>2012 Annual New Bern Heart Ball

>The 2012 Annual Heart Ball will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the New Bern Convention Center. The event kicks off at 6pm with a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by seated dinner, live auction and dancing to the Motown and 70’s classic tunes performed by Class Act, of Virginia featuring band leader Stephon Hurt. Tickets are $100 each, tax deductible and can be purchased by contacting the American Heart Association or visiting the website. The cost of the ticket includes all drinks, dinner and dancing. Tables of 10 may also be purchased and will include you and/or your company’s name in the program. Attire is formal.

There will be approximately 28 Silent Auction Items, ranging from week long beach stays, week long mountain stays, long weekend vacations, both local and afar, helicopter and plane flights, women’s health and fitness weekend retreat, gym memberships, home appliances, art and jewelry, to name a few of the items being offered this year.

After dinner there will be a fast paced Live Auction on the following 5 amazing Items:

The highest bidder for this package can take home a 4-nights stay for 2 in your very own private cottage at Jungle Bay Resort and Spa, a luxurious nature based eco-spa, committed to the wellness of its guests through its environmentally sustainable tourism practices. Jungle Bay Resort and Spa is located in the oceanfront jungles of Dominica, W.I., and this package includes daily breakfast and several spa treatments.

For the best block party ever, how about an Oyster Roast for you and 49 of your closest friends? This lucky winner will be treated to oysters, shrimp, beverage with few limitations, chili, slaw, condiments and all set ups at their residence.

For the ultimate cultural experience, this winner will attend an Indianapolis, Indiana, Weekend Arts Festival, which will take place the weekend of September 14-16, 2012. Enjoy 3 nights at the luxurious Marriott, in Indianapolis, attend a performance of the Indiana Symphony, free admission to several of Indy’s most prominent museums, and dine at some of Indianapolis’s most popular eating establishments.

For an active vacation for an entire family, enjoy the best of Park City while you spend seven days at a 2 Bedroom, 3 Bath with loft condo in Park City, Utah that sleeps up to 6 people. At the end of your days, relax with a glass of wine after a day in the snow, or a day wandering the shops or mountains nearby. You will be surrounded by The Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort and the Deer Valley ski areas in the distance. If you cross country, snowshoe, run or bike, you can jump on miles of well manicured trails right practically outside your back door.

For anyone interested in hunting or fishing in South America, this very lucky bidder will receive Winner’s Choice of either a two-day fishing package (and one free day) for 2 people in Costa Rica OR a full 3-day dove hunting package for 2 people in Argentina, compliments of Captain George Beckwith, owner of Down East Guide Service. There are too many exciting perks in these trips to list, such as most meals and drinks and deluxe accommodations to name a few, so you need to attend the auction to get the full details and place your bid! Upgrades are also available.

As you can see, this year’s Auction is sure to contain something that will please everyone. Please come out, enjoy a wonderful night of dinner and dancing with friends, and support the American Heart Association. For more info call Marian Barnhill at 252-671-2136 or visit the New Bern Heart Ball website at www.heart.org/newbernncheartball.

Submitted by: Cindy Belangia, Executive Committee Member for the New Bern Heart Ball