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Silent Auction

TCHS1965 Administrator
07-03-2005 09:06pm

Welcome to the Silent Auction Preview!

The Silent Auction is just a part of the activities scheduled for our Saturday Gala Event at the Hagerty Center, 6pm to 10pm. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated from The TCHS Class of 1965 towards a landscaping or sculpture project at TCHS or a scholarship, charity or other agreed upon event.

The Silent Auction will have something for everyone with many items either crafted or donated by our classmates. We plan to have 40 items to auction.

If you would like to make an auction donation, please contact Don Belyea at or Myrna SCHWARTZ Downer at or RuthAnn VALADE LaMott at

Some Silect Auction items to date are:
- Country red window box full of interesting and functional pieces of white ware (white candy dish, white creamer, white parmesan cheese shaker, white everything!). Value $94.00. Donated by Sally SMITH Berlin, owner of Crystal Crate & Cargo a gourmet and gift shop in downtown Beulah.
- Red and white enamel splatter ware serving tray with kitchen linens all in a cherry theme. Retail value $60.00. Donated by Sally SMITH Berlin.
- Tennis lesson at the Grand Traverse Resort donated by 2004 Michigan Tennis Pro of the Year, Chris (Mick) Michalowski, who is Ted Smith’s son-in-law.
- On wood photography relevant to the Traverse City area donated by the Wooden Gallery of Traverse City. Gallery owner is Ted Smith’s son-in-law’s friend.
- One week stay at a Florida condominium donated by owner Pam FOX Alexander. Value $700.00.
- Pet Portrait drawn from a photograph of your pet. Value $250.00. Donated and created by Pam GUGER Plenge.
- Crystal vase donated by Tron THOMPSON Stadelman. Value $220.00.
- Pottery bowl hand crafted and donated by RuthAnn VALADE LaMott. Value $35.00.
- Photo shoot donated by photographer Jack Keyes, the owner of Hot Shots in Traverse City. Value $250-$550.
- Cocktail cruise on Grand Traverse Bay aboard Dave and Susie Penney's 30' Four Winns, Born To Boogie.
- One week stay at a Park City, Utah condominium in the heart of ski country donated by owner Paul Biederman.
- Crystal bracelet handcrafted and donated by Nancy HADLEY Kroupa.
- Gourmet dinner for six prepared and served by Nancy HADLEY Kroupa and husband, Jerry, in their Traverse City home. Restaurant value $300.00.
- $50 gift certificate to Flower Power Garden Shop in Traverse City donated by the owners, Barb STORRS Reneaud and husband, Phil.
- Two night stay at a cozy cottage on the Boardman River owned and donated by Barb STORRS Reneaud and husband, Phil. Value $200.00.
- Cherry concentrate, the anti-inflammatory and cancer prevention product, donated by TJ Keyes, Jack Keyes' son. Value $28/quart X 10 quarts.
- Big colorful T-Rex donated by Nancy CORNWELL Walton and husband, KEnt, owners of Toy Harbor in downtown Traverse City. Value $30.00.
- A 50 in x 65 in washable cotton Point Betsie Throw donated by Sally SMITH Berlin, owner of Crystal Crate and Cargo in downtown Beulah. Value $45.00.
- Museum quality wooden bowl designed, hand crafted and donated by Don Chamberlin.
- NMC Sweatshirt donated by Northwestern Michigan College. Value $55.00.
- Tropical bouquet from Hawaii donated by Judy Robinson.
- Metal sculpture designed, hand crafted and donated by Robert Purvis. Value $400.
- Two 10 punch tickets to work out donated by Go Figure of Traverse City. Value $40.00@.
- Basket of Wine, coffee, and gourmet speciality items donated by Folgarelli's of Traversse City. Value $75.00.
- Tour of Naples Bay aboard a power or sailboat for two people. A day cruise/picnic or sunset cruise with snacks/tropical beverages donated and arranged by Nancy FINEOUT Peterson and husband, Pete, owners of Naples Yacht Brokerage. Value $300.00.
- Fine wine from CA donated and personally delivered to the auction by Tana DAVIS Herceg. Value $30.00@.
- Gift basket of homemade goodies including canned tomato juice, pickles, hot sauce, and pickled brussel spouts together with a bottle of vodka and Bloody Mary mix donated by Dick Wollam who does this for a hobby.  Value $50.00.
- Michigan vs. Eastern football tickets for September 17 game.  Two tickets donated by Sally HALL Troyer and her husband, Jake.  Value $49.00 each.
- Becky Thatcher cut glass/pearl necklace and matching earrings. Value $400.00.
- Chateau Chantal VIP Taste and Tour for 6 people.
- Blue glass vintage compote dish, Moon and Star pattern, donated by Paula DeVito.  Value $65.00.

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