Red Kettle Luncheon will benefit Salvation Army

Mar. 06, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

Furniture, home accessories and jewelry are among the plethora of items being auctioned next week during the 2014 Red Kettle Luncheon.
The luncheon, a biannual fundraiser benefiting The Salvation Army of High Point, will be held Tuesday at the High Point Country Club. In addition to live and silent auctions — and the luncheon, of course — the event will include a fashion show featuring men’s and women’s spring and summer fashions.
“We’ve got something for everyone — men, women and children,” said event chairwoman Robin Goodman. “There’s a little bit of everything for everyone.”
According to Goodman, the long list of auction items includes home furnishings, a stay and meal at J.H. Adams Inn, rounds of golf, prints and paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, vintage table linens, decorative pillows, fragrance baskets, 10 tickets to a High Point University baseball game (hot dogs, etc. included), stone yard sculptures, gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates and much more.
The silent auction will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at 11:45 a.m. The live auction and fashion show will take place during the luncheon.
Live entertainment will be provided by pianists Julia Blackburn, Camila Moreno and Kendall Tate from Penn-Griffin School for the Arts.
As in years past, the auxiliary will honor former member Jean Wagoner, who in 2008 proposed an idea for unique table centerpieces — known as “Cakes Under Glass” — that is still used today. Her proposal required home-baked layer cakes or pound cakes iced in pastel colors, placed on a crystal cake stand, with its crystal cover enhanced with satin ribbon and fresh flowers.
The unique centerpieces will be for sale following the luncheon.
Tickets are $40 apiece, and all proceeds will be directed to the local Salvation Army for operation of its many community programs.
“All of our monies go back to the community through The Salvation Army,” Goodman said, citing such programs as Boys and Girls Club scholarships, holiday and birthday celebrations for the Boys and Girls Club, the Fred Alexander Transitional Housing Center, the William Booth Garden Apartments for the elderly, and the shelter.
Funds are also used for refurbishing The Salvation Army’s facilities, Goodman added.
The 2012 Red Kettle Luncheon raised approximately $21,000, according to Goodman.
“This is a wonderful luncheon that people will enjoy, and you’re giving back to the community at the same time,” she said.

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Want to go?

The 2014 Red Kettle Luncheon, a biannual fundraiser sponsored by The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, will be held Tuesday at the High Point Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive.
A silent auction will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at 11:45 a.m. A fashion show and live auction will be held during the luncheon.
Tickets are $40 apiece.
For tickets or further information, contact Connie Driver at 454-4046 or The Salvation Army office at 881-5400.
To join the Women’s Auxiliary, or for more information about joining, contact Mittie White at 431-6560.