70th Benefit Silent Auction

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Holmes Presbyterian Camp
and Conference Center

70th Anniversary Benefit Dinner

Online bids will be accepted until 11:59 pm October 19th.  Attendees may provide higher bids at the event.
Here is a pdf of the auction listings 2016-silent-auction-10-15.

Send your bid to silentauction@holmescamp.org
include item #, your bid, your name, your email address.

Watch for Item #1  – “Portrait of Holmes” Original artwork by Barbara Swanson Sherman

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2016 HOLMES BENEFIT -- SILENT AUCTION     
10/12/16 15:35
DescriptionValueOpening BidIncremental BidHigh Bid
GET-AWAYS
1000FLY TO THE DESTINATION OF YOUR CHOICE TWO(2) TRAVEL CERTIFICATES FOR ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE ON JETBLUE Fly to your destination and enjoy friendly, award-winning service, comfy leather seats with the most legroom in coach, 36 channels of free DIRECTV* in every seat, 100+ channels of free SiriusXM Radio*, unlimited brand-name snacks and soft drinks, and your first checked bag** is free! Travel certificate is valid for one (1) year from October 20, 2016. Redeemed travel is subject to availability and seats may not be available on all flights. Certain blackout dates may apply. This Certificate is transferable; however, at no time may it be purchased, sold, bartered, or otherwise exchanged for value without prior consent from JetBlue. * DIRECTV and SiriusXM Radio service is not available on flights outside the continental U.S.
**Weight and size limits apply. Donated by JetBlue and arranged by Holmes Board member David Burpee
$900$300$100$600
1001A weekend get-away for 8 at Holmes
(may bring up to 16 at additional pp fee of $60 pp)

Stay in the Steidl Cabin and spend a weekend away from chores and commitments! Grab your family and friends and escape to a 500 acre oasis where all meals are prepared for you and your biggest decision is whether to hike along beautiful trails, boat or fish on 3 sparklng lakes, play games or take in the local sights -- a short scenic drive away is the Culinary Institute of America, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's home, the Vanderbitl Mansion, West Point, and the beautiful Hudson River Valley.Skiing available at nearby Thunder Ridge or Catamount

Note -- Steidl has 4 bedrooms with bunk beds, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette, meeting /dining room area with a covered front porch

AVAILABLE WEEKENDS in 2016 and 2017
Call the office at Holmes early to reserve your dates
$500$150$75$525
1002The ultimate cozy retreat at HOLMES for 1-2 people

Stay in the one-of-a-kind Lakeside Cabin at Denton Lake, enjoy memorable sunsets and awaken to a shimmering lake view.

One room, 2 twin beds, with refrigerator and coffee maker. The restroom is just a short stroll away.

Available: May 1 - June 15 or September, 2017
Call the office at Holmes early to reserve your date
$100$30$25$90
1003LIVING IN PARADISE
PLAN YOUR 2017 VACATION NOW!
for up to 6 people at the
GRAND MAYAN (VIDANTA) RESORT

Plan your special get-away at one of seven amazing destinations: Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, Mazatlan, and Puerto Penasco.
Enjoy some of the most gorgeous beaches in Mexico! With daytime and nighttime activities for all ages, gourmet dining, and incredible service, your week in paradise will be a trip to remember!

2017 Dates will be made in consultation with Perry Wootten.
Certificate expires December 31, 2017.

Donated by Holmes Campaign Steering Committee member Perry Wootten
$1,400 $420$75$495
1004BE CLOSE TO IT ALL!
at the
MANHATTAN CLUB MIDTOWN
200 West 56th Street, Manhattan NY 10019

Plan a special night in the Big Apple and enjoy a spacious suite at the Manhattan Club Midtown with first-class amenities. Your 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom junior suite with kitchenette and sofa bed in a separate living area is perfect for a couple or a family of four. It's steps away from Carnegie Hall and a stroll away from great shopping, restaurants, Broadway, and Central Park!

What a great locale to relax....renew...and restore!

2017 Date to be determined in consultation with Perry Wootten.
Certificate expires December 31, 2017.

Donated by Holmes Campaign Steering Committee member Perry Wootten
$320$105$50$255
1005Cottage in the Finger Lakes for a Week

Relax and enjoy a quiet summer week at a cozy, lake-front, 3-bedroom cottage on crystal clear Cayuga Lake. The cottage is located on the west shore in the midst of upstate New York's Finger Lake wine country. The cottage has a full kitchen, bath, and private dock. Area attractions include boating, fishing, award-winning wineries, waterfalls, Ithaca, and Cornell University -- or just relax and spend an evening star gazing!

Available July 9th to July 15th, 2017

Donated by friend of Holmes, Reverend Ariel Verdesi
$1,100 $330$75$625
1006Comfortable Ludlow, VT Home
2 days/ weekend or 3 days/mid-week
Sleeps up to 8 people

Lovely, comfortable Vermont home located in Ludlow - 5 minutes from Okemo Ski area and close to golf or kayaking in the summer. Or enjoy hiking and the fall colors in autumn.4 bedrooms (2 with queen beds, 1 with 2 twin beds, 1 with day bed / trundle); Full kitchen, living room, dining room, den and 2 baths
No pets - No smoking

Dates to be arranged with owner (subject to availability)
Not available during the following periods - Dec.19-Jan 3; Jan.13-16; and Feb.17-26.

Donated by Shodie and Paul Acorn in honor of David and Linda Burpee
$900$270$75$420
1007GHOST RANCH Education & Retreat Center
A Southwestern Escape
Gift Certificate ($400 value) can be used for a workshop and/or overnight lodging.

Personalize your experience at Ghost Ranch, the PCUSAŠ—ç’_Îés adobe-style, national conference center near the village of Abiquiu, New Mexico. - surrounded by the beautiful desert vistas that inspired Georgia O'Keefe's magnificent paintings. With over 250 workshops and events, 2 museums, a gift shop, bodywork program library, labyrinth and incredible hiking trails, you will enjoy unlimited experiences. Ghost Ranch also includes a famous paleontological site preserving Triassic dinosaurs. 65 miles away is Santa Fe, a travelerŠ—ç’_Îés delight, offering a rich multicultural heritage evident in its world-renowned art, architecture, music and cuisine. It is home to hundreds of art galleries and many world-class museums as well as outdoor pleasures -- hiking, biking, and skiing.

Donated by Ghost Ranch Education & Conference Center and arranged by Holmes Board member David Burpee

Recommended to make reservations quickly; June, July and October book fast
Expiration Date: December 31, 2018
$400$150$50$300
1009LONG BEACH ISLAND BEACH COTTAGE
5 days
for up to 8 people

Situated only 4 houses from the beach, this charming 'traditional' Cape Cod shore home has 4 bedrooms and two full baths (one is handicap accessible). Additional amenities -- a great outdoor shower, two outside decks, a back deck with a gas line grill, flower garden, and two sun rooms. Electronically outfitted with WIFI, cable, DVD and WIFI TV, plus Washer/Dryer, fully stocked kitchen - microwave, coffee maker, ice maker, blender, dishwasher etc. Bring your own sheets - towels available. Beach chairs too. Walking distance to a great ice cream parlor, grocery store and other goodies!

Donated by a friend of Holmes
Actual dates to be confirmed by mutual agreement - 5 days can be either Mon-Fri OR Thurs pm - Mon pm OR Friday pm - Tuesday pm in June or September
$2,000 $600$100$700
IN A CLASS ALL ITS OWN
1010EXQUISITE, FINELY CRAFTED NECKLACE by Tagliamonte Vincenza This stunning necklace, which is 100% handmade in Italy, consists of seven citrine cabochons with total carat weight of 70 and six intaglios (cameos) made of Venetian glass, which are set in precious metal sterling siver plated in 18K gold (1 micron/high plating standard). Indaglio (Cameo) Details: Purple: Cupid on a veil boat/ image from a Neoclassical mould. Aqua: Muse Neolcassical (1700 AD). Cobalt Blue: Medusa Head/Victorian Age (1850 AD). Green: Medusa Head/ Baroque Age Mould (1600 AD). Pink: Muse. Baby Blue: Pandora with Urn/ Neoclassical (1700 AD) The owner of Tagliamonte Vincenza, Mr. Nino Tagliamonte, curated this beautiful necklace especially for the Benefit Dinner. Tagliamonte Vicenza is bringing back a manufacturing style as old as Mesopotamia. Venetian Glass moulded into cameos or intaglios, are a part of jewelry history that in recent years has been largely ignored. The style can be traced back as far as the Mesopotamians, but was further developed by craftsmen from the ancient Roman colony of Aquileia. Mr. Nino Tagliamonte, with two Venetian artists, dedicated five years of research to this project using authentic 18th century plaster matrix carvings. After numerous attempts, they rediscovered and successfully experimented with original Roman blending, processing and casting methods. The company now has a collection of over three thousand matrices, partly original and partly modern castings, and can produce Venice Cameo gems identical to the antique originals by following the Roman manual processing patterns and formulas.
The cameos are available in a variety of colors, though each is hand wrought with incandescent glass and the exact color is established only when cooled. Donated by Holmes Board Member Renae Lent.
$1,200 $1,000 $100
1011LIMITED EDITION VENETIAN GLASS EARRINGS by Tagliamonte Vincenza These stunning earrings contain four Venetian glass intaglios (cameos) set in precious metal sterling silver plated in 18k gold (1 micron / high plating standard).

This limited edition was created more the 20 years ago and there are no more in production. The faces are typical of Mannerism Period, an artistic style that predominated in Italy from the end of the High Renaissance in the 1520s to the beginnings of the Baroque style around 1590, The moulds were inspired by decorative fa’_ade and have a history dating back 500 years. These intaglios are very rare. The picture below the earrings is an image from a fa’_ade. Tagliamonte Vicenza is bringing back a manufacturing style as old as Mesopotamia. Venetian Glass moulded into cameos or intaglios, are a part of jewelry history that in recent years has been largely ignored. The style can be traced back as far as the Mesopotamians, but was further developed by craftsmen from the ancient Roman colony of Aquileia. Mr. Nino Tagliamonte, with two Venetian artists, dedicated five years of research to this project using authentic 18th century plaster matrix carvings. After numerous attempts, they rediscovered and successfully experimented with original Roman blending, processing and casting methods.
The company now has a collection of over three thousand matrices, partly original and partly modern castings, and can produce Venice Cameo gems identical to the antique originals by following the Roman manual processing patterns and formulas.
The cameos are available in a variety of colors, though each is hand wrought with incandescent glass and the exact color is established only when cooled. Donated by Holmes Board Member Renae Lent.
$500$400$100
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
1020PERSONAL OR EXECUTIVE COACHING SESSION
with Dr. Ansley W. LaMar

Date and time by mutual agreement.
Certificate expires December 31, 2017
$250$70$25$150 on line bid
1021YOUR PERSONAL HANDYMAN FOR A DAY!

Paul Verdesi, Holmes' own fix-it wonder, and without whom Holmes would never have operated as smoothly as it has these past 35+ years, will come to your home for up to 8 hours and perform small project handyman duties. So get that fix-it to do list together! Tasks to be discussed in advance (minor repairs, light plumbing, minor electrical work or carpentry can be discussed. Date and time by mutual arrangement; all work actifity to be determined and agreed upon in advance.
100030075$525 on line bid
1022SAY CHEESE! LE PETITE PORTRAIT
for up to 8 children between 3 and 17 years of age Gift certificate for a Le Petite Portrait (11 x 14 wall portrait) of your children, on canvas finished with artistic hand-painted detailing for color and highligh Gift Certificate is non-transferable and expires six months from date of event.ts to be created at choice of New Jersey studios in Red Bank or Hillsborough. A maximum of 8 children between the ages of 3 and 17 years can be included in the portrait, which is unframed. Donated by Kramer Portraits
11 x 14" Wall Portrait on Canvas (unframed) ""AY CHEESE! LE PETITE PORTRAIT
$350
1023SAY CHEESE! MASTERPIECE PORTRAIT for up to 8 people 16"x20" Wall Portrait on Canvas (unframed) Gift certificate for a Masterpiece Portrait (16Ó x 20Ó wall portrait), on canvas finished with artistic hand-painted detailing for color and highlights to be created at choice of New Jersey studios in Red Bank or Hillsborough. A maximum of 8 people can be included in the portrait, which is unframed. Gift Certificate is non-transferable and expires six months from date of event.
Donated by Kramer Portraits
16" x 20" Wall Portrait on Canvas (unframed)
$5,500 $550$100
FINE CUISINE AND WINE
1039CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON Enjoy a mixed case of America's most beloved red wine! Often referre to as the king of red wine grapes, the Cabernet Sauvignons are dry and full flavored with berry, currant, bell pepper and toasty oak aromas and flavors. The Frederick Wildman name is recognized worldwide as a symbol fo quality. Note: The cse of wine will be shipped to the winner's preferred address. Donated by Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd and arranged by John Sellar, Wildman President.$500$150$75$225
1040Dinner in YOUR HOME for 4
presented by your personal chef
(CIA Professor Mark Ainsworth)

You're tired of entertaining your friends in restaurants but cooking at home for more than two takes more energy than you have after a long week at work. Let a true professional come to your rescue! A former Holmes camper and staff member, Mark Ainsworth began his cooking career during camp summers at Homes, then trained at the Culinary Institute of America, and is now a professor at CIA where he teaches predominantly professional chefs who come back to CIA for classes. Mark will come to your home and prepare the menus of your choice for you and your guests. You can even hang out in the kitchen as Mark cooks and get some cooling tips from this chef who has cooked all over the world. Does not include cost of ingredients for which Chef Ainsworth will shop and be reimbursed.

Note -- location must be in one of the 5 NY boroughs or can take place at HOLMES.
Date and menu to be determined in consultation with Chef Ainsworth
$400$120$50$450
1041Dinner in YOUR HOME for 6
presented by your personal chef
(CIA Professor Mark Ainsworth)

You're tired of entertaining your friends in restaurants but cooking at home for more than two takes more energy than you have after a long week at work. Let a true professional come to your rescue! A former Holmes camper and staff member, Mark Ainsworth began his cooking career during camp summers at Homes, then trained at the Culinary Institute of America, and is now a professor at CIA where he teaches predominantly professional chefs who come back to CIA for classes. Mark will come to your home and prepare the menus of your choice for you and your guests. You can even hang out in the kitchen as Mark cooks and get some cooking tips from this chef who has cooked all over the world.

Does not include cost of ingredients for which ChefAinsworth will shop and be reimbursed.

Note -- location must be in one of the 5 NY boroughs or can take place at HOLMES. Date and menu to be determined in consultation with Chef Ainsworth
$600$180$75$600
10424 hour Private Cooking LESSON for a Group of 6
followed by DINNER at AGAPE Prepared by CIA Professor Mark Ainsworth!

Includes overnight accommodations at AGAPE if needed

An afternoon and evening of culinary magic awaits - Treat yourself and 5 of your best friends or family members to a unique opportunity for a 4 hour private lesson in basic cooking techniques taught by a master chef! A former Holmes camper and staff member, Mark Ainsworth began his cooking career during camp summers at Homes, then trained at the Culinary Institute of America, and is now a professor at CIA where he teaches predominantly professional chefs who come back to CIA for classes.

All you need are your favorite kitchen knives -- Chef Ainsworth will provide the technique and talent and Holmes Board President Dave Garlow will provide the ingredients for a very special meal!

Date and menu to be determined in consultation with Mr. Ainsworth and AGAPE availability thru the HOLMES Office
$1,200 $360$75$450
1043LUNCH OR DINNER FOR 2 AT OCEANA 120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020 Maximum value of $200 (Gratuity not included. Not valid on holidays.) The flagship of the Livanos Restaurant Group for over two decades, Oceana is the quintessential New York restaurant. With a focus on seasonal products and the finest seafood, your dining experience will be like no other. The Livanos family's extraordinary legacy includes Oceana and Molyvos in NYC, City Limits Diners in White Plains, NY and Stamford, CT and Moderne Barn in Armonk, NY.
An experience not to be missed! Gift Certificate expires April 30, 2017. Donated by the Livanos Family and arranged by Holmes Board Member David Burpee.
$200$60$25$200
1044DINNER AND A MOVIE FOR TWO IN WILLIAMSBURG Experience "a feeling of home" with a $40 Gift Certificate to Beehive Oven restaurant. Chef Treva Chadwell hails from Texas and is a classically trained chef
but learned how to make the best heritage meals alongside her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, all with roots in the deep South.
You also take home the "Beehive Oven Cook Booklet: Spring 2016 Edition" which is a collection of 20 favorite recipes for the home cook.
After enjoying the PERFECT biscuit, use your $60 Gift Certificate
for a movie and drinks at the funky local movie theater, The NightHawk.

Arranged by Holmes Board member Emily Ford-Sytsma and Donated by John and Treva Chadwell
$115$40$25$140
1045EXPLORE HOBOKEN!
WITH DINNER AND THE THEATRE FOR 4
Bring family or friends to a production of YOUR choice at a local gem, the Mile Square Theatre: 4 Tickets to a producation of Dracula (October 12-30, 2016) OR It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (November 30-December 18, 2016).
Enjoy a Pre- or Post- Theatre dinner with a $200 Gift Certificate to The Madison Bar and Grill, a local favorite. Reservations are required at both venues.

TIckets donated by the Mile Square Theatre and Dinner donated by
David Sytsma and Board member Emily Ford-Sytsma.
$520$175$75$225
1046THE GLENLIVET 18 YEAR OLD CASK: First and Second-fill American Oak and Ex-Sherry Casks FLAVOR: Ripe Citrus, Winter Spice The GLENLIVET 18 Year Old is the perfect expression of age and elegance. Sublime and complex, an enticing whiskey of outstanding balance and flavor. Donated by Holems Board Member Ansley LaMar$149$50$25$150
1047LUNCH FOR TWO AT NYU TORCH CLUB Enjoy lunch for 2 at New York University's elegant Torch Club. Located at 18 Wverly Place, just off Washington Square in Greenwich Village, diners will enjoy a full service a la carte menu prepared by Executive Shef Mitchell Greene. Donated by Holmes Board President David Garlow.$80$25$15$125
1048LUNCH OR DINNER FOR 2 AT MYLOVOS 871 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10019 Maximum value of $150 (Gratuity not included. Not valid on holidays.) Enjoy one of New York's most beloved Greek restaurants with the largest all-Greek wine lists in the United States! Amid decor inspired by Greece's romantic seaside villages, you will experience great food and filoxenia - the Greek style of hospitality - at its best! The Livanos family's extraordinary legacy includes Oceana and Molyvos in NYC, City Limits Diners in White Plains, NY and Stamford, CT and Moderne Barn in Armonk, NY.
An experience not to be missed! Donated by the Livanos Family and arranged by Holmes Board Member David Burpee.
$150$45$25$145
1049Experience Manhattan Like Never Before! DINNER AND DANCING FOR TWO (2) aboard the HORNBLOWER. Enjoy the breathtaking views of New York's vast skyline while enjoying dinner and dancing on board one of the luxury Hornblower vessels. This special evening includes a three (3) hour cruise, Hors d'oeuvres reception hour, three course a la carte menu with dessert station, soda and juice, signature coffee and herbal teas, and a DJ and after-dinner dancing on board. The Manhattan Dinner Cruises board in the West Village at Pier 40 beginning at 6:30 pm and sail from 7-10 pm. Cruises are available Thursdays - Saturdays (subject to availability). Donated by Hornblower Cruises & Events and arranged by Campaign Steering Committee member Katherine Gotshall.$250$75$50$225
KIDS! KIDS! KIDS!
1050SUPERKIDZ! One week at Superkidz Kamp for 11 to 17 year olds. Sunday August 13 to Saturday, August 19, 2017. Dedicated to the belief that all children are gifted and talented, SuperKidz Kamp, www.superkidzkamp.com, is a 7-day, fun-filled, activity rich residential camp program for kids 11-17 year old, designed to enhance their self-confidence, and improve their problem-solving, leadership, and social skills. Created in 1997 by Holmes Alumni and Board member Dr. Ansley LaMar (with assistance from wife Mary), SuperKidz Kamp develops young leaders who have confidence, character and compassion.

Purchase for Your Own Child or Send a Child to Camp! Donated by Holmes Board Member and SuperKidz Kamp Director Ansley LaMar
$600$200$75
1051SOCIALSKLZ:-) ESSENTIAL WORKSHOP SERIES AND BOOK SocialSklz for Success by founder Faye De Muyshondt SocialSklz:-) was founded by Faye de Muyshondt to equip children and young adults with the vital tools needed to succeed on the playground, in the classroom and ultimately at the workplace. Through a series of fun, interactive workshops, socialsklz:-) teaches lessons including greetings and introductions, making a good first impression, starting conversations, patience and thoughtfulness, self-control, respect and consideration, dining and phone skills, as well as safe Internet interaction for the older age set. The skills mastered are not only empowering, but build confidence and self-esteem, paving the way to a more fruitful life. The program has been widely touted and featured extensively in the media. This two-session Essential Workshop Series is perfect for the teen or tween in your life. Donated by Faye de Muyshondt and SocialSklz:-) and arranged by Holmes Board member Emily Ford-Sytsma$225$75$50$75
1052SKIING & S'MORES PLEASE at Thunder Ridge Ski Area and Holmes Camp (for a family of four) Bring the family to Holmes for a day of skiing at nearby Thunder Ridge (Patterson, NY) and an overnight at Holmes Camp!
Thunder Ridge has 22 trails, 3 chairlifts, and 4 magic carpets with slow and gentle slopes for the newest skiers and snowboarders and advanced trails for the daring and adventurous. Thunder Ridge also has a full service cafeteria or you can explore one of the many restaurants nearby in Patterson or Brewster, NY. Four lift tickets included. After a fun day of skiing or snowboarding, return to Holmes Camp for s'mores around the campfire and a good night sleep! Cabin accommodations included. In the morning, start your day with breakfast (if being served that day) and then explore one of the 7 marked hiking trails before returning home. Call the office at Holmes early to reserve your date.
Donated by Thunder Ridge and Holmes Camp.
$400$150$50$150
1053BABY PALOOZA GIFT SET
OF PORTABLE ON THE GO PRODUCTS
by Summer Infant Incorporated. Life has never been so easy
with these portable on the go products which include the:
POP N' JUMP Portable Activity Center
POP N' SIT Portable Booster
POP N' PLAY Ultimate Playard
POP N' SIT Portable Highchair
For use at home, a weekend at the beach, or a day at the park, these four amazing products are ultra-light, compact, and ultra-easy to set up and take down for the busy family! A travel bag with shoulder strap is included for on-the-go convenience. Donated by Summer Infant Incorporated and arranged by Holmes Board member Lisa Harnisch.
$300$90$50
SPORTS & THE GREAT OUTDOORS
1060LET IT SNOW!

4-hour Ski Lesson(s)... for up to 3 people
at the mountain of your choice in NY/NJ/New England (MA, NH, VT, ME)
by Nationally Certified Ski Instructor, Sang Park

Date to be determined in consultation with Sang Park.
Certificate does not include lift tickets or rentals and expires December 31, 2017.
PRICELESS!!$50$25$75
1061THE ROCKET Autographed Photograph of Roger Clemens Donated by Holmes Board Member Phil Kochman301015$25
1062GOLF AND LUNCH IN NORTHPORT Enjoy a day in Northport, Long Island starting off with a round of golf
for 4 (9 holes) or for 2 (18 holes) at the
Northport Golf Course (9-hole course)
79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY
Golf cart(s) included. Enjoy a walk through the picturesque town of Northport on your way to a
delicious lunch at a charming, local favorite on the harbor
The Whales Tale (at the Britannia Marina)
81 Fort Salonga Road, Northport, NY
Lunch Maximum Value: $50 (Does not include gratuity) The Northport Golf Course and The Whale's Tale are closed until March 15, 2017.
$154$46$25$70
ONE OF A KIND
1070A Day in the Country - Katonah Style (Northern Westchester County) Bring your family or friends (up to 4) to Katonah N.Y., a picturesque hamlet that has something for all ages. Join long-time resident David Burpee for a fun filled day that you will not soon forget!Õ_Come by car or take Metro North which stops right in the middle of town. Katonah has culture, history, restaurants, and shopping,Õ_Õ_Walk around this hamlet and visit the unique shops, see the sights and hear about the ՐTown That MovedÕÐ.Õ_Õ_Within a few miles of the town center are the Muscoot Farm Environmental Education Center, Lasdon Park Arboretum, The Katonah Museum of Art, and the John Jay Homestead.The winning bid includes:Õ_Õ_Transportation from Katonah to your selected attraction, lunch or a light supper and a glass of wine or an ice cream cone, general admission fees, and a guided tour of Katonah. Allow 3-5 hoursÕ_Õ_(of course, you can stay as long as you want!)Õ_ Note - Tour can be modified with reduced walking to accommodate people with limited mobility. Good for kids and adults. Date and time to be determined in consultation with David Burpee
Certificate expires November 2017 Donated by Holmes Board member David Burpee
PRICELESS!!$200$75$200
1071Backstage in the Little Big City" Take a walking tour of White Plains with David Burpee. White Plains is an urban renewal success story that is fun to explore. See the little city that works with an insiders' insight. Visit the Public Safety Building, he innovative children's library as well as parks, malls, plazas, outdoor monuments and fountains. View the City from above and below. Come prepared to walk, and expect to talk about life in a city. See what is being done to keep people moving, excitement up, and crime down. Tour begins at the White Plains Transportation center on the Metro North Harlem Division Line. Includes a complimentary lunch or supper for two. Allow 3-4 hours. Date and time to be determined in consultation with David Burpee. Certificate expires November 2017.PRICELESS!!$200$75$275
1072AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE See New York from a fresh perspective. If you are an "out of towner" or a jaded New Yorker, chances are there are many local sights that you have never taken the time to see, or it was a long time ago. Well, here is your chance to experience the energy and fun that is New York. Join David and Linda Burpee on a six hour tour of New York City. You will ride on a double decker tour bus, have a chance to see a museum or two, and get a whole new view on a slice of the Big Apple. Included are two tickets for the tour bus, entry for two to a museum or attraction, lunch or a light supper with a glass of wine (or two), and a day filled with amazement and laughs.
Date and time to be determined in consultation with David and Linda Burpee.
Certificate expires November 2017 Donated by Holmes Board member David Burpee and Holmes Alumni Association Executive Committee Member Linda Burpee
PRICELESS!!$250$75
1073HOW DO I GET TO CARNEGIE HALL? with tickets, of course? Two (2) tickets to Keith and Kristyn Getty Irish Christmas- A Celebration of Carols Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:30 pm Tickets for two (2) in a Blavatnik Family First Tier Box Ireland's Keith and Kristyn Getty, writers of modern hymns and carols, celebrate Christmas with their fifth annual tour of
Irish Christmas- A Celebration of Carols
as seen on public television. The Gettys are joined by their band of instrumentalists, fusing Celtic, bluegrass, Americana, and classical music as well as cultural dance and the choral sounds of the holiday. Keith and Kristyn and their special guest friends perform a program that unites tradition and innovation in celebration of the season.

Donated by Holmes Board member Emily Ford Sytsma.
$200$60$25$155
1074CATCH A RISING STAR!! THE ULTIMATE HAILEY KNOX FAN PACKAGE Don't miss out on this opportunity! New York born singer/songwriter Hailey Knox is a YouTube sensation. This extraordinary young talent, who turned down The Voice, has the attention of major labels, publishers, and stars. Hailey is currently on her first tour and her debut album with S-Curve Records is scheduled for release next year. This special package includes a CD, T-shirt, signed poster and a signed People Magazine from Hailey Knox! Donated by Hailey Knox and arranged by Holmes Board member David Burpee.$25
CREATIVE PURSUITS
1080DUCKS" Photographs 2 (8 x 10) photographs Photographed and Donated by Campaign Steering Committee Member Rev. Krystin Granberg$100
1081THE EAGLE
"12 x 16" framed watercolor
by Russell Day

An original watercolor by Russell Day, a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Northport, Long island. Mr. Day, who is a retired pilot, is an artist and cartoonist, whose work has been featured in art shows around Long Island.
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Donated by Russell Day -- arranged by Holmes Board member Jim Burke
$50$15$15$15
1082"THE ROWBOATS"
by Marlene Weinstain
11" x 14" Photograph with Certificate of Authenticity

The photograph of "The Rowboats" on the Poquott River in Setauket, Long Island was shown at The North Shore Gallery in the Long Island Museum Historical Home site in Setauket, NY.

Donated by Jean Hrbek, wife of Holmes Board member Jim Burke.
$45$15$15$90
1083LAPTOP - Dell

Windows 10; 12Ó Screen; Less than 3 pounds; Office 2010; 2 GB RAM; Intel Atom Processor; 250 GB HDD; Power Adapter

Donated by Holmes Board member Jim Burke
$125$40$25$40 to our youngest attendee!!
1084THE PEACE CROSS
by Maureen L. White
12.5" x 15.5"

Artist Maureen White is often inspired by "the characters and themes from the Old and New Testaments" in her art which incorporates "the rich colors, textures and patterns of folk art". The Peace Cross is handmade and handpainted in acrylics. Be sure to visit Maureen's website: www.UrbanPasturesArt.com to see more of her beautiful work.

Donated by Maureen White and arranged by Holmes Board member Emily Ford-Sytsma
$80$25$15$95
MEMORIES OF HOLMES
1090"Holmes Reflections"
10" x 20" Signed Print on Metal
(for indoor or outdoor display; wall mounting on the back)

Photograph by Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press science writer
and spouse of Holmes Board member Jane Ritter. Malcolm's photos have been published by the New York Times, ABC News and other media outlets.
His favorite places for photography include New York City locales
like Central Park, as well as the coast of Maine.

Donated by Malcolm and Jane Ritter
$250$75$50$350
1091THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOLMES HONEY
There's no nectar that tastes as sweet as the honey that comes from the bee hives on the Farm at Holmes. Harvested and processed by the Surgenor children to bring you a sweet memory of Holmes with every spoonful!
PRICELESS!!$25$15$55
1092Machine-Stitched Lap Quilt
45" x 60"
Constructed by our friends, the "Fifth Tuesday Quilters", with patches artfully arranged by master quilters and decorative finish quilting done by hand.
Bid now to prepare for warm winter evenings.

Donated by the Fifth Tuesday Quilters and stitched in Charlotte's Room at Holmes
$350$150$75$225
1093West African Drum from Senegal
An authentic Djembe drum with a goatskin head.
Adjustable for pitch.
Talk with Hunter LaMar about the value of this drum in children and adult programming.

Donated by Mike Veny
Friend of Holmes and Holmes Partner Rural and Migrant Ministry
$125$40$25$130
COME TOGETHER FOR HOLMES!
1100ROBINSON TENTS Happy Campers need watertight tents over their heads at Denton Lake._ Contribute to the purchase of Two new wall tents and rain flys for another memorable summer at Denton Lake. Make a contribution of $50, $100 or $3,000! $3,000 $1500
1101SCUDDER TENTS Happy Campers need watertight tents over their heads at Denton Lake._ Contribute to the purchase of Two new wall tents and rain flys for another memorable summer at Denton Lake. Make a contribution of $50, $100 or $3,000! $3,000
1102BEDFORD TENTS NORTH TENT Happy Campers need watertight tents over their heads at Denton Lake._ Contribute to the purchase of ONE new wall tent and rain fly for another memorable summer at Denton Lake. Make a contribution of $50, $100 or $1,500!$1,500 $1500
1103BEDFORD TENTS SOUTH TENT Happy Campers need watertight tents over their heads at Denton Lake._ Contribute to the purchase of ONE new wall tent and rain fly for another memorable summer at Denton Lake. Make a contribution of $50, $100 or $1,500!$1,500 $1500
110470TH ANNIVERSARY HOLMES HISTORY BOOK A compilation of photos, postcards and history that will give you a glimpse of the life changing experiences at Holmes.$25