The Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce will celebrate “Christmas in Paradise” at their annual Gala & Auction on Thursday evening at The Pond House. 

The oyster roast and cocktail hour will be held from 6-7 p.m., followed by the live auction starting at 7:30 p.m., which will immediately follow a $250 cash drawing.

Live Auction packages ...

Half Day Traditional Quail Hunt:You and a guest will enjoy hunting at beautiful Beaver Creak Plantation, where you will hunt behind some of the area’s finest trained bird dogs. A delicious lunch inside the elegant dining hall will be included. This package also includes guides, dogs, hunting buggy and a chance to shoot numerous quail. This package is sponsored by Beaver Creek Plantation.

All Day Turkey Hunt: You and a guest can enjoy an all-day turkey hunt with guide Tj Dixon. After a day outdoors, prepare a quiet dinner (Don’t worry. We’ll provide all you need!) and enjoy an overnight stay in the beautiful barn of Whispering Pines. The package is sponsored by Whispering Pines Farms.

St. Simons Couples Getaway: So Close to the beach and village, the room at the St. Simons Inn by the Lighthouse is the perfect escape for any couple. Enjoy dinner out on the town at a restaurant of your choice in the Village. Dates of two-night stay are restricted to the months of January through July 2020 (excluding holidays) and are subject to availability and approval by owner. This package is sponsored by Richard and Susan Williams. 

Full Day Off-Shore Fishing: How does a full day of off-shore fishing for you and two buddies sound? Adam Lovett, JoJo Rivenbark and Chad

Scully will provide the boat and your lunch, so all you have to focus on is reeling in your big one!  This package is sponsored by Lovett’s Heating and Air, C&R Industrial Services Inc and CEO Services.

Warm & Cozy Evening with a Personalized Firepit: Enjoy a warm and cozy evening outside with this custom-made fire pit, personalized to match your own unique style. This package is sponsored by Candler Machine.

Peaceful Cuscowillia Luxury Condo: Enjoy a relaxing four-day, three-night getaway in the three-bedroom, two-bath luxury Cuscowilla Condo in The Arbors overlooking the waterfall and pond. You and your seven guests will have access to a beautiful neighborhood pool and lake. Dates of stay are restricted; holidays are excluded and condo is subject to availability and approval by owner.  This package is sponsored by Lazy R Farms, Dennis & Cheryl Allen and Ginger Rogers.

And more!

The Chamber Gala will also feature a silent auction, raffle ticket tables, the playing card game for $1,250 in cash, 5•10•25 raffle, heads or tails and other popular cash-prize games.

Live auction packages will include getaways, hunting excursions and more.

With all the auction items, drawings and other activities, “Everyone is bound to go home with something,” reported Chamber Executive Director Victoria Gaitten.

Tickets are $25. For more information, call the Chamber, 912-685-2159.

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