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Going Once…Going Twice…

BIG plans are underway, and HEAV is gathering items for its third annual Silent Auction. During the three days of the convention—June 9, 10, 11—attendees onsite will have the chance to bid on fabulous items–large and small–from around the state and beyond! If you have a business—or know of a business–that would like to donate to the silent Auction, please complete the donation form below, or contact Michelle at


Silent auction proceeds will be applied to a scholarship fund!


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See the items on display and place your bids at the silent Auction area (inside the Exhibit Hall) until noon on Saturday. Winners will be displayed and items available for pick up on Saturday, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.


Bidding hours:

Thursday, June 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, June 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

What to Donate

The possibilities are endless! Do you have a craft or art creation you sell? Own a business—or know a business you’d like to support? Consider field trip opportunities, paintings, or items from that vendor that you just love. Homeschool or community groups have a great opportunity to bless homeschoolers—AND be blessed themselves! How about putting together a basket that reflects your special region of Virginia? Or a special interest? Consider a gardening or handyman’s basket, a movie-night pack, or graduation bundle…your imagination is the limit.

Want to Help?

Love the idea of brainstorming new ideas, reaching out to your community, and being part of the HEAV team? We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the silent auction before the convention. These volunteers will help with tracking down items to be donated and, brainstorming about fun and new items to put up on the auction block. And if that’s not enough, these volunteers get to be “in the know” and learn about the auction items before anyone else! If that sounds interesting, contact Michelle.

What’s on the Auction Block?

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4 gift cards – 1 for $400, 1 for $500, 1 for $600, 1 for $700

butler portraits logoDonated by Butler Portraits
Retail Value: $2200.00
Details: Butler Portraits has donated the following gift cards:

  • $400.00 Gift Card, includes $250.00 towards sitting and another $150.00 towards portraits
  • $500.00 Gift Card, includes $250.00 towards sitting and another $250.00 towards portraits
  • $600.00 Gift Card, includes $250.00 towards sitting and another $350.00 towards portraits
  • $700.00 Gift Card, includes $250.00 towards sitting and another $450.00 towards portraits

Bath and Body Products

va soaps and scents logoDonated by Virginia Soaps and Scents
Retail Value: $55
Details: Handcrafted soaps, lotion, scrub, natural deodorant, facial cleansing oil, soap dish, in a sisal bag.

Exhibit Passes

science museum of VADonated by Science Museum of Virginia
Retail Value: $44
Details: 4 exhibit passes to the Science Museum of Virginia

Gift Card

campus quiltDonated by Campus Quilt Company
Retail Value: $50
Details: $50 toward a t-shirt quilt, tote, or pillow of the winner’s choice!

4 tickets to “Samson”

sight and soundDonated by Sight & Sound Theatres
Retail Value: $212
Details: Gift letter for 4 tickets to “Samson” in 2016 at Sight & Sound Theatres in Strasburg, PA

Free Shirt Coupon and Bag

Homeschool ManiaDonated by Homeschool Mania
Retail Value: $31
Details: Homeschool or Christian t-shirt and a “Homeschool Mama” tote bag

Book: The Warrior’s Bride

author carrie daws_1Donated by author Carrie Daws
Retail Value: $16
Details: Nonfiction—The call came down from Command, and your warrior husband is out the door,
leaving you behind to handle whatever he has left undone. Whether it’s the inevitable appliance that
breaks or the months without him beside you, being a military spouse brings challenges few appreciate. Yet God sees you and longs for you to boldly step into His plan.

2 Book Set: Crossing Values & Ryan’s Crossing

author carrie daws_2Donated by author Carrie Daws
Retail Value: $24
Details: For years, Amber traipsed around the northwest avoiding the skeletons in her closet. As winter plants itself across the Rockies, she takes a job at a logging company with a family different from any she’s known. Could they be genuine? When she meets her brother, he’s making changes. Will he stay for her or does something else draw him away?

Gift Certificate for 2 Free Music Lessons

greater richmond school of musicDonated by Greater Richmond School of Music
Retail Value: $56
Details: 2 free music lessons in the – instrument of your choice. The Greater Richmond School of Music is a comprehensive music school that offers group and private instruction in many areas of study including: voice, woodwinds, brass, strings (including but not limited to violin and guitar), and percussion (including but not limited to piano and drums). All instructors hold music degrees.

Book: God the Reason

Pilgrim's Rock 1Donated by Pilgrim’s Rock, LLC
Retail Value: $16
Details: Nonfiction—In the infinite excellence of God as the creator and sustainer of everything in the universe, we have the explanation of all things, the answers to the deepest questions of life, and the proper starting point for right thinking and living. Apart from God, all things reduce to an impossible absurdity.

Book: The Box

Pilgrim's Rock 2Donated by Pilgrim’s Rock, LLC
Retail Value: $11
Details: Nonfiction—Is Christianity reasonable and justified while the best arguments of atheism and agnosticism are no more than unjustified opinion? When Christians see misplaced faith as behind the most sophisticated arguments of unbelief, they can better appreciate the reliability of faith in Christ, stand firm and unintimidated in the face of all unbelieving arguments, and respond with greater grace and peace.

Book: Unbreakable Faith course

pilgrim's Rock 3Donated by Pilgrim’s Rock, LLC
Retail Value: $175
Details: Nonfiction—Built upon the infinite excellence of God’s perfections, the Unbreakable Faith online video course boosts your joy and faith in Christ and Scripture, protects you against sophisticated arguments of unbelief, builds a satisfying and intellectually defensible biblical worldview, and nurtures a deeper knowledge and love of God.

US Elections Lap Pak

homeschool in the woodsDonated by Home School in the Woods
Retail Value: $19.95
Details: US. S. Elections takes you through the election process with reading material and hands-on projects that will reinforce lessons, as well as introduce you to new information. Included are 21 lap-booking projects that incorporate creative writing, coloring and drawing, research, and more.

Keurig 2.5 K 200 Brewing System

keurig green mountainDonated by Keurig Green Mountain
Retail Value: $129.99
Details: The K250 Coffee Maker allows you to brew a 4-cup carafe with the same ease and convenience of brewing a single-serve cup — all at the touch of a button. It’s so smart, and so simple and nothing like a typical coffee maker!