Bachelor Auction Tonight

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Tonight is the night we've planned and prepared for! I will be hosting the Friends of Literacy Bachelor Auction with WVLT's Lauren Davis at The Orangery in Knoxville. The event begins at 6pm with a VIP reception including champagne and appetizers. The VIP ladies get a chance to mingle with the bachelors and make decisions about who they'd like to bid on. 

All of the gentlemen come with a specialized date (donated by local businesses) so participants are also bidding on a nice evening that may include tickets to the opera, time at a spa and dinner at a nice restaurant.

This week I've been working on my script. I will be announcing half of the bachelors and talking them up so as to build excitement and get the bids coming in. My humor can be dry but I've done my best to write descriptions that will get a laugh and maybe applause on behalf of these great guys.

I have two favorites.

Ben is a co-worker and friend. He works as a TV News Producer at WATE 6 News and is not only funny and kind but very smart. He plays tennis and is active in another charity, United Way. I hope he goes far (read: brings in lots of dough) and in my opinion is one of the cutest guys on the list. Thank you to Ben who was one of my recruits and agreed to donate his time and energy to the project!

Chris is a personal friend and very interesting to talk to. He's from California originally, is extremely stylish and works in Marketing at a large theater company in town. I have no doubt that Chris will woo half the room during the VIP reception. He's funny, intelligent and an excellent listener. Plus, he's soon to be the proud daddy of a bulldog puppy (anyone who likes animals is tops in my book). Thanks to Chris for agreeing to help me out with this special event! He is another one of my recruits.

My dress is steamed and heady. High heels are lined up ready to adorn freshly painted red toes and I have high hopes for this night of fund raising. I'll post an update tomorrow. 

1 comment

The Food Hound said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Hope it went well!