ESVA Historical Society radio auction raises $ 5,100


The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society’s holiday auction fetched more than $ 5,100 in just two hours on Saturday. All proceeds from the live radio event go directly to the operations of the nonprofit to continue its mission of preserving, educating and interpreting Shore’s history as well as presenting programming. culture for residents and visitors to Shore.

The auction offered nearly 30 items, all donated by local businesses and individuals. An owl sculpture by Billy Crockett; a brand new two-volume set of the books “Virginia’s Eastern Shore” by Ralph T. Whitelaw; and a Tangier package which included a return flight, a hotel stay and a restaurant gift certificate, particularly caused a flurry of telephone auctions at WESR in Accomac.

“A huge thank you to all of our donors and callers for supporting our second holiday auction,” said Amy Savona, Director of Marketing at the Historical Society. “Without the generosity of WESR, our neighboring businesses and our individual contributors, we would never be able to host something like this.

The nonprofit’s third annual auction is already on the calendar for the Saturday leading up to Thanksgiving next year. As the Historical Society’s Annual Fund campaign kicks off, if you would like to contribute, visit shorehistory.org and click on the golden box or call 757-787-8012.

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