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  • Magical Christmas Fundraiser Auction Items

    The Annual Christmas Fundraiser and Auction for the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge is almost here! Join us on Thursday, December 6, 2018 for this annual holiday event. In anticipation of our annual event, and all the wonderful items available at the silent auction, we are providing you a "sneak peek" of the items that will be available. Go ahead and "pre-shop" our auction catalog below!  We look forward to seeing you on December 6!

    We have so many wonderful donations from all categories this year!


    Grandfather Mountain "Behind the Scenes" Tour

    Tickets to Grandfather Mountain for 6 with a private behind the scenes tour by one of their naturalists




    Custom Art and Frame

    Beautiful custom-crafted frame by Amy Wald

    Hand painted artwork by Marion Rose







    Tweetsie Railroad 

    Tickets for a family of 4

    2 Adults & 2 Children, good through 2019 season.  





    Custom Glass and Sterling Silver Earrings and Pendant


    Donated By: Maureen Bay



    For The Love Of Chimney Rock Book


    Donated By: Todd Morse







    Fresh Water Cultured Pearls 


    Donated By: Maureen Bay






    $100.00 Gift Certificate 

    The Foundation Performing Arts Center

    2 Adult tickets for the show of your choice for 2018 - 2019 season


    Donated By: Russell Wicker




    April's Boutique

    $100.00 Gift Certificate - Located in Chimney Rock 

    Donated By: April Schick


    Wrought Iron Plant Stand with Seasonal Plant

    Donated By: Aileen Kelly









    Singer Sewing Stand Ski Table 


    Donated By: Bill & Nita Masters 







    Mixed Freshwater Cultured Pearls 50" Long with Sterling Clasp 


    Donated By:  Maureen Bay



    Natives Rest Candles

    2 candle jars & 1 candle tin


    Donated By: Natives Rest





    Wooden Turkey

    Pallet & Red Barn Wood 36" Wooden Turkey with Iron Legs 


    Donated By: Chrys Hardy & Jeff Kirk





    5 Hand Turned Wooden Christmas Trees


    Donated By: Jeff Kirk




    Handmade Red Barn Wood Gate with Wreath 


    Donated By: C&T 






    Drill Bit Box with Poinsettias 


    Donated By: C&T






    Main Street Market 

    $10.00 Gift Certificate - Located in Downtown Rutherfordton



    Small Wood Top with Shelf & Hairpin Legs Table 


    Donated By: C&T 






    Pet Supplies 


    Donated By: Rutherford Pet Supply 




    Handmade Rustic Bookcase with Crow


    Donated By: C&T






    KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum

    4 Passes 





    Moe's Original Bar B Que

    $25.00 Gift Certificate



    Guitar Wall Shelf with Bracket


    Donated By: C&T






    NC State Collegiate #1 Fan Oven Mitt for Grills & Ovens


    Donated By: Rae Frykberg 







    Custom Made Outside Twin Size Swinging Bed

    **Chains and mattresses not included**


    Donated By: Andy Normington



    Custom Made Tennis Racquet Picture Frame


    Donated By: C&T






    Copper Penny Grill

    $10.00 Gift Certificate 





    Handmade Barn Wood Box with Antique Glass Insulators & Tea Light Candles

    Donated By: C&T




    NC Tarheels Collegiate #1 Fan Oven Mitt for Grills & Ovens 


    Donated By: Rae Frykberg






    Spin City's Corner Cafe

    $25.00 Gift Certificate - Located in Spindale 


    Hot Stuff Chili & Soup Bowl Set 


    Donated By:  Spindazzle Gift Shop




    Round Mountain Creamery 

    Tickets for 3 guests - Goat dairy & farmstead nestled in the forest of Black Mountain





    Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria 

    $25.00 Gift Certificate - Located in Spindale






    The Natural Gardener - 8 hours of Labor 

    **Plants not included / offer expires April 15, 2019**


    Donated By: David Ray


    Once 'n Done Resilient & Ceramic Cleaning System 


    Donated By: Robbins Paint & Carpet







    Rose Senehi 6 Book Collection 


    Donated By:  Rose Senehi 




    Clemson Tigers #1 Fan Oven Mitt for Grills & Ovens


    Donated By: Rae Frykberg







    LaZoom Comedy Adventure

    2 Tickets to LaZoom's City Comedy or LaZoom's Haunted comedy tours of Asheville


    Donated By:  LaZoom Tours 


    Navitat Canopy Adventures 

    2 Vouchers for any Zipline tour - Valid through December 6, 2019


    Donated By:  Navitat Canopy Adventures



    10" Cast Iron Covered Pot with Handmade Casserole Carrier 


    Donated By: C&T 





    Beautiful Handmade Patriotic Quilt

    60 x 67 in size and can be used as a quilt or wall art


    Donated By: Anonymous



    SC Gamecocks #1 Fan Oven Mitt for Grills & Ovens 


    Donated By: Rae Frykberg






    Tempered Glass Top Accent Table 


    Donated By:  Cabin Fever




    Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville

    2 Adult & 2 Children passes for a Downtown Asheville Trolley Tour

    *Not valid for the Haunted History or Murder Mystery Ghost Tour*

    Donated By: Ted White, Gray Line Tours

    Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 

    2 Grandstand Tickets for the Coca-Cola 600 on May 26, 2019


    Donated By:  Donna Carpenter, Cabarrus County CVB


    The Adventure Center of Asheville

    2 Passes to the Asheville Treetops Adventure Park & 2 Passes to the Asheville Zipline Canopy Tours


    Donated By:  Sarah Dickson, The Adventure Center of Asheville 


    Rock City Gardens & Ruby Falls 

    Head to Chattanooga and spend the day on Lookout Mountain.  2 adult & 2 kid passes



    Let Chef Randall Spencer Create a Meal For You!

    Old Rock Cafe's, Chef Randall, will prepare a meal for 6 - 8 people in your home.

    Menu created by purchaser and Randall.

    Donated By:  Chimney Rock Mgt. LLC




    Biltmore House Basket

    An assortment of goodies from the Biltmore House including wine, cookbook, mints, corkscrew, dill mix, peach ginger jam, dressing, 2 daytime tickets to Biltmore & more!


    Donated By:  Peggy Dalman





    Jade Turtle Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

    One Acupuncture Treatment 


    Donated By: Autumn Zamzow

    Hand Painted Silk Scarf 


    Donated By:  Sharron Fieber






    Burntshirt Vineyards

    $50.00 Gift Certificate


    Donated By: Burntshirt Vineyards - Chimney Rock, NC 



    Tryon Resort Package 

    $50 Gift Card redeemable at all Tryon Resort locations & restaurants; Golf for 2 at Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club; Shooting clays for 2 at Cleghorn Gun Club.  

    Donated By: Tryon Resort 

    Handmade local candle & soaps + $10.00 Gift Card to Smith's Drug Store, Forest City, NC


    Donated By:  Smith's Drug Store of Forest City







    Forest City Owls Bundle 

    Includes: T-shirt, Ball Cap, Key Lanyard, Miniature Bat, & Owls Softball


    Donated By:  Forest City Owls







    Broad River Coffee Shop Gift Box

    Includes: 10oz Biltmore Roasters Coffee Beans, $25.00 gift certificate, 2 Broad River Coffee Mugs & a gift certificate for 2 tickets to Mini Golf  


    Donated By:  Broad River Coffee Shop






    North State Gas NEW Propane Cylinder & One Gas Fill 

    One NEW 20 lb. propane cylinder with gauge and one gas fill 

    *Must bring to North State Gas, Forest City, NC to fill*


    Donated By:  North State Gas





    Carolina Moon Gift Bag

    Includes:  12oz Bag of Lake Lure Blend Coffee, 12oz Bag of Holiday Blend Coffee, Flair Candle, Vintage Boxed Matches & Carolina Moon Orange Marmalade 


    Donated By: Carolina Moon Coffee Cafe






    Locally made Wood Fire & Salt Glazed stoneware pitcher

    The glaze is baed on a Japanese glaze called "Trmoku".  The pitcher also has two glass runs from pieces of glass pushed into the pot.  Fired in the wood kiln for two days.  One-of-a-kind!


    Donated By: Andrew Stephenson Pottery 






    My Green Room Gift Package

    Includes: 8 oz bag CBD infused gourmet coffee, pumpkin spice latte bath bomb, & Kush Queen pain relief lotion  


    Donated By:  My Green Room 




    Three Custom Wood Bow Ties on Base


    Donated By:  C&T






    Gift Certificate for One Entree at Legends on the Lake, Pinnacle Southern Kitchen or the Gardens

    Donated By:  Rumbling Bald Resort 

    Two (2) Goose Down Pillows Covered in Quilted Buffalo Plaid 


    Donated By:  Chrys Hardy 







    Airhead Super Slice 3 Passenger Towable Tube


    Donated By: Lake Lure Marine





    Traditional 80-Minute Swedish Massage 

    Donated By:  Rumbling Bald Resort


    Two (2) Bottles of Defiant Whiskey, Etched Defiant Whiskey Glass, Bottle of Shaggy Bark Infused Syrup


    Donated By:  Defiant Whiskey



    Victory Kitchen & Restaurant Gift Certificate

    $20.00 Gift Certificate at locally owned Victory Kitchen & Restaurant!  Features delicious breakfast and lunch menus.

    *Call ahead for seasonal hours*


    Donated By: Vicotry Kitchen & Restaurant


    "Mountain Majesty" Sculpture & Poem  

    This original contemporary sculpture is made of stoneware clay, glazed and high fired to emulate bronze and mounted on natural stone.  Total measurements = 20"h x 11"w x 5"d 

    Created by local artist, Diane Breaker


    Donated By: Diane Breaker 






    Paws & Purrs Bakery & Boutique Gift Certificate

    $10.00 Gift Certificate to Paws & Purrs Bakery & Boutique - Rutherfordton, NC 


    Donated By: Paws & Purrs Bakery & Boutique



    The Hair Razors Salon Gift Certificate 

    $50.00 Gift Certificate for Salon Service

    *Salon product not included*


    Donated By: The Hair Razors Salon 


    Original Batik on Rice Paper 

    Created By: Lake Lure Artist Kathleen Hutchinson


    Donated By: Amy Wood 




    KUHL Sherpa Trench Coat

    Italian Faux Leather with wool blend side panels and removable hood


    Donated By: Bubba O'Leary's General Store






    Custom made Cornhole set with bean bags


    Donated By: Chrys Hardy







    Kitchen Basket

    Includes hand turned wooden salt & pepper grinders, wooden bowl & knife, and custom embroidered Chamber dish towels 


    Donated By:  Jeff Kirch & Merl King 


    BBQTEK Portable Gas Grill 

    200 inch cooking area, porcelain steel lid & firebox, foldable side tables...compact for storage & transport


    Donated By:  Freeman Gas