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ATLANTA, GA….Historic memorabilia from the White House, presidential elections, the space race, and American sports are among the more than 100 items up for public auction in Port St. Lucie, Fla. on Feb. 7, 2009 during the Carter Center's annual Winter Weekend celebration. The auction, which has both live and silent components, will help support the work of the not-for-profit Carter Center, advancing peace and health worldwide. Last year, the highest bid item at the annual fundraiser was a bench of hard maple wood hand-crafted by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, which sold for $300,000.
Online bidding is available for both the live and silent auctions:
Special auction items include:
"Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope."
The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, the Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 65 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production. Visit www.cartercenter.orgto learn more about The Carter Center.
The only baseball in the world hand-signed by five U.S. presidents is up for auction on Feb. 7, 2009, during the Carter Center's annual Winter Weekend celebration.
This year's Carter Center Winter Weekend celebration, to be held in Port St. Lucie, Fla., offers the rare opportunity to bid on original artwork and exclusive signed prints by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. This painting depicts the farm bell mentioned in President Carter's best-selling book, "An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood."
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