Auction, Raffle and Taste of Local Cuisine
July 18

The three top winners of the Museum of Aviation Foundation Raffle held July 12 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:


2014 Pre-Raffle Bonus Drawings:

May 7
Shirley Harley

May 21
Carnie Wildes

May 28
June Taylor

June 11
Bill Pitts

June 18
George A. McCulley

June 25
McGlamry Properties

July 2
Don Wilson

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



3 J’s Soul Food





Best Buys Kids & Pros Inc. State Senator and Mrs. Ross Tolleson
Big Peach Antique Mall Maj Gen Bob and Hope
McMahon, USAF, Ret
The Barnes House
Cal-Mar Homes Mercer University Athletics The Rifkeman
DP Laser
Senator & Mrs. Saxby Chambliss Craig Morgan Tiffany & Company
Col. Chris and Denisa Davis Phillips Furniture Wal-Mart
Booth Road
Flint Energy Robins Officers' Spouses' Club Walt Disney World
Todd & Lizabeth Mellon
Guardian Centers of Georgia, LLC Dr. Don & Dr. Lola Rosenbaum Yelverton Jewelers & Legacy
Fine China & Gifts
Col. Murray and Sharon Hansen Steve & Nancy Rosenberg Zaxby's
  Satterfield & Dempsey Jewelers  


2 Guys and A Pie   Forget Me Not Florist   Anthony Patti
Abreanne's   Gena Jayne
The Chic Boutique
  Peacock's Performing Arts Center
Academy of Dance   Georgia Bob's BBQ Company   Perry Players Community Theatre
Academy Sports   Georgia Bob's Cane River Vineyard   Perry Taekwondo
Ace Hardware of Perry   Georgia National Fairgrounds
and Agricenter
  Pet Plantation Funeral Home & Crematory
Acoustical Floors   Georgia Peach Shuttle   Pets Rule
by Clean Control Corporation
AgGeorgia Farm Credit, ACA   GIGA Inc   Phillips Funiture
Alex and Ani   Go Fish Education Center   Pinky's Shaved Ice
All About Honor   Goo-Goo Car Wash   Precious Moments Supporting Foundation
Amelia River Cruises   Maj Gen Rick & Judy Goddard, USAF, Ret   Publix
Kathleen & Watson Blvd
American Girl   Gottwals Books   Raccoon Stone & Tile Company
American Pride Bank   Grantham Law Office   Raffield Tire-Master
Antiques at Bolingbroke   Gloria Ragland
Apres Diem   Groome Transportation Inc   Red Brick Brewing Company
Ardell Sales   Ronald Hall   Rendezvous Marketing Group
Artistic Monograms & More   Col Murray and Sharon Hansen   Restaurant & Kitchen Supply
Atlanta Motor Speedway   Harley Estate Liquidators, LLC   Rigby's Entertainment Complex
Atlanta Rocks! Indoor Climbing Gym   Mary Lynn Harrison   Robins AFB Commissary
Avi Resort & Casino   Hay House   Robins Officers' Spouses' Club
Babyland General Hospital   Virginia Hedenstrom   Ruby Tuesday
Mark Ballard   High Maintenance Salon & Spa   Rusty's Downtown Grill and Bar
Barnes & Noble
River Crossing
  High Museum of Art   Salon Fusion
Joe and Emily Barton   Col Chris & Kelly Hill, USAF   SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Col Pat and Dee Bartness, USAF, Ret   Historic Banning Mills   Sam's Club
Battco Office Furniture & Fixtures   Historic Tours of America   Satterfield & Dempsey Jewelers
Bed, Bath & Beyond   Holiday Inn Express   Smok'n Pig
Bed'r Mattress   Leslie Hoops-Wallace   Southern Lighting
Benjamin Vineyards & Winery   Hotel Indigo Athens   Spectrum Foundation
Bettie Mae Hair Studio   Houston Hardware & Garden Center   Elzie Smith
Bike and Roll Washington, DC   Houston Lake Country Club   Maj Gen Ron & Debbie Smith, USAF, Ret
Blue Bell Creameries   Houston Veterinary Clinic   St Augustine Scenic Cruise
Boeing   Ichiban and Zen Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar   State Bank and Trust Company
Bracewell Furniture   Ingleside Village Pizza   Melissa Strickland
Broadway in Atlanta   James Farmer, Inc.   Sugarplum Tree
Brooks Auto Parts   Sun Shield Auto Trim
Chris and Leslie Brown   Jim's Quick Lube   SunMark Community Bank
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar   Jolly Nut Company   Bill and Clare Swinford
Burger King   Joppa Mountain Pottery   The Antique Mall
Busch Gardens - Tampa Bay   Julie's Fashions   The Bank of Perry
Butterfly World   Karats & Keepsakes   The Barnes House
Wayne and Marsha Buzzell   Kathryn Kate   The Classic Center
Byron CVB and Byron Better Hometown   Kids & Pros Inc   The Design Gallery
Canine Capers   Dr. and Mrs. Todd Kinnebrew   The Magic Wand
Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine   Kroger   The Medicine Shoppe
Mary Lou Carlson   Lake Lanier Canopy Tours   The Paint Door Art Gallery
Hal Carter   Landings Golf Club   The Rifleman
Carolee New York   Lane Southern Orchards   the Telegraph
Carrabba's Italian Grill   Larry's Giant Subs   The Vac Shop
Center for Puppetry Arts   Leavengood Chiropractic   The Varsity
Central Georgia Periodontics
& Dental Implants
by Clean Control Corporation
  Tibidabo Spa
Senator & Mrs. Saxby Chambliss   Lia Sophia Jewelry   Tiffany & Company
Christie Eyecare   Lifeway Christian Bookstore   Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Classic Bottle Shoppe   Maratha Lockhart   Carl Tischer
Clean Control Corporation   Lowe's
Kathleen & Watson Blvd
  State Senator and Mrs Ross Tolleson
CMA Fitness   Lowe Aviation Company   Town & Country Animal Clinic
Coca-Cola Refreshments   Chet and June Lowe   Jackie Trotter
Colony Bank   Macon Beer Company   U Save It Pharmacy
ComSouth   Macon Symphony Orchestra   US National Whitewater Center
Conner's Flooring America   MaidPro
Warner Robins
  Vintage Junktion
Courtyard by Marriott   Yolanda Martz   Walmart
Booth Road & Watson Blvd
Cracker Barrel   Mary Kay
Tammie Cameron
  Warner Robins Aquanauts
Max Crook   Mary Kay
Elizabeth Holmes
  Warner Robins Community Concert Association
Cossart Design   McCall's Restaurant   Warner Robins Supply Co., Inc
Cox Media   McDonald's Horse Supply &
Western Store
  Watson Spirit and Tobacco Shop
Margaret Cox   Shirley McQuaig   Wellston Decorating Center
Col Chris and Denisa Davis   Todd & Lizbeth Mellon   Ken & Julie Werner
Daylight Donuts   Mercer University Athletics   Westmoreland & Slappey Animal Hospital
Destination Vacation   Milledgeville-Baldwin County Convention
& Visitors Bureau
  Wild Adventures Theme Park
Dick's Sporting Goods   More Than Mail, Inc.   Williams Landscape-Wade Williams
Dollywood   Craig Morgan   Willie's Woodworking
Downtown Grill   David and Lynn Morley   Wilson's Bakery
James and Sue Dryden   MOSI Museum of Science & Industry   WMAZ
Channel 13 CBS
Mary Ealer   Dennis Murphy   WMGT - TV
Channel 41 NBC
Edge Fitness   Museum of Aviation Foundation   WonderWorks Orlando
Estate of Natalie & Lee Roy Claxton   North Georgia Canopy Tours   Yonah Mountain Vineyard
EZ Jewelry and Pawn, Inc   Ole Times Country Buffet   Zoo Atlanta
E-Z Living Garden Center   Col Peter and Shirley O'Neill, USAF, Ret    
Fire Protection Services        
First Command and Financial Planning        
Fit & Firm Fitness for Women        
Flint Energies        
Forever Diamonds        
Connie Forget        

2014 Auction & Raffle Chairs

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

2014 Auction & Raffle Committee

Chanda Akles, Emily Barton, Pamela Blunk, Abby Butikofer, Erin Butikofer, Leslie Butikofer, Marsha Buzzell, Brooke Calhoun, Dr. Dan Callahan, Mary Lou Carlson, Denisa Davis, Gena DeBoe, Janice Drury, Rick Drury, Brad Fink, Jennifer Fricks, Liz George, Ann Gregory, Sharon Hansen, John Harley, John Harley, Jr., Kelly Hill, Sonya Jenkins, Donna Kiefer, Julie Julius, Mary Ann Martin, Hope McMahon, Tom McMichael, Marlan Nichols, Shirley O'Neill, Shirley Paris, Kim Reehling, Scott Ross, John Rowlands, Sam Satterfield, Tamara Shrable, Eloise Stanley, Jack Steed, Jackie Trotter, Mike Trotter, Lauren Twining, Brandi Wahl, Julie Werner, Ginny Wyatt

2013 Auction, Raffle & Taste of Local Cuisine Sponsors


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