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During our auction fundraising, we have received several cash gifts from donors who wish to remain anonymous. Thank You! We appreciate all kinds of donations, whether you will be able to attend the event or not.
Flowers in Clear Vase: Lauren Thuli
Inspired by the resurgence of new growth in the spring, this painting is bursting with energy! 18" x 24", Acrylics. This is the image used for the auction's promotional material.
The Elk: John C. Sharp
John Sharp has been working with wood sculpturing for over 60 years and is recognized as one of our country's finest sculptors. This year John produced this special carving that he created specifically for the CCFC auction. He continues to be inspired by the beauty of animals in the wild, so "The Elk" has been brought too life from a block of black walnut wood. This carving is 11"l x 6"w x 10" h.
Autographed Green Bay Packers Football
Windy Ridge Pottery
Paper Folding Techniques Class
This class will be for 6 to 8 people. No minimum skills needed. Learn how to fold dollar bills into shapes for special occasions.
Hand Crafted Aldo Leopold Style Garden Bench
Made with love and cedar wood from Cedar Direct.
Fifteen wood species and other natural products create a lovely scene of birds, a butterfly and a dragongfly amid blossoming branches. The piece is 31.5" by 25.5".
Edward Wohl 15 x 19 Bird’s-eye Maple Cutting Board
Each of Ed's cutting boards is crafted by joining sections from a single piece of specifically selected, figured bird's-eye maple so the wood tone and figuring are consistent throughout. The boards are individually hand-sanded and finished to a sensual silkiness. A pleasure to touch and to use.
Australian Beauty from The Opal Man
Gold plated, sterling silver pendant with blue/green Austrailian opal boublet and 18" gold plated sterling silver chain. It is truly a beauty.
Desk Organizer - Hand crafted by Joe Brey
This functional desk organizer is made from recycled Douglas fir. Everyone needs to get organized!
Other Auction Items
1: Two Opening Night Tickets to
"A Bronx Tale" at Overture Center in Madison: "Gangster Sonny is the big man in Calogero’s Bronx neighborhood. A shooting witnessed by Calogero is the starting point of a lasting bond between the gangster and the small boy. Calogero grows up ind the wings of his father (bus driver Lorenzo) and Gangster Sonny."
2: Chicago Symphony Tickets for Two: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. You can bid on these two seats on the Main Floor of Symphony Center in downtown Chicago for the 2019/2020 Thursday evening performances.
3: Women’s Fly Fishing and Stream Walk: Join the Harry and Laura Nohr Chapter TU board member, Carol Murphy, for a beautiful walk along some of the Southwest Wisconsin’s blue ribbon trout streams. Carol will share the history of the restoration of these streams while pointing out the perfect places for you to wet your line in the hopes of catching a feisty Wisconsin Trout.
4: Bison Steak Dinner for 8: Not only will you enjoy seeing the bison grazing in the nearby fields, but you will enjoy a deliciously cooked meal prepared for you by Eileen and Luther.
5: Make a Stoneware Bowl for Two from Brewery Pottery Studio: You and a friend will get your hands dirty creating a hand-built stoneware bowl. The bowl will be fired for you to pick up at a later date. This will be a terrific hands-on pottery experience.
6: "Cookies by Kate" Kate Krueger: Cookie Decorating Class for Two. Classes are instruction based. Kate will walk you through the basics of cookie decorating, demonstrating and explaining each techniques, and then allowing participants to decorate 6-8 cookies of their own to take home.
7: Grassfed Beef from Hillside Farms, LLC: Where's the beef? Right here! Gourmet assortment of 100% Grass-fed Beef includes: ribeye steaks, sirloin steaks, roast, summer sausage, stew, and lean hamburger. Beef is processed, wrapped and frozen at Prem Meats. Hillside Pastures' Red Devon cattle graze fields of mixed forages; their rotational grazing provides a high-quality diet and avoids overgrazing and erosion of soil.
8: 10 lbs. Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon: This auction item is for 10 lbs of (frozen) sushi-grade, wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon. Kwee-Jack Fish Co. harvests wild sockeye salmon in the pristine water of Bristol Bay, Alaska. The salmon is sustainably caught, filleted, de-boned and flash-frozen (a process that perfectly preserves the salmon fillets, allowing them to be kept frozen for years and also meets the USDA guidelines for shushi-grade salmon.) The end result is restaurant-quality salmon that can be enjoyed year-round, raw or cooked.
9: Margarita Maker Basket: This basket contains EVERYTHING you will need for a great Margarita event, including tequila, margarita mixes, glasses, cocktail shaker, jars of dip and salsa, all arranged in a galvanized ice bucket and beverage cooler tub.
10: Photo Session: This portrait session for one person to show off who they are and be captured with all their beauty. The session take 20 minutes, with all photos given on a USB with the copyrights included. Great for a child, grandchild or graduation.
11: A Night at the Opera - Mineral Point Opera House: Enjoy your own private evening at the historic Mineral Point Opera House. Invite up to 40 friends and family, and for up to 4 hours you can screen a classic movie or two of your choosing. You could even show old home movies that have been converted to DVD. This is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion.
12: Love Golf? The House on the Rock: Four people will enjoy 18 hole round of golf with shared power carts compliments of the House on the Rock Resort. Three prestigious golf course architects took advantage of the amazing natural surroundings when designing 27 holes of champion golf creating the finest golf has to offer.
13: Watercolor Painting of Your House: Jan Johnson is a renowned Mineral Point artist whose studio is located in the Howdle Gallery "at the bottom of the street". If you win this item, Jan will draw and paint a customized detailed 9x12 watercolor of your house, based on a photo and her observations. If you want, she can include a pet in the painting.
14: Private Tour and Cocktails at Gundry House: Carol Spelic will provide a group of 6 to 8 with a private tour of the historic Gundry House in Mineral Point. Either before or after your tour, enjoy cocktails on the porch and share the beauty and history of this home.
15: Making Glass Beads: A Jewelry Workshop: Lampwork (glass bead making) is an ancient art. All beads are made in a small flame on a torch. In this workshop, Julie Lukosaitis will guide you through the basic of hot head torch se up and safety, heat control and techniques for different design styles. Round beads will be made first. You'll pull glass stringers for design and details, making dots, scrolls and swils on your own beads. The workshop provides glass, fuel, silver foil and copper wire. Extra materials for purchase to make your bead creations into jewelry and functional artistic gifts include gemstones, findings, appetizer and bottle accessories and wine bottle stoppers.