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Friends of Park Auction Begins Friday

The third annual Friends of V.I. National Park online auction opens for bidding at 10 a.m. Friday. It will run until 9 p.m. Dec. 4.

“The online auction is a great way to support Friends programming, and have some fun in the process. The holidays and the travel season are here, and there are so many great items to take advantage of. It’s a great way to shop and do some good at the same time,” Development Director Heather Ruhsam said.

The goal is to raise $30,000 to support programs in the park. Ruhsam said the 2010 auction raised $28,000.

The list of items to bid on was up to 34 on Thursday, including a week stay at the Marriott Mountainside in Park City, Utah, over Christmas 2012 (valued at over $6,000).

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Other items include stays at places like the Westin Resort and Villas on St. John, Sandcastle Hotel on Jost Van Dyke, and the Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix, a VIP package for two at January’s Love City Live with accommodations at Inn at Tamarind Court, as well as works by local artists, a Kate Spade purse, and nautical excursions with Wet Woody’s, Kekoa, Calypso, and Sadie Sea.

It’s not too late to donate items for the auction: donations will be accepted through Nov. 28

Donations can be listed at the auction site at www.biddingforgood.com/friendsofvinp or through Ruhsam by calling 779-4940 or e-mailing hruhsam@friendsvinp.org.

The Friends group is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the park’s natural and cultural resources and to promoting the responsible enjoyment of the park by residents and visitors.

For more information please visit www.friendsvinp.org.

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The third annual Friends of V.I. National Park online auction opens for bidding at 10 a.m. Friday. It will run until 9 p.m. Dec. 4.

“The online auction is a great way to support Friends programming, and have some fun in the process. The holidays and the travel season are here, and there are so many great items to take advantage of. It’s a great way to shop and do some good at the same time,” Development Director Heather Ruhsam said.

The goal is to raise $30,000 to support programs in the park. Ruhsam said the 2010 auction raised $28,000.

The list of items to bid on was up to 34 on Thursday, including a week stay at the Marriott Mountainside in Park City, Utah, over Christmas 2012 (valued at over $6,000).

Other items include stays at places like the Westin Resort and Villas on St. John, Sandcastle Hotel on Jost Van Dyke, and the Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix, a VIP package for two at January’s Love City Live with accommodations at Inn at Tamarind Court, as well as works by local artists, a Kate Spade purse, and nautical excursions with Wet Woody’s, Kekoa, Calypso, and Sadie Sea.

It’s not too late to donate items for the auction: donations will be accepted through Nov. 28

Donations can be listed at the auction site at www.biddingforgood.com/friendsofvinp or through Ruhsam by calling 779-4940 or e-mailing hruhsam@friendsvinp.org.

The Friends group is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the park’s natural and cultural resources and to promoting the responsible enjoyment of the park by residents and visitors.

For more information please visit www.friendsvinp.org.