WKNO Holiday Auction Preview - Nov. 8, 2012

Uploaded by WKNOPBS on 09.11.2012

>> Elf one: Hey, you get all
your gift shopping done?
>> Elf two: Are you kidding?
With the hours we've been
putting in?
>> Elf one: Well you know you
can go online to the WKNO
Holiday Auction.
>> Elf two: WKNO-dot-org?
Wow - they've got some great
gift ideas!
>> Elf one: Yeah - toys,
jewelry, arts, certificates to
local businesses!
>> Elf two: Oh, vacation
>> Elf one: Just don't let the
Big Guy see you surfing the net
all day.
>> Prestigiacomo: Hey, elves,
who told you to take five?
We need you in here on the set.
And we need you to come join us
this year at the WKNO Holiday
It's online!
Bid now at WKNO-dot-org.
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>> Prestigiacomo: It's Auction
Time again!
Hello and welcome to the WKNO
Holiday Auction Preview Show.
I'm Tom Prestigiacomo.
Now, over the next half-hour,
I'm get to show you some of the
great items that we have up for
bids at the 2012 WKNO Holiday
Our auction is a long tradition
here at WKNO and over the years
you've shown us your support
when we put the show on.
But now the action takes place
That means that any time of the
day or night you can go to our
web site at www-dot-WKNO-dot-org
and make a bid.
And you can keep bidding right
up until the Auction's close.
Now that'll be 9:00 pm --
Sunday, November 18.
Now there are more items up for
bid that we're going to be able
to show you in a half hour, so
I'm not going to waste any more
Let's take a look at what we
have up for auction this year.
Our first group of items will
take us across the state to
beautiful Gatlinburg,
Grab your skis and hit the
slopes or just enjoy the sights
in Gatlinburg.
Enjoy a One-Night stay at the
Hampton Inn Gatlinburg.
Nestled amongst the spectacular
Smoky Mountains, and located on
the Parkway, your room is
literally feet from the Great
Smoky Mountain National Park
Entrance at LeConte Creek.
Located next door is America's
largest aerial tramway, which
takes guests on a scenic journey
to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
and Amusement Park.
The hotel is a short walk to all
the downtown activities, fine
dining, unique shopping, and
well known attractions that
include Ripley's Aquarium of the
Smokies and the Gatlinburg Sky
In fact if you are that close to
Ripley's Aquarium, why not bid
on tickets to experience the
aquarium voted number one by
Trip Advisor voters.
Do you want to stay a bit
Then try the Two-Night Stay we
have at the Edgewater Hotel in
The Edgewater is an eight story
luxury high rise hotel located
smack in the heart of Gatlinburg
on the banks of the Little
Pigeon River.
Let nature surround you as you
relax on your private riverside
balcony listening to the gushing
waters and enjoying the
panoramic mountain view.
And as the sun sets, enjoy
watching the mountain silhouette
disappear into a starry night
Maybe it's time to slow down and
soak in the beauty and comfort
of the Springs.
Enjoy Two Nights of ultimate
rejuvenation at the Grand
Central Hotel in Eureka Springs,
Carefully restored to preserve
its Victorian ambience, The
Grand Central Hotel & Spa offers
its guests an elegant and
gracious 1880s atmosphere
harmoniously united with the
comforts of today.
Located in the heart of the
downtown Eureka Springs historic
district, our visitors will
enjoy the close proximity to
shopping, galleries and
Have a large family that needs
to relax?
Maybe you need Two Nights at the
Serenity Hilltop Resort.
The resort features a Private
three bedroom - four bath guest
house just outside of Eureka
Springs on seven acres, a
thousand feet up in the Ozark
You won't find any more amazing
views in Eureka Springs and if
you need anything during your
stay the owners are on-site and
ready to make your stay
Want a stay that includes some
extra play?
Then you'll be interested in a
One Night Stay with Golf for Two
at the Red Apple Inn in Heber
Springs, Arkansas.
Nestled in the gently rolling
foothills of the Arkansas Ozarks
and surrounded by pristine
Greers Ferry Lake lies a little
bit of paradise-Eden Isle and
the Red Apple Inn.
With touches of the Old World-an
early 16th century wrought iron
gate, massive wooden doors-blend
seamlessly with natural wood,
native stone and lush plantings
to create a quiet elegance.
The restaurant features fine
dining with lovely views in
several directions-overlooking
the lake, the landscape patio or
the pleasantly shaded breezeway.
If a Bed and Breakfast is more
your speed, then why not enjoy a
night at the Grey Gables Bed and
Nestled on the outskirts of the
English-style village of Rugby,
Tennessee, Grey Gables Bed and
Breakfast Inn is offering a One
Night Stay at a bed and
breakfast that is the best of
the Victorian England and
Tennessee country heritage.
With ten bedrooms, decorated
with country and Victorian
antiques, show the grace of the
English and cordiality of the
Enjoy your evening in the Rugby
Countryside at Grey Gables Bed
and Breakfast.
If history is more your cup of
tea, visit the Columns of Tunica
and stay for the night in one of
the four suites available in
this turn of the century Bed and
Breakfast in Tunica,
It's located near the gaming
center of Tunica.
You can enjoy the days at the
casinos and then come and relax
in this historic Bed and
The Columns of Tunica could be
your retreat.
>> female announcer: Tennessee
Fitness Spa, located two hours
southwest of Nashville at the
scenic Natural Bridge, offers
the perfect getaway for those
seeking a path to losing weight
and getting fit.
Boasting a beautiful property,
affordable rates, and southern
hospitality, Tennessee Fitness
Spa has something for everyone.
From the wide array of fitness
activities and educational
workshops to the healthy meal
plan and optional pampering
services, you're sure to leave
at the end of your stay feeling
rejuvenated and ready to make
changes that will last a
Your package includes a Three
Night Stay for Two; a Standard
Double Room; a Full Fitness
Program, -and the Healthy meal
A donor value of $1,261.
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>> Prestigiacomo: If you want to
enjoy one of those trips you
have to be the high bidder.
In order to win you have to bid.
So here's what you do.
First of all, get a festive
Then go to your computer and go
to www-dot-WKNO-dot-org and
click on the Holiday Auction
Now, If you have registered to
bid on line before, you don't
have to worry about anything.
You can just log in and start
But if you're like me and you
haven't bid before, click on the
Register link and then complete
the registration form.
It's really easy.
Remember you will need a credit
or debit card in order to place
your first bid with the auction.
Once you're in, you're always
It's safe and secure.
So don't worry about that.
Your information is never shared
with anybody else.
If you are having trouble, our
auction office will help you.
And here's their number:
One of our auction operators
will help get you started.
It is fast, it is easy and you
can win some great items just in
time for the Holiday Season.
Now let's take a look at some
more items up for bid.
Here's our spokesman.
>> Santa: Ho Ho Ho!
It's that time of year again!
The WKNO has taken some of the
hassle out of holiday shopping.
Go online to WKNO-dot-org to
check out the Holiday Auction --
Open now until Sunday, November
We've got some great seasonal
gifts available.
You can even arrange a personal
appearance from Santa.
It all helps support WKNO and
it's all happening online.
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>> Prestigiacomo: Now Santa
Claus is filling his sack with
gifts for good girls and boys.
Sometimes it's a little harder
to find just the right presents
for the important adults in your
Now for that you need us -- the
WKNO Holiday Auction.
First, how about a Cheese Gift
Basket from Cabot Creamery, the
very best Cheddar cheese.
The seven pound gift basket
includes assorted cheddar
cheeses including Sharp White,
Extra Sharp White, Private Stock
White, Reduced Fat White, and
Seriously Sharp White and
flavored cheeses including
Pepper Jack and Horseradish.
The gift pack includes an eco-
friendly burlap tote, wooden
slicing board, and thick and
thin cheese slicer.
Next, Dad wants to celebrate his
favorite teams.
So come to the WKNO Holiday
Auction to bid on items from The
Nashville Predators, The
Tennessee Titans, and The
Chicago Cubs.
Yes -- The Cubbies.
And if sports and cheese aren't
enough, give dad some style with
a $50 gift card to Frontier
Ranch Supply Western Store.
Now dad can let out his inner
cowboy with some great new
boots, hat or just everyday
Frontier Western Store's been in
business down in Olive Branch
for over 40 years.
Go on down and they'll suit you
up, too.
Hold on to that new hat you just
bought because we have mom take
care of starting with a few of
mom's favorite PBS Series with
Masterpiece Romance Collection
on DVD only from PBS.
She'll enjoy 14 hours of three
classics as seen on Masterpiece:
Anna Karenina, Wuthering
Heights, and Reckless.
Now if Mom wants something
unique for the holidays, you
will want to get her a $50 gift
card to Novica-dot-com.
That's the National Geographic
Family, online, fair-trade
They're based in Los Angeles,
with sourcing and direct-
shipping offices in eight-
developing nations.
Now at any given time, NOVICA
features more than 30,000
limited edition and one-of-a-
kind handmade works of art,
ranging from artisan-crafted
jewelry to handmade apparel to
work-style home décor.
Now get the whole family in the
Holiday Spirit this year with
four passes to Snowy Nights at
Memphis Botanic Gardens.
Bring the kids to celebrate the
holiday season in our children's
Play in the Giant Snowglobe,
create winter crafts, plug your
own designs into the Giant Light
Bright and enjoy fun, games, and
a musical light show on the
Leaping Lawn.
>> female announcer: Holidays
are a time for gatherings, and
if you're thinking of hosting a
big one, we have just the space
for you.
Hold your next event at the
Center for Southern Folklore.
Whether it is a wedding,
business meeting or just a good
ole party, there is no better
place to make memories than the
From the breathtaking view of
the Mississippi River to the
casual-juke house decorated
Folklore Hall, the Center
provides three distinct venues
for parties, events, and
So instead of rehashing the same
old remember when stories, go
out and make some new ones at
The Center for Southern
The event certificate is a donor
value of $750.
>> Prestigiacomo: Now that you
have stuffed the stocking it's
time to take a look at the items
that are going to make the
holidays even more memorable for
that special someone.
Capture the sparkle and beauty
of precious metals and gemstones
and create your own family
heirlooms that you can pass down
Let's take a look at some of the
jewelry items in this year's
>> female announcer: Accent
Jewelers has donated a beautiful
string of pearls for the Holiday
Whether you are buying them for
a gift or for yourself to wear
to upcoming holiday parties,
pearls are a classic accessory
to round out the perfect look.
The necklace is 18 and a half
inches long.
The opalescence of the pearls
features a cream base with pink
and green overtones for a
stunning appearance.
The details of this piece extend
to the 14 karat gold clasp that
features a pearl shaped detail.
An amazing pearl necklace with a
donor value of $3,000.
Gold and Diamond International
has donated a two watches for
Him and Her by Romanson.
Featuring Swiss Quartz
movements, a leather band, and a
unique design are all features
of this watch for him.
For the person in your life who
knows that true style is found
in the details and accessories.
Your favorite person will be
amazed when you give them this
truly impressive watch.
Available in His or Hers, each
watch has a donor value of $300.
Get ready for your holiday
parties with this lovely
necklace from Park Lane Jewelry.
The triple gold chain is 16
inches long and features a
Mother of pearl pendant that can
be worn to casual and formal
affairs alike.
It is a truly versatile
accessory for any ensemble.
A donor value of $49.
When you use your tickets to the
Memphis Symphony Orchestra that
you won on the WKNO Holiday
Auction, you will need to find
that perfect accessory.
Park Lane Jewelry has donated a
wonderful pair of gold oval
The earrings feature a gooseneck
hook and an array of crystals
for a classic and classy style
for a night on the town.
A donor value of $94.
Park Lane Jewelry has donated a
pair of stylish earrings that
are a perfect mix of casual and
The earrings feature beautiful
stones in sapphire, garnet,
citrine and crystal for a splash
of color and a splash of
Your favorite person will love
to see this gift come holiday
Get a jumpstart on your holiday
shopping with this wonderful
lady's accessory.
A donor value of $114.
Rectangles of stunning opal
mosaic hues of blues, greens,
pinks, and whites make this
bracelet a perfect year-round
accessory for any wardrobe.
Crafted of sterling silver, this
seven and one half inch bracelet
adds just the right amount of
color to any outfit.
Donated by Riddle's Gems and
Minerals, this bracelet is
valued at $195.
This bracelet is formed with a
delicate pattern of diamond-
shaped sterling silver.
The modern geometric design is
seven and a half inches long
with a toggle clasp.
This bracelet can be worn alone
or makes a perfect starter charm
Donated by Custom Jewelry in
Southaven, it's valued at $100.
The characteristic luster of
these freshwater pearls reflects
a beautifully hand-dyed gray
The bracelet is eight inches
long and the necklace is 17
inches long.
The silver colored clasps can be
hooked together and worn as a
This set would make a lovely
accessory for a holiday party
Valued at $100, this set is
donated by Custom Jewelry in
>> Prestigiacomo: WKNO is your
community television station -
and our Online Auction is just
one of the ways you show your
All the items in this auction
have been donated by businesses,
local artists and craftsmen,
shop owners - you know, people
just like you, and the sale of
these items benefit WKNO.
You get great deals, businesses
get our thanks, and we bring you
the great programming you've
come to count on.
It's a winning combination all
the way around!
And now it's all online, so you
can check out our deals 24 hours
a day - whenever you want to, or
when we remind you!
We'll keep you updated about the
most exciting items.
You'll catch bid board updates
during station breaks while
you're watching your favorite
evening programming.
It's easy to bid - just go
online to wkno-dot-org.
If you need help, you can call
the auction office anytime at
901-452-3344 and get one of our
auction operators to get you
>> female announcer: In addition
to the items highlighted on
tonight's show, there are more
great items and gift
certificates for you online.
These are just some of them.
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>> Prestigiacomo: It's getting
to be sweater weather for sure,
and it's harder to keep active
and stay in shape - but you can
make plans to stave off those
winter blues with these great
health and fitness items.
We're going to help you keep
your Resolutions and help you
check a few things off your
bucket list.
Before you can hit that bucket
list, it is time to shed a few
pounds an get into better shape.
And that's where The Memphis
YMCA comes in.
The YMCA in Memphis is offering
you a one-year membership to get
in shape in mind, body and
Get active, get fit and get
ready for the year with a
membership to the Memphis YMCA.
Donated by the YMCA of Memphis &
The Mid-South, this is good at
any of the eight locations in
the greater Memphis area.
Perhaps that fitness program
would best suit you at the
Memphis Jewish Community Center.
One Year of fitness is yours if
you win this item.
The JCC is your home to get in
shape and improve your health.
That is a one-year membership to
new members at the Memphis
Jewish Community Center.
Need a little help learning
those exercises or motivating
yourself to do more?
If that's the case, Healthy
Habits Fitness is offering
Private Training to jump start
your fitness regimen and help
you keep those resolutions.
Healthy Habits is a Personal
Training studio providing one-
on-one fitness instruction.
Our final fitness item is for
you and a loved one.
Working out with a friend is
always a great motivator.
Cordova Wellness Center knows
this and that is why they are
offering a 12-month "Couples"
Each of you will enjoy six
months of fitness together at
Cordova Wellness Center.
>> female announcer: Is there
anything more important for good
physical health than a healthful
Chef Timothy Miller will be your
Vegan Chef to let you experience
true culinary excellence in a
Vegan menu.
Chef Timothy will prepare you a
Vegan dinner or if you prefer,
be your chef for Breakfast and
Memphis is known for great BBQ,
but Chef Timothy is going to
show you that great meals can
happen without meat.
Get your mind and body in shape
with Chef Timothy Miller's Vegan
A donor value of $495.
>> Prestigiacomo: Now that you
have the energy to check some
things off of your bucket list,
the WKNO Auction is here to help
you do just that.
Let's start up high as you soar
through the clouds in a one-hour
flight from Downtown Aviation in
a Cessna 172.
You'll hear the roar of the
engine and feel yourself take
flight as you enjoy the wild
blue yonder.
Touch down at the auction and
place your bid on this one hour
flight from Downtown Aviation.
After you have soared with the
eagles, it is time to go deep
with the fishes.
You can learn to SCUBA dive with
a friend from Easy Divers as you
take a PADI SCUBA class with
checkout dives.
Learn how to maneuver in the
weightlessness of the underwater
world as you see the beauty that
nature has to offer in the great
blue waters.
Let everybody else keep their
feet on the ground while you
dive deep and soar high at the
WKNO Holiday Auction.
The WKNO Holiday Auction is a
Support Public Broadcasting and
do some holiday shopping while
you're at home
Go to wkno-dot-org and click on
the Holiday Auction banner now
through November 18 to bid on
fabulous gift packages, exciting
getaways, and a whole lot more.
Your dollars keep your favorite
WKNO programs on the air.
So don't miss the WKNO Holiday
Auction online.
It's now through November 18 at
our website WKNO-dot-org.
You know, nothing defines our
mid-south heritage as much as
food - and the Auction has great
gift certificates from some of
your favorite restaurants.
Huey's, Bosco's, Marlowe's Ribs
and Restaurant on Elvis Presley
If you know someone who'd enjoy
a Memphis Barbeque Tasting Tour
for two - we've got those.
We have gift certificates for
Buster's Liquors, where the
knowledgeable staff can help you
pick out the perfect wine to
accompany any meal.
And you can keep up with all the
new developments in area wining,
dining and culture with your own
year-long subscription to
Memphis Magazine.
And I should mention that that
subscription to Memphis Magazine
comes with a $100 gift
certificate to Folk's Folly
It's the perfect gift for the
New Year -- Although I wouldn't
blame ya if you bought it for
>> female announcer: You can
take care of business in the
kitchen yourself -- with a new
set of Cutco Cutlery.
This set of knives includes
seven of the most popular CUTCO
Kitchen utensils and six Table
Knives, displayed in an oak
block and backed by a Forever
Cutco Knives are made in America
and have ergonomic handles that
fit all hands - left & right,
big and small.
CUTCO Cutlery is the largest
manufacturer of high-quality
kitchen cutlery and accessories
in the United States.
Your set of knives includes a
pairing knife, trimmer,
spatula spreader, turning fork,
petite carver, slicer and six
table knives.
A donor value of $785.
>> Prestigiacomo: The items we
have just shown you are just a
few of the items available for
bid at the WKNO Holiday Auction.
Our bidding is open now through
9:00 pm on Sunday, November 18.
So please bid early and bid
often to make sure that you get
what you want and win one of our
great items.
To bid go to our website -- www-
Then click on the Holiday
Auction link.
If you have registered to bid on
line before, you can just log in
and start bidding.
But if you haven't bid before,
click on the Register link and
complete the registration form.
It's really easy.
Remember you will need a credit
or debit card in order to place
your first bid with the auction.
Once you're in, you're in.
It is fast, it is easy and you
can win some great items just in
time for the Holiday Season.
Find gifts for the person that
has everything or something
truly amazing for your favorite
person or even the pet.
Remember go to
Click the Holiday Auction link
and start getting into the
spirit of the season.
>> (instrumental music)