The 2018 Watershed Gala is set for Thursday, February 22 in the Charles Suber Banquet Hall of Rollins Campus Center in Young Harris, Ga. Starting at 5:30, a silent auction will take place before the banquet, featuring the best art and craft items made right here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as unique opportunities to dine and play! Following the meal and Holman Award presentation, several more exquisite items will be auctioned live by local auctioneer and entertainer, Tim Ryan.

Our nearly 200 guests come not only from the local 4-county area, but from places like Raleigh, Charlotte and Asheville, NC; Chattanooga and Knoxville, TN; and the greater Atlanta area. It’s a great opportunity to support clean water AND expose your business to a far-ranging audience! Contact Callie Moore at 828-837-5414 or before February 16 if you wish to donate an item or gift certificate.

Live Auction Items donated for the 2017 Watershed Gala

  • Homemade Pizza Party for Ten by Brenda (BK) Hull
  • Half Day Guided Fly Fishing Trip by Wood’s Outdoor Adventures
  • Jurlique Mini Facial, 30-minute Reflexology, Agave Nectar Body Oil & other skin care products package by BodySense Day Spa & Boutique
  • 100% Marino Wool Rug, Handmade by Maggie March of Murphy, NC and donated by Morning Star Fiber
  • Salon/Day Spa Package including shampoo/style, facial, massage and pedicure by Salon El-Khouri & Day Spa, Andrews, NC
  • Half Day Guided Lake Fishing Trip by Big ‘Ole Fish Guiding Service
  • “Jacob’s Ladder” Quilt (82×82), Hand-pieced by Nancy Troxler
  • 4-Hour Ski Boat Rental on Lake Chatuge (including towables) by Young Harris Watersports
  • 2-Hour Photography Workshop by Photographer, Ben Katz
  • Blue Shutter Cottage Lake Getaway Package
  • Bonsai by Tim Ryan
One hundred percent Marino Wool Rug, Handmade by Maggie March of Murphy, NC and donated by Morning Star FiberBonsai by Tim RyanJacob’s Ladder Quilt hand-pieced by Nancy Troxler

Silent Auction Items donated for the 2017 Watershed Gala

  • Two “Free Fun Passes” for Whitewater Rafting on the Nantahala River by Nantahala Outdoor Center
  • 12 handmade beeswax candles crafted by Dan Goff
  • Arrow Backpacker Pontoon Boat donated by Steve & Karen Gowins
  • Dinner for Two at Mike’s Seafood, Blairsville, GA
  • Magellan Double Portable Shower donated by Steve & Karen Gowins
  • Handmade cheese board crafted by Brenda Hull
  • Courtland Freshwater Fly Rod, 8’6″ 5/6 weight donated by Steve & Karen Gowins
  • Framed Bird Paintings by A. Marlin (set of 3) donated by Neil & Norma Jean Dobson
  • Blue Shutter Cottage (2-night stay) donated by Philip & Callie Moore
  • Small pastel painting by Zoe Schumaker
  • Handmade pottery cup
  • Basket of Goods & Services by BodySense Day Spa & Boutique
  • 20×14 Print of Pen & Ink Sketch, “Future Generations” by Bob Owens
  • Matted Photograph donated by Steve Banakas (photograph) and Patricia Adams (matting)(2)
  • Small Pottery Vase with Southwest Theme
  • Fern Pottery Decorative Piece
  • Elephant Poo Poo Paper Journal
  • Handmade Sheep Ornament
  • Framed photograph by Katherine Taaffe
  • Breakfast for Two at Mary’s Southern Grill, Young Harris, GA
  • Smoky Quartz Stone and Carved Elephant Based donated by The Open Porch, Andrews, NC
  • Necklace/locket donated by Rumor’s Clothing Loft
  • Framed and Matted Original Watercolor Painting by the late Beryl Stokely donated by Jennifer Cordier
  • Growlers with one free fill (4) donated by Andrews Brewing Company
  • Wooden Tray, Jennifer Cordier
  • “Fish On” license plate donated by Customized Cuteness
  • Matted 16×20 Print of Painting, “Great Blue in Mangrove,” by Amanda Fullerton
  • Gift Box of Bath & Body Products donated by Blue Moon Elise
  • Fly-Through Wild Bird Feeder donated by Nelson’s Ace Hardware, Blairsville, GA
  • Wine & Gourmet Food Basket, Crane Creek Vineyards
  • Original Photograph by Benjamin Katz
  • Dinner for Two at Shoebooties Cafe, Murphy, NC
  • Framed & Matted Original Photograph of Nantahala River by Sara Van Horn, Murphy Art Center
  • Wine and Dine for Two at The Daily Grind & Wine, Murphy, NC
  • Cupcakes by Erika’s Bakery, Andrews, NC

Raffle Items donated for the 2017 Watershed Gala

  • $25 Gift Certificate for Valley River Brewery & Eatery, Murphy, NC
  • $25 Gift Card for Chevelles Restaurant & Bar, Murphy, NC
  • $25 Gift Card for Parson’ Pub, Murphy, NC
  • $20 Gift Certificate for Rumor’s Clothing Loft, Murphy, NC
  • Downtown Pizza Free Buffet & Drink Gift Card (3)
  • Gourmet Cupcake by Erika’s Bakery, Andrews, NC
  • Photograph notecards by HRWC
  • T-shirt & reusable water bottle by HRWC (2)