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Sneak Peek: 2023 Silent Auction


KBHSAA Scholarhip Fund Silent Auction
Saturday, June 17, 2023
5:00PM to 7:30PM

Kenosha Country Club  •  500 13th Avenue  •  Kenosha, WI

Donations for the KBHSAA Scholarship Fund Silent Auction have been arriving steadily and have been posted below.  We hope you'll check back for updates or, if you' are a KBHSAA member, you can set your profile to "Notify Me" when this page (or any other page on this website) is updated.  If you're a Bradford grad and not yet a member, we hope you might consider joining KBHSAA today.  We hope you'll be joining us on June 17 for an evening of camaradarie and fun at the DAA Banquet & Silent Auction!

Please note:   
♦  We may combine items listed below with other items as part of a Gift Basket.
♦  Method of payment for auction items is cash or personal check (sorry, no credit or debit cards)
♦  Silent Auction Rules are posted at the bottom of this page.

The list below was updated on 03/24/2023.


The Alumni Association extends its heartfelt thanks to the businesses and individuals listed below  
for their generous support of the KBHSAA Scholarship Fund 2023 Silent Auction. 

Beaver Springs, Wisconsin Dells has donated a gift certificate [value $85; exp. date: 12/31/2023] which includes the following:
♦  (1) free long or short guided horseback trail ride;
♦  $25 Fishing Park gift certificate good for bait, tackle rental, registration, fish purchases and all fish-related services; and
♦  Family admission (2 adults & 4 children) to the Dells Wildlife Museum & Aquarium.

Brat Stop, Inc. has donated a $20 gift certificate [exp. date:  01/30/2024].  The Brat Stop is well known for its family friendly atmosphere, great service and world famous food... open 365 days a year for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Next time you visit, check out their Cheese & Gift Shop – they ship anywhere!  They can also accommodate weddings, parties and other special events at Parkway Chateau, Brat Stop's Banquet and Conference Center.  We loved the photo on their website of the original building, circa 1958!

Carpets Plus Outlet has donated a gift certificate for an area rug of one's choice, valued at up to $250 [exp. date:  06/17/2024], plus a handy spray bottle of Tech Carpet Cleaner, (6) Carpets Plus Outlet paper note pads and (2) pens, a grey Carpets Plus Outlet T-shirt (size XL) and an insulated Travel Mug.

Cave of the Mounds® National Natural Landmark has donated a Pass good for admission for (1) regular admission (adult) and (1) child (age 4-12 years), plus (1) free mining bag [exp. date:  12/31/2024; note: free admission for children age 3 and under].  Cave of the Mounds was discovered in 1939, when a quarry blast revealed the entrance to this sparkling underground wonder.  Walking tours follow paved and lighted walkways, and the constant 50º temperature makes the cave feel cool in summer, warm in winter.  Located just 20 minutes west of Madison, the surrounding gardens explode in a dazzling array of blooms from early spring to late fall, providing great photo opportunities with your family.  Make a day of it and visit one of many nearby attractions posted on the COTM website. 

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Pleasant Prairie has donated a $10 gift certificate [no exp. date; alcohol & gratuity not included], plus a card for free chips and homemade queso.  Cheddar’s uses quality ingredients and takes the time to prepare them in their kitchens each day. Making things from scratch means battering your chicken tenders before you fry them; it means smoking your own ribs; it means making your own soup each morning.  And it means our food just tastes better.  

Corner Bakery Cafe, Pleasant Prairie, has promised a gift basket which will include some of its signature baked goods and (3) $5 gift cards; we will pick up the basket the day of the auction.  Those gift cards will be handy to use for a coffee to go in one of their hand-roasted varieties:  Baker's Blend, Café Europa, Hazelnut or Sumatra Decaf... or maybe Iced Coffee or a Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew is more to your liking?  

Costco Wholesale has donated a $25 gift certificate [no exp. date!]. Costco is a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing our members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise. With more than 800 locations worldwide, Costco provides a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services, all designed to make your shopping experience a pleasurable one.

Dairy Queen 22nd Avenue, Kenosha has donated a $25 gift card, redeemable at its store location only.  You could take the kids out for a their favorite treats... nowadays, our kids' most-often-requested DQ treat is an Oreo Cookie Blizzard®.  When we were kids – back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth – we loved the classic chocolate dipped cone with the signature swirl at the top.  Of course, you couldn't go wrong by ordering a delectable DQ® Blizzard® cake for a special celebration with the extended family!     

Joe Passarelli '89 and DeRango's have donated a $20 Gift Certificate good for Dine-In Only [no expiration date!].  Visit DeRango's today to enjoy your favorite:  pizza, Italian specialties, homestyle dishes, a wide range of pasta, delicious sandwiches, salads, appetizers and desserts! 

Dan & Kathy (Kammerzelt) Vaccaro, both Class of '69have donated a certificate redeemable for (1) Pool Party for 10 people [valued at $200; exp. date:  12/31/2023] at their local small business,   Diver Dan’s Scuba & Aquatic Center, Kenosha.  Options for your party:  Pool Splash Party (any age) or Scuba Splash Party (minimum age 8 years old)... a fun and educational group event designed for birthday parties, church groups, scouts, etc.  While browsing their website, we noticed Diver Dan's also does scuba diving adventures to exotic locales.  Upcoming group travel destinations include Dominica in January 2024,  Cayman Brac in April 2024 and Raja Ampat, Indonesia in January 2025... these sound like lovely places to visit in the depths of a Wisconsin winter, whether you're a diver or non-diver! 

Experimental Aircraft Association, Oshkosh, has donated (4) passes to the EAA Aviation Museum [value $50; no exp. date!].  The Aviation Museum houses a collection of more than 200 historic aircraft, along with world-class galleries and displays, including the Eagle Hangar that pays tribute to military aviation and the heroes who served.  It is a year-round destination, combining the passion of aviation's past with the promise of its exciting future.   

Festival Foods, a family-owned company headquartered in Wisconsin, has donated a $100 gift certificate [no exp. date!].  Their local stores provide high quality products and an exceptional guest experience.  More than just a grocery store.  We love the Menu Ideas page on their website... so many great recipes!  

Frankie D's Vino & Pizzeria has donated a $25 gift card [no expiration date!] – check out Frankie D's extensive menu... from a vast array of appetizers, homemade soups and wonderful fresh salads, a wide assortment of sandwiches, fish fry (perch or beer battered cod) and broasted chicken with mojos, to classic Italian pasta recipes handed down through the family.  And did we mention pizza?  From Chicago Style pan, to hand tossed or thin crust... Frankie D's has it!  What's your favorite?

Gateway Cafe has donated a $10 gift certificate.  Owner Nick Katris says, "Our customers are the most important ingredient in our restaurant. We would like to express our most sincere appreciation for your patronage and look forward to continually bringing you the highest quality of food and service with every menu selection." 

Hair International Design Team has donated a gift card for a one-hour facial [valued at $70; exp. date:  09/17/2023].  In a mini-spa within our salon, our esthetician specializes in the techniques that make her spa services and facials the best you’ll find in Kenosha. Spa facials are customized for each guest, and our goal is for you to leave Hair International feeling relaxed, renewed, refreshed and balanced.  

HOBNOB Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge has donated a $25 gift certificate [no expiration date!].  Established in 1954, HOBNOB has the ambiance of a classic Wisconsin Supper Club.  They take great pride in serving the “Best Food in Town,” featuring only choice cuts of Angus Beef and the best selection of fresh seafood.  Stop in on a Friday or Saturday night to catch live entertainment in the Cocktail Lounge.  Casual attire is acceptable; reservations recommended. 
P.S.:  We hear their signature ice cream drinks are fantastic!

Kenosha Co., Division of Golf has donated (2) sets of prepaid coupons for a twosome of weekday walking rounds of golf [exp. date:  11/21/2024] at Brighton Dale Links (a $52 value) and Petrifying Springs Golf Course (a $52 value)... so polish up your clubs, schedule time off from the work-a-day world and get ready to enjoy a couple days on the most beautiful public golf courses in Kenosha County!  You deserve this, don't you?

Kenosha Kingfish Baseball Club has donated a certificate redeemable for (4) Stadium Box Seat tickets for the 2023 regular season [value $88; certificate must be used before 08/31/2023].  The Kingfish offer such great entertainment at each home game, lots of fun activities for the kids and parking is free!  Winning bidder must contact the Kingfish Ticket Office in advance to guarantee seating availability.  

Kwik Trip™, headquartered in LaCrosse, WI, has donated (3) $100 Gas & Gift Cards!  Kwik Trip is the place to stop, whether you're topping off your gas tank, picking up fresh coffee and a breakfast sandwich (or freshly made fare for a "Kwik" dinner when you don't have time to cook) or simply grabbing a gallon of milk and some fresh produce. Your neighborhood Kwik Trip's helpful staff always greet customers with a smile and, when you check out, a cheerful "see you next time."  

Meijer has donated (4) $25 gift cards for our Silent Auction [no exp. date!]  Meijer is a family business... they believe in treating each other with dignity and respect and are committed to strengthening the communities they serve.  Their focus on fresh food, thinking and innovation makes them better at serving their customers.

Merlin's Complete Auto Care, Kenosha has donated (3) prepaid coupons for a Basic Oil Change [value $35 each; exp. date:  09/30/2022].  Let Merlin take you farther with THE DRIVE FOR 200,000, our comprehensive program of regular inspections, scheduled maintenance, and pre-emptive replacement, designed to save you money over the life of your vehicle.

Milwaukee Admirals have donated (4) vouchers [exp. date: 12/31/2023; total dollar value up to $60], which may be redeemed for tickets to any Sunday through Thursday regular season home game in Tier 6 seats; alternatively, the vouchers may be used for $10 off any Tier 4 – 5 – 6 seats for a Friday or Saturday regular season home game.  Home games are played at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.  Fox 6 News recently ran a touching story about "Cooper's Corner" and the special bond that's developed between a local young man and Milwaukee Admirals #15 Jimmy Huntington – if you have a few minutes to spare, you can watch it here. 

Olive Garden, Kenosha has donated a $25 gift card (no exp. date!) for our Silent Auction.  Life is better together and everyone is happiest when they’re with family.  From never ending servings of our freshly baked breadsticks and iconic garden salad, to our homemade soups and sauces, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.  We were running errands most of yesterday afternoon, and we did car-side pickup for a light supper... it was the perfect end to a very busy day!     

ROC Foundation and the Milwaukee Wave have donated a certificate redeemable for two (2) Preferred Level tickets [a $57 value] to a 2023-2024  MKE Wave regular season home game.  Milwaukee Wave Soccer... the most electrifying fan experience in MKE sports!

Alisa Ruffolo Taleronik ’82 and Steve Taleronik ’80 have donated a $50 gift certificate [exp. date: 10/31/2023] for their local small business... Find their full menu and directions for reheating on FB:  Ruffolo’s International FoodsIn addition to their line of frozen, ready to heat-and-serve foods, they sell frozen uncooked foods in larger quantities, which are great if you're feeding a crowd.  Their recipes have been passed down by Alisa's family.  It's best if one calls ahead to preorder.  Your family will love it when you serve their favorites from Ruffolo's International Foods.  P.S.:  A good friend tells us her husband raves about the Italian Sausages in Sauce (boil-in–bag convenience for the cook!) served over the Noodles from Ruffolo's.  We're big fans of the Ravioli (available in your choice of beef or cheese), and we highly recommend the Pasties... without a doubt, they're the best in Kenosha!  

Ruffolo's Salon & Spa has donated a gift certificate for a 60-minute massage, to be provided by Michelle [value $80; exp. date: 12/12/2023].  Founded in 1962 as a small barber shop, Ruffolo's has grown into a full service salon and spa, whose team works hard to ensure every experience is efficient, stress free and provides customers with results they will love.  Visit their website... we love the convenience of booking appointments online at this local business!

Salute Italian Restaurant, Racine, has donated a $25 gift certificate [exp. date:  12/12/2023].  Salute's, locally owned and operated since 1992, "takes great pride in serving scrumptious homemade Italian dishes.  Our recipes have been handed down through each generation, and our signature Pastas – Gnocchi, Lasagna and Tortellini – are handmade with the finest ingredients.  Our friendly staff will treat you like family."  Reservations appreciated. 

Stella's Casa Capri has donated (2) $50 gift certificates [no expiration date!].  Casa Capri is a family-owned restaurant with 68 years of experience, providing exceptional dining services for the residents of Kenosha, WI since 1954.   They have won local awards for their delicious food and personalized services.  Come out and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in a warm family atmosphere!  Reservations appreciated.  Need to organize a private gathering or a special event?  Contact Hondo for reservations and assistance with all the details... he and his staff make special events effortless! 

Village of Pleasant Prairie RecPLEX has donated a certificate good for (5) FREE RecPlex Day Passes [$50 value; no expiration date!]  Some restrictions apply.  

Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc. has donated a voucher which may be exchanged for (2) complimentary tickets to Mexican Fiesta 2023 at Henry W. Maier  Festival Park (aka the Summerfest Grounds) from August 25 – 26 – 27.  Mexican Fiesta brings the sounds and taste of Mexico to Milwaukee's lakefront.

Please note:  voucher must be redeemed at the Mexican Fiesta office in Milwaukee in person between August 1 – 14, 2023.


Silent Auction Rules

  1. The KBHSAA Scholarship Fund’s annual Silent Auction is open only to those attending the Cash Bar and/or DAA Banquet.  Bidders must be present at event – no phone-in or online bids will be accepted. 
  2. Bidding opens at 5:00PM and ends at 7:30PM. 
  3. The bid sheet for each item will note the required Starting Bid and Bid Increment; bids that do not meet or exceed the stated requirements will be disqualified. 
  4. Winning bid will be circled on each bid sheet when the auction ends.  
  5. Participants are asked to check the bid sheets to see whether they have winning bid(s) and bring winning bid sheet(s) to registration table.  All items must be paid for in full at the event (cash or check – sorry, no credit or debit cards).
  6. All sales are final; there will be no refunds of any kind.