Come to the Dock Party in Louisville!

After a busy Wednesday of convention meetings, put on your casuals and join the Dock Party! The 2012 auction is going to be so much fun!  The fireworks really fly when the bidding wars begin! There will be food and a cash bar available for your convenience.   Mark your calendar for Wednesday, July 11th for the auction preview at 6 p.m. and the auction at 7 p.m.  Lists of auction items will be available at the preview as well as the auction. You may request your bidder number when you register for convention. 

Are those jingle bells I hear?  Is Santa on his way? Don't worry if you cannot make this year's convention auction in July, because ACB is having a holiday auction via ACB Radio. The auction committee reserves the privilege to select which items will be sold in the July auction or the holiday auction. Donations featured during the holiday auction will be carefully chosen with expectations of raising the maximum funds for ACB Radio. The holiday auction will be the perfect opportunity to spotlight some of the beautiful jewelry for that special someone in your life and the homemade delicacies will be right on time for your holiday entertaining.  The ACB Radio holiday auction items will be stored safely in Minnesota and shipped to the buyers by Lane Waters and the Minnesota office staff.

If you or your affiliate would like to donate items to the auctions, we ask that you contact Cindy Van Winkle at (360) 689-0827 or no later than June 15th and provide her with a detailed description of your item. For ease of travel, we ask that you consider donating items that fit easily into a travel bag or add shipping costs to your donation package.  Gift certificates are a perfect auction item. 

If you would like to ship any items ahead, Carla has graciously volunteered to receive the auction donations in Kentucky. Please mail to Carla at the following address: Carla Ruschival, 148 Vernon Ave., Louisville, KY 40206; phone (502) 897-1472 (home) or (502) 303-7042 (cell).

We are seeking volunteers to serve as sighted guides, describers of items, and as spotters to make sure all bidders are recognized.  Several volunteers are needed to help with check-out at auction's end. We really appreciate each of you who have volunteered in the past and hope you will consider volunteering again.  All interested volunteers should contact Marsha Farrow at (706) 859-2624 or via e-mail, If using e-mail, please put "auction volunteer" in the subject line of your message.

Please save this very important date and bring all of your friends to the biggest and best dock party in Kentucky!