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Bidding open: Donors provide jewels, cuisine, getaways

2013 Heritage Ball co-chairs Jan and Andy Marshall

Guests of the 40th annual Heritage Ball have an extensive offering of merchandise and entertainment to choose from at the gala’s silent auction, especially local items—from the estate jewels provided by Walton’s Antique and Estate Jewelry to extravagant get-a-ways contributed by both former Ball Chairs Jamey and Jennifer Parker and current Ball Chairs Andy and Jan Marshall. 

Slated for the 2013 auction list is a weeklong beach vacation at WaterColor Beach Resort off of Florida’s Emerald Coast. The newly built five-bedroom home sleeps 14 and includes more than 2,000 square feet of fenced outdoor space, a pool, four porches and four bed swings. The stay is valued at $6,200.
Also up for grabs this year is a six-night stay at a four-bedroom, custom-built vacation home in Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas’s gated community. 
The fabulous home offers an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean, full-time concierge, an on-site chef and a massage therapist. The package is valued at $8,000.
Walton’s Antique and Estate Jewelry donated a vintage sapphire and diamond ring, reminiscent of the ring worn by Diana, Princess of Wales and now Katherine Duchess of Cambridge. The piece is valued at $1,200.
Father Bala, pastor of St. Philip Catholic Church, will offer his chef skills by hosting an authentic Indian dinner, complete with choice libations for a party of eight at St. Philip Church.
Moozie the Ambassador of Kindness will be available for up to 2 hours at your children's, grandchildren's or great-grandchildren's school or church and will provide up to 25 children with the new released book Moozie's Orchestra Adventure along with the CD narrated by Larry Gatlin.
Other auction items include:
• A 17” x 17 “ David Arms painting entitled “Grace,” valued at $365.
• A date night in downtown Franklin with gift certificates to GRAYS on Main and The Franklin Theatre.
• A commemorative Civil War package complete with tickets to the Lotz House, Carton Plantation and the Carter House.
• A private brandy cocktail tasting at GRAYS on Main members’ only club.
• A live performance by nine-piece party band and Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees, Soul Incision, valued at $2,500.
Thousands of dollars are raised each year from the silent auction bids thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals from throughout Williamson County. 
“From Carnton and Roper’s Knob to the Franklin Theatre, and a long list of historic treasures saved in between, the Heritage Foundation has plenty to celebrate at the 40th annual Heritage Ball,” she said. “Each year, it’s a chance to thank our community for caring enough to preserve Williamson County’s legacy by saving the places that matter.”

Posted on: 9/18/2013


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