2013 Gala Auction Details
‘Sip ‘n Sparkle’
This fun drawing features pieces by local artists including Ben Clark, Scott Shafer, Steve Sizelove, Carol Miller, Carl Wooldridge, and Welling Hall. Be dazzled by beautifully crafted ceramics, hand-blown glass, unique quilts, carefully tended bonsai trees, and unique jewelry. Tickets come with a complementary signature drink!
In addition to auctioning off the works of local artists, CEC chooses to offer experiences community members can invest in to have fun while they support the center’s experiential learning programs. See below for a sneak peak at what we have to offer this year!
DONATED BY: Terri Logan
DESCRIPTION: Indiana artist Terri Logan is well known for her beautiful jewelry made with river stones and sterling silver. This original, handmade stone necklace is valued at over $900!
“A Day with the Pros”http://goodgoods.com/goods/jewelry/terri-logan-studios/
DONATED BY: PGA (Facilitated by Bo and Bob VanPelt)
DESCRIPTION: Grab a friend and head to Columbus for the chance to see all the golf greats in the 2014 PGA Memorial Tournament! Thursday, May 29 2014. Enjoy 2 incredible Clubhouse passes that give you access to all areas of the property except the family dining room.
DETAILS: These passes are hard to come by! Winner will be put in contact with Bob VanPelt to organize picking up tickets.
DONATED BY: Jennifer Ferrell
DESCRIPTION: Assembled by local caterer, Jen Ferrell, this cornucopia of local meats, eggs, and canned goodies is enough to sustainably feed any family for months! All food is locally sourced, mostly from Jennifer’s farm in Centerville.
DONATED BY: Sara Coulter, Tim Smock, Len & Mary Jo Clark, and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra
DESCRIPTION: Everyone loves a party! Enjoy fabulous German cuisine and cutlure brought to you by Sara Coulter served in the historic Toschlog Home of Mary Jo and Len Clark. Don’t miss wine hand-selected to match the meal by enthusiast, Tim Smock! Finally, spend an evening immersed in the area’s musical tradition at the Richmond Symphony!
DETAILS: Available for up to 8 people. Includes dinner, four bottles of wine, and eight tickets to any RSO performance. Date to be arranged with Sara Coulter and the Clarks. Dinner and RSO performance do not need to be on the same evening.
“Hilton Head Hideaway”
DONATED BY: Nancy Green
DESCRIPTION: Head east for a week to a coastal paradise at Shipyard Plantation, a Resorts Condominiums International Gold Crown Resort! This 48 unit community is situated on one of the smallest plantations at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Located mid-island, this getaway is nestled conveniently near shopping and restaurants yet remains secluded and quiet, only a 5 minute walk to the Atlantic beach or 27 hole golf course. The property has a lovely pool, hot tub, grills and plenty of fun activities for kids!
DETAILS: Enjoy a two-story 1,500 square foot condo complete with furnished living/dining room, fully equipped kitchen (including utensils and china amenities), lovely deck, washer/dryer, sleeper sofa, flat screen TV, half bath downstairs, and two big bedrooms (one with king bed and garden bath and the other with twin beds and bath upstairs). It makes a comfortable location for 4 guests but can squeeze 6 (additional pull-out couch on-site for additional guests). The condo includes two complementary bikes in the storage and wireless service. The community includes access to a newly refurbished pool/tennis and play area with grills and whirlpool hot tub. The week includes a free round of golf each day for 4 (cart fees not included) and a free “Daily Hour” at the tennis court hour at the tennis center. Week dates are flexible but must begin on a Saturday at 5 pm and end the following Saturday at 10 am. Owner will work with you to book a convenient date!
Testimony from past winner, Diana Fahl: “This is such a wonderful experience, you can make it as active or as laid back as you want. The condo was absolutely beautiful with all of the amenities. There was a very nice pool and hot tub located just a few feet away. There are bikes available and we rode all over the place, to the grocery, out to eat and to the beach every day. I strongly recommend that people ride their bikes to the beach at night. It was so very relaxing listening to the waves come in and sit in the dark to finish out the day. We did a dinner boat cruise, zip lined, and had some old time photos taken. OH and I cannot forget the absolutely fabulous golf course!! I am spoiled forever with that golf course; I have yet to play on another golf course since that measures up. Everyone we met was extremely nice and helpful. We ate at some wonderful restaurants and I would recommend to go to lunch at the Sea Shack (you can ride your bike) and for dinner go to the Jazz Corner!”
DONATED BY: Teri Grossman
DESCRIPTION: Imagine yourself in gorgeous British Virgin Islands! Spend a week in Tortola with family or friends enjoying all the pleasures of island life in a roomy cottage! The house features stunning views of the ocean from the veranda and is only a ten-minute drive down the mountain to the beach.
DETAILS: Schedule your vacation week at your convenience! Cottage is available anytime except during the month of February. Accommodations can comfortably sleep 6 guests but can squeeze 8. The main house features two bedrooms, two baths, and a fully equipped eat-in kitchen and living room. Covered veranda is accessible through all rooms and adjoins a studio apartment with bath, lounge area, and mini kitchen. Owner will gladly meet with you and help you plan the perfect vacation by giving the inside scoop on tasty restaurants, activity ideas, and scenic spots!
Testimony from past winner, Jill Borchers: “Get ready for Island Time! Relax on beautiful beaches or go, go, go! Explore unique shops, restaurants and marketplaces that reflect the culture of the Caribbean. Spacious accommodations are well located for day trips and sightseeing. Soak in spectacular sunsets and stunning views from the veranda as island breezes take your cares away. Great food … great drinks … great views … great times!”
Thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible!
- Boston, Bever, Klinge, Cross & Chidester Law Firm
- First Bank Richmond
- Lorenz Williams Clinton
- Reid Hospital & Health Care Services
- Richmond Baking Company
- Stults Family Dentistry