WHEELING - The Wheeling Symphony Board of Directors has something for everyone when it presents its bi-annual auction fundraiser Saturday, May 8 at Ohio Valley Medical Center's Nurses Residence. From spa packages, private dinner parties, artwork, to entertainment and Steelers tickets, this event has it all including the always popular hand-painted violins.
With the theme "Some Enchanted Auction," preview of items begins at 5 p.m. followed by the auction at 6 p.m. The auction will be conducted through the generosity of Behm's Auction and Real Estate Service. In addition to the live auction, there will be a silent auction throughout the evening.
This year's auction co-chairs are Betsy Delk, WSO Board president, and board member Lea Ridenhour. Other auction committee members include David Ellwood, Donna Niess, Alfredda Lollini, Paul Tucker and Mary Beth Hughes.
Showcasing items for the Wheeling Symphony Board of Director’s Some Enchanted Auction are Betsy Delk, board president, and Lea Ridenhour, board member. The bi-annual fundraiser will be held Saturday, May 8.
One of the auction's highlights is always the violins hand painted by local artists. "The Art of the Violin" is a fund-raising project of the Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary's and is spearheaded this year by Susy Vellenoweth, Laura Andreini, Cristin Stein Byrum and Charlotte Khourey.
Artists painting the violins are: Jeri DeLong, Robert Sako, Bobbi Priebe, Judy Minder, Susan Meness, Sharon Harkness, Barbara Bonenberger, Michelle Gorby and Greg Basil.
Tickets for "Some Enchanted Auction" are just $10 in advance or $12 at the door and can be purchased by calling the Symphony at 304.232.6191. There will be a variety of tasty hors d' oeuvres provided by the WSO Auxiliary. Judy Wolfe and Vicky Musicaro chaired the food committee. Also, there will be a cash bar.
Auctions items and those donating them include:
Jewelry & Accessories
Home DEcor & Furniture
For an updated list of items, visit www.wheelingsymphony.org.