Dear St. Jude Family and Friends,
Welcome to the Bright Lights Big City Auction 2016! This evening’s event has been a year in the making and promises to be wonderful. The proceeds from tonight’s event will be used to improve technology at St. Jude.
Thank you, Annie Lindsay and Molly Walker! Not only did you say “yes”, you have been the embodiment of grace and joy throughout the many months of planning for this fun-filled event. I am forever grateful! Many thanks to all the committee members who have given countless hours to ensure the success of tonight’s auction. You leave me speechless … and most appreciative!
To each of you, I want to express my appreciation in advance for your generosity this evening. May tonight be a time to renew friendships and purchase incredible “finds”, for making new acquaintances and great “acquisitions”, and to proudly support Catholic education at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School.
Let the bidding begin!
Patty Childs, Principal
Are you worried that an item you like will be too big to take home Auction night? No worries, read the full description as we have tagged items that are oversized. These oversized items will be available for pickup at St. Jude School on Sunday, April 24th from 3-4pm.
Don't let size stop you - Bid even if it is Big!!
This sporty and fun vehicle seats four adults and is perfect for traveling through the neighborhood to the pool and beyond. Action Specialty Golf Carts (owned by Darren Crosby a St. Jude parent) has generously donated an EZ-GO Gas Golf Cart. It is refurbished and fits four passengers. This golf cart is black with tan seats, a tan top and headlights. It will have custom speedracer tires with chrome rims and Bluetooth MP3 player! Delivery to your Atlanta area home is included.
The toughest ticket to get in years can be yours! You will be sitting in Section 114, and listening to Adele, the most sought after superstar of our times. Be one of the lucky ones and catch her on this limited concert tour! Two (2) tickets to the Adele concert on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at Philips Arena. Plus a $400 credit for a limo for the night!
When tickets for the US dates went live on December 17, an estimated 10 million people bombarded the website of Ticketmaster in the hopes of getting a spot. The 10 million figure is even more amazing when you realize that only 750,000 seats were available across the entire five month tour, making the odds of getting the date of your choice extremely slim. You could be one of the lucky ones to see her in concert!
Philips Arena Seats: Section 114, Row W, Seats 5 and 6
The star of this year's Live Auction Puppy Package is sweet little "Mac"- named after the author of “Bright Lights, Big City”, Jay MacInerny. This adorable little guy is an
8 -week old Mini- Goldendoodle puppy. Mini-Goldendoodles are the perfect combination of the sweet, family-oriented Golden Retriever personality, combined with the easy to manage size and coat of the miniature poodle. He will be around 25-30lbs. and low to non-shedding. The Puppy Package also comes with the following essential items to make adding him to your family even easier:
848 Western Lake Drive is an amazing four bedroom plus bunkroom home located in the WaterColor Resort Community. This luxury home is professionally decorated with four bedrooms each having their own private bath. Guests will find an open floor plan downstairs, with a spacious living area, dining area with seating for 6, and a kitchen offering top of the line appliances. The breakfast bar in the kitchen offers seating for 4 and showcases beautiful granite countertops. When guests are not gathering in the kitchen they will most definitely be enjoying what this home has to offer outdoors. The private outdoor patio area features a fireplace and gas grill perfectly suited for roasting marshmallows and gazing at the stars. There are also wrap around screened in porches on both floors of this home with ample seating for the whole family. One week rental available from August 20-December 16, 2016 subject to availability (http://www.360blueproperties.com/rentals/properties/watercolor-848-western-lake-drive/).
One of the many great features of this home is the bedroom and full bathroom located downstairs. This is perfect for elderly guests who need a downstairs bedroom or for a family who may be bringing a babysitter along.
- Guest Bedroom: King Bed (2), Private Bathroom
- Master Bedroom: King Bed (2), Private Bathroom
- Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed (2), Private Bathroom
- Guest Bedroom: Bunk Bed (twin over full) with trundle (4), Private Bathroom
- Bonus Bunk room - 4 Twin Bunk Beds (4)
- 5 Adult Bikes provided
- Flat Screen TV's in all bedrooms
- Flat Screen TV on first floor screened in porch
- Each bedroom has its own private bathroom
- High Speed Internet
- Professionally decorated
- Natural Gas Grill
- Location is short distance to the beach, just a walk through the backyard to all Seaside restaurants/shops
- Outdoor fireplace and seating area
- Screened in porches both upstairs and downstairs with seating for the whole family.
- Complete Clean Linen Participant - ALL linens, including comforters, laundered upon every checkout
WATERCOLOR NEIGHBORHOOD HIGHLIGHTS:
- Named the #1 family vacation destination in the U.S.
- A 499 acre coastal resort and residential community
- Ideal bike community perfect for family getaways
- Pristine sugar sand beaches
- 4 swimming pools
- Award-winning tennis facilities
- Championship golf nearby
- World Famous Beach Club
- Unparalleled beachside, poolside and lakeside dining
- Acres of parks, gardens and foot paths, also lake with kayaking and YOLO boarding
You will be off to Charleston! Enjoy a two-night stay at the luxurious Grand Bohemian Hotel nestled in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. After walking it’s cobblestone streets and taking in the gorgeous pastel homes Charleston is known for, it’s time to visit Charleston’s hottest craft beer brewery.
Get ready to have a good time as the staff of Holy City Brewing brings you on a full tour of Charleston’s hottest craft beer brewery. Make sure you invite your friends because they are prepared to host four adults with appetizers, dinner, HCB beer tasting flights along with regular full pours for four and a token of beers to go.
Enjoy your next day taking in the bustling French Quarter and Battery areas. Make sure you don’t miss Waterfront Park! You are going to be hungry after all of that sight seeing, but we have you covered. We will be sending you to Charleston with a $175 gift certificate for dinner at Fig. It will be an experience you won’t forget! Known for fresh caught fish and locally raised livestock, it’s a meal that will be one for the records. In May of 2015, Jason Stanhope, head chef at Fig, won Best Chef: South East at the James Beard Foundation awards. The James Beard Awards are the Oscars of the culinary world.
*Hotel stay at the Grand Bohemian is only available Monday-Thursday and not during holidays.
Hotel stay at the Grand Bohemian is only available Monday-Thursday and not during holidays.
Email Josh@holycitybrewing.com before scheduling!
Enjoy a private dinner for 12 at the Home of Fernando and Liz Hurtado. The meal will be prepared by Todd Rushing of Concentrics Restaurants with the help of chefs from some of his Atlanta based restaurants. Concentrics currently owns five properties in Atlanta including:
ONE midtown kitchen, TWO urban licks, TAP, Parish and The Spence. The meal will be 4 courses and the wine pairings that accompany the meal will be hand picked by Todd Rushing himself, some varieties showcased you will not find anywhere else.
Todd Rushing’s presence in the Atlanta restaurant scene has been long-running. A partner in the nationally acclaimed, Atlanta-based, Concentrics Restaurants, Rushing is responsible for creating nationally acclaimed innovative wine programs which have received numerous awards and recognition in publications such as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Sprits, The Wine Report, Bon Appetit, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Restaurant Business, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Atlanta Business Chronicle. Concentrics Restaurants have been recognized in nationally-acclaimed publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Food Arts, O: The Oprah Magazine, Delta SKY and many more. Concentric Restaurants have been nominated for several James Beard Awards including “Outstanding Restaurateur” and “Best Restaurant.”
Spoil your loved one with this set of timeless and exquisite earrings covered in diamonds. These gorgeous hoop earrings are made of 14kt gold, 1 CTW magnificent earrings with hinged hoop design. These top of the line, gorgeous earrings will look beautiful on any occasion!
Give the ultimate symbol of true love around the world.
Note: The earrings are just over an inch in diameter.
Enjoy a gourmet meal prepared for nine in the comfort of your home with one very special guest, Monsignor Joe Corbett! Choose your guests or go in with three additional families for this fabulous night filled with food and fun!
The multiple course dinner will amaze you as craft cocktails and wine are paired with fabulous cuisine. Kick back and relax as your guests are catered to by our enthusiastic servers and back kitchen staff who will be busy doing dishes all night long, so when the night it is over, it’s over!
You will be joining The Reynolds Family on their 5800 Catamaran (6-bedroom) during the 2016 Necker Cup - The World's Most Exclusive Tennis Pro Am.
The winner and their spouse will be staying in a private bedroom with private bath on the Catamaran with Captain & Chef on board. All meals and drinks on the boat are included.
The winner and their spouse will have three (3) days to play tennis and get top-notch tennis instruction at The Legends Camp which will be held at Oil Nut Bay Resort. The Legends Tennis Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime tennis experience in the British Virgin Islands. With Wayne Bryan, father and former coach of the World #1 Doubles Champions Mike & Bob Bryan, and Murphy Jensen, former French Open doubles champion leading your way, your game will jump to a level you only dreamed of!
This amazing package includes: One (1) Day Pass to Sir Richard Branson’s Private Necker Island, where you can watch tennis, feed the Lemurs, paddle board or relax on the beach with your favorite cocktail. Meals are not included on Necker Island.
You and your spouse can sit in courtside seats for the Final Match of the Necker Cup Charity Tennis Exhibition. To cap off your trip – you and your guest Mix and Mingle with Sir Richard Branson at the World Famous "End of The World Party!” Charity Auction and Dinner.
2016 Tennis Pros & Musical Talent have not been disclosed at this time. In previous years, tennis players have been hall of fame legends, current world number 1's, and many young rising top professionals players including: Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, The Bryan Brothers, Martina Navratilova, Kim Clijsters, Boris Becker, Tracy Austin, Stephan Edberg, Ana Ivanovic, Petra Kvitova, Marion Bartoli, Eugenie Bouchard, Brad Gilbert and many more.
Musical Talent in past years have included Jimmy Buffett, Aloe Blacc, Jewel, Sean Paul, Michael Johns, & DJ Irie.
Not included - Airfare to Tortola, British Virgin Islands, boat transfers from Tortola's airport to the Catamaran, Meals and drinks on Necker Island, and any off boat meals & drinks.
*GRAND AUCTION* This is not included in Super Raffle