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Heritage Foundation Announces Live Auction Items for the 48th Annual Heritage Ball Presented by Vanderbilt Health

Heritage Foundation Announces Live Auction Items for the 48th Annual Heritage Ball Presented by Vanderbilt Health

Franklin, Tenn. (September 28, 2021) –  The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has announced three special items to be auctioned off live at the 48th Annual Heritage Ball presented by Vanderbilt Health. The Heritage Ball sponsors donated the auction items for the black tie event Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park.

In making the announcement, President and CEO of Heritage Foundation Bari Beasley said, “The live auction is one of my favorite parts of the evening each year because it shows how truly generous the patrons of Williamson County are, and how much they care about the preservation and future of their town. We are looking forward to an incredibly memorable night!”

The first live auction is a Kentucky Derby Grandstand Experience package to include two third-floor Grandstand tickets to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7, 2022 and two third-floor Grandstand tickets to the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 6, 2022. In addition, the winners will receive VIP Fast Access Pass, Rooftop Terrace hospitality, three-night stay at select hotel accommodations in Louisville, daily continental breakfast for two and round-trip ground transfers between the hotel and both events.

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The second live auction item is a 2021 Yukon Denali donated by Reiselman Motor Company, the Official Automotive Sponsor of the 48th Annual Heritage Ball. The 2021 Yukon Denali luxury full-size SUV features all-new interior design, including a uniquely styled instrument panel, premium leather seating appointments and coordinating uthentic wood. The powerful 6.2L V8 engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This live auction item is valued at $82,500.

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The third live auction item is a Liquid Chef Experience, allowing 20 people to enjoy Liquid Chef Rob Floyd’s signature production and Cocktail Theatre hosted by Nancy Smith and Greg Flittner at The Harpeth Square Clubroom in downtown Franklin. This item is valued at $10,000.

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

For general information, visit

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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 and the Old, Old Jail. The Foundation brings county history to about 3,000 school children each year through the Heritage Classroom program as well as walking tours of downtown Franklin. 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,