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Friday, September 20, 2013
If you’re looking for a travel deal, you might want to attend the second-annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival Kickoff Party. The event will feature a silent auction with a number of trips, including one to Super Bowl XLVII, up for bid.
The Young Professionals of Smith Mountain Lake and the Virginia Inland Sailing Association are sponsoring the party, which will be held Sept. 27 from 5 until 10 p.m. at VISA headquarters, 450 Sailors Cove Dr. in Moneta.
There will be entertainment by Key West Band, beer from Sunken City Brewery, wine from Hickory Hill and a cornhole tournament.
In addition to event tickets, the trips include hotel accommodations and airfare for two. Trips up for auction are for Super Bowl XLVII in New York; the ESPY awards; Sonoma wine country exclusive access, Cult wine VIP access with signed oak barrel; Nascar race with pit pass; Cult Winemakers VIP access NAPA; NCAA final four and championship game in Dallas; PGA Championship final rounds; the Ryder Cup, the U.S. Open golf tournament at Pebble Beach, Calif.; Americas Cup stars and stripes ride; The Kentucky Derby; a suite at Churchill Downs; and Le Cordon Bleu Paris.
There will be minimum bids placed on some of the auction packages.
Also part of the auction will be autographed items, including a Jimmy Buffett guitar; Rolling Stones drumhead; Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band record album; Neil Diamond sheet music; James Bond cast 16-by-20-inch photo; Star Wars cast 16-by-20-inch movie poster; Stan Lee 11-by-14 animation art; Tim Burton sketch; Muhammad Ali lithograph by LeRoy Neiman; Sylvester Stallone boxing glove; and Billy Joel photo.
Cost of the tickets, which includes a barbecue dinner, are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Items still are being sought for the silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the community.
For more information, call Dany Turner at 520-7129 or visit smlwinefestivalkickoff.com.
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