«1. Green Egg and Ham Take your outdoor cooking to the next level with this package. First, we have a Large Big Green Egg. A Big Green Egg is an ...»
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1. Green Egg and Ham
Take your outdoor cooking to the next level with this package. First, we have
a Large Big Green Egg. A Big Green Egg is an amazingly versatile barbecue and
outdoor cooking product. Grill, bake, smoke or
roast foods to culinary perfection! This size large
BGE comes with shelves, a grill gripper, ash took, a box of fire starters, one bag of charcoal, a plate setter, and a hat!
And finally, to make sure that you have absolutely everything you need to get off on the right foot, we are going to stock your freezer with an entire pig raised humanly and sustainably by Bernie and John Kenyon for Niman Ranch. This means no cages, no hormones, no antibiotics, and 100% vegetarian feed. You will be dining on some of the finest tasting meat in the world!
You even get to pick the cuts.
Thank you, Jim & Sandy Fagan, John & Bernie Kenyon, Jason & Susan O’Brien
2. Vacation at Lake of the Ozarks Enjoy some family time at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri. Treetop Condominiums are located in the Community of Four Seasons at Lake of the Ozarks, just a half-mile from The Lodge of Four Seasons, which is noted for its two 18-hole golf courses, restaurants, and marina. Guests have access to many of the Community of Four Seasons’ amenities. The resort has tennis courts, three seasonal outdoor pools, one indoor pool, two hot tubs,
LIVE AUCTION ITEMSa sauna, basketball court, and a shuffleboard court. Boating and water sports on the lake will fill vacation days with sun and family fun. Bridal Caves, are a magnificent and natural wonderland that are a short thirty-minute drive from the condo. Tim and Barbara Read can also coach you on the fun things to do in the area. The winning bidder will enjoy 7 nights and 8 days in a 2-bedroom condo that sleeps six: June 24-July 1.
Thank you, Tim & Barbara Read
3. Winning Smile Package The winning bidder of this item receives an entire braces package from the world-renowned orthodontist and Saint Cecilia parishioner, Dr. Tom Stark. A great way to invest in the Saint Cecilia Education Endowment Fund and plan ahead for the impending needs of you or your children.
Nothing improves confidence like a winning smile!
Thank you, Dr. Tom & Cindy Stark
4. Cookout with ISU Coaches and Jamie Pollard Are you a fan of Iowa State Athletics? Here’s a rare opportunity to meet ISU’s Head Coaches and their spouses! Bill and Karen Bergan, enthusiastic and dedicated supporters of Saint Cecilia School (did you know that all their children and some of their grandchildren are Saint Cecilia alumni?) will host a fun-filled barbeque for six couples at their beautiful log cabin-style home overlooking their private pond.
Special guests include Iowa State’s Head Coaches and their spouses: Matt and Erica Campbell (Football), Steve and Katie Prohm (Men’s Basketball), Bill and Deb Fennelly (Women’s Basketball), Kevin and Robin Jackson (Olympic Champion and Head Wrestling Coach), Jamie and Ellen Pollard (Athletic Director), and additional Iowa State Head Coaches and their spouses. What a great evening to welcome some of our new coaches and celebrate the many accomplishments of the Iowa State Athletics programs. Go Cyclones!
Thank you, Karen & Bill Bergan
5. Teacher for the Day Your child will feel like a VIP when they get to be “Teacher for the Day”. First your child will have a have a big decision: which teacher will they be? They can choose to be the Music Teacher, PE Teacher, or the Art Teacher. After they decide, they will briefly work with said teacher to create their lesson plan. When the big day
LIVE AUCTION ITEMSarrives, they can sit back, relax, and enjoy a chauffeured ride in a luxury limousine provided by CIT Signature Transportation (isn’t that how all our teachers get to school?!). Upon arriving at school, they will set up their class, head to the staff lounge for a doughnut break, attend the daily morning prayer session, make the morning announcements, and finally head off to teach. After their busy morning, they can bring a friend and report to a “staff meeting” at a local restaurant with Mr. Rowlands, Mrs. V, and their co-teacher, where they will work with the principal to decide on a special reward for their class. The day will end with another limo ride home and priceless memories.
Date determinate on which teacher is chosen.
Thank you, Mr. Rowlands, Saint Cecilia School Teachers, CIT Signature Transportation
7. La Bella Vita (The Good Life)!
Five couples will travel in-style in a luxury limo provided by CIT Signature Transport to the East Village in Des Moines where they will be treated like family as they take a hands-on Italian cooking class at, “Cooking with Alessandra”. Alessandra will instantly make you feel like part of her family as
LIVE AUCTION ITEMSshe shares stories of learning to cook in her hometown, the beautiful city Viterbo in Italia. The winner of the package can work with her to decide on the menu.
(A few of the foods she is currently offering: homemade fettuccine with porcini mushrooms and sausages, gnocchi with tomato and basil, and casatiello, a stuffed Napolitano bread.) Alessandra says it best, “Food brings people together, it makes us happy, it does more than just sustain us—it makes our lives richer.” After this fun class is over, the couples will be chauffeured to Della Viti in Ames where each couple will be given a $50 gift card that can be used to purchase appetizers or the various wines, beers, ports, martinis, or scotches they offer. Event takes place August 6, 2016.
Thank you, CIT Signature Transportation, Craig & Nancy Fink, Ken & Carol Fink, Della Viti
8. Country Birthday Bash for 15 at the Jennings Barn/Shed Your child will love celebrating his/her birthday in this new state-of-the-art machine shed. 15 lucky guests will be entertained with a 2-hour party complete with their choice of basketball, pool table, ping pong, darts and more! There are so many options for a diverse group of children, Mom and Dad won’t need to plan special activities. The Jennings Real Estate Team is also generously offering a $150 cash voucher to decorate and buy food - one less thing for Mom and Dad to worry about! This is sure to be a country bash your child and his/her friends will never forget!
Thank you, The Jennings Real Estate Team/REMAX
10. Party Prep Package Do you have a graduation, First Communion, anniversary or any other special event coming up? Get your house and yard in order with this package which
• 3 Room Deep Clean from Jackson Cleaning Service • 4 hours of handy man service from Bratsch-Prince & Sons
• One rental season and service of a mosquito eliminating machine from Twin Creek Gardens. They will service the machine approximately every 3 weeks from May until October.
• 36 Cupcakes from the Magic Cookie Jar • $100 Gift card to Everts Flowers and Gifts • $100 Hy-Vee gift card • $100 Wal-Mart gift card Thank you, Jackson Cleaning Service, Ray Bratsch-Prince, Twin Creek Gardens, Magic Cookie Jar, Everts Flowers and Gifts, Hy-Vee, and Wal-Mart 11. 4-Star General Drive-A-Tank Yes, you read that correctly. Journey to Kosata, Minnesota (near Mankato) and bring two friends along for this Drive-A-Tank 4-Star General package! Training and classroom time will be had by all three along with transport in a 5-ton military truck. Your companions will take the place of Commander and Loader in the Abbot as you drive. After operating the Abbot you will haul your comrades in an armored personal carrier. In the belly of this beast, you will drive from a combat situation, with all hatches closed and buttoned up. With periscope vision still in your mind, it’s back in the 5-ton to the range. Here you will shoot a Sten machine gun and an M4 carbine in full auto. Oh, and we almost forgot, a tripod floor mount, belt fed, fully automatic,.30 cal, 1919 machine gun. Included in the package is a $500 visa gift card for travel expenses and four vouchers to the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Thank you, Mark Murphy & Theresa Stromberg-Murphy, and the Science Museum of Minnesota
12. Winter Dance Party Weekend at Clear Lake This winter weekend getaway includes accommodations in a family friendly, nine bedroom, five bathroom lake front home for three nights (this home has seven queen beds and ten twin beds!). Enjoy six general admission weekend passes to all events at Clear Lake’s Winter Dance Party- a yearly festival at the legendary Surf Ballroom that celebrates the music and era of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.R.
“The Big Bopper” Richardson. Also included is $200 worth of gift cards to some of Clear Lake’s best local treasures- Starboard Market, Weathered Elements, Lake
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13. Rome VIP Vatican Exploration Grazie a Dio! (Thanks be to God!) This unforgettable trip includes a 5-night stay in the 4-star Hotel Ponte Sisto, a gorgeously renovated palazzo and just steps from Trastevere and Campo de’ Fiori. Your superior double room (one queen bed or two twin beds) includes a daily Italian buffet breakfast for two so you have the energy for a full day of touring beautiful Rome. Hotel Ponte Sisto is located in the heart of Rome on a quiet downtown street, you are within walking distance to the Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Via Giulia and the Trastevere district. A wonderful choice of trattorias (restaurants) awaits you just across the Ponte Sisto in Trastevere.
Marvel at the very best of the Vatican Museums, with a 3-4 hour tour that allows you to skip the lines and provides special access to give you a once-in-a-lifetime look at the most important art and architecture of Vatican City. Admire Michelangelo’s beautiful frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and marvel at his Pieta and the colossal Basilica dome, as your expert English-speaking tour guide provides fascinating commentary and answers your questions about the incredible masterpieces.
Choose from three tour options: Semi-Private Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica Tour; Extended Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Tour with Bramante Staircase and St. Peter’s Basilica; or a VIP Early Breakfast inside the Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica.
Value: Senza Prezzo! (Priceless!)
14. Chicago Bulls Ultimate Fan Package Cheer on the Bulls and Coach Fred Hoiberg with these four premium tickets to a Chicago Bulls 2016/2017 regular season game at the United Center. This ultimate fan package doesn’t end there! Also included are four post game passes that get you access to meet players following the game. And if that’s not enough, the winner of this once in a lifetime experience also receive a
LIVE AUCTION ITEMSsigned basketball from Head Coach Fred Hoiberg, a $300 prepaid Visa card to pay for hotel or other expenses during your stay, a $100 gift card to Chicago’s famous Giordano’s Pizza, and four general admission passes to the Shedd Aquarium. It will be an experience the whole family will enjoy! Note: Date of Bulls game TBD once 2016/2017 schedule is announced.
Thank you, Carol & Fred Hoiberg, The Chicago Bulls, and the Shedd Aquarium
15. VIP Cyclone Fan Package Get the best Iowa State football and basketball experiences this year! This fall watch the Iowa State vs. Baylor football game on Saturday, October 1st, 2016, from the Athletics Department Balcony Suite at Jack Trice Stadium - includes four tickets, one VIP parking pass, free food and soft drinks
- so all you need to worry about is cheering on the Cyclones to a victory. Then, winter 2017, cheer on our Men’s Cyclone basketball team with four lower level tickets, one VIP parking pass and four passes to Johnny’s- a large sports bar-themed gathering area to indulge in free food and a cash bar (game TBD when schedule is released). Once you experience this level of Cyclone spirit, you’ll bleed Cardinal & Gold. Loyal, forever, true!
Thank you, Jamie Pollard, the Iowa State Athletics Department, and the George White Family
16. Mr. Lewin’s 5th Grade - Scandinavian Design Inspired Hope Chest This beautiful piece has been hand painted and stenciled by Mr. Lewin’s fifth grade class. It has cedar planking inside to hold all of your treasures from years past and the years to come. A priceless piece of functional art to keep forever!
Thank you, Sara & Matt Converse, Marsha Dies, Mrs. Teske, and the Saint Cecilia School Fifth Graders
17. Fund-a-Need This item will be unveiled during the Live Auction. You will have the opportunity to support the Saint Cecilia Community by raising your paddle and joining others in support of exciting developments for the Saint Cecilia School and Faith Formation Programs!
Everyone goes home as a supporter of our community!
100% tax deductible. Fund-a-Need is a unique element within the live auction.
You donation will provide necessary funding for immediate needs in the Saint Cecilia School and Faith Formation programs.