Jim and Nancy Parker recently attended the Hachstetler Amish Auction with one thing in mind – to bid on something they could donate to the annual Art, Antiques & Collectibles Auction, sponsored by Clermont Senior Services.
Nancy is a member of the auction committee, while Jim is a former CSS board of trustees member and chairman. Both are strong supporters of the agency’s auction, and besides being donors, they are fun and competitive bidders.
“Jim asked me to mark the quilts I wanted him to bid on. When I saw the Americana quilt, I knew it was the perfect one for our (agency’s) auction. It is red, white and blue with a beautiful Lone Star pattern,” Nancy says. “This county has lost so many to the war in Afghanistan, it just seemed fitting. And, the proceeds will benefit our seniors here in Clermont County, many of whom are veterans.”
"This is a great opportunity for several couples or families to share the bid for this four-bedroom luxury home," says auction committee member Lori Dameron, banking center manager for RiverHills Bank.
The auction is Friday, September 10, at Receptions-Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Appetizers and silent auction start at 5 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m. Auctioneer Joel T. Wilson opens the live auction at 8 p.m., and has the reputation of generating almost the same amount of laughter as bids.
Cost is $40 per person and includes appetizers, dinner and the silent and live auctions. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $20. Raffle prizes are: 32-inch Samsung LCD flat screen TV, 3 Days/2 Nights Lake Cumberland Getaway, Grill (donated by Lowes/Beechmont)/ $250 gift certificate for meat (donated by Lehr's Market), and "The Secret Berry Patch", a framed, signed and numbered print by artist David Atkins. Raffle tickets may be purchased ahead; you need not be present to win.
For more information or to RSVP, please call (513) 724-1255.