Magic in the Moonlight Auction


Private dinner for Eight with Chef Sue Zemanick & Halleck Vineyards

This package offers a rare opportunity to have James Beard Award Winning Chef Sue Zemanick of Zasu Restaurant curate a special menu including passed hors d'ouvres and a four-course dinner for eight guests in a private home with wine pairings provided by Ross Halleck of Halleck Vineyards. Dates are subject to availability and must be scheduled in advance.  This package must be redeemed before October 12, 2020.
Donated by Chef Sue Zemanick, Ross Halleck – Value:  Priceless

Two VIP Weekend Passes to Chef John Currence’s 2020 Oxford Bourbon Festival and Auction

The Oxford Bourbon Festival and Auction is a weekend celebration of all things bourbon, with tastings, guest chefs, and an auction where you can bid to own rare bourbons by the bottle and custom event experiences.  On Friday evening, you will be guided on a walking bourbon tour of downtown Oxford, Mississippi while meeting distillers and enjoying bites from our guest chefs.  Mid-day Saturday, join us for a private brunch hosted by Garden & Gun.  The weekend culminates on Saturday evening with a seated wine and bourbon dinner and your chance to bid on rare bourbons, experiences, and much more through our live and silent auctions.
Date - May 22-23, 2020  -  Value: $600

Uruguay Fishing Trip for Two Anglers

Come experience non-stop action fishing in the heart of the biggest reservoir in the world for dorado fishing at TANGO Lodge for three days of fishing while being wined and dined with 5-star accommodations and gourmet handcrafted menus fit for a king. Enjoy a place where you can fish as much as your heart desires and enjoy white tablecloth barbeque lunches in the river, before retiring back to the lodge for cocktails and dinner. This place is heaven on Earth for anglers looking for an experience that has it all!

Meals, open bar, ground transportation to and from the lodge to the airport in Buenos Aires, all ground transportation to and from the field, and professional guide services are included. Airfare, fishing rental tackle and gratuities are not included.  Season dates: May-July. Dates are subject to availability, are non-transferrable, and must be scheduled in advance.  Trip must be redeemed before October 11, 2020.
Donated by Black River Outfitters – Value: $5,880

Luxury and Tranquility on the Beach in Pensacola, Florida

Enjoy five nights in this beautiful beach front home with amazing views, large outside decks providing the ideal spot for relaxation, time with family and friends, and entertaining. Every bedroom fronts the beach. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, fully equipped kitchen, the epitome of indoor and outdoor living on the beautiful white beaches of the gulf. There is also a full queen size sofa bed in the living room. Ideal for small gatherings, special events or just kicking back and relaxing. Eight guest maximum.  Package must be redeemed before Oct 12, 2020 and dates are subject to availability.
Donated by Scott R. Bickford – Value: $2,500

Cal-A-Vie Three Day La Petite Spa Package

One lucky bidder can escape it all for three nights with a La Petite Spa Package at Cal-A-Vie Health Spa in Vista, California! Cal-a-Vie is truly a unique experience where each element of the experience is executed with perfection.

Arrive on Sunday and depart on Wednesday, and spend your time there enjoying three gourmet meals per day, single accommodations with 1 king bed, 6 spa services (two 50-Minute Cal-a-Vie Massages, Reflexology, Legs Rest & Relaxation, Facial, Hair and Scalp Treatment), unlimited fitness classes, nutritional lectures, a cooking demonstration and round trip transportation between the San Diego International Airport and Cal-a-Vie.

Dates are subject to availability and must be scheduled in advance.  Airfare & gratuities not included.  Must be redeemed before October 11, 2020.  This certificate can only be used by first time visitors to Cal-A-Vie. 
Donated by Cal-A-Vie Health Spa - Value: $4,950


Dinner in the Garden with Chef Ryan Prewitt of Peche

Forty lucky guests will be invited to the New Orleans Botanical Garden’s Kitchen in the Garden on Thursday, March 5, 2020 for an upscale three-course family style dinner with wine pairings led by Chef Ryan Prewitt of the award winning Pêche Restaurant.  Focused on working with local fishermen and farmers who harvest sustainably, Pêche serves simply prepared contemporary dishes, rustic creations cooked on an open hearth, as well as fresh oysters and Gulf fish.  Limited to 20 couples or 40 people.  Event date:  Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6 pm
Donated by Chef Ryan Prewitt & the Link Restaurant Group
Price: $250.00 per person or $450.00 per couple

Gustavo Duque Art “Musicians”

"Musicians", a 19” sculpture in plexiglass, by Colombian artist Gustavo Duque.  His critically acclaimed work can be found in collections of museums internationally. He’s known for his ethereal and sometimes surreal imagery which express a deep sympathy for humanity. Gustavo Duque is a man of great warmth and his work displays a deep love for nature's landscape.
Donated by: Gustavo Duque  - Value: $700

Friend & Company Fine Jewelry

One lucky lady will take home this stunning 14k white gold, diamond and topaz necklace, courtesy of Friend & Company.  The necklace features a 17.48 carat blue topaz surrounded by 62 single cut diamonds having an approximate total weight of 0.28 carats.
Donated by Friend & Company -  Value:  $1,750

Alexis Walter Abstract Art “Mystery”

Abstract painter Alexis Walter is recognized for creating timeless works of art that echo the many layers of the eclectic city she draws inspiration from – New Orleans. Driven by the juxtaposition of old and new, Walter creates abstract impasto and watercolor paintings that bridge the gap between antique and contemporary décor, and works within a variety of design genres through technique and color palette. Tonight, one lucky bidder will take home “Mystery” which measures 36” x 36”.
Donated by Alexis Walter - Value: $2,850

Porter Lyons Jewelry Pull
Select a “Mystery Box” and receive a jewelry item valued from $50 to $500. 
Donated by Porter Lyons – Price:  $50 per mystery box 


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City Park has an outdoor classroom with built-in benches. It's near the Big Lake boathouse and is first come first served (no reservations taken). It's a great place to bring your group!