Bidding and Fishing for Some Hope for St Jude in Franklin, Tennessee

Franklin, Tennessee is the ideal hometown. Characters are definitely welcome. Hometown St Jude Benefit Events is decidedly character packed! St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is funded solely via voluntary contributions from the general public and events like the St. Jude Hometown Benefits. The National Auctioneer’s Association (NAA), partnered with the legendary facility, and launched its “Auction for Hope Program” to enable NAA Auctioneers such as Tennessee’s Auction power couple, The AuctionGreers , to do what they do best – raise money! Hometown St Jude Benefits will be bidding for hope and fishing for kids! Why Hometown? Rallying for a great cause, hometown liberal and visual artists, business professionals, professional organizations, local media, area merchants, and fans from Tennessee unite. Collectively, this group makes their Hometown a place for hope for the children of St Jude.

On Friday September 16th, 2011, The AuctionGreers of Colson Auctions will be hosting its 7th annual St. Jude Hometown Benefits; Auction for Hope, to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, at Puckett’s Grocery 4142 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin, Tennessee. Thanks to Waylon Jennings’s hometown Franklin resident; Ritchie Albright – Waymore’s Outlaws will perform after a live and silent auction. The 3rd annual Bass Fishing Tournament will be held at Eagle Bay Marina , located on beautiful Kentucky Lake, 6565 Turkey Creek Rd, Waverly, Tennessee on Sunday September 25th at daylight. Please visit for event information and fishing tournament entry forms. The fishing tournament pays a total purse of $1,750.00 with the first place team receiving a prominent $1000.00 prize.

The live auction on Friday September 16th, 2011 will feature live online bidding via Auction Zip Live ! Interested bidders who cannot make it to the auction you can still bid on the amazing live items online! Live auction items will feature a Martin DX1 Test Model donated by CF Martin Guitars of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The Martin DX1 is a spruce fronted natural wood acoustic guitar, which will be painted by Nashville’s Hometown “Nancy” cartoonist – Guy Gilchrist . Gilchrist has donated his time and talent to create a one of a kind item readily aspired by both art and instrument collectors. Gilchrist has also provided the winning bidder a huge marketing oportunity. The artist will feature the high bidder’s name or business name in a panel of a Sunday edition of “Nancy”. The popular comic strip captivates over 70 million readers. A video press release featuring the epic work of Gilchrist and his altruism can be found on You Tube .

An Electric Blue Electric Guitar signed by Nashville’s Hometown Sweetheart – Taylor Swift will be sold to the highest bidder. A Bubblegum Pink Electric Guitar donated by Hometown Franklin, Tennessee’s Franklin Guitar and Repair, hallmarks signature’s of Music City’s ladies of Country Music. Over 25 of the CMA’s most talented artists comprising three decades are characterized on the guitar. Uptown’s Smoke Shop, Nashville’s premier smoke shop will donate a custom crafted humidor and fine cigars to be sold to a propitious bidder. Uptown’s cigar bar offering has become a craved hometown favorite.

Historic Leiper’s Fork , Tennessee delights tourists for a charming weekend getaway. The Village of Leiper’s Fork is “just down the hollow” from downtown Franklin. “A Hometown Experience” will be sold to the adventurous bidder. The weekend package will offer a two night stay at the uniquely created Leiper’s Fork Inn, gifts from merchant’s of the Village of Leiper’s Fork, dinner and a show at Puckett’s of Leiper’s Fork, a guided tour of the area in the Leiper’s Fork Mayberry USA Police Car, VIP seating at The Lawn Chair Theatre , and special outings unique only to the little country venue.

So many choices to help two great events make success for one great charity! Mark your calendars for a special time to help provide hope for children affected by childhood cancer. Weather you fish, bid, give – or just enjoy one of these two events; it is your Hometown St Jude Benefit Event.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas and opened on February 4, 1962. St. Jude is the largest pediatric cancer research center in the world. The hospital treats children without regard to race, creed, and religion, and no child has ever been turned away because of an inability to pay. It takes more than $1.7 million a day to provide for the high quality care and cutting edge research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is possible only through voluntary contributions from the general public and events like the St. Jude Hometown Benefits. The National Auctioneer’s Association (NAA) is a proud partner of St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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