Annual Holiday Auction Will Benefit Rape Crisis Center
November 29, 2011
Laura Kessler Reporting
CHAPEL HILL - The Orange County Rape Crisis Center will soon host the 24th Annual Holiday Auction in their efforts to stop sexual violence and educate the community.
The event includes a silent and live auction, dinner, and a dessert auction, which Marketing Director Alyson Culin says is an annual favorite.
"All the tables at dinner bid together to get their first pick of dessert," she says. "There are some really great cakes and pies, all donated by local restaurants and bakeries and chefs."
Items to be auctioned off include art, jewelry, vacations, and gift cards to local restaurants. There will also be a drawing for “A Night on the Town” in Chapel Hill, which will include cocktails at Crunkleton, a dinner for two at Lantern, and a night stay at the Siena Hotel.
Proceeds will benefit a wide variety of programs at the Center, including an education program, a 24-hour crisis hotline, and much more.
"We're focusing mainly on our new support group program that we've recently expanded," says Culin. "(We do) traditional discussion-based groups and also some alternative healing groups, like our running support group and an arts-and-healing support group, which are really cool programs."
Last year the center raised over $80,000 to support its missions.
The hosts at this year’s auction are Drs. Adam and Beth Goldstein. Entertainment will be provided by local jazz and blues band Equinox, with Chancellor Holden Thorp on the keyboard.
The auction this year will be held on December 4, 2011 at 5 p.m. The event is open to anyone.
You can find more information and purchase tickets at the Center’s website, or call the OCRCC at 919-968-4647.
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