18th Annual Kate Ireland Memorial Dinner & Auction

Presented by The Kate Ireland Foundation, North Florida Animal Hospital and Four Oaks Plantation, the 18th Annual Kate Ireland Memorial Dinner & Auction was held Sunday evening, September 20 at Pebble Hill Plantation’s Uno Hill Barn, in Thomas County, Georgia.

Tall Timbers Longleaf GunThe festivities kicked off with a cocktail reception where guests perused auction items. This year’s live auction featured a first of its kind shotgun—the Tall Timbers Longleaf Gun—for which Tall Timbers commissioned Scottish bespoke gun maker David McKay Brown to create. The gun  is a 28-gauge round-action side-by-side, embellished with a classic scroll intertwined with longleaf pine motifs (cones, needles, foliage). The engravings also include a still life of bobwhite designed by collaborating artist C. D. Clarke. Italy’s Mirko Agnellini engraved the gun.

Over 230 guests dined “family style” on a sumptuous dinner prepared with fare from the Red Hills featuring sorghum glazed quail prepared by Liam’s Restaurant.

Named in honor of one of Tall Timbers’ most treasured supporters, the Kate Ireland Memorial Dinner & Auction is a fundraising event held annually benefitting Tall Timbers Foundation, Inc., for Tall Timbers research and conservation programs. This event attracts bidders not only from within the Red Hills Region, but due to auction items unique to this event, our auction attracts a national audience. Each year the auction features an inspiring collection of world class artwork, unparalleled hunting and fishing opportunities, and unique offerings from the Red Hills Region and beyond.

The event raised over $200,000 with support of the presenting sponsors along with our event sponsors, guests, and auction participants and donors. Thank you!

Auction Photo Album

Auction attendee     Bill Palmer and Kevin Kelly with Longleaf Gun

MM Benson Green     Auction Table

Auction attendees     Auctioneer and Bill Palmer

Paintings in Silent Auction     Live Auction Bidders

Auction Sponsors

 

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