There’s no shame in paying for it. That’s the tune the Crape Myrtle Festival hopes attendees at their Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction will be singing on Feb. 15.

Join Crape Myrtle members and supporters at the latest downtown Raleigh hot spot, The Mint, as they auction off some of “the Triangle’s best kept secrets.”

They’ve got them hot, cute and smart.

Money raised goes toward the Crape Myrtle Festival, an annual fundraiser for area HIV/AIDS service organizations featuring vibrant art and entertainment.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Auction begins at 7:30 p.m. There is a $10 minimum suggested donation at the door.