Guitar String Bracelets Highlight Club Cherry Bomb’s Farm Aid Charity Auction

Bidding continues for Club Cherry Bomb’s 4th Annual Farm Aid Charity Auction, and among this year’s goodies is an exclusive: John Mellencamp Guitar String Bracelets.

Six bracelets made from Mellencamp’s acoustic and electric guitar strings are available. Bids start at $75 each.

The bracelets and the other memorabilia up for auction are all donated by Mellenheads (Mellencamp fans, for the uninitiated) and sent to John's for signing before being bid upon via email on the Club message board.

“From the small towns across the U.S., we, as John Mellencamp fans, pull together each year to help raise money in support of the Farm Aid cause and to assist the family farmer in providing the American people with safe, fresh and locally grown organic food,” explains Sharon C, coordinator of the Club's Farm Aid activities.

Said to be the only fan club that helps support Farm Aid, Club Cherry Bomb, along with the members of the Human Wheels Mailings list adds Sharon C, raised $2,500 from last year’s auction, up from $2,100 in 2006 and $1,615 in 2005.

This year’s bids must be in by Sept. 8. Click HERE to see images of all of the items and for more information about bidding. The merchandise being offered includes:

* A framed “Mr. Happy Go Lucky” Poster – Autographed by John
* A vintage Australian John Cougar T Shirt - Autographed by John
* The 2007 NFL Kickoff Poster from the Indianapolis Colts Kickoff game in Indiana - Autographed by John
* A 1985 Farm Aid silk jacket and sticker - Autographed by John
* A rare “Trouble No More” poster - Autographed by John
* A Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame simulcast poster and magnet - Autographed by John
* An “American Fool” cardboard stand-up - Autographed by John
* A framed John Cougar Mellencamp poster - Autographed by John
* An ASCAP program from last year’s prestigious Champion Award presentation to Mellencamp - Autographed by John
* A book bag, set list, program, Mellencamp guitar pick, and Dane Clark’s drumsticks from Mellencamp’s benefit concert at New York’s Housing Works Bookstore - Autographed by John
* A Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame program also signed by the Ventures’ Nokie Edwards and Don Wilson, Leon Huff from Gamble and Huff, and Rick Huxley of The Dave Clark Five
* A framed “Little Pink Houses For You And Me” sheet
* A framed “Life, Death, Love And Freedom” sheet
* A “The Lonesome Jubilee” varsity jacket

All funds raised will be credited to “The members of – The John Mellencamp Fan Club,” with the total collected to be presented by the Club at Farm Aid.