Auction, Raffle and Taste of Local Cuisine
July 18

The three top winners of the Museum of Aviation Foundation Raffle held July 12, 2014 came by the Museum of Aviation Tuesday July 15 to collect their winnings. The first place winners were Steve and Kristy Sylvester from Warner Robins, Georgia who chose to take the $30,000 cash. Senior Airman Randall Evans, a 116th Air Control Wing member and his wife Lia who live in Warner Robins, won the second place drawing for $3,000 and the third place $1,000 prize went to Chris Brown from Kathleen, Georgia.

The drawings were held at the end of a lively Auction and Raffle and Taste of Cuisine July 12 in the Museum of Aviation’s Century of Flight Hangar. A total of 410 items donated from merchants and individuals were auctioned off and 33 restaurants and caterers provided their signature dishes to an estimated 1,000 attendees. More than 1,200 raffle tickets were sold.

The event was the 29th annual Auction and Raffle put on by the Museum of Aviation Foundation. Steve Davison, owner of Clean Control in Warner Robins, has been the volunteer Chairman of the event for the last 14 years. He was assisted by Jimmy Autry, Vice Chairman; Margaret Cox, raffle ticket chairman; and many other volunteers who procured items, sold tickets and helped set up the event. The top ticket seller was Dr. Dan Callahan who sold more than 150 tickets. The event is the second largest fund-raiser put on each year to benefit the Museum of Aviation.

Some of the items auctioned off included a fancy chicken coop, a rare bottle of whiskey, a sky box suite for Mercer University basketball, a trip to Wyoming, a Falcons jersey signed by former linebacker Buddy Curry, furs and jewelry and a framed U.S. flag donated by Colonel Murray and Sharon Hansen which was flown over the 70th Anniversary of D-Day commemoration in France.

Photo: Museum of Aviation Foundation Raffle Winners pose in front of the Museum of Aviation and raffle vehicles. At right is Kristy and Steve Sylvester from Warner Robins who won the top drawing and chose to take $30,000 cash. June Lowe, Museum of Aviation Foundation Executive Vice President, far left, poses with (l-r) Chris Brown, the $1,000 winner from Kathleen and Senior Airman Randall Evans, his wife Lia and daughter Emma who won the second prize of $3,000.

Days left to the 2015 Auction, Raffle and Taste of Local Cuisine:


2015 Pre-Raffle Bonus Drawings:

May 6 Preview Party -
$200 Gift Card

Dobbie Luppino
Warner Robins, GA

May 18 - $200 Gift Card
Maj. Gen. Bob and Hope McMahon
Warner Robins, GA

June 8- $200 Gift Card
JoAnn Boyd
Kathleen, GA

June 22 - $200 Gift Card
Harry Beardsley
Warner Robins, GA

June 29 - $200 Gift Card
Joy Hurst
Kathleen, GA

July 6 - $200 Gift Card

July 13 - Apple Watch

$30,000 or a choice of one of eight different vehicles from local car dealers:

AAA Pool Supply   GIGA Inc   Outback Steakhouse
Abreanne's   Maj Gen Rick and Judy Goddard   Perry Taekwondo
Academy of Dance   Goo-Goo Car Wash   Pet Plantation Funeral Home
& Crematory
Ace Hardware of Perry   Col. Bill and Kipsy Gould   Pinky's Shaved Ice
Amelia Island Trolleys   Grantham Law Office   Precious Moments Supporting
Antiques at Bolingbroke   Ann Gregory   Phyllis Quirk
Artistic Monograms & More   Groome Transportation, Inc.   Dr. Don & Lola Rosenbaum
Atlanta Rocks!   Maj Gen Richard and
Virginia Haddad
  SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Avi Resort & Casino   Ronald Hall   Roger Sherwood
Barnes & Noble Book Store   Harley Interiors/
Estate Liquidators
  Elzie Smith
Joe and Emily Barton   Hay House   St. Augustine Scenic Cruise
Big Peach Antique Mall High Museum of Art   Studio Gallery, Inc.
Bracewell Furniture Historic Banning Mills   The Antique Mall
Broadway in Atlanta Historic Tours of America   The Chic Boutique
Gena Jayne
Buffalo Wild Wings Houston Hardware &
Garden Center
  The Dish
Kate Winston
Burger King Houston Veterinary Clinic   The Savannah Theatre
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Identity Games International, LLC   The Telegraph
Canine Capers Ingleside Village Pizza   The Vac Shop
Carolee Jewelry James Farmer, Inc.   The Varsity
Classic Bottle Shoppe Jim's Quick Lube   The Vintage Sign Company
CMA - Fitness Joyful Portrait   Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Carrabba's Italian Grill Karats & Keepsakes   State Senator and Mrs.
Ross Tolleson
Conner's Flooring America Kathryn-Kate   Town & Country Animal Clinic
Dollywood David Lanier   Trophy Hunting Products
Edge Fitness Leavengood Chiropractic   U Save It Pharmacy
Estate of Natalie &
Lee Roy Claxton
Lifeway Christian Bookstore   Warner Robins Community
Concert Association
EZ Jewelry and Pawn, Inc. Martha Lockhart   Wellston Decorating Center
E-Z Living Garden Center John Luppino   Ken and Julie Werner
Fire Protection Services Macon Symphony Orchestra   Westmoreland & Slappey
Animal Hospital
Fit & Firm Fitness for Women Marco's Pizza   Williams Landscape
Wade Williams
Flint Energies McCall's Restaurant   Willie's Wooodworking
Forever Diamonds McDonald's Horse Supply
& Western Store
  WonderWorks Orlando
Bruce Gamble Melissa & Doug LLC   Yelverton Jewelers
Georgia National Fairgrounds
& Agricenter
Middle Georgia Comic Convention   Zoo Atlanta
Georgia Peach Shuttle MOSI
Museum of Science and Industry
  Zoo Miami


Horizons &
Heritage Clubs:
Let it Snow
Ice Cream

2015 Auction & Raffle Chairs

Auction Chair: Steve Davison, Procurement Chair: Jimmy Autry, Raffle Chair: Margaret Cox

2015 Auction & Raffle Committee

Chanda Akles, Mary Lou Carlson, Allyson Coultas, Denisa Davis, Gena DeBoe, Gerrit Dempsey, Rick Drury, Michelle Elliott, Brad Fink, Jennifer Fricks, Ann Gregory, Sharon Hansen, John Harley, John Harley, Jr., Scott Hefner, Kelly Hill, Sonya Jenkins, David Johnson, Donna Kiefer, Tiffany Lindley, John Luppino, Mary Ann Martin, Christopher McGuire, Hope McMahon, Tom McMichael, Jade Morey, Leslie Nicols, Marlan Nichols, Shirley O'Neill, Jake Postin, Kim Reehling, John Rowlands, Ben Satterfield, Sam Satterfield, Linda Shingler, Tamara Shrable, Eloise Stanley, Jack Steed, Jackie Trotter, Mike Trotter, Lauren Twining, Julie Werner, Ginny Wyatt and Cindy Yon


Museum of Aviation      GA Hwy 247 & Russell Parkway      Warner Robins, GA 31088      (478) 926-6870