ABC11 Eyewitness News to Participate in "The Battle For The Cattle" Auction on Feb. 2

ABC11 Anchor Barbara Gibbs to Serve as Emcee for Event Benefitting N.C. Children’s Hospital.

Raleigh, NC, January 26, 2013 --( ABC11 Eyewitness News ( will participate in CowParade North Carolina’s “Battle for the Cattle” Gala and Auction, benefiting the N.C. Children’s Hospital, on Saturday, Feb. 2. Eyewitness News Anchor Barbara Gibbs will emcee the event alongside 94.7 QDR Radio Host J.J. Herr. The gala will take place at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with the auction beginning at 7:15 p.m. Dustin Rogers of Custom Benefit Auctions will serve as the auctioneer and the Atomic Rhythm All-Stars will provide musical entertainment throughout the evening.

The items up for auction include 60 of the 81 custom-painted and costumed cows that were created by regional artists from 125-pound, life-sized “blank canvas” fiberglass cows and displayed around the Triangle in the CowParade public art exhibit, which is estimated to have attracted more than 500,000 visitors during its three-month exhibition.

“It is an honor to participate in the ‘Battle for the Cattle’ gala, an event that is both fun and supportive of the community,” said Caroline Welch, general manager of ABC11. “Funds from the auction will help the N.C. Children’s Hospital provide quality care to families and children in need, and we are excited to be a part of such a great cause.”

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