Live and silent auction items delight the imagination!
Spacious cabin in Pagosa Springs for a week in summer or winter in beautiful Colorado! This three story, fully equipped Swedish log cabin accommodates twelve in four generous bedrooms. Fireplaces galore for après ski. Hot tub, TV with DVD player and stereo system. Enjoy sprawling views of the San Juan Mountains from the wrap-around deck. In summer, there’s golf course living, tubing in the river, and more extensive watery activities in the nearby Pagosa Lakes. Winter’s pleasures include skiing—downhill or cross country on groomed Nordic ski trails at the Wolf Creek Ski Area—followed by a dip in the Hot Springs pools a few miles away. Donated by Jim, Ross and Linda Wagner. LIVE AUCTION ITEM
Four nights in a Texas Hill Country retreat on the banks of the beautiful cypress-lined Guadalupe River, near Hunt. A three bedroom, three bath limestone home with a two bedroom/one bath guest house. Large great room with a massive rock fireplace covering one wall, exposed beams, Saltillo tile floors, interior rock walls. The great room opens to an enclosed sun porch with a wall of windows for viewing the river. Dates subject to availability. Donated by Tye Taft and Patricia Griffith
Luxury dove hunt in Argentina, donated by Pointer Outfitters. A bucket list experience!! The best dove hunting in Cordoba, staying at the Jesus Maria Resort. For four hunters. LIVE AUCTION ITEM
"Here Comes the Sun:" four nights in a Santa Fe compound in the heart of the historic district. Walking distance to art galleries and restaurants on Canyon Road and the Plaza. Four casitas on the property provide comfortable accommodations for up to 8 couples. Main house has 3 bed/3 baths; second casita has 3 bed/3 baths; third casita has 2 beds, 1 bath; fourth casita has 1 bed, 1 bath. Available at a mutually acceptable date between January 15, 2019 and November 10, 2019. Donated by Mary Kay Casey LIVE AUCTION ITEM
"All you Need is Love:" Celebrate Valentine's Day with a one week stay, Feb. 10-16, 2019 at Marriott's Shadow Ridge Resort in Palm Desert, CA. Two bedroom, 2 bath condo on the golf course with a $500 gift card. Must call 30 days in advance for tee times. https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ctdsr-marriotts-shadow-ridge-i-the-villages. Donated by Suzanne and Ed Ellis LIVE AUCTION ITEM
"Kansas City:" This registered Quixote longhorn calf isn't from Kansas City. It's from Round Top out of registered WR/Yates & Vicente Lines, original true genetic stock. Winner may select a calf from existing or next year's stock. Both sexes available. Donated by Les Mallory LIVE AUCTION ITEM
A Touch of the Mediterranean: Chef's Dinner for four from A'Bouzy Restaurant in Houston, and a Provencal market basket with olive wood salad bowl containing wine and goodies from the region, such as truffled pate, etc. From Russell Miller and Charlotte Meyer.
Under a Country Sky: French multi-course dinner and wine for fourteen at the farm of Lora Lou and Pierre Miral on January 12, 2019. Donated by the Mirals. A sign-up event!
Country picnic for twelve with homemade sandwiches and pastries from Weikel's Bakery and a Yeti Cooler of beer; host it at your farm or Sue Foster's The Cottages at Mill Creek.
Two tickets to An Afternoon with Radney Foster, October 28, 3 to 5 pm at Winedale's Shakespeare Barn; tickets include the concert and a hard cider/hot biscuit meet-and-greet with the artist, book and CD. Foster has written numerous hit songs for Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Kenny Loggins. This event, sponsored by the Round Top Family Library, is donated by Linda Plant/Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty.
Lunch and Learn for twelve with Chef Mike at Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe in La Grange. Donated by Chef Mike. A sign-up event!
Private guided tour of Winedale buildings by Dr. Ken Hafertepe, Dept. Chair of Museum Studies at Baylor; plus lunch and a copy of his newest book, "The Material Culture of German Texans."
Private seated wine class for 10-16 people at The Nice Winery tasting studio in Houston. Six wines will be tasted and discussed. accompanied by a specialty tray of companionable meats and cheeses.
Hay Ride for 15 at the Jersey Barnyard with Santa, on Saturday, November 24 at 9:30 AM. After all that turkey, get the kiddos out in the fresh air to enjoy a hayride, barnyard tour, feeding the animals and treats. http://www.texasjerset.com. Donated by The Jersey Barnyard
Quilt turning of the Winedale Quilt Collection by scholar and author Kate Adams, including a tour of The Briscoe Center in Austin and lunch for six. Participants will each receive a copy of her book, "Comfort and Glory, Two Centuries of Quilts at The Briscoe Center."
Other items so far include:
Jewelry by Maraquita Masterson, Richard Schmidt, Joanie Jacomini Herring, and Patricia Peckinpaugh;
Pottery and a hands-on potting session from Paulina Van Bavel;
Paintings from Dorothy Shelby
Photography from George O. Jackson;
And many more!