Bid It! Buy It! Holiday Auction and Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival

ACB’s got you covered when it comes to holiday shopping and gift-giving this season. Get in on the fun and bid and buy at the fourth annual ACB Radio Holiday Auction; find gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list at the ACB Mini Mall.
 
Holiday Auction
 
The ACB Radio Holiday Auction is packed with incredible items that are guaranteed to create bidding frenzies. Techies will love the Apple TV, the Chromecast, the solar backpack, the Bluetooth speakers and headset. Get cooking with grills, a single-serving Keurig and more.  Snap up Thomas Kincaid and San Francisco Music Company music boxes, an original Shirley Temple doll, a fabulous old-time radio collection, and a numbered Karl-Anthony Towns autographed basketball. Select a topaz necklace and bracelet from Brazil, a delicate 24-kt. gold-covered aspen leaf pendant suspended from a satin cord, a diamond-dusted rose gold and silver bracelet, or handcrafted beaded necklaces that are sure to please. Your guide dog will love the large carry-all with dog toys and treats inside, and Santa will visit when you hang our handcrafted stockings for yourself and your doggie friend. Feast on holiday treats such as incredible chocolates, maple fudge, homemade cookies and brownies and so much more.
 
There isn’t space to list all of the amazing items in this year’s Holiday Auction. Check out the auction preview page at www.acb.org/preview1215 for descriptions and photos of all our great items.
 
Michael McCarty and Carla Ruschival will once again be your on-air hosts; Larry Turnbull and Jim Fenn will be in the studios, working behind the scenes to keep us on the air; and Patti Cox and Paula Wiese will be taking your calls and registering your bids.
 
Two telephone numbers and multiple telephone lines will allow us to quickly take your bids. To bid on an item, listen for it to be announced on the air. Call 1-877-904-1080 or (502) 571-1080 to place your bid. If you receive a busy signal, hang up and try again. Please note that there are more local lines available, so you may wish to use the 502 number for bidding.
 
Find more auction details and rules at www.acb.org/auction1215. Then tune us in on www.acbradio.org or by calling (605) 475-8130 from any telephone on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. Eastern (4 to 8 p.m. Pacific), and join in the fun!
 
ACB Mini Mall
 
Mix and match our wreath, Santa’s sleigh, Merry Christmas, and old-time village holiday designs on T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, steins, duffels and totes, lunch bags, pillows, and more.  Or select a 16GB ACB thumb drive, an ACB jacket in either red, royal, navy or black, or even a new aluminum or graphite cane.
 
Stocking Stuffers: Put an ACB luggage tag in every stocking this year; it’s a white airplane with either red, blue, black or green wings and the ACB logo on the side. Share beautiful porcelain ornaments or a highly polished aluminum snowflake ornament with an interesting edge that has tactile appeal.
 
New Products: Were you in Dallas at the Thursday morning general session, or listening on ACB Radio, as Chen Guangcheng held us spellbound with his account of his life in China?  Known as “the blind Chinese dissident,” Chen was imprisoned because he advocated for the rights of blind people in China. The story of his escape, and how he found his way to the American Embassy and then to the United States, was incredible. Copies of his book, “The Barefoot Lawyer: A Blind Man’s Fight for Justice and Freedom in China,” are now in the Mini Mall (print only). A specially edited CD of his talk at the ACB Dallas convention is also available. Purchase the book and CD separately or as a package.
 
Can’t decide what to buy for your friends or yourself? Mini Mall gift certificates are now available; purchase them either online or by phone. Gift certificates may only be redeemed by phone at this time.
 
Visit the Mini Mall online at http://mall.acb.org, or find us in the new ACB Link iPhone app.  You can also give us a call at 1-877-630-7190 during regular business hours.