Hosted by the Lazy Hiker and Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy
Below you will find information about the raffle items that have been donated by our members, partners, and friends. Raffle donations of $5 will get you 1 entry and there’s no limit on entries! You’ll find an entry form below to donate up until the day of the event. You do not need to be present to win. We will notify all winners following the event and make arrangements for you to receive your item.
We are so appreciative of these generous folks for donating these items for this fundraiser. All proceeds go toward Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy programs.
Please check back for more items to be listed as they become available!
Kayak Trip on the Little Tennessee River
Donated by Alarka Expeditions
Angela and Brent, owners of Alarka Expeditions and eco-tourism guides, will take you down the Little Tennessee River for a great 3-5 hour float. This is a trip for up to 4 people and includes all the gear needed, just bring water and a sense of humor and wonder!
Sound Bowl Meditation Session
Provided by Erin Hadjidakis
Singing bowls are metal and crystal bowls used to deepen meditation and promote relaxation. They produce sustained sounds and vibrations when hit or circled with a mallet. In addition to relaxation, singing bowl sound therapy can help:
- lessen chronic pain
- improve sleep
- reduce anger
- improve blood pressure
- improve respiratory rate
- reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
- improve symptoms of some neurological disorders such as fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s disease
For this unique and immersive 45 minute session you will need bring something comfy to sit on. You can do a yoga flow on your yoga mat or just sit and close your eyes. Feel free to bring a journal, art supplies, etc., in case you feel inclined to write or artistically express yourself during meditation. The location and date is TBD. This session is for up to 4 people.
Bartram Glass / Map / T-Shirt Bundle
Provided by Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy
You’ll get one of our comfortable t-shirts in your size, a new Bartram pint or rocks glass, and one of our GA or NC hiking maps.
We will have a new shipment of shirts available in all sizes to choose from.
You will also be able to purchase these bundles directly at the event if you don’t want to roll the dice on the raffle!
You can also find these items for sale individually here on our website.
Book: “George Masa’s Wild Vision: A Japanese Immigrant Imagines Western North Carolina”
Donated by Brent Martin, Author
George Masa’s Wild Vision recounts the incredible, overlooked life of the photographer George Masa.
Self-taught photographer George Masa (born Masahara Iizuka in Osaka, Japan), arrived in Asheville, North Carolina at the turn of the twentieth century amid a period of great transition in the southern Appalachians.
Books are available for sale at our Cowee School offices, online, and directly by contacting Brent.
Dancing Porch Bear Statue
Donated by Helen Rogers, Artist
This is a one of a kind, ceramic statue sculpted by our BRBTC member, Helen Rogers.
Helen says, “it is one of a series entitled, ‘Dancing Porch Bears’. I began making these bears after several black bears began frequenting our deck in pursuit of bird feeders. After the bird feeders were removed, they continued visiting us-though they didn’t climb up onto the deck anymore, preferring to walk-or in my mind-dance around our porch.”
The bear was sculpted of high fire clay and fired in an Anagama wood kiln at the Hambidge Center in North Georgia. The base is hand-painted with acrylic and varnish-sealed.
Georgia State Parks Annual Pass
Donated by Erin Hadjidakis, Board Member and Talulah Gorge State Park Ranger
Who doesn’t want to spend more time enjoying our region’s natural wonders. Get out and visit Georgia’s state parks all year long with this annual pass.
With Awe and Astonishment Photography Print
Donated by Kinship Photography Collective
Among the many wonderful programs we’ve had this past year, this one has been really enjoyable and provides images that will last forever. You’ll love this photo from the Bartram Trail to help you reconnect with the trail.
This photo shown may not be the actual photo raffled. We will update this as soon as we confirm.
More raffle items will be listed as we confirm them with their donors. Please check back for more information. Submit your raffle donation below to secure your entries ahead of the event. Cash raffle entries can be made the day of the event as well.