2020 Auction and Raffle Preview

The following items have been generously donated by businesses and individuals in support of Parks & Trails Council’s mission and will be in the silent auction or raffle during our 2020 Annual Dinner on April 30.

Water & Woods Cabin Stay

Two-night stay for up to four people at Water and Woods, an idyllic Lake Superior retreat 10 miles north of Two Harbors.

Enjoy breathtaking 180-degree views from this cozy Lake County cabin. On Lake Superior –you can hear and feel the waves crashing against the ledge rock shoreline from the comfort of the living room and master bedroom. Amenities: Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker, Electric Stove, Washer/Dryer, See full list
Restrictions: Per availability. Option to add nights at the published rate.

donated by P&TC members Brad and Karla Anderson

Value: Up to $650

exterior of the lodge
Queen bed
Lodge fireplace

Cove Point Lodge

Two-night stay at Cove Point Lodge in the best Lakeview Lodge room, anytime in Nov – May. Plus $50 gift card to enjoy dinner at the lodge.

donated by Cove Point Lodge

Value: $300-500

Framed black and white photo of river

Framed Photo from Jay Cooke State Park

Fine art photo print (16×24) of the St. Louis River in Jay Cooke State Park by Steve Simmer Photography.

donated by Steve Simmer

Value: $295

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Homemade Quilt

Stunningly pieced fabric with nature theme homemade by P&TC board member Kathy Bonnifield and professionally quilted. Queen or King.

donated by Kathy Bonnifield

Value: $500

Logo for Herons + History Kayak Tour
five people in kayaks on river

Herons & History Kayak Tour

90-minute guided kayak tour in Stillwater for a group of up to six people by Wahoo! Adventures

donated by Wahoo! Adventures

Value: $330

Skiier on trail in woods
Three Rivers - Baker Park Reserve
Skiiers on trail
Three Rivers - French Regional Park
Ski trail through the woods
Three Rivers Carver Park Reserve

XC-Skiing Pass

Season pass for cross-country skiing for one person at the 11 Three Rivers Parks that groom ski trails in suburban Hennepin.

donated by Three Rivers Parks District

Value: $75

Logos for MN United and Big River Pizza

Goal! Day

Two tickets to a Minnesota United Game on June 13 vs Nashville at Allianz Field Stadium in St. Paul.

+ $25 gift card for Big River Pizza in Lowertown St. Paul.

donated by Carpenter Evert and Big River Pizza

Value: $145

Logos for Saints and Big River Pizza

Take me out to the ballgame

Voucher for two tickets to a Saints Baseball game.

+ $25 gift card to Big River Pizza (located one block from Saints’ stadium in Lowertown St. Paul, and adjacent to Parks & Trails Council’s office)

donated by Saints Baseball and Big River Pizza

Value: $43

Framed photo of Raven Lake
Cover of book

Framed photo and book by Rudi Hargesheimer

Photo of Raven Lake in the Boundary Waters with Superior Hiking Trail hidden in the trees by Rudi Hargesheimer of North Shore Photo Art.

Plus, a new release of “The Superior Hiking Trail Story” authored by Rudi (click arrows on photo to see book).

donated by Rudi Hargesheimer

Value: $310

selection of goodies

Superior Hiking Trail Package

Collection of Superior Hiking Trail merchandise, including the book “Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail,” set of detailed hiking maps,  pin, bark magnet, vintage wool trucker hat, gear stash duluth pack, 8-pk notecards by Tin Cup Design.

donated by Superior Hiking Trail Association

Value: $112

Wood carved loons

Hand-carved Wooden Loons

Pair of loons hand-carved and painted by Gary Bullemer.

donated by P&TC member Gary Bullemer

Value: $125

image of book cover

Photographic Print and Book

Print by Brian Peterson, photographer of “Minnesota State of Wonders

“MINNESOTA – STATE OF WONDERS” hard cover book.

donated by Brian Peterson

Value: $170

bottle of maple syrup

Maple Syrup

One quart of 100% pure maple syrup. Made in Chilton, WI by the Pethan family.

donated by Clayton Pethan

Value: $23

exterior view of the Americinn

Touring the Central Lakes Trail

donated by AmericInn Fergus Falls

Value: $200

four bicylists passing on trail under tree canopy

Cannon Valley Trail Passes

Two complimentary 2020 season wheel passes to the Cannon Valley Trail.

donated by the Cannon Valley Trail

Value: $50

Wine gift set

Alexis Bailly Wine Experience

Wine gift set from Alexis Bailly Vineyard includes:

    • Three bottles of wine, cork, corkscrew, apron
    • Certificate for a wine tasting for two people at the Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings, MN, which includes 2 souvenir wine glasses

Donated by Alexis Bailly Vineyard

Value: $100

lush garden

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Passes

Four VIP passes to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

donated by Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Value: $60

group of actors posing theatrically on stage
Commonweal Theatre
view of the sign on winery exterior
inside Niagara Cave

Touring the Root River Trails

donated by Commonweal Theatre, Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery, Niagara Cave

Value: $120

book cover
photo of Bloodroot flower

Wildflower Book and Print

copy of “Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers” plus a print by Kelly Povo of the Bloodroot Flower from Kilen Woods State Park, which is featured in the 2020 State Park Permit sticker.

donated by Kelly Povo

Value: $45

cover of Northern Gardener magazine

Horticultural Society Membership

Certificate for one-year membership to the Minnesota State Horticultural Society

donated by Minnesota State Horticultural Society

Value: $62

stain glass sitting in window

Fused Glass Artwork

Local glass artist, Josephine A. Geiger works from her Saint Paul studio, creating geometric and slightly abstract ‘landscape mosaics’ crafted in traditional leaded stained glass with copper and sometimes fused elements.

donated by Joephine A Geiger Studio

Value: $160

note: image shows 2019 donation, a new piece will be on auction

Guthrie Theater building

Guthrie Theater Tickets

Voucher for two tickets to one of the following Guthrie productions:

  • Destiny of Desire | May 30 – June 11
  • Cabaret | June 20 – July 4
  • Sweat | July 25 – Aug 6

donated by Guthrie Theater

Value: up to $168

Museum exhibit

Bell Museum

Four (4) Tickets for combo museum and planetarium admission

donated by Bell Museum

Value: $80

Enlightened Equipment logo

Enlightened Equipment

$50 gift certificate for online shopping at Enlightened Equipment, an outdoor gear company based in Winona, MN.

donated by Enlightened Equipment

Value: $80

paddleboat on St. Croix River with rocks in foreground
photo by Robert Thommes/P&TC Photo Contest

St. Croix River Boat Tour

Two tickets for a Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tour down the St. Croix River.

donated by Wild Mountain

Value: $50

Peace Coffee basket

Peace Coffee Package

Assortment of Peace Coffee goodies.

donated by Peace Coffee

Value: $90

girl on horse

Horseback trail ride

Trail ride for one person at Bunker Park Stable in Andover, MN.

donated by Bunker Park Stable

Value: $45