Friday, April 24, 2009

10th annual Grace Christian School Auction

Don your your boots, tie a bandana around your neck, and head out for a fun evening with friends and neighbors for the 10th annual Boots & Bandana Benefit Auction at Grace Christian School in Staunton.

A favorite year after year, the proceeds benefit the school while providing bargains, live music, silent auction, fellowship with friends, and a BBQ supper followed by the live auction that runs into the evening.

I stopped by GCS today to say hello to everyone and pick up our auction booklet with listings of everything available so we could mark and circle items of interest.

Saturday will find hundreds of folks in attendance at the Grace Christian Activities Center on Middlebrook Road. Registration begins at 3:00 ... $15 per person for those 18 and older which buys you ticket into the event and a BBQ supper ... and the Silent Auction opens for browsing and bidding.

Beginning at 4:00 and for every 15 minutes until 5:00, silent auction tables will be shut down; i.e., 4:00 signals the end of bidding for the RED tables, 4:15 WHITE tables, 4:30 BLUE tables, 4:45 GREEN & ART tables, 5:00 YELLOW tables which contain the Super Silent Items.

At 5:00 they begin serving the BBQ supper and Heaven's Mountain Band will provide entertainment.

At 6:00 the Live Auction begins ... and that's when the fun begins. Be ready with your bidding skills ... there are some sharp shoppers ready to bid you down on an item they have their eye on!
Don't leave early ... door prizes are drawn before the live auction and you have to be there to win.

Some items of interest this year includes gift certificates to Mill Street Grill plus Blackfriar's Playhouse and Coffee on the Corner; 20 bales of straw; camping outfit including tent and other camping necessities and two nights at Natural Chimneys; Gold's Gym 6-month membership; trampoline; antiques; Homestead Getaway Package; San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Getaway; landscaping package; bathroom renovation; Wintergreen Ski Package for Two; one day rental on a Moon Bounce Castle; Parker "Buckbuster" model crossbow; Peachtree sliding doors; antique stained glass window; Outer Banks Getaway; Hotel Roanoke Getaway; Oak Island, NC Getaway; a day of golf at Spottswood Country Club; Inn at Old Virginia Getaway; Osceola Mill B&B Getaway; Shenandoah Valley tour from the air; UVA vs VT end-of-season game football game; much more.

Come on out to the auction and be prepared to have a good time.

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