by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Marketing Manager
You know what’s great about this weekend? We’re falling back! Yes, it’s that magical weekend of the year when we gain one whole hour of glorious sleep! (Yes, I realize it also starts the time when it’s pitch black at 5:30pm and also at 7:30am, but stop your complaining. We’re talking 60 WHOLE EXTRA minutes of sleep on Sunday! You can be mad about the darkness on Monday.)
Anyway, this nugget of information is important because it means you can stay out a little later on Saturday night and not be worse for the wear on Sunday. And I’ve got JUST the thing for you — join us at Corks & Karats!
This Saturday marks year two of Corks & Karats, our upscale fall event featuring delicious food, fine wine, and great people. But this year we’re in a new location (Carmel Country Club) with tons of space and ample parking. You will enjoy a wonderful dinner, delightful wine, and fantastic auction items (jewelry, wine baskets, artwork, gift certificates, golf packages and more!). And, new this year, we’ve got a dance floor where you can show off your moves in celebration of all the great auction items you’ll win because of your expert bidding techniques.
And that brings me to another perk — we’ve got online bidding this year! That means that you can use your phone to enter bids and keep your eye on all of the items you are planning to take home. No more circling the auction table and shooting dirty looks at the backs of your
dear friends competitors. You will get alerts when you’ve been outbid and, at the touch of a finger, you can once again stake your claim on that night at the Grove Park Inn you so desperately need. (Or is that just me?)
We’ve also got a great program lined up with a guest speaker whose hospice story beautifully illustrates the amazing work that HPCCR is privileged to offer within our community. (Ladies, make sure to wear waterproof mascara. Seriously.)
So if you don’t already have your Corks & Karats tickets, get them now — there are only a handful left. And I promise this will be a fabulous night. You get to dress up (it’s cocktail attire), you get to win some great auction items, you can enjoy a delicious dinner, and then shake your booty on the dance floor. And to top it ALL off, you get a whole extra hour of sleep once you get home. I’m guessing you’ll have such a great time and be so well-rested that you won’t complain about the falling-back darkness thing until at least Tuesday.
Corks & Karats will take place at Carmel Country Club at 6:30pm and will last til around 11pm. To register your cell phone for online bidding with Auctions By Cellular, visit http://Karats.myab.co. Tickets are limited and are $100 per person. Proceeds benefit Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region. For more information, contact Nancy Cole at 704.335.4312.v