Current Items for Great Expectations Auction
NOTE: Some items may be featured in the silent auction category; list is in progress!
1) I Dream of Africa
You can, with the Zulu Nyala African Safari! South African Photo Safari for two!
Includes six days, six nights with luxury accommodations, three delicious meals per day prepared by fine international chefs (with an African flavor, of course), plus two daily open Land Rover trips with experienced guides. The location is the private Zulu Nyala Game Reserve, the site of the movie “I Dreamed of Africa” with Kim Basinger.
2) Official Autographed Red Sox Baseball
An official Red Sox Baseball, autographed by outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, one of the
stars of the 2007 World Series Championship team, is up for grabs.3) An Evening of Luxury
Includes tickets to “A Leahy Christmas” at the Music Hall, dinner at a fabulous
Portsmouth restaurant, and overnight with breakfast at the elegant Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Portsmouth
4) Make a Memory
With portrait packages from Memories Studios of Rye, one of the most acclaimed
portrait studios in the United States. (Two available)
5) Pamper Yourself
With a luxurious spa package from Cire Skin Care of Kittery
6) A Glimpse of Bygone Beauty
A rare Wallace Nutting photograph of old-time fields and a pond, hand-colored.
7) Take to the Links
Two golf Packages from The Links at Outlook in South Berwick; each package
includes 18-holes of golf plus cart, at one of the most beautiful courses in Maine. “Golf in the Scottish Tradition!”
8) Fisherman’s Fantasy
Two deep-sea fishing package from Eastman’s Fishing Fleet in Seabrook for a half-
day’s fishing are available (fish stories not included!). * May also be redeemed for whale watching.
9) Evening Escape
Tickets to a production at Seacoast Repertory Theater and dinner at The Blue
Mermaid, the flavor of the Islands in Portsmouth.
10) Murder, Mystery, Mayhem! Who Done It?
Maybe it was you.You can become a character in a mystery novel by acclaimed local
novelist Brendan DuBois. A murderer, a hooker, a detective, the nosy neighbor.we don’t know who you’ll be, but you’ll play a role in one of DuBois’s next books.
11) Indulge in Old-Time Elegance
An elegant Victorian Tea for 10, courtesy of Susan Sinnott and Karen Crane. Indulge
in the beauty of a bygone era with fine china, linens and lace, while enjoying delectable baked goods, scones with clotted cream, delectable sweets, fine tea, delicate sandwiches, and more. Hosted at the Fogg House or at your home.
12) Cruise in Style!
Cruise to the Isles of Shoals aboard the MV Thomas Leighton
of the Isles of Shoals
Company. While cruising, track bird and marine life with a brand new set of Audubon 7x18 binoculars, and capture special moments with a brand new Argus 5 megapixel digital camera. A naturalist’s guide completes the package. (Camera and binoculars donated by Steve Beckert to benefit the library.)
13) Old-Fashioned Picnic Escape
Enjoy a horse and buggy ride to Prescott Park, then partake of a gourmet picnic.
14) Maine Country Breakfast
Includes a gift certificate to Beach Pea Bakery in Kittery (and all the temptations found
there), two quarts of genuine homemade Maine maple syrup (“liquid gold”) from the tree farm of Orland McPherson, fresh Maine eggs, and Maine raspberry honey.
15) Gone to the Dogs Package
Includes a gift basket from Pawsitive Steps of Eliot, plus your choice of either agility or
obedience classes from It’s a Dog’s World in York.
16) The Great Holiday Getaway
Take a trip for two courtesy of Geodon Tours to see “Christmas with the New Dawn
Singers” in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Journey by luxurious motor coach to take in this fantastic Christmas show featuring world-class singers, dancers, and glittering sets. Enjoy a delightful lunch, then continue on to the Yankee Candle Company. Round out the day with a trip through “Bright Nights at Forest Park” in Springfield, Massachusetts, New England’s largest holiday light display.
17) What’s Cooking!
A traditional Maine meal of beans, ham and brown bread in a handmade pottery
18) Afternoon Escape
Cruise the seashore in style with a ride in Tony Manero’s 1940’s Cadillac Limousine,
and enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant (location to come). (Available spring/summer/early fall.)
20) The Magic of an American Girl
Own an American Girl doll, sure to please that special little girl in your life.
21) The Art of Maine
Own a unique painting from celebrated local artist Mary Ann Kennedy.
22) Dinner at Spring Hill
Enjoy a lovely dinner at Spring Hill in South Berwick. Relax in a setting of rustic
beauty and savor the flavors of local chefs.
23) Art for Art’s Sake
Lovely art from Eliot’s own Sanctuary Arts studio.
24) Mainely Kids Gift Basket
Features a copy of “Mainely Kids: A Guide to Family Fun in Southern Maine” by
Eliot author Crystal Kent, a large stuffed moose, plus a sampling of food and other items representing classic Maine.
25) Book Lovers’ Gift Basket
Features everything the book lover in your life could want.
26) Fogg Favorites Gift Basket
The staff at the William Fogg Library have created a tempting array of things they can’t
live with out: Including favorite wines, Stonewall Kitchen products, cheeses, crackers, and other delicacies, all in a handmade twig basket, made by our own Bonnie Hannigan.
27) Enoteca Gift Basket
A delectable sampling of wine accompaniments from Enotaca in Kittery.
28) Stonewall Kitchen Gift Basket
Tempting favorites from Stonewall Kitchen of York.
29) Parlez Vous Francais?
You will if you bid on French lessons from Nicole Ritchie for your pre-schooler.
30) Shaklee Product Gift Basket
An abundance of wholesome products courtesy of Nedra Sahr
31) About Face Gift Certificate
Indulge yourself at About Face Hair Salon and Day Spa in Eliot.
32) Children’s Dreams Basket
Filled with unique locally made mittens, toys, music, and more!
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