Updated: Aug 19, 2019
You probably already know about one of Rabun County’s most elegant and fun evenings, Rhapsody in Rabun, and how it raises money for one notable Rabun nonprofit each year. And, by now, you are even aware that the 2019 recipient is Habitat for Humanity® of Rabun County, which is building its 35th Rabun County home. But, did you know that on Saturday, August 10, along with excellent food, an open bar, and music, you have the chance to bid on some fantastic items?
The live auction begins this year at 7:30 p.m., allowing ample time for everyone to bid on the numerous gift certificates and silent auction items. Not only will you and your friends have the chance to pick up some incredible things at the live auction; it is also entertaining, as Bryan Snyder of K & B Auction, keeps the action moving along.
Here is a small sampling of some of Rhapsody’s live and silent auction items:
One of a kind European Stained Glass piece in beautiful primary colors measuring 30” X 66 1/2” framed
Weekend Spa Package for 4 with dinner at The Old Edward’s Inn
A purebred English Pointer puppy-- from Elhew Kennels and the bloodlines of Guard Rail, Snakefoot, Fibber McGee (The puppy will not be picked up from the auction.)
A Guided Half Day Quail Hunt--25 Quail, 2 Hunters, Bird Dogs provided, if necessary shotguns provided and lunch. Available Nov-Feb.
Cocktail Spa Package from Valhalla Resort. Family Zip Line experience for 12 with campfire (Brave Indian Run)
Resort Package for 4 from Sky Valley including Golf and Dinner
2 orchestra seating tickets to Wicked at the Fox Theater with a restaurant certificate and a one-night hotel stay
Sunset cocktail cruise on Lake Burton
A spindle chair with the original leather seating with a painted sunflower by Lee Johnson.
A unique metal peacock with feathers that move with the wind
A complete 35 piece set of Noritake “Fleur de Provence”, 8 place settings and serving pieces
A Teak Steamer Chair with a pillow
A 3’ X 3’ hand-made stained glass hanging from Otto, NC
A 150-year-old humpback trunk in excellent condition
The famous lotto ticket bouquet
2 pairs of framed and matted Tom Landreth prints from his Trillium collection
And finally specially signed footballs from Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Alabama’s Nick Saban.
After the live auction has ended, there will be a drawing for a one week stay at the Poss’s St. Simons Island-North Breakers Condo. Tickets, $20 each, can still be bought online from the website: www.RhapsodyinRabun.com and the Habitat ReStore. You should buy yours early as we may sell out before August 10!
You don’t want to miss Rhapsody in Rabun on Saturday, August 10. Doors open at 5 p.m., as will be the open bar and yummy hors d’oeuvres. You can view and bid on the silent auction items downstairs--there is even a Buy-It-Now option!
For those attendees who need a little assistance in navigating levels or the walk from the parking lot to the Civic Center, have no fear! There will be golf carts to and from the Ballroom level to the Diner on the lower level. Rhapsody and Habitat want to make sure your evening is as comfortable as possible.
There will be many more items and gift certificates from merchants and restaurants. The Civic Center will be open on Sunday, August 11 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. for pickup of auction items or you can take them with you after the end of the auction.
Please support Rabun County and come to the Gala and experience the event. Your support can “Build the Future, One Family at a Time.” Come and be a part of raising funds for Habitat for Humanity Rabun County. For additional information, please go to www.rhapsodyinrabun.com