8aIt’s that time of year again for art, gardens and philanthropy. The 10th Annual KidsPeace Auction presented by Re-Store Warehouse is set for Thursday, Sept. 21st at 5:30 p.m. at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens.

The price of admission is $75 and tickets can be purchased at the KidsPeace office by calling 910-223-0949, online at www.kidspeacefayettevilleauction.com, or at the door while they last. Those who purchase tickets online can pick them up at the door on the day of the event. KidsPeace has the perfect evening planned for those attending. There will be a live and silent art auction. Mr. Bill McMillan will be the MC and auctioneer for the evening. The live auction will feature art that received the top votes online and all other art will be a part of a silent auction. “Peaces” to be auctioned off were created by local artists including children currently in foster care.

Photos of “peaces” have been on display around Fayetteville at local businesses courtesy of Raul Rubiera of Rubiera Studios, located Downtown.
A live DJ and 360 photo booth will be onsite to keep attendees entertained as well as beer, wine and spirits, as they walk around and choose their favorite art pieces to bid on. Heavy appetizers and sweet treats will be served until 7:00 p.m.

The annual KidsPeace Auction features art created from old items such as chairs, tables, and windows.

“What do chairs, tables, and windows have to do with KidsPeace,” you might ask?

“These chairs come to us a lot like the foster kids do… Torn, tattered, scuffed up, banged up, bruised, and broken. The “restoring” of these chairs, tables, and windows represents the foster families helping the kids. Providing a little love, care and special attention can go a long way. We sell these chairs to raise awareness and to put something once jaded back into the world with a new beginning.”

There are currently six vendor spaces available. Spaces are $300 and come with 2 tickets to the event. Vendors are asked not to make any sales, as this is a fundraising event. This is a great opportunity for potential vendors to get visibility and give out information. Those interested should contact KidsPeace by phone or by email.

KidsPeace is a private charity organization, focusing on the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities. KidsPeace Fayetteville offers Foster Care, Outpatient Counseling, Intensive Alternative Family Treatment, Therapeutic Foster Care, Psychiatric Services and Enhanced Therapeutic Foster Care.

There are a host of sponsors for this year's event that KidsPeace would like to recognize.

Hope Sponsor: Continental Tax.

Help Sponsors: Longleaf Pines Realtors, and Haymount Institue.

Healing Sponsors: Steve Foley of Bragg Mutual Credit Union, Guardian Property Management, American Security Mortgage, and Addison Ridge Apartments.

Paddle Sponsor: Melissa McKinney of Everything Pines Partners.

Photo Booth Sponsor: CTS Cleaning.

Beer Sponsor: Southern Pines Brewing Company.

Wine Sponsor: Healy Wholesale.

Liquor Sponsor: BGS Services.

Food Sponsors: Walk-Ons, Dorothys Catering, Southern Coals, Burney’s, Bubbas 33, and Shannon’s Sweets.
For more information call 910-223-0949 or visit online at https://www.kidspeacefayettevilleauction.com/annualauction.

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