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Ride ‘Em Cowboy Rocky Mountain Adventure
Located along the Blackfoot River Valley in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, the location is a little farther back, from the hi-ways and by-ways and the much-famed beaten track, with a wilderness to join you full of elk, bear, goat, and deer, and where the mountain streams come tumbling in a rush to reappear.

Prepare for a six (6)-day Adventure Ranch Vacation at Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch near Seeley Lake, Montana. Two (2) guests will enjoy meals, lodging, horseback riding, fishing, Garnet Ghost Town tour, wagon ride, campfire entertainment, and all of the scheduled activities and amenities of the ranch. The highlight of the week will be a horseback trip up to the alpine lakes at the edge of the spectacular BobWilderness. This gift certificate is good through September 2018. Airfare NOT included.
Donated by Stuart Strahl

Tuscany Idyll
Under the Tuscan Sun -- spend seven days and six nights exploring Tuscany and Umbria with this charming stone farmhouse outside Cortona as your home base. house has two bedrooms with full baths plus dormitory accommodations for kids -- sleeps six comfortably.The farmhouse has a modern kitchen with old world ambience.Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the terrazzo while you sip superb local wines.Not fancy but fantastic for those with discriminating taste.
Choose a mutually agreeable date June –July 2018.
Airfare NOT included.

Donated by Carolyn Williams & Colin Walsh

“Defender” Sculpture
Polished Aluminum, Mahogany and Black Granite sculpture of the
Gaff rigged Sloop that won the 1895 America's Cup.
Handcrafted and donated by Judge John North

Plan early for Summer 2018
Enjoy a 1 week "in season" stay in Beachfront OC Condo
A perfect retreat for family or friends, this apartment is on the top (5th) floor of the Even Keel Condominium, 76th Street on the beach, Ocean City.Enjoy the resort's attractions, fish, bird watch, or just relax and play on the beach.The apartment includes a full-service kitchen, microwave, two flat-screen TV's with cable service, two full bathrooms, and various other amenities.It sleeps at least 6 comfortably on a queen-size bed, two twin beds, and a pull-out sofa bed.The two available cots will add to the number of guests. From the balcony you can watch the sun come up like thunder over the ocean and, in season, see dolphins and maybe even a humpback whale. Available Friday-Friday July 13-20, 2018.  Other dates possibly available in 2018 if you contact the owners within the next week. The owners will work with you to make arrangements for your stay hassle-free!
Donated by Joyce and Wayne Bell

SILENT Auction Items

17. Dinner for 2 at 208 Talbot
The mastermind behind the 208 Talbot kitchen is David Clark. Recently voted best chef on the Eastern Shore by the readers of What's Up magazine.dinner for two from chef of 208 Talbot in St. Michaels. Tips, tax and beverages not included.
Donated by 208 Talbot

18. Overlooking Blackwater
Take home this beautiful acrylic painting by local artist Chris Gillen

Donated and painted by Chris Gillen

19. First in Line- Preferred 2018 EcoCamp Sign-Up
Be the first family in line to sign up for Pickering Creek's Summer EcoCamp 2018.With some weeks selling out, often by the end of the first week of registration, EcoCamp provides outstanding outdoor experiences for children each summer.With the purchase of this item you will have the opportunity to sign up for up to six camp spaces one week prior to the official start of EcoCamp registration approximately in late January/early February 2018.Winning bid does not include camp registration fees. Donated by Pickering Creek Audubon Center

20. Hand-Carved Green winged Teal Head
Donated by Jonathan Irons

21. Crab Feast at your Home
You invite some friends, you prepare the sides, and Bill Griffin will arrive on your doorstep to deliver one bushel of hot steamed crabs and a case of 10oz. Buds. An easy way to make the bounty of the Chesapeake part of your summer fun! Delivery available within 15 miles of Easton.
Donated by Bill & Mary Griffin

22. Handcrafted Wood Carving Boards
Donated and crafted by Graeme Clapp

23. Hand-Carved Miniature Egret-Antique Style
Donated by Daniel Irons

24. A Selection of California Wines
Donated by Hair of the Dog

25. Hand Turned Wood Bowl
Donated and crafted by Scott Beatty

26. Four Bottles of Showell’s Royal Oak Smoke Hot Sauce
This stuff is handmade and special.  Don’t get left out.
Donated by Tripper Showell

27. Four Tickets to the National Aquarium in Baltimore
See the World Below the Surface.  Enjoy these general admission tickets through May 2018. Valued at $160.00
Donated the National Aquarium

28. “May Morning at Pickering Creek”

Artist Jane Bollmanan artist who loves painting the beauty of the Eastern Shore. Take home this beautifulpainting of one of the Pickering Creek wetlands.
Donated by Jane Bollman

29. Aerial Portrait of your Home
Get a portrait of your home from it’s best angle and when it is smiling! Bid on this ‘Portrait Shoot’ package which includes a dedicated photo flight at a time of day when the position of the sun best illuminates your home, generally based on which direction it is facing. From this selection, we separate at least 8 images from which the client will choose a favorite. The package includes one 12 x 18 Fine Art Giclee Archival Print, although additional prints are of the same image or the others in the selection are also available for purchase.Home must be located within Kent, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester Counties. Good for 12 months from auction date.
Donated by Aloft Aerial Photography

30. Homeplate Package

Show your pride for Maryland and your support for the Baltimore Orioles. Enjoy 5 prime seats in section 34 for a perfect home plate view of the game. Arrive with ease with a VIP parking pass for parking lot A, right next to the door to Camden Yards!winner picks three top choice dates/games including Yankees or Red Sox games and donor will inform availability of those games.
Donated by Paris Foods. and Marla and Harold Baines

31. Goose Hunting for Two with Lunch
Guided goose hunting trip near St. Michaels for two, combined with breakfast or lunch at Carpenter Street Saloon.
Donated by Dirck Bartlett

32. Day at the Races for Six with Lunch
Lunch for six in The Terrace Dining Room at Delaware Park, a race named after your group, participation in the trophy presentation in the Winner’s Circle to the winning horse and owner/trainer, and a Winner’s Circle picture for all six. Good for races in the 2017 season. Only Delaware Handicap Weekend Festival, Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Saturdays are excluded from the dates available.
Donated by Delaware Park & Cynthia Rickman

33. One Case2010 Finca Villcreces Duoro
Robert Parker gives this a 94. The Wine Advocate says, "Wow! From a vineyard adjacent to Spain’s greatest as well as most expensive red wine, Vega Sicilia, this 2,500-case cuvee made for Eric Solomon is spectacular.
Donated by Tom Kimbis

34. Native Tree Planting on Your Property
Want to bring songbirds to your backyard? Need shade? The best way to do so is to plant native trees and plants! Bid on this Native Tree Installation on your property. Includes planting, mulching, edging, and fertilizing, (3) 1-1.5" caliper native species trees. All 3 trees must be planted at the same location and location must be 30 minutes from the town of Easton.
Mix and match from: Swamp White Oak, Willow Oak, Black Gum or Tupelo Tree, Bald Cypress or Eastern Redbud.
Donated by Wye Gardens, LLC

35. Bountiful Basket: Enjoy All Things Maryland
Your wine party in one basket! Eastern Shore Sign, Easton Note Pad, Aquisse Candle, Nautical Picture Frame, Beverage Napkins, Stemless Wine Glass, Dodon Sauvignon Blanc, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Donated by Bountiful Interiors

36. A Selection of Wines for Summer Evenings
Pair a perfect summer evening with this delightfully refreshing
hand-picked collection.
Donated by The Sanders Family

37. 4 Great Seats at Camden Yards
When you take into account all the things that should make a ballpark experience great, Camden Yard does them all! Bid on four premium seat tickets and a VIP parking pass to see Maryland's favorite ball team -The Baltimore Orioles. Tickets are for a home game of your choice during the 2016 season (not including the Yankees and Boston Red Socks games.)
Donated by DLA Piper

38. "Cambridge Harbor" by A. Aubrey Bodine
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Signed and Titled A. Aubrey Bodine
Original Photograph
Donated www.AAubreyBodine.com & Jennifer Bodine

39. Watergate Weekend
Spend three days and two nights during peak cherry blossom season at The Watergate, scene of the famous -- or infamous -- break-in that brought down President Richard Nixon in the ‘70s, now a historic landmark.-bedroom apartment with balcony overlooking the Potomac River(and garage parking) enjoys a marvelous location -- within walking distance of the Lincoln Memorial and other monuments, the Kennedy Center is across the street and the restaurants and shops of Georgetown are just five minutes away.Weekend of April 7th 2018.
Donated by Colin Walsh and Carolyn Williams

40.  4 Bottles of  Wine
Donated by Wishing Well Liquors and the Thompson Family

41. Backyard Relaxin’ Kit
Make your camping adventure or backyard a delight..an ENO Hammock with suspension system, camp chair and table, and 2 stainless HydroFlask water bottles.
Donated by Dick’s Sporting Goods

42. Best Kayak/Canoe/Paddle Board Parking Place Around
Enjoy the first slot on the Pickering Creek Canoe and Kayak Rack for one year, just steps from the peaceful waters of Pickering Creek.
Explore the Creek, Wye River and more from this perfect location.  You’ll find that the serenity of paddling from Pickering is unbeatable.  Runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
Donated by Pickering Creek Audubon Center

43.  Spring Basket
A delightful assortment of seasonally themed items for your home!
Donated by TradeWhims

44. A Touch of Italy Basket
Donated by Piazza Market


Dinner Purchases begin at 6:15 and go until 8 pm

The event is outside and will be held rain or shine.

There is ample parking on site; golf carts will be provided for those who may need assistance

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