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    We look forward to seeing you next summer!

    The Spring Tickle

    A Greensboro Summer Solstice Benefit 

    A stylish new fundraiser is poised to usher in the Spring season, benefiting one of Greensboro’s most beloved Summertime events, The Greensboro Summer Solstice.  Turning up the volume on vintage luxury, from couture to cuisine, crooners, classic cars and cocktails, The Spring Tickle pays playful homage to several bygone eras, ranging from the 20’s through the 60’s.

    Tickle postcard front and back for web

    The Spring Tickle will take place at the GSO Rail Yard (106 Barnhardt St.) on Saturday, April 26th from 5-8pm. Groove & croon to the musical stylings of The Truyols Quartet. Enjoy culinary delights by Artistic Cuisine paired with Summer Solstice beer, vintage wine & giggle juice.  Delight your peepers with a mélange of vintage fashion from The Ritz, Design Archives and The Forgotten Muse and hair & make-up by Chakras Spa & Salon, Salon Bailey’s and Orrell Design. 
    Classic antique cars complete the ambiance, and of course — dress up is encouraged! 

    Admission – $10 at the Door


    Win this 1981 Mercedes 240D!


    $20 Raffle Ticket – You do not need to be present to win!
    (Scroll down for Rules and Regulations of Raffle)
    Raffle tickets available at the Event until 7:30pm and at the following locations through 4/25/14:
    Foreign Accents, The Ritz, Old Photo Specialists, Artemis & the Scavengers, Thrill of the Hunt, Design Archives, Chakras Spa & Salon. 

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    The Greensboro Summer Solstice is raising funds for a talent budget to support the myriad of performers who entertain the public at this free event. Since the annual celebration’s inception in 2005, artists involved have graciously donated their performances, many for years in a row. The Spring Tickle is hoping to alleviate the budgetary shortfall and remunerate those who so kindly imbue The Summer Solstice with a spirit of generosity by sharing their talents.

    The Rain Date for The Spring Tickle is Saturday, May 10th, 5-8pm.

    Here’s a Sneak Peek at some of the vehicles that will be at the event!

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    VW Beetle - sm  

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    Play Audio Link below to start the party early!



    Rules and Regulations for Raffle of Classic 1981 Mercedes Benz 240D


    Raffle tickets can be purchased at authorized retail locations in Greensboro. To enter fill out the ticket stub with Name, Phone #, and email address. Ticket stub is left with the seller of the ticket. Purchaser gets the other half of the ticket.



    $ 20.00 buys 1 ticket

    $ 50.00 buys 3 tickets

    $100.00 buys 7 tickets



    This raffle is being sponsored by REAL (registered non-profit in Greensboro, NC).

    No present board members or immediate family members are eligible to participate.

    The primary promoter (S. Sassmann) or immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

    The car was donated by Foreign Accents of Greensboro. The Principals, employees, or immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

    Must be 18 years of age to participate.



    Tickets will be sold up until 1/2 hour before the drawing. The drawing will be at 8:00PM on 4/26/14, the day of the Spring Tickle event. If the event is postponed due to rain, the drawing will be held at 8:00 PM on the rain date 5/10/14. The winner will be announced at that time. Based on the number of tickets sold, chances of winning are estimated to be approximately 300 to 1 for each ticket held by the participant

    The winner need not be present to win. They will be notified by phone and email.


    THE CAR:

    The car is a used Classic 1981 Mercedes Benz 240D. It is in running condition and recently passed the NC State Inspection. It is being raffled “AS IS”. Photos used in marketing materials are a likeness of the actual car being raffled. Actual car is pictured above and will be present at The Spring Tickle.



    As a condition of accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that REAL and the promoters of the Spring Tickle 2014 are not responsible for any harm, injury, or damage caused by use of this prize.



    Ticket purchases are not tax deductible. The prize can not be exchanged for cash. REAL can use the winners name and likeness for publicity without compensation.

    Proceeds will be used to help throw the 2014 Summer Solstice 6/21/14 at LindleyPark.

    REAL can modify these rules as necessary to conduct the raffle successfully.



    The winner of the car must pay 3% for NC State Tax (aprox $200. plus $65. vehicle registration. REAL will provide documentation reporting the vehicle as income to the winner. The winner must supply a tax ID or Social Security #, and address.