Festive Pre-Holiday Auction 2019

Auction Items (updated 11/12/2019)

Items are listed chronologically in order of when we received them. More items, photos, and descriptions will be added as they continue to come in. Thank you to everyone who has donated, including Robert & Cherie Henselder of Power Line Electric, Sarah & Robert O’Brien, and Marie Bruhn for donating funds towards school buses and museum admission!

Item photos by Mike Taylor.

Item Image Item Description Value Donor
Gift certificate for two tickets to A Connecticut Christmas Carol $108 Shanna Lisitano, Goodspeed Musicals
Gift certificate for dinner for four at Mohegan Sun’s Season’s Buffet $116 Ray Pinheault, Mohegan Sun
Five $5 gift cards for Chili’s Grill & Bar $25 Alicia Lee, Chili’s Grill & Bar
Gift certificate for dinner for two at Concorde’s at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport $120 Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport
$25 gift card for Geissler’s Supermarket Geissler’s Supermarket
Gift certificate for a one-night stay at Hyatt House Hartford North/Windsor $109 Hyatt House Hartford North/Windsor
Voucher for four weekday train and riverboat rides at Essex Steam Train and Riverboat $120 Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Four guest passes to the Stowe Center in Hartford $64 Chelsea Farrell, Stowe Center
Three $10 gift cards to Battiston’s Cleaners $30 Battiston’s Cleaners
Four tickets to the Wadsworth Atheneum. Expires 12/31/2020. $60 Wadsworth Atheneum
Four Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum house tour tickets $48 Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Gift certificate for one free health assessment and acupuncture treatment at Many Rivers Acupuncture $50 Carrie Sawtell, Many Rivers Community Acupuncture
$625 gift certificate towards “Zoom” teeth whitening $625 Roberta Garceau, Great New Smile
$10 gift cards to House of Books and Games, three note cards $20 Amy Smith, House of Books and Games
$150 gift certificate for auto body detailing $150 Doug & Jean Kelly, Carstar Autobody Experts
Connoisseur corkscrew with deluxe wood box set $50 Anonymous
Four-piece 18 oz. wine glasses in assorted colors $25 Anonymous
Arcoroc holiday serving platter $18 Anonymous
9″ Christineholm porcelain quiche dish $20 Anonymous
Two sets of four ISO wine tasting glasses from Italy, 10.25 oz. each $80 Anonymous
A behind-the-scenes tour of the Connecticut Historical Society for up to six people led by the CEO or Chief Curator and COO. Expires 11/30/2020. $450 Christine Clements, Connecticut Historical Society
$25 gift certificate to Bart’s Drive-in $25 Don Trinks, Bart’s Drive-in
5 Menchies Yogurt Cups to fill at Menchies $30 Gloria Grieder, Menchie’s
Three dozen homemade cookies, baked and delivered to your door once a month for six months $150 Roseann Lemkey
Beautiful handcrafted Christmas wreath $75 Roseann Lemkey
Waterford Crystal nightingale figurine $150 Vivian & Bill Gombert
Vintage/retro handmade corduroy quilt by Kari Conning $150 Astrid Hanzalek
Gift basket of dental supplies, including electric toothbrush $125 Day Hill Dental
$25 gift card for Joey Garlic’s Restaurants $25 Joey Garlics
Gift certificate for three nights’ boarding at Day Hill Kennels $180 Day Hill Kennels
Quilt-block pattern jacquard throw blanket Olivia Patch
Statue of Liberty book Olivia Patch
Weber BBQ tool set $35 Rice Hardware
Two $25 gift cards to Jim’s Pizza $50 Jim’s Pizza
One-year household membership to New Britain Museum of American Art $80 Alexis Zimmerman, New Britain Museum of American Art
$40 gift card to Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale Restaurant $40 Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale
Four holiday pies (two Thanksgiving and two Christmas) $50 Mary Kelling
Ten dozen assorted Christmas cookies $50 Mary Kelling
Two family passes to the Vintage Radio & Communications Museum. Expires Nov 2020. $60 Vintage Radio & Communications Museum
$250 gift card to Max Restaurants $250 Frank Carmon, Carmon’s Funeral Home
$50 gift card to Highland Park Market $50 Ron Tyrol, Highland Park Market
$25 gift certificate for the Tavern at Keney Park $25 Amanda Ominsky, The Tavern at Keney Park
$25 gift certificate for Suffield Pizza & Family Restaurant $25 Jack and Margaret Bucior, Suffield Pizza & Family Restaurant
$50 gift card to Jim’s Pizza $50 Andy Johnson, Century 21 AllPoints Realty
$50 gift certificate to Dom’s Broad Street Eatery $50 Andy Johnson, Century 21 AllPoints Realty
$100 gift certificate to San Marino $100 Andy Johnson, Century 21 AllPoints Realty
$50 gift certificate to San Marino $50 Richard Knickerbocker, Kiwanis Windsor
Family four-pack of admission vouchers to the Children’s Museum in West Hartford $59 Beth Weller, The Children’s Museum
One-time use of the Great Hall at Grace Episcopal Church (can accommodate up to 100 people) $175 Carol Loughran, Grace Episcopal Church
Four general admission tickets to Connecticut Concert Ballet’s The Nutcracker at MHS Bailey Auditorium on either date: 12/14/2019 or 12/15/2019 $120 Connecticut Concert Ballet
Delicious local honey gift basket from Forgotten Acres Farm $50 Naomi Rothe, Forgotten Acres Farm
$100 in Windsor Chamber of Commerce gift certificates good at 40 businesses in Windsor $100 Windsor Chamber of Commerce
Romance novel gift basket with treats and a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card $200 John & Marjory Berky
Child’s 12V motorized tractor/loader by John Deere $300 Amanda Stanton, Stanton Equipment
$25 gift card to Tapas Restaurant $25 Fred Dressler, Tapas
Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon $20 Suffield Wine & Spirits
$50 gift card to the Blue Dragonfly Gift Shop $50 Donna Myers
Gift certificate for an 8′ Christmas tree delivered to Windsor area Thanksgiving weekend. Other sizes available but must be ordered by 11/25/2019 $50 – $75 John & Margie D’Agata
Child’s arts & crafts activity center $90 Ruth Fahrbach
Art easel with painting accessories $60 Ruth Fahrbach
FAO Schwartz bluetooth vintage microphone $80 Ruth Fahrbach
Handcrafted vase by Summer Green Pottery $40 Charlene Li
Handcrafted platter by Summer Green Pottery $45 Charlene Li
$75 gift certificate towards veterinary services $75 New England Veterinary Center & Cancer Care
$50 gift certificate towards dinner for two at the Seasons Restaurant $50 Liz Sansom, Suffield by the River
$50 gift certificate for San Marino Restaurnant $50 Enzo & Samy Beskovic, San Marino Restaurant
$50 gift certificate for San Marino Restaurnant $50 Sam & Marcia Hinckley
$250 gift certificate to the Firebox Restaurant $250 Sam & Marcia Hinckley
$75 gift certificate towards veterinary services at River Valley Animal Center $75 Mohan Sachdev, River Valley Animal Center
Family pass for 2 adults and 4 children to the Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library $56 Connecticut Historical Society
Family pass for 2 adults and 4 children to the Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library $56 Connecticut Historical Society
$25 gift certificate for Staples $25 Staples
Hand-cast, hand-painted pewter decorated Christmas tree made in Germany $300 Skip & Mona Fisher
Lux, Bond, & Green glass jar perfect for cat treats $40 Colette Yeich
Handcrafted wall planters from Spain $40 Colette Yeich
Jewelry box with handcrafted earrings $50 Colette Yeich
Gift certificate for one night’s stay at Candlewood Suites, expires 11/23/2020 Karyssa LaFlash, Candlewood Suites
Two guest passes to Mystic Seaport Museum $58 Tracy Mirsky, Mystic Seaport Museum
Child’s retro Radio Flyer tricycle $70 Kenneth Roach
Four tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar at the Bushnell on Friday, February 28, 2020 $320 Mike & Lu Rabbett
Hand-crafted wooden whirligig $65 Bob & Jane Bell
Nature-themed gift basket from Northwest Park $100 Marilyn Smith, Northwest Park
Voucher for four weekday train and riverboat rides at Essex Steam Train and Riverboat. Expires 12/31/2020. $100 Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
$75 gift card to the Time Machine Hobby LLC in Manchester $75 Time Machine Hobby LLC
Family pool pass, good at Welch or Goslee Pools all summer in 2020 $60 Paul Norris, Town of Windsor
Gift certificate for either an adult or youth to learn to row by Riverfront Rowing $180-$200 Debbie Baker, Riverfront Recapture
Gift certificate for a one-night stay at Hampton Inn with complimentary breakfast John Breda, Hampton Inn Hartford Airport Windsor
“Fall in Love with Autumn” baked goods gift basket $80 Caroline Blake
“The Chocolate Lovers” baked goods gift basket $95 Caroline Blake
Carrot bundt cake with cream cheese frosting to be made at a mutually agreed upon date and time $25 Janet Henderson
Gift certificate for eight yards of natural brown mulch from Grimshaw Tree Service $192 Grimshaw Tree Service
“Beer Bread and More” gift basket $75 David Gillette
Truffles and mixed chocolates tiered gift boxes $70 Tim Snelgrove, Snelgrove’s Chocolates & Florist
Black, white, and grey woven capelet $50 Sharon Rispoli
Women’s self-care gift basket $100 Sheila Gasper, The Blue Dragonfly Gift Shop
Bering Aurora women’s watch (may be exchanged for different color) $100 Linda Alexander
Christmas stockings knitted craft kit $60 Ewe & You Fiber Arts LLC
Three bottles of Apothic red wine $45 James Welsh
Gift certificate for maintenance on either one central air system or one gas/oil fired heating system from HARP Home Services $200 Kevin Moriarty, HARP Home Services LLC
$25 gift card to The Bean @226 $25 Mel Madigan, The Bean @226
$100 gift card to Metro Bis Restaurant in Simsbury $100 Chris Alford, Alford Associates
Gift certificate for one night stay either Friday or Saturday at Homewood Suites $135 Pamela Crouch, Homewood Suites by Hilton
$50 gift certificate for Dom’s Broad Street Eatery $50 Jason DiBella, Dom’s Broad Street Eatery
$25 gift card for Zocco’s Mexican & Italian Restaurant $25 Zocco’s Mexican & Italian Restaurant
$100 gift certificate for Ashley’s Distinctive Jewelry & Gifts $100 Kelly Ruiz, Ashley’s Distinctive Jewelry & Gifts
Gift certificate for three cubic yards of pine bark mulch from Philip’s Lawn Care $150 Philip Thulen, Philip’s Lawn Care LLC
$50 gift certificate for Suffield Cordial Shoppe $50 Krupa Patel, Suffield Cordial Shoppe
Gift certificate for a full exam for either a dog ($261) or cat ($250) $250 – $261 Larry Pennington, Windsor Animal Clinic
Gift certificate for one complimentary week of Premier Valet Parking $125 Roger Magee, LAZ Fly
Gift certificate for one complimentary bumper to bumper detailing $125 Roger Magee, LAZ Fly
$75 gift certificate for Windsor Asian Bistro $75 Ruth & Barry Budlong
“Local Favorites” gift basket with Forgotten Acres honey, a $50 gift certificate from Dom’s Broad Street Eatery, and delicious biscotti from One Song Biscotti $90 Dan Gilligan, Edward Jones
Two-hour consultation with James Selig, appraisal expert, for verbal appraisals and organization advice $200 James Selig, James Selig Estate Jewelry & Antiques
Nordstrom Christmas platter & $25 gift certificate to Pasticceria Italia in Bloomfield Linda Mihalek
Gift basket with Thymes Kimono Rose body lotion and bath wash $46 Linda Mihalek
Waterford seahorse champagne saucers and bottle of champagne $148 Linda Mihalek
Holiday wreath from Jordan Florist $50 Karen Jordan, Jordan Florist
Delicious Tuscan dinner for eight people delivered to your door $400 Agnes Pier
Two family passes to the Vintage Radio & Communications Museum. Expires Nov 2020. $60 John Ellsworth, Vintage Radio & Communications Museum
Framed fine art print from an original in colored pencil, by Susan Tait Porcaro Susan Tait Porcaro
Two admission passes to the New England Air Museum $20-$30 Jeanie Rozbora, New England Air Museum
One-year “Caboose” (family) membership to the Connecticut Trolley Museum $60 Connecticut Trolley Museum
Gift cards and free kids’ meals coupons for dinner at Chili’s $40 Alicia Lee, Chili’s Grill & Bar
Two tickets to A Connecticut Christmas Carol Wednesday or Thursday evening $108 Goodspeed Musicals
Gift certificate for 18 holes of golf for two players and one cart $60 Robert Kemp, Airways Golf Course
Gift certificate for car detailing $150 Doug and Jean Kelly, Carstar Auto Body Repair Experts
Gift certificate towards dinner for four at Mohegan Sun’s Season’s Buffet $116 Ray Pinheault, Mohegan Sun
One-year household membership to New Britain Museum of American Art $80 Alexis Zimmerman, New Britain Museum of American Art
Framed photo of “Fall Milkweed” by Windsor’s own Len Hellerman. Won Best in Show at Essex Art Association. $325 Len Hellerman
Framed Map of Windsor from 1869 Atlas of Hartford City & County $75 Dennis Carroll
Everything you need to color! Books, crayons, markers, pencils in a handy tote! $50 Kathleen Carroll
Wine & chocolate gift basket $40 Maureen Vagnini
$100 gift certificate towards orthodontic services $100 Robert Grange DMD
Angel metal pin $15 Cindy Walker
Angel metal pin $15 Cindy Walker
Angel metal pin $15 Cindy Walker
Angel metal pin $15 Cindy Walker
Star metal pin $15 Cindy Walker
Dog metal pin $15 Cindy Walker
Gift certificate for a premium oil change/rotate tires/inspect brakes/top off fluids $38 Joseph Scata, Scata’s Auto & Truck Repair
$20 gift certificate to Airways Restaurant $20 Huseyin Gocmez, Airway Restaurant
$50 gift card for any of these stores: TJMaxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, Home Sense $50 Ron & Michele Eleveld
$50 gift card to The Train Wreck Restaurant $50 Analiese Eleveld, Train Wreck Restaurant
Voucher for four people to take a weekday train and riverboat rides at Essex Steam Train and Riverboat $120 Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Collection of hand-painted ceramic and glass decorative eggs $210 Carolyn Doyle
Alexa Echo and Echo Dot $125 Paul Vagnini
$250 gift certificate towards services at Windsor Progressive Dental $250 Steve Farley DDS
Gift certificate for a 15 yard dumpster from Windsor Sanitation Windsor Sanitation
Sleepover party gift basket with popcorn, chocolate, and “weird” soda  $  40 Liz Burke
Enjoy a weekend at a lovely home in Lyndonville, Vermont that sleeps six. Expires November 2020 (min bid: $1000). $1,500 Jane Garibay
Four Windsor Christmas ornaments $80 Ruth Fahrbach
Gift certificate for lunch for 2 with State Rep. Jane Garibay. Includes Len Hellerman photo of the Capitol, House cards, and more! $300 Jane Garibay
Wine gift basket: Woodbridge Chardonnay, two hand-painted wine goblets, and a certificate for a cheese, cracker, and fruit platter made to order $60 Sharran Selig Bennett, First Town Downtown
Maple gift basket with three delicious flavors of maple syrup, pancake mix, and a tiny tote bag! $60 Carol Engelmann, Maple Craft Foods
Three red swirled glass candle holders $20 Anonymous
Long weekend getaway: up to 5 days at Natchaug Pond cottage in Charlestown, RI (3 bed/2 bath). Sleeps 6. May, June, September, or October 2020. See Homeaway.com #982354 up to $1000 Todd & Liz Hellewell
$175 gift certificate towards one service call within a 10-mile radius of Windsor, from Brookman Plumbing $175 Zach Brookman, Brookman Plumbing LLC
$50 gift card to The Nutmeg Restaurant in East Windsor $50 Gordon & Betsy Kenneson
Barbara Van Winkelen framed print $175 Kathy Mooney
Framed mourning fan $125 Kathy Mooney
Rooster weather vane $150 Kathy Mooney
Floral arrangement $150 Kathy Mooney
4′ x 2′ wooden Lego table on wheels with drawer filled with Star War Lego pieces. Handmade by Chuck Vernon. $150 Chuck Vernon
Pair of lap tables for snacking, dining, crossword puzzles, etc. perfect for car rides. Handcrafted by Chuck Vernon. $75 Chuck Vernon
Four dozen assorted pierogies (frozen, with directions for cooking) with two large babka breads (with or without raisins) made by Diane Varholak, Connecticut Culinary Institute graduate. Expires 2021. $65 Diane Varholak
A paint party with Irene! With four of your friends. Call Irene to schedule and work out details. Extra participants are $40 per person. $160 Irene Hilbert
$50 gift card to Tunxis Grill $50 Richard Schuler, Tunxis Grill
Four tickets to a Wolfpack vs. Providence Bruins game on Saturday, December 28 at 7pm. Coliseum Club Skybox (does not include food/drinks/parking). $125 Mark Walker, Windsor Federal Savings
Four tickets to a Wolfpack vs. Providence Bruins game on Friday, December 13 at 7:15 pm. Coliseum Club Skybox (does not include food/drinks/parking) . $125 Mark Walker, Windsor Federal Savings
$100 gift card to Metro Bis Restaurant in Simsbury $100 Mary Beth Welsh
$50 gift card for Union Street Tavern $50 Union Street Tavern
$200 gift card for Present Company Restaurant in Tariffville $200 Marty McMahon, Edward Jones
Family of four admissions pass to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo $54 Denice Green, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
Family of four admissions pass to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo $54 Denice Green, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
“I love my dog” gift basket $25 First Church in Windsor
Gift basket $35 Lynne Gillette
Wine gift basket $20 Priscilla Ford
Vermont pottery sugar bowl and creamer $20 Hugh & Kate McLean
Boleslawiec Polish pottery bowl, handcrafted and signed $80 Hugh & Kate McLean
“All Things Lavender” gift basket $75 Nunes Quality Plumbing & Heating
“The Grass is Greener” found metal sculpture by Lon Pelton $150 Lon Pelton
$50 gift certificate to Taste of India $50 Carol Barans
$50 gift card for Bistro on Main in Manchester $50 Ed Paquette
$75 gift certificate to Windsor Adult & Continuing Education Classes $75 Marsha Mason
One hour of piano playing (Christmas carols or other favorites). Perfect for your holiday party or as a gift for a loved one. Good through December 2019. $50 Colleen Olson

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