Auction Extravaganza hosted

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Abbe Bragg was pleased with the purse she got at the auction.

Auction Extravaganza was held at Auction Ventures in Hoschton on March 30. The live and silent auction packed the house to benefit the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council and the Hoschton Historic Commission.

Robbie Bettis, who is also president of the HHAC, served as auctioneer.

With the Dr. L.C. Allen Home to become the headquarters for the HHAC and its planned art-related classes, the proceeds will help work begin to ready the home with an April 14 open house and work day planned along with a May 12 grand opening event. Volunteers are being recruited for the work day which will give the community a chance to see what the L.C. Allen House can become.

The preservation of the house will possibly become a joint project for the two organizations.

Auction Extravaganza

Auction Extravaganza was held at Auction Ventures in Hoschton on March 30. The live and silent auction packed the house to benefit the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council and the Hoschton Historic Commission. Robbie Bettis, who is also president of the HHAC, served as auctioneer. With the Dr. L.C. Allen Home to become the headquarters for the HHAC and its planned art-related classes, the proceeds will help work begin to ready the home with an April 14 open house and work day planned along with a May 12 grand opening event. Volunteers are being recruited for the work day which will give the community a chance to see what the L.C. Allen House can become. The preservation of the house will possibly become a joint project for the two organizations.

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Carl Tanner, a member of the HHAC and the Hoschton Historical Commission, was among those enjoying the pasta dinner coordinated by Astra Graham.
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HHAC President Robbie Bettis served as auctioneer for the fundraiser.
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HHAC member Martha Martin was selling raffle tickets for the HHAC fundraiser. Tickets will be available for the June drawing at several upcoming events. A package of handmade art including a cypress bench, a Clete Meaders vase, a handmade quilt and a Hewell Pottery Jug will be in the drawing along with a researched and Regie Kennedy designed family crest . Raffle winners for the big-ticket art package or family crest experience will be drawn at the Hoschton Heritage Arts Gala set for June 1. Those raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $25. Tickets will also be available at The Braselton Antique and Gardening Festival April 28-29 in Braselton Park, located at 126 Harrison St.
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The Ponderosa boys created by Luis Ortiz were among the items auctioned at Auction Extravaganza on March 30.
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The community turned out in support of the March 30 fundraiser.
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Jean Beck, Astra Graham and Debra Brooks were handling dinner service detail. All are HHAC members.
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A pasta dinner was cooked and served up for those wanting dinner before the auction. Seventy-four plates were purchased.
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Auction Ventures was filled March 30 with individuals interested in bidding on items donated for the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council and the Hoschton Historical Commission.
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Abbe Bragg was the proud recipient of a handcrafted purse and her sister also got a purse thanks to grandmother Mary Ann Kenerly.
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Charlie Callahan holds up one of the items up for auction. The set of photographs of the covered bridge which existed on Covered Bridge Road/Peachtree Road created attention.
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People waited for their chance to bid on items.
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Bill and Edna Sell were among those supporting the Auction Extravaganza fundraiser.
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Successful bids by Mary Ann Kenerly included the Royal Caribbean cruise for $650.