Preview of April 18, 2010, silent auction items:

We thought you might like a sneak peek at the fantastic silent auction items that will be up for bid at the 50th anniversary party in April.  Thank you to all who have donated! I  f you would like to make a donation to our silent auction, please contact Heather in the BGA office. 

Check often for updates.

One 2010 Asheville Tourist/ Asheville Independent Restaurant Package

10 box seats plus a $50 gift certificate to participating restaruant
Donated by BGA members Jake & Tina Quinn

70-minute massage session with Asheville On-Site Professional Massage Therapy

"Ephemeral Magic" native Woodland plant package worth $250


From Meadowbrook Nursery 
Owned by BGA Board member Jamie Oxley and his wife, Merri

Seven (!) paintings by local artist Moni Hill

(Does not include painting shown, but does give you sense of Moni's style)


$100 gift certificate plus a shovel from the Weaverville Ace Hardware

Two $50 gift certificates

Highland Brewery Company gift basket 
with goodies and group tour (for up to eight)

Handmade decorative candle holder from Screech Owl Pottery 
by Margaret McLeod

5 yoga classes 
at Weaverville Yoga

Handmade jewelry by Gary Oliver of Oliver Originals

6 gorgeous 
handmade bowls 
by Robert Gunther
 of "Wood'n It Be Nice"

Watercolor print of the image shown here by Suzanne Shaffer

4 vegan cookbooks by Lenore Baum



Generous selection of books to appeal to nature lovers 



A comprehensive eye health evaluation 


REI XR series 10x32 midsize binoculars

Six-month family membership

Six-week yoga introduction to 
Iyengar Yoga class series 
(6 classes in 6 weeks)

Two buckets "pick-your-own" cut flowers

Handmade turquoise ceramic birdbath by potter Beka Hedly


$50 haircut gift certificate and $30 certificate to Willow's Dream retail store



Four VIP passes for Asheville via Gray Line Historic Trolley Tours



Assorted twig hooks (recycled prunings) mounted on recycled local weathered wood 
by artist 
Donna Wahmann

4 handmade mugs by potter Mary Lou Gillum

(picture gives an idea 
of her style)



Large painting featuring warbler by 

Lisa K. Walraven

(Does not include painting shown, but does give you sense of Lisa's style)


A fresh chocolate cake from Well-Bred Bakery



2 handmade handbags 
by Jan Van Ess



Two tickets to the Asheville Symphony



This painting by prominent local artist Karen Weihs measures 35" by 45" valued at $2500 
(donated by 
Dorothy Stickney)




Two pairs of handmade earrings by Bellabijou

(actual earrings shown)



A Blueberry plant, "Invincible Spirit" hydrangea, $50 gift certificate, and a gardener's gift basket from Reems Creek Nursery and Landscaping



Best-selling book "Wicked Plants" plus carnivorous plant T-shirt (size M) from 
The  Compleat Naturalist



2 one-year subscriptions to "WNC Magazine"



Reproduction print taken from the original painting by Pierre Redoute, 1759-1840 
donated by BGA member 
Wanda Meeks.





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