Live Auction Items:
Over-Night Sailboat Excursion
Enjoy two days and a night sailing around the Lake Erie Islands aboard the 2 banjo 2! Captain Rob Compton is offering an overnight sailing experience aboard his classic 30-foot Catalina sailboat. Relax and enjoy views of sparkling water, Cedar Point roller coasters and picturesque islands or learn some sailing skills yourself. Read more about it.
Fall Weekend in Petoskey
Win a fall getaway at Friends In Deed’s Annual Dinner & Silent Auction. The vacation is a two-night, weekend stay at the Inn at Bay Harbor in Petoskey from October 6 to October 8, 2017. The studio room has a kitchen and living area with a queen wall bed, a fireplace and a balcony. Read more about it. (Value $520).
Guided Tour of the Radar Room and Control Tower at Detroit Metro Airport
The lucky winner (and a guest) will be taken on a tour at the McNamara Terminal and be escorted through, as guide Bill Holmes puts it, the “super secret” entrance to the radar room. The winner will also journey up 20 stories into the control tower, where air traffic controllers will explain and demonstrate their actions as they guide take offs and landings. Read more about it. Note: Ages 15 and Up.
Week Vacation at Charlevoix Condo
The lucky winner (and a guest) will enjoy one week of vacation time at this water-front condo between September 15, 2017 and May 15, 2018 (as agreed between winner and donor/owner).
Four Gardeners for Four Hours
Use of FID Truck for the Day
Framed “Morning Walk” Hand-Made Quilt
$500 Gift Card to Select Auto
Four (4) Tickets to Thunder Over Michigan Air Show
Artwork and Art-Related Classes
Items include framed paintings, photographs and quilts, as well as gift certificates for glass mosaic, painting and other art classes. There is also a gift certificate for personal instruction in watercolor painting: List of creative classes available.
Clothes & Jewelry
Items include earrings, necklaces, scarves, clutches, socks, cocktail dresses and wraps, as well as gift certificates for shoes.
Entertainment & Experiences
Items include tickets to Michigan Theater, Handel’s Messiah (UMS), a Purple Rose Theater performance and Rolling Hills Water Park, as well as a membership at Leslie Nature Center. Other items include a “Jiffy” family tour package, a High Five Pedal Tour and a hot-air balloon ride.
Food & Restaurants
Items include baskets filled with Italian oils, cheese and dinner fixings, as well as boxes of spices and cupcakes. There are also gift certificates for coffee for a year, cheese and dessert trays, local markets and many, many restaurants. See item list.
Items include painted kids chairs, bronze desk lamp, cedar chest, Wakefield table and stacking end tables.
Home & Garden
Items include vases, collectibles, heirloom bulbs, wall organizers, sconces, hand-made quilts, pillow cases, trivets, tools and tchotchkes. There are also several gift certificates available for fertilizer/weed control, gardening help, landscape nursery items, home-decor items, and tool/yard/party rental. List of gift certicates available.
Personal and Spa Services
Items include gift certificates for massages, teeth whitening, salon services, hot-tub soaks, life coaching, and PiYo (Pilates/Yoga) classes, as well as cologne: List of items available.
Recreation and Sport
Items include tickets for the Thunder Over Michigan air show and a season pass to the Toledo Mudhens. Gift certificates are also available for two rock-climbing starter packages, a race-car driving experience and several golf packages. Collectibles at the auction include a basket of NASCAR-branded items, an autographed Red Wing puck, and a Lions football signed by everyone on the 2010 Lions team.
These items don’t fit easily into any one category, but offer a little something different for the silent-auction enthusiast: a singing telegram, lunch out with the Friends In Deed’s executive director, and a picnic basket with wine glasses, lawn blanket and a bottle of wine.