Vacation among auction items for Andalusia Ballet fundraiser

Published 1:36 am Thursday, August 10, 2017

Andalusia Ballet has chosen a tropical theme for its annual auction, set for Aug. 26, organizer Gina Kerr said.

The theme was chosen to highlight the most exciting item up for auction – a one-week getaway to Costa Rica, put together by Alan and Kim Ward and Tim and Brooke Centner.

The Wards are contributing the use of their two-bedroom/two-bath condo at Punta Playa Vistas, located near Playa Conchal, Playa Flamingo, and Tamarindo in the northwestern coastal providence of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.


The Centners are helping add adventures to the trip.

The condo has an ocean view and is located near three secluded beaches. Area activities include zip lines, four-wheeler tours, adventure tours, horse back riding on the beach, local fishing, volcanoes and hot springs, volcanic mud, and a tropical spa.

The Centners and friends are making the package more attractive with surf lessons at Witches Rock, a legendary surf destination; sailing and paddle board lessons/day trip at the Costa Rica Sailing Center; and dinner at the Centners’ favorite local restaurant El Castillo.

Air fare and car rental are not included.


Other items featured in the live auction include:

  • Pastel painting
  • 2 hand-crafted Adironback chairs
  • Jewelry
  • A week at the beach
  • Country getaway
  • Deer hunt
  • Custom crafted knife
  • Private hibachi dinner for 8
  • Landscaping trees
  • Hand-crafted dog house


The auction is set for 7 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 26, at the Cultural Arts Centre on Church Street. Tickets are $50 each, and available from the ballet. For information, call 334.222.6620.