Archive for April, 2012

Puerto Vallarta Paradise!
A private paradise deep in the heart of Puerto Vallarta.  Casa Corona is a luxurious multi- level, 6 bedroom, 8 bath open air villa just a two minute walk to the finest restaurants, galleries, shopping and of course the beach that historic Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Inspired by the breathtaking views of the bay and the city, this 4,400 square foot Hacienda is perfect for weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats or friends and family vacations.
Five night stay (further nights available for purchase). Sleeps 12 comfortably. May through October.
Roof top venue seats 100
Heated pool and spa, multiple fountains
Lush native gardens
Ocean and city views from all levels
Airfare not included. 

Check out the website

Generously donated by Dale Van Lydegraf,


Two Great Live Auction Items!

Posted: April 28, 2012 in Auction Items

Roll your own Sushi Party!  Your party of 6 will enjoy authentic Sushi making at the home of Brett and Natsumi Neilsen. Natsumi combines cooking and art when she makes sushi.  You will not be disappointed in this rare treat!

Silverton Get-Away!
Enjoy an relaxing overnight stay at the Oregon Garden Resort!  The Oregon Garden Resort is an 11-acre destination boutique resort with restaurant and cocktail lounge. All of the rooms feature fireplaces and private landscaped patios or decks.  In addition, you receive entrance for 2 to the Oregon Garden.    But – that’s not all! This package includes a gift certificate to the award-winning Silver Grille, as well as 2 bottles of wine from Silverton’s Vitis Ridge – AND a complimentary tasting at the local Seven Brides Tap Room, with a 64-oounce “growler” that you fill with the beer of your choice and take home.

Devil’s Lake Vacation Package
Fun for the whole family!  Enjoy 5 nights at this 3 bedroom, 3 bath, waterfront home.  This fabulous, lake-front home sleeps ten in comfort.  Enjoy a quiet canoe ride, birdwatching or bring your boat and ski from the private dock.   Close to the beach, outlet malls and golf!  There is something for everyone! Package includes $30 gift certificate at Collage Foods on Highway 101. Amenities include hot tub, private dock, patio, gas grill.
Available after July 7 for any mutually agreeable time.

Cool Designer Jewelry!

Posted: April 20, 2012 in Auction Items

Neskowin Get-Away.– Relax and rejuvenate with two nights at a quaint beachfront condominium facing scenic Proposal Rock in the vacation hamlet of Neskowin, on the Central Oregon coast.  Nearby activities include: Hiking, Beachcombing, Fishing, and Golf and Horseback riding.  Condo is a cozy one-bedroom, one-bath and sleeps four.

Dessert a Month!—

Your sweet tooth will be more than satisfied with this monthly dessert service.  Choose from pies, cakes, tortes and holiday themed treats, all delivered straight to your Salem area home!  Or, let baker extraordinaire, Pauli Nash create the menu and be surprised by the delights that show up at your door.

Staycation Package

Overnight at the luxurious Grand Hotel Guest Room Suite,

Dinner at Bentley’s and Wine!

A vacation for two all without leaving Salem!

Donated by the Grand Hotel and Bentley’s.

Guided Steelhead/Salmon Fishing Trip for Two!

Jim Stevenson’s Fishing Guide Service is fabulous for donating this great trip.  Jim is a Native Oregonian and has been fishing for Salmon and Steelhead in Oregon waters for 45 years.  Jim strives to provide a quality fishing trip with positive results.

You Gotta Love This One!

Posted: April 20, 2012 in Auction Details

Oaxacan Mexican Extravaganza— Oaxacan Mexican Meal prepared for 12 by Salem Conference Center Executive Chef Tory Knaus.  You may host this fantastic dinner in your home or in a private dining area at The Grand Hotel.  Server  provided to assist the event.  Authentic Mexican beverages will be paired and accompany the meal.

The menu will feature:  Shrimp & Halibut Ceviche ~ Tomatillo, Cucumber, Cilantro & Chilies with Avacado Relish ~ Chorizo & Papa Croquette with Smokey Lime Cream ~ Ensalada-Watercress, Frisse, Cabbage, Pickled Red Onion, Avocado, Cotija with Serrano Lime Vinaigrette ~ Chicken Tamales with Guajillo Sauce ~ Tomato Cilantro Rice ~ Verduras Escabeche ~ Crispy Chicharones ~ Frozen Mango Mousse with Candied Pinapple & Lime ~ YUM!

Yes, this is the same chef that will prepare your meal for the auction!

**Dates based on availability