A 'Halluva Auction' to save the Halls of Fame


For months news has circulated about the possibility of Macon losing the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame to another city, maybe even a bigger city in Georgia. While we may have kept the halls from being moved for now, there is still a chance that they may be lost.

Now, there are more people in Macon backing them.

On June 17th, 2011 while most Mercer students are home for the summer or studying abroad there will be a Halluva Auction. This auction will take place at the train station downtown, right next to the Halls.

A Halluva Auction is to help save the halls because they are considering taking them out of Macon and placing them somewhere else in the state.

The community groups in Macon have all collaborated to help with this. However, A Halluva Action is more than just about the Halls, it is also to benefit the Cherry Blossom Festival and Newtown Macon. The auctions are to help raise money for all three of these causes.

There will be both a live auction and a silent one. They also have an online auction to be held at their website though it is currently not going one.

One of the auction items includes a three-caret, emerald-cut Columbian emerald. The committee is also auctioning off vacation packages, fine art, one-of-a-kind experiences, and the top prize is a reverse raffle.

The tickets for the raffle are $100 and the participants have a chance to win $10,000. With only 400 tickets being sold, those aren’t bad odds.

Purchasing a raffle ticket also means that you have entrance to the VIP party and the event for free. If you would like a raffle ticket, you can send an email to [email protected] to be placed on the call list.

You can also go to the NewTown Macon Office to purchase a ticket—the address to the office is 479 Cherry Street in downtown. All tickets go on sale May 18th. For the Goods and L.W. Benton Co Auction and Realty are sponsoring the event.

Tickets to get into the auction are $5 and can be purchased at the door on June 17th. You can learn more at http://www.halluvaauction.com/#! There you can find contact information for the people hosting the event, as well as learning about all the items up for auction.

The website has a new item listed each day, so if you check back every day you will learn about more specific items being auctioned.

The committee, as well as the board of directors for the program, is looking for any volunteers they can find and students who happen to be taking summer classes would be of great use.

You can also go to the auction, as a ticket at the door is $5.

If you wish to donate an item to the event, contact Laura Schofield at 478-321-8711. Also to learn more about volunteer opportunities for A Halluva Auction, please contact Laura at the number above.