Thursday, June 14, 2012

Silent Auction

We've heard from some people that they would love to come to our fundraiser, but can't because of other engagements. Several have asked if there's any way they can still participate.

So we decided to bring the silent auction online!

Hence, this website.

Below, you'll see a picture of each basket that we have so far, the list of items in the basket, the value of the basket, and the minimum bid.

Here's how you can participate:
  1. If you see a basket or an item you would like to have, all you have to do is email me (Katie) at ganshertadoption@gmail.com with your name, the name of the basket/item, and the most you'd be willing to pay for it.
  2. On the day of the event (Saturday, June 23rd), we will assign you a number and start you at the minimum bid. As other people bid, we will continue to outbid them until we get to your maximum bid. 
  3. If we reach your maximum bid and somebody else outbids you, you won't win the basket.
  4. If nobody outbids you, you will win the basket. You could very well win the basket for less than your maximum bid. It all depends on how many people bid for that particular basket.
  5. We will contact you as soon as possible to let you know if you won. We'll get the money from you upon delivery of the basket. If you live out of town and win a basket, we will mail it out as soon as we receive your payment.
Online bidding will close at 5 pm on Friday, June 22nd. We will have volunteers who will bid on your behalf on Saturday, June 23rd at the Bettendorf Community Center (for the in-person silent auction/trivia night). Anyone and everyone is invited!

All books are signed by the author.

Out of Towners are more than welcome to bid on baskets/items marked with an asterisk as long as they are willing to pay for postage. Books can be sent via media mail, which is pretty cheap. 

All proceeds will go directly toward our adoption. 

*A Taste of Alaska

Dani Pettrey's best-selling romantic suspense novel, Submerged
Caribou Coffee
Ghirardelli Chocolate
Insulated Submerged Coffee Mug
A Submerged Tote Bag
Best of the Best Alaska Recipe Book
The Proposal

Value: $75
Minimum Bid: $25
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*Art by Alice

Cross Painting
12 inches x 20 inches

Value: $135
Minimum Bid: $40
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*Art by Nichole Wagner 1

21 inches x 16 inches

Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $20
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*Art by Nichole Wagner 2

21 inches x 16 inches

Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $20
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Baby Blessings


2 Children's Books by Julie Cantrell
$25 Sam's Club Gift Card for diapers, formula, etc.
Premiere Necklace for the New Mommy
Giraffe Photography membership & $50 gift card
A homemade baby blanket (your choice of colors) similar to the one pictured above
The Mommy Diaries by Tally Flint
Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul
First Year of Motherhood (366 Spirit-Lifting Devotionals)

Value: $280
Minimum Bid: $85
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*Beautiful Bows from Jen Akers

We have 2 of these baskets, which include...

A bow organizer
A variety of pretty bows!

Value: $34 each
Minimum Bid: $10 each
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Blades Spa Kit

One free haircut and style
Anti-aging Lotion
Matrix Color Care Lotion Spray
OPI Nail Polish Pack
Hair Styling Comb
Matrix Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner

Value: $75
Minimum Bid: $25
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*Chik-Fil-A

4 Chik-Fil-A Meal Certificates
2 Kid Meal Certificates 
2 Chik-Fil-A Bookmarks
2 Cow Antenna Toppers
2 Chik-Fil-A Cups
A Chik-Fil-A Stuffed Cow
A Chik-Fil-A Baseball

Value: $40
Minimum Bid: $15
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*Contemporary Fiction Book Bundle

Paper Angels by Billy Coffey
Beneath a Southern Sky by Deborah Raney
The Edge of Grace by Christa Allan
Out of Her Hands by Megan DiMaria
Awakening by JoAnn Durgin
To See the Sun by Peggy Blann Phifer

Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $40
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Date Night

1 car wash to Aquawash (clean the car before the date)
$50 gift card to City Limits Restaurant
2 Mug Club Cards for Granite City (enjoy some beer)
2 Movie Tickets to Rave Motion Cinemas
2 Hot Fudge Sundaes to Lagomarcinos
An Artswork Necklace to give to your honey

Value: $110
Minimum Bid: $40
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*Dazzling Designs 1

A handcrafted necklace and bracelet set
(The picture doesn't do this justice!)

Value: $43
Minimum Bid: $20
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*Dazzling Designs 2

A handcrafted necklace and bracelet set
(the picture doesn't do this justice!)

Value: $43
Minimum Bid: $20
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Decorative Chest

18 inches tall
Table top is 32 inches x 20 inches

Value: $150
Minimum Bid: $50
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Family Party Animals

Passes to Monkey Joe's
A Year-Long Membership to the Niabi Zoo (for a family of four)
Dinner for Four at Noodles and Company
$25 Gift Certificate to Create Frozen Yogurt
$25 Gift Certificate to Deanno's Inflatables

Value: $175
Minimum Bid: $60
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Family Road Trip

A Car Wash to Aquawash (wash the car before you hit the road)
4 Passes to the Grand Harbor Water Park in Dubuque
Family Fun Pack to Red Hawk Golf Course
Gift Certificate for 2 6-inch Subs at Subway
Just Too Busy by Joanne Kraft

Value: $140
Minimum Bid: $60
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Family Staycation

4 Tickets to the Circus at the I-Wireless Center
$60 Gift Card to Applebees
4 Movie Tickets to Nova Cinemas
$5 Gift Certificate to Popcorn Charleys
2 Very Cute Stuffed Animals

Value: $170
Minimum Bid: $60
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Handcrafted Furniture by Kirk Wenger

A beautiful handcrafted cabinet and towel wrack (mounts on wall)
40 inches x 18 inches
3 hand towels

Value: $150
Minimum Bid: $50
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*Handmade Stockings

2 Stockings
Approximately 21 x 10 inches long
Winning bidder chooses 2 of the designs pictured above

Value: $80
Minimum Bid: $20
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*Historical Fiction Bundle

The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund
The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund
Fairer than Morning by Rosslyn Elliott
Sweeter than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott
Maggie's Journey by Lena Nelson Dooley

Value: $95
Minimum Bid: $30
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*Home Decor


2 Flower Canvas Paintings
~20 inches x 20 inches each
A Candle Holder
~19 inches tall
A Yankee Candle

Value: $80
Minimum Bid: $20 (due to light wear on corners of canvases)
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In Shape

Two 2-Month Core-Package Memberships to Cross Fit Invincible  

Value: $400
Minimum Bid: $120
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Value: $99
Minimum Bid: $30
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Lovin' LeClaire

$25 Gift Card to Blue Iguana Restaurant
3 Blue Iguana Koozies
$10 to Big Dave and Holly's
A Big Dave and Holly's T-Shirt
A Private Tour of the Mississippi River Distilling Company

Value: $135
Minimum Bid: $40
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*Olympian Fountain Pen

This unique Olympian Fountain pen was handcrafted from burnished Walnut wood. 
It uses standard refillable ink cartridges available at Staples.
To learn about the story behind the pen, check out this website

Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $25 
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*Pampered Chef

Spice Rack
An Assortment of Spices
A Grill Mitt
A Grill Spatula
Grill It Quick
Recipe Books

Value: $80
Minimum Bid: $25
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Pancakes and Pictures

$30 Gift Certificate to Jimmy's Pancake House
4 Passes to the Family Museum
$25 Gift Certificate to Create Frozen Yogurt
1 Hour Photo Session with Carrie Fanderclai (CD included)

Value: $300
Minimum Bid: $100
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Pet and Person Salon Day

1 Hair Cut from Jenna Morehouse with Shear Elements Salon
Up to $40 dog grooming services at Di Bella Cani
4-Piece Manicure Set
Texturizing Taffy (Kenra)
Shine Spray (Kenra)
Straightener and Shiner (S-Factor)
Shampoo (Bed Head)
Styling Brush
Shine Spray (Schwartzkopf)
Dry Shampoo (Rockaholic)
Spray Gel (Rockaholic) 

Value: $200
Minimum Bid: $50

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Photo Session

1 Hour Photo Session with Carrie Fanderclai (CD included)

Value: $225
Minimum Bid: $70
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*Prints by Kinsey Christin


Two 16 x 20 Original Prints
$25 Gift Certificate to Sue's Framing (Out of Towners won't be able to use this)

Value: $125
Minimum Bid: $40
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Quad City Arts Night Out

A Car Wash to Aquawash (clean up the car before picking up your lady)
2 Passes to the Figge Art Museum
2 Tickets to the Quad City Symphony
$25 Gift Certificate to The Corner Deli

Value: $105
Minimum Bid: $35
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*Romance Book Bundle 1

Christmas Mail Order Brides by multiple authors
Idaho Brides by Erica Vetsch
Highland Crossing by Pamela Griffin
Yesterday's Tomorrow by Cathy West

Value: $55
Minimum Bid: $20
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*Romance Book Bundle 2

Along Came Love by Carrie Turansky
Lakeside Reunion by Lisa Jordan
A Man to Trust by Carrie Turansky
Chameleon by Jillian Kent
Out of Control by Mary Connealy
In Too Deep by Mary Connealy
Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

Value: $70
Minimum Bid: $20
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*Scrapbook Lover

A Large Assortment of Scrapbooking Goodies
Tote Bag

Value: $25
Minimum Bid: $10
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Second Honeymoon

A Car Wash to Aquawash (to spiff up the car for your honey)
$50 Gift Card to Thunder Bay Grill
$25 Gift Certificate to Lavender Crest (enjoy some wine)
2 Tickets to Rave Motion Cinemas
$80 Gift Certificate to McGivern Jewelers

Value: $180
Minimum Bid: $60
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*Soul Care

Your Strong Suit Bible Study Kit (includes DVD) by Donna Pyle
A Friend in the Storm by Cheryl Ricker
Our Witch Doctor's Are Too Weak by Davey and Marie Jank
Playing by Heart by Deborah Raney
Winning Him Without Words by Dineen Miller
A Bible

Value: $170
Minimum Bid: $50
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Spoil Your Daughter

Four Piano Lessons to McCaulley Piano Studio
1 Month of Dance Lessons at Above the Barre
$20 to Panera Bread
$25 to Create Frozen Yogurt
$15 to Kernel Cody's Popcorn in LeClaire
A Change Purse
A Giraffe Journal

Value: $175
Minimum Bid: $50
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Spoil Your Husband

2 Simon Car Washes
4 Tickets to the River Bandits
Peanuts and Cracker Jacks (of course!)
$20 Gift Certificate to Qdoba
Granite City Mug Club
2 Rounds of Golf at Palmer Hills
$10 Gift Card to Wallaces
Man on the Run by Zeke Pipher

Value: $140
Minimum Bid: $45
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Spoil Your Son

A Skateboard
Two one-month Martial Arts Lessons (Tarpeins Martial Arts Center)
A Box of Sports Cards
2 Pizzas to Papa Murpheys

Value: $230
Minimum Bid: $70
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Spoil Your Wife

Handbag
Sentsy Warmer
3 Sentsy Bars
Caring Hands 1 Hour Massage
Lia Sophia Necklace
Boutique Facial
A Six-Inch Sub from Subway
A Car Wash to Aquawash
Into the Free by Julie Cantrell
A Tailor Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer
Searching for Spice by Megan DiMaria 

Value: $265
Minimum Bid: $80
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Spoil Yourself

A Nail Pedicure Set
Hair Product Set
A 30-Minute Massage
A Hair Cut and Color at Agape Salon in the Quad Cities

Value: $175
Minimum Bid: $50
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Sports Mania

4 Personal Training Sessions at QC Barbell
1 Month of Martial Arts Lessons (Tarpeins Martial Arts Center)
1 Month of Lessons to the Dancer's Place
$10 Gift Certificate to EZ Livin'
4 Green Fees to Hidden Hills Golf Course
$25 Gift Certificate to Create Frozen Yogurt

Value: $290
Minimum Bid: $100
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*Starbucks

$10 Gift Card to Starbucks
Coffee
Travel Mug

Value: $40
Minimum Bid: $15
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Summer Fun

15 Passes to Splash Landing
Flip-Flops
Beach Towel
Goggles
Sand Pail

Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $40
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*Waterbrook Multnomah Fiction

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Forever Faithful 3-in-1 by Karen Kingsbury
The Scent of Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall
The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner
Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs
Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman
When Sparrows Fall by Meg Moseley
The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer
The Charlatan's Boy by Jonathan Rogers
The Widow of Saunders Creek by Tracey Bateman
Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

Value: $160
Minimum Bid: $50
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*Waterbrook Multnomah NonFiction

New York Times Best-Seller, Fearless by Eric Blehm
New York Times Best-Seller, Radical by David Platt
Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic
Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris
Love and War by John and Stasi Eldridge
Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver
90 Days of God's Goodness by Randy Alcorn
Cleaning House by Kay Wills Wyma

Value: $120
Minimum Bid: $40
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*Wife of Noble Character

The Husband Project by Kathi Lipp
The Marriage Project by Kathi Lipp
The Me Project by Kathi Lipp
Winning Him Without Words by Dineen Miller
My Husband is a Hottie T-Shirt
$25 Gift Certificate to Bug's Beads

Value: $110
Minimum Bid: $40
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*Wooden Signs by David Litterst

15 inches x 8.5 inches (at the widest part)

Value: $30
Minimum Bid: $10


24 inches x 4 inches

Value: $40
Minimum Bid: $12


18 inches x 6 inches

Value: $30
Minimum Bid: $10


15 inches x 6 inches

Value: $25
Minimum Bid: $9
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Interested in one of these items or baskets? 

Please email Katie (ganshertadoption@gmail.com) before June 22nd with your maximum bid. 

Thanks so much for all your support and prayers!

To read about our adoption story, click here

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