Nashville Pride gears up for package auction

This is the first year Nashville Pride is producing “The Package Auction,” an event focused on raising funds for and awareness of Nashville Pride among Nashville’s GLBT community. “The Package Auction” focuses around a live auction of various packages such as vacations and trips to destinations across the country, weekend getaways, dinners, sporting events and much more.

This year’s event has transformed into “The Package Auction” from the previous Nashville Pride event – “The Bachelor Auction.” With the opportunity to get more individuals involved in Nashville Pride and the event, the decision was made to move to an event that would provide Live Auction items open for anyone to bid on not just those looking for a date. Therefore, The Package Auction event was born.

The Package Auction’s will be a fabulous time with lots of incredible packages to bid on while helping to raise funds for Nashville Pride. The packages up for auction:

Package One - “Over the River and in the Hood”

Rose Pepper
$25 Gift Certificate

Beyond The Edge
$20 Gift Certificate

Chapel Bistro
$50 Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate

Sweet 16
$10 Gift Certificate

Germantown Cafe
Gift Certificate

A Basket Case
Santa’s Sleigh - Wish someone a very Merry Christmas with Santa’s Sleigh. The sleigh is filled with a Garland Decorated Star Topped Christmas Tree, Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament, The Worlds Best Carols Christmas CD, Godiva Truffles, Decorative Snowman, Nutcracker Christmas Ornament, Smoked Salmon Pate, Cheese Bar, Cheese Spread, Allegro Cookies and Chocolate Walnut Fudge.


Package Two - CMA

  • Autographed CMA Awards Guitar
  • 2-Tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Autographed CMT Cross Roads poster by
    • Kenny Rogers and
    • Lionel Richie
    • Some of the names on the CMA’s guitar
    • Travis Tritt - Brad Paisley
    • Mark Willis - Clint Black
    • Patty Loveless - Rachel Proctor
    • Love Slave - Wynonna
    • Billy Currington
    • Kellie Coffee - Trace Adkins -
    • Kix Brooks - Jeff Bates
    • Blue County & Billy Dean


Package Three - Sports Fanatic Package

  • 2-Titans Tickets
    • Sunday, December 11, 2005
    • Gate 4 - Sec. 139 - Row BB Seats 12 and 13
  • 2 - Tickets to the Men’s and Women’s Vanderbilt Basketball Game
  • 2 Night stay in the Maxwell House Hotel
  • A Maintenance Package from Hallmark VW of Cool Springs


Package Four - Santa Fe , NM

The Bishop’s Lodge, is a Santa Fe resort located in its own private valley just 5 minutes outside of the Santa Fe Plaza . This hideaway is ranked by Travel & Leisure as one of America ’s best retreats. Guests can spend their vacation experiencing a new side of Santa Fe New Mexico at this luxury resort. As one of the finest hotels in the Southwest, The Bishop’s Lodge offers exceptional recreational opportunities, fine dining, and contemporary accommodations in a traditional ranch setting. The ShaNah Spa was awarded Conde Nast Johansen’s most outstanding spa in North America making for the ideal Santa Fe Spa Resort experience. Enjoy a true Santa Fe retreat with breath-taking surroundings and award-winning accommodations.

Venus Envy
Hair cut and Paul Mitchell products


Package Five - “What’s in Your Future?”

  • Will Package including Will, Living Will, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Body Disposition, General Power of Attorney and Hospital Visitation Authorization. Provided by Patricia L. Synder
  • Resume and Interview Preparation Package provided by Brad Bennett
  • Personal Financial Plan with up to $500 provide by John Wade of Freedom Financial


Package Six - “Matt Does 8”

Marriott Chef Matt will design a fabulous private dinner for 8 in your home.

Urban Fusion

  • R&R - Revive and Restore
  • A relaxing Hydrotherapy body soak and a choice of TWO of the following services:
  • Customized European Facial
  • One-hour Swedish Massage
  • Fusion Update (Spa Manicure and Spa Pedicure)
  • Approximately 3 hours


Package Seven - “Love Boat on the Dale Hollow Lake ”

Enjoy a fabulous weekend on Dale Hollow Lake North of Cookeville on a Houseboat for 10. 14’ wide by 54’ long this Jamestowner has all the amenities of home.

Available Dates: Before June 5, 2006 excluding Memorial Day and after August 10, 2006 excluding Labor Day.


Package Eight - “Grand jete over Nashville ”

This incredible package includes:

  • 2 -Tickets to the Opening Night of Nashville Ballet’s Winter Series: Sensual. Seductive. Stravinsky. on February 17, 2006 at 8PM. You will also attend a reception at the event.
  • 2 - Tickets to Seussical at the Nashville Children’s Theatre.
  • 2 - Tickets to the Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s
  • 2 - Tickets to Zanies Comedy Club
  • 2 - Tickets to the “Night of Sweet Dreams” including a four-course dinner on December 6, 2005. Performances by Pam Tillis, Linda Davis, Billy Dean and more.
  • 1 - Night Stay at the Doubletree Nashville with breakfast $150 Gift Certificate from Champu


Package Nine - “The Ho,Ho,Ho Package”

Bo Boaz and The Irongate bring this fabulous holiday tree to life. Bo is the Christmas Tree “Elf” among music industry artists. Among his 2005 client list is Martina McBride, Tim and Faith, and Keith Urban. Imagine this one of a kind decorated tree in your home this holiday season.

From The Gift Studio a beautiful Christmas Centerpiece and Door wreath and Resin Silver Candle Holders and Matching bowl with lid.


Package Ten - A Set of Bridgestone Tires

Restrictions will apply


Package Eleven - “Grand Ole Package”

  • Autographed Guitar by Grand Ole Opry Stars
    • Loretta Lynn - Blue County
    • Martina McBride
    • Jack Greene
    • Billy Ray Cyrus - Mike Snider
    • Lynn Anderson - Riders in the Sky - George Hamilton IV
    • Bill Anderson - Porter Wagoner
    • Billy Walker - Jean Shepard
    • Jimmy C. Newman - Osborne
    • Brothers - Little Jimmy Dickens
    • Mandy Barnett
  • 2 - Tickets to the Grand Ole Opry
  • Autographed poster by Kenny Rogers


Package Twelve - San Diego Pride

  • 2 - Night stay in the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
  • 2 -Tickets to get into Richard’s
  • Dinner for 2 at Hamburger Mary’s
  • Dinner for 2 at local San Diego Restaurant
  • Studio 201 Package - 2 haircuts and a basket of Aveda products.
  • Airfare for two will be provided.


Package Thirteen - “Where’s Mickey’s Package”

  • 2 - Tickets to Walt Disney World
  • 2 - Tickets to Universal Studios
  • 2 - Tickets to Sea World
  • 2 - Tickets to Sleuth Dinner Theatre
  • 2 - Night in an Orlando Hotel
  • OutLoud! - A Special OutLoud! Gift Basket!
  • Airfare for two will be provided.


Event Details

  • Date: November 30, 2005
  • Place: Tribe Bar and Restaurant – 1517 Church Street
  • Time: 8PM - 9:30PM
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