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CRH Foundation to Benefit from Local Auction

Columbus, Ind. -   When Chris and Jessica Stevens and Jim and Eve Jackson purchased the historic Irwin-Miller home on 5th Street and converted it into a bed and breakfast, they wanted to find a way to honor the Miller family's commitment to the community.

They decided to celebrate the grand opening event on February 13th with "Inn Love at Irwin Gardens First Night Auction" to benefit non-profit organizations that the Miller family has supported over the years. There are five rooms and the five couples with the highest bids will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to stay the first night at the Inn.

Each of the five winning bids includes more than the first night's stay on February 13th. The package includes dinner at 6:30pm for two at the Inn sponsored by Cummins Inc. and prepared by their Executive Chef, Gethin Thomas, two Carnivale tickets to the kidscommons' Mardi Gras fundraiser with a nightcap and sweets just before turning in. Finally a Valentine's Day breakfast will be prepared by Chef Jim Gregory, the long-time Miller family chef.

"For many years, the Miller home was an exquisite private family residence, which was seen as somewhat of a mystery to the public," said Jessica Stevens. "Now this estate will be open for guests to stay and be a part of its long history."

The proceeds from the auction will go to the Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Heritage Fund—The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, kidscommons and the Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation. 

For additional information, visit or call The Inn at Irwin Gardens at 812.376.3663.

The Columbus Area Arts Council is a public, not-for-profit corporation supported by private donations, the City of Columbus, the State of Indiana through the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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