Bidding for BBBS HeArts fundraiser off to successful start

Published 8:00 am Thursday, January 17, 2019

The opening reception for the eighth annual Have a HeArt for Big Brothers Big Sisters was a huge success, organizers said.

Upstairs Artspace was packed and visitors were impressed with the more than 100 entries submitted by area artists for the silent auction. Guests lined up for bid numbers to get things off to a great start, organizers said.

Support from the community has grown significantly over the years for the HeArts project.

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The public is encouraged to stop by Upstairs Artspace in Tryon to view the HeArts and place bids. Bid hours are from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, culminating with a closing bids reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.

All funds raised by this event will benefit the youth mentoring programs in the local communities and schools. Those interested in learning more may contact BBBS at 828-859-9230 or

– Submitted by Karen Dacey