Lexington, Ky. – It's shopping at its finest for your home, automobile, family or yourself at this year's Better Business Bureau of Central & Eastern Kentucky Silent Auction. Distinctive products and services valued at tens of thousands of dollars have been donated to the annual auction, which runs during the Central Kentucky Home, Garden & Flower Show April 4–7, 2013 at Lexington Center/Rupp Arena. The BBB is the proud sponsor of "What's Up in Rupp?" in this year's show.
"BBB Accredited Businesses have again stepped up to help with this popular annual event," said Jack Frank, BBB of Central & Eastern Kentucky President & CEO. "Their generous donations allow the public to bid on quality items while benefitting our non-profit BBB's services to the community with the proceeds from the auction."
New items this year: copper custom-built hip & ridge chimney cap; "a cake a month" for a year; 12-foot span of top & bottom wood storage cabinets; moving company service; a night-vision scope; family counseling/ parent "coaching" courses; web design training courses; a 6-month fitness club membership; Airmasseur whirlpool tub; and a hearing aid including exam and fitting!
The BBB's Silent Auction happens in Rupp Arena and online, with a wide array of items:
· Home improvements: bath remodel;12x12 deck w/pergola; 12x12 insulated patio cover; doors; windows; a furnace (installed); stamped concrete pad; new roof; driveway sealcoating; a stone fire pit.
· Fun and leisure: A Lexington Legends suite; kid's bowling party; Signature Club membership; a Keeneland box; "Breakfast w/ the Chimps" at the Primate Rescue Center; cabin stay in Gatlinburg; flat screen TV's; and a gun range membership!
· Auto services: oil changes, detailing, body repair
· Fine jewelry and gift items; 20 cases of Ale-8 One; a gift basket for your dog
· Indoor and outdoor furniture, LOTS of gift certificates, trees, and more!
The auction will also be live on the Internet during all four days of the Show. Bidders can log on to the BBB website at www.bluegrass.bbb.org and click on the auction link to view photos and details of auction items, and follow the status of bidding. Winning bidders will be announced on Sunday, the last day of the auction.