2017 Live Auction Items

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Four Course Greek Feast for Twelve with Chef George Sarris of The Fish Market

Generously donated by George Sarris

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You and 11 guests will enjoy a family-style, Mediterranean-inspired dinner – prepared by George Sarris himself! – at The Fish Market Restaurant on Southside. The family style dinner will consist of select appetizers, seasonal salad and freshly baked breads, delicious specialty entrees and sides, as well as a fabulous Baklava Trifle for dessert. 

[Good for six months from date of purchase. To be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday evening, based on availability.]

Pair of Round Trip Southwest Airline Tickets

Generously donated by Southwest Airlines


Destination: anywhere in the domestic United States! High bidder wins a pair of round trip tickets to fly to any city serviced by Southwest Airlines.

[Valid for travel on Southwest operated, published scheduled service only in the domestic United States. While there are no blackout dates associated with the Southwest flight e-pass, travel must be completed by 10/31/2018.]

White Sapphire Elliptic Cuff in 14-Karat Gold by Charlotte Allison Refined Jewelry

Generously donated by Charlotte Allison Refined Jewelry

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This gorgeous bracelet created by a local mother and daughter team is the perfect addition to any woman’s jewelry box. Crafted with oval and round white sapphires in 14K gold and a sliding closure complete with white sapphire accents at the end of the chain.

Private Quail Hunting Experience for Four at Otter Creek Farm

Generously donated by Otter Creek Farm

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Otter Creek Farm, located in Central Alabama, was featured in Garden and Gun’s 2016 Best of the Sporting South, “25 trips for the Traveling Sportsman.” The accommodations, service, and attention to detail are unrivaled. Guests will have a memorable hunting experience with coveys flushed by talented English Cockers that bring a whole new dynamic to the hunt. On your trip, you will enjoy exclusive use of the property and both an afternoon and morning hunt. Arrive by noon to enjoy lunch and afternoon hunt followed by appetizers and a cocktail hour, dinner, and evening cocktails. Guests will overnight at either the Hill Cottage or the Barn complete with private bath facilities. In the morning, guests will enjoy the Chef’s signature breakfast followed by a morning hunt and lunch. Upgrade options available including additional day of hunting, 2 additional hunters, or non-hunting spouses for an additional fee.

[Book before February 28, 2018.]

14-Karat White Gold Brilliant Round Diamond Hoop Earrings

Generously donated by Diamonds Direct


Brilliant round diamonds with 4 carat total weight set in 14K white gold add the perfect sparkle to these lovely earrings. With the holidays just around the corner, these beautiful hoops will make the perfect gift for any lucky lady.

[May not be returned or exchanged.]

Seven Night All-Inclusive Stay at Villa Escondido in Costa Rica

Courtesy of The Villas of Costa Rica

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Enjoy this tropical getaway with up to 7 of your friends or family in a luxurious Costa Rican villa. Villa Escondido is a private, gated four-bedroom, four-bath villa with a full staff (cook, maid, and houseboy). This all-inclusive experience will provide you and your guests with three prepared meals, snacks, and full open bar each day. The villa has a large private swimming pool and hot tub with a waterfall overlooking the Pacific. All bedrooms are air-conditioned, spacious, and uniquely decorated. Two of the bedrooms are furnished with king beds and two are furnished with queen beds. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a full, relaxing vacation on this “rich coast,” just 30 minutes from the Liberia Airport.

[Must be used one year within purchase date. Based on availability. Not available Christmas and New Year’s weeks. Does not include airfare, transportation to the villa, gratuity, or any tours.]

In-Home Dinner Party for Eight with Chef Mauricio Papapietro of brick & tin

Generously donated by brick & tin

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Enjoy an intimate gathering with friends over hors d’oeuvres and a three course meal including dessert and wine pairings by Chef Papapietro. Papapietro, a member of the new guard of Birmingham’s culinary elite, trained with Frank Stitt and Chris Hastings before opening his own restaurant, brick & tin in 2010. With his focus on sustainable ingredients from local purveyors, your meal with Papapietro is sure be a “Farm to Table” experience to remember.

[To be scheduled between January 1 and July 31, 2018 on a mutually agreed upon date.]

William R. McLure Original 30 x 40 Painting

Generously donated by William R. McLure IV

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William Rankin McLure IV, a graduate of The Southern Institute of Design, is a self-employed artist and interior designer in Birmingham. His artwork can range from realism, to drawings, to sketches, to abstract at any given moment, and many times being created in literal hours during long evenings at home. His work has been featured on many design and art blogs, including Lonny Magazine, La Dolce Vita, Southern Living, Mark D. Sikes, and Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine. McLure was named a “Tastemaker” by One Kings Lane, and Domino Magazine Editor-In-Chief has recognized him as a Southern Style designer and artist to watch. He will be featured in the upcoming coffee table book, Southern Style Now: Bold Interiors from the New South by Robert Leleux to be published in 2019. McClure was most recently featured at a Pop-Up Art Show at Neiman Marcus at Lenox Square in Atlanta. Don’t miss this chance to own a unique piece of William’s work as he continues to gain notoriety across the country.

[May not be returned or exchanged.]

Eight Tickets in “The Zone-South” to 2018 University of Alabama vs. Citadel Football Game Complete with Transportation to and from Tuscaloosa and Pre-Game Buffet at the President’s Mansion

Generously donated by Mr. and Mrs. Guy K Mitchell, Jr., STS/PRIDELINE, and The University of Alabama

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High bidder will receive eight tickets in “The Zone-South” to the Alabama vs. Citadel game on November 17, 2018 at Bryant-Denny Stadium and complimentary transportation to and from Tuscaloosa. This Ultimate Tide Fan package also includes an invitation to tailgate in style at a pre-game meal on the grounds of the President’s Mansion on campus. Meal will be served two hours prior to kick-off. “The Zone” tickets include access to a heated and air-conditioned lounge area accompanied by outdoor chair-back stadium seats, comfortable restroom facilities and multiple flat-screen televisions. Guests in “The Zone” also have exclusive access to a complimentary grand buffet of appetizers, entrées, desserts, and game day snacks.

[Tickets, transportation, and President’s Mansion invitation must be used for Alabama vs. Citadel game on November 17, 2018. Transportation must be from the greater Birmingham area to Tuscaloosa and back only.]