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Catered Breakfast or Lunch for 10


Item Category: Food


Need a meal for a business meeting or casual gathering? Bagel Stop, located at 312 Walnut Street in downtown Cincinnati, will cater a breakfast or lunch for 10 people. Menu items include not only bagels but also croissants, muffins, danish, pastries, salads, sandwiches, desserts and more.  This certificate is good Monday through Friday for carry out or delivery in the downtown Cincinnati area. Certificate expires April 15, 2015.


Donor: Bagel Stop


Donor Value: $75


Catering Certificate


Item Category: Catering


The Hilton Garden Inn in Blue Ash is the perfect place for you wedding reception or business function. This certifcate for catering may be used toward food and beverage for 75 - 125 people. It does not expire until May 31. 2015.


Donor: The Hilton Garden Inn - Cincinnati/Blue Ash


Donor Value: $200


Catering Gift Certificate


Item Category: Catering


Serving the Tri-state area from Dayton to Lexington, A Catered Affair offers full-service catering. This gift certificate can be used for anything on a long list of menu items, from prime rib to salmon, appetizers and hors d’oeuvres to picnic-style foods.  Treat your family, friends or co-workers to an exquisitely prepared meal by December 31, 2014.


Donor: A Catered Affair


Donor Value: $500


Catering Gift Certificate


Item Category: Catering


Redeem this certificate for your next social or corporate event.  Funky's, a custom caterer in Bond Hill since 2004, offers traditional American cuisine with a variety of ethnic influences.  Made from scratch and using only the finest quality ingredients available, their artistically-presented hors d'oeuvres, salads, entrees and desserts are the hallmark of every event that they cater.

The certificate is for food purchases only and does not include labor and/or beverage service. In addition to the food, Funky's can provide at extra cost, the china, flatware, linens and much more. Certificate expires April 2015.


Donor: Funky's Catering


Donor Value: $500


Caving Tour Adventure for 4


Item Category: Out of Town Adventure


Hidden River Cave in Horse Cave, Kentucky is a place of family fun - above ground or below.  Four guests will enjoy a three hour caving tour.  This "down and dirty" adventure will include:  duck walking, bear crawling and getting on your hands and knees.  All participants must be at least 10 years old.  Call in advance to arrange your special adventure.


Donor: American Cave Museum


Donor Value: $140


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Cedric Chang Painting


Item Category: Art


American visual artist Cedric Chang portrays this contemporary interpretation of the “Last Summer Rose” in this oil-on-board painting.  This piece was donated by The Carl Solway Gallery, located in Over The Rhine.  The gallery specializes in modern and contemporary art including painting, sculpture, graphics and new media incorporating video and electronics. The artist, Cedric Chang graduated from the DAAP program at the University of Cincinnati in the late 1950’s.  He lived in Europe in the mid 1960’s where he traveled and painted until his accidental death at the age of 35.  Signed and dated by the artist in 1959, it uses black, gold and white on a gray-green background to evoke a sense of nostalgia for the changing season.  The 48” x 48” work is framed in a solid light wood that complements the painting with its simplicity.  It is suitably sized for a large living room, office or lobby.


Donor: Carl Solway Gallery


Donor Value: $1800


Celadon Green Porcelain Lamp


Item Category: Home Goods or Services


You will cherish this lovely celadon green porcelain lamp with bamboo detail. It has the look of Rookwood pottery, and is topped with a complementary handmade wicker shade. The total height of the lamp with shade is 26".


Donor: Friend of CET


Donor Value: $229


Central Pastry Sampler


Item Category: Food


The tradition of Central Pastry Shop on Central Avenue in Middletown, began over sixty years ago. Today it continues creating and baking the Mid Miami Valley's favorite pastries. Use this certificate for up to $75 in fine baked goods eithr for yourself or perhaps that next office party or meeting. Expires July 31, 2014.


Donor: Central Pastry Shop


Donor Value: $75


Certificate for 2 Spamalot Tickets


Item Category: Live Theater


"Spamalot" is a show that will have you laughing until your sides hurt. Showbiz Players will be presenting this show at the Carnegie Theatre in Covington on Friday, May 30; Sunday, June 1; Wednesday, June 4 and Sunday, June 8. We have two tickets for each of the two high bidders.


Donor: Showbiz Players Inc.


Donor Value: $41


Certificate for a Large Fairy Garden


Item Category: Garden Items


Fairy gardens are great for gardeners with a balcony or deck, or for those with limited mobility.  They are also a great project to do with kids or grandkids and can be brought indoors over winter.   Adopt-A-Plant Greenhouse is nestled next to Miami Whitewater Forest in Harrison.  With pine trees and benches to relax on, spending time at Adopt-A-Plant is a perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  Hurry!  Your certificate for a fairy garden expires May 30, 2014.


Donor: Adopt-A-Plant Greenhouses


Donor Value: $105


Certificate for Reds Tickets


Item Category: Reds Tickets


Watch your beloved Cincinnati Reds from 4 field-level seats behind the visitors' on-deck circle. Contact the T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home to arrange a mutually agreeable date. A parking pass is included, and your tickets permit you to enter the Right Field Restaurant to purchase food and drink.


Donor: T. P. White & Sons Funeral Home


Donor Value: $150


Certificate for Roses


Item Category: Home Goods or Services


There is something about fresh flowers that just lifts the spirit and brightens any space. All About Flowers in White Oak will provide a lovely arrangement of 15 long stem red roses in a beautiful Waterford Crystal vase. Whether this is to be a gift for someone special or just a treat for yourself you will not be disappointed. The certificate has no expiration date.


Donor: At All About Flowers


Donor Value: $130


Certificate for Roses & Lillies


Item Category: Home Goods or Services


There is something about fresh flowers that just lifts the spirit and brightens any space. All About Flowers in White Oak will provide a gorgeous sweet smelling bouquet of roses and stargazer lilies beautifully arranged in a tall Waterford Crystal vase. You may redeem this gift certificate for the fresh flowers and vase at any time as it has no expiration date.


Donor: At All About Flowers


Donor Value: $150


Certificate For Tool or Party Rental


Item Category: Tools


Steffen's Rental, a tool and party rental service in Covington, can provide items to meet most of your party needs.  Whether it's summer gatherings, graduations or birthday bashes, Steffen's has you covered.  And if it's a tool you are after, Steffen's has just what you need.  This certificate is for one time use and expires December 31, 2014.  Multiples available.


Donor: Steffen's Tool Club


Donor Value: $100


Certificate Toward Frameless Shower


Item Category: Home Goods or Services


re you contemplating an update to a bathroom?  Use this certificate toward a frameless shower enclosure from Ryan's All Glass.  With five locations in the Greater Cincinnati area, we have your shower installation needs covered.  Multiples available.


Donor: Ryan's All Glass


Donor Value: $150


Certificate Toward Framing Project


Item Category: Art


Picture This on Broadway in Lebanon does beautiful custom framing on many kinds of projects. Maybe you have a colorful poster that you always meant to frame and hang. Now is the time to do it. This certificate may be used toward any single framing project and has no expiration date.


Donor: Picture This - Gallery and Custom Framing


Donor Value: $100


Certificate Toward Painting Restoration


Item Category: Art


Old World Restoration specializes in restoration and conservation of art and antiques. A painting restoration includes examination, cleaning, varnish removal, stabilization, repair and restoration of tears and damages, retouching and varnishing. The certificate may not be used for restoration of any other items and must be used by August 1, 2014. One certificate for each of the four highest bidders.  Multiples available.


Donor: Old World Restoration


Donor Value: $100


Certificate Towards a Catered Meal


Item Category: Food


Delight the guests of your next party with food from Cincinnati Catering!  Located in Camp Washington and family-owned and operated since 1934, Cincinnati Catering offers the finest quality food, exceptional service and the ability to accommodate events from small, private affairs to events with thousands of guests!  Subject to availability, your certificate expires November 30, 2014.


Donor: Cincinnati Catering


Donor Value: $75


CET Local Productions Basket


Item Category: Entertainment/Concerts - Local


CET fans will appreciate this basket full of goodies.  The basket includes CET gear - an extra large T-shirt, apron, and hat, and a treasure trove of Cincinnati-inspired DVDs - Music Hall: Cincinnati Finds Its Voice, Erich Kunzel: A Cincinnati Legacy, Eden Park: Cincinnati's Garden of Eden, and Ault Park: Emerald in the Crown.


Donor: CET Membership Department


Donor Value: $160


Chalkware W. C. Fields


Item Category: Art


William Claude Dukenfield, better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer who brought laughs to millions. While he may be gone, this life-like chalkware statue will keep him alive in your memory. The figure stands 25 inches high on a 2" by 8" base.


Donor: Friend of CET


Donor Value: $75


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