Some of the “Cliff Hangers” group that his helping to put on the benefit includes Trent and Selina Jowell, April Gonzales from 5J Trucking, Teresia Coker, Tina Teetz, Jennifer and Danny Wallace, Johnston and several others.
“We started meeting to figure out what we could do to help and we thought of putting on an auction. It's a good way to bring people together,” Johnston said.
Auction items at this point include: handmade fire pit, handmade blankets and quilts, deer antler gun rack, gun rack, fishing bows, hunting bows, gun, patio heater, Magic Motion clock, Sony entertainment system, jewelry sets made locally, designer purses, homemade Christmas wreaths, furniture, Waterford crystal vase, zipline tickets, CDs, antique World War II money bought from an estate sale and many other miscellaneous items.
Other auction items include: a flag that flew over the Texas state capitol in honor of Perry; and a whitetail deer personalized hunt.
Johnston and her husband Mike are auctioning off a Granny Muffin Wine Cruise. The “wine cruise” will consist of a gourmet meal prepared by Sabor a Pasion chef Simon Webster and Tyler Morning Telegraph Food Editor Christina Gardner at the Johnstons' home on Lake Palestine.
“Following dinner, Captain Mike will give the auction winners a Granny Muffin Wine Cruise around Lake Palestine with dessert and drinks on the dock after the tour,” Johnston said.
Anyone who would like to drop off an item for the auction or for the drawings, may drop items off by today (so organizers have time to list the items for the auction) at the Texas Art Depot, located at 301 W. Oak St. in downtown Palestine.
“We hope to have a good auction,” Johnston said.
In addition to the auction and drawings, the benefit event also will include a game of card pool.