One of the events in my whirlwind fall tour was a charity auction sponsored by The Society for Georgia Archaeology. I was the featured “public outreach” vehicle (ahhem … no pun intended).
The auction was in Athens, Georgia on October 22 at the Terrapin Brewery. I was busy sitting next to the entrance welcoming everyone, but I got to hear the excitement inside where the big silent auction was set up and the live auction commenced.
What a lively commotion it was! The best part was that the money from the auction was going to fund public archaeology outreach, through SGA’s Endowment Fund.
I counted several hundred people go through the doors! Young people, students, older people, even dogs! Lots of dogs! Mind you, I like dogs, that is, dogs that don’t “like” my tires, if you know what I mean….
I heard a lot of people saying how much fun the event was on their way out.