Chamber auction preview

Bidding on auction items from around the area – including four nights at a resort in Branson, MO – will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at Taylor Station Bar. The silent auction will end at the Taylor Chamber of Commerce’s Red, White and Rockabilly gala on June 29. Courtesy photo

WHAT: Taylor Chamber’s Red, White & Rockabilly gala

WHEN: Saturday, June 29

WHERE: Old Taylor High, 410 W. Seventh St

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $75 or two for $125, available at the Chamber, 1519 N. Main St. or online at www.taylorchamber.org (click on the RW&R logo)

FOR INFO: Call 512-352-6364 or email info@taylorchamber.org

The public is invited to begin bidding on silent auction items at the Red, White and Rockabilly auction preview 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Taylor Station Bar, 108 E. Second St.

“We have some really fun items,” Gala Chair Julie Downs of RE/MAX Realty said. “Everything from stars decorated by local artists to one-of-a-kind pieces of art to gift certificates and gifts from local stores.”

At the preview, the public will have an opportunity to bid on items. The auction will end at the Red, White and Rockabilly Chamber Gala Saturday, June 29, in the Gym at Old Taylor High, 410 W. Seventh St.

“This is an opportunity for people who cannot attend the gala to still participate and help the Chamber raise the money it needs for its programming,” Taylor Chamber President and CEO Tia Rae Stone said. “And we will have gala tickets on sale for those who want them.”

Highlights of the auction include

• A three-bedroom cottage that sleeps six to eight people in a five-star premier resort “Stormy Point Village in Branson, MO. The rental includes five days and four nights: Nov. 10-14;

• A Dream Date that includes dinner for two at Plowman’s Restaurant, drinks at The Loose Screw and a night at Pecan Manor Bed and Breakfast;

• Rental of a 56-passenger Clark Travel motor coach for a day;

• A painting by local sign painter Norma Jeanne Maloney and Red Rider Studios;

• An Americana inspired painted window pane by local artist Suzanne Huser;

• Hand decorated stars from local artists

“We also have a great assortment of donations from local businesses who support the work of the Chamber,” Stone said.

Support for the Chamber provides programs and services that expand the economy and prosperity of our community through advocacy and education for business owners, promotion of local events and attractions for drawing visitors, and welcoming new residents to our community.

Attire for this year's gala is not formal and guests are encouraged to put on their best patriotic or Rockabilly style to add to the fun. There will awards for best costume, best dancing and a pre-event car show as a great time to take photos with some great old cars.

Individual tickets are on sale for $75 each or two for $125 and sponsorships are still available now. Both can be purchased at the Chamber, 1519 N. Main. Tickets are also available online at www.taylorchamber.org.

Fun for the night will include live music from Rian C, dancing, contests, games, cocktails and silent and dessert auctions. In the dessert auction, each person (or couple) at a table will contribute to the table’s bid to be the first to choose from a variety of delicious desserts, many of which will be donated by area businesses or baked by local bakers.

A united voice from across the community is essential to raising the quality of life for us all. Please help your Chamber help Taylor by donating to or attending this special event. To learn more, call 512-352-6364 or email info@taylorchamber.org.

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