Exclusive Guided Hike at Crane Hollow Preserve in the Hocking Hills


Enjoy this guided hike led by an experienced naturalist and environmental educator while you explore this 1900+ acre spectacular private preserve in the heart of the Hocking Hills.
  • Explore dry ridge tops, massive rock outcrops, waterfalls, and a stream valley shaded by majestic hemlocks Hikers should expect to hike moderately difficult terrain, including steep hills with uneven ground, and may also need to cross shallow streams, but we will work with the group to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for everyone
  • Participants should be in good physical condition and wear appropriate footwear
  • Up to 8 guests will experience a private guided tour through Crane Hollow Preserve in an area closed to the public
  • Dates are flexible for a mutually agreed upon date
  • Children are allowed to participate with a signed waiver
Exclusive Guided Hike at Crane Hollow Preserve in the Hocking Hills
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Zip Through the Forest With Hocking Hills Canopy Tours


Hocking Hills is home to many exciting outdoor adventures, but nothing compares to the thrill of Hocking Hills Zip line Canopy Tour! Fast, fun, and exhilarating, this 2 1/2 to 3 hour spectacular adventure offers nature lovers and thrill seekers alike a unique opportunity to zip through the treetops on a network of cables and adventure skybridges suspended high above the forest floor, overlooking a cave, rock cliffs, the Hocking River, and other flora and fauna.
  • Available for the 2017 season (April-November) excluding Saturdays
  • Ages 10 and up
  • 2 passes included
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An Evening of Stargazing With 2 Ohio University Instructors of Astronomy


An evening of stargazing with George Eberts and Tom O'Grady. See the constellations in the night sky. View the craters on the moon, rings of Saturn, and the moons of Jupiter through telescopes if the event is scheduled in the summer. Number of people is flexible, and kids are welcome, but be advised that kids younger than about 8 or 9 might have problems coping with the "eyepiece experience".
  • Your backyard, OU's new observatory or another location dependent on time and date, for best viewing.
  • Number of people is flexible, and kids are welcome but be advised that kids younger than about 8 or 9 might have problems coping with the "eyepiece experience".
  • kids younger than about 8 or 9 might have problems coping with the "eyepiece experience" but are welcome to attend.
  • Summer is the best - this year, both Jupiter and Saturn are visible in the summer.
  • Blackout Dates: July 22, August 10 -September 4. Schedule in advance
An Evening of Stargazing With 2 Ohio University Instructors of Astronomy
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Cut your Own Christmas Tree and Family Ride by Horse Drawn Wagon


  • Cut your own Christmas tree this December! Tree of your choice at Hutchison Farm in Albany
  • 30 minute private family wagon ride on the farm
  • Must be used in December 2017 2-3 dates in December will be provided to the package winner after Thanksgiving.
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Peaceful Week-long Retreat St Michael’s, Maryland


  • One week stay for up to 8 in a 4 bedroom, 3½ bath waterfront home on Harris Creek in St. Michaels, Maryland.
  • Casual home with spectacular sunsets a large living room and sunporch to relax with family or friends.
  • Use the one person kayak and canoe at the house, rent a small motor boat at a nearby marina, or bring your own to tie up at the dock for the week (2.5 ft MLW).
  • Bedrooms have 1 king, 1 queen, 2 singles, one bunkbed and 1 queen futon.
  • St Michaels is four miles away or 20 minutes by bike, and provides access to many local activities including The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the Waterfowl Festival (Nov), wine fests and holiday events, golfing, cruises on the Bay, plus great seafood restaurants and shops.
  • Michaels was recently voted #7 best small city for a weekend getaway by Expedia and #20 of Esquire’s most scene drives.
  • DC and the Atlantic beaches (Rehoboth and Bethany in DE and Ocean City, MD) are 1.5 hours away and are easy day trips.
  • Linens provided
  • Use between September, 1, 2017 – April, 1, 2018
  • Schedule a minimum of 4 weeks in advance
  • Donated by Kate Kelley and Willem Roosenburg
Peaceful Week-long Retreat St Michael’s, Maryland
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Your Own Private Movie Showing at Stuart’s Opera House – Live Auction –


  • Private movie screening for your choice of friends and family at historic Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio.
  • Schedule in advance with Stuart's Opera House.
  • Popcorn machine can be provided with advance notification.
  • Use by the end of 2017.
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Chillicothe Excursion and Overnight Stay – Live Auction –


  • Visit Chillicothe, Ohio's first capital!
  • Take a tour of Adena Mansion on the 2000 acre estate of Thomas Worthington, the sixth governor of Ohio.  The mansion house has been restored to look as it did when the Worthingtons lived there in the early 1800s and includes many of the original furnishings.
  • An overnight stay for two.
  • And more coming soon!
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Weekend Stay at the Red Fern Inn on Marblehead Peninsula – Live Auction –


  • Red Fern Inn is the perfect setting for a romantic weekend or a trip to the lake with your family.  Located on the second floor of the historic Marblehead Schoolhouse building, Red Fern Inn is a cozy escape on picturesque Lake Erie.  Whether you're looking to relax and unwind or plan a week of activities, visitors will find plenty of amenities at the inn and in the surrounding area.
  • Enjoy a weekend stay for two in a one bedroom suite at Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery, a little piece of paradise on the Marblehead Peninsula.
  • Guests have access to bicycles, a private lounge on the grounds of the winery, and several fire pits where they can enjoy a view of the lake.
  • Rocky Point Winery, located on the first floor of the schoolhouse, has more than a dozen different types of wine available for tasting and purchase. The winery also serves many craft brews and unique distilled spirits. Guests of the inn can enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine during their stay.
  • Ideal location close to many area attractions.
  • Suites include a private kitchen and fireplace.
  • Use between October 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. Schedule in advance with the inn.
  • Not available December 31 or January 1, 2018.
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Two Tickets to an OSU Football Home Game (You choose the date!) – Live Auction –


  • Two tickets to your choice of a 2017 Ohio State University Home Game
  • Choose one:
    • Saturday, September 9th vs. Oklahoma
    • Saturday, September 16th vs. Army West Point
    • Saturday, September 23rd vs. UNLV
    • Saturday, October 11th vs. Maryland
    • Saturday, October 28th vs. Penn State
    • Saturday, November 11th vs. Michigan State
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Tour, Tasting, and Game Night at Jackie O’s Tap Room with the Kotowskis – Live Auction –


  • Bring up to 9 guests with you to Jackie O's Tap Room on Stimpson Ave. for a game night with John and Kelli Kotowski!
  • Tour the recently expanded Jackie O's brewery.
  • Enjoy a Jackie O's beer tasting with snacks, all provided by the dynamic duo of John and Kelli.
  • Summer months preferred; must use within a year. Winner must coordinate with the Kotowskis and Jackie O's.
  • Sorry kids, adults only!
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Morgan County Countryside Getaway Adventure – Live Auction –


  • Dinner for 2 at the Triple Nickel Diner.
  • Movie tickets at the Twin City Opera House.
  • 2 tickets to the Ohio Valley Opry.
  • Overnight stay at Stockport Mill Inn.
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Tour for 4 and Beer Tasting at Little Fish Brewery – Live Auction –


  • A tour and tasting for 4 at Little Fish Brewery, hosted by Co-Founder Jimmy Stockwell.
  • Includes four 5 oz samples of Little Fish Brews for each person.
  • Use by October 31, 2017. Schedule in advance.
  • Children welcome to attend.
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Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) Design Consult for Your Home – Silent Auction –


  • Ready to find out what it takes to go solar? Receive a professional consult for your home by Blue Rock Station.
  • Jay Warmke, co-owner of Blue Rock Station and certified solar professional, will perform a site assessment (design, recommendation, shading analysis, load assessment, system layout) for your home.
  • As part of the consultation, winning bidder will receive: a one-line drawing with a complete design that any solar installer can use; a wiring diagram; a plan view (shows how the system will sit on your property); and an estimate of what your 2017 install cost would be, including parts and labor by an installer.
  • Includes a copy of Assembling a Solar Generator: How to Harness the Sun for Power When you Need it Most, a 114 page book geared toward DIYers by Jay Warmke.
  • Also includes a copy of Understanding Photovoltaics: An easy to follow study guide for Solar Electric Certification Programs, a 250 page book by Jay Warmke.
  • $1,000 package value!
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Black Diamond Eco-Solutions Rain Barrel – Silent Auction –


  • The Black Diamond Rain Barrel is a smarter, more attractive way to save water.  Designed to blend in, it lets you store rain for use in gardening and eco-storage - and you'll be helping the environment the whole time.
  • Also includes the Black Diamond Rain Barrel diverter kit - everything you need to hook the barrel directly to your downspout and begin catching and reusing water.  Spigot also included.
  • Rain Barrel Dimensions: 29" x 16" x 44"
  • 55 gallon capacity.
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Southern Ohio Copperheads Season Tickets and Swag – Silent Auction –


  • 4 season ticket passes to the Southern Ohio Copperheads 2017 season.  Use at all Southern Ohio Copperheads home games played at Wren Stadium in Athens, Ohio.
  • Season runs June 8th - July 30th, 2017
  • Copperheads Swag includes: a Copperheads hat, shirt, and glass cup.
  • Adults and children welcome!
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Kids Pony Party – Silent Auction –


  • Pony party! If you have a child who loves horses or a company picnic with kids attending, this package is for you!
  • Debbie Phillips will bring equine friends to your event for 2 hours of fun with ponies.
  • Package includes a pony which can be groomed, petted, and decorated with ribbons, as well as a small horse which children can ride.
  • Helmets will be provided and are required for all riders.
  • Package winner must sign a liability release waiver.
  • Flexible dates, weekends preferred. Advanced scheduling required. Inclement weather may require a rain date.
  • Use by the end of 2017.
  • Location must have room to park and turn a horse trailer.
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Attend the 8th Annual Emma Grandma Gateway Solstice (EGGS) Hike and Camp Out at Burr Oak State Park – Silent Auction –


  • 1 EGGS Hike Registration (June 23-25, 2017)
  • 1 Year Buckeye Trail Association Membership
  • Follow the Blue Blazes book
  • 1 Buckeye Trail Section Map
  • 1 Buckeye Trail Sew-on Patch
  • Learn more about the EGGS Hike at http://www.buckeyetrail.org/eggs.php
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Nelsonville Emporium Basket – Silent Auction –


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One Week Stay in Sarasota, Florida Home -Live Auction-


  • Located in the Lakewood Ranch Country Club
  • Contains 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, pool and spa
  • Sleeps 8 individually or 11 family members
  • Beds include 2 double, 2 twin, 2 sofa, and 2 temporary
  • Area contains unique entertainment, museum, cultural, golf, recreational, shopping, and nationally ranked beach activities
  • Available dates for weekly use between May and December are flexible
  • Not available January-April
  • Donated by John F. Burns family
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French Cottage in The Foothills of The Cevennes Mountains -Live Auction-


  • A newly built country house in LaHourne in foothills of Cevennes Mountains on 10 hectares near Anduze
  • Offers double bedrooms with queen-sized beds, day-bed in living room, bathroom with claw-foot bathtub, separate shower, fully-equipped kitchen with professional stove and dining area, large living room with large French windows, Wi-fi and printer, large wooden terrace with commanding view of Cevennes Mountains
  • No cleaning/linen changes, extra linens provided
  • House must be left as clean as when the guests arrived or pay 60 euros for cleaning
  • See cultural highlights of the South of France, sweeping views of pastures, foothills and mountains, stroll through woods to spring forming headwaters of L’Ourne River
  • Availability Pending, must be used by July 2018
  • Will need rental car to get to house
  • Children are welcome to attend if accompanied by parents/families
  • Donated by Diane Osgood .
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Hotel Stay in West Virginia With Concert Tickets -Live Auction-


  • A two night stay at Fairfield Inn and Suites in Wierton, WV
  • Receive 2 VIP tickets for a concert, additional tickets can be purchased
  • The VIP experience includes a parking pass, access to VIP lounge and entry to event.
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Private Dinner by Chef Contrisciani -Live Auction-


  • A dinner prepared and served in the winner’s home by expert chef Alfonso Contrisciani of the Hocking College Culinary School
  • Dinner can be prepared for up to 8 people
  • Dinner will include locally sourced, fresh foods which may vary based on season
  • Gift certificate should used within the year
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A Night of Stargazing and S’mores -Silent Auction-


  • Enjoy and evening of stargazing and s’mores with up to 10 people.
  • Astronomy evening at dark sky site observed through telescope viewing and stories
  • Learn basic observing and see deep sky objects in this galaxy and other galaxies
  • Chosen time will be near new moon and be weather dependent; details coordinated with winning bidder
  • Several choices available
  • Family friendly event
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Dinner for 4 at The Clay Haus in Somerset -Silent Auction-


  • Enjoy a lovely dinner for 4 at an old German house symbolizing the heritage of Somerset and boasting the finest German and American cuisine
  • Located in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio
  • A voucher will be provided in the amount of $100 and can be used like a gift card
  • Any remaining balance will not be returned to the guest and will be forfeited
  • Should be used by the end of 2017
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An Outdoor Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum-Live Auction-


  • George Eberts, employed for over three decades in Mental Health, will captivate you with his depth of knowledge as well as tell you the real stories of what life was like for the residents, as well as the employed, at the Athens Asylum.
  • Hear about the resident Alligator, look at the names left carved into the woodwork,and hear the sad tale of the “lost lady.”
  • Learn about the historic architecture and grounds and the history of the evolution of mental health practices and stories related to the old cemeteries.
  • Schedule ahead any time before the end of the year
  • A group of 8-10 people can be accommodated
  • All ages are welcome provided they can walk the entire time
  • Tour will last approximately 2 hours and can end with a picnic if group brings their own food
 
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Native Plant Landscaping and Yard Evaluation -Silent Auction-


  • Explore your own landscape and garden with an experienced horticulturist for information and advice or learn about trees, plants, mushrooms, and natural history on a guided 1-2 hour tour with an experienced botanist and field naturalist
  • Available until the end of 2017; Spring and Summer months preferred
  • Dates can be flexible
  • Groups of up to 3 people (More depending on location)
  • Children and dogs welcome
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United Plant Savers Guided Hike -Silent Auction-


  • A guided 3-hour interpretive hike at United Plant Saver’s Botanical Sanctuary
  • Led by UPS Farm Manager, Chip Carroll
  • Must be used May 1 - October 1
  • Up to 5 people can come on the hike including the bid winner
  • Children are welcome
  • All food, water, snacks should be brought by the hikers
  • Hikers should be prepared for some mildly rugged terrain
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Uncle Buck’s Trail Ride and Lunch at Lake Hope Lodge -Silent Auction-


  • Ride along the Coal Bucket Trail on a 1 hour trail ride
  • Experienced trail guides make this a fun and exciting outing for novice and expert riders alike
  • 2 ride vouchers are provided
  • Can be used as soon as possible
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Lake Hope Lodge included
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1 Hour Massage -Silent Auction-


  • Courtesy of EMBE Acres Massage Therapy
  • Located in Athens with licensed massage therapist, Sarah Baker
  • Massage can be tailored to the recipient’s taste including: relaxation massage, deep tissue, or a custom massage for the recipient that focuses on their specific problem areas
  • www.embeacres.com
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Guided Birding Tour -Silent Auction-


  • 12 people can enjoy an abundant array of the region's birds
  • Scheduled for morning, when birds are most active
  • Coffee and light breakfast provided after a morning of interactive birding
  • Must take place on the weekend
  • At bidder's property or at suggested site
  • Hosted and donated by birder, Dan Weber
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1 Year Wellworks Membership -Silent Auction-


  • The winner will have access to Ohio Universities wellness program which includes massage, nutrition, and wellness training.
  • Winner will be given a 1 year membership to the Wellworks facilities at Ohio University
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Savage Canary Soaps Package -Silent Auction-


    • Golden Bar Propolis Complexion Bar • Brighteyes Under-eye Serum • Good Juju Anointing Oil • Assorted Tinted Propolis Balms • Birder Balm • Wild Beauty Balm • Locally Crafted, Sustainable Skincare
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