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best-in-burgBest of the Burg

Consider it the FIRST FRONT PORCH – Take home your very own copy of the Best of the ‘Burg – The Essential Guide to the Must See, Must Shop, Must Eat in Fredericksburg, VA (1995 by Rob and Virginia Grogan) – autographed by our guests of honor. If wasn’t on the NY Times Best seller list in 1995 – but it should have been!

Generously donated by:
Kathleen Harrigan

Value: Priceless


Celebrate Virginia Live! & Seven Hills Presents

One lucky bidder will receive two (2) VIP season passes for the 2014 season in support of the “Toast of the Town” for Rob. This certificate will be redeemable at the “will call” tent during the first show of the 2014 season. The “VIP” will enjoy:
● Lawn seating for each show
● Early entry to “Harmony Cove”
● Access to exclusive VIP Garden
● Free beverages and refreshments
Don’t miss this one!

Generously donated by:
Peter Womack and David Peterson
Seven Hills Presents
Celebrate Virginia Live

Value: $1,500

cradleCradle of Love

Continuing a tradition started by his grandfather for his mother, Hal Bell has lovingly crafted a doll’s cradle out of maple for your favorite doll. This is the 5th cradle made by Hal or his grandfather. Hal is highly talented woodworker and has crafted this beautiful cradle with great care and skill, and added that extra touch of love into the design and execution of his craft.

Generously donated by: Hal Bell

Value: $600

Instant Party

Instant party! A Dutch date as a group – 5 delightful Fredericksburg women and five lucky winners for a night out on the town; men and women welcome to bid. Dinner will be after hours at Kelly Hunt’s restaurant the Mason Dixon Cafe in the Bowman Center – 6pm on October 12th. It will be a fun light evening for all!

Generously Donated by: Kadeana Langford and Friends

Value: priceless

rare-findA Rare Find

For the discriminating palate, this rare vintage 1.5 L, 1996 Opus One by Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild was rated 96 by Wine Spectator and 94 by The Wine Advocate. The Wine Advocate described this wine as “one of the finest Opus Ones to date, offering a dark ruby/purple color, as well as a striking, intense bouquet of sweet licorice intermixed with blackberries, cassis, plums and saddle leather. This seamless, full-bodied wine is more velvety-textured, opulent, and succulent than past vintages. The mid-palate is expansive and chewy. The long finish is filled with glycerin, ripe fruit, and sweet tannin. Drink this impressive user-friendly yet richly concentrated effort over the next 15 years.”

See certificate contact information for delivery.

Generously donated by: Clyde Coatney

Mid – Range Value: $725

Fred-ExpoFind Your Treasure

Fredericksburg Expo Center
Season Passes

Your voucher for 2 people will allow you entrance to all of the Fredericksburg Expo Center’s public events for the 2014 season. Something for everyone in this package, pets, sewing and quilts, guns, coin collections, home and craft, auto, and of course the Holiday Craft Show. (concerts excluded)

There are two of these packages in the auction.

Generously donated by:
David Kerper, Ballantine Management Group
& Fredericksburg Expo Center

Value: $175 for each pair of tickets

Fred-ExpoCorporate Event? Wedding? Holiday Gala? Done.

Fredericksburg Expo Center’s Grand Ballroom
With a minimum purchase of in-house catering, Fredericksburg Expo Center is generously offering one FREE RENTAL of the Grand Ballroom between Sunday and Thursday between now and December 31, 2014. Don’t miss this opportunity to schedule your special occasion!
(availability based on current and tentatively scheduled events)

Generously donated by:
David Kerper, Ballantine Management Group & Fredericksburg Expo Center

Value: $3,000

washington-nationalsWashington Nationals

2 Club Level seats for one game in 2014 season in section 212 behind home plate. Tickets will be redeemable after MLB schedule comes out in March.

Tickets donated by:
Pete Rose on behalf of J. Brian’s Tap Room

Value: $130 for the pair of tickets

wash-redskinsThe Washington Redskins

YES! 2 Club Level seats in section 308 to the November 25, 2013 Monday night Washington Redskins vs. San Francisco 49er’s game. Parking included!! In addition to this package, highest bidder wins Autographed photos of Redskins players Mike Sellers, Neal Olkewicz, Len Hauss, and Darryl Grant.

Tickets donated by: Paul Ritchie of Hagerstown Honda
Autographed Photos: The Card Celler

Value: $700 for the pair of tickets

yellow-door-cottageA Week At The Beach!


This sweet 1930’s, 500 sq. ft. cottage has comfortable space for your beach getaway. Ten foot ceilings, large living room. WiFi connectivity. 32′ flat screen TV in living room. Comfortable queen size sofa bed in living room. Stocked kitchen with new stove and washer/dryer. The cozy bedroom has a queen size iron bed and 15” flat screen TV. All sheets and towels (including beach towels) provided as well as 2 adult beach chairs. Comfortable front porch with Adirondack chairs. Very large lot and driveway – bring your jet skis or boat.

Package also includes a $50.00 gift certificate to Denson’s Market for a meal, supplies, or wine. Also, a $20.00 gift certificate to enjoy a wonderful Thai French meal at the Sea Side Restaurant.

Generously donate by:
Andi Gabler (1 week stay)
Sea Side Restaurant ($20)
Denson’s Market ($50)

Value: $770

wine-stuffWinemaking – The Party is at Your House

In four classes over a thirty day period totaling a minimum of 12 hours of instructor-student contact time, you work one-on-one with a skilled home winemaker in the comfort of his home and wine cellar to understand the art and craft of making one stellar wine after another. This class includes the history and geography of wine, the tools and techniques for successful home winemaking, a tour of the home wine grape growing process, tasting home crafted wines at each class session and food and wine pairing on the day of graduation.

The winemaker will guide you and teach you, in a full hands-on winemaking experience, how to make all of the right decisions over the entire process. He will explain and demonstrate how to use equipment, he will provide insight to the biology, chemistry and patience of home winemaking, what the numbers mean, and best of all how to make GREAT wine yourself right at home! You will also learn what minimal equipment and environment you will need to start making wine at home. You will make and take home 30 bottles of your own high quality wine that you will proudly share with friends and family.

All of the winemaking materials were donated by Roxbury Farm and Garden Center of Fredericksburg. The winemaker is donating the use of his equipment, winemaking lab and his time and experience. Each class offering is designed for a team of two people. A good friend of the winemaker has said, “This is the greatest hobby that I have ever had because not only is it fun and challenging, you love and can use the products and friends and family vigorously support your continued production—the party will always be at your house.”

Generously donated by:
Hal Bell – winemaker
Roxbury Farm and Garden Center – Andy Lynn – winemaking materials
There are two separate auction items

1) Viognier Home Winemaking Class which includes making 30 bottles of your own Viognier white wine, Wine Tasting and Wine and Food Pairing

2) Dry Riesling Home Winemaking Class which includes making 30 bottles of your own dry Riesling white wine, Wine Tasting and Wine and Food Pairing.

Value: Greater than $900 each for 4 classes for each type of wine


NY-YankeesYankees Game – Maybe Rob Can Go

After all, it is a Sunday game. You and a friend will enjoy this pair of NY Yankees field level seats in Yankee Stadium for a Sunday game in the 2014 MLB season. You will be able to select one game from a list of ten, giving you plenty of space to plan your trip. MLB schedule will be released in March 2014. See certificate for contact details.

Generously donated by: Clyde Coatney

Value : $160 for the pair of tickets

crock1880’s Salt Glaze Crock

This is a special piece – labeled Fredericksburg – this salt glazed crock could make quite a statement in your home.

Generously donated by: Archer DiPeppe

Value: $600 – 800

silver-pinkSilver and Pink – Oh my!

Judith Ripka Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet with Pink Crystals. Award winning designer, Judith Ripka is known for quality. This bracelet will wrap your wrist in luxury. Donated by Gemstone Creations. Value $400

grand-rapidGiant Rapid 3 – Ride On!!

Ride it to work, ride it up a mountain, tackle a long weekend ride. Blending road bike speed with the added control of a mountain-bike-style flat handlebar, Rapid has the versatility to fit right into your lifestyle. With a premium lightweight aluminum frame and comfortable, stretched-out geometry, Rapid puts you on the fast track to fitness.
Medium, 5’7″ – 5’10”
Generously donated by Bike Works. Value $650.

Sue-Henderson Sue Henderson Toast of Town

Ray Dempsey and Sue Henderson are donating 2 hours of entertainment from the Great American Songbook at a time to be mutually determined with the auction winner.

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