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Thank you!

Thank you to all who participated in our online auction. The winners have been notified via email and will be asked to submit their payment via PayPal within 24 hrs. 

Have a question? Email us: feedfannin@gmail.com

This year, we are taking the popular Silent Auction traditionally held during our Bowls of Hope spring fundraiser ONLINE! Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, artists and individual donors, you can have fun bidding on your favorite finds while helping to raise funds that Feed Fannin will use to buy and grow food to feed families, children and seniors in need of assistance.

What’s up for auction?

We have more than 100 unique and amazing items:

  • Paintings and jewelry made by talented local artists
  • Gift certificates from local restaurants, breweries, golf courses, and outdoor adventure outfitters
  • Tickets to popular Atlanta attractions and the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
  • Experiences such as a night’s stay at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Resort, a treehouse retreat on a local farm, and a pontoon outing on Lake Blue Ridge.

Get your bids in, starting on Aug. 21, when we go live!

What do I need to do if I win an auction?

You will receive an email letting you know that you have won the auction. This email will contain a link to PayPal to complete your purchase. Just like many purchases on the Feed Fannin website, you will finalize your purchase on the PayPal website. Hold on to this email, as it contains the Item ID #, which may come in handy when you are looking to pick-up your item, or have your item shipped.

The items you win as the highest bidder will be available for pick-up or shipped. See the Pick-up & Shipping tab for more details.

Can items be shipped?

If you cannot be in Blue Ridge to pick-up your items, you can arrange for them to be shipped to you. Please see Shipping Info for details.

Who do I contact if I have a question or an issue?

Please email us at feedfannin@gmail.com or call us at 706-946-1001.

Thank you local businesses!

A big thank you to all the merchants, restaurants and many local businesses who graciously provided the items, services and gift certificates to make this online auction possible. We are so grateful for your generous support.

Welcome to Feed Fannin’s online auction. Thank you for your participation and support. Below are some tips to facilitate navigating the auction. 

How to Find Items

The items are listed by number and organized sequentially, grouping together similar types of items as shown in the index below. An easy way to find items is to look through the range of numbers for each of the categories of interest. There are more than 100 items on six pages. Scroll down to the bottom of each page and click on the pages you wish to visit.

Item Categories

Art: #1 to #34
Includes: paintings, photography, wood carvings, framed prints, yard art, etc.

Baskets: #35 to #46
Includes: beauty products, coffee, honey, etc.

Experience/Entertainment Packages: #48 to #53
Includes: beauty products, coffee, honey, etc.scenic train rides, lodging & dinner at casino, cabin rental, zoo & botanical garden tickets, farm tour, etc.

Golf: #54 to #56
Includes: gift certificates at 3 spectacular north Georgia courses)

Fun Adventures: #58 to #70
Includes: gift certificates for rafting, tubing, kayaking, pontoon boat rental, chimp tour, tank town, etc 

Certificates & Combo Packages: #71 to #78
Includes: certificates for wine tastings, meals, restaurants, etc.

Fashion: #79 to #81
Includes: baby clothes, shawl, shoes, handbag

Home Décor: #82 to #96
Includes: chairs, lamps, pottery, pillows, handcrafted wood items, frames, signs, candles, etc.

Jewelry: #97 to #113
Includes: jewelry, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings

Merchandise: #114, #115, #57
Includes: grill, luggage, car care

Bidding Tips

To bid on an item, click on the “Bid Now” button and a new window will open. Add your name, email, and the amount of your bid, which should be the same or more than the amount indicated below the “Bid Value” box (numbers only, no $ signs or cents).

  • You can use a nickname or initials if you prefer not to show your full name.
  • To zoom in on a photo, single click again to enlarge it.
  • The number of bids that have been placed on an item appears at the top right of the window.

To return to the full list of items, use the back arrow on your browser or click on the  ← Return to Live Auction link at the bottom.

What happens after I bid?

You will receive a confirmation email each time you place a bid and a notification email if someone has “outbid” you so you can go back to bid again.

When the auction closes at midnight on August 30, winning bidders will receive a notification email with payment instructions.

The sender will be feedfannin@gmail.com. Keep an eye on your spam folder in case some emails end up there. To reduce the chance of this happening, you can add feedfannin@gmail.com to your email contacts.

For any auction-related questions before or after the pick-up dates, please leave a message on Feed Fannin’s phone line at 706-946-1001 or send an email to feedfannin@gmail.com.

Pick-up Your Items

Pick-up for items won will take place on the following days at Fannin County Family Connection:

Fannin County Family Connection,
501 Industrial Blvd., Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Friday, September 4 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. EDT
Saturday, September 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT

For help with directions if needed only during these times, please call 706-632-6063. 

What to Bring with You

Please bring a list of the items you have won (item ID # is in the winning auction email) and and PayPal receipt(s) for your auction purchases (printed copy or electronic version on your phone). Volunteers will be on site to bring your purchases to your car.

Health and Safety Protocols

For your convenience, volunteers will greet you at your vehicle and bring your items out to you. All volunteers will wear masks and anyone entering the building will be required to wear a mask. Extra masks and hand sanitizer will be available if needed.

Ship Your Items

Shipping within the USA is offered for those who cannot pick up their purchased items in person. All shipping, handling and any insurance costs are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Rates will be quoted by and shipping charges paid directly to:
The Mailbox Company in Blue Ridge, GA
Email: mb2return@yahoo.com
Tel: 706-946-7447

The Mailbox Company will have a complete list of all auction items and the names of the winning bidders. They can also provide estimates of shipping and handling costs for specific items before the auction closes.

On behalf of Feed Fannin and those we serve, thank you for your support.

By participating in the 2020 Feed Fannin Online Auction you are agreeing the following terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

All items are sold “As-Is” and all bids placed are final.  Please note the expiration dates and restrictions for some gift certificates and gift cards. Your email will not show to the public, but it will be used by the online auction software for notifications, “outbid” alerts, winning bid notices and for auction administration purposes by Feed Fannin.

The auction will open for bidding at 12:01 am EDT on Friday, August 21 and close just before midnight (11:59 pm EDT) on Sunday, August 30. A notification email will be sent to the highest bidder for each item won.

Payment

Winning bidders must make payments in full through PayPal within 24 hours after the close of the auction (11:59 pm EDT on Monday, August 31st, 2020). Items not paid for by the deadline will be offered to the next highest bidder. Major credit cards are accepted.

Pick-up

All items will be available for local pick-up on Friday, September 4 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT and Saturday, September 5 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT at Family Connection Conference Room, 501 Industrial Blvd., Blue Ridge, GA (details in Pick-up & Shipping tab).

Shipping

The Mailbox Company in Blue Ridge, GA (706-946-7447 / www. themailboxco.net / mb2return@yahoo.com) will handle all shipping, handling and payment for those services (details in Pick-up & Shipping tab).

For any questions about the auction, please send an email to feedfannin@gmail.com or leave a voice message at 706-946-1001. Feed Fannin’s phone line does not have caller ID so be sure to leave your callback number and a volunteer will respond promptly. 

Feed Fannin helps feed families, children and an increasing number of seniors who need food assistance. On behalf of Feed Fannin and those we serve, thank you for your support.

Feed Fannin, Inc. is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID/EIN #45-5600278.  

Feed Fannin, Inc. is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Tax ID/EIN #45-5600278.

Every $1 you donate helps us:

Purchase eggs, milk, and canned goods from area food banks and local retailers.

Maintain our garden by purchasing tools, lumber, composted soil, plants and seeds, etc.

Provide fresh produce grown with organic methods to more than 15,000 hungry individuals in Fannin.