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January 17, 2011 Dear Parents: Planning for the Lake Park Band Auxiliary Auction is underway and this year’s auction theme is “The Music Connection.” This event has always been a very enjoyable evening. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the music programs at Lake Park, including the concert bands, marching band, jazz band, and the Winterguard program. The auction will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Bloomingdale Golf Club located at Lake Street and Glen Ellyn Road. This fun filled evening will begin with cocktails and will include dinner and a silent and live auction. Information on ordering auction tickets will be available in mid to late February. We hope you’ll be able to attend. At this time we are asking for donations to help support the program in which your child participates. All types of items are needed. No item is too small. Perhaps you have a special talent to donate. . .cooking?. . .hairstyling?. . .musical performances or lessons? Any item you would like to donate will be greatly appreciated. A list of suggested auction items is attached to this letter. Individual donations of bottles of wine and gift certificates to restaurants are also needed for the “wine and dine” portion of the auction. Please feel free to drop off your donations at one of the following locations: Magnus home at 22W576 Sunset Terrace in Medinah Zubak home at 5N314 Bunker Terrace in Itasca We can also pick up your donations. Contact either Nancy Magnus at NLMAGNUS@gmail.com (phone 630-606-5197) or Patti Zubak at KABBUZ@comcast.net (phone 630-673-4170). If you are donating a service, you can just email one of us with your information. Also, please contact us if you have any questions. We believe in our children and want to give them every opportunity to succeed and we hope that this auction will help in that goal. We sincerely thank you in advance for your generous contribution. Sincerely, Nancy Magnus, Auction Co-Chair Patti Zubak, Auction Co-Chair Attachment Auction Donation Ideas Arts & Crafts supplies Holiday decorations Artwork Hotel accommodations Autographed sports memorabilia Jewelry Bath items (soaps, lotions, bath gels) Kitchen supplies Beauty items (perfume, makeup, nail polish Movies/DVD’s Board games Music lessons Books, novels Musical instruments Candles, all scents and sizes Musical/vocal performances Car accessories (maps, coffee tumblers, Office supplies jumper cables, remote car start, emergency Picture frames care kit, etc.) Postage stamps Cleaning supplies (house and car) Restaurant certificates Concert, theater, ballet, movie tickets School supplies Cookbooks Service offerings (lawn mowing, window Decorative knickknacks washing, house sitting, pet sitting, etc.) Decorative pillows Sporting event tickets DVD players Sports lessons Exercise equipment Sports equipment Frequent flyer tickets Stationery, greeting cards, pens Gardening supplies Technology gadgets (MP3s, cell phones, Gas station certificates PDAs, digital cameras) Golf at private clubs Timeshares/Vacation homes Gourmet cooking supplies Tools Hair care products Toys Handmade items of any kind Video games & video game systems Items donated will be combined to make themed baskets. Below are some examples of how items might be used. Large items will likely be put up for bid on their own. Bath Basket – bath pillow, lotions, bath salts, paperback book Band Camp Basket – toiletries, lunch totes, hat, sunscreen, socks Family Fun Basket – bowling certificates, games, puzzles, movie certificates Baby Basket – clothes, supplies, blanket, toys Kitchen Basket – pans, utensils, baking dishes, towels, Gourmet Basket – assortment of gourmet foods, cookbook Bird Watcher – bird feeder, seeds, wind chime, binoculars The more items we secure, the more baskets we will be able to put together providing a variety of items and prices for the auction attendees. We can also use packaging items – large baskets, ribbon, bows, tissue paper, basket paper filler, clear packaging tape, cardboard, foamboard, etc. Thank you for your help in making this Auction successful!
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