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Casa Laguna Inn Conducts Facebook Silent Auction to Support AIDS Services Foundation Orange County


Casa Laguna Inn Conducts Facebook Silent Auction to Support AIDS Services Foundation Orange County
Laguna Beach, CA, September 12, 2011 --(PR.com)-- As part of their ongoing sponsorship and support of the Orange County Ride for AIDS (OCRA) and AIDS Services Foundation Orange County, Casa Laguna Inn & Spa in Laguna Beach, CA, is auctioning a Laguna Beach getaway for two. The Ultimate Casa Laguna Getaway includes two nights in the inn’s spacious ocean-view cottage; a breakfast-in-bed package; a sixty-minute togetherness massage at their in-house spa; a Casa Laguna Devotion Package—including a bottle of sparkling wine, two souvenir flutes, chocolate covered fruit, and a dozen roses; a picnic lunch to enjoy on-property or at nearby Victoria Beach; a romantic dinner at French 75 restaurant, including transportation via a chauffeur-driven town car from Best Chauffeured; a private Chef’s Dinner on the ocean-view Cottage deck—prepared and served by the inn’s head chef; and, a gift basket of memories including two of Casa Laguna’s cozy robes, a set of the inn’s acclaimed eco-friendly sheets, and a selection of Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. The total value of services and merchandise is $2675.

Bidding is currently taking place on Casa Laguna’s Facebook Event page. Bidders must “like” the Casa Laguna Facebook page, and navigate to the Ultimate Getaway event page. They will then click “I’m Attending,” and post a message on the event page including the amount of their bid. Bidding is made in $100 increments. Where two or more bidders bid the same amount due to posting lag, the bid that arrived first per Facebook time-stamp will be the current bid. All others will need to re-bid. Bidders are encouraged to return to the page frequently to keep track of bidding and increase their bid when necessary. Bidders are also urged to read the listed rules and policies before bidding. The winning bid will be the highest bid received by 6 p.m., October 1, 2011, based on the Facebook time-stamp accompanying the bidder’s post. The winning bidder will be contacted by a Casa Laguna representative to arrange payment within 24 hours of the close of bidding. Payment will be made directly to AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County. Runner-up bids will be retained as back-up bids until payment has been received in full, at which time the winner will be announced.

This is a charity auction, with all proceeds going to AIDS Services Foundation Orange County, a non-profit organization (Tax ID # 33-0126491). Per IRS regulations, donors who purchase items at a charity auction may claim a charitable contribution deduction only for the excess of the purchase price paid for an item over its fair market value.

As Gold Sponsor for the Orange County Ride for AIDS (OCRA), Casa Laguna is also putting together a bicycling team for the annual ride scheduled for October 15, 2011. OCRA offers both Century (100-mile) and Metric Century (62-mile) rides. Starting in Mission Viejo at Saddleback College, the ride travels through south Santiago Canyon, Tustin and Irvine, the Newport Beach Back Bay, Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach, and Dana Point before returning to the original starting point in Mission Viejo. Money generated by sponsorships and donations will help the AIDS Services Foundation Orange County provide assistance to the thousands of men, women and children in Orange County who are affected by HIV/AIDS. Additional information about the Orange County Ride for Aids, can be found on the event web site, www.ocaidsride.com, or by calling 949.809.5700.

Casa Laguna Inn & Spa is a 22-room boutique bed and breakfast in Laguna Beach, CA, currently celebrating its eleventh year under the current owner. The historic former artist colony compound sits on nearly an acre of lush landscape with terraced gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The inn is known for charming and unique rooms with incredibly comfortable bedding and very high quality amenities as well as a welcoming, friendly and professional staff. The inn serves an award-winning, full gourmet breakfast each morning, and holds a casual gourmet wine and cheese reception each evening. Food and services are available only to registered guests. Casa Laguna is frequently ranked #1 of all hotels in Laguna Beach on tripadvisor.com, a popular online source for traveler reviews. The inn is located at 2510 South Coast Highway, about one-half mile north of Montage Resort. The inn’s website is www.casalaguna.com. A link to the Facebook event page for the Ultimate Casa Laguna Getaway to Benefit AIDS Services Foundation Orange County can be found at www.facebook.com/casalaguna.

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