St. Barbara Catholic Church
Second Annual Oktoberfest Auction
Item Descriptions - 2023
Following is the catalogue of over 70 auction items available for your bidding at our second annual Oktoberfest Dinner Auction on October 21. Tickets to this event are available for only three weekends beginning September 16 unless they sell out sooner. We thank our many donors for a wonderful variety of experiences, activities, and gift certificates for meals, self-care, experiences and other items. The auction also features a lovely selection of baskets curated by parishioners with varied themes.
Live Auction Items:
1. “All Is Calm” when your high bid wins you reserved parking and a front row seat for the 5:00 Christmas Eve Mass. Your Christmas will be brighter when you celebrate with a little less stress in getting to the church on time! Donor: St. Barbara Parish. Value: Priceless! (Value determined by a mom who knows the challenge of wrapping up Christmas preparations, preparing dinner, dressing children - and herself, and arriving in time for Mass ready with a mindset for celebrating the birth of our Lord! Whew! Like we said – Priceless!).
2. Sailing the Summer Sun: Come sail aboard the "Summer Sun," a splendid 20-foot daysailer. With Seattle's iconic Space Needle gracing the horizon, you'll set sail on the serene waters of Lake Union. Choose between an invigorating day sail or a tranquil evening cruise, both offering a unique perspective on the city's skyline. As you glide through the shimmering waters, you might find your host skillfully dodging the take-off and landing of seaplanes, adding an extra dash of excitement to your journey. This exceptional experience is available during the late spring and summer months, promising an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Seattle's beauty. This will likely be an active experience and passengers must be able to quickly move from side to side depending on the wind. Available for up to 4 adults for this two hour (approximate) sailing experience. Snacks and bubbly drinks included. Donors: Jamie Bahr, and Dave and Emily Simburger Value: $250.00
3. Sourdough By Kathy and Clive: Enjoy delicious homemade sourdough bread baked fresh from parishioner Kathy French’s kitchen. Made with organic ingredients and 100% naturally fermented, this monthly subscription will make your evening meal even more special as you gather to break bread and share your day. Bread basket includes two sourdough Pain de Mie (white) sandwich loaves with a bow bread knife. Beginning in December 2023, you will receive two fresh loaves delivered during the first week of every month through November 2024. Delivery arrangements to be determined between donor and high bidder. Donor: Kathy French. Value: $300.00
4. “Make a Joyful Noise” with front row reserved parking and pew seating on Easter Morning (10:00 Mass)! Your morning will be more joyful with the peace of knowing parking and a pew will be waiting for you – no need to rush into church hoping there will be a space to seat your family. ALLELUIA! Donor: St. Barbara Parish. Value: Another priceless and relaxed experience for all ages!
5. Nativity Set from the extensive collection of Father Dave Rogerson. You may now have one of the hundreds of Nativity Sets featured in St. Barbara’s narthex during Advent over the past many years. Donor: St. Barbara Parish. Value: Priceless as you share Christ at Christmas in your home. (Additional information pends selection by our curators).
6. Cruise Beautiful Lake Sawyer during the summer of 2024 with your hosts Bob and Janie Edelman. Six people will enjoy a late afternoon/evening summer cruise around the lake with a historic narration provided by Janie. Hearty appetizers and beverages will be served followed by Music on the Lake. The boat will be anchored near a dock to listen to local musicians play their tunes. Dates for Music on the Lake will be announced in Spring 2024 and will be coordinated with the high bidder. Summer weekend of your choosing, subject to weather and schedules. Donors: Bob and Janie Edelman. Value: $300.00.
7. Lake House Getaway on Hicks Lake (Lacey): Relax in this newly updated cute and cozy one bedroom cottage which sleeps four for a two-night getaway. Watch the geese and Bald Eagles soar overhead with a glass of wine on the deck. Enjoy the seasonal changes of fall, winter and early spring with a lake view. “Camp Midles” can be used as a base to visit the local area or just relax and enjoy this peaceful lake getaway. Donated by Mary and Dwight Midles. Value: $300.00
8. Wine Tasting at Sigillo Cellars: Six adults will enjoy a tasting flight of current Sigillo Cellars wines paired with a complimentary charcuterie board to share while you relax in their beautiful tasting room in Historic Downtown Snoqualmie. Each couple will receive a bottle of their favorite wine, plus small bites to enjoy, complimentary of your hosts, Stephen and Valerie Winston Healy. To wrap up the experience, all guests receive 10% off any wine purchases made on the day of their visit. Don’t just taste wine, experience it! Valid through April 2024. Donors: Sigillo Cellars and Stephen and Valerie Winston-Healy. Value: $300.00
9. Cocktail Making Course for Six: Learn about cocktails by making and tasting four miniature cocktails. Infuse an evening with tastes from the tropics, Paris, New York, and Seattle bars, using ingredients from home-grown herbs to specialty syrups, and of course, fire! Up to 6 adults, 21+ only. In addition to drinks, charcuterie will be provided. Donor: Erik Kennedy. Value: $65.00/person or $390.00
10. "There's Been a Murder!" Step into a world of intrigue and suspense at our exclusive "Murder at Midles Manor Mystery Night." Prepare to immerse yourself in an evening of cunning plots, shadowy characters, and thrilling secrets that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Dinner, drinks, and excitement will be served. Are you ready to unveil the secrets of Midles Manor and catch the killer? Donors: Sarah and Zack Midles. Value: $400.00
11. Traditional Italian Dinner: The Quinn family invites you to embark on a tantalizing journey with their Italian dinner experience. Delight in handmade pasta, rich homemade sauce, a fresh Caprese salad, savory focaccia and a divine dessert! Join Phil and Katie for an unforgettable evening of flavor and community up to for 10 people. Families and children welcome! Hosted by Phil and Katie Quinn. Donors: Phil and Katie Quinn. Value: $500.00
12. Snowshoe Trek for Four: Have you ever considered heading out to embrace the best of the PNW in the winter? If you've never been snowshoeing, or it's been a while, this is a great introductory trek! You will snowshoe a maximum of six miles with the option to turn around early. This winter adventure will take you through beautiful forest land to a lakeshore and campground turned into a winter wonderland! Warm up with hot chocolate and snacks at the lake before returning to the car. Included: snowshoes, poles, permits, snacks and hot cocoa, and transportation from St. Barbara Church. Trek is recommended for ages 12+, although young children can be carried by their parents (and will not count toward the 4 snowshoers). Expiration date March 31, 2024. Date to be mutually agreed upon and planned in advance with both weekend and week days available. Recommended for use in January or February. Backup date will be selected based on weather and safety. Donor: Theresa Kennedy. Value: $560.00
13. Getaway To Charming Gig Harbor: Enjoy a relaxing one night stay close to home, yet so far away. To make the most of your stay, plan to arrive in the afternoon for lunch and explore the beauty and quaintness of this historic harbor. Further explore Gig Harbor and surrounding areas after check-out the following day. Poulsbo is a 45 minute drive west and Bainbridge is west one hour. You may want to consider riding the Bainbridge-Seattle ferry home for a full circle experience! The Waterfront Inn is a small boutique inn with six rooms located at the edge of downtown Gig Harbor close to restaurants and shops. It boasts a large deck and kayaks are included for guests! Enjoy breakfast at nearby Devoted Kiss Cafe' with a $30.00 gift card. The high bidder is entitled to one free night in any available room at the Waterfront Inn. You may purchase a longer stay using your certificate for one free night. (Puget Sound Suite is not included). Donors: The Waterfront Inn and Devoted Kiss Café. Value: $380.00
14. "Come Sail Away!” A sailboat cruise for four adults on Commencement Bay with Captain Clay and First Mate Shari Anderson. Enjoy an afternoon or beautiful sunset cruise on their 40 foot sailboat. Clay grew up sailing on Puget Sound and is very knowledgeable about the local waterways. Relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery that only our beautiful Pacific Northwest can deliver! Lunch or dinner served depending on the time of day, and of course, beverages! Donors: Clay and Shari Anderson. Value: $500.00.
15. “Viva Las Vegas!” Travel to one of the most vibrant cities in the country with this two-night vacation package! Las Vegas is known for its neon-lit hotels, world-famous restaurants and beautiful natural landscape that surrounds the strip. Let donor Janette Maricich help you make the most out of your time on the Las Vegas strip by being your personal travel agent! Your trip includes round trip airfare for two and your choice of select fun and luxurious MGM Resort hotels located right on the Las Vegas strip. Want to experience the thrill of a Cirque du Soleil show? Or perhaps you'd like to have brunch al fresco at the world-famous Bellagio? Also included is a dinner or a show for two. Donors will ensure your trip is catered to your interests for an unforgettable experience! Donors: Luca and Janette Maricich. Value: $800.00
Silent Auction Items:
16. Katie Kolbrick Photography: Katie grew up at St. Barbara Parish and now attends with her husband and three young daughters. She has been a family and wedding photographer for 9 years, and takes pride in providing sessions that allow families and couples the space to be themselves while capturing their true essence and inner beauty. This package includes a 45-60 minute photo session and all edited digital images (usually 30-50). Donor: Katie Kolbrick. Value $500.00
17. Montana Huckleberry Gift Basket: The fruit of Montana is featured in this wonderful and tasty basket filled with a variety of delicious items. Experience wild huckleberries in a liqueur, soft drinks, herbal tea, gourmet coffee, jam, BBQ sauce and cream honey. This wonderful selection can be divided to share for gifts, stocking stuffers or to enjoy all on your own! Everything is Huckleberry! Donors: Barbara and Phil Schile. Value: $90.00.
18. Benson Winery Port Basket: Enjoy an after dinner port tasting with this lovely basket containing a bottle of Benson Winery Port, four port glasses, and of course, chocolate for pairing! Donors: Janie and Bob Edelman. Value: $100.00
19. Let’ Go Kraken! Cheer on your favorite hockey team as they emerge from an amazing playoff season! Use this $200 gift card to purchase tickets or Kraken merch – you get to choose! Also includes a plush Kraken mascot toy. Donor: Ann Kennedy. Value: $275.00
20. Elizabeth’s Cookies: Plan your next wedding shower, baby shower, birthday or other special occasion with two dozen delicious, iced and beautifully decorated sugar cookies from Elizabeth. Select from Elizabeth’s designs and impress your guests! Or, create your own celebration just by enjoying these delicious cookies! Donor: Elizabeth Vandenberg. Value: $120.00
21. The Little Gym provides children a safe and inspiring space to direct energy, build confidence and develop a variety of skills. This package provides a certificate for registration and one month of classes. Included are two children’s tee-shirts, (xs/s) and water bottle in a Little Gym tote bag. Donor: The Little Gym, Maple Valley. Value $165.00
22. Do-It-Yourself Home Projects and Decorating: From basic sewing skills to creating a variety of home décor items to painting, tiling and shelf building, and SO much more, this book has you covered! Dorling Kindersley (DK) publishing is known for their high quality, educational and illustrated books. Peruse this book to learn how it can help you with home projects. Donors: Bob and Pauline Von Ruden. Value: $30.00
23. Wood Carving – Three Little Bears: Parishioner Tony Kondziela has shared his carving talents with his work in our church. He has donated this sweet whimsical bear family carving with painted faces. This piece can be displayed indoors or outdoors. It also has charm that would work well in a family or child’s space. Donor: Tony Kondziela. Value: $100.00
24. Date Night!: Take time for one another and head to Stockton’s for dinner with this $50.00 gift card. Select from a variety of items from their American menu. Enjoy! Donor: Stockton’s Restaurant and Spirits. Value: $50.00
25. Food for the Mind and Soul: This basket features a variety of items to help educate, build and savor our Catholic faith. Included are books for all ages starting with a Sister Saraphina Adventure story (ages 5-8+), “Perfect Gifts,” an adventure of Nick and Sam (ages 8-12), a family devotional by Pope Francis and “My Life With the Saints” by Jesuit Father James Martin. Enjoy reading and sharing with treats from various monasteries including chocolate fudge, assorted cookies and coffee! Donor: Valerie Winston-Healy. Value: $150.00
26. Lead Crystal Whiskey Decanter and Matching Glasses: This beautiful set includes four whiskey glasses from the New Royal Gallery Collection. The set would make a lovely display at your bar or any area of your home. Pour a glass and enjoy the glimmer of cut crystal. Made in Germany or Czech Republic, countries known for their beautifully manufactured lead crystal. (Whiskey not included) Donors: Don and Cathy Raunig. Value: $125.00
27. First Communion Veil With Floral Headband: Parishioner Pauline Von Ruden lovingly creates veils for young girls to wear on their First Communion. This veil features a floral headband with hand beaded accent on the satin band. It may become an heirloom worn by your daughter and granddaughter on their special days. Donor: Pauline Von Ruden. Value: $80.00
28. Know Thy Bible: These three books will assist as you learn more about the Bible. The titles, “Where to Find It In the Bible” and “The Complete Bible Handbook” will guide you through any Bible study in growing your knowledge. The beautifully illustrated family Bible can be enjoyed by the entire family in teaching children. Donors: Bob and Pauline Von Ruden. Value: $90.00
29. “My Friend Corky”: This charming item is from the Shirley Temple Toddler Doll Collection and features her dog, Corky. It comes with authentication of ownership from the Danbury Mint. Both pieces are in excellent condition and would fill a collector space in your home or could be displayed in a young ladies’ room for her to love. Donors: Don and Cathy Raunig. Value: $100.00-$125.00
30. El Caporal Mexican Restaurant: Enjoy a free lunch on this Maple Valley restaurant with a gift card that specifically states it is for lunch. Select from menu items numbers 1-16. Donor: El Caporal Mexican Restaurant. Value: $15.00
31. El Caporal Mexican Restaurant: Enjoy a free dinner at this Maple Valley restaurant with a gift card that specifically states it is for dinner. Select from menu items 1-18. Donor: El Caporal Mexican Restaurant. Value: $19.00
32. Let’s Dance!: This package includes an $80 gift certificate for dance lessons at Studio 89 in Maple Valley and is applicable for any age/level dancer. The basket also includes a branded stuffed bear and tote bag, a stuffed ballerina bird, a princess hair accessory clip and mermaid pen. Donor: Studio 89. Value $100.00
33. Guys Night Out! Grab your buddy and head to Enumclaw for some ax throwing at Casting Iron. Once you have eliminated your frustrations or perfected your aim, stop by Hops n Drops in Maple Valley for appetizers and beverages. This package includes two gift cards – one from Casting Iron ($65 gift card to cover a session for two people) and Hops n Drops ($50.00). Donors: Casting Iron and Hops n Drops. Value: $115.00
34. Vino Basket for Zag Lovers!: Start cheering for your favorite basketball team by uncorking a bottle of Dunham Cellars Zags Blend! Everyone will also enjoy vintages from Chateau St. Michelle and Kestrel Vintners. The board included in this wonderful basket will help you build a charcuterie with sockeye salmon, dolmas, toffee chips, peanuts, teriyaki smoked meat sticks, and more delicious treats! Go Zags! Donors: Pauline and Bob Von Ruden. Value: $115.00
35. Gym Time: Making a commitment to a work-out routine becomes easier with this free three-month membership including enrollment fee! Tahoma Athletic Club is a locally owned gym offering group fitness, personal training, full locker-room facilities and a large cardio and weight room. They also offer Silver Sneaker classes. TAC provides a friendly community environment with an upbeat and professional atmosphere – we have parishioners who will personally confirm this! Check out TAC’s website and make the commitment – you have nothing to lose! Donor: Tahoma Athletic Club.
36. Nourish Your Body: After you complete your workout (or not) head to Emerald City Smoothie for a delicious and refreshing smoothie of your choice with a $10.00 gift card. Also included are a selection of four protein snacks, one treat pack of smoothie gummy rings and a hydrating drink mix to make in the included shaker bottle. Refreshing! Donor: Emerald City Smoothie. Value: $35.00
37. Children’s Lap Quilt: This handmade, colorful hand-tied quilt features twelve different adorable animals individually stitched into the design. Children will love this wonderful piece whether used as a lap quilt by an adult, in a crib or for the child to play on the floor. Donor: Lorraine Przepiora. Value: $100.00
38. St. Barbara Blanket: Own a piece of St. Barbara history! This historic and never used blanket was part of fundraising efforts to build our new church building, which was dedicated in May 1997. The blanket features a rendering of our beautiful church. Prominent are the unique stained glass windows reflecting the history and role of St. Barbara parish during the coal mining era of the early 1900s. Founded in 1911, St. Barbara Catholic church supported the bustling community spiritually and socially as we continue to do today. Fundraising price was $100.00. Donors: Barbara and Phil Schile. Value: Historically priceless!
39. For Our Fur-Babies – A Pet Lover’s Basket: This wonderful basket features a large selection of items to care for our fur baby family members including seasonal toys. Packed with food dishes for both cats and dogs, toys, mugs, treats, blankets, a towel, frame, pet lover’s artwork and more, this basket is sure to spoil your fur babies. This basket does not discriminate and has you covered for both your cats and dogs with enough to share! Donors: Kathy and Eric Doan. Value: $100.00
40. Hand Carved Cribbage Board: This unique cribbage set features a hand carving of a Walleye Pike Fish. Accessories include a deck of playing cards and is ready for play. Cribbage is a wonderful family and social game and helps children learn to count. Donors: Don and Cathy Raunig. Value: $75.00
41. Kate Spade Cardholder: This beautiful rose gold large card holder sparkles and shines! Tinsel boxed this item is designed as a card holder with a zippered pocket for additional storage. Donor: Katie Kolbrick. Value: $129.00
42. Moscow Mule Basket: This basket contains everything you need to make Moscow Mules including four copper colored aluminum hammered cups, a large bottle of Kirkland vodka and a recipe – yum! And we did not forget the limes! Donors: Don and Cathy Raunig and Janie Edleman. Value: $75.00
43. Let’s Go to Dinner: With this $50.00 gift certificate from El Camino in Enumclaw, you will enjoy delicious and authentic Mexican food with family friendly service. Buen Provecho! (enjoy your meal). Donor: El Camino Restaurant. Value: $50.00
44. Shining Light for Tiny Hands!: This colorful gift pack contains items for ages starting at birth through early primary grades. Shining Light Dolls is a Catholic company which designs faith based learning products for children. Included is Lamb teether and a variety of wooden puzzles, toys and games to help young children learn about their faith. Two plush dolls are the highlight – Mary Mother of God and Saint Joseph. These charming and delightfully illustrated toys can be used as individual gifts for the tiny saints in your life! Donors: Polly and Doug Marsh. Value: $90.00
45. First Communion Veil With Floral Wreath: This beautiful handmade veil features a floral wreath head piece with cascading ribbon in the back. Created by parishioner Pauline Von Ruden, it is ready for your special girl’s First Communion and may become a family heirloom. Donor: Pauline Von Ruden. Value: $60.00
46. Beer Basket: Sip on and enjoy local and seasonal craft beers for this holiday season with your. St. Barbara's Beer Mug. Donors: Jenny and Giovanni Todesco. Value: $80.00
47. Pentateuch Bible and Rosary Set: This beautiful German leather-bound Bible is printed and bound in Italy and covers the Pentateuch - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. It includes artwork, commentary and insights from Bishop Robert Barron, Church Fathers, saints, and scholars. This Bible is accompanied by a dazzling black crystal rosary with 18K gold plated crucifix. Donor: Word on Fire Ministries and Janette Maricich. Value: $124.00
48. Word on Fire Book Set – This set includes two books: The Gardens of God by Cardinal Arthur Roche and The Holy Hour. The Gardens of God reflects on the gardens in the bible as images of spiritual life. The Holy Hour contains meditations, hymns, prayers, and reflections for eucharistic prayer spanning two thousand years of Catholic tradition. Donor: Word on Fire Ministries. Value: $60.00
49. Bishop Robert Barron's "The Mass" DVD Set: Explore the liturgy in a beautifully visual way! "The Mass" walks you through the Liturgy in an intimate and artful setting. Experience the real presence of Christ with "The Eucharist" and learn about the joy of the priestly vocation in "The Heroic Priesthood" - both films included as bonus discs! Donor: Word on Fire Ministries. Value: $60.00
50. Best Polish Food Around!: Enjoy dinner at The Vault, Black Diamond’s newest and very popular restaurant featuring delicious freshly made authentic Polish food. We have it on good authority that the perogies (Polish dumplings) are amazing! The friendly service from this locally owned family restaurant is the icing on the cake! Donor: The Vault. Value: $100.00
51. Saint and Sinner Basket: This fun and funny basket includes chess and checker game sets (“saint”), playing cards with instructions for playing poker (a slant toward “sinner!”) and the cheater’s edition of monopoly (maybe full on “sinner?”). Tempt yourself with wine for both sinners and saints and a box of Sees chocolates. Redemption wins with a Catholic prayer book and a “Saved” tee shirt. Whew! Donors: Keith and Kathy Angus. Value: $250.00
52. Nutcracker – A Magical Holiday Tradition! Introduce Nutcracker to your family with two tickets to this classic ballet performed by local dance company, Ensemble Ballet Theatre (EBT). EBT is a Maple Valley ballet company and dance studio teaching various styles of dance. The company produces large-scale performances at IKEA Theatre in Renton. This annual production provides an affordable way to introduce children to this classical ballet as you celebrate the Christmas season. Your children may even spot a friend in the production! Donor: Katie Baker. Value: $50.00
53. My Next Victim! This planter holds a six inch sword philodendron. Your green thumb will determine if this plant is really your next victim or if it will grow into something even more beautiful. Hopefully the humor of the words on the planter will inspire you to give it the love it needs. Donor: Just a Little Something. Value: $45.00
54. Black Diamond Museum Membership: Learn the historic role of Black Diamond coal mining and its impact on Seattle with your one year museum membership. The museum has also donated the book, Black Diamond – Mining the Memories Back. This charming volunteer run museum is perfect for introducing children to museums and learning through history. There is even a section on St. Barbara Catholic Church! Donor: Black Diamond Historical Society. Value: $50.00.
55. Taste of the Northwest: Bordeaux Wine Bar in Enumclaw invites you in to taste from their extensive list of wines and beers from the Pacific Northwest. This 21+ vintage inspired wine bar provides a relaxed environment to sip while enjoying a variety of casual bites from their menu. Donor: Bordeaux Wine Bar. Value: $50.00
56. Christmas and Wreath and Garland Decorating: These two DK educational books are beautifully illustrated with step by step instructions for a variety of decorating projects. Whether you are decking the halls for Christmas or are looking for year round ideas, this book will help you create beautiful items for your home. Donors: Bob and Pauline Von Ruden. Value: $46.00
57. Haircare With Style at the Loft Salon: This basket is jam packed with a variety of haircare tools and products. Included are a full size shampoo and conditioner, travel size hair spray, wet brush and a hat to keep your Roots Under Cover as you near your next appointment. Use the gift certificate for a women’s hair cut up to $70.00. Donor: The Loft Salon. Value: $160.00
58. Wood Carving – Raccoon Peaking From a Tree: Another charming creation from carver Tony Kondziela. This carving features the face of a raccoon with the appearance of peeking out of a tree trunk. The rugged bark makes this a wonderful art piece for your yard, but could also be welcomed into your home. Donor: Tony Kondziela. Value: $125.00
59. Twirl!: Delight your favorite tiny ballerina with this beautiful gift basket featuring a blue Weissman Performance Dress (little girl-xs), pink ballerina tights (xs) and a pink ballet leotard (estimated size 4-5T). A sequined star wand completes the package. The performance outfit can be used for dress up or for an exclusive living room performance! Donor: Studio 89. Value: $75.00
60. Me Time!: Take time to pamper yourself with this $50.00 gift card for a manicure or pedicure at Mimi’s Nails in Black Diamond. Relax and enjoy - you deserve it! Donor: Mimi’s Nails. Value: $50.00
61. Smokehouse and More: One sniff as you enter the door of one of Black Diamond’s favorite shops will have your mouth watering. You may use your $30.00 gift certificate to purchase a variety of smoked meats including pork tenderloin, bacon and a variety of pepperoni, jerky and other delicious selections. Package your favorites to create a wonderful charcuterie or gift pack. YUM! These items make great gift giving or enjoy for yourself! Donor: Janie Edleman. Value: $30.00.
62. Milwaukee Tools Ratchet and Socket Mechanics Tool Set with PACKOUT Case: This tool set features a 90-tooth ratchet tool that provides 4 degree of arc swing and a slim profile for work in tighter spaces. Includes 106 total pieces: a 56-Piece 3/8 inch Drive Ratchet and Socket Set and a 50-Piece 1/4 inch The Drive Ratchet and Socket Sets are organized in the included PACKOUT Compact Low-Profile Organizer with a clear top for easy identification of parts at a glance. Donor: Milwaukee Tools. Value: $315.00
63. Beauty Bark - Who doesn’t need a load of beauty bark, mulch or gravel during your Fall or Spring yard clean up? Palmer Coking Coal has again generously donated a $200.00 gift certificate for your gardening needs. Come spring you will be ready to load your truck for a fun day of beautifying your outdoor space. Donor: Palmer Coking Coal. Value: $200.00
64. Keep the Pot Hot – It’s Coffee Time!: Enjoy fresh roasted coffee from local roasters with the included four piece set of colorful stoneware mugs from Dolly Parton’s collection. The chrome rack will keep the mugs neatly stored next to the coffee pot and ready for guests. Donors: Don and Cathy Raunig and Polly Marsh. Value: $50.00
65. “Let’s Hit the Links!” Enjoy a round of golf for four with carts at Lake Wilderness Golf Course. A parishioner who lives on the course included a selection of “abandoned golf balls” harvested from his yard, cleaned up and ready to make a new home in your golf bag. Donor: Lake Wilderness Golf Course. Value: Up to $240.00 depending on season and day of play. (Value does not include the addition of abandoned golf balls!)
66. For the Gardener: This lovely ceramic glazed pot is filled with ten garden essentials and seed packets to attract much needed pollinators to our gardens and environment. Included is a heavy duty garden hand tool set, kneeling pad, herb identification markers and a watering can to use for practical or décor purposes. This makes a wonderful gift for a gardener or use the items for stocking or Easter basket stuffers. You may even decide to keep it for yourself! Donors: Polly and Doug Marsh. Value: $150.00.
67. Take Me to Dinner at Melrose Grill with this $50.00 gift card. We dare you to browse the online menu and photos without salivating. This popular Renton restaurant is known for its high quality and delicious food. Be sure to make reservations as you may not get in without them!
Donor: Melrose Grill. Value: $50.00
68. Try Something New!: Your $20.00 gift card will help you try a new spot or return to an old favorite at Vinifera Wine Bar and Bistro in Enumclaw. Their menu represents a nice selection of appetizers and dinner items, wine varietals, cocktails and mocktails crafted from their beautiful bar. Cheers! Donor: Viniferea Wine Bar and Bistro. Value: $20.00
69. Handmade Christmas Stocking: This adorable handsewn stocking is created from a Bucilla kit. All work is sewn and embroidered by hand which takes over thirty hours to complete and with a life expectancy of over 25 years – sure to be an heirloom! Donor: Dana Floth. Value: $200.00
70. Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey Gift Pack: Sip the warmth of this local handcrafted award winning whiskey from the two Glencairn whiskey glasses included in this package. Breakfast never tasted so good when you pour Woodinville Whiskey’s barrel aged maple syrup (2 bottles) over your pancakes. This package also includes six tasting vouchers at their Woodinville tasting room. Sip and enjoy! Donor: Woodinville Whiskey Company. Value: $200.00
71. Tips and Toes!: Relax in an environment promoting your comfort, well-being and health. This gift card provides for a manicure and pedicure for beautiful tips and toes. Yes, you are special!
Donor: Tips and Toes Paradise. Value: $75.00
72. Celebrate Your Suburban Soul with this $50.00 gift certificate to select items to warm your soul from this lovely and locally owned clothing and gift shop in Maple Valley. Enjoy shopping! Donor: Suburban Soul. Value: $50.00
73. “Feed the Birds” The Johnson’s bird bucket is back and just in time to set up for the winter! Be a bird watcher in your yard all winter long with this package containing a hummingbird feeder and nectars, seed and suet birdfeeders with a variety of suet packages and a five pound bag of bird seed to keep your flying friends happy throughout the winter. Donor: Johnson’s Home and Garden.
74. Thrive Fitness: Thrive Maple Valley offers a variety of fitness classes in the mornings and afternoons, 24/7 access, personal training and childcare. The gym has a variety of workout machines and equipment, an exercise room for individual workouts and locker rooms. Several St. Barbara parishioners can vouch for their experience at Thrive. The coupon will get you started with a three-month Prime membership at this locally owned gym. Enjoy unlimited classes and tanning, free hydro massages and 10% off supplements. Donor: Thrive Fitness. Value: $200.00
75. Family Time at West Seattle Bowl: Check out the lanes with family or friends and test your bowling skills. This is a fun activity regardless of skill level. Strike, spare or gutter – it doesn’t matter as long as you are having fun! This gift certificate provides one hour of play for up to six people including shoe rental. When you finish bowling, consider exploring West Seattle and local beaches including Lincoln Park and Alki – beautiful in any weather! Donor: West Seattle Bowl. Value: $69.00
76. Always in Style: You are always in style whether shopping for groceries or enjoying a night on the town with this gorgeous Kate Spade medium sized satchel in a beautiful deep jade green. Made from Saffiano leather, it has a strap to wear cross body or on your shoulder. Remove the strap and carry on your arm. Features three interior pockets. Donor: Katie Kolbrick. Value: $399.00
77. Easy Like Sunday Morning: Complete your Sunday morning by enjoying a complimentary breakfast for two at Krain Corner, a quaint old restaurant. A short drive from St. Barbara, The Krain is a historic landmark and is the only building left of the original town. A local treasure, it has been in business for years - customers keeping coming back! You will receive a one page summary of Krain Corner History with your gift certificate. Donor: Krain Corner Restaurant. Value: Two Free Breakfasts!
78. Phantom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Learn the art of self-defense and get your fitness on with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Gift card for classes can be used by an adult or child. Donor: Phantom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Value: pends
79. Milwaukee Tools 16 Quart Compact Cooler: This 16-quart cooler holds ice for over 30 hours and has an integrated bottle opener and interior storage tray giving users maximum versatility on and off the jobsite, campsite or where ever you need it! This cooler is part of the PACKOUT Modular Storage System which allows users to customize and build a storage system to easily transport and organize tools and accessories. Donor: Milwaukie Tools. Value: $109.00