Don’t forget your tickets to a truly entertaining evening at The Clothes Shop. The Fabulous Fashion Show Fundraiser should not be missed. The tickets to this event are $20 now and $30 at the door.
The starting bid for each of The Fabulous 2017 Live Auction Volunteers will be $100.00 Take a look and see who will be putting their skill and or talent up to the highest bidder.
Nancy & Steve Bachler
Guess who is Coming to Dinner?
Steve and Nancy Bachler offer eight lucky connoisseurs of fine dining a 6-course French meal at their country home in Homer. Over this leisurely but elegant dinner you’ll enjoy authentic French cuisine and a variety of fine French wines and aperitifs. Previous winners have commented how the evenings were a great way to reconnect and share new experiences with old friends. So put in your bid, the Bachlers are looking forward to your visit and say, “Oo La La, Be Our Guest Be Our Guest!”
Plant your seeds in a new bed
Gardening season is upon us. Have you been pondering all winter on how to improve your garden? Or maybe even how to begin? You may be daunted by the thought of tilling the soil, and then kneeling on the ground to sow seeds, pull weeds, and harvest your vegetables. Look no further than Winona Volunteer Services’ very own Kay Peterson to solve these problems by building you a raised bed for your garden! Kay is our Client Services Coordinator, who happens to be an experienced raised-bed carpenter and gardener. When she’s not biking, swimming, or at bodypump, she can be found amongst the many raised beds in her backyard garden. Tonight, Kay is auctioning off her ability to custom-build you a raised garden bed. You purchase the supplies and Kay will simplify your summer by building a raised bed for your own garden.
ROCKIN’ THE RIVER for 5
Who doesn’t love to be out on the river with family and friends? Chris Jacobson is a PRO wrestler, realtor, and a teacher at St. Martin’s who can take you and 4 others on a captivating jet boat ride on the beautiful Mississippi River this summer. Depart at 11AM and spend the day tubing, wakeboarding, water skiing or swimming! You bring the snacks and drinks, and Chris will bring the tube, skis, & wakeboard! The sky’s the limit on how much that ol’ mighty Mississip’ can be enjoyed!
Let them eat cake for the next eight months
Nancy Enochs, an avid baker, is graciously volunteering her time to bake you a cake each month for the next eight months. Some of her specialties include a triple chocolate mousse cake, carrot cake, southern hummingbird cake, pecan torte cake, coconut cake, turtle cake, chocolate cake with Bailey’s buttercream, and a Pavlova dessert with berries. Take your pick or ask her for other suggestions. Nancy would like a week’s notice and she will deliver to your door. Think of this as planning ahead for your next ladies lunch, special occasion or holiday. Her cakes always get rave reviews.
PiYo Class for 8
Alissa has generously agreed to share her expertise in PiYo Live with the highest bidder. PiYo Live is a FUN way to attain strength, flexibility, & balance in an atmosphere that takes your mind off of how much you are sweating & centers it on the positive energy coming out of the workout. With every new song, there is a new aspect of bettering your body! It’s appropriate for ALL levels of ability as there are modifications available for every move. Grab your yoga mat and round up 7 of your friends and join Alissa on her home outdoor “sport court” for a one-hour private PiYo session, followed by mimosas!
Honey Do List
Do you have a “honey do” list of things that need tending to around your house or yard? Will Gibson is willing to help you cross those things off of your list for up to four hours. Will is a qualified honey and is eager to complete your list. Will loves moving and rearranging furniture, helping to get your yard looking great, or repairing old furniture or fencing that needs mending. He’s also great with light plumbing and electrical work (need to swap out a light fixture or a ceiling fan? Will’s your guy). He’ll touch base with you in advance to figure out which tools he might need. This guy loves helping people and using his manly skills to help others.
Fran Edstrom & Morgan Gish
Outstanding appetizers for your next party
Here is a mother and daughter duo willing to make your party night extra stress-free. Fran and Morgan have perfected appetizers and will drop them off at your home prior to your big event. They will purchase the food, cook it, create it, and put it on dishes of your choice. Can you imagine appetizers delivered to your front door? And no one ever needs to know you weren’t the cook! We promise there will be no Cheez Whiz, no Jello molds, no aspic, and no smoked carp unless you provide it!
Spring cleaning your closets
Laura is willing to help you purge your closet of unwanted garments and accessories donating them to WVS. She will come into your home and work on a closet of your choice. Is it a food pantry, a child’s closet, or your own closet that needs an uplift? Laura is your girl! Laura manages rental property in Steamboat Springs and Minneapolis so being organized and clutter free is very important to her.
Drew Gibson & Matt Slaggie
smack and hack golf outing
The winner of the next item will be treated to something that has NEVER before been featured on a local auction before. High bidder will receive a caddied golf experience by local golf legend, Drew Gibson, who can really smack the ball, and Matt Slaggie, whose hack prowess is unmatched. Drew and Matt will cover the cost of a foursome to ride, play and enjoy themselves on the world class front 9 holes of the Bridges Golf Course here in Winona. Round must be redeemed on a Monday – Friday during this 2017 season. If desired, Drew will provide golf tips and Matt will provide advice on a myriad of topics, except golf. As an added bonus, the Smack and Hack Duo will throw in a $100 gift card at either The Grill/Signatures. The dining event does NOT require their presence, and can be used any time!
Winona State Football Team
5 hours of yard cleanup
The Winona State Football Team is here to help you kick off your landscaping in fall of 2017 or spring of 2018! They have the muscle and the brawn to make your yard look the best it’s ever been. A group of 6 football players and you will team huddle to discuss what’s in your playbook. Punt your ideas and get your best man-to-weed coverage! They have the muscle and the brawn to make your home look its best. These men are ready to tackle your yard! It would be helpful if you can supply the rakes and bags.
Island City Brewing Company
Private Brewery Tour & Tasting for 10
This is an opportunity for ten guests to come for a private tour of Winona’s new Island City Brewing Company. Your group will be led on an in-depth tour where you will learn the process and history of brewing as well as what sets our beer apart from others. We’ll learn and sample along the way! All participants will also receive 1 free pint of our fresh beer and 1 taster glass to take home! Participants must all be 21 years of age or older and must present ID at the start of the tour.
The Burke Band
An Evening with The Burke Band
Enjoy an evening of music with The Burke Band at the soon-to-open “Burke Music House”. You and your friends (up to 20) will be entertained by The Burke Band in the newly renovated Burke’s Furniture store building at 226 East Third Street. Enjoy two hours of music, beer and wine and hors devours. The venue will be available after June 15, 2017 and this offer is good for one year. This offer is for a Monday through Thursday between 6:00p.m. & 10:00p.m. The band requires some options for dates.