The Foundations auction happens on Sunday, March 29 at the IIBEC convention. This year’s theme is Denim and Diamonds and features silent and live auctions, door prizes, and a raffle for a pair of diamond earrings. Some of the items already received for this year include a weekend at Biltmore House Bed and Breakfast, a Mason County topaz pendant, a Google Nest, and several turquoise jewelry items. New this year is the ability to buy your tickets as part of the registration process and avoid the lines at the door. If you or your company would like to donate items, cash, or a special package for the auction, please contact Rick Gardner at email@example.com or 919-859-0742. The deadline for inclusion in this year’s catalog is February 26.