FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has released the initial list of silent auction items for the 45th annual Heritage Ball. Supporters do not need to attend the ball to bid on auction items. Auction registration is now open to everyone, and supporters can browse the one-of-a-kind items by visiting http://Heritage18.gesture.com.

“We are thrilled to offer an array of unique items and enticing experiences in this year’s Heritage Ball auction,” said Bari Beasley, chief executive officer of the Heritage Foundation. “We’d like to give a special thanks to our sponsors and partners who have generously donated in support of continuing our mission of the revitalization and historic preservation of Williamson County.”

A sampling of the auction items include:

  • Jason Isbell Concert Tickets: two tickets (main floor, section 3, row C, seats 3-4) to see Jason Isbell’s sold-out show at the Ryman Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at 8 p.m. (valued at $1,100, two packages available)
  • 2018 Pilgrimage Festival VIP Tickets: two tickets to the 2018 festival at Harlinsdale Farm Sept. 22-23. In addition to the tickets, the VIP package includes: stage-front viewing, access to the RJ Young VIP Village and VIP Pavilion, open bars, culinary experiences, spa and IV treatments available, two-day VIP parking pass and more (valued at $2,250)
  • An Afternoon with County Historian Rick Warwick: tour beginning with light bites at the LeHew Magid Big House for Historic Preservation. Guests will board a Franklin trolley for a tour of downtown Franklin and Leiper’s Fork led by Warwick. The package includes 20 historic Franklin books signed by Warwick (valued at $3,000)
  • Tennessee Titans Club Level Tickets: two seats (east side, section 204, row M, seats 11-12) in the Titans club level for the Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game on Dec. 6, 2018 and a parking pass (valued at $285)
  • Big Green Egg Cooker: the ultimate cooking experience with the best kamado grill, ceramic grill and charcoal smoker on the market, including an Amish-made cart for the Big Green Egg (valued at $2,593)
  • John Prine Tickets: two tickets (main floor section 4, E9 and E10) to see two-time Grammy winning singer-songwriter John Prine’s sold-out show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 (valued at $512)
  • Gatlinburg Cabin: two-night stay in a luxury cabin in Gatlinburg Falls Hidden Valley Resort. Accommodating up to eight people, the cabin is located steps corner from downtown Gatlinburg and minutes from Pigeon Forge (valued at $700)
  • Flowers for a Year: arrangements from Heritage Ball floral designer Garden Delights, delivered to your door every month for a year (Oct. 2018 – Sept. 2019). Each arrangement valued at $150, including delivery (valued at $1,800)
  • Week in WaterColor: one-week stay in a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home in 30A’s WaterColor Resort. Amenities include the beach club, bike trails, five community pools and parks throughout the resort (valued at $5,000)

The 45th Heritage Ball will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 beginning at 6 p.m. at Eastern Flank Battlefield Park near Carnton. There are still limited tickets and tables available. For those attending the Ball, live auction items include a Baja Peninsula stay; St. Croix vacation; Big Sky, MT trip; twelve-year-old Pappy Van Winkle; Southwest Airlines package and more. For more information about the Heritage Ball and to purchase tickets, visit https://williamsonheritage.org/ball or contact Kaylen Carrick at kcarrick@williamsonheritage.org.

The Heritage Ball is made possible by Emily Magid, Barry and Jackie Alexander, Bright Event Productions, Grogan Jewelers by Lon, Vanderbilt Health, Bristol Development, SouthStar, Wesley Financial Group, LLC, Argent Trust, Brookdale Senior Living, CapWealth Advisors, CoreCivic, First Bank, First Citizens National Bank, Franklin Synergy Bank, Senator Bill and Tracy Frist and The Dorothy Cate and Thomas F. Frist Foundation, Garden Delights, GSRM, The Heritage at Brentwood, Landmark Bank, Lipman, Morgan Stanley – The Edwards Pharris Group, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Southern Events, Tennessee Equine Hospital – Barry Farms Animal Hospital and Williamson Medical Center

About The Heritage Foundation

Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage and promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include the Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield and the Old, Old Jail. The Foundation brings county history to about 3,000 public, private and homeschooled children each year through the Heritage Classroom program and walking tours of downtown Franklin. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation, such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas, bring hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to the county each year. For more information on the Heritage Foundation, visit https://williamsonheritage.org.

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