Please note the following is a preview of current auction items. All items, Item numbers, starting bids, terms and conditions are subject to change prior to the gala on February 25th, 2017.
101. Books with Mrs. Baker
Our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Baker, will meet one or two children from ONE family (arrangements may be made for families with more than two siblings) and go on a children’s book adventure at Blue Willow Bookshop OR Barnes and Noble Baybrook. Mrs. Baker will assist you in selecting a total of $100 worth of books! If two children attend the outing, the value of the books will be divided equally. Mutually agreed upon day. Expiration May 1, 2017.
Generously donated by: Karen Baker
Value: $Priceless Starting Bid: $500
102. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Let’s get ready to rodeo! 8 tickets (4 front row and 4 club level) to opening night on March 7, 2017 featuring entertainer Aaron Watson. Parking pass included.
Generously donated by: Joan & Bob Duff
Value: $600 Starting Bid: $450
103. Houston Rockets vs. L.A. Lakers
Watch the Rockets take on the L.A. Lakers on Wednesday, March 15th with these amazing seats! Two tickets in Section 116, Row 8 of the Toyota Center
Generously donated by: Ray and Sharon Silvestri
Value: $250 Starting Bid: $200
104. Texas Wine Country Weekend
Enjoy a 2-night weekend getaway in Fredericksburg at a Bed and Breakfast at Adams Travis Haus. Relax on your weekend with a bottle of wine and tasting for two at William Chris Vineyards. No Holidays, No pets.
Generously donated by: Pam Bergman
Value: $700 Starting Bid: $500
105. Galveston Beach House Weekend
Enjoy a weekend stay at a newly remodeled beach house on sunny Galveston Island along with 4 passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Beach house sleeps up to 12 (including kids bunk room for 6!) No Holidays, No pets.
Generously donated by: Joan Duff and Julie Russell/Schlitterbahn
Value: $1,000 Starting Bid: $600
106. Snowmass Village, Aspen Colorado
Enjoy a one week stay in beautiful Snowmass Village, Aspen Colorado condominium. Sleeps 6. No pets. Cleaning fee of $135. Expires June 18, 2018. Subject to availability due to rental pool. Not available Thanksgiving week 2017, Christmas break 2017, March 12-April 1, 2017 or Labor Day Weekend 2017. Also includes $200 in gift cards from Frost Bank.
Generously donated by: Carolyn Foutch
Value: $2,000 Starting Bid: $1,500
107. Texas Deer Hunting Trip
2-day Deer Hunt on 200 acres on Nueces River in Uvalde County. Axis buck or Doe and one hog; Turkey possible if in season) Lodging and meals included. Schedule to hunt in March with donor. (Transportation not included)
Generously donated by: Jon Harris
Value: $2,500 Starting Bid: $1,000
108. David Yurman Confetti Bracelet
Make her happy with this stunning David Yurman Confetti Bracelet featuring traditional and Hampton Blue Topaz.
Generously donated by: Lewis Jeweler’s
Value: $1,350 Starting Bid: $900
109. One Night of Madness
Enjoy a night of Southern cuisine and beverages as you dive into a book about the unknown story of a dark and tragic event in American history. Join writer Stokes McMillan, Mississippi’s 2009 Author of the Year, to discuss the award-winning book One Night of Madness and the process of writing it as you dine on delicacies of the deep South. The book covers the 1950 murder of a family of Mississippi sharecroppers, an event that became a major national news story and helped initiate the civil rights era. Menu: Mint Julep & Moonshine, Assorted Appetizers, Fried Catfish, Collard Greens, Cole Slaw, Cheese Grits, Hushpuppies/Cornbread, Mississippi Mud Pie and Pecan Pie. Each couple or adult will receive a signed copy of One Night of Madness. Dinner party for up to 6 on April 8, 2017.
Generously donated by: Teresa and Stokes McMillan & Candace and John Silcott
Value: $Priceless Starting Bid: $800
110. Noah’s Ark Children’s Artwork
Handmade with love by Prek-3 Mariners, Prek-4 Voyagers and Kindergarten St. Thomas students.
Generously donated by: Molly Adler, Rikie Bowker & Julie Weade
Value: $Priceless Starting Bid: $700
111. Year-round Front Row Seating for School Performances
Don’t miss your child(ren) in action during school performances and ceremonies! Front row prime reserved seating for 4 in church. Expires at time of 2018 gala.
Generously donated by: STAES
Value: $Priceless Starting Bid: $500
112. Holy Cow
Quarter side of beef (specifics TBD but possible bone-in rib eye, New York strip, sirloin, filet, brisket, ribs, stew, rump roast, chuck roast, tri-tip or hamburger.)
Graciously donated by: Law Ranch Cattle Company
Value: $859 Starting Bid: $500
113. PTO Fund A Need
Donate for a cause
Graciously requested by: St. Thomas PTO
Value: $15,000 Bid Levels: $100, $250, $500, $1,000