Get Your Bid Card Ready for NCCF’s 2019 Live & Silent Auctions*
Need a vacation idea for next summer? How about a cruise to the Caribbean—or Alaska? Or a family reunion at a beach house on North Carolina’s Outer Banks? Maybe you want to stay closer to home and have an intimate gourmet dinner with friends at the Farm House at Veritas Winery. Or perhaps you want to celebrate a special occasion on a larger scale by throwing a party at historic Pharsalia Plantation.
Here is a sneak peek at some of the fabulous experiences and items up for auction at the Nelson County Community Fund’s 2019 Opportunity (Costume) Ball, October 25, 2019, at the big red barn at Valley Road Vineyards on Rt. 151. Proceeds from the Ball will go toward grants made to area nonprofits that meet the educational and humanitarian needs of Nelson County residents.
*Bidding is in person or by proxy only.
Pharsalia: A Dreamy Mountain View Party Venue
Picture holding your party or reception at beautiful, historic Pharsalia, an 1814 plantation with orchards, vineyards and a flower farm, located at the foot of DePriest Mountain in Nelson County. www.pharsaliaevents.com
7-Day Holland America Line Cruise
Feel the need to get away for some luxurious down time? Here’s a gift certificate for a 7-day cruise for two persons (with no expiration date) to the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska or Canada/New England on the Holland America Line. hollandamerica.com
Dinner at the Farmhouse at Veritas
Picture your party of 8 enjoying a gourmet dinner at a historic farmhouse while overlooking the rolling hills of vineyards at at Veritas Winery in Afton, VA. www.veritasfarmhouse.com/the-restaurant
“Askin’ For It” Beach House, Avon (Outer Banks), North Carolina
If your body and mind are askin’ for a breather, this is the getaway opportunity for you! This beach cottage on a quiet cul-de-sac on Askin’ Creek has sunset views of Pamlico Sound and is an easy walk to the ocean. www.hatterasrealty.com
Pork Farm Tour & Lunch
Omni Car Detailing by John Barbour
Give your ride the cleaning of its life with an inside/outside scrubbing by Nellysford’s premium car detailer. (He even cleans the engine compartment.) Your car will be the envy of your neighborhood! www.omnidetailing.com.
Golfing Paintings Series by Jim Calhoun
Oil on canvas by impressionist painter Jim Calhoun of Charlottesville, VA.“The Fifth Hole on Monocan,” (Stoney Creek at Wintergreen Golf Course), 16 x 20 inches (18 x 22 inches framed); “The Seventh Hole on Shamokin,” (Stoney Creek at Wintergreen Golf Course), 16 x 20 inches (18 x 22 inches framed).
Found Art Sculpture
“Rockfish” Sculpture by Danny Webster
Created by local Rockfish Gallery artist Danny Webster, this larger-than-life sculpture of a fish is composed of hundreds of colorful buttons and other found objects such as spools, rope. A show-stopping tabletop objet d’art to compliment your home!
Silver Symbolic Pendants by K. Robbins
Local artist K. Robins strives to create in sterling silver jewelry archetypal images and symbols that soothe the soul. Each of these pendants—“Friendship Knot,” “Wave”, and “Loving Kindness”—comes with a story that describes its essence To see more of K. Robins creations, visit http://www.krobinsdesigns.com/. [Bid for each pendant separately.]
Sourdough Bread-Making Workshop with Heather Coiner
Join a three-hour workshop on sour dough bread-making with artisanal baker Heather Coiner of Little Hat Creek Farm. The workshop open to 6 persons will be held in the private kitchen of a Stoney Creek, Nellysford, resident. https://littlehatcreek.wordpress.com/pages/its-all-about-the-grain/
Becerra Lawn Care Service Package
Mowing, weed-eating around flower beds and trees for one-acre property. Service provided by family-owned lawn care company based in Afton, VA, www.facebook.com/Becerra-Lawncare-147706025304106
Flower Farm Visit
Blue Heron Farm Dahlias & Doughnuts
Spend a morning at peaceful Blue Heron Farm, in Nellysford, VA, and learn the history and mystery of one of the world’s most beloved flowers. Includes coffee and doughnuts in the flower barn, tour the farm, and basic flower arranging techniques. Each participant will leave with a custom-curated dahlia bouquet. https://www.blueheronfarm.us/
Freshwater Pearl Necklace by Chickie Dickie Beads (Angie Boyd)
This exotic statement necklace made of freshwater pearls, strung from glass seed beads with a sterling silver clasp, will complete a stunning outfit for any special occasion. This makes a lovely gift, too, for that someone special. See more of Angie’s jewelry at the Rockfish Gallery at RVCC, or at Chickie Dickie Beads on Facebook.
Wooden “Chainsaw” Bear by Tom Harvey
Local artist Tom Harvey carves life-sized woodland creatures (think bears, birds, etc.) for your garden or to serve as a sentry to guard your private driveway.
Hurricane Camille 50th Anniversary Tour
Introduction to the history of the storm that ravaged Nelson County in 1969, and a guided tour for 12-14 persons via van to critical historic sites of the storm throughout the county, plus a copy of the photographic volume (book) commemorating the 50th anniversary of the storm. nelsonhistorical.org
Yoga Health Works with Agnes Schrider
Private yoga session with yoga instructor and physical therapist Agnes Schrider. Agnes teaches yoga in the studio at the Rockfish Valley Community Center. She also treats clients at her practice at ACAC Physical Therapy in Crozet. http://www.agsyogaworks.com/
Kid Goat Cuddle Session
Caromont Farm 2020 Spring Snuggle Session for Four
No kidding! Here is your opportunity for four coveted spots to snuggle with kid goats at Caromont Farm, in Esmont, VA. Caromont cheese maker Gail Hobbs-Page produces award winning goat’s milk cheeses. One of the secrets lies in Caromont’s farming methods. Happy goats makes for awesome cheese, and socializing with kid goats helps nurture nature. “Snuggle” sessions sell out well in advance. This certificate entitles your party of FOUR to a snuggle session—no ticket or reservation required—during the “2020 snuggle season,” the dates for which are posted on www.caromontfarm.com. Donated by Gail Hobbs-Page and Daniel Page.
Golfer’s Gift Basket
“Golfer’s Dream” Gift Basket for Both Players and Spectators
What’s better than a round of golf in beautiful fall weather? TWO rounds! Included are gift certificates for one round of golf with carts for four people at Old Trail in Crozet and Keswick in Charlottesville. Also included are two week-long passes to the Pink Silk LPGA championship at Kingsmill Golf Club in Williamsburg, plus numerous golf goodies.
Cedar Root Sculpture
With a little help from Mother Nature, local artist (and hardware store owner) Danny Watson has crafted this exquisite wooden sculpture from a cedar root ball. He found the root while exploring Stoney Creek, and lightly shaped it with razor knives and an angle grinder. After a lot of hand sanding, and sealing with Tung oil, the root ball’s nature beauty—and scent—shine through. Donated by Danny Watson, Wintergreen True Value Hardware
Please get in touch with us if you are interested in learning more about the Nelson County Community Fund. We also welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions.
Nelson County Community Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 253
Nellysford, VA 22958