The Fundraiser for the United Way of Greenbrier Valley was a BIG SUCCESS!

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The 2nd Annual Holiday by Design fundraiser for United Way of Greenbrier Valley was held at the Greenbrier Valley Convention and Visitors Center on Friday, December 9, 2011.  The total raised at this event was $6,495.00.  

The event was from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM with hors d'oeuvres, drinks, live music, and a chance to bid on your favorite Christmas tree for the United Way of Greenbrier Valley "Holiday by Design" fundraiser.  Area businesses, schools, nonprofits and civic organizations participated in this fundraiser.

United Way Fundraiser

Paul Grist, President of the United Way for Greenbrier Valley, was the auctioneer.  Before the bidding started, Paul recognized George and Barbara Williams as life-time honorees for United Way.



Entries for the "Holiday by Design" fundraiser consisted of twelve 6 1/2 foot trees for the live auction and tabletop trees and wreaths for the silent auction.  Each tree and wreath focused on a theme of the preparer's choice.

The top three favorite large trees, (ones with the most votes @$1 a vote) were:

  • Greenbrier Real Estate, (Peace & Joy at Christmas) - 247 votes
  • Design Committee of the Ronceverte Development Corporation, (A “Sticky” Situation) - 89 votes
  • RE/MAX Vision Quest (Hues & Views of West Virginia)  - 77 votes


The top three trees that went for the highest price were:


United Way fundraiser

Greenbrier Real Estate, by Jill Allman (Peace & Joy at Christmas) $700.

United Way Fundraiser

Greenbrier by the Greenbrier Christmas Crew, (A Merry Red, White & Greenbrier Christmas) - $450

United Way Fundraiser

RE/MAX Vision Quest, by Martha Hilton (Hues & Views of West Virginia) - $400


For the second year in a row, Greenbrier Real Estate tree was voted the most favorite..and went for the highest bid.  Many of the auctioned trees were donated to local charities/businesses.

United Way Fundraiser

The above tree was donated to Hospice Care. Pictured above left to right are:  Amy Wade, Hospice Care; Greg Allman, Broker Greenbrier Real Estate; Dr. John Wilson; Missy VanBuren, Hospice Care; and Jill Allman, Realtor/tree designer.

The lucky winner for the drawing of the 46” Flat Screen TV was Ralph Nash.

This fundraiser was so much fun.....I may just have to enter a tree next year.  Check out my previous post for photos of the trees and wreaths for the silent and live auction.

For more information, on theUnited Way of the Greenbrier Valley, which serves Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas counties, call 304-647-3783.


** Local events are brought to you as a courtesy by Rebecca Gaujot, Coldwell Banker Stuarts and Watts.**


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Marge Piwowarski
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What a great fundraiser and how terrific that the winning bid tree went to Hospice Services.

Dec 19, 2011 04:39 PM #1
Dale Baker
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Howdy and morning Rebecca

Rebecca, sure glad to hear the 2nd Annual Holiday by Design fundraiser for the United Way of Greenbrier Valley, raised a mighty fine looking total. All of those Christmas Trees sure are mighty good looking!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Dec 19, 2011 04:44 PM #2
Tim Lorenz
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It is important to help out the community and raising funds for the United Way is a great way to do that.

Dec 19, 2011 05:13 PM #3
Joan Cox
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Rebecca, what a great way to donate to worthwhile charities!   Those trees were so colorful, bet they were even better in person!     Congrats to Greenbrier Real Estate!

Dec 20, 2011 02:08 AM #4
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
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Rebecca  Those trees are gorgeous - it is easy to see why the event is so popular

Dec 20, 2011 02:40 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Happy Holidays!  Happy Chanukah!  Merry Christmas!

Holiday Decorations in Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1319


Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Dec 20, 2011 03:29 AM #6
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
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Thanks to everyone for stopping by and commenting...wishing you all a very Merry Chistmas!

Dec 20, 2011 04:09 AM #7
John McCormack, CRS
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Rebecca,  What a great event and funraiser this must have been.  Auctions are always so much fun and these trees are beautiful. Nice job on featuring this even Rebecca.

Dec 20, 2011 08:27 AM #8
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