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Fundraiser Live Auction Items
The following auction items will be available for purchase in the live auction at College of The Albemarle Foundation's upcoming annual fundraiser, An Autumn Affair,  on October 11th from 6:30 to 11:00 pm on the Elizabeth City campus. Join us for a fun-filled evening with great food, live band, and silent and live auctions. You could be the lucky high bidder for one of these fabulous items. 

Watch for more auction items to be added soon.

Lot One - The Beach in Key West
Key West – Here I Come! 

Key West will be your home away from home for a one week stay in a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo in Florida - across from Smather’s Beach - Key West’s largest oceanfront beach. This ground floor condo, donated by Dr. Julian and Betsy Selig, is in a gated community with two tennis courts, two swimming pools and parking at the front door. This condo is located just one mile from Duval Street and downtown. Linens and clean-up provided. Four people max. Most weeks are available except mid-December through mid-March. The winner of this item will work directly with the owner to choose your week stay in Florida.

Key West

Lot Two – A Mountain Retreat in Asheville
Blue Ridge Getaway

Head to the mountains and spend a full week in a beautiful home nestled in the mountains of Asheville. Your private hideaway, donated by Phyllis Bosomworth, includes 2-bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms, a full kitchen and living room, and a porch with stunning vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll be only minutes from the singular shopping and dining experience of downtown Asheville, the Biltmore House, or the hiking adventures of Chimney Rock. But you may want to stay tucked away in your quiet house in the hills and listen to the crickets or curl up with a movie. We won’t tell if you “forget” to bring your cell phone along. The winner of this item will work directly with the homeowner to choose your week in Asheville.

Asheville Retreat

Lot Three – OBX Beach House

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Michael McLain, this 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom cottage has recently been refurbished and is conveniently located in Kill Devil Hills near Mile Marker 6 on the Bypass. This cottage is air conditioned and is fully furnished except for linens. The porch has new windows and is a three season porch. Downstairs there is an outdoor shower and a washer/dryer, making it your perfect beach getaway. 

OBX Beach House

Lot Four - Gunboat Sail on the Pamlico Sound
Cruise in Luxury Aboard 55’ Catamaran

Enjoy the unique experience of a sailing excursion for 4 on the new GUNBOAT 55 catamaran, courtesy of Gunboat founder, Peter Johnstone. You and your guests will depart Gunboat’s marina in Wanchese for a sail in the Pamlico Sound aboard the latest design in Gunboat’s high-performance cats. The 55’ model features one huge uninterrupted space from the mast to the aft crossbeam. There are two super yacht-style cabins, a retractable moonroof and windscreen. In all conditions, those aboard have perfect visibility of the sails and a 360-degree view to the horizon. The cruise will include “picnic” style refreshments.  At least two representatives from Gunboat will accompany you.  Cruise dependent on weather and boat availability. Advance scheduling required.  

Learn more about the Gunboat 55.

Gunboat 55 foot catamaran
Lot Five – Cruising the River in Style
A Pasquotank River Cruise and “Summer Picnic” with the Watsons
Jim and Judi Watson are pleased to offer to the highest bidder an approximate four-hour cruise aboard the M/V CASTOFF for up to six individuals on a mutually agreed date in the Spring or early summer 2015. The trip will include a “summer picnic” meal of fried chicken and all the trimmings, soft drinks, beer, and wine. The winner of this item will work directly with the Watsons to choose your day of cruising.  

River Boat

Lot Six – Where do you want to go???
Interval World Timeshare Week

What could be better than one week’s accommodations in a one bedroom, one bath condo that sleeps four with your choice of 100+ different destinations in the USA and beyond to choose from provided by Interval World Travel. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Gloria Emmerich have donated one week’s worth of accommodations through Interval World Travel to be used any time between October 12, 2014 and December 31, 2015. With more than 100+ different destinations to choose from, your 2014/2015 vacation possibilities are endless. (Location availability is based upon time of travel.) 

Learn more about this timeshare.

 Interval International logo

Lot Seven – The Queen of the Lake
Lake Lure Vacation Home

It’s time you had “the time of your life.” Donated by Mr. and Mrs. William W. Owens, this beautiful 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home is located on majestic Lake Lure, where the movie Dirty Dancing was filmed in 1987. The comfortable furniture and large great room will entice you to grab a book and settle in, but you'll still be attracted to the wonderful scenery of Rutherford County and nearby Chimney Rock State Park.

Three of the bedrooms are on the main floor. The master suite has a queen sized bed and the other two each have sets of twin beds and share the second upstairs bath-with a new marble shower. Downstairs is another queen bed with en-suite bath, plus a hide-a-bed that sleeps two. (All bed and bath linens are included.)

You'll enjoy numerous spots for sunbathing and swimming plus other outdoor activities and nearby tourist sites. Otherwise you can cozy up and read or watch your favorite TV or DVDs, and there’s enough space that one part of your group won’t interrupt the others. Also included are two paddleboards and two kayaks. (One week based on availability between October 12, 2014 and May 25, 2015, and September 11-October 11, 2015.)

View photos of Queen of the Lake.

Lake Lure House

Lot Eight - Vermont Ski Cottage
A Beat the Heat Retreat

Escape the dog days of summer or enjoy the promise of autumn in this charming two-bedroom, one bath ski cabin at the base of Jay Peak Resort in northern Vermont. The 4-season resort offers an 18-hole championship golf course, waterpark, NHL-sized ice skating rink, multiple restaurants and of course, the tram ride to breathtaking views. (Cabin comes with some discounts for resort activities.) 

Outdoor enthusiasts can hike, bike, kayak and/or canoe on nearby trails and waterways, lakes and reservoirs (equipment rentals at several locations). Day-trip from your cozy base camp through the bucolic countryside to Burlington and Lake Champlain, Stowe, Montpelier or Montreal, or explore the lakes and waterside villages of the Eastern Townships of Quebec. (Don’t forget your passport.) One week, based on availability, August 1 through September 19, 2015.  

View photos of the Vermont Ski Cottage

Jay Peak Resort info

 Vermont Cabin

Lot Nine - Chicago Bound
A Week in the Windy City

Enjoy the best of Chicago culture during your one-week stay in a high-rise condominium off the “Magnificent Mile'' on Michigan Avenue. The one-bedroom, one-bath condo, donated by Dr. Kurt and Bobbie Hunsberger,sleeps four with a fold-out sofa in the living room.  From your location two blocks from Oak Street beach on Lake Michigan, you can walk or catch public transportation to the Loop, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Chicago Art Institute, Lincoln Park, the zoo, museums, theaters and jazz clubs. Take a boat ride on the Chicago River to learn about the architecture of Chicago's finest buildings, dine on the famous Chicago pizza or the wide variety of ethnic cuisines and shop the fine stores on the Magnificent Mile. The condo building can be reached from O’Hare or Midway airports by subway or airport van.  The Windy City awaits!

 Chicago Skyline
Lot Ten - Vahan Diamond Bracelet

Look like a celebrity in this 14k gold and sterling silver Alwand Vahan diamond bangle, donated by Mamie Hoffer of Paradise Treasures. The 6 mm bracelet features two rows of diamonds weighing 0.18 carats. Celebrities photographed wearing Vahan jewelry include Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez, Sophia Vergara, Joan Rivers, Katy Perry, Laila Ali and Madeleine Stowe.

 Vahan bracelet

Lot 11 - Corolla Bay Villa
A Three Night Stay

The stay must occur between October 18, 2014 and March 28, 2015 and will be subject to availability and not over the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s).

Learn more about Corolla Bay Villa

 Corolla Bay Villa house

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