Silent Auction



Book Club Bonanza

Have Kelly Justice, owner of Richmond's highly regarded Fountain Bookstore [] on Shockoe Slip, speak to your book club or a group of friends and bring free books and other goodies! Kelly will speak to groups of at least 10 people within a 25-mile radius of downtown Richmond. She'll talk about all the great resources available for your book club. Also, learn how to organize a book club, ways to improve your group's discussions, how to create your own private Facebook group so you dish between meetings, and even where you can buy your best wine! A book lover's delight!

Estimated value $100.

Lunch with Nancy Ross Hugo

Lunch for you and a friend and one signed copy of Seeing Trees:  Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees. In addition to a wonderful day, you'll take home  your very own copy of Nancy Ross Hugo's newest book with photos by Robert Llewellyn.

Estimated value $100.

Arrange mutually agreeable date and place through Louise Seals. Must be used by Dec. 31, 2012.

Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

Enjoy the storied hospitality of the historic Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center for a night. This Double Tree by Hilton hotel will welcome you with its signature warm chocolate chip cookies and end your visit with a scrumptious breakfast for two in the Regency Room. Built in 1882, the Tudor-style hotel is located in downtown Roanoke within a short stroll of museums, galleries, restaurants and shopping, including a Farmers Market. There are no blackout dates but the gift certificate is subject to availability, and you must call for reservations.

Estimated value $229.

Natural Bridge Vacation Package

Natural Bridge
One night's stay at the historic Natural Bridge Hotel for two. Dinner for two and country breakfast for two in the Colonial Dining Room. Attraction tickets:
  • The Natural Bridge
  • Caverns
  • Virginia’s new indoor butterfly garden — “Butterflies at The Bridge”
  • Cedar Creek Nature Trail
  • Monacan Indian Village
  • Natural Bridge Wax Museum, Toy Museum
  • Evening presentation beneath the Bridge, Drama of Creation

Stated value $225.

Cape Charles House Bed & Breakfast

Cape Charles Inn

One night's stay includes full gourmet breakfast plus wine and cheese and/or tea and sweets.

Stated value $140.

Refuge Inn, Chincoteague Island

One night's stay at the Refuge Inn for two, with purchase of one night's stay. Includes two beach cruiser bicycles for one day or two beach chairs and one umbrella for one day. Also a very cool hat, bumper stickers, tote bag and CD, "Music to Read By." (Lodging and equipment rental not available for holiday weekends nor Pony Penning.)

Stated value $150

Chincoteague Seafood Festival, two tickets

Sample the best-of-the-best local seafood. It's a spring tradition on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. "Little Neck" clams, oysters, fish and a variety of sides plus live music by Bigger Dream. Saturday, May 5, noon–4 pm, Tom's Cove Park, Chincoteague Island.

Stated value $80.

Civil War Walking Tour

Brown's Island
Don Pierce, founder and publisher of the Guide to Virginia's Civil War and, the leading Civil War travel publications, will guide your personal group tour of Civil War Richmond. The winner will choose one of the five tours titled collectively "Eye of the Storm: Civil War Richmond," which were developed by Don. Read about them at This prize is for a group of up to six people at a mutually convenient time. The tours typically last one hour or a bit more.

Must be used within six months.
Estimated value to Civil War history fans: priceless.

E-book Formatting

Have a manuscript? Let Page One Design turn it into an E-book. Page One will provide conversion services to prepare your manuscript for Kindle and most other electronic distribution. The winning bidder will be entitled to cover design, text formatting, up to four images, ISBN and consultation on how to submit to Amazon Kindle. Requires manuscript in MS Word or text and color images at a resolution of at least 600 dpi. Does not include copy editing.

Must be used within 12 months.
Estimated value $250.

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