2012 Live Auction Items are…

  1    Guzzle & Groove Party

The Dugan Brothers and Mr. Take It Easy are going to make the music. Your hosts Brooke & Bryan Smith, Carmen & Jeff Stickel, Tricia and Jeff Lautenbach, and Heather and JC Welch, and Chris and Steve Meyer willoffer the guzzle, and you will be in charge of supplying the groove! Up to 100 guests will be getting their groove on at the home of the Smiths on Friday, Oct. 4th. $75 per person.   Donated by Brooke & Bryan Smith, Carmen & Jeff Stickel, Tricia and Jeff Lautenbach, Heather and JC Welch, and Chris and Steve Meyer .

  2    Colts Tickets

Six tickets to the Colts – Buffalo Bills game on Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday November 25th at 1pm. You’ve got friends and family who would be very thankful for these tickets!   Donated by Momper Family .

  3    Christmas Eve Mass:  VIP Seating

 Avoid extra hustling and bustling on Christmas Eve. Let us reserve a spot for you and your family at the Christmas Eve children’s liturgy. You’re busy why not give yourself a little extra time!   Donated by Cara  Swinefurth.

  4     Lake Cumberland Weekend

Get the full Lake Cumberland experience with this fabulous package that includes a two night stay at Fort Wahoo Lake Cabins, free one-day pontoon rental, $25 gift certificate for Teddy Harris Grocery/Pizza Parlor/Hardware Store/Restaurant/Gas Station/Bait Shop/Ice cream Parlor/Boat Storage, black Wolf Creek zip-up hooded sweatshirt (L), navy Wolf Creek marina T-shirt (XL), Harris Grocery baseball cap, white travel mug, DVD of “The story of Lake Cumberland”, and a book titled Images of America: Around Lake Cumberland. Cabin sleeps six comfortably. You’re not going to find a travel package quite like this on Travelocity! Cabin and Pontoon rental subject to availability.  Lake tour subject to Oakes’ Lake schedule. Expires Sept 30, 2013.  http://www.fortwahoo-lakecumberland.com/   Donated by Tim & Tessa Oakes.

  5    Indiana Pacers Suite

It feels good to be looking forward to the Pacers season. Treat 20 of your favorite friends, relatives, or business associates to an exciting night of Pacers basketball. A 20-person club-level suite for Pacers game during 2012-2013 season. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages included. Based on availability  Donated by Indiana Pacers .

  6    Sanibel Island, FL Condo

One week stay at 2 BR, 2 bath condo (sleeps 6) at Loggerhead Cay Complex. Relax on the screened lanai and forget your troubles. The condo is ideally located in the middle of the island, on the beach and close to shops and restaurants. See pictures at www.vip-vacationrentals.com . Search LC332. Available April 20, 2013 to Oct 12, 2013.  Donated by Briget & Charles Chamness.

  7    Las Vegas Golf Course Condo

One full week of recreation, relaxation, and revelry! This vacation destination has it all. Golf, swimming, tennis, and racquetball are all available on site, the Santa Fe casino is right across the freeway and the Las Vegas strip is just 30 minutes away. Spacious 2BR condo with two full baths plus den sleeps eight with queen-size sofa sleepers in den and living room. Other amenities include a full kitchen, dining room, two flat screen TVs, and the ultra-convenient laundry room with washer and dryer. The condo is located in the Painted Desert Golf Course, a double-gated community with a course designed by renowned American golf course architect Jay Morrish. The condo is five minutes from grocery stores, Wal-Mart, good restaurants, and other shopping, and just 20 minutes from downtown Las Vegas. Other destinations within easy driving distance include the Alliant casino (15 min.), Summerlin with three casinos including the Marriot Resort (20 min.), Red Rock Canyon Park (25 min.), Paiute Golf Course (20-25 min.), Lake Meade (one hour), Hoover Dam (1.5 hrs.), Zion National Park (3hrs.), and the south rim of the Grand Canyon (5 hrs.). Unavailable Jan 15 – March 15, 2013.  Expires Dec 31, 2013.  Donated by Melissa Sechrist.

  9    Courtside Seats to IU Basketball Game

Four “courtside” tickets to the Indiana Hoosiers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers game on Saturday January 12th, 2013. You’ll be enjoying the game from the first row behind the scorers table mid court. Tickets were personally donated by STA parishioners Fred and Barbara Glass. No need to worry about parking as they are donating their premium parking pass as well. A truly priceless way to watch the top-ranked Hoosiers.  Donated by Barbara & Fred Glass.

  10    Lake Wawasee Cottage

Spend a week at Lake Wawasee in northern Indiana. Enjoy this three bedroom, two bath cottage right on the lake. Cottage sleeps 8 and the week runs from Friday through Friday. Call to make arrangements.  Donated by Jack & Patti Hollingsworth.

  11    Principal for a Day

Principal for a Day in 2012-2013 school year. Here’s your opportunity for any STA student to be the Big Kahuna at STA for a day. A once in a lifetime opportunity so don’t pass this one up. Your children will talk about it for the next 20 years. Students only.  Donated by Cara Swinefurth.

  12    Steamboat Condo

One week skiing at Steamboat and you may not want to come back. The mountains are majestic, the snow is powder, and the runs are long. The Steamboat ski area is huge, even by Colorado standards, so there are plenty of runs for all ski levels. This spectacular 2 BR condo sleeps a maximum of eight with a king-sized bed in the master bedroom, two queens in the second bedroom, and two twin beds in a loft overlooking the living area. Other luxuries include fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, gas fireplace for cozying up in the evenings, private patio for taking in the mountain air, washer and dryer, ski locker, and boot dryer. You’ll also have access to four outdoor hot tubs. The condo is conveniently located close to shopping and dining between the old town of Steamboat Springs and the base of the mountain. It’s just steps away from the grocery stores, coffee shops and free city shuttle and just a couple of minutes drive to the free parking area where the free mountain shuttle picks you up for the Gondola. Condo rental is from Saturday- Saturday. Black out dates are Dec 15-22, Dec 28 to Jan 1, and Mar 16-23.  Otherwise based on availability at time of booking. No pets allowed.  Donated by Dan & Joanie Morris.  http://www.retreatia.com/vacation-rental-home.asp?PageDataID=58655

  13    Weekend in Manhattan

Three nights in a prime Manhattan condo just two blocks south of Columbia University on Cathedral Parkway between Amsterdam and Broadway on the Upper West side! The film maker owner and his wife (son of STA parishioner) will be off over the 2012 Christmas holiday season and spring of 2013 and you and a guest can enjoy New York City in their “digs” for a weekend from Friday noon to Monday noon. This 9th floor, large, sunny one bedroom is located in Morningside Heights — one of the most popular neighborhoods in New York just half a block from the historic Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the fourth largest Christian Church in the world. Enjoy a lively café scene, art galleries, gourmet food and every service you can think of just steps from your door. Subway or the B/C lines at the end of the block will take you anywhere in the city. You are two blocks from Riverside Park and Central Park. Enjoy live music of all kinds, shop, or stroll the parks and the Hudson River Greenway, which stretches from the Cloisters to the southern tip of Manhattan . The building is full service with a door man, elevator, and laundry in the basement.  Contact Bill McCrea at 283-2514 to make arrangements.  Maximum two adults, no children. No smoking. Not available for New Years.  Donated by Bill McCrea.

  14    Rheem Furnace & Installation

Keep warm this winter with a new Rheem 95% efficient gas furnace (model RGRM). Includes complete installation. Furnace will be installed to an existing duct system, gas line, flue, and electrical service.  Donated by Northern Comfort Systems .

  15    Week at Villa Paraiso in Manzanillo, Mexico

One week stay for eight at a private luxury villa in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico. Villa Paraiso is located along Mexico’s tropical west coast and offers the ultimate in private luxury accommodations. Take in breathtaking views of the Sierra Madre Mountains while soaking in the 2-level waterfall pool. Other amenities include a private beach, private tennis courts, and putting green. The 12,000 sq. ft. open air tropical home offers four king bed suites. Your week will include a full staff to make sure you have everything you need. You can dine out or the staff can prepare gourmet meals for you at the villa. Auction winners may choose to upgrade their reservation to include two additional king suites for an additional fee of $2,000 per suite. Visit www.VillaParaisoMexico.com for pictures and additional information. Dec 1 to April 30 may be excluded. Food and beverage costs are not included in auction price. You’ll be billed at the end of the week based on consumption.  Donated by Villa Paraiso .  Minimum Bid is $8000

  16      Boundary Waters Trip 

Experience Boundless Serenity in the Boundary Waters.  Some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth is located near the boundary waters of Northern Minnesota.  St. Thomas Parishioner, Stephen Foster, will be your wilderness guide, fishing instructor, and chief cook and bottle washer for this 4 night stay at his cabin.  Stephen can accommodate up to 3 people on this exciting expedition.  Scheduled in July or August only.  Donated by Stephen & Deborah Foster.

For a complete list of auction items, please review our Gala Auction spreadsheet!