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June 12: Silent Auction Just Days Away….

   1. A “Salute” to Wine – Wine Tasting Party for 20
Donated by: The Wine Man, Sugar Land
You and 19 friends will sample a variety of popular wines in your home or at the location of your choice, courtesy of David Maggard (a.k.a. The Wine Man), a Sugar Land legend.
Value: $400.00 Starting Bid: $200.00

2. HOT! HOT! HOT! Nintendo Wii – How will Wii Move You?
Donated by: PRSA/Houston Chapter Board of Directors
Wii is not just a gaming console. It's a reason to get together with your friends and family and play today's hottest games. Play friends online over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or use the Internet Channel to surf the net from your sofa. You can even download classic Nintendo games using the Wii Shop Channel. Discover why your TV is not complete without Wii.
Value: $350.00+ Starting Bid: $325.00

3. Batter Up – Astros vs. Chicago Cubs
Donated by: LyondellBasell Industries
Spend Friday evening, July 18, rooting for “The Good Guys” in the comfort of dugout-level seats. Four tickets with parking pass.
Value: $225.00 Starting Bid: $125.00

4. Enjoy Unlimited Orange Rolls – Patron Membership to Junior
League Tea Room and Stop and Smell the Rosemary Cookbook
Donated by: Eydie Pengelly Marketing Communications
Enjoy the opportunity to enjoy meals in the Tea Room or attend exciting special events that occur throughout the year. This package includes one-year patron access, a copy of the League’s most recent multi-award winning cookbook and a sample book of recipes from its upcoming release, Peace Meals.
Value: $75.00 Starting Bid: $40.00

5. Be Red Cross Ready! AM/FM/Shortwave Radio with Flashlight, Siren and Cell Phone Charger
Donated by: American Red Cross
You don’t need batteries to power this device. Just turn the crank to tune into AM/FM radio plus seven shortwave bands. The crank also powers the built-in flashlight. Plus, plug in your cell phone and with a few turns of the crank, you can power it up, too.
Value: $50.00 Starting Bid: $25.00

6. An Oasis in the Heart of Houston – Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa
Donated by Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa
A summer getaway featuring a deluxe guest room on a Friday or Saturday night with use of the renowned Houstonian Fitness Club and three resort pools. Not valid on holidays or with special engagements.
Value: $400.00 Starting Bid: $150.00

7. Escape Summer Heat at Houston Museum of Natural Science
Donated by: Houston Museum of Natural Science
This Family Four Pack gets you into the Wortham IMAX, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and seven permanent exhibit halls. Plus check out the Leonardo di Vinci and Lucy’s Legacy exhibits.
Value: $130.00 Starting Bid: $75.00

8. Snap It Up – HP Digital Camera
Donated by: Halliburton
Remember all your good times with this HP Photosmart R927
digital camera. It’s also capable of recording video with audio and is loaded with the latest technology and a big 3-inch display.
Value: $275.00 Starting Bid: $150.00

9. Outdoor Entertaining – Combo Cooler and Picnic Basket
Donated by: Spectra Energy
Wheel this roomy picnic cooler featuring built-in utensil compartments and supplies to your next gathering.
Value: $125.00 Starting Bid: $50.00

10. Summer of Music – Trio of Terrific Concert Tickets
Donated by: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Package includes four lawn tickets to Arrowfest 2008 (Boston, Styx, Night Ranger, Alan Parsons) on June 22; four lawn tickets to Journey, Heart and Cheap Trick on July 26; four lawn tickets to the Houston Symphony “Zoot Suit Symphony Concert” on August 27.
Value: $550.00 Starting Bid: $250.00

11. Enjoy Art With Lasting Value
Donated by: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Experience the joy of handmade art with a docent-led private tour for 10 that will give an in-depth look at featured exhibits in the main galleries and Artist Hall and a visit with artists-in-residence. Midtown location.
Value: $100.00 Starting Bid: $25.00

12. Explore an Aveda Salon in the Galleria Area
Donated by: Vanity Salon, San Felipe at Bering Drive
Men and women alike will appreciate this Vanity Salon $50 certificate good towards a top-quality salon or spa service such a custom cut, color or facial. Your take-home gift from Aveda will help you replicate the spa experience in your own home.
Value: $115.00 Starting Bid: $50.00

13. Come Fly Away – Continental Airline Tickets!
Donated by: Continental Airlines
Two tickets in Coach “B” or “O” Class to anywhere in the contiguous 48 states, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico or Central America. Valid through
June 12, 2009, restrictions apply. Your next travel adventure is just a mouse click away….
Value: $1,600.00 Starting Bid: $800.00

14. Easy Takeoffs and Landings with Super Shuttle
Donated by: Super Shuttle
Forget traffic and inconvenient airport parking and enjoy two passes on Super Shuttle, Houston’s jitney service that picks you up at your front door and delivers you to and from IAH or Hobby.
Value: $300.00 Starting Bid: $150.00

15. Be Prepared -- AM/FM/Shortwave Radio with Flashlight, Siren and Cell Phone Charger
Donated by: American Red Cross
You don’t need batteries to power this device. Just turn the crank to tune into AM and FM radio, plus seven bands of shortwave. The crank also powers the built-in flashlight, so you’ll never be caught in the dark. And you’ll never be caught with a dead cell phone battery. Plug the phone in, and with a few turns of the crank, you can power up your cell phone.
Value: $50.00 Starting Bid: $25.00

16. Splendor in a Glass – Wine Tasting Luncheon for 12
Donated by: The Wine Man, Sugar Land
Partake in a five-course meal paired with fine wine (vintages not typically found in stores) courtesy of David Maggard (a.k.a. The Wine Man), a Sugar Land legend. A great way to entertain family or business clients, this party will be held at your home or another convenient location.
Value: $600.00 Starting Bid: $300.00

17. Own a Piece of Space Shuttle History – Memorabilia from STS-112
Donated by: Vollmer Public Relations
The astronauts aboard the October 7, 2002, mission made three space walks to help outfit and activate a piece of the International Space Station and made history by being the first mission to use a camera on the External Tank. The color video camera provided a live view of the launch to flight controllers and NASA TV viewers. Package includes autographed photo, patches and a crystal Space Shuttle clock.
Value: $250.00 Starting Bid: $100.00

18. Pamper Yourself – One-hour Massage and Body Products
Donated by: Massage Envy in Meyerland
Take an hour off to relax and pamper yourself with a full-body massage courtesy of the pros at Massage Envy in Meyerland. Extend the bliss at home with pomegranate bath products that will nourish your skin and your senses.
Value: $150.00 Starting Bid: $75.00

19. Body Work at the YMCA
Donated by: YMCA of Greater Houston
This one-year, city-wide membership lets you work out at any YMCA in Houston as well as participate in a host of classes and events that can make you healthier and “health wise.”
Value: $1,100.00 Starting Bid: $600.00

20. Just for Kicks – Dynamo Soccer Tickets
Donated by: Houston Dynamo
Spend time at Robertson Stadium with one of Houston’s favorite sports teams, the Dynamo. You receive four (4) tickets to any game of your choice (excluding LA Galaxy).
Value: $100.00 Starting Bid: $25.00

21. “Well Being” – Health Museum of Houston
Donated by: Health Museum of Houston
Six people of all ages can take a larger-than-life walking tour through the human body and learn about almost everything under the skin.
Value: $40.00 Starting Bid: $20.00

22. Get Ready for a Road Trip – AAA Membership
Donated by: AAA of Texas
Receive a AAA Texas-Plus membership that includes four free tows, maps and tour books.
Value: $125.00 Starting Bid: $60.00

23. Picture Perfect – Individual or Family Portrait
Donated by: Beautiful Bird Deluxe Photography
Take care of your holiday card early this year with an in-home photography session that includes two digital images of your choice.
Value: $350.00 Starting Bid: $150.00

24. Batter Up – Astros vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Donated by: Houston Astros
Spend the evening of August 15 watching “The Good Guys” play baseball in the comfort of four (4) bullpen-level seats.
Value: $100.00 Starting Bid: $50.00

25. Refresh Your Look with Hair Color, Cut and Style
Donated by: Holly Hammonds
This private salon in Midtown caters to busy pros on the go. Holly’s choice clients include our own Catherine Burch Graham.
Value: $150.00 Starting Bid: $75.00

26. Make MFAH a Part of Your World
Donated by: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
A silent auction favorite, the MFAH has donated a one-year individual membership that lets you explore permanent exhibits and world-class traveling collections.
Value: $50.00 Starting Bid: $25.00

27. Enjoy the Pleasures of the Galleria
Donated by: Westin Oaks and Westin Galleria Hotels
Shop till you drop – literally – in your room at the Westin Galleria or Westin Oaks Hotels. A one night weekend stay (Friday or Saturday) for two includes breakfast.
Value: $250.00 Starting Bid: $125.00

28. Required Reading – Beach Books for the Summer
Donated by: Vollmer Public Relations / Dana Steele
Catch up on fun reading with New York Times bestselling mystery author Brad Meltzer’s latest The Book of Fate and an autographed copy of Dana Steele’s tale of backstage adventures in Rock to the Top.
Value: $50.00 Starting Bid: $25.00

29. The Grape Escape – Wine Connoisseur Tools
Donated by: Sterling Bank
Flawless stainless steel pieces include a corkscrew opener, stopper, collar and spout. These graceful implements will last forever. The set comes in a hardwood box with complimentary monogramming.
Value: $50.00 Starting Bid: $25.00

30. Watch Beauty Unfold -- 10” Crystal Vase
Donated by: Keuhnert’s Auction Gallery
Strikingly beautiful, this crystal vase is a work of art in and of itself. Insert your favorite long-stemmed flowers and watch their beauty unfold!
Bid on this circa early 20th century vase featuring intricately cut crystal.
Value: $100.00 Starting Bid: $25.00

31. Look Your Best – Hand-crafted Jewelry
Donated by: Tony Armato Fashion Jewelry
Enhance everything from suits to t-shirts with this custom-made necklace and matching dangle earrings featuring turquoise, copper and jade-color beads.
Value: $100.00 Starting Bid: $35.00

32. Explore the Jung Center
Donated by: The C. G. Jung Educational Center
Yoga. Psychology. The Jung Center has a class for whatever interests you. Certificate valid for one class for two people valued up to $250. Also includes an inspirational book by Jung Center Executive Director James Hollis, Ph.D.
Value: $300.00 Starting Bid: $100.00

33. In Time for Father’s Day: Dinner at Sullivan’s Steakhouse and
Set of 12 Steak Knives
Donated by: Sullivan’s Steakhouse and Newfield Exploration
Enjoy a $100 gift certificate at Sullivan’s, a 1940’s Chicago-style steakhouse featuring Certified Angus Beef. For grilling at home, these quality steak knives crafted of stainless steel with serrated edges and wood handles will blend beautifully with your finest flatware.
Value: 160.00 Starting Bid: 80.00

34. A Hand’s Down Favorite – Manicures at The Nail Spa
Donated by: The Nail Spa Co., Bissonnet & Kirby
Men and women alike will enjoy a set of certificates good for two special
manicures and includes shoulder massage and paraffin treatment.
Value: $30.00 Starting Bid: $15.00

35. Photo Finish … Sporting Goods Gift Certificate
Donated by: Finish Line Sports
Especially for runners and athletes at all levels, Finish Line Sports (located in Sugar Creek) has sports shoes, apparel and other essential gear to help you perform at your personal best.
Value: $50.00 Starting Bid: $25.00

36. Classical Delight – Houston Symphony Tickets
Donated by: Houston Symphony
Spend an evening in Jones Hall with two (2) tickets to either the Fidelity Investments Classical or Weatherford Family Concert Series.
Value: $215.00 Starting Bid: $100.00

37. Tennis Anyone?
Donated by: Houston Tennis Association and Giammalva Racquet Club
Package includes membership to Houston Tennis Association, three (3) months individual or family membership in Giammalva Racquet Club in Spring and a one-hour lesson with tennis pro Sammy Giammalva, Jr.
Value: $450.00 Starting Bid: $200.00

Thank you for bidding!

Eydie Pengelly
(713) 467-2718
Author: Eydie Pengelly
Phone: (713) 467-2718
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