Gala Live Auction Items 2013

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register-online-buttonSustainable Soirée:  Raising Farmers… Feeding Maine
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 ~ 6:30-10:00 pm
Hors d’Oeuvres & Desserts / Cash Bar
Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, Maine
Lead Sponsor: Bath Savings Institution & Bath Savings Trust Company

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Five Nights at the Longboat Key Club in Sarasota, Florida
gala-longboat-key-clubDonated by: Tim Leland
Approximate Value: $2,500

Enjoy all the amenities a private Club has to offer when you enter through the gates of the only AAA Four-Diamond Beachfront Resort in Sarasota, Florida.  Leave it all behind for stretches of pristine white sand beaches.  Experience incredible golf on two championship golf courses – named by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Places to Play.”  Relax with treatments in our full-service spa and incomparable resort amenities and service. Welcome to The Resort at Longboat Key Club – Sarasota’s finest resort!  While you’re there, enjoy four passes to the aquarium!  http://www.longboatkeyclub.com

Five-course Chef’s Dinner With Wine for Six Served in Your Home
gala-azure-cafeDonated by: Azure Café
Approximate Value: $1,500
Few restaurants in Maine compare to Freeport’s own Azure Café. When they’re not busy winning Flavors of Freeport awards (Best Food & Best Table Design two years running) or appearing on the Today Show, the chefs at Azure spend their time perfecting the culinary arts. Fresh, local foods combine with Italian flair to tantalize and satisfy discriminating palates. This year, invite some friends and host a dinner party to remember: A Taste of Italy… In Your Home!

 

Continuous Arm Chair – Crafted in Maine
gala-thomas-moserDonated by: Thos. Moser
Approximate Value: $1,325

Thos. Moser’s signature piece, the Continuous Arm Chair, remains a unique, trademarked design. To form the arms eleven knife-cut slices of the same board just one-tenth of an inch thick, called flitch, are laminated together. Then each continuous arm is painstakingly rasped, filed and sanded to a perfect smoothness. Thos. Moser furniture is crafted in the Maine workshop to offer service and beauty for generations of use, and is proudly guaranteed for the lifetime of the original owner.

Two-Night Stay for Four People at the Inn at Shelburne Farms
gala-shelburne-farms-photo-by-marshall-webbDonated by: Shelburne Farms, Vermont
Approximate Value: $1,000
The Inn at Shelburne Farms on the shores of Lake Champlain was originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb. Restored in 1987, the inn today retains its historic character and continues the tradition of warmth, informal elegance and hospitality enjoyed by guests for more than a century.  Enjoy guest rooms individually decorated with many original furnishings and 1,400 acres of a working landscape to explore. Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit education organization whose mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic for a sustainable future.  http://www.shelburnefarms.org 

Three-day, Two-night Intermediate Hut-to-Hut Adventure for Four
gala-main-huts-2Donated by: Maine Huts & Trails
Approximate Value: $850
Enjoy a three-day, two-night hut-to-hut adventure that includes two nights’ lodging with two dinners, two breakfasts, two trail lunches and one gear transport between huts for four people. Valid midweek only. Gear transport not included if redeemed during Summer/Fall season. Food not included if redeemed during caretaker season. Not valid for use on 12-31/13 or 2/14-2/22/14.  Advance reservations required.  http://www.mainehuts.org

Two-night Stay for Two with Meals at Weatherby’s Fishing and Hunting Lodge Donated by: Weatherby’s in Grand Lake Stream 
gala-weatherbys
Approximate Value: $800
As one of the oldest and most famous sporting lodges in the country, Weatherby’s Maine Fishing and Hunting Lodge origins stem from the nineteenth century and have become a way of life for many sportsmen looking for a quality fishing and hunting experience. Unequaled comfort and hospitality distinguish Weatherby’s from all other Maine sporting camps.  This family-friendly lodge is a perfect place to spend some precious one-on-one time with a child or grandchild, or an exciting getaway for friends.  http://weatherbys.com/

Midweek Golf Getaway for Two at Sebasco Harbor Resort
Donated by: Sebasco Harbor Resort / Robert Smith
Approx. Value: $725
Enjoy two restful nights in the comfort of the Main Lodge plus three days of unlimited golf. Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club offers a picturesque and challenging layout along Casco Bay.  Its beauty combined with bent-grass fairways provide an outstanding golf experience. A variety of tee locations allow golfers to choose their level of difficulty.  Advance reservations required and based on midweek availability. Valid Sun-Thur during 2013 season excluding July and August.

Philadelphia Flower Show:  Two Tickets, a $100 Restaurant Gift Card & a Two-night B&B Stay
gala-flower-showDonated by:  Sallie Smith (Tickets & Gift Cert)
Donated by:  Mark & Carol Peterson (B&B Stay)
Approximate Value:  $750.00
The Philadelphia International Flower Show is the nation’s largest indoor flower show, featuring the country’s premier landscape designers and florists, who turn 10 acres of the Convention Center into a floral fantasy world with beautiful plants and cutting-edge designs. Work up an appetite at the show, and take it to the Water Works Restaurant and Loungewhere you can enjoy a $100 gift certificate. Water Works offers breathtaking views, first-class service and mouthwatering cuisine. When sated, retire to your room in the Peterson’s lovely B&B in the Museum District.  Package includes two nights in the third-floor room which features a queen side bed with a full kitchen.

“Indian Summer” Original Painting
Oil on BoardDonated by: Alice Ingraham / Moxie Studios
Approx. Value: $575
An incredibly talented artist and long-time supporter of Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Alice is donating this original painting entitled “Indian Summer”. Alice has exhibited at many group and one-man shows throughout New England and Florida and has won numerous awards. Her originals are exhibited by Pine Capital Corporation of Portland, ME and in her island studio by appointment.

seth-healie-designs-tableHandcrafted Three-Leg Black Walnut & Cherry Table
Donated by: Seth Helie Designs
Approx. Value: $575
Pieces of furniture created at Seth Helie Designs in Brunswick are custom designed and hand-crafted using only the finest materials. Contemporary designs with classic lines ~ custom-crafted furniture built to last for generations.

Four Tickets to the 2013 Taste of the Nation® Event – Hosted at Wolfe’s Neck Farm
gala-taste-of-the-nationDonated by: Share Our Strength
Approximate Value: $500

Join Taste of the Nation Maine on June 23, 2013 for an unforgettable afternoon and evening of food, drink, entertainment and live and silent auction. Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry. Each spring and summer, the nation’s hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at nearly 40 events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger. The 2012 Taste of the Nation Maine was a sold-out event, featuring 2 dozen of the state’s top chefs on Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay.  http://ce.strength.org/portlandme

Three-to-four-hour Fishing Trip or Harbor Tour for Three Aboard the Kristin K 

gala-kristin-k-charterDonated by: Kristin K Charters
Approximate Value: $425
Hop aboard one of Maine’s fastest private charter boats. With cruising speeds over 30 knots, the Kristin K II will get you offshore in a hurry. Don’t want to fish? Just step into the quaint galley which hosts a full head, stove, freshwater sink, CD stereo system, DVD player, and many other cozy features that will help you relax. Powered by a YAMAHA 250, RADAR, GPS/FISHFINDER, full USCG-approved safety equipment, this 29 foot Welcraft is the total package. Captain Ben is a licensed Charter Boat Captain / Guide out of South Portland, Maine who has over 25 years experience on the water. http://www.kristinkcharters.com


Dinner for Eight at Gather Farm Fresh Eatery in Yarmouth
gala-gatherDonated by: Gather Farm Fresh Eatery
Approximate Value: $400
This is a $400 gift card with a one-time-use for dinner for eight. Reservations Required. Gather is a neighborhood cafe serving farm fresh, made-from-scratch food at reasonable prices. Housed in an old Masonic Hall in the village of Yarmouth, the atmosphere is unpretentious and welcoming so as to encourage the gathering of friends, family and neighbors. Exceptional taste, regionally-sourced ingredients and good value define the season-inspired menu of protein salads, signature sandwiches, ever-changing main plates, artisan pizzas and creative kid’s choices. A rotating selection of regional beer and wine is available, along with non-alcoholic options such as house-made sodas. http://www.gathermaine.com


“Food from Wolfe’s Neck Farm” Package
teen-ag-veggies-001Offered by: Wolfe’s Neck Farm Teen Ag Program
Approximate Value: $660
This is real food.  Grown and raised on lush oceanfront pasture the old-fashioned way (naturally and with care), food from Wolfe’s Neck Farm truly some of the tastiest you’ll find.  This Food from the Farm Package includes:  Ten weeks of vegetables and eggs (to be picked up at the Farm or at Friday Freeport Farmer’s Market), One Pasture-Raised Fresh Thanksgiving Turkey (approx 20 lbs.), One-half pasture-raised lamb (frozen, available in Fall).

18-Holes With Cart at Sunday River Golf Club
gala-sunday-river-golfDonated by: Falmouth Country Club
Approximate Value: $400

The Sunday River Golf Club provides golfers with an award-winning course and one of the finest mountain golf settings in the country just a short drive away. Golf Magazine named the Sunday River Golf Club one of the Top 100 Courses You Can Play while Golf Digest called the Club one of the Top 10 Best New Upscale Public Courses in the country. The Sunday River Golf Club features an 18-hole championship course that winds through one of Maine’s most picturesque forests in a truly spectacular mountain setting. The course follows the natural topography of the Mahoosuc Range that towers over the Sunday River Valley, striking a perfect balance between challenge and playability. Awe-inspiring views are par for this course every time. http://www.sundayriver.com/golf
 

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