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Sneak Peek: 2024 Silent Auction

 


KBHSAA Scholarship Fund Silent Auction,
held in conjunction with the Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet, on

Saturday, June 15, 2024
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 are 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 will join us on June 15 for an evening of camaraderie 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 or other forms of electronic payment).

♦  Silent Auction Rules are posted at the bottom of this page.
     



The Alumni Association extends its heartfelt thanks
to the businesses and individuals listed below for their generous support of the
KBHSAA Scholarship Fund 2024 Silent Auction.

 

List updated: 05/26/2024
To make it easier for you to spot new items posted between May 9-June 2 as you scroll through the Silent Auction donations, you will see them flagged with the "New" icon shown at left.


A & R Door Service, Inc. has donated a certificate valid for preventative maintenance on your garage door and garage door operator (value:  $175.00; no expiration date; some restrictions apply).  A & R is locally owned and operated since 1983, and as their business card says, “We sell the best, service the rest.”  Their techs will get your garage door running smoothly!  They service all overhead sectional and rolling steel doors, dock equipment and electric operators, etc., for residential, commercial and industrial customers.  If needed, A & R can provide 24-hour service, 7 days a week.


Alpaca Art LLC has donated two ceramic bisqueware pieces:  a 10-inch Coupe Dinner Plate and a Cereal Bowl.  The pieces are ready to be painted at their shop; you will use shop-owned brushes and may choose from the wide array of colored glazes in stock to create your design.  Shop hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00PM until 6:00PM for “walk-in” painting, or there is an option for taking home the supplies you will need, should you prefer to work at home.  When you have finished your design, you leave the pieces with Alpaca Art for firing, and they will call when the pieces are ready for pick up, usually in about one week (value:  $50, which includes glazes and firing).  Get in touch with your inner artist!


Anna’s on the Lake has donated a $50 gift card (no expiration date; card may not be used toward gratuities and may not be redeemed for cash); a 12 oz. bag of Guatemalan Huehuetenango whole bean coffee (light roast) from Valentine Coffee Roasters of Milwaukee; and an Anna’s on the Lake coffee mug. 

The Espresso Bar is open daily for coffee, tea and pastries from 7AM to 4PM.  You may view their menus here on Facebook, then call ahead (262/455-7264) to order breakfast (7AM to 11AM) or lunch (11AM to 2PM).  With a one-of-a-kind view of the Kenosha harbor, Anna’s on the Lake is a destination spot straight out of a movie... we loved the sunrise photo on their FB page, shot from the deck on the south side of the historic Cream City brick building built more than 100 years ago.  Come for a quick visit and have a delicious cup of coffee while enjoying the serene views of the lake; or book a relaxing getaway and soak in the views a little longer from their Lake View Apartment, available through Airbnb (accommodates up to 5 guests; 1 bedroom, 3 beds and 1 bath).


Apple Holler has donated a $25 promo certificate for restaurant dine-in (valid 11/14/2024 - 02/28/2025 for food and beverage only; not valid with any other offer, discounts or split entrees.  Add-ons, tax and gratuity not included.  Limited one promotional offer per table.  No cash value).

In 1987, newly-weds Dave and Vicki Flannery bought the abandoned Berry Lea orchard and refurbished the old milking barn, transforming it into the cozy red barn restaurant that has crafted delicious bakery and mouth-watering, down-home cooking ever since. The Flannerys went on to plant thousands of apple, peach, and pear trees and, while growing their small family farm and business, they also focused on growing their family, eventually raising five children who would all go on to work, play and make their childhood memories at Apple Holler.  The Flannerys also have a created a rustic wedding venue in a breathtaking setting.  As their website says, “Come on out and visit us… we can’t wait to see you at Apple Holler, where you can pick your own memories all year long!”


Beaver Springs, Wisconsin Dells has donated a gift certificate [value $85; exp. date: 12/31/2024] 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.

We were reading on their website and noticed they mention that no fishing license is required!


John Bilotti ’61, KBHSAA Board member, and his wife, Judy Bleashka Bilotti ’65, have donated seven wonderful gift baskets for the 2024 Silent Auction; preliminary information is shown below (more photos coming soon!).  

Child’s Basket No. 1 includes the following items (value: $150):
♦  Star Belly Dream Lites/Unicorn;
♦  "Frozen" 5-piece Wooden Puzzle set in wooden box;
♦  "Frozen" Umbrella;
♦  Hello Kitty Bubble Fan, a Bubble Wand and a Bottle of Bubbles – Medium;
♦   Minnie Mouse Bubbles – small;
♦  Mickey Mouse Spinning Sprinkler;
♦  Lady Bug Jump Rope with wooden handles;
♦  Llama Llama Red Pajama board book and an adorable stuffed Llama in red pajamas with baby stuffed llama; and
♦  Very Hungry Caterpillar set: small board book and a small stuffed caterpillar.

Child’s Basket No. 2 (this is a preliminary list... more details to come):
♦  Fun for Kids 56-piece Tool Set, geared for ages 3+;
♦  2 –Tool box Build it Yourself sets/Truck & Fire Engine
♦  More details to come...


Home Massage/Relaxation Basket (value $165) which includes: 
♦  A Shiatsu foot massager;
♦  A Handheld Deep Percussion Massager;
♦  A SPA Massage back cushion; and
♦  (3) massage oils plus roller application tool.

For the Love of Peonies Basket, which includes items curated from Bath & Body Works (value:  $77): 
♦  A 3-wick candle;
♦  A Wallflower night light+ scent;
♦  Body Scrub and Body cream.

Cup O'Tea Basket (value $87) which includes:
A Large Tea pot;
♦  An Individual tea set:  pot, cup and infuser;
♦  A large tea/coffee cup; and
♦  Two different sets of loose tea (12 each).

Jigsaw Puzzles for a Rainy Day Basket (value:  $88), more details for these puzzles coming soon: 
♦  A 300-piece puzzle;
♦  A 500-piece "cocktail lovers" puzzle;
♦  (3) 550-piece puzzles;
♦  A 750-piece puzzles; and
♦  A1000-piece puzzle.

Bourbon Enthusiasts' Basket (value:  $171), which includes:
♦  A Bottle of Bourbon and (2) Bourbon glasses;
♦  A set of drinking/soap stone cubes;
♦  A woven tan and black basket; and
♦  The following Bourbon-scented items from Bath & Body works:  a Bar soap; (2) Spray body fragrance; a 3-in-1 Body, hair and face gel; a Body cream; an Anti-perspirant; and a Bourbon Cologne.


Birchwood Grill Northwoods Eatery & Bar has donated a gift certificate good for a Free Pizza Party for up to (50) people [exp. date:  04/12/2025; dollar value up to $200, depending upon how many people are in your party]. 

It has been ages since we visited the Birchwood Grill for their Friday Fish Fry or weekend Breakfast Buffet... we're marking our calendar for next weekend!


Brat Stop, Inc. has donated a $20 gift certificate [no epiration date].  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; hours posted on their website are 8:00AM to close.  Check out the large variety of entertainment events coming to the Brat Stop.  Next time you're out and about, be sure to visit their Cheese & Gift Shop – a good friend tells us they sell the very best German potato salad available in Kenosha.  Brat Stop's Banquet and Conference Center, The Parkway Chateau, can also accommodate weddings, parties and other special events.  Their attentive staff is available to answer all of your questions and make your event as perfect as possible!


Bristol Oaks Golf Club & Banquet Center has donated a certificate for (4) 18 Hole Green Fees, valid anytime, except for league play or outing play (value $108; a cart fee of $10/person is required.  Call for reservations:  262-857-GOLF, Ext. 1.)  Bristol Oaks Golf Club is an enjoyable yet challenging golf course for all skill levels.  We offer 4 sets of tee markers and a variety of holes with defined character.  Our fairways are tree lined, and water comes into play on three of our holes.  Our driving range offers both grass and mat hitting areas under the lights.  There is also a short game area that includes a chipping/pitching green, two putting greens and a bunker for ideal practice.  Bristol Oaks truly offers the finest facilities to assure a great experience.  In addition, the Bristol Oaks Pro Shop contains an excellent selection of merchandise, from top-of-the-line equipment to any accessories you may need.

Bristol Oaks is the premier location for special events:  weddings, bridal or baby showers, anniversary or birthday parties, graduation parties or bachelor parties.  Their staff take pride in providing superior service, exceptional food and a setting that will deliver life long memories.


Buffalo Wild Wings, Pleasant Prairie has donated a $25 gift card (no expiration date) along with a collection of their signature sauces:  Asian Zing, Medium and Parmesan Garlic.  Buffalo Wild Wings, dubbed the “Great American Sports Bar,” is open for casual dining Sunday-Thursday from 11AM until 11PM and Friday-Saturday from 11AM until 12AM.  Looking forward to trying their new Golden Fire Sauce the next time we do take out… their website describes it as the perfect blend of sting and zing, where sweet and tangy Carolina Gold meets fiery Chiles.


Carpets Plus Outlet has donated a certificate for your choice of an area rug up to a $250 value, or the certificate may be applied to a special order or custom bound area rug [exp. date: 04/30/2025]; plus a gift bag containing a handy spray bottle of Tech Carpet Cleaner & Instant Spot Remover (24 oz.), (2) Carpets Plus Outlet paper note pads with pen, a black Carpets Plus Outlet logo T-shirt (size XL) and an insulated stainless steel commuter mug bearing the Carpets Plus Outlet logo.  


Cave of the Mounds® National Natural Landmark has donated a Pass good for (1) regular admission (adult) and (1) child (age 4-12 years), plus (1) free mining bag [value:  $42.97; exp. date:  12/31/2025; 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:  Mount Horeb, House on the Rock, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, Spring Green, American Players Theatre, Mineral Point, Pendarvis State Historic Site or Wollersheim Winery. 


Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Pleasant Prairie has donated a $10 gift certificate [gratuity not included; no expiration date].  At Cheddar’s, we use quality ingredients and take the time to prepare them in our kitchens each day.  To us, making things from scratch means battering our chicken tenders before we fry them.  It means smoking our own ribs.  It means making our own soup each morning. And it means our food just tastes better. 


The City of Kenosha has donated a gift certificate good for one-time use at Washington Park Municipal Golf Course for a walking foursome during weekday hours (value:  $57; expiration date:  12/31/2024).  

Dedicated in 1922, “Muni” is the only public golf course located in the City of Kenosha. This course, with its rolling hills and creeks throughout, offers a challenging, yet forgiving 9-hole layout that is a pleasure for golfers of all ability levels.  Amenities are available to enhance your day, from the Clubhouse Grille to the practice green; with clubs, gas carts and pull carts available for a nominal fee.  We loved the “course flyover” video available on the Muni website, and we never before knew you may book your tee time in advance. 


ComedySportz Milwaukee has donated (3) admissions to any ComedySportz Match (total value $36; exp. date:  10/31/2024.  Not valid on Special Shows or The Midnite Show; not valid with any other offers).  A ComedySportz Match is an awesomely exciting comedy show played as a sport, performed in our Main Arena.  If you come to see ComedySportz, you'll see one Referee and two teams of Players – one red and one blue – competing against each other in improv games based on the suggestions of the fans watching the match! There are seven to ten games per match, with the occasional willing volunteer joining us up on the field to help the hilarity ensue!  Bar and Restaurant open at 6:00PM, Arena seating begins at 7:00PM. 


Cost Cutters® Family Hair Salon has donated (2) free haircut coupons [value $21.95 each; exp. date: 04/30/2025], good only at the following locations:  KenoshaRacineBurlington  and Zion, IL.  Visit your local Cost Cutters® salon today to get that full salon experience for the whole family from stylists who are passionate about making everyone look good.


Costco Wholesale has donated a $25 gift card [no expiration date; not redeemable for cash].  Costco is a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing its 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.


Culver's – 52nd Street has donated a gift basket (dollar value pending) which includes:
♦  A blue insulated lunch bag bearing the message “I BROUGHT THE PARTY” and the Culver’s logo. We think it is the perfect size to fill with 4-6 pints of Culver’s frozen custard and a small ice pack or two to keep it frozen during those hot summer days.
♦  A Culver's “flying ring” toy, a water bottle and an insulated cold beverage travel mug;
♦  Culver's collectible plush toys, "Scoopie" and the bespectacled "Curdis"; and

♦  A supply of “Be Our Guest” cards – redeemable at Kenosha area Culver’s restaurants (limit one per person per visit; no cash value) – for (2) Free Regular Value Basket with medium soft drink; (2) Free Medium Concrete Mixer with your choice of two mix-ins; and (2) Free 2-Scoop Dish of their scrumptious frozen custard in your choice of flavors – vanilla, chocolate or the flavor of the day – with one topping.


Dairy Queen 22nd Avenue, Kenosha has donated a $25 gift card (no expiration  date).  You could take the kids out for their favorite treats... ours kids are loving the Mint Brownie Blizzard®, the flavor for March.  When we were kids, 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  extended family!  Our northside DQ® is open from 10:00AM to 10:00PM daily.


Danny's Cafe has donated a pair of $10 gift certificates [exp. date:  02/27/2025].  This all-around-favorite cafe serves up the best breakfast in Kenosha starting at 5AM weekdays, 5:30 on Saturday and 6AM on Sunday.  A good friend confided that the Potato Pancake served with a side of bacon is her favorite breakfast.  Several of our friends rave about the Biscuits & Gravy, listed on the menu as a "customer favorite" – it is comfort food at its best!  If we are out and about running errands, we love stopping in for a late breakfast on our own (in lieu of lunch), most often choosing an omelet with American fries or eggs with crispy bacon and pancakes.  And if the jumbo cinnamon rolls have not yet sold out, we'll bring home a couple of them "for the kids.”  

Do you ever wonder why breakfast tastes so much better when someone else deals with the cooking and clean up afterwards?  


DarsHearts has donated an American Flag Basket (value:  $90; packed in a rustic pine crate), centered around a 3’x5’ American Flag with a certificate of authenticity showing it was flown over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC.  Also included is a wooden flag case sized to fit the 3’x5’ flag.  The pine crate is filled to the brim with these items, perfect for your Fourth of July holiday celebration:

♦  For your table:  a flag-themed plastic table cover (54” x 108”); an LED candle, ringed with stars in red and blue; a red plastic star-shaped chip & dip server and a set of (4) star-shaped bowls in red and blue; a rectangular melamine American flag platter; a small blue & white plate bearing the message “Celebrate;” and a pair of USA picks with ribbon streamers which could be added to a vase of flowers.

♦  A bit of décor:  a heart-shaped ornament decorated in red, white and blue rhinestones in a star-shaped pattern and a star-shaped metal & Masonite ornament with the message “Let Freedom Ring” applied in gold glitter.

♦  Wearables:  an American Flag-themed t-shirt (size XL); and jewelry in red, white and blue: (2) rhinestone brooches and a pair of star-shaped earrings.

♦  For outdoor use:  A package of (3) American Flag swirl decorations; a 40” American flag windsock; and a pair of party poppers.


Joe Passarelli '89 and DeRango's “The Pizza King” Restaurant & Sports Bar have donated a $20 gift certificate (valid for dine in only; no expiration date).  Located in a quiet northside neighborhood in the heart of Kenosha, they offer amazing food, from pizza to spaghetti to wings and so much more.  They also have full bar service and an outdoor patio (weather permitting). 


Dickow Cyzak Tile Co., Kenosha area's premier source for all kinds of flooring – vinyl, carpet, hardwood and tile – has donated a $500 gift certificate [exp. date:  06/15/2025].  They specialize in bathroom and kitchen remodeling.  In 2003, they became a Carpet One® store in order to offer even more products and services to their clients.  We love their showroom gallery and the renovation process "cutaways" which detail the methods their team will use to transform your home's bath and kitchen spaces.  Remodeling trends may come and go, but the fine materials, expert craftsmanship and personal service they offer will never go out of style. 

Dickow-Cyzak Tile Co.:  family owned and operated since its beginning in 1968 – the next generation is actively involved in keeping the company’s reputation intact well into the future.  If you’ve been dreaming of a remodeling project for your home, visit their store today and work with one of their designers to put together options you will love. 


Dan & Kathy (Kammerzelt) Vaccaro, both Class of '69, have donated a certificate redeemable for a Pool Party for (10) people at their local small business, Diver Dan’s Scuba & Aquatic Center [valued at $250; exp. date:  06/14/2025].  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 offers swim classes,  scuba diving instruction, an array of scuba equipment and also scuba diving adventures to both domestic and exotic locales.  Upcoming group travel destinations include:

♦  Munising, MI Shipwrecks in August 2024;
♦  Raja Ampat, Indonesia in January 2025; and
♦  Cozumel, Mexico in April 2025.

Those last two sound like lovely places to visit in the depths of a Wisconsin winter, whether you're a diver or non-diver!


The Dummer Family has put together a Gift Basket packed in a braided cotton/jute 2-handled carry all, which features a $50 Meijer gift card and a $50 Let’s Eat gift card (valid at The Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster and Panera Bread), along with the four lovely Kate Spade New York® pieces described below:

♦  Wristlet in pink pebbled leather (suggested retail price:  $139);

♦  Rosie North South Swingpack Crossbody with exterior back zip pocket (pictured at bottom left) which may be clipped onto the crossbody strap, both in black pebbled leather (suggested retail price:  $329);

♦  Slim Card Holder in black pebbled leather (suggested retail price:  $89); and

♦  Wristlet in black pebbled leather (suggested retail price:  $139).


El Camino Kitchen, Pleasant Prairie has donated a neat oval-shaped open-work metal gift basket containing:  (2) $25 El Camino Kitchen Cash Cards (expiration date noted as N/A); a bottle of Hornitos Tequila; a bottle of Juárez Triple Sec; a colorful pair of  hand-painted Maracas; and an El Camino Kitchen Pleasant Prairie T-shirt, size Medium [estimated value of the gift basket:  $130].

El Camino Kitchen’s fun So Cal menu has something for everyone:  Mexican dishes, gourmet burgers, wings, rice bowls, Margaritas, Craft Beer and so much more!  Open Sunday-Thursday from 11AM to 9PM and Friday-Saturday from 11AM to 10PM for Dine In, To Go and Catering Services!


Nancy Perri Euteneier ’67, a member of the KBHSAA Board, has donated an assortment of Italian favorites, packed in a sturdy wire-framed basket (value:  $120); we unpacked the basket to shoot the photo at right:

♦  A bottle of 2018 Mark West Pinot Noir wine (750 ml);
♦  A bottle of Spartan Union Extra Virgin Olive Oil (25.4 oz.), along with a lovely glass olive oil dispenser;
♦  A jar of Cucina & Amore Basil Pesto (vegan and nut free; 7.9 oz.)

♦  Pasta Herb Spice Blend by The Gourmet Collection (2.6 oz.);
♦   A package of Belladotti Porcini Mushroom Risotto mix (8.8 oz.);
♦  A jar of Bella Contadina Whole Bella Cerignola Olives (19.4 oz.);

♦  Two varieties of sauce:  Monte Pollino Roasted Garlic Sauce (24 oz.) and Italianavera Marinara with Oregano (19.4 oz.); and
♦  Two varieties of pasta: Conchiglioni-shaped Organic Pasta (1.1 lb.) and Vesuvio-shaped Gragnano Citta Della Pasta (17.6 oz);


Fancy Nails, located in the Southport Plaza, has donated a $30 gift certificate (no expiration date).  A good friend tells us she loves to watch the fish swimming to and fro in the huge aquarium in the newly redecorated spa while she is there to see Vivian for a mani/pedi.  We loved the photos of the nail designs on the Fancy Nails FB page.

Walk-ins are welcome, and the spa is open Monday through Friday from 9AM to 7:30PM and Saturday from 9AM to 6PM.


Festival Foods, a family-owned company headquartered in Wisconsin, has donated a $100 gift certificate [no expiration 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!  


Gateway Cafe has donated a $15 gift certificate [no expiration date].  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."   Gateway is open daily from 6:00AM until 3:00PM.  My dad loved to go there for lunch and never missed a chance to have their Banana Cream Pie for dessert. 


Gerber Collision & Glass has donated a Luxury 6-Pack of Car Washes (value:  $50; no expiration date); car wash hours are 7:00AM until 9:00PM daily.  Gerber Collision & Glass offers quality auto body repair services backed by a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own your vehicle. They repair all makes and models and provide free written estimates. 


Rita Martino Ginocchio ’64 has donated a Special Collector’s Edition of DVDs entitled “My Music – Rock, Pop & Doo Wop” (estimated value $60).  Experience the ultimate gathering of Rock, Pop and Doo Wop with this massive collection featuring 7 DVDs – jam-packed with spectacular filmed live performances of the greatest songs of all time, performed by the artists that made them famous.  Here is a small sampling of some of those hits:  Little Richard (“Good Golly Miss Molly”); The Coasters (“Yakety Yak”); Ronnie Spector (“Be My Baby”); Little Anthony & The Imperials (“Tears On My Pillow”); The Drifters (“Save The Last Dance For Me” and “Up On The Roof”); The Platters (“The Great Pretender”); The Righteous Brothers (“Unchained Melody” and “You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin”); The Isley Brothers (“Shout!”); Four Tops (“Reach Out, I'll Be There” and “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch”).  The set also features two audio CDs featuring 40 classic hit songs from the 50s and 60s.


The Green Bay Packers have donated a football which commemorates the Packers’ 2023 season and bears  signatures obtained from all players and the coaching staff at the beginning of last year’s regular season.  Click here to see the list of those players and coaches whose original signatures were then transferred to the football.  It only took us about 2 seconds to spot Jordan Love’s signature:  J  #10.  We’ve noted the value of this item as “priceless.”

We were excited to hear the announcement that the Green Bay Packers will play their first 2024 regular season game on Friday, September 6, at 7:20PM CDT at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where the Philadelphia Eagles will be the designated “home” team.  We’ll be watching for the rest of the season’s schedule to be announced later this month.  GO PACKERS!!! 

     


Hair International Design Team has donated a gift card for a one-hour facial [valued at $70; exp. date:  09/15/2024].  In a mini-spa within the salon, their 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 the goal is for you to leave Hair International feeling relaxed, renewed, refreshed and balanced.  Let them take care of you the Aveda way.


Margie Hannes '68, KBHSAA Board member, and her husband, Paul Hannes have donated a $25 gift card for Barnes & Noble, along with a handmade book lover's chair-side organizer.  Crafted in Paul’s home workshop using beautiful black walnut hardwood, the organizer bears this message, engraved using CNC equipment:  'And into my book I go to lose my mind and find my soul.'  It also sports a circular recess to hold the 3D Library Book Shelf mug (included) and a pair of recesses on both sides which could hold your favorite writing instrument your cell phone.  One more thoughtful detail:  there are felt pads on the bottom of the organizer to protect your fine wood furniture.

We envision this lovely piece placed next to a favorite chair or on a bedside table, with the book you are currently devouring placed over the top edge of the frame to mark your page when the outside world beckons you to pick up the kids, run errands, make dinner, etc.


We paired the following items (total value $178):

From an anonymous donor:  a quilted table runner in shades of soft green, cream and a colorful black batik (size:  15" x 42"); a vintage MCM votive candle holder and (3) LED votives candles, which feature a 6-hour timer (batteries included); and a large hand-woven storage basket; paired with

The lovely Wine Gift Bundle donated by Adela Hessefort '74, KBHSAA Board member, and her husband, Steve Hessefort, which includes the items below:  

♦  A set of (4) stemmed wine goblets that are light and simple, but the smokey grey glass makes them quite unique… they would work perfectly with any style of dinnerware;  

♦  A bottle of Josh Cellars 2021 Chardonnay, a bottle of Casa Lo Duca Mamertino Italian Frizzante Red Wine and a 4-pack of Barefoot Pinot Grigio; and

♦  An assortment of snacks to offer alongside the wines:  Alessi Sesame Breadsticks (4.4 oz.), 2s Company Sesame Seed Wafer Crackers (3.5 oz., the perfect accompaniment to a cheese tray) and Baiocchi con Crema alla Nocciola e Cacao.


The HOBNOB 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 are always recommended.  

P.S.:  We hear their signature ice cream drinks are fantastic... we recall mom having mentioned that her favorite after-dinner treat at Hob Nob was a Pink Squirrel, which she often shared with dad... ah, the memories!


Infusino’s Kenosha has donated a $25 gift certificate (no expiration date) good for dine-in only at its 39th Avenue location.  Their website indicates "our cuisine is rooted in the Infusino’s family tradition, but also features unique pasta dishes, steak and chop options to satisfy every taste."  As we browsed their menu, we discovered a few pasta entrees we have never tried which are destined to become our new favorites.  Infusino’s is open daily for dine in or delivery from 4:00PM to close.

Discover Infusino’s restaurant private event venue services, where they specialize in crafting unforgettable experiences for small to medium gatherings.  From anniversaries to birthdays, baptisms, baby showers, and company events, they have the expertise to make your special day truly memorable.  Their team of private dining experts are passionate about creating custom experiences that exceed your expectations, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your event. 


CelticMKE has donated (2) complimentary tickets (value $50) to Irish Fest Milwaukee, which runs from August 15-18, 2024 on the shore of Lake Michigan at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park. We visited the Irish Fest website this morning were impressed with the:
♦ Musical entertainment lineup – over 100 acts across 16 stages, from traditional Irish to indie-rock… there's musical entertainment for everyone at the Fest;
♦ Menu offerings – over 35 food locations throughout the grounds, and while Irish and Irish-inspired cuisine is featured at the Fest, you can also get many other types of food from Italian to Pizza, from Tacos to Barbeque; and

♦ Special areas on the Festival grounds dedicated to family activities and the cultural village.
Visit the Irish Fest Tickets web page today… buy your tickets early and save $$!


The Italian American Club has donated a $25 gift certificate (exp. date:  04/25/2025).  Their beautiful dining and banquet facilities are open to the public and enjoy a reputation for culinary excellence!  They invite you to learn more about the Italian American Society of Kenosha by visiting and enjoying their fine Italian food and hospitality.  Dinner is available starting at 4:00PM on Wednesdays through Saturdays. 

Planning a party?  Call the Italian American Club at 262-658-4881 and work with their experienced event planning staff… they will make your event unforgettable. 


Kenosha Country Club has donated a certificate for a One-Year Dining Membership (value $750; must be redeemed no later than 03/31/2025; membership valid through 03/31/2026), which includes:
♦  Unlimited member dining in the Grille Room;
♦  Use of our private rooms with no room rental fee;
♦  Access to special dining events in the Clubhouse;
♦  Reciprocal dining privileges at other area clubs; and
♦  No food & Beverage Minimum while using this certificate.

Member would be responsible for food and beverages charges, as well as any other incidental charges posted to their account.


Kenosha YMCA has donated a certificate for a 3-Month Household Membership (2 adults & 2 children under age 24), valid on new memberships only [value $273; must redeem by 09/30/2024].  There's a unique combination at the Kenosha YMCA.  Little ones build skills and self-esteem.  People connect while strengthening body and mind.  The Y offers everything from weights and fitness equipment that improve well-being to kids' programs that nurture their potential through learning and play.  At the Y, your membership means more!


Kwik Trip™headquartered in LaCrosse, WI, has donated (3) $100 Gas & Gift Cards (no expiration date)!  Kwik Trip is the place to stop, whether you're topping off your gas tank, picking up fresh coffee and a breakfast sandwich, 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." 


Lakeside Players, Inc., has donated a pair of vouchers for a “Family Night Out.”  Each voucher may be redeemed for (4) tickets to an LSP production (play) and includes (4) popcorns and (4) beverages of your choice:  soda or water.  LSP is a local, non-profit community theatre group formed in 1973 in Kenosha.  We applaud LSP and The Rhode Center for proudly providing our community with increasingly ambitious theatrical productions and other forms of live entertainment. 

We hope our Bradford community will support LSP by purchasing tickets for the one remaining production for the 2023-2024 season:  Seussical the Musical, April 26 through May 5… buy your tickets here!


Lynch Chevrolet of Kenosha has donated a certificate valid for $800 towards a set of 4 tires plus mount and balance (valid only at Lynch Chevrolet of Kenosha; appointment may be required.  Certificate must be presented at time of vehicle drop-off.  Not valid with any other coupon, discount or offer.  Prior sales excluded.) 

At Lynch’s Kenosha dealership, you will find a solid selection of new Chevrolet for sale, as well as a carefully inspected lineup of pre-owned vehicles.  They also have a well-connected finance center run by a qualified team of finance experts, who can help you get the right loan or lease in a quick, easy and transparent manner.  Lynch’s commitment to its customers continues well beyond the date of purchase.   They also have a professional team of Chevrolet technicians on hand with the skills and equipment to handle all manner of maintenance and repairs, as well as a full stock of authentic parts. Make your way to Lynch Chevrolet of Kenosha today for quality vehicles, a friendly team and professional service at every step of the way.  And if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact them at 262-358-9286.


Mad Rooster Cafe, Kenosha has donated a $50 gift card [no expiration date]; a 1 lb. bag of their organic exclusive roast whole bean coffee from Anodyne Roasting Company; and a Mad Rooster Cafe coffee mug. 

Friends have been raving about Mad Rooster Cafe where "every bite is prepared with mad style and mad flavor.  From our homemade Greek yogurt made with organic milk to the pancakes made from scratch, you’ll know you’ve found your neighborhood favorite.  Whether it’s our own signature blend of fresh-brewed coffee or our fresh squeezed orange juice, the mad flavor will bring your senses to life!"  They are open every day from 7:00AM to 3:00PM. 


Martin's Garage, Union Grove has donated a Gift Basket consisting of:
♦  A charcoal grey insulated zip-top lunch bag;

♦  (2) Jeep® coffee mugs;
♦  A 5.25 oz. package of Annas Swedish Ginger Thins;
♦ 
A 10 oz. bag of Berres Brothers French Caramel Cream ground coffee; and
♦  
(6) assorted 1.5 oz. packets of Berres Brothers ground coffee – the perfect size for trying these different flavor options: CinnaMan Grogg, Turtle Sundae, Chocolate Caramel, Highlander Grogg and French Caramel Cream.


Meijer has donated (4) $25 gift cards for our Silent Auction [no expiration date].  Meijer is a family-owned business headquartered in Michigan... 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.  We noticed their website's Recipe Box includes one recipe in particular that has us intrigued:  Spiced Up Secret Sauce Blackened Salmon over Rice & Spinach Medley, suggested to be served alongside fresh slices of blood orange... we have to try making this soon! 


Menard's® has donated (2) pair of Mechanix Wear "The Original" work gloves, in sizes L and XL, sporting number 21 on the back of the hand, which is the number on the Wood brothers NASCAR® 2021 Ford Mustang driven by Matt DiBenedetto, whose name is printed on the pinky finger of the gloves.  We're told these gloves are a promotional item, not sold at your local Menard's [value: $20/each].


Merlin's Complete Auto Care, Kenosha has donated (3) prepaid coupons for a Basic Oil Change [value $35 each; exp. date:  10/31/2024].  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 a voucher redeemable for (4) Light Blue Tickets to any 2024 Milwaukee Admirals regular season game at the UWM Panther Arena  [valued at $84; exp. date: 12/31/2024].  A check of the AHL standings as of March 9, 2024 showed them on top of the Central Division, with 21 games remaining in the 2023-2024 season. 

Yesterday (05/14/2024), we heard from Kevin Karlson, Milwaukee Admirals' Manager - Group Sales via email, asking that we share this update:  

"We just won 3 games in a row to advance to the next round! Help us get loud and keep the momentum going!  Get your tickets now for upcoming home games in the next round of the AHL Playoffs when the Admirals will take on the Grand Rapids Griffins on:

♦  Wednesday, May 15th 7PM - Final score:  Griffins 4, Admirals 2
♦  Monday, May 20th 7PM - Final score:  Admirals 5, Griffins 2
♦  Sunday, May 26th 5PM - We will be cheering on the Admirals tonight!!!

Feel free to use/share this link with your network and enter Discount Code- Karlson at checkout - https://fevo-enterprise.com/group/playoffskkIt has been an incredible start to the Playoffs so far and you won’t want to miss it!"

Go Admirals – 2024 Central Division Champs!!!


Milwaukee Brewers have donated a voucher for (2) Loge or Club Level Tickets for a Monday through Thursday regular season gameexcluding Cubs games [value $90; exp. date: 09/19/2024].  Tickets may be redeemed at brewers.com/voucher by:  using the printed Voucher Codes; in person at the American Family Field Box Office; or via phone at 414/902-4000.  Redemption subject to ticket availability.  Additional tickets may be purchased at time of redemption; redeem early to receive the best seats and the best price for additional tickets.  All game times and dates are subject to change. Voucher has no cash value.


Olive Garden, Pleasant Prairie has donated a $25 gift card [no expiration date] for our Silent Auction.  At Olive Garden, we know that 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 love to order Olive Garden curbside pick up when we're much too busy to cook:  our family favorite is soup – either Zuppa Toscana or creamy Chicken & Gnocchi – with salad and, of course, breadsticks. 


Jeff Nevoraski '73, a recent Snap-on retiree, has donated a gift basket filled with many Snap-on branded items, some of which we found listed on www.shop.snapon.com, as well other items that were likely premiums only available to Snap-on employees.  You may view photos of the items described below by clicking on the individual links.  Sorry, we do not have dollar values for some of the items; however, we found offerings on Ebay.com for the last three items listed, with widely varying prices:
♦  A pair of
Snap-on sunglasses with machined aluminum frame and polarized polycarbonate lenses, plus a zippered hard case to safely store them – website price $266;
♦  A
Snap-on Ratcheting Hard Handle Screwdriver with 5 tips (3 Phillips and 2 slotted) – website price $81;
♦  A Snap-on Ratcheting 5-Position Soft Grip Screwdriver with a Phillips and a slotted tip – website price $102;
(2) Snap-on logo T-shirts, size XL;
A Snap-on plastic beverage set:  a covered pitcher and 6 plastic tumblers;
A Snap-on 30 oz. stainless steel tumbler; and
A pair of
Snap-on 24 oz. Acrylic Hex Mugs (hand wash only; do not microwave).


When I stopped in at Paielli’s Bakery today to get a loaf of Italian bread to go with tonight’s dinner, I inquired whether there might be an envelope for the KBHSAA Scholarship Fund Silent Auction. Hanna checked the front desk and quickly found the bundle of certificates for these Paielli’s signature baked goods:
♦ (1) Kringle or Coffee Stick;
♦ (1) 2-pack Panette Twins;
♦ (1) Round Italian Bread;
♦ (1) 8-pack of Sandwich Buns;
♦ (1) 6-pack of Brat/Sausage Buns;
♦ (1) A 7” Store Cake; plus
♦ $25 towards a Specialty Cake (48 hours minimum lead time is required; cake value must be >$25).

I love driving past this hometown bakery late in the evening when the wonderful scent of yeasted dough will waft through my open car window  (yes, even in the cold of winter)... Paielli's Bakery: family-owned and operated, fresh-every-sunrise quality since 1923!


Rasmussen Diamonds, Mount Pleasantfamily owned and operated since 1900, has donated a $125 gift certificate [exp. date:  06/15/2025; not redeemable for cash and limit one certificate per item or service].  If you're the lucky winner of this certificate, Rasmussen’s friendly, informative staff invites you to select merchandise from their fine collection of jewelry and gift items.   


RK News Hallmark has donated a gift bag containing a $25 gift card [exp. date:  03/01/2025] and a 3-wick jar candle in the popular Lavender Sage scent, which also features notes of eucalyptus.  The 16 oz. soy-blend wax candle will burn for approximately 35-55 hours.  If you haven't visited the RK News Hallmark store lately, you've got stop in to see the amazing variety of merchandise this local gift shop carries.  We keep wishing we had a store like this on Kenosha's Northside!


Alisa Ruffolo Taleronik ’82 and Steve Taleronik ’80 have donated a $50 gift certificate [exp. date: 10/31/2024] for their local small business... find their full menu and directions for reheating on FB: Ruffolo’s International Foods.  In 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 Special Pizza II has donated a $25 gift card [no expiration date].  A friend tells us she is warmly greeted with a smile and a hug each time she visits Ruffolo’s II.  The Covelli family – Nunzio, Francesca and Grandma Nella – carries on the traditional Italian family dining atmosphere in its Kenosha restaurant, where guests come for tasty food but stay for the table conversations, friends and family.  Follow Ruffolo’s on Facebook for their daily specials and pizza of the week; their current hours are Wednesday thru Friday from 4PM to 9PM and Saturday 11AM to 9PM... you can check out their full menu here

Ruffolo’s II has a variety of in-house banquet options for private parties, funeral receptions or other private events.  Event packages may be customized to meet your needs.  The restaurant is available for private parties anytime Sunday, Monday or Tuesday; and Wednesday through Friday up until 4:00PM.  If you would like to host an event at your home or another location, please see their Catering Menu.


Salute Italian Restaurant, Racine, has donated a $30 gift certificate [exp. date:  02/24/2026].  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; open Wednesday through Saturday, from 4PM to 9PM.  


Sam’s Club Kenosha has donated a $50 gift card [no expiration date].  If you’re a member, you know the many perks offered by Sam’s Club.  If you’re not yet a member, why not?  You can’t beat their pricing and the HUGE variety of merchandise and services available.     


Stella's Casa Capri has donated (2) $50 gift certificates [no expiration date].  Casa Capri is a family-owned restaurant with 69 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.  Open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM and Friday-Saturday from 4:00PM to 9:00PM.  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! 


Sturino's Restaurant, Kenosha has donated a $20 gift certificate [no expiration date]... they specialize in favorites from the Calabria region of Italy and "from scratch" pizza baked in a stone pizza oven, using family recipes passed down from generation to generation.  George and Gloria Sturino and their five children operated the restaurant from 1968-1988; their son, Dino, fulfilled a dream of honoring his heritage by bringing his parents' favorite recipes to back Kenosha.  Sturino's is a veteran-owned restaurant and strives to bring you the best Italian food this side of Italy.  Buona Vita!

A close friend raves about Sturino’s Friday night fish fry… we’ve tried it, and we’re fans, too! 


Theodore's Hair Design has donated a $50 Gift Certificate valid for services only [exp. date:  12/30/2024; not redeemable for cash].  The salon is conveniently located on Kenosha’s north side at Washington Road and 7th Avenue and features the following product lines:  Goldwell, Bare Minerals and CND Shellac™.  Salon hours are:

♦  Tuesday and Thursday from 10AM to 8PM;
♦  Wednesday from 12PM to 8PM;
♦  Friday from 10AM to 6PM; and
♦  Saturday from 8AM to 2PM.

Theodore's Hair Design offers high-quality styling services for everyone in the family at affordable prices.


Thomas Outdoor Supply has donated a $15 gift certificate (exp. date:  09/15/2024).  When we began researching a new lawn mower last year, a good friend recommended this local business.  We ended up purchasing a Stihl “walk behind” battery-powered, self-propelled mower from them, and we have been very pleased with its ease of operation and how quietly it runs (plus, we don’t miss the exhaust fumes from our old gas-powered mower).  When it comes time to replace our old snow blower, we’ll be back to explore our options at Thomas Outdoor Supply… your best source for outdoor power equipment.


ULINE has donated the following items – click the individual links below to view a photograph on their website:
♦ An Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth® Speaker in black (value: $100). A miniature boom box that rocks the house. Floats. Submersible up to 30 minutes. Big, bold 360° sound with plenty of bass. Connects to Bluetooth®-enabled devices up to 100 feet away. Rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 10 hours of playtime; and
♦ A set of Yeti® Rambler® tumblers (value: $100). 30 oz. capacity for all-day sipping. Magnetic slider snaps shut to reduce spills. No Sweat design keeps outer wall dry. Double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel. Dishwasher safe.

We were in awe as we drove through the Uline campus off of Hwy. N at I-94 looking for the building number we had been given… we don’t recall there being so many huge warehouses, each with an impressive number of truck docks, most of them filled with semi-trailer trucks in the process of dropping off or picking up merchandise. Every employee we encountered in our search for the elusive building no. 12355 was very nice, very helpful.


Randy Vaccaro '73, KBHSAA President, and his wife, Jan Vaccaro '74, collaborated on the design for this lathe-turned pedestal cake plate (taking inspiration from the work of Etsy seller Brenda Watts of CattailsWoodwork) donated for the 2024 Scholarship Fund Silent Auction. 

This heirloom quality serving piece, crafted in solid walnut hardwood, measures 9” tall and 10-7/8” diameter.  The center of the plate is embellished with a laser-cut Celtic knot design medallion, pictured at far right. We have included a 1/4" thick circular glass liner with a polished edge (9" diameter, not pictured) to protect the walnut plate from nicks and scratches that might occur while cutting a cake.  Four cork discs have been applied to the pedestal base to protect your fine wood furniture. 

The finish is food-safe:  three coats of Butcher Block Oil, topped with two coats of Howard Butcher Block Conditioner.  We are including a 12 oz. bottle of the conditioner for use in maintaining the finish.

The cake plate is sized to accommodate an 8-inch layer cake, but we think it would also look great on your buffet table holding cupcakes, brownies or even stacks of Christmas cookies.  


Village of Pleasant Prairie RecPLEX has donated a certificate good for (5) FREE RecPlex Day Passes [$50 value; exp. date:  03/05/2025].  Some restrictions apply.  RecPLEX is the largest municipal recreation facility in America.  Located on the shores of Lake Andrea in Prairie Springs Park, Pleasant Prairie, our beautiful facility has an entire staff committed to enhancing your quality of life.   We offer a family friendly experience that is unparalleled to anyone else!  All memberships include access to our indoor water park, olympic swimming pool, extensive fitness center, 75+ weekly group fitness classes, athletic field house, two NHL-sized ice rinks, indoor walking/running track, access to the Lake Andrea beach, and so much more.


Walmart has donated a $100 gift card [no expiration date]… if you need just about anything, you will likely find it on their website – and most importantly, competitively priced!  We were pleased to note the sustainability efforts they have undertaken and wanted to share this quote from their website:  “We must all take urgent, sustained action to reverse nature loss and emissions before we reach a tipping point from which we will not recover.  People have pushed past the earth's natural limits.  Healthy societies, resilient economies and thriving businesses rely on nature.  Our vision at Walmart is to help transform food and product supply chains to be regenerative, working in harmony with nature – to protect, restore and sustainably use our natural resources.”  Bravo… we thank them for their efforts in support of Mother Earth!


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, no electronic payment).
  6. Special note:  Your must be age 21 or older to bid on any basket which includes wine or spirits; we will "card" the winning bidder of such items (i.e., photo ID must be presented).
  7. All sales are final; there will be no refunds of any kind.