Auction Booklet for the Taste

March 10th, 2014

Live Auction


Speed Auction Round – Be the first one to raise your paddle to win!

A – $10 Mojito’s Gift Certificate

B – $10 Mojito’s Gift Certificate

C – $10 Joe’s Stationhouse Pizza Gift Certificate

D – $10 Joe’s Stationhouse Pizza Gift Certificate

E – $25 Buffalo Wild Wings

F – $25 Panera Bread Gift Card

G – $25 Starbuck’s Gift Certificate

H – Gift Certificate for one 16” pizza Planet Pizza

I – $25 Lowes Gift Certificate

J – $50 Monte’s Gift Certificate

LA 2

Swing Into Summer

This beautiful 3-person canopy swing is perfect for your deck, porch or yard! Durable powder-coated steel frame construction with decorative brown powder-coated finish. Cushions are made from plush UV resistant Olefin fabric in light brown. Weight capacity 600 pounds. Sponsored by Ace Hardware.

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Bulldog Mania!

Calling all Streator High Fans – place your bid on this perfect fan basket. This basket includes assorted Bulldogs wear and 2014-2015 Athletic Pass valid for you and one guest to ALL home and away conference games! (Season pass excludes conference tournament and playoff games and all non-conference games.)Sponsored by Streator Township High School.

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You are bidding on 2 passes to play 9 holes of golf at the beautiful Twin Creeks Golf Course in Manville and 2 passes to play 9 holes of golf at the Eastwood in Streator. A Twin creeks T-shirt, Eastwood sweatshirt, Titleist hat plus a $25 gift card. Golf carts not included. Sponsored by The Eastwood & Twin Creeks Golf Course.

LA 5

Hit the Jackpot!

Step aboard the Par-A-Dice casino in East Peoria, IL where you can test your luck at slots, poker, or roulette. Then there’s no need to drive home. Two complimentary meals to Options Buffet await you along with a room at the casino’s hotel! Sponsored by Par-A-Dice.

LA 6

The Great Widgman to the Rescue

This unique painting titled The Great Widgman to the Rescue was done David Dreisbach, printmaker and educator, from Wausau, Wisconsin who attended the University of Illinois between 1940 and 1941. This signed, framed original print is #11 of only 30 in the world! Sponsored by Zandra Gomes.

LA 7

Don’t Stop Believing!

Calling all White Sox fans! Bid on 4 Premium Lower Box tickets to a White Sox game vs. the Cleveland Indians on April 10th, 12th or 13th at the Cell with a parking pass. Game date can be chosen by the winner. Sponsored by the Stewart Group.

LA 8

Music Lovers Dream!

5 Evenings – 5 Powerful Shows! You are bidding on 2 Gold Passes for the 2014 Starved Rock Concert Series. You pass includes tickets and premier seating for performances by Alex Boye, 2010 American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox, 2008 American Idol winner David Cook, “Legends Night”, and Brule throughout 2014. Sponsored by The Times.

LA 9

Fishing Getaway

Complete fishing package for Two! This package starts off with a Plano Elite Kevin Van Dam 3700 Signature Series Tackle Bag equipped with five 3750 ProLatch Stowaway utility boxes. Bag includes a Rapala Sportsman Tackle Tool Combo kit with pliers, forceps, mechanical scale and Rapala Clippers, Fluorocarbon Fishing Line, Berkley Gulp Alive Fish Attractant, an array of bait, hooks, lures and bobbers, a $50 gift card to Bass Pro Shops and passes for 2 people to fish up to 10 times at a local stocked pond on private property. Enjoy fishing from the private dock and use of a 2-man paddle boat. Sponsored by Niki VanDuzer & John & Amy Washko.

LA 10

Night Out

The winner of this package will walk away with two theatre tickets to see the play of their choice-“Cats”, “Godspell”, “On The Town”, or “The King and I” at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL. Finish off your evening by retiring to your room at the unique Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. Sponsored by Lotz Trucking.

LA 11

Swim, Eat, and Party

This party package has it all! Supervised swimming for up to 20, pizza, pop, a full sheet cake and balloon bouquet plus the use of the lobby and tables at the Streator YMCA. Make a birthday party, celebration, or a small get-together fun with complete party package. All you need to do is supply the people, bring your swimsuits, and bring an appetite. Sponsored by Streator Family YMCA & Streator Kroger.

LA 12

Cubbie Pride

This package includes an autographed baseball by Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs complete with over 150 collectors’ cards in individual sleeves. Take this beautiful prized baseball and card collection to your home or office and you can feel like you’re a part of baseball history. Sponsored by Brian & Jaci Emerson.

LA 13

Royal Treatment at the Cell

The top bidder on this package is entitled to four Home Plate Club tickets with comfortable, padded, seats in front of the private lounge. In addition you have all-inclusive access to the Premium Levy buffet, open bar, in-seat food and beverage service, access to private lounge and VIP parking. This game will be determined on a mutually agreeable game date in April or May of 2014. Sponsored by Jim Broedlow/ SSAPC.


Cash for a Cause

Where and who your donations help:

Streator Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is comprised of concerned citizens from every part of our community working together to reduce substance use among our youth through education and prevention. The coalition was formed following the tragic death of a local young man from a heroin overdose in 2008.

March of Dimes supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies.

Streator Community Center provides a safe, comfortable, welcoming, and accessible center for all citizens of Streator and surrounding communities. The center offers a structured balance between educational, social, and recreational activities.

Streator Family YMCA is a non-profit organization that is trying to strengthen the community. Any donation goes directly towards the focus of the youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Your generous donation this evening will be distributed among the organizations listed. Here is how you can help all of these great organizations: The auctioneer will call out funding levels of $500.00, $250.00, $100.00, $50.00, & $25.00. Simply raise your bid card for the level you wish to donate. The amount will be reflected on your final receipt at the checkout table. If you prefer to make a silent bid- please use the envelopes on the tables, make checks payable to “The Taste of the Town”, and mail to the address printed on the envelope or drop in the box at the reception table before you leave this evening. Thank you on behalf of the Taste of the Town Committee for your generous donations to these great organizations.

LA 15

Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks

You are bidding on 2 skybox tickets to see the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks take on the Nashville Predators at the United Center on Monday, March 18th. The puck drops at 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by Anderson Creative Group. Parking pass and food/drink not included.

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Gamblers Dream

The winner of this package will receive a one night stay in a luxurious room at the beautiful Jumer’s Casino and Hotel in Rock Island, Illinois plus buffet for 2 and $130 gift certificate to DJ’s Steakhouse! After pressing your luck at the slots, head on over to DJ’s Steakhouse where you can enjoy a delicious meal before heading back to your room for the night. Enjoy more gambling and breakfast or lunch the next day at the buffet. Winner must be at least 21 years of age in order to redeem. Sponsored by Jumer’s Casino and Hotel.

LA 17

Crochet & Wine Party

This package includes a 3-hour private lesson for you and three of your friends at an agreed upon location with four bottles of wine. Just bring your hooks, a roll of yarn and get ready to get your crochet on. Sponsored by Amy Washko.

LA 18

Streator Parkfest Fun

This package includes 3-day family passes for four with $20 to Cruisin’ Concessions

each day at the Streator Park Fest over Memorial Day weekend – May 23rd thru May 25th.

It’s a fun way to get outdoors with the family and fill up on delicious corndogs and

lemon shake-ups. Sponsored by Cruisin’ Concessions and Streator Community Center.

LA 19

It’s Happy Hour

Party with your friends, family or co-workers with this Happy Hour package at Howl @ the Moon in Chicago-the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Dueling Piano Bar! Complete with free admission for up to 100 people, first two drinks for $1, free buffet from 5-7 p.m., wristbands for discounted drinks until 9 p.m. and validated $5 parking at the garage on State &Kinzie. You’re sure to have the party everyone’s talking about! Sponsored by Howl at the Moon and Streator Community Center.

LA 20

Wisconsin Dells Adventure Time

Receive a two-night stay at the Wilderness Territory for up to 6 people in a double suite. Explore the 600 acre resort and have fun on this trip with the family or even a couple’s trip to America’s largest water park resort. Valid Monday through Thursday only;valid September-May only; not valid holidays or certain peak periods. Sponsored by the Wilderness& the Taste of the Town Committee.

LA 21

Gym Time!

This package includes a one-year adult membership to the Streator Family YMCA! Complete your new lifestyle with some extra work with 10 aerobics class passes. Sponsored by the Streator Family YMCA.

LA 22

Ultimate Airbrush Tattoo Kit

Can’t commit? This airbrush tattoo system is perfect for you! This dream kit is perfect for birthdays, corporate functions, reunions or even festivals and fundraisers. Complete with a compressor, air hose, 12 bottles of tattoo paint with fast blast caps, Anthem Airbrush gun, airbrush cleaner and 196 assorted stencils. Donated by Joe, a friend of the Taste.

LA 23

Party, Party, Party

Take the stress out of party planning for that graduation, birthday, or any other party coming up and take this package home. This party of a lifetime is held at the Streator Community Center for up to 100 people and includes a free hall rental for up to 6 hours, 3 hours of DJ service, and decorations. All you need to bring are the people to enjoy the music, fun and games! Sponsored by Streator Community Center.

LA 24

She Gone!

What a view you will have from you Four Gold Box or Premium Club seats to see the White Sox in action at U.S. Cellular Field on a mutually agreeable game date in April or May of the 2014 season. Sponsored by Jim Broedlow/SSAPC.

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Advertising Opportunity

Over 18,000 households will view your brand with a ½ page full color ad in the Times newspaper if you are the winning bidder of this package! This is an excellent business opportunity. Sponsored by the Times.

LA 26

Italian Dinner for Six

Eat like an Italian gangster when you win this bid! A Gourmet home-cooked five course Italian dinner for six served at a local private boat house. The meal with start off with a beverage, followed by appetizers, a salad, main course, dessert and more drinks! Great food, great atmosphere and great people. Bon Appetite. You and your guests will be sure to ask “ne voglio ancora” (is there seconds)? Donated by Streator Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.

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Time for an Ozarks Getaway!

The winner of this package will receive a two-night stay in a newly remodeled lakefront 2-bedroom home that sleeps 8+ in Lake of the Ozarks. It’s the perfect getaway that still makes you feel right at home, complete with its own boat slip and close to many activities. Sponsored by Jim and Angie Houch

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Stan Musial Autographed Bat

Stan Musial has personally hand-signed this Louisville Slugger Game Model Bat. Musial is one of the greatest players is baseball history, and his signature on this bat is the perfect addition to the collection of any true baseball fan. This autograph is guaranteed authentic complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. Sponsored by US Foods.

Silent Auction

SA 1

Scrapbooker’s Dream Basket-Complete with tools, paper, stickers and all things scrapbooking – Donated by Streator Child Development Center

SA 2

Set of two Signature Design by Ashley gear lamps – Donated by Curly’s Furniture

SA 3

Certificate for a two-hour introductory class good for one Rock Gym 101 or two Family Class participants (parent & child 5-17 yrs) at Upper Limits – Donated by Upper Limits Climbing Gym in Bloomington

SA 4

Two complimentary entries to the 5K Run/Walk for the Kids Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Ottawa – Donated by Easter Seals of LaSalle & Bureau Counties

SA 5
Keurig K-Cup Office Pro B145 perfect for home or office single cup brewing. Includes 36 assorted K-Cups – Donated by Streator Community Center

SA 6

Six ice skating passes to Owens Recreation Center indoor skating rink in Peoria, IL – Donated by Peoria Park District

SA 7

Two admission tickets to National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, IA – Donated by National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

SA 8

Gift Certificate for two for a sightseeing cruise on the Celebration Belle – Donated by Celebration River Cruises

SA 9

Four reserved seats to see a 2014 Kane County Cougars baseball game – Donated by Kane County Cougars Baseball Club in Geneva, IL

SA 10

Four general admission passes to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago – Donated by Shedd Aquarium

SA 11

Four Bleacher with Back Seat tickets to Normal CornBelters “Fan Appreciation Night” baseball game on Thursday, August 28 – Donated by Normal CornBelters

SA 12

Four adult or child admission passes to the Children’s Discovery Museum in Normal, IL – Donated by Children’s Discovery Museum

SA 13

Gift certificate valid for a seventy-five minute massage by Cali Simpson and Body Shop items – Donated by Cali Simpson

SA 14

$50 portrait session – Donated by Rhonda Johnson Photography

SA 15

Four month adult gym membership to Streator YMCA – Donated by Streator YMCA

SA 16

Animal Gift Basket with a $50 gift certificate for services or merchandise at either

Novak-Brainard Vet Clinic – Donated by Novak-Brainard Vet Clinic

SA 17

One adult and one children’s admission with a complimentary bag of mining gemstones at the Cave of the Mounds – Donated by Cave of Mounds in Blue Mounds, WI.

SA 18

Casey’s pizza and movie basket with a free large pizza with an order of breadsticks and 2/$4 movies for free – Donated by Casey’s

SA 19

Assorted Tupperware – Donated by Donna Helwig

SA 20

Four tickets (Section 102, Row S, Seats 7-10) to see Bloomington Thunder take on Pensacola Ice Flyers at US Cellular Coliseum on Saturday, March 22 at 7:05 p.m. – Donated by Bloomington Thunder

SA 21

Five Gold Passes & Eight Silver Passes for Paintballing – Donated by CPX Sports in Joliet, IL

SA 22

Four tickets (Section 102, Row S, Seats 7-10) to see Bloomington Thunder vs Huntsville Havoc Sunday, March 16 3:05 p.m. at the US Cellular Coliseum – Donated by Bloomington Thunder

SA 23

Shredding certificate to use for destroying 30 pounds of sensitive documents completed by Streator Unlimited – Donated by Streator Unlimited.

SA 24

Five Gold Passes & Eight silver passes for paintballing – Donated by CPX Sports in Joliet, IL

SA 25

One month gym membership to Doc’s Gym – Donated by Doc’s Gym

SA 26

One month tan certificate to Doc’s Gym – Donated by Doc’s Gym

SA 27

Two all-day waterpark passes to Knights Action Waterpark – Donated by Knights Action Waterpark in Springfield, IL

SA 28

Four coupons for adult or child admissions to the Peoria Zoo – Donated by Peoria Park District

SA 29

Autographed photo in frame of Sox player Harold Baines – Donated by SSAPC/Broedlows

SA 30

Autographed photo in frame of Sox player Jose Quintana – Donated by SSAPC/Broedlows

SA 31

Margarita lover’s basket includes everything you need to make your very own delicious margarita – Donated by Streator Community Center

SA 32

Two admission tickets for 2014-2015 season to Perfect North Slopes good for Monday thru Thursday only – Donated by Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, IN

SA 33

Four passes to the Missouri Botanical Gardens – Donated by Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis, MO.

SA 34

One month gym membership to Doc’s Gym – Donated by Doc’s Gym

SA 35

One month tan certificate to Doc’s Gym – Donated by Doc’s Gym

SA 36

Thirty-one fresh market thermal insulated picnic tote in bold bloom pattern – Donated by Kelly Holocker

SA 37

Olympus VR-320 camera with fourteen megapixels and 12.5 zoom – Donated by Brian and Jaci Emerson

SA 38

Hand-carved daisies trivet – Donated by Brian and Jaci Emerson

SA 39

Hand-carved tulip trivet – Donated by Brian and Jaci Emerson

SA 40

RCA 8 GB MP3 and video player – Donated by Brian and Jaci Emerson

SA 41

Gold money clip – Donated by Brian and Jaci Emerson

SA 42

One night stay in a luxurious king suite, complete with a breakfast buffet for two at the Eastland Suites in Bloomington – Donated by Eastland Suites.

SA 43

Two full day admission tickets to Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville good for weekdays only – Donated by Raging Waves

SA 44

Four upper bowl tickets to Rivermen 2014-2015 Home Opener – Donated by Peoria Rivermen

SA 45

Two tickets to a MainStage or KidSeries performance for Lifeline Theatre in Chicago (not valid for Saturday 8 p.m. or Sunday 1 p.m. performances) – Donated by Lifeline Theatre

SA 46

Gift certificate to Pizza Hut good for ten wings and five breadsticks with marina sauce, ten free McDonalds Value Meals and two six-inch Subway subs – Donated by Pizza Hut, McDonalds and Subway

SA 47

Toddler girl’s green crocheted poncho – Donated by Amy Washko

SA 48

Four child or adult tickets to Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington – Donated by Miller Park Zoo

SA 49

Girl’s crocheted button-up sweater in white – Donated by Amy Washko

SA 50

“Poppies” framed, matted painting – Donated by Amy Washko

SA 51

Baker’s dream spring basket includes cookies mix, cut outs, cupcake trays, cupcake mix, etc – Donated by Streator Child Development Center

SA 52

“Garden Shed” framed, matted painting – Donated by Amy Washko

SA 53

Four reserved tickets to the Joliet Slammers good for a regular season game in 2014 – Donated by Joliet Slammers

SA 54

Salon basket with professional salon hair necessities AND a Brighton “Fashionista” pouch – Donated by Sarah Sickly/Shear Illusions & Amy Washko.

SA 55

Gardening supply basket with coffee mug planter, soil, seeds and everything else you need to test your green thumb – Donated by Mike and Angie Hysell/Curtis 1000.

SA 56

Two one-day admission tickets to Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari amusement and water park located in Santa Claus, IN – Donated by Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari.

SA 57

“LOVE” monotone painted canvas – Donated by Amy Washko

SA 58

Wine and popcorn basket – Donated by Joelle Myers

SA 59

Ultimate beauty basket includes plush robe, makeup bag, brushes, nail assortments, body care items, and samples – Donated by Joelle Myers

SA 60

Hair Cuttery basket filled with various hair products and $5 gift card – Donated by Mariah/Hair Cuttery

SA 61

Folgers Coffee & Smuckers Jelly Basket – Donated by Smuckers

SA 62

Kids craft and loom basket full of supplies to keep the young ones busy for hours – Donated by Streator Child Development Center

SA 63

One hour photo shoot on location of your choice (within 30 miles of Streator) and 20+ edited digital images – Donated by Jackie Gardner Koncor

SA 64

Infant crocheted sage, pink and white button-up sweater – Donated by Amy Washko

SA 65

Booze basket with a $50 Gift Certificate to Brandy’s – Donated by Brandy’s

SA 66

$100 toward a 2-night stay at the historic Farmer’s Guest House in beautiful Galena, IL. Valid Sunday – Thursday only and excludes holidays – Donated by Farmer’s Guest House

SA 67

Two Super Saver Memberships to Engle Lane Theatre for the 2014 season – Donated by Engle Lane
SA 68

Two Billy Currington tickets at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, Illinois on Thursday, March 20, 2014 and will also feature special guests Brett Eldredge & Chase Rice – Donated by Studstill Media

SA 69

Family Game Tower complete with Sorry, Chutes & Ladders, Jenga, Uno, Dominoes and Candyland – Donated by Streator Community Center

SA 70

Assorted Boyds Bears collection with 3 stuffed bears 13 figurines – Donated by Brian & Jaci Emerson

SA 71

Yankee Candle basket – Donated by the YMCA

SA 72

Arlington Day at the Races comes with six Clubhouse Box Seats to the 2014 Arlington Racing Season on a mutually agreed upon date – Donated by Arlington International Racecourse