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Heritage Foundation Announces Launch of Online Auction and Exclusive Live Auction Items for the 49th Annual Heritage Ball Presented by Lee Company

Heritage Foundation Announces Launch of Online Auction and Exclusive Live Auction Items for the 49th Annual Heritage Ball Presented by Lee Company

Franklin, Tenn. (September 12, 2022) – The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has announced three special items to be auctioned live at the 49th Annual Heritage Ball presented by Lee Company, in addition to the launch of the online auction from now until the day of the black tie event Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park.

In making the announcement, President and CEO of Heritage Foundation Bari Beasley said, “We have an energetic and well-connected committee to secure once-in-a-lifetime experiences for Heritage Ball guests and online bidders. Guests will have the opportunity to not only contribute to the Heritage Foundation’s mission of preservation, but to enjoy experiences money can’t normally buy. The Heritage Ball will be a magical night!”

Live Auction Items:

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“Behind the Scenes in Italy with Andrea Bocelli”

This incredible experience package in July 2023 includes 4 tickets to Teatro to film the Bocellli television event, VIP seats and dinner in the Tuscan countryside, beach time at Alpemare’ Bocelli Beach Club and dinner at the Bocelli villa in Forte Dei Marmi.

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“Erik Skoldberg Artist Experience”

This rare, exclusive opportunity includes spending the day with renowned contemporary artist Erik Skoldberg, a tour of his 12 South studio or in his personal home and a custom painting of their own.

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“2022 GMC Yukon Denali donated by Reiselman Motors”

The exterior is Summit White with Shale. Luxurious in every way, it boasts top-of-the-line interior finishes and 22″ GMC wheel packages.

An online auction is also available and includes unique experiences such as “Throw the First Pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals Game,” “Drive Military Tanks on the Expansive 18,000-acre Ox Ranch in Texas” and a “Masters Final Round Golf Tournament Experience” for the 2023 Masters in Augusta, Ga. Budget-friendly bidders will also enjoy a wide variety of services, local art, jewelry, memorabilia, and gift cards to local businesses featured in this year’s auction.

More than 100 auction items are available to bid on now. Visit https:// to place a bid or donate to the Heritage Foundation.

For general information, visit



Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has been dedicated to preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic, and cultural heritage as well as promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include The Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield, the Old, Old Jail and McConnell House. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas bring hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to downtown Franklin each year. The Heritage Foundation owns and operates The Franklin Theatre, the Downtown Franklin Association, and the organization’s newest division and current restoration project, Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens. For more information about the Heritage Foundation, visit

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