2019 Rose Garden Gala Live Auction

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ONE WEEK VACATION! Siesta Key beach home in sunny Florida

6 people, 6 nights

Relax in your private getaway on Siesta Key – just off the coast of Sarasota. The sand is 99% pure quartz and is rated as the “world’s finest, whitest sand.” This beach has to be on your bucket list! The private home has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths; sleeps 6. Also includes a salt water pool and is a short walk to the beach. Based on availability; expires December 2019. Donated by Morten and Sheri Brante.

Value – $1650

Bidding Starts – $600

LEARN TO FLY! and celebrate with a special dinner afterward

Make one of your dreams come true and take this one-hour flight lesson – the first step on your pathway to the clouds. Afterward, you and your guests will enjoy a celebratory dinner at Elevation Chophouse + Skybar ($300 dinner gift card). Donated by Elevation Chophouse + Skybar.

Value – $600

Bidding Starts – $100

The CLUB Barbados Resort and Spa

2 people, 4 nights; adults only getaway (16 years of age and older).

Ideally situated, this oceanfront property is on the coveted West Coast of Barbados. You’ll enjoy an ocean view room, lush gardens to stroll, two-level pool and spa, plus the Caribbean beaches. Dining at The Club is a gourmet experience featuring your choice of three restaurants along with the signature Tommy’s Bar – a true Bajan rum shop. Enjoy a variety of live entertainment nightly. You’ll enjoy the hospitality Barbados is famous for and want to come back again and again. All-inclusive includes meals, beverages, taxes and service charges. Expires one year from the event date. Not available Christmas week or February. Booking through www.trips4fundraising.com and following their guidelines. Offered through trips4fundraising.com

Value – $3,150

Bidding Starts – $1,800

Wine Tasting Dinner for 6 at Fusco’s Via Roma (in Acworth)

Experience the love and passion for food and the warm hospitality of a friendly and special place that is the Trattoria! Chef David Fusco will create a custom menu designed for you and your group. You’ll enjoy a four-course dinner at the Chef’s Table, paired with fine wines specially selected to complement this dinner. An evening to remember! Donated by Fusco’s Via Roma through Diana Fusco.

Value – $450

Bidding Starts – $200

“Smith-Gilbert Phoenix II” Art Box by wood artist Doug Pisik


Pecan, Pecan Root Burl, Pecan Crotch Bark, Mulberry, Oak

Designed exclusively for Smith-Gilbert Gardens, this box is one of two pieces that represent a rebirth from fallen trees and branches at the Gardens. The companion art box, Phoenix I, will be on display in the new Environmental Education & Visitor Center at the Gardens. Doug perfected the technique called Through Pattern Construction, which allows the pattern seen on the outside to pass through and be seen on the inside, as well. Every facet of the box is decorated, even the underside of the lid. The process required complex wood restoration and preparation to ensure the deteriorating wood was stabilized. Note the intricate angles of the pyramid top, mounted so the inside of the lid reveals the details. The two boxes complement each other, but each is unique with different combinations of wood. The one-of-a-kind design will never be repeated. Donated by Doug Pisik.

Value – $4,000

Bidding Starts – $300