Flag, whiskey among live auction items

awoolen@macon.comJuly 11, 2014 


The Century of Flight Hanger is crowded with visitors during the 2012 Museum of Aviation Foundation Auction and Raffle and Taste of Local Cuisine.

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WARNER ROBINS -- An aged bottle of bourbon is just one of the items up for bid at the Museum of Aviation’s Auction, Raffle and Taste of Local Cuisine.

The Pappy VanWinkle brand of whiskey is out of the Old Rip Van Winkle distillery and can cost thousands of dollars per bottle, said Steve Davison, chairman of the auction committee.

During the last committee meeting before the event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Century of Flight hangar, members discussed the many items up for bid.

Some of the items included in the live auction will be a hand-made chicken coop, a necklace and bracelet from Tiffany and Co. and an enclosed Pace trailer.

Col. Murray Hansen and Sharon Hansen donated an American flag that was flown during the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.

“I think people are going to really like that,” said June Lowe, executive vice president of the Museum of Aviation Foundation Inc.

The live auction starts at 8 p.m. and features about 30 items.

Starting at 7 p.m., food vendors will begin giving samples of their wares.

New this year will be Texas Roadhouse and the Rookery and Dovetail restaurants from Macon. Everything from cupcakes to barbecue will be available to taste.

More than 300 items will be available for silent bid, said Bob Dubiel, the museum’s director of marketing.

Aside from the ever popular gift cards, there will be a guided bicycle tour of Washington, D.C., gym memberships, sports items and comic books.

Tickets are $100 and include admission for two into the raffle and auction as well as a chance to win one of seven cars or $30,000.

For more information, visit www.museumofavia tion.org or call 478-923-6600.

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