Here are more photos of some of our great submissions for tomorrow's Harvest of Talents. Come on out to The Square Room from 12:30 - 2 PM tomorrow, April 27, 2014. Every dollar you spend at the event helps #feedhungrypeople!
If you haven't already, check out the previous blog post (below) for another slideshow showing more submissions that will also be up for sale and silent auction tomorrow.
We have had some GREAT submissions this year, showcasing great diversity of talents. Thanks to all our creators and donors! We appreciate your investment to help #feedhungrypeople.
We are excited to offer some items for sale at set prices and other items for silent auction. Check out the slideshow below for a sampling of what will be presented on Sunday. We aren't able to post pictures of absolutely everything before Sunday--but hopefully this will whet your appetite to come see and buy the rest!
Now that we've had a chance to rest after a successful Harvest in Morristown, the planning team is starting to gear up for another Harvest of Talents in Knoxville. We'll have a silent auction, a sale, live music, and delicious food.
We're excited to fight world hungry and #feedhungrypeople with the support of Crossings Church in an awesome venue!
If you're interested in contributing your talents, click here. Regardless, we'll see you there!
Mark the date on your calendar:
April 27 @ the Square Room
in downtown Knoxville!
The Harvest of Talents Team outside The Square Room just before the first ever Harvest in Knoxville, May 2012.
For updates on what's happening as the Harvest comes closer, check us out on Twitter and Facebook @HarvestEastTN by clicking on the social media icons at the top of the page.
As always, every dollar spent at the Harvest will directly buy food for hungry people worldwide!
Yesterday, Harvest of Talents made the front page (online and in print) of Citizen Tribune, Morristown's local newspaper! We are so excited that this will let more people know about our event and hopefully enable us to feed even more hungry people!
Check out the full online article here and like it on Facebook, Tweet it, etc.--share it so that our reach can extend even further! You also might want to go find a paper to see it for yourself. :)
I can't wait till tomorrow!
Here's the picture that goes with our story. I don't have a picture yet that shows the text of the article below this. :)
Tammra Russell in action at a Kyles Ford auction on July 13, 2012.
Honestly, I think the first time I had ever witnessed a live auction was at last year's Harvest of Talents in Morristown. How did I make it that far in life without seeing one? I don't know! I do know I had certainly never participated in one. And I had no idea that it could be as exciting as it was!
Last year, Tammra Russell of Kyles Ford Auction Company donated her time and talent as our auctioneer. Check out the company website here. She donned a teal Harvest of Talents volunteer shirt above her long, flowy skirt and went to work to help us raise money to feed hungry people. And it was so entertaining and engaging! If you haven't seen the video slideshow of the 2012 Morristown Harvest, watch it here to see a bit of Tammra in action at about 4:22 in the video.
We're so glad to say that Tammra will be returning as auctioneer to this year's event, once again donating her time and talent for a worthy cause. She has also helped us out by posting our auction on AuctionZip, a site where auction lovers and bargain hunters would look to find promising auctions, and has even posted a few pictures on that site for potential customers to see. Check out the listing for our auction here. I have to say, I was pumped to see that she'd posted our auction to such an official site that will help spread the word to more people who may not otherwise hear about Harvest.
Tammra, the Harvest of Talents planning team thanks you once again for your contribution--and I personally look forward to watching you run the auction this Saturday. I know I can expect you to make me laugh, smile, and bid on some items!
This summer, I went with my husband and his family to stay at Riverbend Cottage on the Clinch River. We had paid for a stay at the cottage at last year's Morristown Harvest of Talents after winning a bid for it in the silent auction. I am so glad we made our way up to beautiful Sneedville, Tennessee, to enjoy this retreat.
George and Sheri Baker own the cottage and built it themselves. That's right! They used their talents (George is a builder and Sheri is an artist.) to build this cottage, decorate it beautifully, and thereby create a homey, private spot for relaxation.
This year, George and Sheri have donated again, using their talents to feed hungry people. If you come to this year's Harvest of Talents, you can bid on a 3-day, 2-night period (weekend or otherwise), to be used by June 1, 2014.
To see more pictures of the cottage and the beautiful land surrounding it, visit the website George and Sheri have created: www.RiverbendCottageTN.com.
A Note of Preface: Before the Harvest next week, we'll take a little time to focus on a few specific talents we have already had donated. You should be able to see by looking at each "Harvest Spotlight" that we will have some very unique and fun things for sale and auction at the event.
One of our early donations consists of sets of cute, original stationery designed by Jen Lovelace. (Thanks, Jen, and great job!)
Check out the pictures to see what you'll be getting if you buy her work!
Jen created and donated 2 sets of thank you notes and 2 sets of happy birthday cards.
Here are the specifications of each set: -12 hand folded note cards, printed on 100-lb. white card stock -4 different color combinations -Size A2: 4.25"x5.5" -White envelopes included
If you want to see more of Jen's work or support her talent beyond next week's event, check out her website or follow her on Twitter. She has her own stationery business called It's Pretty on Paper.
And, of course, don't forget to come see her work (and many other skilled, creative, and hunger-fighting individuals' talents!) in person next Saturday, September 28!
That's right! Ed Arnold of WCRK graciously helped me write a commercial for Harvest of Talents, recorded my "performance," and produced it for broadcasting.
It was fun to be in the studio--but even better to know that more people will learn about the Harvest of Talents because of it!
Tune in to 1150 AM or 105.7 FM, and you just may get to hear the commercial on the air! You can also hear it in the YouTube video below while viewing some pictures of current and past Harvest of Talents projects.