Press release here from Asheville Bids for Kids:

Area auctioneers are sponsoring a benefit auction to support five local agencies serving children in need. The auction will be held on December 14 at Brunk Auctions, 117 Tunnel Road in Asheville. Proceeds from the auction will be divided between Caring for Children, Eliada Home, Helpmate, Children First, and Mountain Area Child and Family Center. Representatives from the five agencies will be present at the auction to discuss their programs and highlight their current needs.

Generous donations from local merchants and individuals include vacation packages at the Britton Family Lodge in Highlands, and a lake house retreat; gift certificates at area restaurants including Stoney Knob, Hannah Flanagan’s, Clingman Café (catering for 25), and Blue Water Seafood; private concerts and garden parties; services including hair styling, interior decorating, guided hunting and fishing excursions, massage and acupuncture, and professional carpentry and painting services. Attendees can also bid on works of art, jewelry, truck loads of mulch and gravel, and live Christmas trees. Organizers of the auction are also seeking the donation of a car.

The auction and preview are open to the public. Preview will begin at 5:30 with a silent auction, and wine reception, the live auction beginning at 7 p.m.

For a detailed online listing of all goods and services, go to For further information contact Brunk Auctions, 828-254-6846, or Wilson and Terry Auctions, 828-645-0695.


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