Children’s Theater Festival silent auction through March 14

Published 10:37 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A silent auction to benefit Super Saturday is being held this week.

Donations including art, books and Steeplechase tickets are on display through 6 p.m. Friday at Owen’s Pharmacy on Trade Street in Tryon.

The bidding will continue through the Friday evening fund raiser, “Merriment, Fables & Feast” a celebration of Super Saturday, being held at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross on Melrose Avenue. The bidding will close before the final show during the Super Saturday Festival on Saturday.

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Donations for the Silent Auction include paintings by Carol Beth Icard and Christine Mariotti, and pottery by Cindy Riddle, well known local artists. Signed, First Edition, Churchill Last Lion, by Tryon Fine Books. Gift certificates from Head Too Toe Salon & Boutique, Side Street Pizza, Bucks Pizza, B&G Car and Essential Living.

Children’s Theater Festival, the all volunteer organization that produces Super Saturday, strives to bring the best of the performing arts to entertain and enrich our children at an affordable price. Ticket sales for the event cover only 25 percent of the cost.

The balance is raised through donation and grants.

Auction items may be viewed and bids placed at Owen’s Pharmacy from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through March 14. For ticket information for the Friday night event, please call 828-551-7507 or 828-817-1209.

– article submitted by Marianne Carruth