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1. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?????


This is an unbelievable opportunity to be the proud owner of an autographed “Game Football” by one of NFL’s greats. We all like choices – and if you are the lucky winner of Live Auction Item #1 you can choose ONE of the following six amazing football memorabilia. Be a part of history and start your collection now. Are you ready?
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SIGNED FOOTBALLS BY:
Eli Manning - New York Giants
Peyton Manning - Indianapolis Colts
Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers
Troy Aikman - Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys
Dan Marino - Miami Dolphins
John Elway - Denver Broncos
SPORTS COLLECTORS….On your mark…… Get ready……GO!
Donated by Jeff Fox
Value - Priceless

2. LET’S VISIT MICKEY – COMPLETE ORLANDO VACATION PACKAGE!
All the ingredients are here for a wonderful week in Orlando. The high bidder will receive round trip coach transportation for ____ people on an AirTran Airways flight between Orlando and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. The winner will be able to select a one-bedroom condo that can accommodate up to four people from over fifty properties of Resort Condominiums International in the Orlando area, subject to availability. Four Disney Park Hopper passes will provide the holders with the right to visit any or all of the Disney Parks—Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom—on the same day. Orlando is well known as the theme park capital of the world, but the winner of this trip can also take advantage of the numerous and diverse other attractions including extraordinary golf courses and premiere shopping nearby.
www.disneyworld.com, www.airtran.com
Donated by Howard and Leigh Sykes, Walt Disney World and Airtran Airways
Value - $5,000
3. DINING WITH THE CHEF!
DINNER FOR EIGHT AT THE CHEF’S TABLE AT THE COBALT GRILLE

Since its opening eight years ago, the Cobalt Grille has become a local favorite because of its sophisticated, yet unpretentious, American cuisine and its courteous and knowledgeable staff. The Cobalt Grille and Chef Alvin Williams have donated a six course meal for eight people at the restaurant at a date and time to be agreed upon between the Chef and the high bidder. What will make this evening particularly memorable is that the diners will be seated at the Chef’s table which is a private table set apart from the rest of the restaurant where you and your guests cannot be seen by the other patrons. In addition, you will have a bird’s eye view of the kitchen and can watch the preparation of the food by Alvin and his amazing staff. This special dinner will feature a six-course menu that has been carefully selected by the Chef to demonstrate his culinary creativity and skill. The winner of this item can look forward to an exceptional evening for eight.
www.cobaltgrille.com
Donated by Chef Alvin Williams and Cobalt Grille
Value- Priceless
4. CHRISTMAS IN KEY WEST!
Get your Christmas shopping done early this year with the winning bid on a one-week stay at THE GALLEON RESORT in Key West, Florida. The lucky winner of this package will receive 2 roundtrip tickets from Airtran to fly into Miami (or anywhere in the Continental USA). From there the winning bidder will be responsible for transportation into Key West. Once in Key West you will have the use of a two bedroom, two-bath unit with fully equipped kitchen and a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room for seven prime time nights—from December 19, 2009 through December 26, 2009. The high bidder and guests can spend Christmas relaxing on their private balcony enjoying the water views or make it a white Christmas on the sparkling sand of the resort beach. Other activities available to resort guests include boat and jet-ski rentals, snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, sailing and fishing. The resort is located in the heart of downtown Key West within walking distance of the island’s best restaurants, shopping and entertainment and the famous Mallory Square. There is nothing like watching the sun set into the Gulf of Mexico and being part of the Sunset celebration! For those who wish to go a little farther afield, both bicycles and scooters can be rented on property. This is a unique opportunity for holiday merriment and memories to treasure for years.
www.galleonresort.com, www.airtran.com, www.sunsetcelebration.org
Donated by Steve and Bee Fox and Airtran Airlines
Value - $5,000
5. LUXURIOUS SPA DAY!
Enjoy a relaxing day with your girlfriends at The Flowering Almond Spa at the Founder’s Inn in Virginia Beach. The Spa promises that it has something for everyone and it offers a wide range of massages, facials, scrubs, rituals, hand and foot treatments, not to mention delicious and healthful lunches. Every Spa treatment includes full access to the gym and indoor pool for the entire day of the scheduled service. Scientific studies have shown that the best way for women to control stress is to spend time with their female friends, a conclusion that comes as no surprise to most women. In addition, relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments shared with friends benefit both mind and body. To top off this great day, Complimentary Limousine Service to and from the Spa provided by Black-Tye Limousines will make this spa experience especially memorable. The winner will receive a $1,000 gift certificate to use toward the winner’s choice of spa services and meals. Advance reservations for spa services are required. Transportation coordinated through MDA.
www.foundersinn.com/spa
Donated by Don & Debbie Keeling and Black-Tye Limousines
Value - $1,375
6. EVERYONE NEEDS A BUDDY!
Tired of getting around the normal way? Want to save money on gas and help save the environment? Well then the Buddy 50 Scooter is for you! You can't beat a Buddy for its seamless blend of modern technology, practicality, and vintage style. With a top speed of 30 mph, a 50cc 2-Stroke Air Cooled Engine, Automatic Transmission and Telescopic Front Fork, Mono Rear Suspension you will be cruising to your destination in style. Think Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday! The Buddy 50 with its bright red color will be sure to make you stand out in a crowd and you can't beat the gas economy with 100 miles per gallon What's even better is that your Buddy 50 comes with 2 years unlimited mile free roadside assistance ! And the Buddy 50 is receiving praise from around the country from its customers – “I looovvveee my scooter!!! I am a 48 year old woman and I have done lots of things….and I have never had so much fun as riding my Buddy! Thank you for making such a fantastic little bit of joy”. There really is a Buddy for everybody! Taxes and costs of title, registration and license plates are the responsibility of the winner.
www.sunrisecycle.com
Donated by Sunrise Cycle and Watercraft
Value - $1999
7. COSTA RICA - OCEANFRONT HOME IN THE SANCTUARY RESORT FOR ONE WEEK!
The Sanctuary Resort is a five star residential community in Playa Azul, Costa Rica. The resort is in the Northwest Pacific Coast region of the country in the province of Guanacaste, known worldwide for its isolated and pristine beaches and lush tropical landscape. Casa Del Sol is a sun filled two-year-old luxury home with 3,000 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 4½ baths. Each bedroom boasts its own balcony with an ocean view and a private bath making it very comfortable for four couples or a large family up to eight people. The house is equipped with air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, washer, dryer, stereo, DVD and Direct TV. You may want to spend your entire week relaxing in this fully furnished home on the beach offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, amazing sunsets and a lush jungle view. For those who prefer recreation to rest, there are many choices: on site Surfing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Horseback Riding, and Kayaking; shopping in nearby Santa Cruz; private charters for salt water fishing or diving two miles south in San Juanilla; swimming in the resort infinity pool or rejuvenating at the resort spa; and, a real treat for bird watchers and hikers, exploring the diverse environments and national parks in the region. Tours of Volcanoes, National Parks, Coffee and Banana Plantations can be booked from Playa Azul. The Liberia International Airport is most convenient to the resort, being just 40 minutes away. It is served by most major airlines. The week must be used in 2009 and the dates are to be coordinated with the owner and subject to availability
www.costaricanrentalhouse.com
Donated by Joe Jernigan
Value: $2,000 - $3,500 depending on season
8. PARTY YACHT CRUISE ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY!
Captain Don Carter and his lovely first mate Kathie promise a fun filled afternoon cruise with a port call for lunch on their 50’ motor yacht, the Love Dog, that will be the highlight of the summer for up to six lucky individuals. The Love Dog is a deluxe yacht with air conditioning, stereo, digital TV, gourmet kitchen, two full baths and expansive seating and socializing area outside by the Captain’s helm. On a date to be agreed upon with the Carters between May 1, 2009 and September 30, 2009, and weather permitting, all passengers will board the at East Beach Marina at 11a.m. and the boat will leave the dock at 11:30 a.m. Dolphin spotting on the Chesapeake Bay will be followed by a river cruise of the Lynnhaven, all accompanied by appetizers and beverages. The boat will dock at a local restaurant for a late lunch and then the passengers can enjoy a leisurely ride back to the Marina. This wonderful afternoon trip includes all food and drinks.
Donated by Don and Kathie Carter
Value – Priceless
9. DOLPHIN WATCHING MADE EASY!
In art and culture, a dolphin frequently appears as a symbol of kindness and charity. How appropriate it is then that the Crystal Ball auction includes a beautiful mosaic and glass tile dolphin by local artist Marysharon Melchiorre. Ms. Melchiorre is an experienced graphic designer (18 years at the Virginian Pilot) who has been doing mosaics for approximately 10 years. She has done extensive design work for Brickstone Studios, the maker of the precast stone dolphin that underlies Ms. Melchiorre’s elaborate and exquisite mosaic design. The dolphin is approximately five feet long and, with its mirror tiles and tiles in various shades of blue and turquoise, it will bring the atmosphere of the ocean into any setting. This dolphin is an original and every time you enjoy its water-like whimsy, you will be glad that you found such a wonderful way to support research for a cure for MD and ALS.
Created by Marysharon Melchiorre and Underwritten by Leigh Sykes
Value – Priceless
10. HIT THE SLOPES FOR SOME SPRING SKIING!
Take your family to Vail, Colorado for Easter Break and stay at a 5 star Marriott Resort that sleeps 6-8 people from April 10 – 17, 2009. Locals say they would always rather be spring skiing in Colorado. For a long time they’ve known that some of the best skiing and boarding is enjoyed from March through May. Heavy snowfall, bright blue skies and warm temperatures make it easy to slice through silky powder and race down blanketed verticals. Streamside at Vail offers indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, game room, exercise room and more. A complimentary shuttle bus takes you directly to the slopes – just 5 minutes away. You will love this 2 bedroom, 3 bath condo. The Master is on the first floor and offers a king size bed, sofa bed and a private full bath. A loft/2nd bedroom with queen bed and private bath is located on the second level. Spacious living room with vaulted ceiling and sofa bed, dining area, third full bath and fully stocked kitchen finish off this great floor plan. And if you are looking to do more than skiing or snowboarding, Vail offers world-class restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Plus there are many special events, free outdoor concerts and activities planned for Easter week in Vail. If you want more adventure, try snowmobiling, carriage rides, dog sledding and more. And to help you get to Vail, we even have airfare for 2 people, courtesy of Airtran, which can fly you to Denver or anywhere in the continental USA that Airtran flies. So dust off your skis or snowboard and start packing!
www.vail.com, www.vacationclub.com
Donated by David Jarvis and Linda Fox-Jarvis and AirTran Airways
Value $4,500
11. A BOATER’S DREAM!
Carefree Boat Club, Virginia Beach has donated a ONE-year membership and this membership really has rewards! As a member of the Carefree Boat Club, you will have access not only to a fleet of yachts, cruisers, fishing boats, sail boats, deck boats and speed and ski boats in the Tidewater area, but you will enjoy membership privileges at all Tidewater Carefree Boat Club Locations. This includes Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Hampton and Charles City. As a member, you get unlimited boating with the best availability, the best variety of boats, and the best locations - and it’s always carefree! When you arrive at the Club at your reserved time and date, your boat is ready to go and staff is there to help with your gear and to quickly get you underway. When you return, you simply walk away with no worries about cleaning, waxing, storing, maintenance or repair or any of the other hassles and expenses of boat ownership. If your boating experience is limited, instructors are available to provide training in boat safety and handling. Gas is not included in the membership.
www.carefreeboatclubva.com
Donated by Carefree Boat Club
Value - $11,500
12. CATERED BBQ FOR 100 PEOPLE.
SO YOU HAVE 100 PEOPLE TO ENTERTAIN……

We just happen to have dinner for 100 to be served in your own back yard or in a location to be chosen by you in Virginia Beach, Norfolk or Chesapeake. Dinner will include potato salad, cole slaw and a whole roasted hog. PLUS entertain your guests with an hour of music by an authentic steel drum band. You can stage the family reunion, a neighborhood get together or pay back all your dinner obligations at once. Or what a great team building or office party. Alcohol is not included. The date and location to be coordinated with the donor.
Donated by Dean Dayton and One Love Caribbean Steel Drum Band
Value - $3,000

13. OO-EE, BABY….WON’T YA LET ME TAKE YOU ON A SEA CRUISE? HOLLAND AMERICA SEVEN NIGHT CRUISE AND ROUND TRIP TICKETS FOR TWO!
You choose the destination from among Holland America’s seven-night array of cruises. Whether you go to Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Mexico or Alaska, you will enjoy an Ocean view Stateroom for two onboard one of Holland America’s luxury ships for seven nights. Holland America is known for service boasting nearly one crewmember for every two guests. Depending on your ship, you may enjoy a Greenhouse Spa and Salon, a culinary arts center, pools, hot tubs, miniature golf, special youth activities and nightly entertainment. Transportation to and from the departure/arrival port is easy with two round trip coach tickets anywhere that AirTran flies in the continental USA. The winner will coordinate its choice with Holland America and AirTran and is subject to availability. All that the winner needs to do is to pack up and prepare to have fun!
www.hollandamerica.com, www.airtran.com
Provided by Holland America and AirTran Airways
Value - $5,800
14. NANU – NANU! IT’S ROBIN WILLIAMS CONCERT TICKETS!
Get a group of your friends together to laugh and enjoy with a night on the town in a chauffeured limousine, dinner at The Boot Restaurant ($150 gift certificate), and then head off to see Robin Williams in his “Weapons of Self Destruction Tour” coming to the Ted Constant Convocation Center at ODU at 8pm on March 14th, 2009. The Boot is a trendy new Italian restaurant in Norfolk and will certainly be a great start to the evening. After dinner you and your friends will be able to catch the first concert tour that Robin Williams has done in over six years and tickets are selling fast. Once word gets around that the winner of this item has six tickets, friends will be calling. The Norfolk show is one of twenty additional concerts added to the tour because of the high ticket demand for the “Weapons of Self Destruction Tour”. After Williams’ show in Portland, the writer for the Portland Arts and Entertainment Examiner reported that when Williams finished his set, there was a “complete unanimous standing ovation.” Robin Williams then performed a half hour off the cuff encore that the critic thought made the case that Williams is the funniest man alive. If you miss this show, it is likely to be a long time before you get another chance to see Robin Williams performing live. Reviews of 2008 performances suggest that these tickets are a bargain at any price. Black-Tye Limousines tops off this great package so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the evening with no driving worries!
Donated by Anonymous, The Boot Restaurant, Black-Tye Limousines
Value – Priceless
15. VIVA LAS VEGAS!
If you really need an excuse to go to Las Vegas, winning two round-trip tickets from Southwest Airlines and a one-week stay at the Grandview at Las Vegas will give you that and more. Besides taking a chance with Lady Luck, you can take in a fabulous show or see the sights along the Strip. Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, and Death Valley are all within easy day-trip distance. Tee off at one of the many nearby golf courses, or relax and enjoy the resort amenities. You will stay in a one-bedroom suite with a fully appointed kitchen, walk in shower, Jacuzzi tub, washer and dryer, linen service and, for a small extra charge, daily maid service. In addition to the king-sized bed in the bedroom, there is a queen-sized sofa bed in the living room area, easily accommodating four people in this elegant suite. The Grandview has pools, spas, and a fitness room. It is located on the south end of the strip across the street from the South Point Hotel and Casino. Van transportation to other points on the strip is available. Your week will run from Friday to Friday - you can use any portion of the week or all seven nights. (No refund will be made if the winner chooses to stay less than seven nights.) Dates are subject to availability and the stay is to be coordinated with the donor through MDA. And remember, What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!
www.rci.com
Donated by Gloria Twitty and Southwest Airlines
Value - $1,500
16. AND YOU’RE OFF…
To the Turf Club Sky Suite at Colonial Downs in New Kent County, Virginia (just east of Richmond). Colonial Downs has donated a luxury suite for any live 2009 racing day with the exception of Colonial Turf Cup Day, Virginia Derby Day and Saturdays. Summer racing is generally held on a Friday through Tuesday basis from mid-June through early August. Fall harness races begin mid-September and continue through early November. Sky suites include a private balcony with a spectacular view, self-service betting terminal, closed circuit televisions, private restroom and tended bar. This package includes admission, program/tip sheet, food, coffee and tea for up to forty people. The cost of the food and beverages shall not exceed $1,000. Alcohol is available but the cost is not included in the package. To make your suite deal even sweeter, motor coach transportation to and from the races will be provided by Black-Tye Limousines. Arrangements for the transportation should be made through the MDA office.
www.colonialdowns.com
Donated by Colonial Downs and Black-Tye Limousines
Value - Priceless
17. PUPPY LOVE! AKC REGISTERED MALE SHIH TZU PUPPY.
It will be love at first sight when you spot this 13-week-old black and white baby! Shih Tzus make great companions. The breed is known to be affectionate, playful, courageous and clever and generally good with other animals. The full-grown dog will weigh from 10 to 16 pounds and will make a great lap dog or a playful pal depending on the temperaments of the lucky winner and the dog. These dogs were a favorite of the Imperial Chinese court and it was not until 1930 when the first pair was exported to England. Since then, they have become popular in both Europe and the United States. Allergy sufferers will be glad to know that the breed sheds little or no hair. Plus, this pup’s bloodline includes a number of champions on the sire’s side. In addition, your pup will be bringing home with him six food coupons, each good for a 20 lb. bag of Nutro puppy food and, if that is not enough, you will receive one full year of free veterinary services from Acredale Animal Hospital which includes vaccines, deworming, neutering and six months of heartworm prevention. The purchaser must sign an agreement stating that the puppy will be used only as a family pet and that if the purchaser can no longer care for the dog for any reason, purchaser will return the dog to the breeder. If you are the high bidder on this item, you will have years of love and joy with a dog that just might treat you like royalty.
Donated by Lesley Foster in Memory of Valerie Lewis & Acredale Animal Hospital
Value – Priceless
18. RACE FOR A CURE!


Research is very expensive – it costs over $82 for every minute of research. In the past few years, great strides have been made in the search for a cure; however we can’t do it without you. We invite you to purchase MDA research minutes and help in the Race For A Cure. Remember, all funds go 100% to Muscular Dystrophy Research to help find a cure for MD and ALS. We are all volunteers and the Crystal Ball has no overhead, salaries or administrative costs. You can rest assured your money is going to the right place. Help make Mattie’s Dream Come True!

“If they would find a cure when I am buried into heaven, I could still celebrate with my brothers and sister there, and I could still be happy knowing that I was part of the effort” Mattie J.T. Stepanek

   
   
*Additions or changes may be made up to the night of the Crystal Ball.

Super Silent Auction

101. LET’S GO UNDER THE SEA! AMAZING FOUR FOOT FLORAL MERMAID

Jjust waiting to adorn your home, garden or work place. Marian Petersen is a multi-talented artist who has supported the Crystal Ball as Graphic Design Sponsor and Web Sponsor since the first Crystal Ball in 2001. Marian has extensive experience in a variety of art techniques and medium including sculpture, glass, painting and drawing. For the 2009 Crystal Ball, she has painted an original design onto a precast stone mermaid and the result is a sculpture that proves that there really are some mermaids that belong in the world above. Marian has created a floral fantasy of yellow cone flowers, passion flowers and exotic vines, with Carolina wrens peeking out of the foliage. This piece combines a symbol of the sea with the beauty of a tropical garden and will be a fitting complement to any landscape or location.
www.marianpetersen-art.com
Created by Marian Petersen and Underwritten by Leigh Sykes
Value - Priceless

 

102. DOCK YOUR BOAT! ONE-YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND DRY BOAT STORAGE AT THE MARINA AT MARINA SHORES

Don’t pass up the chance for a one-year membership and dry boat storage at The Marina at Marina Shores. The maximum boat size eligible for storage is 25 feet long and 8 feet high. Virginia Beach’s “Premiere Lifestyle Marina” is nestled securely on Long Creek, just off the Lynnhaven Inlet. The Lynnhaven Inlet and lower Chesapeake Bay are among the most desirable waterways available to recreational boaters. Members also have access to restaurants, a swimming pool, poolside lounge, shower and laundry facilities and an on-site service department. In addition to this one year membership, Marina Shores is donating a wonderful cooler full of boating supplies for the lucky winner to take home tonight.
www.marinashores.com
Donated by The Marina at Marina Shores
Value - $3,300

 

103. BRYCE RESORT - SEVEN NIGHTS AT THE DOME!

Bryce Resort sits on 400 acres in the Allegheny Mountains in Basye, Virginia and is an ideal location from which to explore the historic Shenandoah Valley or engage in the many outdoor activities available in the area on a year round basis. The resort has the nation’s first mountain tubing run, skiing, snowboarding, golf, swimming, tennis, hiking, horseback riding and lake activities. Numerous historic towns are between 20 minutes and an hour and 15 minutes from Bryce Resort. Antique shops, galleries and gift shops compete with museums and historic sites for the time the visitor is willing to spend outside of the resort. The lucky winner of this item will be able to spend seven nights (dates to be coordinated with the owner) in one of the resort’s more high profile rentals. The Dome is a four bedroom, two-bath home with skylights that mimic the geodesic design of the structure. Sleeping accommodations include two queen beds, one double bed, two single beds and a sleeper sofa. The Dome also has a fully equipped kitchen, entertainment center with wet bar, stereo system and cable TV, sunken conversation pit, great stone fireplace and a two level deck with both gas and charcoal grills. The home is air conditioned and heated and has complete linen service.
www.creekside-realty.com and www.bryceresort.com
Donated by Judy Reed
Value - $1,000

 

104. TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME! TIDES SKYBOX FOR UP TO 18 PEOPLE.

Watching a Norfolk Tides game from one of the stadium’s luxury skyboxes is a real treat. The opportunity to provide that treat for 18 people is a real privilege. The winner of this item will be able to take friends, family and/or business associates out to the old ball game. The group can even enjoy some peanuts and Cracker Jacks with the $200 refreshment allowance included in this package. The date of the game is to be coordinated with the donor and is subject to availability.
www.norfolktides.com
Donated by Howard and Leigh Sykes
Value – Priceless

 

105. A CATERED PARTY FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATES!

Coastal Catering Company is sure to please with this catered party for up to 30 people at their Willis Wayside/Thalia location. You and your guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine at Coastal Catering’s inviting location from 5 – 7pm on any weekday (subject to availability and to be coordinated with Coastal Catering). What a great way to entertain your clients, employees or friends!
Donated by Matt Mancoll and Coastal Catering Company
Value - $1500

 

106. “CLOSE OF DAY”—FRAMED LANDSCAPE PAINTING BY VIRGINIA BEACH ARTIST KAREN E. SUTTON!

Close of Day by Karen E. Sutton is a 12” by 16” oil painting in the Tonalist style. Tonalism is characterized by understated yet elegant paintings produced by capturing light through toning down and blending surrounding values while presenting the subject matter in representational abstract form. In this painting, Karen Sutton has skillfully used these techniques to showcase the last light of day. She has captured the luminous glow of the twilight sky partially hidden by trees but reflected in a small brook in the foreground of the painting. The work is presented in a broken-leaf design, antique gold plein airframe with a matching liner. The framed piece measures 20” by 24”. This is truly a wonderful one of a kind item the winner will be pleased to own and proud to display.
www.karensuttonfineart.com
Donated by Karen Sutton
Value - $950

 

107. RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - WEEKEND STAY IN THE GOVERNOR’S SUITE AT THE RALEIGH MARRIOTT CITY CENTER!

Put yourself in the middle of things! North Carolina’s capital is home to prestigious universities, high-tech and pharmaceutical companies and great entertainment and museums. The Raleigh Marriott City Center is connected to Raleigh’s convention center and is close to the Raleigh Durham International Airport and to the area’s world-class museums, Capital area historic sites, nine major retail areas and fine restaurants. The Marriott City Center is a luxury hotel and the Governor’s Suite is as impressive as its name. The suite is four times the size of a regular room and boasts a marble foyer as well as living and dining areas. There is a queen-sized sleeper sofa in addition to the luxuriously appointed bedroom. The bath features a whirlpool tub and a walk-in shower. This package includes two nights’ accommodations, breakfast for two each morning and one dinner for two at the hotels award winning Posta Tuscan Grille. Whether you are visiting an area college, attending an event at the convention center or just want a weekend getaway, you will enjoy your time in Raleigh to its fullest if you are a guest at the Raleigh Marriott City Center.
www.marriott.com
Donated by Raleigh Marriott City Center
Value - $1,600

 

108. THIS COULD BE THE YEAR OF THE REDSKINS! If you are a fan of the WASHINGTON REDSKINS

(and who isn’t) you can lay claim to three tickets to the home game of your choice if you are the high bidder on this item. Dallas Cowboys’ games and playoff games are not included. The tickets’ seat location is about as good as it gets—25 rows above the Redskins team bench on the 40-yard line. You will practically be sitting with the media announcers and you will be close enough to owner Daniel Snyder’s suite for him to hear your version of “Hail to the Redskins”. Every game could be one that will be talked about for years and if you are the winner of these tickets, you may be able to say that you were there.
Donated by Bob and Chris Naramore
Value – Priceless

 

109. CONTEMPORARY STYLE BATIK ANGELFISH QUILT!

Here is an opportunity to go home with an item that is destined to become a family heirloom. Members of the Crystal Ball Committee have participated in producing a quilt featuring 18 hand pieced jewel-tone angelfish on a blue background with a blue and green border matching the reverse side. All of the fabric is hand-dyed Indonesian batik cotton. Both quilting and batik are art forms with long and colorful histories and both continue to be valued today for the patience and care required to produce articles that are both functional and fine. The contemporary design of this quilt and the carefully selected colors combine to produce a piece that evokes the image of an unspoiled coral reef and the beauty of the iridescent angelfish that inhabit it. The quilt is approximately 67” by 84” and the batting is medium weight.
Donated and Created by The Crystal Ball Committee
Value – Priceless

 

110. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN, THE GLOBETROTTERS ARE IN TOWN!

The Globetrotters are all about basketball and humor and that makes for terrific entertainment that is suitable for children. It is hard to find an event that the whole family can enjoy but there will be one at the Ted Constant Center at ODU on Sunday, March 1st at 1pm and the winning bidder will go home with six tickets for the game. The Harlem Globetrotters have been entertaining and amazing audiences around the world for 82 years and watching one of their games is a unique experience. If you, your family or your friends have never seen the “Magicians of Basketball” now is the time and the Constant Center is the place. And to top off this great package, Black-Tye Limousines will be donating transportation to and from this event – it just doesn’t get any better!
www.constantcenter.com
Value - Priceless

 

111. JEWELRY IS A GIRLS BEST FRIEND! Two $250 GIFT CERTIFICATES TO LONG JEWELERS.

Long Jewelers is the largest independent jewelry store in Virginia and has been voted “Best of the Beach” for 15 years in a row. A visit to their elegant Boulevard store will show you why the store draws accolades both from local customers and from The International Jewelry Quorum (JQ), a publication aimed at high-end jewelry retailers. In a JQ article in 2008, the author noted the extensive selection of designer lines at Long that ensures that Long customers have access to both classic pieces and to the latest looks from New York and Los Angeles. The winner of these gift certificates will enjoy finding special jewelry pieces at Long Jewelers with the assistance of the knowledgeable, experienced and helpful staff.
www.longjewelers.net
Donated by Long Jewelers at Virginia Beach Boulevard
Value - $500

 

112. LAKE LURE, NORTH CAROLINA - RUMBLING BALD RESORT


Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina at the Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure from August 7, 2009 until August 14, 2009. The resort is a picturesque mountain retreat near Charlotte, Greenville and Asheville. The 3,600-acre resort has two 18-hole championship golf courses, a full service spa and salon, a fitness center, lighted tennis courts, swimming pools, boat rentals and fine restaurants. The high bidder on this item will have the use of a two bedroom, two-bath townhouse unit that will accommodate up to six people.
www.rumblingbald.com
Donated by Steve and Bee Fox
Value - $1,500

 

113. BRRRR…….ITS COLD OUTSIDE!


You need a Fox Fling to keep you warm! This luxurious Norwegian Blue Fox Fling will lend an air of opulence to any outfit. Soft, sensual, and superbly warm, it’s made of genuine fox and features a tail on each end. A velvet underside completes the luxurious design. Wear it as a scarf with a winter coat or drape it across bare shoulders with an evening gown -- either way, you’re sure to make a dramatic entrance! A stylish fling is narrower than the stole and this beautiful fling from Silverman Furs measures 8’8” X 4’.
www.silvermanfurs.com
Donated by Silverman Furs
Value - $495

 

114. SANDBRIDGE BEACH – ONE WEEK STAY IN A THREE BEDROOM CONDO!

Immediately adjacent to Little Island State Park is a three bedroom, two-bath oceanfront condominium in the Sanctuary at False Cape on Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach. As many as FOUR adults and FOUR kids can comfortably stay in the unit and enjoy the ocean view from the private balcony, the flat screen television and the many amenities of the resort. In addition to the oceanfront location, the resort features a swimming pool and hot tub; poolside grills with nearby dining tables; poolside and library WIFI; a complete fitness room; a game room with video games, pool table and foosball table and an oceanfront boardwalk. The unit will be available from September 2009 through May of 2010. The week will run from Saturday to Saturday. Dates subject to availability and to be coordinated with the donor. What a great oceanfront location for a family reunion or vacation!
www.sanctuaryresortva.com
Donated by Jerry Tomlin
Value - $1,200

 

115. CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL – DINNER AND WINE FOR TEN!


Carrabba’s Italian Grill, located at 739 Lynnhaven Parkway in Virginia Beach, will provide a private dinner and wine tasting for ten people at the restaurant. Besides traditional Italian dishes, Carrabba’s offers fresh fish and meats basted with special seasonings, grilled to the customer’s specifications over a wood-fired grill and served with a variety of homemade sauces. The high bidder on this item will be quite pleased with the menu, its preparation and presentation and the wines that are chosen to complement the cuisine. The date for the dinner must be coordinated with the restaurant and be on a Sunday thru Thursday night. The package does not include tax and gratuity.
www.carrabbas.com
Donated by Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Value - $800

 

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117. FUN IN MYRTLE BEACH!

What a great vacation for two couples or a family. Enjoy your Spring Break with a one-week stay at Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A two-bedroom, two-bath villa that will accommodate up to 8 people can be yours from February 27, 2009 to March 6, 2009. The villa includes a well-equipped kitchen, a washer/dryer and a private balcony. The master suite has a king bed and the guest suite has two queen beds. With great weather and temperatures, you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. The resort has a fitness center and both indoor and outdoor pools. There are two outstanding golf courses within ten miles of the Villas and over 100 more within reasonable driving distance. Other nearby attractions include amusement parks, the Children’s Museum of South Carolina, river cruises, miniature golf and Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark that sets significant American sculpture in a setting of native plants and has the only zoo on the coast of the Carolinas accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The area also has great shopping and, for the adults in the crowd, casino gambling. Whether you take the kids or just want to take a break, you will find plenty of activities to choose from if you are the high bidder on this item.
http://www.marriottvillas.com/resorts/ebrochures/oceanwatch/default.jsp
Donated by Steve and Bee Fox
Value - $4646

 

118. STUNNING DIAMOND LADIES WATCH

You will always be on time with this beautiful ladies 2-tone Seiko watch which boasts a diamond bezel with 42 diamonds, mother of pearl dial, cabochon crown and sapphire crystal. A perfect accessory both day and night, you will look stunning wearing this elegant watch. Seiko is a classic! Either Ore Jewelers is a locally owned neighborhood jewelry store that has served Tidewater residents for 20 years. They have earned a reputation for providing outstanding customer service and high quality jewelry for virtually any occasion.
Donated by Either Ore Jewelers at Hilltop
Value - $725

 

119. BE THANKFUL FOR ONE WEEK AT THE BARCLAY TOWERS RESORT HOTEL THANKSGIVING 2009!

The Barclay Towers Resort Hotel is located at 809 Atlantic Avenue overlooking the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The high bidder on this item will have the use of an 8th floor suite for the week of November 21st through November 28th, 2009. The suite features a private balcony, a king size bed, a queen size sofa bed and a well-equipped kitchen. The hotel has a private spa with an indoor heated pool, sauna, whirlpool and weight room. Free parking is available. The week in question includes Thanksgiving Day, so if you have company coming to your feast from out of town you need not worry about how or where to house them if yours is the winning bid on Barclay Towers. The hotel does not allow smoking or pets.
www.barclaytowerstimeshare.com
Donated by Vicki Burden and Richard Lester
Value - $700

 

120. SAY CHEESE!

Great opportunity for a family portrait with this 30X40 SOVEREIGN CANVAS PORTRAIT BY FORREST PHOTOGRAPHY! Forrest Studio of Photography is one of the area’s premier photographers in the area with a large 5,000 square foot studio located in Virginia Beach. Forrest Photography specializes in Portraiture of Families, High School Seniors, Children, Babies, Expectant Mothers, Adults, as well as Engagement and Wedding Photography. They provide many different backgrounds and settings, all within the studio and garden grounds. From 100s of indoor settings, poses, and backgrounds, to unlimited settings in their three acre outdoor garden, including their very own “virtual beach,” ponds, gardens, woods, trees, bridge, and many more backgrounds - the possibilities are endless. If none of these settings suits your fancy, feel free to pick the location anywhere in Hampton Roads!
www.forrestphoto.com
Donated by Forrest Photography
Value $1,200

 

121. WIZARDS VS. THE BULLS—HOW SUITE IT IS!


The Bank of America Suite at the Verizon Center can be yours for the Wizards/Bulls evening game on Monday March 23, 2009. Whether you are diehard NBA fan or not, think of the fun you can have watching the game from a VIP location. The suite accommodates 12 people so the winning bidder can get the gang together for a high old time. The winner will also get two VIP parking passes so the attendees do not have to wear their hiking boots. You really get all the action when you see the game live and in person so plan now for a great night.
Donated by Bank of America Mortgage
Value – Priceless

 

122. THE FINALE…GRACEFUL BALLERINA SCULPTURE!

With the natural grace of the ballerina’s pose, the sculpture captures the beautiful essence of music and art. Titled “The Finale,” this elegant ballerina dance sculpture will bring warmth to your heart every time you lay eyes on her graceful figure. She is made out of cast aluminum delicately dripped in bronze by artist Jacques Varol of JIJ Design in Pico Rivera, California. This delightful piece will bring joy and beauty into your home.
Donated by Menagerie
Value $2000

 

 

To make a donation to the Super Silent Auction please contact

Linda Fox Jarvis
Chairman
757-335-1200
 757-490-1254
Lfoxjarvis@aol.com 

or

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Co-Chairman
757-621-6325
KathieC@cox.net

 


Jewelry Super Silent Auction

To make a donation to the Jewelry Super Silent Auction please contact

Linda Fox Jarvis
Chairman
757-335-1200
 757-490-1254
Lfoxjarvis@aol.com 

or

Kathie Carter
Co-Chairman
757-621-6325
KathieC@cox.net

 

 

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