Auction Items 2019

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME

DUGOUT CLUB RED SOX TICKETS FOR FOUR WITH A STAY IN BOSTON PLUS PATRIOTS TICKETS FOR TWO

If you haven’t experienced Fenway Park from Dugout Club seats, you truly don’t know what you’re missing!

In a ballpark famous for bringing fans close to the action, nothing approaches the intimacy of Dugout Club Seats at Fenway Park. Watch the Red Sox take on the LA Dodgers Saturday, July 13, at 7:15PM from Row 1, seats 1 – 4, Dugout Box 56. You’ll gain a heightened appreciation for the speed of a major league game and the extraordinary skills required to play it, while immersed in sights and sounds that will make you feel part of the action. Before the game, you’re invited to enjoy the comfortable lounge-like ambience of the Ford Clubhouse, with a menu that includes traditional Fenway favorites as well as creative cocktail selections.

There’s no need to rush home after the game. Spend the night at the Residence Inn Boston Back Bay/Fenway Hotel, which is conveniently located just steps away from Fenway Park, in two-king sized rooms for four people and complimentary breakfast. The heated indoor pool, full service indoor/outdoor Terrace bar and rooftop deck make an ideal starting point before enjoying the evening’s game.

Last but not least, this package includes two regular season tickets to a New England Patriots game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA! Watch the Pats take on the Buffalo Bills in December. Seats are on the 45-yard line: Section 310, Row 15, Seats 24 and 25. The exact date and time are still to be determined, but will be either December 21 or December 22. Details and tickets to be released in early August of this year.

Donated by Jack Connors and Bruce & Angela Hevey

Value $2,900

QUEBEC’S PEACEFUL AND PICTURESQUE WONDERLAND

ESCAPE TO THE STUNNING PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

Stroll on Quebec City’s cobblestone streets and explore Charlevoix’s majestic landscapes in Quebec, Canada for three nights at The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac and two nights at The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu for two, including a $350 gift card for spa, dining or golf.

Escape to the stunning province of Quebec, where you can stroll through history in Quebec City and relish in all seasons of the pastoral outdoor playground of Charlevoix, just 90 miles up the St. Lawrence River. Towering over Old Quebec, and ideally located within the walls of the city, the iconic Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac has undergone a multimillion dollar renaissance project that repositions it as one of the world’s leading hotels, blending the charm of the hotel’s enchanting past with modern innovations, creating an allure that is fresh and seductive. After a scenic drive along the grand St. Lawrence River, which is also an estuary, you’ll come upon the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix, which welcomes you to experience unique gastronomy, spectacular views and an abundance of activities in its idyllic wonderland.

Quebec City’s urban Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac will seduce you with its breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and the architecture of the fortified Old City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In any of its 611 guestrooms, you’ll feel an elegant touch of historic Europe. Your experience at this landmark luxury hotel will guarantee you a memorable and inspiring stay in one of the most beautiful and walkable cities in the world. Experience timeless, refined hospitality that comes with staying in one of its finest hotels. Unwind and swim a few laps in the indoor pool or work out in the state of the art health club, and let this premier hotel’s gracious amenities and services surpass all our expectations. During your stay, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a cutting-edge program that positively impacts the environment! When you forgo your daily room cleaning service, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac will plant a tree in your name!

Nestled between mountains, forest and the scenic village of La Malbaie, Charlevoix’s Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu offers a fresh juxtaposition to Quebec City, with its snowcapped mountains and rural valleys. This World Biosphere Reserve, as designated by UNESCO, is the ideal retreat whether you are in need of a peaceful getaway or an active expedition. With a resort setting and panoramic views, (just a few of the indulgences you’ll experience upon your arrival), the Fairmont boasts a multitude of engaging activities for all ages – and staying inside is optional during the winter months! Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu offers guests enchanting horse carriage rides, outdoor skating rinks and easy access to the slopes of the region, in addition to beautiful snowmobiling trails which are directly accessible from the hotel. Other winter activities at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu include: dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, as well as skiing in one of the nearby ski resorts, Le Massif or Mont Grand-Fonds. During the summer season, countless options are also available: whale watching, 27-holes world class golf course, mini golf, tennis, outdoor pools, hiking…to name a few! The possibilities are endless, and the concierge will be delighted to assist you with any request you may have concerning the area activities, such as the Astronomical Observatory of Charlevoix, the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie national park, the Flavor Trail and The Baie-Saint-Paul village. And as if spending a few days in Charlevoix didn’t sound enticing enough, the Casino de Charlevoix is located next to the Fairmont, allowing you to test your luck and experience the vibrant nightlife without straying too far.

Indulge a little further at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu with a gift card toward the Spa du Manoir, an innovative fusion of spa and wellness, as well as a uniquely rewarding and deeply personalized palette of experiences that infuse life with a greater sense of vitality. From the exhilaration of an Elixir Ice Cider Body Wrap to the tranquility of a customized aromatherapy massage, you’ll always go home feeling energized, enlightened and empowered. You could also use your gift card toward the rich flavors and gastronomy of its four restaurants, known for providing guests with unique dining experiences and mouthwatering cuisine. One of Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu’s greatest gems is the world-class 27-hole golf course, which showcases the natural beauty and aesthetics of the Charlevoix region.

This trip for two includes:

– 3 nights accommodations at The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

– 2 nights accommodations at The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

– Daily complimentary breakfast

– All room-related taxes

– (1) $350 Fairmont Gift Card

**Terms and Conditions: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside of the United States. A minimum 30-day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.**

Value: $4,500

MAGICAL FALL BBQ IN VERMONT

ENJOY A FIRST-CLASS BBQ THIS FALL COMPLETE WITH THE TALENT OF MARKO THE MAGICIAN

Invite up to 35 guests to your home where you will be treated to the award-winning barbecue of Vermont Pig Roast! Owner Terence Lernihan and his team will prepare (12) racks of BBQ Pork Ribs with his Award-winning Sauce, (35) pounds of Rosemary Apple BBQ Chicken, Macaroni with Seven Cheeses and his Special Baked Beans. Trust us – if you’re looking for a caterer specializing in BBQ in Vermont, Terry is your guy! Whether you call it barbecue, BBQ or barbie, it all means that same thing: DELICIOUS!

You and your guests will also enjoy two mixed cases of Harpoon beer and hard cider.

And, if that menu wasn’t enough, this package also includes your choice of either a 30-minute show or 1-hour of close-up magic courtesy of Marko the Magician – magician, hypnotist and comedian extraordinaire! Marko’s engaging personality and sharp-as-a-tack wit will have you and your guests amazed and laughing at the same time. His magic is, indeed, world-class pure perfection!

** Restrictions: This party is for up to 35 people, and can not be scheduled on a Saturday. Any modifications to the menu will need to be discussed directly with Terence Lernihan, and additional costs will be incurred by the winning bidder. Marko the Magician is subject to availability, and can not be scheduled during the months of June, July, August, December and January.

Donated by Terence Lernihan, Marko the Magician and Friends of Lucy Mackenzie

Value $1,850

GOLF FOR YOU

EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF GOLF RIGHT IN YOUR BACKYARD

A dream package for any local golfer, this package includes gift certificates to:

Crown Point Country Club — Springfield, VT. Details: Greens Fees for a Foursome. Valid Monday through Friday. Cart rental required. Expires at end of 2019 season.

Hanover Country Club — Hanover, NH. Details: Round of golf for four without carts. Must be used at one time. Mandatory cart fee per person. Expires 11/1/19.

John P. Larkin Country Club – Windsor, VT. Details: 18 hole green fees with carts for a foursome. Expires at end of 2019 season.

Montcalm Golf Club — Lebanon, NH. Details: Round of golf for four. Players are responsible for their own mandatory cart fee. Expires at end of 2019 season.

The Quechee Club – Quechee, VT. Details: Round of Golf for a Foursome with carts. Expires 10/31/19.

Stratton Mountain Club – Stratton, VT. Details: Round of golf for four, carts included. Cannot be used on a holiday. Expires 10/30/19.

Green Mountain Golf Course – Killington, VT. Details: Round of gold for four. Expires at end of 2019 season.

Donated by the above Country Clubs

Value $1,950
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UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

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.
Choose from:
– 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 37,203 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
$4,550 Value

CAYMUS SPECIAL SELECTION

A SIX-BOTTLE CASE 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
Value $1,200

LEADING FIELDS RELAX AND RETREAT

A WEEKEND RETREAT FOR 6 PEOPLE NESTLED RIGHT IN THE PICTURESQUE HILLS OF WOODSTOCK!
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People need a place to “retreat” to find solace, sanctuary and peace; to relax, renew and reflect; a place where retreating will lead to advancing, with space to breathe freely; a place to explore their inner creative selves and to connect with nature – Leading Fields provides this!

A privately owned home in the hills above Woodstock, VT, Leading Fields offers 186 acres of grassy fields, Vermont hills and beautiful woods. There is a labyrinth for meditation, a swimming pond, flower gardens and hiking/mountain biking trails, as well as beautiful and peaceful ample indoor space. Leading Fields is the perfect place for yoga, meditation, wellness, writing, painting, drawing, music, leadership groups and so much more.

This package also features a five-course catered dinner courtesy of Claire Mayock of Heart Rock Kitchen. On one night of your stay, Claire and her team will come right to Leading Fields to serve you one of their delicious dinners!

This package includes a two-night stay at Leading Fields for a maximum of 6 people. The house has two beds in each bedroom, and each bedroom has a private bathroom. It is a non-smoking property both inside and outside. This offer is good until may 23, 2020 and is subject to availability. Add-ons are available at the cost of the winning bidder. The menu details and restrictions will be discussed directly with Heart Rock Kitchen.

Donated by Stacey Gerrish and Claire Mayock

Value $2,000

NAPA: THE ULTIMATE WINE COUNTRY OASIS

A WINE CONNOISSEUR’S DELIGHT!

For hundreds of years, ancient thermal mineral waters have graced the site of the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. The ultimate elegant oasis, this AAA Four-Diamond resort sits in the gorgeous wine country of Sonoma in Northern California. Sit back and relax during your personalized five-hour wine tour as you are guided through the region by a knowledgeable and experienced chauffeur.

First revered by Native American and early settlers as a bathing ground, the springs gained popularity among San Franciscans in the 1840s, when a bathhouse emerged to shelter the restorative waters. Generations of travelers have visited this site through the years to “take the waters.” Today, the resort is proud to be one of the only luxury spa resorts in the country with its own source of thermal mineral water. Native American people came to this sacred ground from surrounding valleys and the coast to partake in healing rituals honoring the earth and the waters, and the spirit of all the elements. The spa pays homage to ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations, who believed in the axiom, “Sanitas Per Aquas”, or healing through water.

Guests will savor the fruits of the wine country on a personalized five-hour tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan. Whether you are first-time visitors or veteran wine tasters, you’ll enjoy an enlightening, fun-filled day in this picturesque region. The informative winery tour will be customized based on your individual wine preferences. Connoisseurs will stroll through magnificent gardens and taste wines recognized as being among the best the world has to offer.

Your spacious Vineyard Suite provides the epitome of comfort, privacy, and a delightful ambiance. The Vineyard Suites feature a fireplace, a Jacuzzi tub for two, and a plush sitting area.

This package for two includes:

  • Four days and three nights accommodations at the Fairmont Sonoma Mision Inn and Spa in a king-bedded Vineyard Suite
  • Daily Complimentary Breakfast
  • All room-related taxes
  • Private 5-hour winery tour in a chauffered luxury sedan
  • Daily complimentary wine tastings in the hotel lobby
  • Complimentary bottle of wine in room upon arrival

Terms and Conditions: Travel Package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. A minimum 30-day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue. Some restrictions may apply during special events.

Value: $4,000

TASTE OF THE UPPER VALLEY

AN ABSOLUTE DINER’S DELIGHT OF A PACKAGE!A

One of our most popular auction packages of all times, this year’s Taste of the Upper Valley is super-sized to keep the winning bidder dining out all year long. This package includes gift certificates to some of the finest dining establishments in the Upper Valley, including:

Elixir — White River Junction, VT

506 On the River Inn — Woodstock, VT

Three Tomatoes Trattoria — Lebanon, NH

Brownsville Butcher and Pantry — Brownsville, VT

The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant at the Covered Bridge– Woodstock, VT

Worthy Kitchen – Woodstock, VT

Daily Catch – Woodstock, VT

Chef Brad’s Crazyside – Hartland, VT

Woodstock Farmer’s Market – Woodstock, VT

The Inn at Weathersfield (2-Hand-on Cooking Classes!) – Weathersfield, VT

Skinny Pancake — Quechee, VT

Ramunto’s — Bridgewater, VT

The Public House at Quechee Gorge — Quechee, VT

**Gift certificates will continue to come in daily until the May 24. Keep your eyes open for the full list of restaurants!**

Donated by the above restaurants.

Value – Priceless

WOODSTOCK INN ESCAPE

AN AMAZING LOCAL GETAWAY

Call it a stay-cation or the perfect gift for family members, the Woodstock Inn Escape is a pure delight! This package includes a two-night stay for two at the historic Woodstock Inn, with breakfast included. During your stay, enjoy a round of golf for four with carts on the exquisite Woodstock Country Club, only mere minutes from the Inn. Named by Golf Advisor as the #3 Top Golf Course in New England, #7 for Golf Conditions in the U.S., and #3 Friendliest Staff in the U.S., you will enjoy one of the best golf experiences in the country.  Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., The Woodstock Country Club is a challenging, 18-hole masterpiece surrounded by lush hillsides and unspoiled Vermont landscapes.

This package is complete with dinner for two at the Lincoln Inn & Restaurant at the Covered Bridge in Woodstock, VT. Located only minutes away from the Woodstock Inn, the Lincoln Inn Restaurant combines an European flair with local gourmet ingredients. Michelin-star trained chef Jevgenija Saromova has worked in top restaurants in Italy, France, and England before starting her journey to Woodstock, Vermont. She brings her globally inspired culinary talents with her to each and every dish.

Dishes are crafted with only the freshest local hand-picked ingredients. The four-course prix fixe menu and 7 and 12 course chef tasting menus change nightly, as the menu is based on the best available products that day.

Donated by the Woodstock Inn and The Lincoln Inn and Restaurant at the Covered Bridge.

Value: $1,550

CHEERS FROM THE TRUSTEES

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.


**Trustees will be on site for approx. 3 hours. 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
$2,000 Value


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