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Saturday, September 21, 2013
6:30 p.m.
The Foundry, 747 World's Fair Park Drive

Live Auction items listed below! More items to be added soon.

"It’s been more than thirty years since Knoxville hosted the World’s Fair ... Since 1982, K-town has been quietly turning its downtown warehouses into hipster bars and boutiques, repurposing its historic buildings, and cultivating its Appalachian roots. It was local before local was cool, and the national media, from the New York Times to Garden & Gun, have taken notice."  --Maria Carter, Atlanta Magazine, July 2013

We hope you're ready to join in the fun at the 2013 Scruffy City Soiree! This annual fall fundraiser provides support for many important Knox Heritage programs and services and makes it possible for the Knox Heritage staff to advocate every day for historic places in Knoxville and throughout the 16-county region.

If you've attended the Scruffy City Soiree in the past, you know what a great night it is. Included in your ticket price is a delicious buffet dinner, wine, and musical entertainment.  Our celebrity guest hosts get everyone pumped up before a live auction that features items and experiences you can't get anywhere else! The silent auction offers unique local art, crafts, excursions and tours, and other surprises not found at other auctions.

Purchase tickets now!  In addition to individual tickets, VIP reserved tables with champagne and chocolates will be available.  You can also buy a Scruffy Citizen passport, which gives the buyer access to an open liquor bar. (You can select a quantity of tickets on the shopping cart page, or click "continue shopping" to return to this page for additional selections.)

Scruffy City Soiree tickets
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The 2013 Live Auction Items

Ghost Investigation at Westwood for 8 - Have you ever wondered about haunted houses? We're not sure whether KH's new home, historic Westwood, has any lingering spirits, but the folks at Knoxville Ghost Tours will help us find out! Enjoy a custom investigation of Westwood, complete with light fare and beverages, for up to eight people.

UT Howard Baker Center for 6 - The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee is a nonpartisan institute devoted to education and research concerning public policy and civic engagement. It is also the home of archived political documents from national statesmen.  The winning bid will allow 6 people to enjoy a private wine and cheese reception at the Center and a 2-hour guided tour of archives not displayed to the general public. This is a must for any fan of history and politics.

Brian Pittman Cathedral Art - What started as an oversized doodle on Wall Avenue has blossomed into a part-time career and labor of love for Brian Pittman.  Each of his cathedral drawings are done free-hand and no two are alike.  Brian is "interested in the exploration between modern technology and religious passion."  These cathedral drawings are like physical representations of his innermost  musings and daydreams.  This original drawing was done especially for Knox Heritage.

Tree Lover's Tour for 10 - Learn about our city's grandest trees on this tour for up to 10, which includes brunch at the beautifully restored Craftsman home of Kim Davis and Fred Sahms, outside under the shade of the state's champion Black Oak.  Kasey Krouse, the city's Urban Forester, will lead guests on a tour showcasing county, state, and national champion trees in Knoxville.

Bloody Mary Cemetery Tour for 10 - Join Kim Trent and Knox County historian Steve Cotham for a picnic and tour of historic Old Gray Cemetery, complete with spirited beverages, for 10 people.  You'll learn about some of the cemetery's famous occupants, what they did before they arrived at Old Gray, and perhaps what brought them to their final resting place there.

2014 Summer Suppers Package for 2 - The winning bidder receives 2 tickets to each Summer Supper during the 2014 series. A great way to see historic homes of Knoxville while enjoying fine food and fun company. Tickets are transferable, so the winner can give them to friends or business clients.  Summer Suppers sell out quickly, so this is a wonderful way to secure seats well in advance.  ONLY ONE PAIR OF TICKETS WILL BE AUCTIONED.

Old City Tour & Dinner for 8 - Jack Neely, author of many books about Knoxville history, is at it again.  He is preparing a new book about The Old City, an area with a gritty, colorful past and an exciting future. Eight lucky people will enjoy dinner at the Jig and Reel and a walking tour through The Old City, led by Jack. What secrets will be revealed? You'll find out if you're the winning bidder.

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Knox Heritage, Inc.
P.O. Box 1242
Knoxville, TN 37901

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