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Going Once…Going Twice…

BIG plans are underway, and HEAV is gathering items for its second annual Silent Auction. During the three days of the convention—June 11, 12 and 13—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 in 2016!


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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. Then, come back to the silent Auction area at noon to experience the thrill of a live auction, and bid on more great items! Winners will be displayed and items available for pick up on Saturday, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Bidding will be open during regular Exhibit Hall hours:

Thursday, June 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, June 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 13, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Live auction: Saturday, June 13,  noon to 1 p.m.

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. If that sounds interesting, contact Michelle.

What’s on the Auction Block?

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Purple, Hand-Knit, Wool-Blend Sweater

Donated by: Anonymous
Retail Value: $40.00

This wool-blend, short-sleeved sweater was anonymously donated. Please hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry. 


Two free nights of camping or one night of cabin rental at Virginia Beach KOA

Donated by: Virginia Beach KOA
Retail Value: $300

Experience your choice of two nights in a campsite or one night in a deluxe cabin at Virginia Beach KOA.

Essential Magnetic Chess Book and Kit

Magnetic Travel Chess Set

Donated by a homeschool family like yours
Retail Value: $10.00

The Essential Magnetic Chess Book & Kit includes a full-color Playing Chess book and a travel-sized game board with magnetic pieces. 

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Book: Names of God—Exploring God’s Character

Donated by a homeschool family like yours
Retail Value: (listed on Amazon for anywhere from $40-$140)

A small leather-bound book that explores the many names of God and the meanings behind them.

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High School Basket from HEAV

Donated by HEAV
Retail Value: $163.76 / $145.64 (depending on if you are an HEAV member or not)

This great basket contains a wealth of materials for you and your high-school-age (or soon to be high-school-age) children. The following items are included: 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy, Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens by Debra Bell, Do Hard Things by Alex & Brett Harris, Start Here—Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are by Alex and Brett Harris, College without Compromise, Better Than College—How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four Year Degree by Blake Boles, Age of Opportunity by Paul Tripp, an HEAV high school diploma, and an HEAV baseball cap. 

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Elementary School Basket from HEAV

Donated by HEAV
Retail Value: $130.88 / $117.79 (depending on if you are an HEAV member or not)

This great tote contains a wealth of material for you and your elementary-aged children. The following items are included: The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell, Books Children Love by Elizabeth Wilson, The Very Virginia Coloring Book, The Positively Virginia Puzzle Book, Homeschooling Methods—Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles by Paul and Gena Suarez, “Don’t Make me Count to Three!” by Ginger Plowman, 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy, How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and On to Learning by Carol Barnier, and an HEAV tote bag.

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Secondary School Basket from HEAV

Donated by HEAV
Retail Value: $122.78 / $110.49 (depending on if you are an HEAV member or not)

This great tote contains a wealth of material for you and your middle-school-aged children. The following items are included: Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp, Home Educating with Confidence by Rick and Marilyn Boyer, The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman, The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas by Linda Dobson, 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy, Educating the Wholehearted Child by Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson, and an HEAV tote bag.

Butler Photographic Artistry

$500 Gift Card to Butler Photographic Artistry

Donated by:Butler Photographic Artistry
Retail Value: $2000.00

Butler Photographic Artistry has donated four of these $500 gift cards. Each card includes $250 toward sitting fees and another $250 toward portraits.

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Butler Photographic Artistry Family Plan

Donated by:Butler Photographic Artistry
Retail Value: $2500.00

This item was donated specifically for our live auction! The Family Plan includes five $500 Gift Cards that can be used over the next five years. Each $500 gift card includes $250 to be used toward sitting fees and another $250 toward portraits.

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“Prayer Meeting” Limited Edition Print

Donated by: Eldridge Bagley Art
Retail Value: $85.00

“Prayer Meeting” is a limited edition print, reproduced from an original oil painting by noted Virginia artist(and homeschooling dad) Eldridge Bagley. It features a small country church as people arrive for the evening meeting.

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Art Book – Eldridge Bagley: Son of the Soil, Soul of an Artist

Donated by: Eldridge Bagley Art
Retail Value: $39.95

Eldridge Bagley: Son of the Soil, Soul of an Artist is an 8.5″ x 11″ hardcover book celebrating rural life, with 44 color reproductions of work by noted Virginia artist (and home schooling dad) Eldridge Bagley.

In the preface, Gerard Wertkin, then director of the Museum of American Folk Art in New York, called Bagley a “born storyteller whose preferred medium is


3-night Complimentary Boarding Stay

Donated by: PawsCienda Pet Resort
Retail Value: $84.00

Enjoy a weekend get away while your pet enjoys a 3-night complimentary boarding stay at the PawsCienda Pet Resort. Winning bidder must present the certificate upon making boarding reservation. (This certificate is good towards boarding only and cannot be used over a holiday weekend.)

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$50 Gift Card for Campus Quilt Company

Donated by: Campus Quilt Company
Retail Value: $50.00

A $50 gift card to be used toward a quilt, pillow, or tote.

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Essential Oils Basket

Donated by: Barby’s Oils
Retail Value: $104.00

Serenity: a blend of six essential oils to promote restful sleeping
Deep Blue Rub: a blend of seven essential oils in a cream to soothe muscle pain
Past Tense: a roller ball blend of nine essential oils to alleviate headache symptoms
Usage suggestions included.

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Owl Goody Basket

Donated by: Stacy Navarre
Retail Value: $46.00

The Owl Goody Basket consists of a kid’s book (By His Design: The Who Series written by Stacy Navarre), an award winning board game (Hoot Owl Hoot!), and a drinking cup.

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Mary Kay Cosmetics Basket

Donated by: Kathy McKenzie, Mary Kay Independent Beauty
Retail Value: $100.00

Basket of fabulous Mary Kay skin care and cosmetics products! Also includes glamour samples and a gift certificate to be used at the winner’s complimentary facial!

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Eastman Model 80 Violin Outfit

Donated by: J.R. Judd Violins
Retail Value: $480.00

Full size violin outfit. Set up by hand in the workshop of J.R. Judd Violins. Includes K. Holtz composite fiber violin bow and Protege shaped violin case.


Residential HVAC Diagnostic Analysis/Service Call

Donated by: Comfort Keepers HVAC, LLC
Retail Value: $90.00

Comfort Keepers HVAC, LLC will provide a free diagnostic analysis/service call for any residential heat pump or AC unit located in the Richmond, Virginia area. Please do not bid on this item if you are not located in the Richmond, Virginia area.

Should replacement parts or supplies be needed, homeowner will need to authorize system repairs.

Keurig 2.0 K450 Brewing System

Donated by: Keurig Green Mounting
Retail Value: $169.99

The Keurig 2.0 brewing system features smart technology that brews over 400 different K-Cup pack varieties from 60 brands. Enjoy coffee, tea or hot cocoa at the touch of a button. Brew a cup and a piping hot carafe.


Training Class from NILD

Donated by: NILD (National Institute for Learning Development)
Retail Value: $304.00

Training Workshop: Search & Teach©, Dates: July 20 & 21, 2015
Location: Regent University, Virginia Beach

Take this course and have an immediate new source of income and be a positive force in the lives of young children.

3 Natural Soy Candles

Donated by: Lucy Rose and Company
Retail Value: $30.00

I use natural soy and phthalate-free fragrance oils in all my candles. Once poured, they are left to cure to a beautifully organic and natural finish, which makes each candle uniquely different.


Origami Owl Locket and Chair

Donated by: Origami Owl Designer Judy Fox
Retail Value: $49.00

Silver chain and locket with four charms inside (house, apple, cross, and Virginia).

2 Tickets to Sight and Sound

Donated by: Sight & Sound Theatres
Retail Value: $130.00

Experience the biblical epics of Moses, Joseph, and the miracle of Christmas as they come to life, live on stage, in Lancaster County, PA in 2015!

4 Exhibit passes for The Science Museum of Virginia

Donated by: The Science Museum of Virginia
Retail Value: $44.00

4 complimentary passes to our exhibit hall.

Handmade Christening Gown with booties and bonnet

Donated by: Paulette McWaters – Grandmother of 10
Retail Value: $500.00

Heirloom quality baby christening outfit consisting of long gown with hand smocking, pleats, and insertion lace, lace-trimmed smocked bone and handmade baby shoes. Embellishments include bullion roses and hand embroidery.

Calm Parenting University DVD Program

Donated by: Celebrate Calm
Retail Value: $299.00

Together with your kids, you’ll watch four DVDs filled with laugh-out-loud funny examples from everyday life and practical, concrete strategies to stop arguments, yelling, defiance, and disrespect. Includes workbook and discussion guide.

Rustic Wall Rack

Donated by: NVable Items
Retail Value: $175.00

A wall hanger made of reclaimed wood and three hand forged leaf hooks.

Micro Business for Teens – 4 books and DVD

Donated by: Carol Topp – Micro Business for Teens
Retail Value: $59.80

Contains three books to help a teenager start and run a micro business, a workbook, and a DVD of the public television show “Starting a Micro Business.”


Deluxe Combo Teacher/Student Writing Package Level B (FIX -1 & 2)

Donated by: IEW
Retail Value: $299.00

Deluxe Combo Teacher/Student Writing Package Level B [FIX-1 & 2] gives you everything you need to start your student on the road to writing with ease and confidence! (This includes two years of beginning grammar.)


One Week of Camp at Camp Piankatank

Donated by: Camp Piankatank
Retail Value:$270 – $325 depending on which week of camp you choose

Free registration for a full week of camp at Camp Piankatank, a traditional summer camp on the Piankatank River in Middlesex County that encourages physical, spiritual, social, and emotional growth in a safe, exciting, Christ-centered environment.

3 Copies of Audio Theater CD “In Freedom’s Cause”

Donated by: Jessen Family
Retail Value:$30.00 each

Audio theater CD of “In Freedom’s Cause: The Real Story of Wallace and Bruce”, a dramatized version
of G.A. Henty’s book. Ages 6-adult, 2 1/2 hours long.

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