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Below you'll find some of our auction items that have been generously donated

Be sure to check back often as we continue to add new items


Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Enjoy Hildene in all seasons. See the peonies in the spring, hike woodland trails and wetlands in the summer, and go cross country skiing in the winter, while enjoying a historic home with special events all the year round. This family membership with four guest passes also gives you free admission to many other museums and gardens all across the country.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$100
Dollhouse Museum

Plan an afternoon for a special occasion like a birthday party or just a pleasant get together with friends. The afternoon will include a elegant English tea for eight and a guided tour of the museum, which will bring back fond memories of how children played before computer games.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$125
Fly Fishing & More

Fly fishing classes for two at Orvis in late April or early May 2018, combined with a night at the nearby Manchester Inn and a dinner for two at a Manchester restaurant.

Opening Bid
Value
$250
$1000
What's the Buzz

This charming bee skep cookie jar comes with several books about bees and five jars of honey from local beekeepers.

Opening Bid
Value
$125
$70
Toulouse Lautrec Dinner

Lautrec’s dinner parties were small, with eight to ten interesting people. He was a gourmet cook and also a connoisseur of fine wines, many of them from his family’s vineyards. Bid on a five course dinner for eight at the home of Jackie and Tony Marro, with Lautrec’s recipes and wine and also absinthe, the favorite drink of Paris artists of the time.Think of bidding with a friend for a night of Paris in Bennington.

Opening Bid
Value
$200
$400
Tennis Lessons

Two one-hour lessons at the Bennington Tennis Center.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$140
Low Tide Canvas

This work was donated by well-known Shaftsbury artist Ellen Kingsbury Viereck.

Opening Bid
Value
$75
$250
Nature's Bounty Canvas

This work by Maine artist Georgeann Kuhl was donated by Judy & Ed Cotter.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$250
Three Peaks Canvas

This oil on canvas work was donated by Judy Cotter of Shaftsbury.

Opening Bid
Value
$75
$250
A Winter's Night

Make yourselves some hot chocolate, throw another log on the fire, and settle in for an evening of wonderful adult board games from Knapp’s that will test your knowledge of Downton Abbey, famous people in history, and also your spelling skills.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$110
Christmas Tree & More

Have a large and locally-grown Christmas tree delivered to your home anywhere in Bennington Town by Jim Horst. This package includes a unique holiday nutcracker and a vintage Victorian Christmas tree ornament. Value: At this time of year, priceless.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$100
A Taste of Italy

Basket includes 3 books “Italy,” “Pasta Sauces and “Hazan Family Favorites”, premium Italian pasta, 3 jars of gourmet pasta sauces, and a bottle of Castello di Verrazzano wine. Gift certificates from Ramunto’s, Hannafords and Pizza Hut.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$175
Birds Eye Bennington

Veteran pilot Chuck Suss will take two passengers on a bird’s eye view of Bennington County in his Beechcraft Bonanza plane, followed by a lunch for two at a local restaurant.

Opening Bid
Value
$100
$250
Belizimo Salon

Gift Certificate for Deluxe Shellac Manicure

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$30
Hawkins House

Gift Certificate for $30

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$30
Spice 'n Nice

Gift Certificate for $30

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$20
Silver earrings with gold dot

Katie Cleaver Metalsmith

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$45
Elm Street Market

Gift Certificate for $25

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$45
Lil Britain'

Gift Certificate for $15

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$15
Jay's Art Shop & Frame Gallery

Gift Certificate for $100

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$100
Compassionate & Healing Touch

Gift Certificate for one-hour therapeutic massage

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$65
Dinner and a Show

Two tickets to any Actors Equity play in 2018 plus a gift certificate for $50 at The Publyk House.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$130
The Gift Garden

Thanksgiving Basket of china, syrup, coffee and seasonal napkins & deco, plus Gift Cerificate

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$120
The Clip Shop

Basket of Beauty Products with Gift Certificate for facial & make-up application.

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$120
Bennington Bookshop

3 Coffee Table Books( Vt CS cookbook, Chris Kimball, Nat Geo Beer) , booklite & bookbag

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$135
Tuscan Sunflower

Thanksgiving decoration /hanging turkey display

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$50
Bringing You Vermont

Small Crate of Shagbark Syrup & Tea (Hickory bark) with $10 gift certificate

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$35
Catbird Studio

"Theatre of Dreams" stationery with Black Plume Pen

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$30
Vermont Confectionery

Spectacular milk chocolate cornucopia, filled with hand-made chocolates, fall candies and chocolate covered pretzels

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
$100
Bennington Pottery

Gift Basket

Opening Bid
Value
TBD
TBD