Valhalla parents and faculty association
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I would like to welcome you to Valhalla Elementary’s 9th Annual School Auction
and Dinner Fundraiser, “The Valhalla Derby!”
Opening Letter 6 This committee has been planning this event since last August. It has always been
the goal of the Auction Committee to try and provide Valhalla with financial
support. It is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The hope is to help ease the
Auction Committee 7 effects of the many budget cuts our school has faced, in order to preserve all the
wonderful programs and resources our children have here at Valhalla. With the
Class Project Coordinators 9 dedication of many individuals, countless volunteer hours and the generous
donations from not only businesses but also the families and friends of Valhalla,
the committee has been able to set in motion all the pieces in order to meet their
goal of raising $40,000 for our school!
Evening Events 14 I would like to thank the Co-Chairs, Iris Tessler and Patti Glafkides and the
entire Auction Committee. All of their names are listed on the next page. Please
Games 16 take time to tell them thank you for all their hard work. Without their dedication
and endless effort this event would not be possible. I am very grateful for the
General Information and Disclosures 18 hard work they have put into making this evening a success, and I cannot thank
them enough. I appreciate all of their seemingly endless time, energy and
Auction Rules 20 dedication to this fundraiser! I also want to thank the Contra Costa Country
Club and their banquet manager, Chris Balough and his staff, for making this
My Wish List 22 event possible. I also want to thank Jeff Kasper for providing us his expertise as
our Auctioneer and last but certainly not least, a big thank you to our very own
Dad’s Band, FOG5, for donating their talents and providing us with awesome
100 — A little of this, a little of that 23 music! It has been a pleasure and honor to work with all of you.
200 — Just For Kids! 26 I would also like to thank all the businesses and families who supported Valhalla
with donations of goods and services. It has been an amazing experience to see
300 — Summer Sanity 30 the generosity of the families of Valhalla and to feel the support of the business
community around us. Without the generosity of all the donations this auction
400 — Lucky Lady 34 would not be possible, I cannot thank you all enough. As you browse through
this program take note of the businesses who took the time to support Valhalla. I
ask that, in gratitude, you patronize these businesses and let them know you
500 — Man Cave 36 appreciate their support of Valhalla.
600 — Romantic Rendezvous 38 Finally I would like to thank you, our guests, for coming to the auction. The
committee has planned an evening with delicious food, exciting auction items
700 — Wine And Dine 41 and lots of fun. So relax and enjoy the evening.
1000 — Live Auction 43 Sincerely,
Marji Calbeck, Principal
Auction Catalog Check In Principal Class Projects
Lisa Mascaro Elizabeth Alvarado Mrs Marji Calbeck Kristen Balough
Nancy Stuart Teri Norbye Julianna Freed
Melinda Vanderveen Cathy Oshima Annsley Hiles
Catalog Design and Layout Check Out
Donations Chair Ashleen & Carl Jensen
Nancy Stuart Judy Jung
Lisa Mascaro Laura Hattich
Decorations Autumn Green Donations Committee
Patty Glafkides Val Loe iPad2 Raffle Fundraiser
Amber Wild Debbie Mitchell
Live Boards Dorothy Weisenberger
Kristen Balough Toni DeAlba
Ad Sales / Sponsorships Julianna Freed
Lisa Mascaro Volunteer Swap Dorothy Weisenberger SignUp Parties
Dessert Auction Michelle Strand Ashleen & Carl Jensen Shareena Fowler
Kristen Balough Hidden Valley Elementary Jen Vanya Elizabeth Alvarado
Accounting / Finance / Laura & Mike Primus
Budget / Expenses Website / Publicity / Christine Rosa
Shareena Fowler Facebook Group Online Auction Laura Hattich
Karen Hines Iris Tessler Tim Stuart
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A THANK YOU
Aerospace Museum of California Shakespeare Theatre
Kindergarten California California State
Mrs. Hodes Laura Primus/Annsley Hiles Alameda County Fair Railroad Museum
Mrs. McKinley Tiffiny Barraco Association Cartoon Art Museum
Mrs. Motta Jessica Budgin Alpha Omega Winery Casey & Michelle Strand
AMC Entertainment Cave and Mine Adventures
First Grade American Swim Academy Celia's
Mrs. Gayrard Erin Hitchcock/ Julianna Freed Andrea's Musical Adventures Charles Schulz Museum
Mrs. Rosner Kristen Balough/Amber Wild Antioch Water Park Children's Creativity Museum
Aquarium of the Bay Children's Fairyland
Second Grade Asian Art Museum Chipotle Mexican Grill
Mrs. Megley Lisa Mascaro/ Shareena Fowler Aspen Med Spa Chow Restaurant
Mrs. Richards Tiffiny Barraco Au Pair International Churchill Downs
Mrs. Salem Katherine Young/ Patty Glafkides Beach Blanket Babylon Circle Bar B Guest Ranch
Bella Oaks Stables City Sightseeing
Third Grade Berkeley City Club Club Ed International
Mrs. Criner Toni de Alba/ Shareena Fowler Berkeley Hat Company Surf School
Mrs. Roberts Sharon Carle Berkeley Repertory Theater Coach Matt Lisle
Mrs. Sniteslaar Elizabeth Alvarado/ Kristen Phillips/ Berkeley West Edge Opera Coco Swirl
Nichole Salita Big 5 Sporting Goods Contemporary Jewish Museum
Fourth Grade Blackhawk Museum Contra Costa Country Club
Mrs. Burris Jenny Li Blue and Gold Fleet Country Waffles
Mrs. Gibney Siobhan Osborne/Tiffany Preston BMW & MINI of Concord Crown & Crumpet Tea Salon
Mr. Turney Maria Briggs Boomers Livermore Cynthia Hodes
Mrs. Evans Lynn McKenna Bo's BBQ Dallimonti's Restaurant
Brian Leonard D'Ann's Academy of Dance
Fifth Grade Brushstrokes Studios, Inc. Diablo Lanes
Mrs. Goldsmith Becky Heinlein Buena Vista Swim Club Diablo Rock Gym
Mrs. Hewgley Tiz Woo/ Tracey Russell McKenzie Buttercup Grill and Bar Diahnn Goldsmith
Mrs. Lucich Kristen Thorsen Byington Vineyard & Winery Diane Fortner - Cookie Lee
California Academy of Sciences Jewelry Consultant
California Adventure Camps Disneyland Resort
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing California Canoe & Kayak Dr. Jennifer Martin
is going to get better. It’s not. - Dr. Seuss. California Museum Edgewater Resort & RV Park
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TO OUR DONORS A THANK YOU
Jack's Restaurant & Bar Pete's Brass Rail & Car Wash
Ed's Mudville Grill Morgan Karadi
Jackson Rancheria PHBA
Emerald Hills Golf Course Mr. & Mrs. Andy & Anna Lee
Jasmine Perry Pier 39 Limited Partnership
Eric & Sharon Carle Mr. & Mrs. Michael &
Jen Vanya Pleasant Hill Martinez Soccer
Evan & Lynn Skolnick Pauline Motta
Jennifer & Donald Hedrick Association
Evelyn Smith Mr. Andy Guiliano
Jim & Patty Glafkides Powell's Sweet Shop
Exploratorium Mr. Bob Turney
Jose Delatorre Q-Zar
Fabian & Shareena Fowler Mr. Ken Ruiz
Julianna Freed & Mason Rainforest Café
Fern & Chris Thomas Mr. Kevin Beadles
Freed Renaissance Club Sport
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco Mrs Carol Gibney
Kepler's Golf Repair Richard & Tiffiny Barraco
Five Guys Burgers & Fries Mrs Lucich
La Mediterranee - Berkeley Ripley's Believe It or
For Your Eyes Only Mrs. Barbara Rosner
Lake Chabot Golf Club Not Museum
Forest Hills Aquatic Pool Mrs. Brittany Field
Laura & Mike Primus Roaring Camp Railroads
Forest Hills Swim Team Mrs. Diane Criner
Laura Cottril Photography Ross Stores
Franklin Canyon Golf Course Mrs. Ginger Megley
Lawrence Hall of Science Roughing It Day Camp
FunFlicks Mrs. Kati Snitselaar
Ledson Winery & Vineyard Rubio's
Gallery of Jewels Mrs. McKinley
Liberty Gymnastics Rusty Nails Handyman Service
Gary Brown Mrs. Richards
Lifetouch San Francisco Giants
Golden Gate Charters Mrs. Snitselaar
Lindsay Wildlife Museum San Francisco Museum of
Golden Gate Fields Ms Arditti
Lisa & Matt Mascaro Modern Art
Gordon Beirsch Brewery Ms Elizabeth Burris
Mancini Sleep World San Jose Museum of
Great America Ms Sandy Evans
Marji & Don Calbeck Modern Art
GREAT CLIPS Ms. Gayrard
Marlo Taylor San Jose Saber Cats
Gymboree Corporation Ms. Young
Master Bill Jones Tae Kwon Sarah's Science
Habitot Children's Museum Niles Canyon Railway Pacific
Do Academy Scandia Family Center
Happy Hollow Locomotive Association
Mat & Laura Hattich Sew Now!
Hearst Castle Noah's Bagles
Heibel Ranch Vineyards Oakland A's Community Fund
& Katherine Young Silver Oak Cellars
Heller Jewelers Oakland Zoo
Melinda Vanderveen Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Hercules Dental Care Office Depot
& Robert Bawolski Sky High Sports
Hiller Aviation Museum Old Faithful Geyser
Miss Salem St. George Spirits
iFly San Francisco Bay Pacific Coast Brewing Co
Mission San Juan Steph's Room
Imagine That Photography Pacific Pinball Museum
Capistrano Stony Ridge Winery &
Infineon Raceway Palace Hotel
Monterey Bay Sailing Crooked Vine Winery
In-N-Out Burger Pet Food Express
Iris & Mike Tessler
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TO OUR DONORS EVENING EVENTS
Studio A Thomas A. Gonda, Jr., MD
Studio Grow Tiffany & Co.
Sunrise Bistro and Bakery Tiny Tees by Iris
Super Station Car Wash Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Tammie Parnell United Professional Fire Contra Costa Country Club
The Bar Method Fighters of Contra
The Families of Costa County
6:00pm – 7:30pm ARRIVAL
Miss Salem's Class V. Sattui Winery
SILENT AUCTION ~ GAMES ~ COCKTAILS ~ APPETIZERS
The Families of VPFA
Mrs. Criner's Class Walnut Creek Sports Silent Auction
The Families of & Fitness 6:00pm - Check In Opens and Bidding Begins
Mrs. Gibney's Class Westin San Francisco 7:10pm - First section of Silent Auction closes
The Families of Market Street 7:20pm - Second section of Silent Auction closes
Mrs. Hewgley's Class Wine Thieves 7:30pm - Third section of Silent Auction closes
The Families of Yerba Buena Ice Skating &
Mrs. Lucich's Class Bowling Center
The Families of YMCA Irvin Deuscher Games
Mrs. McKinley's Class Yogurtland Horse Race Betting - $10 per bet / 3 for $25
The Families of Pony Prize Wheel - $10 per spin / 3 for $25
Mrs. Megley's class Horseshoe Wine Toss - $5 for 3 rings
The Families of A very special thank you! Tiffany & Co. Mystery Gift Raffle - $5 per ticket
Mrs. Richards Class
The Families of No-Host Bar
Mrs. Snitselaar's Class
Drink Tickets - $6.50 each / 4 for $24
The Families of Mrs. Calbeck, because we Beer, Wine, Well Mixed Drinks = 1 ticket
Ms. Burris's Class Premium Brand Mixed Drinks = 2 tickets
can’t thank you enough for
The Families of Complimentary Sodas and Appetizers
Ms. Gayrard's Class all you do to make Valhalla
The Golden Skate Elementary such a fabulous
The Marine Mammal Center community and an
The Storyteller amazing school!
The Tech Museum
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IT’S OFF TO THE
Horseshoe Wine Toss- $5 for 3 rings
Try your hand and toss a few you might walk away
Contra Costa Country Club with a bottle... or two!
7:30pm - 9:00pm DINNER
HORSE RACE ~ RAFFLE ~ AWARDS ~ DESSERT AUCTION
Horse Race Betting - $10 per bet/3 bets for $25
Step right up and place your bet! Pick your horse to win, place or
7:30pm - Salads pre-set on tables show. The race will begin during dinner so be sure to grab a seat
7:40pm - Horse Race and watch to see if your horse is first to cross the finish. There will
7:50pm - Entrees Served 12 winners total (4 win, 4 place & 4 show).
8:20pm - LIVE Dessert Auction
8:45pm - Tiffany & Co. Raffle
8:55pm - Best Hat Award
9:00pm - Dessert and Coffee Served Pony Prize Wheel $10 per spin/ 3 spins for $25
Try your luck at the wheel! We guarantee that
every spin is a win.
9:00pm - 10:00pm Prizes valued up to $120.00.
LIVE AUCTION ~ FUND-A-NEED
Tiffany & Co. Mystery Raffle - $5 a Ticket
10:00pm – 12:00am Can you imagine winning a little blue box with a $275 Tiffany &
LIVE MUSIC ~ DANCING ~ CHECK-OUT Co. gift inside? How exciting to open that coveted box in front of
10:00pm - Check-Out Opens the entire audience at The Valhalla Derby! You’ll be the envy of all
10:00pm - Live Music from FOG 5 your friends. Buy a raffle ticket at only $5 to have a chance at
11:30pm - Check-Out Closes winning an exquisite prize from a world premiere jeweler
12:00am - Event Ends —Tiffany & Co.
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live-in General Information and
1. On the back of your program, there will be a print-
ed number. This is your bidder number which will
be used throughout the evening for the live and
silent auctions, raffle tickets (limited time only) and
check out process. There will be one number per
2. All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds possi-
3. All items are sold “as is”.
4. Please make arrangements with donor or contact
person for all services or lodging. Please make
careful note of specific conditions such as: time
limits, availability and black out periods. All ser-
vices will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable
5. Please call restaurants for reservations. Tax, gratui-
ty or alcoholic beverages are not included unless
otherwise stated on the donor form or gift certifi-
cate. There is no cash value to the certificates.
6. All values listed are estimates only unless the value
was set by the donor. If no value is listed the
auction committee was unable to determine a rea-
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General Information and AUCTION RULES
Disclosures SILENT AUCTION
7. The auction committee reserves the right to remove items The silent auction begins at 6:00 pm and categories will start
from the published catalog or otherwise alter the content to close on a staggered basis starting at 7:20 pm. Once
or placement of the item. closed, no further bids will be accepted.
The highest bid at closing time is the winning bid.
8. In no way does the auction committee make any guarantees
on items as to the authenticity, quality or value.
9. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility
of your purchase and/or donations.
All certificates expire within 1 year unless otherwise stated. 1. The bid sheets will have a space for you to fill in your
bidder number with the bid increments already filled in.
The starting bid will be filled in the first space and
increasing down the sheet in proper bid increments
The forms of payment that will amounts. The bidder must legibly write his or her number
on the line with the bid amount you wish to make.
be accepted during the auction
2. Winning bids will be posted by the tables.
3. Any disputes will be settled by the designated Auction
Cash and Checks Officials.
4. Be ready and on your toes! A silent item can go
(made payable to VPFA). “Live” at any time at the discretion of the Auction
Raffle tickets, drink tickets and game plays
will all be charged to your bid
number throughout the evening which will then be totaled at the
end of the night and due upon check out.
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My Wish List
Item # Description Bid Close
To enter a bid, raise your bidder number toward the
Auctioneer. A bid is recognized only when formally
acknowledged and called by the Auctioneer.
1. The highest bidder acknowledged by the Auctioneer
shall be the purchaser.
2. With the word “SOLD” from the auctioneer, the title to
the item passes to the highest bidder.
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A little of this, a little of that A little of this, a little of that
103. Mrs. Richard's
Class Project Give your home a fresh new look. This bucket
100. Crazy For This is a great coffee table book companion to - Spruce Up That includes all you need to paint and prep any room
Cars the Disney Pixar movie Cars. The book Room In No Time such as a 5 piece painting kit (2 rollers, frame, and
describes the multi-year process of making the tray), a mini roller brush kit and tray rollers, a roll
Value: Priceless Value: $318 of brown paper, a roll 1 ½ painter blue tape, 1 roll
movie, including the consultants and writers
whose expertise ensured the movie’s sure tape, a paper machine used to prep, a caulking
donor: Donor: The Families gun with 2 tubes of caulk, 2 pair of rubber gloves,
Morgan Karadi authenticity and appeal to children and adults of Mrs. Richards 1x2 and 2x4 roller poles, pad edgers, 5 Purdy
alike. Class, Rusty Nails brushes in various sizes, a putty knife, 2 brushes,
Handyman Service and a wire brush. Of course to assist with any other
repairs you may have we have included 1 hour of
help from Rusty Nails Handyman Service.
101. Who's Hungry?
Become the ultimate gourmet with this Bella
Value: $40 Cucina Panini Grill. This is a quick, easy, and
104. Your To Do
healthy solution to making great tasting meals
List Never Looked
and tasty treats in minutes. This beautiful, handmade one-of-a-kind magnet
Donor: Jen Vanya So Good
board if the perfect piece for any home. Great in
Value: $40 an office, bedroom, or even a kitchen, it is the
perfect place for notes, to do lists, and photos.
102. A Goldsmith
This beautifully framed 16" x 20" oil painting of
the San Antonio Riverwalk was created by Have a great remaining school year with a child's
Value: $250 105. A Little VPFA
Valhalla's very own Mrs. Diahnn Goldsmith. Pride size short sleeve T-shirt, water bottle, and license
Words cannot describe this work of art – it is plate frame. Also included are a $10 gift certificate
absolutely stunning and will be a lovely addition for our 2012 used book fair, and a gift certificate
Goldsmith to any home. Value: $70 for two ice-cream sundaes during our Valhalla
Open House Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, May
23rd, 2012. Then kick off next year with access to
Donor: VPFA the front of line during the 2012-2013 All-In-One
registration and for your child photos. No more
15 % hurry up to wait, just show this certificate and you
will be next.
! Restrictions: Used Book Fair - Certificate must be
presented at time of use.
Ice Cream for Two - Gift certificate must be presented
at time of use. Valid only on May 23rd, 2012.
Move to the Front of Line - Certificate must be
presented at time of use. Valid for 2012-2013 School
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A little of this, a little of that Just For Kids!
This is a fantastic opportunity. The Bella Oaks
106. Fit for Two Get fit together with this one month membership 200. Getty Up! Stables 4 week Apprenticeship program, the Bella
for two people, plus two fitness assessments at the
Walnut Creek Sports & Fitness Center.
Value: $400 Restrictions: Must be 18 years or older, must show Value: $135
Saddle Club, is a character shaping program that
photo ID with proof of local residency. Not valid
stands for the best sportsmanship and the best
Donor: Walnut Donor: Bella Oaks horsemanship. As a group, participants learn
Creek Sports & Stables good temper, good manners, and especially the joy
WCSFC members. No cash value.
Fitness of the horse. They also learn to treat their horse as
a partner. Bella Oaks Saddle Club fosters superb
equestrians and lifelong friendships. The weekly
lessons focus on a variety of horse related topics
107. At Home for Item and issues. As an added bonus, specialists often
Any Home Included with this 2 gallon Beehive Glassware drop by to share their expertise. This program gives
beverage dispenser is a $40 gift certificate to be used Value our apprentices the true sense of horse ownership
Value: $90 for any At Home America product of your choice. without the expense. The students in this program
Donor really enjoy the time they spend with the horses, the
Donor: Lisa & Matt instructors, and each other. Top instructors train
Mascaro apprentices in equestrian care, including bathing,
clipping, care of the horses, feed, tack, grooming,
taking up the horse, haltering properly, ground
work, cleaning, polo and other wraps, proper
helmet fitting. Perhaps most importantly, they
108. May The Force Unleash the power of the force with this XBOX learn how to care for the horses to ensure their
Be With You 360 Star Wars The Force Unleashed game. But needs are met. Classes are on Saturday. Saddle
wait there’s more, this game is actually signed by its Club: Ages 10-17. Mini Saddle Club: Ages 6-9.
Value: Priceless creators from Lucas Arts. Restrictions: Expires May 15th, 2012. The 4 weeks
must be used consecutively. Leather boots must be
Donor: Evan & Lynn Restrictions: Rated “T” for Teen. Game is brand new, worn.
Skolnick but protective wrapping ahs been removed in order to
201. Hey Batter, Do you know a child who LOVES baseball? Then
Batter this is the perfect gift for him or her! This priceless
package entitles one child between the ages of 6
and 13 to be the Honorary Bat Boy/Girl at a 2012
Value: Priceless CPHS Varsity Baseball Home Game. The winner
will have an opportunity to meet the CPHS
“Nobody can do everything, but Donor: Coach Matt baseball players before the game, as well as help
everybody can do something.” Lisle the CPHS coach set up some equipment for the
Author Unknown game. As Honorary Bat Boy/Girl, your child will
also be recognized on the field during the pre-
game ceremony and get a CPHS Baseball T-shirt
to wear during the game.
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Just For Kids! Just For Kids!
202. Bucket of 206. Time to Dance
Books Everyone will find a favorite new book in this
bucket full of great new titles for kids of all ages. D'Ann's Academy of Dance is offering one dance
Value: $100 The bucket includes everything from Froggy Goes Value: $60 class per week for four weeks.
to Hawaii, Glory Be, The Maze Runner to The
Donor: Lisa & Matt Grimm Legacy. Also included is a variety of snacks Donor: D'Ann's
Mascaro and treats to enjoy while turning those pages. Academy of Dance
203. Chopsticks to
Mozart Andrea's Musical Adventures is offering 4
Rhythmic Piano and Me group lessons for one
Value: $60 child ages 5-8 year old.
204. Coming Soon
to a Theater We have a Disney/Pixar Brave (scheduled to
Near You release in June 2012) autographed original double
sided 27"x 40" poster. Brave is about a girl named
Value: Priceless Merida, a skilled archer and the impetuous
daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor, who is 207. A Great Way
Donor: Morgan determined to carve her own path in life. to Spend Your
Karadi Sunday Grab the kids and enjoy a fun ride on the Niles
Canyon Railway on any regular Sunday. After the
Value: $115 train, enjoy tasty family meal at Rubio's Fresh
Mexican Grill with this $50 gift certificate.
205. Pop a Squat Restrictions: Niles Canyon Railway -
This is one very cool basketball bean bag. Canyon Railway Expires October 2012.
Value: $70 Extremely durable and will look great in any kid’s Pacific Locomotive Valid Sunday's only and not valid on
Association, special event days
Donor: Mancini Rubio's
such as Train of Lights in December, Wine Tasting
Sleep World Train in August or Special Steamfests.
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Just For Kids! Summer Sanity
They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made
them feel.-- Anonymous 300. Keep Away the
Summertime Blues This package will help keep away those summertime
208. Become a blues with something to do every week, plus a few
Master This will entitle your child to one month of Value: $306 tasty treats along the way. Included are 4 attraction
training at Master Bill Jones Tae Kwon Do tickets to Boomers in Livermore. Each coupon is
Value: $50 Academy. Your child can attend any available good for 1 free attraction of your choice, one time
programs at the school. (choose between Mini-Golf, Go-Karts, Lazer Tag, or
Donor: Master Bill Livermore,
Lawrence Hall of Bumper Boats). There is also admission for 5 to
Restrictions: No cash value. Science, Old The Golden Skate roller skating rink, a family
Faithful Geyser, admission for two adults and 2 children to the
Pacific Pinball Pacific Pinball Museum, a Lawrence Hall of Science
209. Flip for It Museum, Powell's family pass, a one hour pass to Sky High Sports, 4
This gift certificate is good for a Liberty
Sweet Shop, miniature golf passes at Scandia, a family admission
Value: $80 Gymnastics pre-school recreation gymnastics class. Scandia Family pass (2 adults, 3 children) to the Old Faithful
Choose from a 4 week class (1 hour class, 1 day a Center, Sky High Geyser located in Calistoga CA, a $5 Gift
Donor: Liberty week) a 6 week class (45 minutes class, 1 day a Sports, The Golden Certificate to Powell's Sweet Shoppe and a $5 gift
Gymnastics week) or an 8 week class (30 minute class, 1 day Skate, Yogurtland card to Yogurtland in Pleasant Hill.
Restrictions: Boomers Livermore -Due to the new card
Restrictions: No cash value
system at Boomers!, there may be a fee of $1.00 per
person for the card activation for the attraction of your
choice. Not valid for group or birthday packages.
Roughing It Day Camp is proud to donate a $325 Golden Skate – Expires March 10th, 2013. Not valid
210. Roughing It
gift certificate (applied against full tuition cost of for private or special sessions, such as school skate
Value: $325 $650) to be used towards a 1-week session of nights. May not be used with any other offer. Not valid
Outdoor Explorers, grades 1st to 6th. Campers for the Snack bar, merchandise or birthday parties.
spend every day at the Lafayette Reservoir learning Please bring letter with certificate.
Donor: Roughing It outdoor skills and exploring the natural world. Pacific Pinball Museum - Gift certificate must be
Day Camp Activities include: fishing, boating, hiking, presented upon use. Not replaced if lost or stole. No
wilderness living skills, outdoor cooking, crafts, and expiration date. No cash value. Not valid on New
sports. There are also daily group activities and 13 Years Eve.
activity choice periods per week. Free central Lawrence Hall of Science -Excludes additional
programming fees for the Planetarium or special
transportation included and free extended care
Sky High Sports - Monday – Thursday only.
Restrictions: Valid for summer 2012 sessions only. Must
register and submit certificate by June 1st, 2012.Program
enrollment is subject to availability; enroll early to reserve
your spot. Non-refundable, non-resalable, non-transferrable &
"I continue to believe that if children are given the
non-redeemable for cash or credit. Can’t be used towards necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their
Hello Horse Camp sessions. Note that you will be responsible wildest dreams!"
for the remaining camp tuition balance.
-David Vitter, U.S. senator
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Summer Sanity Summer Sanity
301. An Extreme Cave and Mine Adventures is providing a walking 304. The Ultimate
Underground tour family pass for 2 adults, 3 children at the Cal Game of Tag Grab the kids and have a blast with these 4 Game
Adventure Cavern located 15 minutes off of Highway 49 out Passes to Q-Zar Laser Tag in Concord
of San Andreas, CA. This tour will take you Value: $32
Value: $62 through the cavern trails bordering the Cave City Restrictions:
valley which leads to the cavern entrance. Once Donor: Q-Zar
inside you will travel on lighted trail through seven Expires July 28th,2012
Donor: Cave and rooms that connect by passageways of all sizes and
Mine Adventures shapes, viewing beautiful formations as you learn
about the unique history of the cavern and the
surrounding area of historic Cave City that was
around the cavern.
305. Who knew Spend the day checking out all that the California
Science was so Academy of Sciences has to offer with these 4 guest
This bowling package at Diablo Lanes includes 1 much fun! passes. Be sure not to miss the Penguin feedings
lane for up to six guests for 2 hours of free bowling, and the coral reef divers – a unique exhibition.
shoes included. Value: $119.80 There are also two newly opened areas: Animal
Value: $60 Attraction and the new Aquarium Gallery.
Restrictions: Must contact events coordinator to Donor: California Restrictions:
Donor: Diablo reserve lane and mention certificate included. Academy of Expires March 31st, 2013. No cash value. Non
Lanes Certificate is for Sunday through Saturday
Sciences replaceable is lost or stolen.
between 6 - 9 only. Expires June 2012
306. It Is Fun to
The family will enjoy a fabulous day out on the The whole family will enjoy this 3 month family
303. A Day at the Hang at the YMCA
wharf with this Pier 39 Family Fun Pack that membership to the Pleasant Hill Irvin Deutscher
includes 4 passes to the Blue & Gold Fleet Bay YMCA. Included in this membership are:
Cruise or Rocket Boat Ride Tickets, 4 Carousel Value: $389 · Dozens of group exercise classes for all fitness
Value: $263.98 Ride Tickets, 4 Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze levels.
Tickets, 4 Aquarium of the Bay Tickets and a 2 · Exercise, educational and group interest programs
hour validation for Pier 39 Parking Garage. Also Donor: YMCA Irvin for the whole family.
Donor(s): Pier 39 included are two complimentary tickets for full Deuscher · Free onsite Child watch while you exercise
Limited admission to Ripley's BION & Odditorium, (available to all Family Membership types).
Partnership, Ripley's Candy & Toy Factory & Ripley's marvelous · New, state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment.
Rainforest Café, Mirror Maze, all located on Fisherman's Wharf · Indoor and Outdoor heated swimming pools.
Ripley's Believe It · Member rates for additional programs such as
which is in walking distance from Pier 39. We
or Not Museum swim lessons, youth programs and child care.
also tossed in a couple Rainforest Cafe $10
Restrictions: Expires March 31st, 2013. If winner
Restrictions: Ripley's Believe It or Not -
decides to continue the membership after the free 3
Expires March 2013 month period the then required join fee of $125
Rainforest Cafe - One certificate per table. will be waived for the future membership. Valid at
only Pleasant Hill location. New members only.
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Summer Sanity Lucky Lady
307. Dive on In! 400. Nice Hair
Stay cool this summer while having a blast hanging Cute gift basket from Great Clips with tons of
out at the Buena Vista Swim Club in Pleasant Hill. goodies for your hair from Matrix, including hair
Value: $100 This gift certificate gives you an entire month of Value: $100 spray, shampoo, conditioner and more!
summer fun. You choose either June, July or
Donor: Buena Vista Donor: Great Clips
Swim Club Restrictions: Expires August 31st, 2012.
New Members Only
401. Truly Unique
Message Board Handcrafted dry/erase message board using a
If someone is going down the wrong vintage window. This adorable one-of-a-kind piece
road, he doesn’t need motivation to Value: $60 would be a charming addition to any porch,
speed him up. What he needs is kitchen or entry way. It can to used to write dinner
Donor: Sharon menu, welcome a change in season, or congratulate
education to turn him around. Carle a family member. Burlap background adds an
-Jim Rohn earthy touch of elegance.
402. You Deserve
308. Great Times at Create the perfect ensemble with a beautiful piece
Great America This includes 2 - one day passes to Great America. of jewelry from the Gallery of Jewels with this $100
gift certificate. With three locations in San
Restrictions: Valid during the 2012 or 2013 season. Value: $125 Francisco to choose from, the Gallery of Jewels is
Value: $111.98 Not valid July 1-4 or for special ticketed events. dedicated to creating and managing a specialized
Tickets must be redeemed prior to the last public retail jewelry marketplace that sells handcrafted
operating day of the 2013 season. Not replaced if Donor(s): Gallery limited edition jewelry by Bay Area, regional and
Donor: Great lost or stolen. Excludes pay events/concerts and pay of Jewels, Melinda international designers. Once you have your one of
America -ride attractions. Good at Santa Clara, CA park VanderVeen & a kind jewelry, you’ll need a great outfit, so we have
only. Not redeemable for cash. Robert Bawolski, added a $25 Macy's gift card. Also included is a
Matt & Lisa $10 gift card for Starbucks for you to treat yourself
Mascaro to a relaxing beverage. All of these fantastic gift
cards come attached to a decorative metal framed
bird cage which can be used to display notes,
photos, postcards etc.
Restrictions: Gallery of Jewels – Expires March
31st, 2013. Can't be replaced if lost or stolen.
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Lucky Lady Man Cave
403. Where’s The 500. Hit the Links!
Fire?! You and seven friends will enjoy a fabulous dinner Get ready to hit the green with this golf club fitting
made just for you by some of Contra Costa session at Kepler's Golf in Walnut Creek. Then
Value: Priceless County's finest fire fighters. Dinner will be Value: $190 grab your clubs and head to Lake Chabot Golf
provided at a Local 1230 Firehouse. Club for a complimentary round of golf for four
Donors: United players with carts.
Professional Restrictions: Adults only. Expires March 31, Donor(s): Kepler's
Firefighters of 2013 Date, Time and Firehouse location TBD and Golf Repair, Lake Restrictions: Kepler's Golf Fitting Session -Expires
Contra Costa agreed upon by the donor. Chabot Golf Club December 12th, 2013
Lake Chabot Golf Course - Valid Monday through
Friday. Not valid on weekends, holidays or for
404. A Little tournament events. Advance reservations required.
*Sparkle* This basket includes jewelry for every occasion No cash value and Expires December 31st, 2012
from Cookie Lee. For starters a $25 gift certificate
Value: $100 so you can pick out that perfect piece then a
Sea Star Necklace, green sparkle silver hoop
Donor: Diane earrings and a genuine crystal bib necklace. 501. Fore!
Fortner Call up the guys and grab the clubs and enjoy this
round for 4 at the Franklin Canyon Golf Course.
Value: $210 This Course, located just off Highway 4 in
Hercules, provides an outstanding test of golf for all
skill levels. Also included to help improve your
Donor(s): Franklin game is a fitting session at Kepler's Golf in Walnut
Canyon Golf Creek.
Golf Repair Restrictions: Franklin Canyon Golf for Four Players
- Valid Monday - Thursday. Expires June 30th,
2012. Not valid on Fridays, weekends and holidays
or course declared holidays and cannot be used w/
tournament or league play. Please call in advance to
confirm those dates. Donation letter must be
presented at time of use.
Kepler's Golf - Expires December 12th, 2013
502. The Race is On Infineon Raceway has provided two general
admission tickets to Saturday of the Sonoma,
Historic Motorsports Festival on June 2nd, 2012.
Value: $80 Restrictions: Winner needs to submit information
on certificate provided by the May 1st, 2012
deadline to receive tickets. Tickets mailed 2-4 weeks
Donor: Infineon prior to the event. No extensions, replacements or
substitutions. Race date subject to change, check
www.infineonraceway.com for updates.
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Man Cave Romantic Rendezvous
504. Go Niners 600. The Show Must
Here is your chance to see the division champs kick Enjoy two tickets to The Berkeley Repertory
off the 2012 season. This includes 4 tickets to the Theatre for one of the following performances:
Value: $240 first pre-season SF 49er home game. The seats are Tuesday at
located in Upper Box, Section 17 Row C. Value: $131 8:00 PM, Wednesday at 7:00 PM, Thursday at
either 2:00 PM or 8:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM,
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Restrictions: Date to be determined once team or Sunday at 7:00 PM. Before your show enjoy a
Andy & Anna Lee schedule is posted. Tickets will need to be picked Donor: Berkeley fantastic brunch or lunch at the La Mediterranne
up from donor once they are received. Repertory Theatre, in Berkeley with this $25 gift certificate.
Not redeemable for cash. La Mediterranee -
Berkeley Restrictions: La Mediterranee Berkeley - Lunch or
brunch only. Berkeley location only.
505. Play Ball! Berkeley Repertory Theatre Tickets -Voucher not
Included are 2 Plaza outfield vouchers to any valid for opening nights, Friday or Saturday evening
Oakland A's 2012 regular season home game. performances, or Sunday matinee performances.
Value: $50 Limits and restrictions do apply. Vouchers may not
Restrictions: To receive vouchers, winner must be available for all performances, or for special
complete included form and mail between March events. Voucher not valid for In Paris or Emotional
Donor: Oakland A's 2012 and May 2012. Creature. - Expires July 2012. - Children under 7
are not permitted in the theater.
506. Are you Ready
for Some Football? …Arena football that is! Catch a San Jose SaberCats
game at the HP Pavilion with these four end zone
non-club tickets good for one regular season home
Value: $58 game during the 2012 season.
Donor: San Jose Restrictions: Tickets cannot be upgraded, refunded
Saber Cats or exchanged. Certificate must be completed and
mailed into the Sabercats to receive tickets.
507. Play Where
You Are This includes one round of golf for four with golf
carts on the fantastic private course at the Contra
Costa Country Club.
Restrictions: Valid only Tuesday- Thursday after
Donor: Contra 11:00am. Expired 2/13 For every home loan that I close, re inance or
purchase, for a Valhalla Family; Wells Fargo will
give $300 dollars to Valhalla Elementary School.
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Romantic Rendezvous Romantic Rendezvous
601. A Night at the Enjoy a fabulous night in the City with this 604. A Weekend
Drake and a Show Night Away Enjoy a weekend night stay at the Renaissance
complimentary one-night stay at the one of a kind Club Sport Hotel in Walnut Creek. You will
Italian Renaissance styled Sir Francis Drake Hotel. delight in an evening of feeling pampered, peaceful
Located in the heart of Union Square, and Value: $194 and oh-so comfortable during your stay. Then enjoy
surrounded by culture, amazing restaurants and dinner for two at the Bistro (Sunrise Bistro that is)
fabulous shops, this will truly be a night to in downtown Walnut Creek.
remember. Also included are two tickets (rear
Donor: Beach cabaret or rear balcony) to see Beach Blanket Donor: Restrictions: Sunrise Bistro - $25 Value. Valid after
Blanket Babylon, Babylon, which is the longest running musical Renaissance Club 5:00 PM. Expires March 10th, 2013. Tax and tip
Sir Francis Drake revue in theater history. A zany musical spoof of Sport, Sunrise not included, cannot be combined with other
Hotel pop culture with extravagant costumes and Bistro and Bakery
offers. Not redeemable for alcoholic beverages.
outrageously huge hats, it is uniquely SF. Renaissance Club Sport -
Expires September 30th, 2012
Sir Francis Drake Hotel - Excludes blackout dates
and holidays. May not be combined w/other 605. All the Enjoy two tickets to the California Shakespeare
promotions. World's A Stage Theater. Cal Shakes' home, the magnificent
Beach Blanket Babylon - To be used for Bruns Amphitheater, is one of the most beautiful
performances at any of these times: Wednesday or and unique settings imaginable to experience live
Thursday at 8:00 PM; Friday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at Value: $86 theater. Located in the Siesta Valley, the plays are
2:00 PM or 5:00 PM. Unless attending the Sunday set against a beautiful backdrop of rolling East Bay
performances, everyone in your party must be 21 hills. The 2012 Season includes The Tempest,
years of age or older. Valid, government-issued, Spunk, Blithe Spirit and Hamlet. These tickets are
photo ID is required. Seating is first-come, first- Donor: California good for a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evening
serve within each section. Shakespeare or Saturday Matinee performance.
Valid April 2012 to Sept 2012. Theatre
Restrictions: Form must be completed and
submitted to redeem tickets. Valid for 2 tickets to a
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evening or
603. Sail Away on
the Monterey Bay This certificate is good for a 2 hour Bay cruise for Saturday Matinee performance, valid only towards
one with Monterey Bay Sailing. Enjoy your escape the 2012 season.
to fun and adventure in the majestic Monterey Bay
Value: $69 National Marine Sanctuary. Optional upgrade to Enjoy a romantic getaway without having to go too
606. A Historic
sunset or dinner cruise for a fee. far. Enjoy a one night stay at the Historic Berkeley
City Club. Created by Julie Morgan in 1929
Restrictions: (creator of Hearst Castle) as the Berkeley's Woman's
Donor: Monterey Expires November 27th, 2012 Value: $250 Club this hotel has been renovated and is an
Bay Sailing No cash value, non transferable. exciting destination hotel for architecture-lovers.
Donor: Berkeley Dinner for two in the stunning dining room.
City Club Continental breakfast and parking are included.
Restrictions: Not redeemable for cash. Please book
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. reservations in advance. Subject to availability.
Expires March 2013. Dinner excludes alcohol and
B.B. King redemption value is not to exceed $50.00.
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Wine And Dine Wine And Dine
700. Dinner at Your Enjoy two seasonal, homemade, gourmet dinners
Doorstep 703. Wild Tree Gift
delivered to your door for six months*. Each Basket
family meal will easily feed four people and
Value: $600 includes soup or salad, an entrée with one or two This gift basket is full of Wild Tree Treats.
sides (usually a starch and a vegetable), and dessert. Value: $80 Includes everything from seasoning and oils, to
Donor: Julianna Every effort will be made to use seasonal organic slow cooker sauces and gingerbread cake.
Freed produce from local sources so the dinners are not
only delicious, but moderately healthy, as well!
Multiple menu options will be available for the Donor: Mrs.
winner! Brittany Field
Restrictions: Meals will be divided into one in the
first half of each month and one in the second half.
Specific delivery dates can be agreed upon on a
month-by-month basis. Meals will be freshly made 704. Lafayette for
the day of delivery but may require oven warming. Breakfast, Lunch &
Dinner Enjoy fabulous food all from great local restaurants
Proposed delivery months are April, May, June,
in Lafayette. Start your day with a dozen bagels
September, October, and November, but this
from Noah's. Then for lunch, stop on by Chow
flexible. Food dislikes will be accommodated;
however, for everyone’s safety, severe allergies to Value: $125 Restaurant and take advantage of their fantastic
menu with this $50 gift card. In case you are still
dairy, soy, gluten or nut may require further
hungry for dinner, we have included dinner for
discussion before commitment. A fully vegetarian Donor: Celia's
option is not available. two at Celia's Mexican Restaurant.
701. The Ultimate Restaurant, Noah's
Box of Wine A gorgeous wood wine box from Silver Oak Cellars Bagels
containing one bottle of 2007 Alexander Cabernet,
Value: $250 one bottle of 2006 Napa Cabernet and one bottle
of Twomey Merlot.
Donor: Silver Oak
From Around the
702. Cheers! Enjoy a private wine tasting for 10 people at the Your bar will be fully stocked with this basket
Crooked Vine Winery. Located in the Livermore filled with over a dozen varieties of libations from
Valley, they provide an inviting atmosphere in the Value: $275 all over the world. From Russian Vodka to a
newly remodeled tasting room were you and your specialty liquor from Greece, you are guaranteed to
Value: $150 guests will have the opportunity to taste their award have fabulous get togethers. Not to mention wine
winning wines. Educated and friendly staff Donor: Au Pair from Germany and New Zealand just to name a
members are available to provide you with International few!
opportunities to sample amazing wine, as well to
learn about distinctive varietals. Restrictions:
All guests must be at least 21 years of age.
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LIVE AUCTION Live Auction
1001. Movie Under
the Stars Includes everything to host the perfect outdoor
movie night outside under the stars!! Your movie
party rental includes:
· 21' Jumbo Inflatable Movie Screen
· Incredible Sound System
· Quality Digital Projection
Bistro and Bakery
1000. Cruise the · DVD/VHS Player
Wine Country The wine country never look so good, when · Tables, Cables & Event Crew
watching it fly by while you are driving your rented
BMW or MINI Cooper. Available models are: · Fresh, delicious popcorn, flavoring, and serving
Value: $730 BMW I series coup, 3 series sedan or a 3 series bags for 50 people. Great tasting popcorn - just like
convertible, Mini Cooper or Cooper S – model at the movies!
type will depend on availability (rental is good for 4
A Fun, Friendly FunFlicks® Host will provide
Donor: BMW & MINI days and 3 nights). While cruising the countryside, complete delivery, set-up and removal. You simply
of Concord, be sure to stop in for your exclusive private tasting
provide the movie and guests! Guaranteed to be a
Ledson Winery & for four at Ledson Winery & Vineyard in
Kenwood, in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. smashing hit for you, your friends & your children!
Vineyard, V. Sattui
Winery , Fern & Then cruise over to Napa for your tasting for four Watch the jaws drop in amazement with the
Chris Thomas at the V. Sattui Winery & Italian Market in Napa antique style popcorn machine. It's lighted, festive
Valley. Before journeying home, dine at the Villa and comes with its own big wheel cart! A friendly
Roma Restaurante in Napa with this $50 gift Fun Flicks® host will stay for the duration of your
certificate. event to oversee all technical elements and to cook
& serve the popcorn.
Restrictions: Ledson Winery - Please call Ledson
Hospitality 48 hours in advance to make your
reservation. 1002. The Happiest
Place on Earth Create magical memories at the Happiest Place on
Concord BMW / MINI Cooper - Winner must Earth. This package includes four one-day hopper
notify BMW/MINI of Concord at least 2 weeks in passes good for entrance into both Disneyland Park
advance. Winner must be at least 25 years old, Value: $600 and California Adventure Park. Also included is a
provide valid CA Driver's License, proof of current $100 Disney gift card that can be used at either
insurance and must complete a Loaner Car Donor: Disneyland park. Then, in case you get hungry on the drive
Agreement with BMW/MINI of Concord. Resort, In-N-Out down we tossed in 4 meals at In & Out Burger.
Certificate entitles winner to 4 days/3 night’s use of Burger, Mike & Mickey here we come!
vehicle. Limited to 500 total miles. Pick up and Laura Primus
return of the car must be at BMW Concord. Restrictions: In-N-Out Burger Free Meal - Expires
July 31st, 2013
Disneyland - Expires February 5th, 2014. Not for
resale, void if altered. Revocable, non-refundable
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Live Auction Live Auction
1003. This One Has 1006. Retreat to
It All! King's Beach Enjoy a fabulous family vacation at this Lake Tahoe
Dinner, Drinks, Dessert and Entertainment, what
Kings Beach Cabin. It is a 5 night stay in this
more could you need?
beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath, loft with a futon.
Value: $1,350 Well, for starters fresh Dungeness Value: $2,126 Amenities include: 4 televisions and wireless
Crab for 12 people will be delivered straight to your
internet access, 2 balconies, vaulted ceilings, 2 car
door. Of course, you can't have a dinner party
garage with additional outside parking. It is located
without beverages, so we have included four bottles
next to the golf course in Kings Beach with easy
of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009 Callaway
Donor: Mr. Kevin Reserve wine and Gordon Biersch beer. Then for Donor: The Families access to the lake, grocery shopping, dining and
Beadles, Golden desert, enjoy Sinful Bliss cupcakes with this $30 of Ms. Gayrard's more. There are lots of walking trails right outside
Gate Charters, Class, In-N- Out the cabin, so we have included a basket filled with
gift card. But wait, we are not done yet...what’s a
Tammie Parnell, Burgers snacks and sunscreen for you and the kids. Also
dinner party without entertainment? Local award
Melinda included to enjoy on the drive up, are gift
winning musician Kevin Beadles will come to your
VanderVeen & certificates for four meals at In-N-Out Burger.
home to perform a private concert. Kevin leads an
Americana rock band that plays a mix of original Restrictions: Dates available are April, May, and up
music and cover songs influenced by Elvis Costello, to June 15th. Then again beginning September
Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, John Hyatt, Ryan 14th through November, excluding Thanksgiving
Adams, and Neil Young. Check out his website: week. This is a non-smoking home and no pets are
http://www.kevinbeadles.com/. allowed. Expires March 31st, 2013.
Restrictions: Fresh Crab for 12 people - Expires
June 2012 In-N-Out Burger - Expires July 31st, 2013
Kevin Beadles House Concert - Date of concert to
be at mutually convenient between winner and
1007. All that
Remains Ever wonder what happens to all the wine was has
Grab your girlfriends and enjoy an evening that not been won, or what about prizes left on the
1005. My Big Fat
Greek Dinner Party you will not forget! Be prepared to be transported wheel and even those last few donated items that
to the sun splashed, bright white buildings and just did not make it in time to be part of the
Value: Priceless azure seas of Greece. This is one event you won’t event? Well wonder no more.! Here is your chance
want to miss! As you walk thru the door you will be to win it all. Our last Live Auction item of the night
greeted with a shot of Ouzo. Your host will start the will be All That Remains. This package can be
Donor: Jim & Patty evening with an assortment of six Mezethes valued anywhere from $50 to several thousand
Glafkides (appetizers) that will have your taste buds begging dollars, but no one will know until all is said and
for more. The evening will continue with the done. So do you feel lucky? Are you willing to take
culinary taste of authentic Greek gourmet meals. a chance? Who knows you might just walk away a
Then your host will prepare exotic entries like beef huge winner.
kabobs (souvlakis), fastichio (Greek lasagna) and
more! End this fabulous evening with the best Restrictions: Items included in this package will not
Baklava you’ll ever taste, and don’t forget to have a be disclosed until bidding begins.
drink of Ouzo. OPA!
Date TBD between hostess and winner. Max. 10
guests. Scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance.
Expires August 31st, 2012
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