CIS Gala Teaser…continued

We spent the evening at the Stewart’s home checking out the lighting after dark and meeting with the tent company to talk about the tent positioning.  Jason Howard of JS Howard Electrical has done the lighting and electical work for the Gala every year and takes all the worry out of whether or not there will be enough light for people to see who they’re mingling with!  He is an incredible asset to the success of the Gala!!!

Someone else who does an amazing job of helping with the decorations is Sammy Poe of Four Season’s Florist.  Sammy works with us every year and brings plants and flowers to add an elegant and pretty touch to the setting.  Each year, the home where the event is held provides the tone and beauty for the evening – it is definitely the primary decoration!!!  But – Sammy comes in and has a knack for making the tent areas look like they are part of the event and not take away from the beauty of the yard and home! 

The main focus of this teaser is the Silent Auction…..First, I want to mention the Silent Auction Committee:  Parker Normann, Nikki Plunkett, Sherrie Read, Linda Rhodes, and Elizabeth Smith – this group of women put together an amazing Silent Auction!!  Here is what will be included in the Silent Auction:

Home Decor

Mother’s Love Picture Frame – donated by Added Accents

“Railroad Winter” Print – donated by Beverly Brookshire

Chinoiserie Red Lacquer Box – donated by Ray & Lori Baker of Baker-DuPree Interiors

Spruce Up The Garden – donated by Cole Pottery

Framed Garden Painting – donated by House of Lights

Painted Picture – donated by Lisa Mathis

Silk Flower Arrangement – donated by Floral Designs by Eddie

Holiday Shopping

Care for Your Pet Gift Basket – donated by Myers Animal Hospital

3/4 Carat in 14k White Gold Diamond Earrings – donated by Brenda’s Jewelers

Men’s Dual Toned Seiko Watch – donated by Kelly’s Diamonds

Four $50.00 Gift Certificates – donated by Four Season’s Florist

16 x 20 Portrait and Photography Session – donated by Dana Atkins of DWA Photography

Pamper Yourself

Laser Hair Removal for the Lip and Chin – donated by Natural Balance Medical Spa

Teeth Whitening Package – donated by Dr. David Fisher

Microdermabrasion Treatment – donated by Sandy Lyerly at European Skin Care

Sports & Entertainment

Carolina Panther’s Football, four tickets to the Carolina Panthers vs. Cardinals game on Sunday October 26, 2008 1 pm game – donated by Normann Financial Group at Wachovia Securities

Carolina Hurricanes Hockey, two box tickets and parking pass to the Carolina Hurricanes vs. Detroit Redwings October 13, 2009 donated by Normann Financial Group at Wachovia Securities

NCSU Basketball Tickets, four tickets to a NCSU vs. ACC team (to be announced) and autographed Bobcats basketball donated by Normann Financial Group at Wachovia Securities

Vacation Getaways

North Myrtle Beach Trip, four day trip to North Myrtle Beach, 3 bedroom condo, lazy river, indoor & outdoor pools, and on-site grill – donated by Kel and Parker Normann

Two tickets on Southwest Airlines to any of Southwest’s destinations – donated by Southwest Airlines

$500 Travel Voucher – donated by Lee Builder Mart

Perfectly Paired Packages

“Couples Night Out”, $50 gift certificate for Brewer’s Flame Steak House and two Spring Lane Cinema Movie Theater Tickets

“Self-Care Package”, Manicure and Pedicure by Nails by Kimberly, Haircut & Blow Dry from Ginger Jernigan at Hair Associates, One-Hour Massage and Private Yoga Session from Megan O’Donnell at Massage and Yoga Therapy: A Wellness Center

“A Kid’s Dream”, Painted wooden toy box created by Unfinished Furniture filled with an abundance of toys from the Welcome Wagon

“Let’s Play Golf”, Round of golf for four with cart at Tobacco Road Golf Course, cooler, koozies, golf shirt, visor, golf balls and tees

“Professional’s Assistant”, Lunch for two at Applebee’s Restaurant, Manicure and Pedicure at Nails by Kimberly, $35 gift certificate for Dry Clean Express, and $100 gift certificate for R&N Motor Company

“Couples Night Out”, $60 gift certificate for Davison’s Steak House and two Spring Lane Cinemas Movie Theater Tickets

“Night Out on the Town”, Dinner for two at Bella Bistro and two Temple Theater Tickets

“Kid’s Birthday Package”, Western Birthday Party for 10 kids at Marsh Stables, Sub Tray from Lil’ Dino’s, Decorated Birthday Cake from Lowes Foods, and assorted birthday goodies

“Quit Your Wine-ing”, Wine rack filled with a variety of fine wines and wine glasses from the CIS Board of Directors and the Gala Silent Auction Committee and Handmade Wine Glass Charms from Emily Page

There you go — if you’re going to be at the Gala, start thinking about what you want to place your bids on!!!

The next teaser will focus on other details that make the Gala so very special…….

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