Tuesday, September 11, 2012

TLT Harvest Auction, Sept. 21

Join Tecumseh Land Trust for their 8th annual Harvest Auction on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 6pm for a fantastic night out on the town at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in the hoppin’ arts district in downtown Springfield.  The event features a silent and live auction, live bluegrass music by WildWater, hearty appetizers from Current Cuisine, beverages, and desserts. New this year is a Local Foods Tasting featuring two Springfield area farmers and one baker. There are over 100 items in the silent auction and many are unique to this fundraiser including private walks and tours, local art and services, home d├ęcor, farm fresh foods, and much more.  Our live auction features a handmade quilt from the 1930s, a Persian rug, a Colonial dinner for six, a private tour of the Boonshoft Museum with the curator, a week stay at a S. Carolina beach house, and a 4-course gourmet dinner with specially selected wines at home home in Yellow Springs.  The silent auction will proceed from 6-8:15 PM, and the live auction will begin at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $35 each in advance or $40 at the door, and can be purchased online at www.tecumsehlandtrust.org or by calling 767-9490. Check the website for a complete listing of all auction items.  Absentee bidding can be arranged.

Tecumseh Land Trust is a member supported, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving farmland, and natural and historic sites in Clark and Greene Counties.  The land trust has preserved over 20,000 acres in partnership with private landowners.  Their goal is to preserve 50,000 acres in both Clark and Greene Counties, assuring ample food supply and clean water for future generations, while educating communities about our agricultural heritage.  This annual event brings together the wide variety of supporters of the land trust, including many of the landowners who have taken steps to preserve their unique properties.  This is truly a party where town and country meet!

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