BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro Area Hospice is presenting the Cherished Goods Auction on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the VFW on Black Mountain Road. There will be many interesting auction items to bid on, and, similar to last year's added feature of chairs specially designed by local artists, this year another creative, artistic event has been added to the evening with specially selected mirrors available for bidding. These mirrors were refurbished, hand-painted, and otherwise embellished by local artists, including Kris McDermet, Lynn Hoeft, Ron Karpius, Janet Picard, Jacqueline Perry, Marta Bernbaum, Sharon Myers, Ron Demers, Lauri Richardson, and Jen Wiechers.
The event starts at 5 p.m. with the serving of hors d'oeuvres and cocktails (cash bar) and a preview of items featured in the live auction, which starts at 6. During this time and throughout the evening, guests are encouraged to bid on the many interesting items in the silent auction which include a number of donated services. The silent auction articles range in value, so there is something for every budget.
The live auction with Kit Martin features high quality, antique and good condition furniture, jewelry, paintings, china, glassware, and decorative items in addition to the interesting and artistic mirrors. An interesting addition this year is a selection of 1960s collectible comic books. There is also an exciting stay in an Italian villa and an African photographic safari for bid in the live auction. In addition, there is new sports equipment. For a partial list of items go to the Hospice website at www.brattleborohospice.org.
The Cherished Goods Auction lists as its Platinum Sponsor Brattleboro Savings & Loan, with other major sponsors including Cornerstone Risk Management (Gold); Brattleboro Memorial Hospital; Brattleboro Retreat; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Entergy Vermont Yankee; Family Legacy Partners; New Chapter; Inc.; Pine Heights of Brattleboro; Robin Stern and Potter Stewart, Jr.; The Bunbury Company/Windham Foundation; and Thompson House (Silver).
Bronze sponsors are Bayada; Brattleboro Ford Subaru; Edward Jones Investments; Green River Data Analysis, LLC; Holton Home, Inc.; Little House Rug Hooking & Braiding; Members 1st Credit Union; Park Place Financial Advisors; People's United Bank; River Valley Credit Union; Wells Fargo Advisors; Eternal Blessings Cremation Service, LLC; Greg Moschetti and Connie Baxter; Brown and Roberts Ace Hardware; and Southern Vermont Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine.
For tickets, at $20, call 802-257-0775, or they can be purchased at the door.