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, who will match live auction proceeds up to $12,500.

 

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1.) Peace of Mind Through Security
NewVision Security
Valued at $2,500

Safeguard your home with NewVision Security, the area’s local security leader with a $2,500 credit toward any security system, technology, product and/or installation. NewVision Security uses advanced home security technology to guard your home and loved ones when you’re there or away. Security options are endless showcasing features such as cutting-edge sensors with front door wireless cameras and home automation systems with smartphone control applications. Whatever system you choose, 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.

 

2.) 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, 2017. Airfare, airport transportation, food and beverages, taxes and fees are not included. Advanced booking is required.

 

3.) An Arctic Escape
Sponsored by Dr. Stephen and Tiffany Markewich
Valued at $2,500

It's time to escape the freezing cold at the Arctic Escape home with 12 of your closest family and friends. Located in Reunion Resort, Orlando, FL, this brand new professional design vacation home features a great floor plan that includes five bedrooms (three king ensuites, a double/single bed ensuite with secret toddler bed hideaway, and a fifth room with another toddler bed, one twin and one full size bed), and five-and-a-half bathrooms. The home also boasts a home theater with seating for nine on a 135" screen; golf views of the Nicklaus Course in Reunion Resort; an awesome game room in the upstairs loft with Ghostbusters pinball, 2000 in 1 arcade, foosball, dome hockey and cable TV! The spacious patio features a bubbling spa, shaded lanai, sun loungers and seating all while overlooking fantastic views with no rear neighbors! This is the Markewich’s private vacation home that can be used for one week between September 1 and November 19, 2017 or between January 8 and February 28, 2018. For more information and pictures visit vacation2florida.com and search for Arctic Escape.

 

4.) Solid Mahogany Farmhouse Table
Real Deals on Home Décor

Valued at $829.99
Many spontaneous, fabulous gatherings with friends and family usually take place around a table. Enjoy the laughter and fun while sitting at this gorgeous 48” round farmhouse solid mahogany table in an antique cream color with a French distressed top. The winner of this item will definitely enjoy hosting many dinner gatherings.

 

5.) One-of-a-Kind Concrete Wine Rack
Concrete Creations
Valued at $995

When it comes to wine, every bottle is as unique as the liquid flavor it contains. Therefore, why not artistically display those creative bottles in this one-of-a-kind table wine rack? This exceptional piece is 34” tall x 60” wide x 11” deep. Made of poured, colored concrete, each leg can hold up to 24 bottles of wine. The table top portion gives you the opportunity to display delicious foods to be paired with the wine you plan to serve. Many good times will be had by the winner of this unique auction item.

 

6.) The Journey Kayak
Epic Sports
Valued at $1,199

Designed for the touring paddler who seeks a boat to champion themselves into the next level of their adventures, The Journey offers speed, stability and safety for paddlers looking to push their adventures to great heights. This 2016 kayak utilizes best in the class design techniques for edge control, comes Smart Rudder ready, and is equipped with top of the line, whitewater inspired outfitting for comfort and customized fit. Whether paddling for an afternoon or several days, The Journey will take you on an adventure. Max paddler weight is 310lbs. Kayak dimensions are height of 16” and length of 14’ and weighs 61lbs. It includes a rear, oval hatch that is 16.25”.

 

7.) Dove Hunting in Argentina Experience
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. 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

 

8.) 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 2017. The winner must call the owner for availability.

 

9.) Custom Decorative Mirror Set
Created and Donated by Haider Glass Specialties
Valued at $575

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. What are you waiting for? Raise the paddle and spruce up that barren wall with a little something special.

 

10.) 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.

 

11.) ProFire Bravo Kamado Charcoal Grill
Keller Hearth ‘N Home
Valued at $1,000

After your guests taste the food you prepared on the Bravo Kamado grill, they will say Bravo! The Bravo Kamado Grill 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!

 

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

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!

 

13.) Butcher Block Island
Sponsored by Interior Woodworks
Valued at $1,500

Craftsmanship meets creativity. Beautifully designed, this Butcher Block Island will make a great addition to any kitchen. Dimensions are 36” long x 36” high x 24” wide, but stop by the Butcher Block Island at the live auction display so you can visualize how it will look in your space.

 

14.) A Jessica Wachter Painting
Sponsored by Widmer Roel PC and Mike and Janel Schmitz

Valued at $1,200
This 30” x 20” oil-on-canvas painting showcases the work of regional painter Jessica Wachter. Originally from Bismarck, Wachter graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in art and a minor in interior design. Wachter’s work has been shown in numerous solo shows and in exhibitions, and she has many pieces in both public and private collections throughout the country. Her contemporary mixed media work is strongly gestural. According to the artist, she draws inspiration for her artwork from past experiences. Through her artwork she expresses a passion for life; affirming a spiritual truth she finds in nature and life itself. She reveals her life and the lives around her through color, texture, and composition. Her abstract expressionist style is illuminating and evokes the viewer’s power of interpretation.

 

15.) A Carson Wentz signed NDSU Bison Helmet
Sponsored by Friends of CHI St. Alexius Health
Priceless

You can now own memorabilia of the man Bismarck and North Dakota residents can collectively get behind because of the pride we have for him…Carson Wentz. A true North Dakotan who loves to play football, Carson led NDSU Bison to their fourth and fifth NCAA Division I Football Championships, and now he’s leading the Philadelphia Eagles. This Carson Wentz North Dakota State University Bison Autographed Riddell Pro-Line Helmet can be yours to showcase throughout the years as this Bismarck native continues with his bright future. All you have to do is raise your paddle.

 

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

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 a home game day of your choice, based on availability you will enjoy four lower bowl tickets and a private parking spot at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. You will also be part of an 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. It is a great experience you don’t want to miss out on. Be a Diamond for a Day today!

 

17.) 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 2017 Girl of the Year American Girl Doll “Gabriela McBride” with a custom wardrobe donated by Dr. Ward and Barb Fredrickson. Gabriela is an artist who uses poetry and dancing to help overcome her stuttering. 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 2017 Girl of the Year American Girl Doll!

 

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

Value at $2,949
Are you one who tosses and turns? Could you use a few more ZZZZZ’s at night? If so, raise that paddle 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 a luxury mattress protector. In addition, there is free local delivery and set up by America’s #1 TEMPUR-Pedic retailer – Mattress Firm. Not only will the winner of this auction item get plenty of extra ZZZ’s, but so will the Night for the Stars 2017 Star family. This year Mattress Firm donated a new Firm King set with luxury mattress protector to the Star family. Thank you, Mattress Firm!

 

19.) Skin Rejuvenation
Skin at the Institute of Facial Surgery
Value at $1,492
Let’s face it. We all need a little relaxation and rejuvenation to feel our absolute best, and our skin is no different. This package includes services that will make the recipient feel magnificent and provide healthier skin. First, it includes four chemical peels, which are nonsurgical cosmetic procedures used to remove the skin’s top layer to improve the appearance of sun-damage, uneven pigment, fine lines and wrinkles. Followed by four intense pulse light treatments that help your body absorb tiny damaged vessels and melanin pigment to make them less visible, producing more radiant skin. Lastly, it includes a Botox treatment to improve the look of dynamic wrinkles. So why not treat yourself to this glorious package and love your skin again.

 

20.) Basket of Blessings 
Sisters of Annunciation Monastery
Priceless

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 a piece of toast slathered with homemade chokecherry jelly from Sisters Renee and Mariah while reading one of Sister Kathleen's inspirational books. Write in a journal with a lovely quilted cover made by Sister Rosemary while snacking on biscotti made by the Sisters. Keep in touch with friends by sending out cards, designed by Sister Nancy Gunderson. Store them in her handcrafted bowl, lovingly created from brightly colored fabric. Jot down your grocery list on a bell banner notepad while browsing recipes from the monastery cookbook. Add Sister Idelle’s homemade egg noodles to a pot of soup, made with TLC using her grandmother’s recipe and noodle maker from Germany. 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.

 

21.) Medora Year-Round Fun
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
Valued at $1,079.56

If you hold Medora close to your heart, then bid on this package and adore Medora’s charms year-round. With new venues and shows in Medora you simply can’t explore it all with a one-night stay. During the summer months enjoy several days of Medora adventures as this package includes two-nights lodging at the elegant Rough Riders Hotel; a $100 Medora Shopping and Dining Card; two tickets to the legendary Medora Musical; two tickets to the delicious outdoor Pitchfork Steak Fondue; two rounds of golf at the majestic Bully Pulpit Golf Course; two tickets to the Medora Gospel Brunch showcasing an endless brunch menu and one heck of a gospel show with a full band, four gospel singers and a surprise guest performer or two; two tickets to see former Burning Hills singer and Medora’s famous yodeler at the Jared Mason – Live in Medora show (available only July 8 through August 19); and two tickets to the A Teddy Roosevelt Salute to Medora show where our 26th President comes to life in this vivid and rousing presentation. Then when the snow falls, add a little extra enchantment to your Holiday Season with two tickets to the performance of your choice of the traveling A Magical Medora Christmas show. Feature five renowned Medora performers offering family-friendly entertainment, this show has something for everyone with vocal performances, magic and humor. There is only one word to describe this Medora package….BULLY!

 

22.) Wurlitzer Upright Piano 
Dr. Chatree Wongjirad
Valued at $1,500

Whether you are a novice or master pianist, your fingers will make beautiful music while whimsically dancing on the keys of this 1993 Wurlitzer upright piano. Established in 1853 by Franz Rudolph Wurlitzer, the Wurlitzer brand became known for its Tonecrafted Hammers, the Pentagonal Sound Board, and the Augmented Sound Board, all creating richer tones. This one-owner piano is in fantastic condition, ready for another musician to call it his or her own.

 

23.) Art Deco Style Amethyst Ring 
Quartus and Sarah Graves
Valued at $1,000

See this ring pop on the hand of your special someone. You’ll revel in the way the 10ct Emerald cut Amethyst gemstone’s deep purple hue sparkles in your lady’s eye. In addition, priceless smiles will occur as she gazes at the way the stone beautifully sits in a seemingly delicate lace pattern, Art Deco style setting made of sterling silver. Raise your paddle to bring home this classic ring for your classic love. 

 

24.) A Beautiful Smile
Sponsored by Warford Orthodontics
Valued at $1,000

Warford Orthodontics is proud to be “Changing the World, One Smile at a Time,” and your smile or the smile of someone you love, could be next. The winner of this auction item will receive the opportunity to experience the profound benefits of a smile transformation at a $1,000 discount off the investment for Child or Adult Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment from North Dakota’s only Top 1% Invisalign Provider. This offer is only valid for new patients and it cannot be combined with any other discounts. In addition, the patient must be deemed eligible by the orthodontist for orthodontic treatment. If you or someone you love would like a more confident smile, raise your paddle! 

 

25.) Five-Course Dinner for 10
Dr. Timothy and Robin Bopp
Valued at $1,000

If you enjoy good food, friends and beverages, this auction item is for you. It is a five-course meal for 10 prepared and served at the home of Dr. Timothy and Robin Bopp. Enjoy cocktails, wine and handcrafted beer while savoring Citrus Crab Cakes, Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Pear, Roquefort Grapes and Marinated Prawns with Snow Peas for appetizers. Next is Terlato Pinot Grigio 2015 or Willamette Valley Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2015 served with Ginger Squash Bisque, Popovers, and Mixed Baby Greens with Pine Nuts, Parmesan and a Lemon Vinaigrette. This is followed by Bennett Lane Cabernet 2015 and Beef Wellington with Mushroom Duxelles with Peppercorn Sauce, Asparagus Bundles and Roasted Fingerlings with Fresh Herbs and Garlic. Lastly, finish the evening with Aperitif Variety (a variety of alcoholic cocktails), Asti Spumante (sparkling white Italian wine) or Coffee with Grand Marnier Moussecake with Berries and Fresh Whipped Cream. This delicious menu and fun evening is negotiable depending on personal tastes and allergies, along with the date and time of your dinner party, so raise those paddles and bon appetite!

 

26.) Classic Solitaire Peridot Ring 
Quartus and Sarah Graves
Valued at $750

Your special lady will enjoy this classic solitaire ring that is ever-so interesting. The vibrant 2.00 cts round cut Peridot gemstone illuminates into bright and deep green hues as the light catches its many different angles. Those who raise their paddle will have a chance to bring home this vivacious stone, set in a 14KT white gold band, so their significant lady can proudly don it showcasing her lively spirit.

 

27.) Guided Hunt in Southwest North Dakota 
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.

 

28.) Indoor Pro-Arena Football Game Day Experience 
Bismarck Pro Football
Valued at $1,200

For you football fans out there, even though the Super Bowl is over, there is still plenty of football to be had. You and 50 of your friends, family or school mates get to experience fast paced, high action, indoor football with Bismarck’s new Professional Indoor football team – Bismarck Bucks. This package includes a meet and greet with the coaches, pregame locker room and “backstage” tour, pregame “on field” experience and a great seat at the game! This package can be used for a game of your choice excluding home opener. For more information, check out bismarckprofootball.

 

29.) Rainbow & Brown Trout Argentina Fishing Experience for Two
Nervous Waters Fly Fishing & Buenos Aires Cultural Concierge
Valued at $7,375

An angler’s dream can be a dream-come-true for you…plus one! The two of you begin your trip with one day and night in the heart of Buenos Aires’ with a five-hour walking tour and a stay at the Recoleta Grand Hotel (courtesy of Buenos Aires Cultural Concierge). The next morning you take a quick domestic flight (approx. 50 min) to San Martin where the second portion of your trip takes place, which is four nights/three days of Rainbow and Brown Trout fishing in the Chimehuin River and other world-class waters at the Chime Lodge in Patagonia, Argentina (courtesy of Nervous Waters Fly Fishing). The package includes private lodging with housekeeping and 24-hour internet; professional English-speaking guides certified in casting instruction, first aid and C.P.R.; swivel-ended raft frames, fore and aft, and 4WD crew cab vehicles; an all-inclusive bar featuring local spirits; and a wonderful wine selection served alongside a gourmet menu. The fishing schedules vary seasonally, but plan on breakfast at 8 a.m., shore lunch and continued fishing until the evening. Chime Lodge is strictly a catch-and-release fishery with fishing equipment (rods, reels and lines) available for rent ($20 per person, per day). Additional costs include airfare, airport transfer from San Martin de los Andes airport to Chime Lodge ($200), booking fees/VAT tax, fishing licenses ($100 per person), gratuities for guides and house staff, and laundry services. Bid on this trip and have the amazing fish you catch become a reality and not just a dream.

 

30.) Custom Designed Necklace Inspired by Star Story 
Knowles Jewelry
Valued at 2,300

Your heart is the most precious thing you can give to someone you love. Gentleman, you can now give your love this elegant heart-shaped pendant to show her she has your heart. Inspired by the Night for the Stars 2017 Star story, this sophisticated piece will dazzle your lady’s neckline hanging from an 18”, 14 karat white gold chain. The 14 karat white gold, heart-shaped pendant features a princess cut pink sapphire that dances in the light with movement and is set in 14 karat rose gold. It is complimented by 16 round brilliant cut diamonds sprinkled like stars across the heart. Included with this one-of-a-kind piece is an appraisal from Knowles Jewelry to the winning bidder at no additional charge. Therefore, gents raise those paddles and give her your heart; or ladies, treat yourself.

 

30.) Dove Hunting in Argentina Experience
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. 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 the best experience I’ve ever had! It was a true trip-of-a-lifetime with first class, high-end accommodations, food and service. You’ve never experienced a hunting trip quite like this. It’s a must for every hunter!” – Chad Moldenhauer, K&L Homes.