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2 Manchester Inn Grand ReOpening VIP Tix

Item Category: Entertainment/Concerts - Local

The Manchester in downtown Middletown, OH, a historic inn and dining establishment, has welcomed numerous dignitaries through the years.  This gift includes two VIP tickets to the grand opening gala at the Manchester for 2015-2016 season, and $200 "Manchester Dollars" to use at your pleasure.

Donor: Historic Urban Development

Donor Value: $410

2 Newport Aquarium Tickets

Item Category: Entertainment/Concerts - Local

See the largest collection of shark rays displayed in the world, chuckle at the antics of the penguins, and view fish, amphibians, reptiles and more at the Newport Aquarium.  Valid for admittance any day; tickets expire December 7, 2014.

Donor: Newport Aquarium

Donor Value: $46

2 Night Luxury Escape Weekend

Item Category: Travel Packaged Vacations

Enjoy three days and two weekend nights of luxurious Junior Suite accommodations for two at this elegant, cosmopolitan Washington D.C. hotel. The package also includes one full American breakfast for two, dinner with wine for two, and champagne upon arrival.

The Saint Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites has played frequent host to many world renowned performers, artists, international delegations and heads of state since its opening.  Its ambience is supported by exceptional service standards and amenities, and is distinguished by gracious and welcoming hospitality. The hotel has undergone a full renovation of its guest rooms and suites.

The location is convenient to the central downtown business district, Dupont Circle, Embassy Row or historic Georgetown with all the world class entertainment, shopping and nightlife. Elegantly casual dining is available at the M Street Bar & Grill, where critically acclaimed creative American cuisine is served.  The 21 M Lounge where locals meet in their outdoor terrace and patio provide for fun entertainment and people watching.

Please know that advance reservations are required and are based on availability. The expiration date of April 30, 2015 will not be extended or modified.  Original certificate must be presented upon arrival.   Not redeemable for cash or credit. Some blackout dates may apply.


Donor: St Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites Washington DC

Donor Value: $1528

2 Night Luxury Escape Weekend

Item Category: Travel Packaged Vacations

Enjoy three days and two weekend nights of luxurious suite accommodations for two people at Washington DC's Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters. Recently renovated, the hotel offers a fresh design with the latest in technology and stress-free accommodations. It is perfectly situated in the heart of the nation's capital, just four blocks from the White House and convenient to the central downtown business district, Dupont Circle, Embassy Row or historic Georgetown with world class entertainment, shopping and nightlife nearby.

This package also includes a full American breakfast for two, a dinner with wine for two, and champagne upon arrival.   Please know that advance reservations are required and are based on availability. Blackout dates may apply. Original Certificate must be presented upon arrival. The expiration date of April 30, 2015 cannot be extended or modified. Not redeemable for cash or credit.

Donor: The Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters Washington DC

Donor Value: $1505

2 Night Stay & Breakfast For 2

Item Category: Hotels & BBs

For vacation fun, you can't beat General Butler State Resort Park! Located along I-71 between Louisville and Cincinnati, you'll enjoy a 2-night stay at the General Butler Lodge, featuring polished brass and rich woodwork. Your lodge room will have a private patio or balcony. Hiking, boating, fishing, a lodge swimming pool -- the choices are endless! Breakfast for 2 at the Two Rivers Restaurant is included each morning. Certificate must be used for concurrent nights; is based upon availability and expires December 31, 2014.

Donor: General Butler State Resort Park

Donor Value: $265

2 Night Stay & Golf for 2

Item Category: Travel Packaged Vacations

Discover the timeless appeal of West Baden Springs Hotel, which was once dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.  Experience the distinctive blend of extravagance and sophistication while you enjoy a 2 night stay for 2 in a lavish room with a spectacular view of either the free-spanned domed atrium or the beautiful gardens.  This package also includes one round of championship level golf for 2 people on the 18-hole-links-style Donald Ross Course at French Lick.  A  golf cart is included.  Reservations are required and based upon availability.  Not valid on holidays or special events and does not include tax or gratuity. Certificate expires April 30, 2015.  

Donor: French Lick Resort

Donor Value: $858

2 Night Stay For 2 & Blue Man Group

Item Category: Travel Packaged Vacations

Chicago, Chicago…3 days/2 nights at The Best Western Hawthorne Terrace Hotel, plus 2 tickets to Blue Man Group, and access to The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago (for 2). This Best Western is a charming boutique hotel nestled into the Lakeview neighborhood minutes from many Chicago attractions and just steps away from Wrigley Field. While there, attend Blue Man Group, which is a visually stunning-wildly inventive-hysterically funny show. And no trip to Chicago is complete without enjoying a 360-degree view of Chicago.  Advance reservations are required and the certificate expires December 31, 2014. 

Donor: Best Western Hawthorne Terrace Chicago

Donor Value: $676

2 Night Stay with all Amenities

Item Category: Hotels & BBs

Daydreams is a quaint cottage conveniently located in the heart of Wilmington, Ohio.  Next to Wilmington College and wihin walking distance of downtown, this two-bedroom cottage comfortably accommodates a single party of up to six guests.  Your 2-night stay includes continental breakfast and all amenities, including high speed internet access, cable television and full kitchen access.  Certificate expires April 13, 2015.

Donor: Daydreams...A Guest Cottage

Donor Value: $190

2 Nights Camping for 4

Item Category: Family

Enjoy nature while being close to attractions in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky at Oak Creek Campground in Walton, Kentucky.  For 44 years, they have been family owned and are proud to serve you and your family for all of your camping needs.  With over 99 sites from pull thrus, back in's and primitive tent areas, they also have a swimming pool open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  A certificate good for 2 nights of camping for up to 2 adults and 2 children will go to the two highest bidders.  Not valid on holiday or special event weekends; reservations must be made in advance and certificate expires December 31, 2014.  Multiples available.

Donor: Oak Creek Campground

Donor Value: $62

2 Nights in Kissimmee and 4 Skycoaster Tickets

Item Category: Travel Packaged Vacations

Royale Parc Suites is ideally located in Kissimmee, Florida, for easy access to Orlando’s most popular attractions.  As an official Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel, it offers convenient shuttle services, comprehensive theme park information and area attraction tickets. Enjoy three days and two nights in a freshly redesigned, traditional one bedroom suite with gracious amenities and luxurious privacy.  The suite features two double beds, a large living/dining area with a convertible sleeper sofa as well as a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, stove top and dishwasher. Your stay includes: daily breakfast and free scheduled shuttles to theme parks.  From stunning architectural details to friendly guest services, Royale Parc Suites redefines living.


This offer includes accommodations for four, admission to nearby Fun Spot Amusement Park, as well as a free flight for four on the world’s tallest SkyCoaster ride, which is part skydiving, part hang-gliding.  You will experience speeds of over 80 mph as you freefall for over 125 feet, then glide over the lake and buildings in the thrill of a lifetime.

Donor: Quality Inn & Suites

Donor Value:

2 Nite Stay & Cooking Class For 2

Item Category: Out of Town Entertainment

Enjoy a 3 day/2 night stay for 2 at The Inn on The Alameda in a traditional two queen accommodation with ample continental breakfast and a 4:00pm wine hour.  You will also attend a cooking class for 2 at Santa Fe Cooking School.
Nestled in the heart of the city, between the historic Santa Fe Plaza and Canyon Road art galleries, the Inn on the Alameda is the perfect location from which to discover Santa Fe. Downtown hotels like this small, comfortable and cozy inn make it simple for you to enjoy exploring the city's many unique attractions, with some of the best Santa Fe restaurants, regional museums and signature local festivities and events all just a short stroll away.
Centrally located, yet tucked behind thick adobe walls, the Inn is an oasis of serenity enclosed within colorful gardens, stone courtyards and peaceful patios.
Located in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, just steps from the historic Plaza, The Santa Fe School of Cooking is an internationally acclaimed, recreational culinary school and market specializing in foods of the southwest. They offer an array of Southwest Cooking Classes several times a week, year round.
Their class descriptions vary with added specialty classes such as Restaurant Walking Tours, Demonstration and Hands Classes, our Wine Makers Cooking Class, Seasonal cooking classes and classes for the whole family. Menus include traditional New Mexican, Native American, Mexican, Spanish, vegetarian and contemporary Southwestern cuisine. Their classes, taught by some of the best chefs in Santa Fe, are not only entertaining and educational, AND delicious too.
Advance reservations are required, based on availability.  Blackout dates include June 27, 2014 through August 31, 2014, holidays and special events.   Expires June 25, 2015.

Donor: Inn on the Alameda & Santa Fe School of Cooking

Donor Value: $645

2 Playhouse in the Park Certificates

Item Category: Live Theater

For the occasional theater-goer, these two $60 gift certificates will enable you to select from a variety of available shows for whatever performances are convenient to your schedule.  Certificates must be redeemed by February 26, 2015, and can be used for any Playhouse in the Park production, parking or subscription package currently on sale.

Donor: LSI Industries Inc.

Donor Value: $120

2 Preview Party Tickets

Item Category: Garden Items

The Civic Garden Center builds community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship.  Use this certificate for two tickets to the center's plant sale Preview Party on May 2nd.  Enjoy a southern barbecue, live music, silent and rare plant auction, and first dibs on a wide variety of plants.   OR, use the certificate toward the purchase of plant material May 3-4.  All proceeds benefit the programs of the Civic Garden Center.  Expires May 4, 2014.

Donor: Civic Garden Center

Donor Value: $90

2 Rafferty's Entrees

Item Category: Restaurants

With a wide array of soups, salads, gourmet burgers, seafood, steaks and ribs, you'll love the food at Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar in Florence, Kentucky.  You and a friend will each enjoy entrees at this casual, friendly eatery.  Your gift cards do not expire.

Donor: Rafferty's of Florence

Donor Value: $30

2 Reds Pavilion Seats Certificate

Item Category: Reds Tickets

The Cincinnati Bell Technology Pavilion at Great American Ballpark resembles a riverboat with a rooftop deck and is perched above centerfield. Guests enjoy one of the best views of the game with lunch or dinner and beverages included. You are bidding on two tickets in this venue on a mutually agreeable game date. Parking is not included.  Multiples available.

Donor: CBTS

Donor Value: $160

2 Reds Tickets

Item Category: Reds Tickets

Attend a game of your choosing during the 2014 Reds season.  Watch from the front row of the Sun/Moon Deck in right/center field (Section 143, row A).  Certain dates may be unavailable, but an effort will be made to give you one of your top date choices.

Donor: Conrad Thiede

Donor Value: $75

2 Reds vs Brewers 09/23/14

Item Category: Reds Tickets

Be part of the action when the Cincinnati Reds meet the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ballpark on Tuesday, September 23, at 7:10.  This pair fo tickets is in Secion 129 along the first base line for a terrific view of all the game plays. Take yourself out to the ballpark for an evening of fun and sports.

Donor: Johnson Investment Counsel

Donor Value: $102

2 Reds vs Padres tix 5-13-14

Item Category: Reds Tickets

You will have a great time at Great American Ballpark with this pair of tickets for the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, May 13, at 7:10 PM.  The seats are in Section 123 along the first base line, Row I, Seats 8 and 9.

Donor: Meinberg Insurance

Donor Value: $110

2 Reds vs Pirates Tickets 04/15/14

Item Category: Reds Tickets

Enjoy an evening of exciting baseball when the Cincinnati Reds meet the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:10.  This pair of tickets is in Section 129 along the first base line for a terrific view of all the action. Your taxes should be done so take yourself to the ball park for a reward.

Donor: Johnson Investment Counsel

Donor Value: $102

2 Rounds of Golf with Cart

Item Category: Golf Items

Grand Oak Golf Club is celebrating it's 25th season. A Michael J. Hurzdan designed golf course, the golf course is rated as a top ten golf course in the tri-state area. Grand Oak Golf Club is rated as one of the best places to play in Indiana. The golf course is a great combination of shot making and beautiful scenery throughout.  Multiples available.

Donor: Grand Oak Golf Club

Donor Value: $90