for each heart, an interactive scavenger hunt, artist bios, and a way for you to create your own virtual KC heart.

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