Nov. 17: Fort Benning Wreath and Tree Auction

The Fort Benning Community Spouses Club invites neighbors in the Columbus and the tri-community area to bid on handcrafted wreaths, trees, holiday centerpieces, gift baskets and retail items at the Wreath and Tree Auction. The dinner and auction take place 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Proceeds from the auction help support the Community Spouses Club Scholarship and Community Grants Fund, providing nearly $3,000 to exceptional military students and community organizations that qualify.

In addition to bidding on holiday décor, attendees can also enjoy complimentary beer and wine tastings and qualify for door prizes, such as merchant gift cards to restaurants, spas, golf courses and bottles of wine and spirits.

“The Wreath and Tree Auction is an annual tradition that allows our military community a chance to socialize, sample unique beers and wines and raise funds for the Community Spouses Club, Welfare and Scholarship Fund,” says event chair, Sara Donlin. “The donated items are always unique and the atmosphere gets exciting as the bidding wars ensue in our live auction. Last year items ranged from a wreath covered in bottles of bourbon, lawyer jokes and a Callaway Gardens gift card to a tree covered in items for your family pet. The evening provides the enjoyment of an exceptional social outing paired with supporting a well deserving organization.“

A highlight of this year’s live auction will be a six-course private dinner for four with H.R. and Katie McMaster at the Epic Restaurant chef’s table. This is valued at $400. At the chef's table, Epic’s award winning chefs put on a culinary show complete with flames and dry ice.

When: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17

Where: Fort Benning Conference Center Supper Club (Building 128) off Morrison Road in Fort Benning.

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Information: www.fortbenningcsc.org and facebook.com/FortBenningSpousesClub