Many thanks to our
generous auction donors!
The exciting items
that were up for bid
in this year's Live Auction:
A week in the South of France
This large stone house dates back to the 15th century, late Medieval, early Renaissance. The vaulted ceilings in the living room and a massive fireplace with carved Latin inscription recall an earlier life as the kitchen for an inn or monastery. The house sleeps nine and features two terraces and a garage.
La Maison Joyaux Living Room
Valros is a quiet town, conveniently situated, with easy access to Mediterranean beaches, the nearby Black Mountains, great wine country, and unique attractions such as the antiquing center of neighboring Pézenas. The Autoroute - the major coastal road to the Pyrenees and Spain in one direction and toward Provence in the other - is a mere 15 minutes away.Click here
for more information about this wonderful house!
Donor: Simone Joyaux
The Village of Valros
Rue du Portail, Valros
Diamond Necklace from La Perla Fine Jewelers
Bob La Perla of La Perla Fine Jewelers
in Blue Back Square has generously donated a spectacular Lady's diamond 18" drop necklace with 4=0.12 Total Weight Baguette G/H Color , Si 1 Clarity. Diamonds and 15= 1.97 Total Weight , Round Brilliant G/H color and Si 1 Clarity 14 KT White gold Bead chain.Bob has donated a precious jewel to the Ball for 14 years. The Bridge is so appreciative of Bob's generosity.
Donor: La Perla Fine Jewelers
A Cottage in the Berkshires
Relax for 5 days in this beautiful Berkshire Hills cottage, on 2 acres of park-like grounds. Enjoy the western views from this home nestled in the serene hamlet of West Stockbridge, just 3 miles from the Main Gate at Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
The tri-level home has antique barn-beam ceilings, wide pine floors and brick fireplace in the open living-dining area. The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths and sleeps 10 comfortably (3 queen size beds & 4 bunk beds) and there are 2 additional queen sized futons in the lower level family room for additional guests.
Donors: Matt Winter and Jane LehmanMax's Oyster Bar
Wine dinner for 6 guests at Max's Oyster Bar
in West Hartford. Enjoy a specially-designed menu created by Executive Chef Scott Miller with wines hand-selected to accompany each course. Use within 90 days.
Donor: Max's Oyster Bar
A Night on the Town
Eight hours in your own Premier Limo
. Head to the Casinos or go shopping in New York or Boston or Providence - you pick. Seats 8 people so coordinate your bid with 3 other couples and enjoy some fun.Gratuity not included.
Donors: Tom Hickey, West Hartford MagazineBar-B-Que for 8 in Your Back Yard!
Backyard barbeque for 8 people. Includes meat, sides, appetizers and dessert donated by Matt Cormier of The Meat House
in Avon. Beer tasting in your home for 8 by Phil Markowski,Two Roads partner and brewmaster. Two Roads Brewing Company
is Connecticut's newest and premier craft brewery located in Stratford, CT. Purchaser can pick up food at The Meat House either cooked or ready to be cooked.
Donors: The Meat House, Two Roads Brewing Company
Golf Vacation at Pinehurst, North Carolina
A week's stay in a 3 bedroom condominium in Pinehurst, NC. Includes a round of golf for 4 on historic Donald Ross golf course Number 2
. Master BR has a queen and twin bed. Second bedroom has one queen bed; third bedroom has 2 twin beds. Two full baths, full kitchen, living room, dining area. Overlooks pond and golf course.
Specific terms, dates and conditions: must be used in 2013. Contact owner to arrange mutually agreed upon date. Please call early for best availability. Tee time needs 30 day advance notice.
Donors: Paul and Mary Butler
The Ride of a Lifetime
Imagine the excitement when you treat your child to a ride to or from school in a West Hartford Fire Truck! Valid for one person only. The whole family will enjoy a basket filled with fire and safety-related household items: cookbook, Playmobile fire engine, escape ladder, fire extinguisher, smoke alarm, carbon-monoxide monitor, "fire trucks in action" ladder.
Donor: West Hartford Fire Department and West Hartford Fire Fighters Association Local # 1241Eight Tickets to UCONN vs. Michigan Rentschler Field
Football fun with 8 tickets to see the UCONN football
team play University of Michigan at Rentschler Field, Saturday, September 21, 2013. Tailgate party and snacks provided by Maneely's Catering in South Windsor. Beer and soft drinks provided by Rogo Distributors.
Donors: Maneely's Catering and Rogo DistributorsDamon's Tavern
Bring 40 of your friends for a two-hour beer and wine party at Damon's Tavern
. Your guests will dine on four to five different appetizers, 24 draft beers and house wines. Party must be scheduled on a Sunday through Thursday evening only. Date to be mutually agreed upon with owner.
Expires 1/19/2014.Value: $1200
Donors: Mary and Paul ButlerA South African Safari
Spend six days and six nights in luxury accommodation for two at Luxury Hemingway-style Tents, Heritage Safari Lodge, Nyati/Ndlovu Lodges, or Zulu Nyala Lodge. These luxury facilities are situated in the heart of Zululand and St. Lucia/Sodwana Bay Marine reserve/Lubombo corridor - one of the richest wildlife conservation regions in Africa. Includes full board, three meals per day prepared by the finest international chefs - with African flavour. Two game viewing activities per day, guided by your own professional game rangers in open game viewing vehicles, in Zulu Nyala game reserve
. This package is valid for two years from 1/19/2013. Does not include airfare, transfers, side trips, personal beverages, or phone calls.
Donor: Zulu Nyala Group, Trevor Shaw, Owner
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