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    Silos & Smokestacks online auction opens Nov. 7

    Waterloo, IOWA – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) will launch its Online Silent Auction on Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 a.m.

    The SSNHA auction is a perfect way to kick off the holiday shopping season. Bid on artwork, unique packages, and heritage area travel experiences. Featured auction items include:

    • Iowa Men’s Basketball Package: Three-game ticket package for two people for Hawkeye Men’s basketball: Northwestern, Illinois and Ohio State. Plus a $50 gift card to Iowa River Power and a $50 gift card to 30Hop.
    • Weekend in Decorah + Brews: $200 gift card for a stay at Hotel Winneshiek, $50 gift card to Toppling Goliath, $50 gift card to Pivo, Uff Da Sweatshirt and Dale of Norway socks from Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum Gift Store.
    • Christmas at Living History Farms: Four tickets to Family Christmas at Living History Farms on Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. and a $150 Gift Card to Hotel Renovo in Urbandale.

    The auction closes on Nov. 16 at five-minute intervals beginning at 5 p.m. Bid increments are in $5. Visit to view a complete list of auction items and place bids. Proceeds benefit Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area and its programs.

    Support for the auction provided by Iowa Corn Growers Association and Frazier Nursery.

    Through a network of sites, programs and events, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area tells the story of farm life and agribusiness—past and present. Visitors can learn about and experience agriculture at a variety of museums, historic sites, and farms. One of 55 federally designated heritage areas in the nation, Silos & Smokestacks is a partner of the National Park Service. The heritage area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa.

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