Live Auction

Night for the Stars

Sponsored by:
Dakota Community Bank & Trust
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Your winning bid could be doubled thanks to the evening’s auctioneer, Dale Pahlke, and Dakota Community Bank & Trust. Raise those paddles as Dakota Community Bank and Trust will match live auction proceeds up to $12,500.


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1.) Bison Fan’s Bison Sign
Sponsored by Jerome Distributing

~Valued at $500
Are you part of the herd? If so, this neon bar sign shaped in the NDSU Bison head is the perfect addition to your collection. Get your garage or man-cave wall ready to go for the 2016-17 Bison football season. Enjoy cheering under the bright lights as NDSU’s football team goes for six straight national championships.

2.) Basket of Blessings
Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery

Let the blessing and prayers of the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery surround you as you enjoy these treasures the Sisters created. Sit back and enjoy nourishing homemade bread, made by Sister Gemma, slathered with chokecherry jelly from Sisters Renee and Mariah while reading one of Sister Kathleen’s inspirational books. Light a one-of-a-kind candle made by Sister Hildegarde and write in a journal made by Sister Rosemary. Send some cards, designed by Sister Nancy Gunderson and enjoy her ribbon dancer ornament, handcrafted from paper maché and wire, and hang it in the perfect spot. Jot some “to do’s” on bell banner notepads while cooking a new soup from the monastery cookbook. Reheat your soup in Sister Rosemary’s quilted microwaveable bowl potholders. All of these treasures can be enjoyed at home, but you can also treat yourself to an overnight retreat at Annunciation Monastery, a spiritual spa to refresh your soul in a beautiful, prayerful setting.

3.) Croozer Kid for 1
Sponsored by Epic Sports

~Valued at $525
With the Croozer Kid bicycle trailer you can truly enjoy trips out with your child. Plenty of cargo space and add-on accessory options make it your ideal traveling companion. Thanks to its 3-in-1 functionality, you can use your Croozer for a variety of purposes, quickly converting it from a bicycle trailer into a stroller or jogger. All three conversions are included as standard. It doesn’t get any easier than that – or more practical!

4.) Decorative Glass for Your Home of Office
Created and Donated by Haider Glass Specialties

~Valued at $540
Do you have one wall in your office or home that needs a little extra something? Then you want to check out and bid on this pair of one-of-a-kind custom decorative mirrors designed and created by Haider Glass Specialties. These two beautiful mirrors feature mirrored grey glass with a large decorative glass showcased in the center. What are you waiting for? Raise the paddle and spruce up that barren wall with a little something special.

5.) Medora Presidential Package
Sponsored by Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

~Valued at $563.63
“Speak quietly and carry a big stick,” is one of Theodore Roosevelt’s famous quotes, and if you win this package you will have the opportunity to hear him say it in person! The winner of this item will enjoy a legendary weekend for two in historic Medora, North Dakota. The package includes one night lodging at the elegant Rough Riders Hotel; two tickets for lower level seating at the Medora Musical; two tickets to the famous outdoor Pitchfork Steak Fondue with “President Roosevelt,” Joe Wiegand; two rounds of golf at Bully Pulpit Golf Course; and a campfire social following the Medora Musical at the home of TRMF president, Randy Hatzenbuhler. This special trip must be used by September 11, 2016 any day of the week.

6.) A Relaxing Year of Massages
Sponsored by Massage 4 U

~Valued at $600
Life can get stressful! A good way to relieve the tension accumulated throughout the month is a relaxing massage. This package provides a one-hour massage each month for an entire year. Your pampering options include deep tissue or Swedish massages (hot stone or bamboo fusion massages are available at an upgraded amount). Give yourself a break, and enjoy a year of indulgence.

7.) Aerial Christmas Light Tour
Sponsored by Rocketman Jet Services

~Valued at $750
Take the holiday tradition of viewing Christmas lights to new heights with this 45-minute to one-hour aerial tour of Bismarck-Mandan and surrounding communities. Three passengers will board a plane with excellent head room, elegantly take off and whisk through the winter sky whilst enjoying the twinkling beauty of the Christmas season. Hot cocoa (or wine if requested) and delicious seasonal cookies add to the overall one-of-a-kind experience!

8.) Soft Prairie Landscape, Long Before Sunrise
Photographed and donated by Pat Gerlach

~Valued at $850
A Divine presence is often said to be found at dusk and at dawn. The winner of this auction item can feel the presence any time he or she views this beautiful photograph taken by the renowned Pat Gerlach. Soft Prairie Landscape, Long Before Sunrise was photographed a few miles from Pat’s home. One of his newer pieces, it is a gallery-wrap measuring 60” w x 22” t. It was printed by Pat on canvas called Lyve from Breathing Color and was given several coats of varnish called Timeless.

9.) Season Pass Carwash Book
Red Carpet Car Wash

~Valued at $899
To keep your car looking good all year long it needs to be washed from time to time. Win this package and your car will thank you. Winner receives a booklet containing 50 Full Service Wash Coupons. Each wash includes floors vacuumed (front and back), dashes wiped, three coats of polish (red, blue and gold), Rain-X, poly-sealant, tire scrub, underbody rinse, windows cleaned (inside and out), underbody rust inhibitor, an air-freshener, and hand-prepped and hand-dried. If these fantastic washes were purchased separately the value is $1,249.50.

10.) Knotty Alder Rustic Coffee Table
Sponsored by Interior Woodworks

~Valued at $975
Craftsmanship meets creativity. Beautifully designed, this coffee table was created specifically for Night for the Stars 2015 auction and its bidders. The demand for magnificent hand craftsmanship brought it back for 2016. It features Knotty Alder, a soft, straight-grained, even-textured wood that will bring out the rustic charm of the winning bidder’s new coffee cup home. Dimensions are 60” long x 16” high x 30” wide, but stop by the coffee table at the live auction display so you can visualize how it will look in your room.

11.) Solid Mahogany Wine Rack
Real Deals on Home Décor

~Valued at $999.99
Have many spontaneous fabulous gatherings with friends and family as you know the wine will always be ready. This beautiful, wine rack features solid Mahogany wood and iron rod doors. It is 69” tall and can hold 25 bottles of wine, any vintage you prefer, and several wine glasses. The winner of this wine rack will definitely have some wonderful times.

12.) Guided Hunt in Southwest North Dakota
Sponsored by Double JJ Outfitters

~Valued at $1,000
Double JJ Outfitters offers some of the best wild pheasant and upland game bird hunting available on thousands of acres of the finest hunting land in North Dakota. The winner of this package is guaranteed to get some birds on this one-day, two-person guided hunt in southwest North Dakota. Double JJ Outfitter’s guides make sure to fill any hunter’s limits, but the winner of this package is guided for the entire day by the greatest guides of all, Arthur and Bill Jerome. Transportation and lunch are provided. Win this package and have a great time.

13.) Home Décor Makeover
Sponsored by Bridget’s Room

~Value – $1,125
Have you moved into your house and, although you have furniture, it still looks vacant? Does nothing you have to put in bookshelves and on the coffee table look right or appropriate? Maybe you have a few items, but you need more to compliment what you already have. Our package includes a $1,000 Bridget’s Room gift card toward décor and furniture plus an hour consult with an interior designer, so bid and let’s get those creative juices flowing!

14.) Electric Guitar with Hard-shell Case
Sponsored by Jacobsen Music

~Valued at $1,200
If you dream of Queen, The Who, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, KISS or Twisted Sister, at night while tucked in your bed, then this auction item is specifically for you. This Crafter SA-BUB electric guitar with hard-shell case is what any soon-to-be-great musician needs to express his or her inner rocker during conscious hours. The Crafter SA series guitar is great for the guitarist looking to cover a wide variety of tones with one guitar. It features a Kent Armstrong Lipstick neck pickup and a LR Baggs Element pickup under the saddle. Blend fader on EQ allows player to blend acoustic pickup with electric pickup. Now just raise those paddles in true rocker fashion and sing “I wanna rock” as you make your bid!

15.) One Week Stay in Oceanside Condo
Sponsored by Kay York

~Valued at $1,500
This Florida getaway is the perfect trip to escape the frigid North Dakota winter for a week. Located on Hickory Boulevard, which is a little island in the Bonita Springs area, is a two bedroom/two bath condo featuring a pool, tennis courts, game room, and exercise room. Look out the back window and enjoy a scenic view of a bay that leads to the Gulf of Mexico. Walk out the front door and you will directly step onto the beach where you can watch the dolphins play. Close by is a state park, boat rentals, parasailing and fishing. The condo may be used in November or December of 2016. The winner must call the owner for availability.

16.) ProFire Bravo Kamado Grill
Keller Hearth ‘N Home

~Valued at $1,799
After your guests taste the food you prepared on the ProFire Bravo Kamado grill, they will say Bravo! Donated by Keller Hearth ‘N Home, the ProFire Bravo is constructed with high-quality ceramic and commercial-grade stainless steel. It is great for both direct and indirect cooking. You have the flexibility to grill, sear or smoke foods. The ProFire Bravo comes fully assembled and includes a cast aluminum dual-action top vent for quicker starting, searing and fine-tuning of heat adjustment, extra-large thermometer, mold and mildew resistant bamboo folding side shelves with stainless steel utensil holders, bamboo lid handle, stainless steel bottom vent, locking casters that provide both movability and security. Raise your paddles to have your guests saying Bravo!

17.) Gift Certificate toward a Summer of Fun!
River City Sports

~Valued at $2,500
Raise your paddles and choose from a variety of recreational products with this $2,500 gift certificate donated by River City Sports. They will provide you with the latest and best in leisurely products to make your outdoor living more enjoyable. Whether it’s a new boat or pontoon or any on-or-off-the-water need, River City Sports is sure to provide you with what you are looking for. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff will make meeting your needs their top priority. So raise your paddle for a fantastic summer!

18.) The Best Sleep of Your Life!
Sponsored by Mattress Firm

~Value – $2,799
Are you one who tosses and turns? Could you use a few more ZZZZZ’s at night? If so, raise those paddles as the winner of this item will get the best sleep of his or her life! This package includes a TEMPUR-PEDIC TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Queen set with local delivery and set up by America’s #1 TEMPUR-Pedic retailer – Mattress Firm. In addition, a big “thank you” needs to go out to Mattress Firm as it donated six mattresses to this year’s Star family.

19.) Romantic All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Package for Two
Sponsored by Dr. Chad and Jen Carlson

~Valued at $3,000-$4,000
Give yourself a romantic one-week getaway vacation for two at the All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel chain. The winner may choose among the Dominican Republic, Caribbean or Puerto Vallarta Hard Rock Hotels. These all-inclusive locations offer chic guestrooms with a double hot tub, the world famous Rock Spa, acclaimed restaurants, bars and lounges with top shelf liquor, and pristine sandy beaches. Activities you can partake in for an extra service fee include a Mayan Ruins trip, zip-lining, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling adventures, sunset cruises, beach horseback riding, Jack Nicklaus Golfing and more. If you choose to turn it into a family vacation, an extra fee per child is required. Airfare is not included, but airport transfers are. Must complete travel by January 31, 2017 (some blackout dates may apply). Advanced booking is required.

20.) Custom Built Wine Cabinet
Created and donated by Straight Edge Woodworks (With a special thank you to Roughrider Hardwoods)

This is an auction item for the wine connoisseur who appreciates a beautiful creation to display his or her wine collection. This handcrafted, custom-built wine cabinet features a two-toned coloring to fit any décor. The Honduran mahogany doors showcase a book-match feature as each door mirrors the other. Inside it will hold 20 bottles of your favorite wine and 12 twinkling glasses. Helping it to stand at 62” tall and 31” wide are its tapered legs made of quarter sawn beech with an eye-catching effect. In addition to its beauty, this priceless piece comes with financial perks. If the winning bid is more than $3,000 a free refinish will come with it; and, if it raises more than $5,000 it comes with a limited lifetime warranty to all craftsmanship. For your next wine party, have this one-of-a-kind creation prominently displayed in your home. The only way you can is by raising your paddle and winning, as there isn’t anything else like it.

21.) Peace of Mind from a Home Security/Automation System
Sponsored by NewVision Security

~Valued at $3,500
Do you have the peace of mind that comes from a protected home? If not, safeguard your home with NewVision Security, the area’s local security leader. NewVision Security uses advanced home security technology to guard your home and loved ones when you’re there or away. Using cutting-edge sensors with a front door wireless camera, no burglar on the planet would dare break in! That’s a peace of mind you can’t get anywhere else. While away you’ll have instant access with your smartphone allowing you to control your thermostat and front door. If someone comes knocking you can see who’s there and unlock the door with a push of a button. The installation is seamlessly completed by our local technicians. Once installed, the NewVision Security team will teach you how to operate your new system. With user-friendly controls, and the local support you can count on, NewVision Security is your personal security team defending your home 24 hours a day.

22.) One or Two Week Vacation
Sponsored by Dr. Steven and Donna Hamar

~Valued at $2,500-$4,000
Need to get away for one or two weeks? If so, this open-ended package is just for you! The winner can choose to stay either one week in a two bedroom condo or two weeks in a one bedroom condo at any Vacation Internationale or Interval International destination (pending availability). Possible vacation locations include Australia, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Hawaii, Caribbean and more. Vacation dates must be used by June 30, 2016. Airfare, airport transportation, food and beverages, taxes and fees are not included. Advanced booking is required.

23.) Italian Dinner and Wine Party with Msgr. James Shea
Sponsored by University of Mary

An authentic Italian seven-course dinner for eight, paired with a lovely vintage of Italian wines prepared by Msgr.James Shea, and hosted with Sister Thomas Welder at the President’s residence of University of Mary. An afternoon or evening, this is an event to remember filled with stimulating conversation, exquisite food, and delightful wine. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to contact Jerome Richter, University of Mary’s vice president of public affairs, to schedule the party. Happy bidding!

24.) Dove Hunting in Argentina Experience
Sponsored by David Denies Wingshooting

~Valued at $9,980
David Denies Wingshooting Package is a three night/four day Eared Dove hunting trip for four to Pica Zuro Lodge in Cordoba, Argentina. Package includes private lodging and housekeeping, recreational amenities (billiards, swimming pool, Jacuzzi/hot tub, flat screen satellite TV, internet, fully-stocked complimentary bar), private chef and all meals and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Along with lodging and food, your group will have an assigned professional head guide to make all shooting arrangements and transfer your group to and from the shooting fields. Each member of your group also will have a personal field assistant to carry their equipment, reload their shotgun, provide anything the hunter might like while shooting and keep their bird count. The following items are not included: airfare, airport transportation ($195 land right and airport transportation fee per person), shooting license ($65 per day), gun rental if necessary ($70 per day), gun entry permit ($140 per gun if bringing your own firearm), shotgun shells (National shells are $13.25 per box for 12 and 20 gauge, $14 per box for 28 gauge, $15 per box for imported 12 and 20 gauge shells and $15 per box for .410 gauge shells), and any gratuities left at your discretion. In addition, there is a $160 entry request fee for Americans to enter Argentina. Once paid, it is good for 10 years. Trips are on a first come-first serve basis and must be redeemed within 12 months of purchase. “David Denies Dove hunting in Argentina was a ‘trip of a lifetime’ experience! They offer great hunting to go along with first class accommodations, food and service! Highly recommend this to every shooter/hunter!” – Dr. Tyler Price

25.) UND Diamond for a Day Package
Sponsored by North Dakota Champions Club

~Valued at Priceless
Cheer on UND in style! The winner of this package will experience what North Dakota Champions Club Diamond level members do at every home game by being a “Diamond for a Day.” On November 12, 2016 you will enjoy your own private parking spot and four tickets to the UND Football game against North Arizona and the UND Men’s Hockey game against Denver. Before the football game you’ll have lunch while listening to UND student-athletes talk about their upcoming season. Tailgate runs for two hours prior to the game and 30 minutes preceding the game will start your sideline experience with the UND Football team. After the football game starts hockey with your on-ice experience beginning 30 minutes prior to puck drop. During this time you’ll tour the lower level, see the Zambonis close up, and you’ll get to watch the starting line-ups and listen to the National Anthem from the penalty box.

26.) A Little Girl’s Dream
Donated by Allen Maier and Dr. Ward and Barb Fredrickson

~A little girl’s smile is priceless!
Your daughter or granddaughter will be excited when you bring home this gorgeous, custom-built doll house built by Allen Maier, which includes furniture. Paired with the doll house is the 2016 Girl of the Year American Girl Doll “Lea Clark” with a custom wardrobe donated by Dr. Ward and Barb Fredrickson. Lea is a talented photographer and animal lover. Girls will have fun taking adventures with Lea, dressing her up and playing in her doll house. Make a little girl in your life smile from ear to ear by winning the bid and taking home a one-of-a-kind dollhouse and the 2016 Girl of the Year American Girl Doll!

27.) Rose Inspired Custom Designed Necklace
Knowles Jewelry

~Valued at $3,185
Rose. It is a beautiful name and color, and it is the inspiration behind this custom designed necklace. Moved by the Night for the Stars 2016 Star family’s story, this elegant piece will softly dazzle any lovely lady’s neckline. Hanging from the 18” rope, 14 karat yellow gold-filled neck chain is golden wheat in 14 karat yellow gold that represents the family’s ranch and beloved scenery our region has. Shaped in a circular pattern, the wheat resembles the beauty of nature. In the center of it all is a “Rose” quartz checkerboard cut gemstone weighing 3.18 carats to signify the precious circle of life we are blessed to live. Gentlemen, bid on this item and tell the “Rose” in your heart how much she means to you in your life.

28.) 2016 Can-Am Outlander 570 4x4 ATV
Sponsored by Moritz Sport & Marine

~Valued at $7,799
Go off-roading this summer in a brand new Can-Am Outlander ATV donated by Moritz Sport & Marine. Use this ATV any season of the year, trail riding in the summer, hunting in the fall or plowing snow in the winter. The Can-Am Outlander features industry-leading performance with a proven Rotax engine offering unmatched power and performance while being both reliable and efficient. With the rider-focused design, you will experience comfort and control with precision-engineered handling while driving this ATV. The multipurpose racks are perfect for accessories, bags and more. What are you waiting for? Raise those paddles and have fun off-roading year-round!