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Antique Jeweled PendantJeweled Pendant

Antique 14K gold circle pendant, with pearls, amethyst, ruby, and emerald. Approx. 1” circle, with tiny gold basket and gold leaves, with stones representing flowers in an arrangement. Newly cleaned and stones newly secured.

Valuation (verbal by Powell Sale)  $250-300.
Donor: Kathryn and Chip Willis

Gruen Men’s WatchGruen Men’s Watch

1940s Gruen Curvex Rose Gold filled case, all original, new genuine lizard strap. Serviced, examined, and in perfect working order. Manual Wind, with care. No Water.

Valuation (verbal by Powell Sale) $600+
Donor: Kathryn and Chip Willis

Accessorize, Darling!

“Olivia” consists of a 16 inch, three strand necklace with a lobster clasp, and matching earrings with fish-hook wire posts. Highly crafted of silver plated, acrylic and glass beads. This versatile necklace has a 4 inch removable extender, a 16 inch removable strand, and can be worn as a single, double or triple necklace. The olive greens are a perfect trend for your fall wardrobe.

Also included, Independent Distributor/Direct Sales of Premier Designs,Sally Shope will donate 20% of her profit from those who hold a show or place an individual order within the next 3 months to “Rob Grogan’s Cancer Support Fund”. Contact Sally at: (540) 412-9092 or

Generously donated by: Sally Shope

Value: $125

artful-toneAn Artful Tone

This uniquely designed Violin Bridge necklace was handcrafted of solid bronze, with faceted quartz beads, on a sterling silver 18” chain. Paired with the Chicos leopard scarf and a coordinating duct tape wallet by Just Quaky Designs so you’re sure to exude an artful tone.

Generously donated by:
Wm Mason II Violin Shop, Co-Owner, Elaine Smith Mason
Leopard scarf – Cissy Nelson
Just Quacky Designs – Alexis Grogan

Value: $120

Braehead Farms – Family Fall Season Pass

Your family (up to 5 members) can visit Braehead Farms (the only working farm in the City of Fredericksburg). The pass includes entrance fees to the farm through December 22 including free access to Harvest Festival in October.

Generously donated by:
Braehead Farms, Roxanna and George Snead

Value: $100

brewersbestBrewer’s Best

Get started your Oktoberfest brew! This kit containing equipment for your next 5-gallon batch of beer. Includes: 6.5 gallon primary fermenter, 6.5 gallon bottling bucket with spigot, easy clean no-rinse cleanser, siphon and bottling set-up, “home beermaking” book”, liquid crystal thermometer, equipment instructions, hydrometer, twin lever capper, bottle brush, bucket clip. Boiling pot, bottles and caps are not included.

Generously donated by:
Roxbury Farm and Garden Center
Andy Lynn

Value: $75

capital-aleBundle of Love

A beautifully decorated box filled with snacks, beer glasses, a mini growler, his and hers t-shirts, a $100 gift certificate from Capital Ale House and even the “Sweet Sixteen Edition” of Front Porch Fredericksburg Community Magazine…all just in time for Oktoberfest. Totally thoughtful and fun!

Generously donated by:
Capital Ale House, Jeremy Harrison, Associate Manager

Value: $250

Cooking with Kyle

Interactive customized meal where all attendees participate in the preparation and enjoyment of the entire meal, from menu selection to table center piece! Four courses, paired with wine! Come ready to interact and cook.

Generously donated by: Kyle Snyder

Value: $600

regency chairEnglish Regency Chair

From the private collection of John and Barbara Suval, this paint decorated antique side chair, with cane seat, circa 1810. This chair will be a unique accent in your home.
Generously donated by: John and Barbara Suval

Value: $400

Fall Picnic for two

Grab this antique fly fishing creel while you can, and head out to enjoy a fall afternoon. Repurposed as a picnic basket, the creel is complete with everything you need for an afternoon adventure. Basket is packed with picnic basics (bottle of wine and 2- Govino unbreakable (BPA-free) wine glasses, corkscrew, 2 enameled steel plates and napkins. The basket also includes an assortment of picnic treats, handmade spiced pecans and almond cantucci (all homemade by Kathleen Harrigan).

Generously Donated by: Kathleen Harrigan

Value: $125

the-kitchenFeed Your Passion

Your passion for cooking is shared with four of your favorite friends in Whittingham’s Kitchen! Offered in this package is the class of your choice from the various cuisine selections. Enjoy the food and take home the recipes.
Also included:
• $20 Gift Certificate from Taste. Pick a wonderful bottle of olive oil or balsamic to go with your meal
• $25 Gift Certificate from the Pennsylvania Dutch Tea and Spice Company
• Gorgeous Portmeirion “Botanic Garden Collection” Bowl from Ulman’s Jewlers.

Generously donated by:
Ulman’s Jewlery
Pennsylvania Dutch Tea and Spice Company
Dianne Bachman

Value: $300

Fore for Four

Complimentary greens fees for a group of four (4), Monday through Friday or anytime Saturday or Sunday after 1 p.m. at Lee’s Hill (carts required, but not included).

Generously donated by: Lee’s Hill Golf Club

Value: $160

becksFresh Water Pearls

For that special evening or just with your skinny jeans! This beautiful 50”-long strand of fresh water pearls are just the ticket.

Generously donated by Beck’s Antiques.

Value: $350

bodyworks_gifGet Fit, Stay Fit

With this exceptional package you can meet your fitness goals and stay motivated with a 1 Year Membership at Bodyworks in downtown Fredericksburg. Open 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, you’re sure to reach your objective, just in time for the holidays. Included in this package, you will receive 3 personal training sessions with a Bodyworks certified personal trainer of your choice. Wayne Gootee and his staff are standing by….

Generously donated by:
Wayne Gootee

Value: $700

hyperionGet Ready for the Holidays

This is a wonderful opportunity to work with one of Fredericksburg’s premier florists to create your special wreath or swag for the holiday (24” – 26” Wreath – Live or Permanent). Your home will stand out with this wonderful decoration! Now add to it a gorgeous Lennox Crystal Bowl – “Windswept” Design.

And who doesn’t need a bit of a pick-me-up during the holiday season – add a Hyperion Espresso Gift Basket (16 oz. Stainless Vacuum Travel Tumbler, 12 oz. Amber Brown Biner Vacuum Mug, $20 Gift Certificate, assorted Candy)

Generously donated by:
Jan Williams Florist
Crown Jewelers
Hyperion Espresso

Value: $395

sneadsfarmHalf Share Snead Farm CSA (With A Twist)

Have you ever wanted locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables and didn’t know where to go? Well here is your chance to join the and share/participate in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) from Snead’s Farm.

• 2 White Pine trees for the holiday (you may upgrade)
• Fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, every week
• Shares consist of a minimum of 6 “items”
• Visit, Picnic, Stroll around the farm
• Bring the kids and/or the dogs
• Specials when there is an abundance of a crop (i.e. pick your own raspberries or blackberries)

SCHEDULE: November 2013 – 2 white pine trees
May 7th – August 27th (Wednesday share pick-up)
October 1, 2014 – 24 Fall Items

THIS IS THE MOST WONDERFUL CSA IN THE AREA! NOW, HERE IS THE TWIST! This auction item is a half share. The contract is between Snead’s Farm and Andi Gabler. All pick-ups must be made as 1 lot (there is no splitting of shares on the Farm), all pick-ups must be made as 1 lot. Arrangements must be made with Andi to coordinate pickup on your portion of share pick-up Wednesdays.


Generously donated by: Snead Farm, Emmett Snead

Value: $440

Handmade Quilts

What could be better than a nice comfy handmade quilt to snuggle into on a cool evening. Leslie Dunn has made two beautiful quilts:
fall colors quilt• Fall colors – 65” x 48”


Blue and yellow quilt• Blue and yellow – 47” x 47”

Generously donated by: Leslie Dunn

Value: Each Quilt $150

There are two auction items; two quilts

Garden-clockHen-Feathers Garden Clock

This clock is a graceful, functional accent for outdoor and indoor rooms. The clock is cold cast in a real layer of bronze specially formulated to bond to the composite material used as the clock base. With use outdoors, the metals rich, hand-rubbed patina will further develop a natural aged bronze finish over time. The classic fruit basket design is inspired by nature.

Generously donated by: Jane Guerin Flowers

Value: $125

House Portrait

Capture your home in a pen and ink drawing by noted artist Marion Kolson; artist for the Fredericksburg Candlelight Tour and Garden Tour Artist. Unframed, 11” x 14”, color portrait.

Generously donated by: Marion Kolson

Value: $200

inglesideIngelside Winery Tour

Enjoy a special VIP tour of Ingelside vineyards for 6 people. Spend a few hours of touring, tasting, and purchasing wine from our local vineyard.

Generously donated by: Ingelside Winery

Value: $150

JMA Jacket That Fits the Bill

James Monroe Jackets Football coach, Rich Serbay, has you covered! This package holds a JM polar fleece, long-sleeved t-shirt, and sweatshirt for the JM football enthusiast. Add in some physical training in a “Boot Camp” session with George Murdock, you’re sure to work up an appetite. The $15 gift card to Cheeseburger in Paradise will take care of that! Then head over to Corky’s and reward yourself with the $50 gift certificate. What a day! Just don’t forget to put your game face on.

Generously donated by:
Rich Serbay
George Murdock
Cheeseburger in Paradise

Value: Priceless


An assortment of fun and treats for the whole family. Starting with the Tell Tale Game (from Jabberwocky) and a duct tape wallet (handmade for you by Alexis Groga – Just Quacky Designs). Then head out for some adventures: first to the Pennsylvania Dutch Candy Company (with a $25 gift certificate) and on to The Bug Box. Here is a gift basket of buggy delights from The Bug Box. It also includes admission tickets to the Bug Box Live Insect Zoo. The zoo is a great place for children and adults to experience nature’s creatures in a comfortable environment. Come in and see a variety of live bugs, spiders, scorpions, and other cool animals in the desert, forest, and swamp habitats.

Generously donated by:
Pennsylvania Dutch Food and Candy Company
The Bug Box
Just Quacky Designs

Value – $65

marriottMini Vacation Right Here in the ‘Burg

You and a friend can start your day with a pair of massages at Massage Envy. Then for for a short shopping spree at Hope & Company ($25 gift certificate) and CAMEO Gifts ($25 gift certificate). Grab dinner at Kybecca ($50 gift certificate) before turning in at the Courtyard Marriot for a restful night’s sleep (1 night stay – queen bed room).

Massage Envy (2 massages)
Courtyard by Marriott
Hope & Company gift certificate
CAMEO Gifts gift certificate
Kybecca – gift certificate

Value: $300

bartlett-treesNature’s Calling…

Just in time for fall, the experts at Bartlett Tree Service are providing a prescription feeding for 1 large tree, or 3 small trees, a soil sampling and personal consultation from a certified arborist. Harvest the rewards!

Generously donated by: Bartlett Tree Service

Value: $ 350

CissyNot the Cissy You Thought You Knew

Thrilling …this Madame Alexander doll is 21 inches tall, and dressed in an elaborate “outfit befitting a sassy pirate’”. A fabulous addition for a collector, or better yet to delight the young “swashbuckler” in your life! “Captivating Swashbuckler Cissy” is numbered number 139 of 200 ever made, and is in mint condition.

Generously donated by: The Rocking Horse Gallery

Value: $500

Pause for Paws

This bistro feeder full of toys, treats, chews, and cookies just for Fido is value added for an extended stay at the park or beach. Nothing but the best for man’s best friend. On the way home, why not pause for a coffee and car wash at Keystone Coffee and Auto Spa. Now everyone is happy!

Generously donated by:
Dog Krazy
Keystone Coffee and Auto Spa

Value: $225

childrens-clayPonshop – Children’s Clay Class Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate for a clay class geared toward younger children (6 yrs+). They will be introduced to a variety of hand-building techniques including coiling and slab. During this class they will make their very own ceramic piece and finish it with one of our underglazes. (3) 1-hour classes, Wednesday 4:30-5:30. Fall dates include: September 11, 18, 25; October 9, 16, 23; or November 6, 13, 20

Value: $75 (all materials and tools included.

street-artPonshop – Kid’s “Street Art” or Children’s Drawing Class – Gift Certificate

Choose one of two great classes:
Intro to Street Art (9 yrs+) or
Children’s Drawing Workshop (6 yrs+).

In the Street Art workshop students will create their own large format poster intended for their most coveted private space – their bedroom wall.

Or, the Drawing Workshop utilizes drawing as a means to expand the student’s ability to communicate visually using pencils, markers, and other media.

Both workshops offer (3) 1.5 Hour Sessions. Fall dates include: Thursday 4:30 – 6:00. Street Art – October 12, 19, 26. Drawing – November 7, 14, 21

Value: $90 (all materials & tools included)

Primp for the Play

Get ready for a night at the theater. A handmade make-up bag by Lexi, plus a cut and style at Vanity Salon “sets the stage” for a perfect evening at Riverside Theater as you and your guest enjoy dinner and a show. Better yet, you pick the show!

Generously donated by:
Riverside Theater, Director Patrick A’Hearn
Just Quacky Designs – Lexi Grogan
Vanity Salon

Value: $195

becks1856 Rappahannock River Map

1856 Government Printing Office, U.S. Navigational Map of the Rappahannock, lovingly framed by Paula Rose.

Generously donated by:
Beck’s Antiques – Bill Beck
Colonial Art & Frame – Paula Rose

Value: $200

RavenRaven Hi Fi WiFi Blu-Ray DVD and Universal Remote

Dave and Brooke at Raven Hi Fi are donating a WiFi enabled 3D LG Blu-Ray Player Capable of Streaming Netflix, Vudu, Pandora, etc* and a single Remote Control to replace all that remote clutter on your coffee table and programmed by Raven Hi Fi in your home (local area).

Value – $500

*Hi Speed Internet Required for Streaming

romanceRomance Someone….

With a Saturday night stay at Historic Fredericksburg’s most luxurious Bed and Breakfast, The 1890 Caroline House. Enjoy wine and cheese in the courtyard, a 45 minute carriage ride through town, $25 dinner certificate at Miso Asian Grill, premier movie seating at Village 12 Theaters, and top it off with a $25 gift voucher for a wonderful Sunday Brunch at Bistro Bethem.
The things memories are made of!

Generously Donated by:
The Richard Johnston Inn & 1890’s Caroline House
Old Time Carriage Company
Miso Asian Grill
Paragon Village 12 Movie Theaters
Bistro Bethem

Value: $530

Earrings Lois Skipper

Steppin’ Out Package

Step out on the town dressed to the nines. A Doncaster Faux Snake Skin Purse with and $100.00 Doncaster Gift Certificate (limited time). Pair thiswith a Chico’s scarf and necklace, a new pair of earrings made by Lois Skipper, and you’re ready for dinner at Kybecca (with a $50 gift certificate).

Generously donated by:
Andi Gabler
Lois Skipper

Value: $380

Temptation, Pleasure and Passion

Eden Try Estate and Manor captures the senses of the first garden in this case of their local house wines. Included are four (4) bottles of Eve’s White (“Tempting!”), four (4) bottles of Serpentine Blanc (“Enjoy if you dare!” – the pleasure), and four bottles of Eden Try’s Vintage Red (“Adam’s Passion!”). We all know the rest of the story, however, some of us just might like to indulge those senses all over again!

Generously donated by:
Eden Try Estate and Manor Proprietors,
Gary Gratopp and Linda Morrison

Value: $280

scenterThe Scenter of Town – 4 ways to Improve your Health and Well Being

Aromatherapy Basket
100% Natural product selection in the exclusive fragrance “RG3” scent (created specifically to celebrate the 3 Grogans (Rob, Virginia, and Alexis) including lotion, body wash, linen/hand spray and diffuser blend. RG3 has been created by Suzy Woollam to celebrate the Rob Grogan’s Family: Rob, Virginia, and Alexis.
Value: $60

12 Harmonic Resonance Therapy (Tuning Fork Therapy)
Tuning fork therapy is a non-invasive treatment using calibrated tuning forks applied to specific acupuncture and acupressure points, as well as chakra points, to access the body’s meridians, chakras, and etheric body. Since the human body is primarily water, which is a magnificent conductor of sound frequencies, tuning fork therapy assists the body in affecting a change and continuing with its healing path. Enjoy 12 sound therapy sessions with Suzy Woollman at The Scenter of Town using the RG3 scent (created specifically to celebrate the 3 Grogans (Rob, Virginia, and Alexis).
Value: $775

12 Reflexology Sessions
Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. These areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems. Pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health. Enjoy 12 reflexology sessions with Suzy Woollman at The Scenter of Town using the RG3 scent (created specifically to celebrate the 3 Grogans (Rob, Virginia, and Alexis).
Value: $775

12 Reiki Sessions
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Enjoy 12 Reiki sessions with Suzy Woollman at The Scenter of Town using the RG3 scent (created specifically to celebrate the 3 Grogans (Rob, Virginia, and Alexis).
Value: $775

All Four Generously Donated By:
The Scenter of Town, Suzy Woollman

schooler-houseSchooler House Bed and Breakfast

Victorian Elegance in Historic Fredericksburg

This award winning Bed & Breakfast has been recognized as the #1 B&B in Fredericksburg on Trip Advisor for many years and voted one of the Best and Most Welcoming B&Bs in Central Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine in 2012 and 2013.

Enjoy 2 nights in Willie’s Room in this refurbished 1891 Victorian Italianate home. Queen-size iron bed, sitting room, bath en suite, TV, WiFi. Full breakfast prepared fresh daily.

This package also includes:
• A 45 minute carriage ride for 2 people with Old Towne Carriage
• A $50 Gift Certificate from Kybecca
• A $50 Gift Certificate from Poppy Hill

Relax, unwind, wine, and dine downtown for two nights away from all your cares.

Value: $620

Generously donated by:
The Schooler House
Poppy Hill
Old Towne Carriage

experience-wineExperience Wine

With this package you are ready for a wine party at your house or at a friend’s. For home – the vacu vin wine set has everything you need but the wine – a corkscrew twister, wine saver, wine server, and wine cooler. On the go – pack up to two bottles of your favorite chilled wine or bubbly into the PackiT (a freezable, foldable pouch) and you’re ready to head out the door to a party.

Value: $65
Generously donated by the Virginia Wine Experience

va-outdoorsVirginia Outdoor Center Canoe/Kayak Trip on the Rappahannock

Gift Certificate for Family of Four
Located in Downtown Fredericksburg, The Virginia Outdoor Center (VOC) provides river trips and outdoor instruction for all ages. Locally owned and community supported! The VOC will take your family of four (minimum age – 6) on a down the Rappahannock River in your choice of a kayak or canoe.

Specific trip is dependent upon the water level in the river. Certificate is good through September 2014. Call now for your reservations!

Generously donated by:
The Virginia Outdoor Center
Bill Micks

Value: $240 (includes canoes or kayaks, paddles, and PFDs)

zoloFor the Playful Adult

Zolo – Good Vibration Basket
The art of Byron Glaser and Sandra Higashi – creative forces behind Higashi-Glaser Design at the Zolo studios in downtown Fredericksburg. This basket of fun is bound to generate good vibrations!

Gift basket includes:
1 – Zolo Pillow. From the vintage collection featured on the hit TV show Friends.
2 – Zoloware Dessert plates. Artisanal limited edition earthenware plates.
2 – Zoloware Beverage mugs. Hand-crafted earthenware mugs.
3 – Xoox. Feel-good plush dolls handmade in Peru: Lucky Clovis, Knok-Knok, & Worry Wort.
6 – Placebo vials. All-natural mints from Holland.
1 – Good Juju. Ocean, ozone, & field fragrance.
1 – Love+Peace. Mini 2-volume flip book set. Learn to say “love” and “peace” in 100 languages.
1 – Zolo Creativi•Tea towel. Colorful dish towel or wall art. 100% cotton and made in England.
1 – Black+White Storage Basket. Durable woven plastic.

Generously donated by:
Zolo, Byron Glaser and Sandra Higashi

Value: $300

artistry basket

Awesome Artistry Dance Center Basket

It’s a party in a basket!!!  This pink and white canvas basket includes 8 ballerina princess invitations, and 8 (child) small tutus, 1 pink flower clip, and 1 gift certificate for 1 ballet dance party at Artistry Dance Center (ages 3-6).

The party includes: 1.5 hour party for up to 8 children (45 minute dance class & 45 minute party), cake or cupcakes, juice, party decoration, plates, napkins, & utensils, a Goodie Bag for each guest (ballet shoe note pads, candy necklaces, princess rings, and a pink ballerina princess goody bags. There is a special gift for the guest of honor– a wooden decorates your own ballerina kit – included in the basket.
Artistry Dance Center will take care of the party set up and clean up!!
Value: Ask a nearby ballerina – she’d tell you priceless.

Kenmore Inn

Enjoy a night in comfort at the Kenmore with this certificate for a 1 night stay (includes a made to order breakfast) and a three course dinner for 2. Each luxury and deluxe room is accommodated with a private bathroom, flat screen television, high speed wireless access, cream sherry, and bottled water.

Generously donated by Jacqueline Hartman, Executive Chef and General Manager of the Inn
Value: $300

rio-car-washLet’s go to Rio!!

That is…the Rio car wash in Stafford (Rt 17) or Massaponax! Your car will look like new inside and out with UNLIMITED (yes, unlimited) SHINE AND PROTECT washes for ONE YEAR! Rio’s modern state of the art equipment is all soft cloth. What does this mean for you? A safe wash that won’t scratch your car! And, they provide a satisfaction guarantee clean for all services provided. What a deal!

Generously donated by Jeff Small at Rio Car Wash

Let your Smile be your Guide

Want to look your best? Get an in-office teeth whitening (includes and electric tooth brush) from the Smile Center and let those pearly whites shine bright!
There are two of these items.
Generously donated by Dr. Hildago and her team at the Smile Center
Value of each item: $620

watchBeing On Time Can Be Beautiful!

Men’s Two-Tone Citizen Watch with Clark Face. Eco Driven. Green technology, this watch does not use batteries! Known for quality, Citizen Watch Company designed this stylish piece. Donated by Gemstone Creations. Value $275.00

necklaceDazzle Them All!

Dizeo 18” Vermeil Cubic Zirconia necklace. Gold over sterling. Sparkle in in this gorgeous necklace! This piece is perfect for a night on the town or any time! Donated by Gemstone Creations. Value $139.00

braceletYou Have My Heart

Judith Ripka 7 ½” Sterling Silver Bracelet with Canary Crystal Heart Dangle at Clasp. Award winning designer, Judith Ripka is known for quality. This bracelet will wrap your wrist in luxury. Donated by Gemstone Creations. Value $195.00

earrings-gemstone-cElegant Sparkle

Crislu 6.0 ct tw. Cubic Zirconia stud earrings. Top of the line, hand cut. Platinum over Sterling Silver. Donated by Gemstone Creations. Value $87.00

harper's-weekly“On the Beach at Long Branch—The Children’s Hour”

wood engraving, framed and matted.
Published Harper’s Weekly, 1874
Approx. 16 x 20 x 2 Donated by Kathryn and Chip Willis. Value $450

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