Live Auction Items
One Week Stay in Colorado Mountain Home. a One week stay in a beautiful Rocky Mountain home, high on a wooded hillside overlooking Breckenridge, CO, with an unobstructed view of the Ten Mile range. Three bedroom house sleeps 6 comfortably (queen, queen, 2 single trundle beds) with additional single pull out bed on open loft. Two and ½ baths, one with Jacuzzi tub. Large open great room, dining area, upstairs loft. Kitchen fully furnished. Indoor gas fireplace and outdoor wood burning fireplace on large deck. Attached garage. Washer/dryer. Cell phone coverage but no wi-fi. Mountain views from all rooms. Five minutes to town. Cable TV / DVD. Telescope. All bedding (beautiful quilts), towels and kitchen supplies included. Has been enjoyed by multi-generational family or friends. Past guests have described it as comfortable, peaceful, inspirational, glorious setting, “another day in paradise.”
House is available from June through October, 2017. Summer activities include numerous hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, canoeing, river rafting, fishing, old mining town exploration; great dining and shopping in Breckenridge, arts district, children’s fun park, free gondola ride, summer wild flowers in abundance, star gazing. Enjoy the ultimate beauty of God’s creation. No pets, please.
TourMagination Travel Dream Certificate. A $3,000 voucher toward a travel adventure of discovery and community. TourMagination was founded in 1970 to share the Mennonite heritage story in Europe. In addition to exploring Mennonite roots in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, and Ukraine, TourMagination has led faith-based group tours to more than 50 countries on every continent, focusing on cultural learning, natural wonders, and heritage. Select any 2017 or 2018 tour, and enjoy rich fellowship as you interact with persons in local communities of faith, and journey with travelers who share common values. Many tours include visits to non-profit projects sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee, MEDA, Amity Foundation, or similar agencies. See descriptions at www.tourmagination.com. Tours include Cuba, Australia and New Zealand, 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in Germany, Swiss Mennonite Heritage tour, World of the apostle Paul in Greece, Holy Land Tour, India, Poland Heritage Tour, and Canadian Arctic, and Antarctica.
Pomeranian Puppy. A purebred, adorable, and absolutely cute Pomeranian puppy donated by well-known Pomeranian breeder Sharon Compton of Coon Rapids. You will have your choice of a Pom puppy available at the time of our event or you can wait for one from another litter to come. These details will be worked out between you and Sharon. This donation includes a kennel , food, and vaccinations through 6 weeks.
PLEASE – NO IMPULSE BIDDING. Please research this breed and talk to Sharon before our event if you have any questions. She can be reached at 763-229-6906. If the dog does not work out for you, Sharon requests that you return the dog to her so she can find another home for the dog. Your donation/purchase would remain with MCC.
Minnesota Gophers football ticket package. Four tickets for the Minnesota vs. Northwestern game between Big 10 Western Division rivals at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19. Probable game time (determined by TV considerations) is 11:00 a.m. Seats are in Section 112 on the sunny (warm) side of the stadium. Includes a parking pass for Lot 33, adjacent to the stadium as well as a $100 gift certificate toward a post-game meal at Café 421 in Dinkytown, the caterers for our MCC Fundraiser event. (Note that two additional, adjacent tickets are available for bidding in the silent auction if you want to expand the size of your group.)
Silent Auction Items
Forties Farm Faspa at Friesens / Komme mol Faspa äte. Carol and Gene Friesen will host four to six guests at their home in New Hope at four o’clock on a Sunday afternoon (or other agreed-upon time) for a traditional Low-German light meal. The menu will include rintsworscht (summer sausage), kjees (cheese), tvaybak (zwieback), soppsel (jam), ennjlachte gurkje (pickles), eatschockesalaut (potato salad), Englische salaut (jello salad), kaffee und pripps (coffee and coffee substitute), and perieschkje (apple turnovers). Date and time to be arranged, but not available in February 2017.
Sausage Making Party. Enjoy a full day of food, fellowship and fun for up to four persons – adults and school age children – with Eldon and Esther Warkentin at Pathways Community Church in Ramsey on Monday, February 20, President’s Day, 2017. Eldon will lead you through the production of the sausage, using his old-fashioned stuffer and a Mennonite recipe handed down by his relatives. Esther will prepare traditional Mennonite Foods for lunch. You take home 25 pounds of natural smoked pure pork sausage and 10 pounds of old-fashioned rendered lard.
Baseball in Minnesota: Past Greatness, Present Reality, Future Hope. The Minnesota Twins’ all-time worst season in 2016 makes their tickets a hard sell, but this package is too good to pass up: four tickets for a 2017 Twins game (date and opponent to be arranged), preceded by dinner in Target Field’s Metropolitan Club with Stew Thornley, an official scorer at Twins home games, the foremost historian of baseball in Minnesota, and member of Faith Mennonite Church. Also included in the package is a copy of Stew’s book, Baseball in Minnesota: The Definitive History (published by Minnesota Historical Society).
Minnesota-Northwestern Football Tickets. Two tickets to the Minnesota Gophers – Northwestern Wildcats football game on Saturday, November 19. Probable game (determined by TV considerations) is 11:00 a.m. Seats are in Section 112 on the sunny (warm) side of the stadium. (Note: these tickets are adjacent to the four offered in the live-auction ticket package, in case someone wants to bid on both to accommodate a party of six.
Quilted Canning Jars Wall Hangings. A pair of 12½” by 25” wall hangings, one depicting jars of canned fruit and the other canned vegetables. Quilted by Elaine Unruh of Eagan.
Cabin-Style Table. A unique table crafted of naturally formed and figured maple gathered from the northern Wisconsin forest. Mortise and tenon joinery and a hand rubbed varnish finish ensure the table will last for generations. No two are the same. 24″ high, 26″ long, 16″ wide. Made and donated by TCMCC Sale board member Ray Anderson of Golden Valley.