“Big Bids For JA Kids” Auction Party Is Feb. 8

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The “Big Bids for JA Kids” Auction Party benefiting Junior Achievement of Chattanooga will be at Stratton Hall on Saturday, Feb. 8, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 per couple or $60 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door.


In addition to the live auction, bidders will have the opportunity to also bid on terrific silent auction packages.


Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres as well as beer and wine; a great evening of food and fun! Live entertainment will be provided by “NO big deal” and complimentary valet parking will available. The 2013 event raised more than $48,000 for our K-12 programs.


“Big Bids for JA Kids” Online auction opens on Tuesday, Feb. 11, and goes through Thursday, Feb. 20. Visit www.biddingforgood.com/bigbidsforjakids to bid.


All proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit Junior Achievement of Chattanooga’s volunteer- driven economic - education programs, helping Kindergarten -12 grade students learn the basic economics of life like saving, budgeting and planning for a career. Junior Achievement of Chattanooga has been serving the Greater Chattanooga community since 1960. 


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