These are a few of my Favorite Things…
The Official Gala count down: 12 Days.
In the spirit of Gala, I am sharing a few of the incredible silent auction items.
In no particular order… here are the “Top 10 Gala Bel Canto Silent Auction Items:”
Taos, New Mexico Southwestern Getaway
Since 1899 Taos has been teeming with arts as one of the nation’s most vibrant artist colonies. And combined with the natural beauty of the west and of Native American living, this week-long condo getaway is like nothing else. Enjoy your stay at the intersection of great art, rich history, delicious food and the finest nature has to offer.
Flight in a 1951 T-28 Trojan Airplane
Enjoy a 60 minute flight in a 1951 North American T-28 Trojan with pilot Pete Keelan. In use by the USAF, Marines and the CIA, who wouldn't like to soar at over 350mph? This aircraft is fitted with a full set of controls in the rear seat so you will be able to enjoy flying a portion of the flight yourself if you so desire! Includes photographs of you looking like a Top Gun graduate before the flight, video during the flight.
Drake Hotel (Chicago) Posh Getaway
Enjoy a deluxe 2-ngt stay at Chicago's Drake Hotel, dinner for 2 at Deca (Ritz Carlton) & 1btl of premium champagne, AND a $250 Simon Gift Card (can be used anywhere AMEX is accepted). Donated by Kathryn Rice & Transcendent Travel (transcendent-travel.com)
14ct White Gold and Diamond Pendant
Like icing on an already-stunning cake, jewelry of such detail and elegance is rare to see on any silent auction and completes the perfect outfit. Bidding will be energetic as everyone rushes to add this to their precious collection.
One-week stay in an Oceanside condo | Hillsboro Beach, Florida
Enjoy a one week stay in this Hillsboro Beach Florida condo! Located on the Gold Coast, overlooking the beach- and is available any time in November and December 2014, you can enjoy 2 miles of private beaches in either direction.
Restriction: No pets. Expires December 31, 2014.
Fore! Golf packages to Perfect your Swing
The choice is yours: 4-somes, 2-somes, carts or carry your on bag. Myriad choices to hit the links at some of the area’s best courses including Bridgewater Club, Hillcrest Country Club, Old Oakland Golf Club and more.
Suites and VIP tickets to Indians, Colts and Pacers
It’s Good! Cheer on the home team with suite or VIP tickets at Victory Field, Banker’s Life Fieldhouse or Lucas Oil Stadium. No luck is needed here! Tickets to some of the city’s hottest sporting events are yours for the bidding.
Lake Huron Beachfront Cottage
On a bluff amid towering pines, the 2 story house features pine floors, fireplace, screened-in porch, 2 1/2 baths & full kitchen. Master bedroom features king bed. Upstairs, queen bed adorns a bedroom that opens deck. King bed and single bed occupy the other upstairs bedroom, with windows affording stunning views of sunrise over lake. Local attractions nearby include kayaking, skiing, Mackinaw Island & more! Sleeps 7 people and available for 4 nights. Not available April – May 5 & July 4th weekend
Zooooom in an Indy Car
Zoom around the Indianapolis 500 Speedway with Wheeler Motorsports. They'll take you three laps around the speedway at 180 miles per hour…without worry of a speeding ticket! The passenger will get to experience speeds and g-forces previously available to only a handful of elite drivers.
Restriction: Must be 18 years of age or older, under 6’5” in height, and under 250 lbs.
Raymond Leppard Garden Tour
Join Maestro Raymond Leppard for an afternoon at his magnificent gardens (regularly featured in national gardening magazines). As you stroll thru the gardens, one can expect to be treated to various antidotes from his many years as the beloved Maestro of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. After the look around the beautiful gardens expect the experience to continue with a small wine party. A unique experience!
Restriction: Spring 2014 date TBD.
And now, let the bidding begin!
Just follow this link here to register for Gala Bel Canto's Silent Auction. There, you can see the full list of items that are up for bids. There is even a section of Buy-It-Now items!