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Bucks on the Street online auction under way
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December 05, 2012 04:20 PM | 1295 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bucks on the Street online auction, which began Saturday, will take place through Dec. 31.

Twenty buck statues, each hand painted by a local artist, are up for bid. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Livable Buckhead’s greenspace work.

The online auction is the culmination of Bucks on the Street, a two-year project in which local businesses sponsored bucks that were decorated to their liking and displayed at their businesses throughout Buckhead. The bucks have been gathered and are now on display on the second level of Lenox Square mall and outside near the valet entrance and Macy’s.

“We’re thrilled that Simon Properties allowed us to display all the bucks together at the mall,” said Donna Kain, co-chair of Bucks on the Street. “They have generated a lot of interest and people are having a great time taking their pictures with them. It’s exactly the kind of excitement we envisioned when [co-chair] Elizabeth Gill and I started the project.”

The starting bid for each buck is $250, and each 8-foot statue has a “buy it now” price of $5,000. If a winning bid exceeds $1,000, the amount above that is a charitable donation and is tax deductible. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Livable Buckhead, a nonprofit leading an effort to increase greenspace throughout the community.

“We’re honored to be the beneficiary of Bucks on the Street,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “Devoting the money from this project to the development of parks and trails for our community is a great way for it to leave a lasting legacy. Greenspace is vital to positioning Buckhead, and the city of Atlanta, for future generations who will choose where their businesses locate and their families settle.”

To bid, visit www.bucksonthestreet.org.
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