2017 GRRAND Affair – A GRRAND Gatsby Celebration

Mark your calendars now, as you won’t want to miss this event!  The 2017 GRRAND Affair will be held on Friday, November 3, beginning at 6:30 PM.  The big change this year will be the venue, as it will be held at the Frazier History Museum located in downtown Louisville on West Main Street.  There will be plenty of parking in the Frazier lot adjacent to the museum! Our theme this year is “A GRRAND Gatsby Celebration,” fitting for our new venue!

GRRAND will have the honor of former WHAS anchor and co-host of “Good Morning Kentuckiana” Andy Treinen serving as the emcee for the evening.  Long-time supporter Barry Osburn will be the auctioneer for the live auction, which is set to feature some outstanding items.

Bourbon lovers will certainly want to be present for the live auction, as a long-time GRRAND supporter has pledged to donate a very rare bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.  Be sure to practice raising your paddle in order to win this rare bottle of bourbon!

Given the large positive feedback and success with the mobile bidding software, the GRRAND Affair will once again go paperless.  We will utilize Bidpal to manage the silent auction, so please do not forget to charge your smartphone so you can be immediately notified if you are outbid, and save time by not having to stop by a check-out table.

The GRRAND Affair committee would again like to thank all of the 2016 GRRAND Affair sponsors.  We simply would not have been able to plan such a successful event to raise funds for our mission without their support.  We are currently seeking sponsors for our 2017 event.  Can we count on you?  Please visit our BidPal website to learn how to become a sponsor!

The GRRAND Affair committee is also accepting donations for the live and silent auctions.  Please contact Rachel Swope at if you have an item that would make a great addition to GRRAND’s silent or live auction.

November will be here before you know it so mark your calendar and get ready for a GRRAND Gatsby Celebration!