Hawaiian Getaway to a Private House on Oahu for One Week
Spectacular mountain views and a gorgeous beach provide the setting for this two-bedroom, one-bath cedar house with accommodations for six people on the rural Windward Coast of Oahu. The “Mushroom House“, located on the beautiful Kualoa Ranch, is a pleasant country cottage with cathedral ceilings and picture windows and sits at the mouth of the magnificent Ka’a’awa Valley. Egrets, mynah birds and cardinals abound in the expansive garden area and coconut palms frame an ornamental pond. Only steps away, across a small two-lane road, the beach awaits you for swimming, boogie boarding, surfing or lazing in the sun. Other activities, such as horseback riding and four-wheeler tours, can be arranged through Kualoa Ranch. This is one of the most serene locations on the island of Oahu and is only a 40-minute drive to Honolulu, 20 minutes to your selection of golf courses and 30 minutes to the famous North Shore Beaches.
**Airfare is not included. Booking is subject to availability.**
Donated by Bill and Karen McCollom
Red Sox vs Yankees in Boston for Four People
This is the ultimate experience for any Red Sox fan! Enjoy dugout box seats for four at Fenway Park on Sunday, August 5th, and watch the home team take on the New York Yankees.
The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is one of the most storied in all of sports and their games are as exciting as ever to watch.
Donated in part by Jack Connors
Spend One Week in Manciano, Italy
Accommodations for four include your choice of several gorgeous properties all located in the ancient town of Manciano on the southern edge of Tuscany. Each property has two bedrooms with one or two baths, a kitchen and living area.
– Villa Zolira – a vintage Tuscan-style with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room and kitchen.
– Casa Natalia or Casa Bambini – both are new properties with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and magnificent view of the countryside
– Casa Giovanna – 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with a balcony for sipping wine while taking the breathtaking views
– Casa Fiorella (2 bedrooms and 2 baths), La Terrazza (3 bedrooms and 2 baths) and La Veranda (2 bedrooms and 2 baths) – all are located in the most medieval part of Manciano!
Ancient Manciano is 90 minutes north of Rome on the southern edge of Tuscany, which rises on the top of a hill open to the four winds – from the Amiata to the Fiora Valley, from Talamone to the beaches of Montalto di Castro, from the Argentario to the islands of Giglio and Montecristo. Manciano extends for 37,23 square kilometers in a hilly zone situated between the valleys of Albegna and Fiora.
**Airfare is not included. Travel is from either Saturday to Saturday, Friday to Friday or Thursday to Thursday depending on the unit chosen. If children are traveling, a $500 deposit is required and will be refunded two weeks after departure date. This trip can not be sold, bartered or traded without our written consent of the owner. Offer is indefinite but subject to availability.**
Donated by Leone Hinzman
A Private Farm-to-Table Dinner for 10 People
You and up to 15 of your friends will enjoy a unique Vermont dining experience at Grandma’am’s Hill Farm in North Bridgewater, VT. Dine on a roasted suckling pig accompanied by delicious sides, including baked beans, coleslaw, applesauce and more. This farm-to-table meal will be completed with a seasonal dessert. Wine will be provided. This is a once-in-a-lifetime beautiful and delicious dining experience!
**Must be used between September 15 to October 15, 2018. A two-week notice with a rain date is required.**
Donated by Lynne Bertram
Cocktail Party for 25 People in Your Home
Invite 25 guests to your home, where as host or hostess, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy yourself and relax while our Board of Trustees serves you. A mixed case of red and white wine will accompany elegant passed hors d’oeuvres. Three creative and delicious stationary dishes will be prepared and served, as well. This catered affair will be completed with live music courtesy of the Eric Bronstein Trio. Don’t pass on this truly lovely and unique occasion to be shared with your closest family and friends.
**Hard alcohol and bartender are not included. Party must be scheduled 8 weeks in advance and used within one calendar year.**
Donated by Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society’s Board of Trustees and Eric Bronstein
Private Party at the Barnyard Inn for 20 People
Choose a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday during the summer months and dine on a Vermont Best Dinner prepared by Chef Will Dodson! You and your guests will dine in the Barnard Inn’s cozy and beautiful renovated barn. The evening’s meal will consist of 24-hour Vermont beef brisket, classic side salads, mixed seasonal vegetables and house-baked bread, topped off with a Barnard Inn seasonal fruit crumble and vanilla ice cream. Ice-tea, coffee and herbal infused water are included.
A cash bar and after-hours fire pit can be added for an additional fee. This item is valid for the 2018 season only and will expire on Wednesday October 17, 2018. Dates are subject to barn availability.
Donated by The Barnard Inn
Private Class for 8 at Blake Hill Preserves & Lunch at Harpoon
Blake Hill Preserves in Windsor, VT will teach a hands-on class for 8 in the art of fine preserve making by Vicky Allard, one of the nation’s leading expert artisan producers. Vicky will teach you how to make a special variety preserve, marmalade or chutney using the finest seasonal produce and includes preparation, cooking and “setting” and safe canning practices. Each student will take home a complimentary recipe sheet, a jar of the variety made in class and will receive 15% off purchases made in the Specialty Preserves Shop! Your class will be treated to lunch at Harpoon Brewery, which is located right next to Blake Hill Preserves.
Class will need to be scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday from 10:30AM – 1PM, and is subject to availability.
Donated by Blake Hill Preserves, Harpoon Brewery and Friends of Lucy Mackenzie
6 Bottles of 2008 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
A sealed wooden case protects six bottles of the highly coveted 2008 Caymus Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage, Caymus Special Selection is the vineyard’s flagship wine.
From Robert Parker Wine Advocate: “The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection is the first example of this cuvee to include Merlot (about 14%) in the blend. The Merlot component has given the wine a cocoa/chocolate nuance to its black currant, licorice-infused fruit. The tannins are velvety soft and the wine is beautifully textured and full-bodied. It is ideal for drinking now and over the next 15 years.”
Donated by Bill Copeland
Pizza Party in Your Home for 50
A restored vintage 1952 Ford truck will be the backdrop to a pizza party for 50 catered by La Pizza Lupo of Reading, VT. Using local artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, vegetables and greens from local farms and their very own signature sauces, they’ll make fresh, hot and delicious wood-fired pizza right before your guest’s eyes on their Italian oven. A fresh salad is included, and the winning bidder can select to add on dessert, beer and wine for an additional fee.
Have your party on any weekend between June – October 2018 or May – October 2019 (date is subject to availability). The location of your party needs to be within a 30 mile radius of Reading, VT.
Donated by La Pizza Lupo
Dog-Sledding Adventure, Overnight Stay at The Inn at Weathersfield and Tasting at SILO Distillery for Two
You and a guest will be treated to a 2-hour dog sled ride courtesy of Braeburn Kennels in Windsor, VT. While in Windsor, enjoy a tour at the SILO Distillery. Finish off the day with dinner and a stay at the Inn at Weathersfield (approx. 35 minutes away). You and your guest will also enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the morning.
**The Inn at Weathersfield stay cannot be booked 09/16/18 thru 10/13/18 and 12/23/18 thru 12/29/18. This stay is valid through May 2019.**
Donated by Braeburn Kennels, The Inn at Weathersfield and SILO
From Robert Parker Wine Advocate: “Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bottle, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art in the gold-engraved bottle of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course, one can’t drink the glass, but this is the top-flight Mouton Rothschild, eclipsed only by the 2006 and 2009. A rich, tannic, earthy style, with loads of crème de cassis and floral notes, the final blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot is a full-bodied wine with plenty of coffee, earth, chocolatey notes and still plenty of tannin to resolve. I give it an anticipated maturity range of 2015-2050. “
Donated by Friends of Lucy Mackenzie
The Paws for the Cause Auction and Dinner is May 24 at The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm. Purchase your tickets online today, and learn more about the event here: Paws for the Cause Dinner and Auctio