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Bloom in Transit 2020 Auction Items


An update on the Bloom in Transit auction: 

Thank you to our community supporters for your interest and participation in this year's Bloom in Transit Gala.

Holding our community’s public health and wellness as our ultimate priority, the decision has been made after careful consideration to cancel the social gathering aspect of the Bloom in Transit Gala on March 28. We look forward to continuing with an online version of the live auction and Fund-a-Need.

Stay tuned for more details on the online auction. The Bloom in Transit auction items can be viewed below. Thank you for your support!

Pappy Van Winkle 10-Year Aged Bourbon


See a rich, copper color. Smell enticingly sweet, spicy, caramel-nut-fudge aromas. Enjoy a fruity, medium-to full-bodied palate with intense dried fruit and toasted nuts notes. Each sip finishes with a very long, bold wave of peppery brown spices, floral honey and charred barrel flavors that balance the weight of the alcohol. It’s a big, bold, aged bourbon that has great balance for its high proof and flavor (read more from Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery!). A bottle of this delightful bourbon can be yours through Bloom in Transit! 

Sparkle and Bling For Your Precious Someone


These 1.12 carat diamond inside/outside earrings are sure to inspire joy and immediately become a cornerstone of your jewelry collection! Perfect for everything from formal occasions to adding an extra bit of sparkle for everyday wear, these earrings are comfortable, gorgeous, and utterly timeless. 

Donated by: Barnhardt Jewelers 

Impossibly Sweet Aussiedoodle Puppy


Quick to learn and affectionate as can be, this female Aussiedoodle can soon be your adoring companion! Born in early January of this year, this sweet pup is a combination of Australian shepard and standard poodle and is expected to grow to be 30 pounds. Aussiedoodles are intelligent and trainable pets who love to run, play, and socialize with people and other animals. Puppy has trained with Kim Davis and will come potty- and kennel-trained in addition to having a head start on her basic commands. Impossibly sweet, this loving doodle can be yours through Bloom in Transit's live auction!


On Top of the World: Mountain House with 360-Degree Views


Perched at 4,200 feet and conveniently located between Boone, Blowing Rock, and Mountain City, this 5-bed (4 kings, 1 queen, 1 queen sleeper sofa), 4.5-bath, handcrafted log home accommodates up to 12 people in fine, high-country style for their 7-night stay. The property rests on 76 acres, perfect for taking in the sweeping 360-degree views of Appalachia. The log portion of the home was originally built in Nova Scotia and was disassembled, transported, and rebuilt on its current site. 

Nearby attractions include Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Tweetsie Railroad, and an abundance of opportunity for hiking, fishing, canoeing, and wildlife watching. 

Package available: Mutually agreed-upon dates April 2020 - April 2021

Donated by: Tony and Faye Currin & Ashley and Madison Currin

River's Edge Fly Fishing Adventure


Breathe in the fresh air and step into the trophy trout waters of Georgia's Soque River for an angling adventure. Two fishermen will be provided with waders, fishing equipment, and instruction, and enjoy a full day of guided fishing with a satisfying riverside lunch. Even the most inexperienced anglers will walk away with awesome memories of fish caught from these private, stocked waters.

Donated by: River's Edge Outfitters & Virginia and Mark Robertson

The Trip of a Lifetime: Villa Bellissima 


Spend a week at the luxurious Italian villa of Villa Bellissima. This Tuscan villa is 20 minutes from the charming towns Cetona and San Casciano dei Bagni, where you can pamper yourself at the famous Fonteverde Spa. Visit nearby Montepulciano, Todi, Perugia, Siena and Orvieto, or travel by train to Rome in only an hour. The owner, a friend of Meg and Jay Dees, lives on the adjacent property and offers warm hospitality as well as her vast knowledge of the area. A professional guide, she can organize special services such as car/driver, babysitting, grocery delivery, cooking services, wine tastings and more for an additional cost.

The spectacular home sleeps 12 adults plus 4 children in 6 bedrooms with 7.5 baths. It features an infinity pool with jacuzzi, beautiful views, high-speed internet, gym, wine cellar, and an outdoor ping-pong table. Bedrooms have fireplaces and wall safes. 4 bedrooms have king-size beds and 2 have twins that can be made up as comfortable kings. Each bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom; 4 have jacuzzi tubs and walk-in showers; 2 have large walk-in showers but no tub. Every bathroom has a hair dryer. There is even an ice maker, which is unusual in Italy! Available November, December, January, February, and March (not including holiday weeks- must be used within 18 months). Date will be mutually agreed upon with owner.

Donated by: Ludovica Giuriati

Crazy for Key West


The palm trees and happy hum of Key West are calling! Bahamian Reed is a vacation rental home conveniently located near all of the reasons you visit Key West: Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Duval Street shops, galleries, bars, and restaurants, and Sunset Celebration. This 2-bed, 1.5 bath townhome is situated in the charming Truman Annex of Old Town Key West and offers a gourmet kitchen, bright and cheery dining area, living room with sleeper sofa that opens to a private deck, reserved parking space, and WIFI. Upstairs is the master suite and 2 twins in the guest bedroom. For sunbathing and cooling off, the pool is just a short stroll away. Sleeps 5. Package is for a 1-week stay with mutually agreed-upon dates. 

Donated by: Missie and Greg Alcorn

Gorgeous Grand Cayman: Coconut Reef Beach House


Relax in the sun or snorkel to your heart’s content from your own private beach in gorgeous Grand Cayman. Coconut Reef is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath private home featuring a full kitchen, large screened-in living room, and an on-site sculpture garden. Just a short drive from desirable snorkel and restaurant outings in Rum Point, this island home will be both your family-friendly retreat and an energizing launch pad for your Caymanian adventures. Package includes a full week stay and will be scheduled based on availability. 

Donated by: Martha and John Schott & Lizzy and TJ Roy


A Priceless Smile 


Changing lives one smile at a time... Busby & Webb Orthodontics strives to offer the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a fun and friendly environment. This full-service orthodontic treatment package includes a new patient exam, diagnostic records, initial bonding with choice of clear or metal brackets, treatment and removal of braces, two sets of retainers, and two years of retainer visits. With this package you can get your child’s (or your own!) teeth straightened, all while supporting Salisbury Academy and Bloom in Transit! 

Donated by: Busby & Webb Orthodontics 

Reserved SA Parking Space


Have you ever wished for your own personal parking space at Salisbury Academy? Whether for sporting events, graduation, Grandpersons' Day, or other musical productions, parking will never be a worry with your very own space! Parking space is good for the entire 2020-2021 school year and comes with a personalized sign.

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