View a list of our fabulous live auction items below:
Learn about traditional pottery making and take a turn behind the wheel to make your own piece of stoneware. Date includes: potter workshop tour, wheel throwing demonstration, personal pottery lesson with master potter to create your own piece of American stoneware, accompanied with wine and cheese.
Donated by Farmhouse Pottery, Value: $600
Gasonline snowblower: Torro power max, 724, two-stage, 212cc, 24 inch, electric start.
Donated by: Bethel Mills, Value: $750
Large lidded storage jar with Miranda’s signature teeming fish pattern.
Donated by: Miranda Thomas, Value: $580
Select between a hands on pizza or pasta class with your friends in the relaxed yet professional kitchen at the home of Linda and Chef Ted Fondulas. In the pizza class you’ll make the dough and accompanying sauces along with calzone and crackers – all from the same dough. Pasta is handmade into fettuccine, tortellini and ravioli among other shapes; you’ll make fillings and sauces too! Enjoy eating whatever you make.
BYOB. Super fun – the class lasts about 3 – 4 hours but no hurry!
Donated by: Ted and Linda Fondulas, Value: $600
Served by a collection of Thompson Senior Center Board Members! This package includes:
A fine selection of beer, wine, and softer beverages
Choice of hot and cold appetizers
All the fine points can be arranged
This event is structured for no more than 25 people. We are unable to serve alcohol, a beer/wine station will be set up for self service; any cocktails should be provided by the winner. The duration of the event should be 2 hours and this offer is good for one year up to 2/11/19.
Donated by: The Thompson Board of Directors, Value: $1800
Woodstock Beverage, Value: $150
Cruise 2-3 hours on either the Connecticut or Ottauquechee river with Pat Bartlett, Woldfile Consultant and Guide. Snacks and drinks provided. Available June 1 – August 30, 1:00 – 8:00 pm.
Donated by: Patrick Bartlett Guide Services, Value: $350
The Jackson House, amazing neighbors to The Thompson, are welcoming two guests for two nights in a suite with full breakfast. You’ll remember this experience for a long time!
Donated by: Jackson House Inn, Estimated Value: $600
Day 1: Meet our herd of cows & learn how to milk them. You can participate in any or all chores during that shift, including feeding baby calves. Lunch provided.
Day 2: Use the milk from cow’s the day before to produce your own custom artisan cheese. You’ll spend the shift in the creamery learning the cheese-making process. At the end, we’ll send each guest home with 10 pounds of cheese. Breakfast provided.
Once it has aged, we will send 10 pounds of the cheese you made to each guest.
This is a once in a lifetime experience you won’t want to miss!
Donated by VT Farmstead Cheese, Value $1400
The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with cocktails and appetizers served on the terrace overlooking the pond. Freshly smoked Atlantic Salmon and hopefully a smoked rainbow trout from the pond will be offered. The dinner entrée may be chosen by the winner ranging from roasted whole local beef fillet, Texas style beef brisket prepared on the pellet grill, or leg of lamb with appropriate wine pairing. If the dinner is held late enough in the summer there will hopefully be some fresh veggies from the garden. After dessert guests may retire to the theatre with their coffee to watch a movie of their choice. There will be popcorn in the popper for those who want a taste to verify their movie experience. Note that the movie must be on Blue Ray DVD. Movie and all should be finished by 10:00 pm or shortly thereafter.
Donated by: Jon and Margaret Fullerton, Value: $900