Wimberley Civic Club home tour auction is underway


Another Wimberley Civic Club Home Tour event began on April 1. The traditional launch party was replaced this year with an online auction featuring more than 30 experience-driven items. Designed to help bidders return to the world of friends, fun and purpose after Covid isolation, it is accessible by going to wimberleyccc.org. The ticket sale, tour teaser video and auction will all go live on April 1.

“We created our auction with the past year in mind,” says Melinda Miller, President of Home Tour. “We have experiential goodies such as the Elephant Experience at The Preserve near Fredericksburg, a four-hour sightseeing tour on Lake Austin, designing vases at Wimberley Glassworks, and glamping in safari tents at Spoon Mountain, the one of the houses presented in the tour. Happy Hour accommodation packages, stylish lunches for ten, and a home-cooked dinner from the pros at Miss Red are just a few of the packages we’ve put together to pave the way for some new socialization.

Bed and breakfast getaways in Gruene, Zipline in Wimberley and an exotic resort zoo experience in Johnson City are offered, as well as stays at Lonesome Dove Lodge and Flora & Fauna Hotel. Dining at the exceptional Blair House, Longleaf Craft Kitchen + Bar, Driftwood Estate Bistro and Winery and Leaning Pear are also on offer.

“An interior design update with expert designer Kathy Lockhart is an effortless way to transform the rooms you’ve been locked in all year,” says Miller. “On top of that, we’re excited to have a Drone Cinematography package with Tyler Knowles, who photographed and produced the Home Tour teaser video on our website.”

A beauty basket for teens from Skintique Apothecary and Spa, treatments from The Med Spa and an “Indulge Me” package from Three Little Birds offer incentives to meet old friends and meet new ones.

Tour and auction co-organizers Suzanne Davis and Lisa Dodson hosted baskets of beautiful books, wine and goodies from Andreucci Winery in Fredericksburg and Dripping Springs chocolate, as well as a Living Package Well with an Antique Star certificate in Wimberley. Other specialty items include a Yeti cooler, a Navajo horsehair ship from Hill Country Collectibles, and a memory t-shirt quilt from Linda Snow.

The auction starts on April 1 and the auction ends on April 15 at 8 p.m. Auction winners will be notified by email and pickup and delivery arrangements will be finalized thereafter. A major fundraiser, the Home Tour and its auction help raise funds for 25 nonprofits, charities and scholarships in the region.

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