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A Benefit for the KBHSAA Scholarhip Fund

As local small businesses are struggling due to impact of COVID-19, we simply could not bring ourselves to solicit donations from those firms.  Instead, this year's Silent Auction will feature gift baskets and/or gift certificates for local businesses donated by KBHSAA Board members and Alumni Association members, in addition to several items donated by local businesses for last year's event and held over with their blessings.   

Please note:    

♦ We may combine some of the 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 06/16/2021.


The Alumni Association extends its heartfelt thanks to the businesses, organizations and people below, as well as Thrivent Financial, underwriter for the purchase of several gift baskets listed below,  
for their generous support of the KBHSAA Scholarship Fund 2021 Silent Auction. 

Lee Arneson '57 has put together "Green & Gold" Family Basket (valued at $65), featuring the colors of her favorite "home" team, the Green Bay Packers:
♦  A $25 Casa Capri gift certificate... on game day, tell mom to shut down the kitchen, because you're picking up the best pizza on the Northside for dinner;
♦  For the kitchen, a set of (5) hand knit 100% cotton dishcloths in green & gold, accompanied by a cute bottle of dish soap sporting a hand knit green & gold apron;

♦  A deliciously soft green microfiber football-themed throw; and
♦  A set of (4) pair of soft, comfy slippers, hand knitted in green & gold, ranging in size from adorable baby size... to child size... on up to (2) pair of adult size.  These unique items could make for some really cute selfies of your family as you gather round the TV to watch the Green Bay Packer games this fall!



Dairy Queen 22nd Avenue, Kenosha – $20 gift certificate [valid at this location only]

DeRango’s – The Pizza King Restaurant, Kenosha – $20 gift certificate [Dine In Only]

EAA Aviation Museum, Oshkosh – 4 admissions [$50 value]

Marge Hall '57  has donated a $50 gift certificate to DeRango's "The Pizza King" Restaurant & Sports Bar. 

Adela '74 & Steve Hessefort have created a lovely Wine Basket, which
includes the book Southern Living Wine Guide & Journal; two bottles
of wine:  a Merlot and a Chardonnay; two wine glasses; and, not pictured, a Wine Vac and a Woodland Hare design tea towel (100% cotton) – a $60 value... we think it would make a charming housewarming or wedding gift!






HOBNOB Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, Racine – $25 gift certificate

County of Kenosha/Division of Golf has donated (2) Prepaid Coupons for both Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course, 18 holes, Monday-Friday only [expires 11/18/2021]

Cheryl McPhaul has donated a gift certificate for a Racine Raiders Family 6-Pack of Tickets (2 adults, 4 students) for a 2021 Regular Season home game at Historic Horlick Field, a $32 value...  for your planning purposes, the last 4 home games of the season fall on the following Saturdays:  July 3, July 10, July 17 and August 7.

Martino's Master Drycleaner (4) $25 gift certificates

Modern Apothecary (underwritten in part by Thrivent Financial) has put together a gift basket valued at over $100, comprised of the following:
♦  A Cognitive Surplus Pharmacy Canvas Tote Bag;
♦  Wisconsin Candle Company soy candle, made in small batches;
♦  Two Modern Apothecary face masks; and
♦  Mystery itemswe’ve left a message for Erin Merritt, requesting assistance in identifying these: a small square box (contents unknown) and a Modern Apothecary gift card (dollar value unknown);
♦  A Modern Apothecary essential oils cologne;
♦  Two Modern Apothecary foaming hand soaps:  No. 7 and Mortar & Pestle; and
♦  Two Modern Apothecary handmade soaps:  No. 7 and Mortar & Pestle... they smell wonderful!


Pollard Gallery & Gifts (underwritten in part by Thrivent Financial) put together a large number of treasures... mental note… must visit this shop soon to explore in person! 

Pollard Basket No. 1 includes the following, shown below:
♦  A gorgeous photo of an iris, matted and framed in black, not pictured, but similar to this this one, by the late Joseph “Joe” Barr  (we could not get a good photo of the framed work due to reflections off the glass);
♦ A signed copy of the book, The Journal of a Portrait Painter and his family of artists, by George Pollard.
♦  In the center photo below (clockwise from top left), a set of six blank notecards, “Weeds” by Geo. K. Jones, printed in green on cream stock, a
pretty set of 4 tile coasters and a necklace (black cord length 16”) from Mudhaus Studio’s Brigitta Richter, a music CD by Those of Willow, entitled For When I Relapse and a Spiral-bound Bekindrecyclenotebook, featuring VHS tape case artwork from A League of Their Own;
♦  An orchid print – possibly a Phalaenopsis spp. – matted in pale pink and ready to frame.











Pollard Basket No. 2 includes the following, shown below:
A beautiful fused glass pendant created by Linda Chovan (chain length 16”);
♦  A hand-crocheted “scrubby” bath mitt;
♦  A custom-decorated bottle entitled BGII Peacock; pretty leaf shaped earrings in tones of black, teal and copper; and a set of five blank notecards, Rare Multipetal Giant White Trillium, a photo taken by William E. Scheckler, MD (Dr. Scheckler graduated from Bradford H.S. in 1956 and was recognized in 1994 as a DAA honoree);

♦  An 8”x10” photo of the Goo Goo Dolls at Genesee Theater, a birds-eye view postcard (with burgundy envelope); and a set of six flexible magnetic strips featuring scenic photographs of Kenosha, WI, by Bruce McCurdy (you may view a closeup of the magnets here); and
♦  Enjoyables: Nesting Time painting of a sprightly cardinal by Nancy J. (sorry, couldn’t read her last name).









RK News Hallmark (underwritten in part by Thrivent Financial) has put together a really cool package for the Silent Auction:
♦  A 2-piece Evergreen Sassafras Interchangeable Doormat;
♦ Two $25 RK News gift cards; and
♦  A beautiful Evergreen Garden Flag (garden stake not included).

Rasmussen Diamonds, Racine – $75 gift certificate [valid through 06/27/2022]

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, Brookfield, WI – A $40 gift cardRockler is the perfect partner to help do-it-yourselfers create with confidence!

Ruffolo's International Foods, a local small business owned by a Bradford alumnus Alisa Ruffolo Taleronik '82, has donated a $25 gift certificate [expires 11/2021]... Ruffolo's is a favorite purveyor of delicious homemade Italian foods, fresh frozen and ready to reheat... we highly recommend their Cornish Pasties, too!

Alice '60 and Peter '59 Schwalbe (underwritten in part by Thrivent Financial) have put together an Exercise Bundle:  Improve Your Balance & Strength, using these tools:
♦  A book, Exercise & Physical Activity;
♦  Balance Board, rated for 220 lbs. max weight, and a Balance Ball, 65cm in diameter (approx. 25.6 inches) for 225 lbs. max weight designed for heights ranging from 5'4" to 5'10"; and
♦  Massage Roller.

Joyce '69 & Ozzie Sorensen have donated an elegant glass LED hurricane lamp with three candles of varying heights, which provide low-level, gently flickering lighting – a $25 value; it's battery-powered for easy placement, for indoor use only... we think it would look lovely on a table in your entry way, on a coffee table, shelf or mantel! 






Tenuta’s Deli (underwritten in part by Thrivent Financial) has assembled a wonderful basket of Italian delights, approximate value $100:
♦  Daniele Foods Genoa Salame;
♦  Tenuta’s California Extra Virgin Olive Oil;
♦  Tenuta’s Mild Giardiniera;
♦  Two varieties of Tenuta’s Homemade Pasta Sauce:  Roasted Garlic and Cream Sauce;
♦  Cucina Viva Gnocchi and Isola Linguine, both imported from Italy;
♦  Tenuta’s Grated Parmesan Cheese;
♦  Asturi Bruschettini and Gia Russa Tomato Bruschetta Topping;
♦  Tenuta’s Complete Italian Seasoning;
♦  Alessi Tuscan White Bean Soup Mix;
♦  Bellino Sesame Breadsticks, imported from Italy;
♦  Baci Perugina Dark Chocolates, imported from Italy;
♦  Cinnamon & Sugar Cannoli Chips, made by Golden Cannoli in Chelsea, MA; and
♦  Tenuta’s Triple Dipped Milk Chocolate Malted Milk Balls.

To & From Gift Shop (underwritten in part by Thrivent Financial) has put together a unique basket, approximate value $140:
♦  Can of “Ripe Olives” erasers;
♦  Yoga Soap;
♦  Tiny lavender tins of No Mo-Unibrow and No Mo-Stache Waxing Strips;

♦  Stewart & Claire Tiki Lip Balm, scented with mandarin orange;
♦  Two jars of Candy Club candies:  Lemonade Rings and Blush Bears;

♦  Three Little Gold Fox Designs eco-friendly, sustainably harvested wood veneer greeting cards in Borage & Bumble Bee, Tree of Life and Great Horned Owl designs;
♦  A Wish key ring and a Santa Barbara Studio clear wristlet zippered bag;
♦  A Love Big magnetic note pad; and
♦  A
Mason Bee Bottle… join the fight to save our planet's pollinators!

Uline, Pleasant Prairie, has donated the items pictured below, approximate value $95:
♦  A striking buffalo plaid microfur blanket that reverses to super soft faux lambswool (size: 50” x 60”)... it's the perfect accessory to take with you to a Bradford Football home game this fall;
♦  A handsome backpack with a tough polyester shell, 3 zippered pockets and 2 side pockets;  and
♦  An insulated lunchbox with a hard plastic bottom, 5 exterior pockets and antimicrobial leak-resistant liner.









Donated by the Vaccaro family:  A lovely handmade shawl (pattern by Fiber Spider), crocheted by Doug Vaccaro '04 in soft shades of lavender, ice blue, taupe and grey.  The variegated yarn is a blend of 60% cotton/40% acrylic.  The shawl is machine washable in warm water on gentle cycle, using mild detergent.  Do not bleach; do not dryclean.  Shawl may be tumbled dry on low heat setting (or lay flat to dry).  Included is a beautiful handcrafted shawl pin made of walnut and zebrawood, made by Randy Vaccaro '73.
















Randy '73 & Jan '74 Vaccaro have put together a “Our Favorite Things” bundle, valued at $150, featuring: 
♦  A Peterboro Daily Bread Basket in natural white ash (size:  13-3/4” long x 8” wide x 3-1/2” high, made in USA);
♦  A Lisbon Tiles design tea towel (100% cotton);
♦  A handmade set of (6) cork-lined walnut hardwood coasters with storage rack, featuring a Danish oil finish;

♦  A mini key rack made of walnut, maple and zebrawood, with rare earth magnets for easy mounting on your refrigerator.  It  has a hand hold for easy removal, and the magnets are covered with friction disks to prevent scratches.
♦  A bottle opener key ring, handcrafted of maple hardwood with chrome hardware.

♦  Quarter cup jars of Penzey's Spices seasoning blends:  Northwoods, Turkish, English Prime Rib Rub, and Shallot Pepper;
♦  Festival Foods $10 gift card to get you started on the purchase of something to grill or the beverage of your choice; and

♦  A box of After Eight Thin Mints.

Tim '71 & Cheri '78 Vaccaro have put together a Kenosha Kingfish Basket, approximate value $130, featuring: 
♦  A Kingfish logo baseball and a Kingfish cup;
♦  Three collectible 2019 Bobbleheads, all new in box:  a pair of "Spongefish" and
 one "The Fish King";

♦  Two packets of 2016 collectible Kingfish player cards, still in wrapper;
♦  Kingfish gear:  a pair of socks, a neckerchief/headband and a wristband, plus 5 Kingfish baseball caps (two different styles); and
♦  Two Paintable Elvis 2018 Kingfish Bobbleheads, new in box, with paint set (recommended for ages 5 and up).

That last item would make for a great rainy-day activity with the grandkids!






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.