Attached to this email is a solicitation letter - Lake Park Lancer Bands by pengxuebo


									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
(phone 630-606-5197) or Patti Zubak at (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


Nancy Magnus, Auction Co-Chair
Patti Zubak, Auction Co-Chair

                                   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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