UnityPoint Health - Memorial Hospital Hancock County, IL COVID-19 Info

Gala 2020 Online Auction

Gala 2020 Online Auction


Auction Item #1~Burlington Package and Hawkeye Tickets: This package includes 1 Hour suite rental for 4 people at Shankopotamus Golf Academy, Golf for 4 people with golf cart at Spirit Hollow, one night stay at Catfish Bend Inn and Spa, two 50 minute massages, two classic manicures, two classic pedicures at the Spa at Catfish Bend and lunch for two at The Edgewater Grille.  2 Iowa Football tickets in the Winegard Suite to opening day on September 5 against UNI.  Football tickets will be available the 3rd week of August.  Donations by Spirit Hollow, The Pzazz Complex and Winegard Company.  This package (if purchased) would be worth around $1,000. Bidding will start at $500.

Auction Item #2~Shop and Eat Local package:  Shop and Eat Local package:  Now more than ever, it’s important for our community members to help sustain our local businesses.  This package will kick start your willingness to shop and eat local! This package is donated by Joy Swearingen, containing gift cards and coupons to small businesses all throughout Hancock County. This package is worth around $300. Bidding will begin at $150.

Auction Item #3~The Real Deal Toilet Paper Cake: One never knows when there may be a shortage on TP and other much needed cleaning supplies.  In order to be prepared in all situations, we are offering up a wonderful Toilet Paper Cake, complete with other necessities for life’s biggest needs.  This very useful auction item contains 25 rolls of TP, Clorox wipes, Clorox bleach tabs, KN95 face masks, Lysol toilet bowl cleaner, Germ-X hand sanitizer, and Clorox Dishwashing detergent.  All of these items are beautifully presented with ribbon and sunflowers! Donated by two talented ladies, Rosie McKoon and Elaine Ferguson from Nauvoo.  This package is worth well over $50. Bidding will begin at $30

Auction Item #4~Wine and Jewelry Package: #4 There’s nothing more romantic than a bottle of wine and some great jewelry to give to someone you love!  Or, drink the wine and give the jewlery away!  Be sure to bid on this beautiful Sterling Silver and Ancient Roman Glass Long Drop Earrings and matching Sterling Silver and Ancient Roman Glass Long Drop Necklace by Lionne Designs.  Jewelry comes with a Lifetime warranty.  Lets talk wine!  This is a Dr. McKenney pick and is full of flavor.  Enjoy 2017 Napa Valley Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon.  Taste profile includes bold and dry notes with hints of vanilla, chocolate, and dark berry fruits.  Pairs well with beef, lamb, game, poultry, and cheese.  This package retails for $500. Bidding will begin at $300

Auction Item #5~Edible Toilet Paper Cake by Wendy Ikerd:  The cake auction is one of the highlights of our event.  We wanted our guests to have a chance to bid on at least one cake this year!  This one-of-a-kind cake will be a fun edible TP cake in honor of the Toilet Paper shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We might as well have some fun with some of the goings on during this time!  This cake will be a vanilla cake with white buttercream icing and marshmallow fondant.  It will also come with 12 emoji (use your imagination) chocolate cupcakes complete with buttercream icing.  Be sure to make your bid for this mouthwatering cake!  Donated and created by Wendy Ikerd.  Cake will be baked when ordered from the winning bidder. Bidding will start at $30

Auction Item #6~Wine and Quilt Package: From the great wine makers to the great quilt creators! This package features a bottle of 2017 Napa Valley Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon recommended by Dr. McKenney.  Taste profile includes bold and dry with hints of vanilla, chocolate, and dark berry fruits.  Pairs well with beef, lamb, game, poultry, and cheese.  Cuddle up with a handmade quilt created by Sarah Bazata.  Sarah grew up watching her grandmother make quilts in the Basco area.  This quilt speaks to all things rural and growing up in Hancock County.  This colorful, buzzsaw pattern quilt with navy sashing and light blue borders is perfect to wrap around your shoulders on a cool night and enjoy a glass of wine! It is machine-quilted with a daisy floral meander all over the colorful front and hues of blue backing. This beautiful quilt is done in batiks fabric and has machine-stitch binding. It is between full and queen size. It is a work of art and will pair perfectly with the bold wine! Bidding will start at $100

Auction Item #7~Prosecco Road Package: There’s nothing more delightful than samples of refreshing drinks.  Be sure to bid on the 27 mini bottles of Prosecco and assorted wine, Prosecco Road print, glass flutes, Belgium chocolates, and grape and sunflower motif tea towels.  Add your own charcuterie board full of cheese and meats, add some of your favorite friends, and throw a summer yard party!  This package is donated by Dr. Joe and Callie Connor. Bidding will start at $50

Thanks so much for your generous bid(s).  Please download and complete this form and send to Memorial Hospital Foundation PO Box 160, Carthage, IL 62321 before June 16, 2020. 

Funds raised from this silent auction will go towards our 2020 “Together We Grow” Campaign.  We will contact you if you are the winning bid.  We will then make arrangements for you to pick up your auction item(s).  We do hope you will join us at the 2021 “Here’s To The Future” Gala on March 26.

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