Taste of the Town Auction ItemsMarch 10th, 2015
Dining Around the Illinois Valley
Enjoy over $220 in gift certificates to restaurants all around the Illinois Valley. Certificates range from $10-$50 and include Waterstreet Pub in Peru, Bee Hive & Shaker’s Lounge in Ottawa, and Joe’s Stationhouse Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken/Long John Silvers, Planet Pizza, Teke’s, Toppings Pizzeria and Yummy House in Streator. Sponsored by all restaurants listed.
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.
2015 Starved Rock Country Concert and Arts Series
5 Evenings – 5 Fantastic Shows! You are bidding on 2 Gold Passes for the 2015 Starved Rock Concert and Arts Series. Your pass includes tickets and reserved seating for performances by Alex Boye, the Bellamy Brothers, Who’s Bad, “Legends Night”, and Cloverton throughout 2015. Concerts rotate between LP High School, Ottawa High School and IVCC. Sponsored by The Times.
Kids’ Painting Party
Put the ART in your child’s next pARTy where they can discover their inner Van Gogh and create a masterpiece to call their own. This package is for 6 to 10 children (depending on age) is hosted at the Washko residence (or other agreed upon location.) All painting supplies and a canvas will be supplied. Sponsored by Amy Washko and Gail Phillips.
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.
Gentlemen Start Your Engines!
You could be the winner of two tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, September 20th! Tickets are located at the start/finish line in Section 405, Row 15, Seats 1&2 on the aisle. Sponsored by Illinois Valley Brain Injury Clubhouse.
Don’t Stop Believing!
Calling all White Sox fans! Bid on 4 Premium Lower Box tickets to a White Sox game vs. the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, April 26th at the Cell. Game time is 1:10 p.m. and these great seats are right on 3rd base, Section 142, Row 31, Seats 1-4. Sponsored by Koar Solutions.
Complete fishing package for two! All you need are the poles and bait because this package includes passes for 2 people to fish up to 10 times at a local stocked pond on private property in rural Streator. Enjoy fishing from the private dock and use of a 2-man paddle boat. Sponsored by John & Amy Washko.
Sit in Style
Want to feel like you’re sitting right in the action of your favorite football team at Memorial Stadium? Well, now you can with this pair of U of I Coors Light Stadium seats. Sponsored by Euclid Beverage.
Page for a Day
Join State Senator Sue Rezin in Springfield as her page for a day. Experience firsthand the daily schedule of an Illinois State Senator and the legislative process. The winning bidder will also receive a tour of the state Capitol, lunch with Senator Rezin, receive special recognition as an honored guest on the Senate floor, and participate in the Senate’s legislative session. Sponsored by Senator Sue Rezin ~ 38th District.
Meet me in St. Louis
You are bidding on four tickets see St. Louis Cardinals take on the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, June 30th at Busch Stadium. Seats are located in the Infield Redbird Club Section 257 in Row 4. Sponsored by Dot Foods, Inc.
100th Anniversary Cubbie Pride
The winning bidder of this package will own a limited edition, #159 of 5,000 red and blue Louisville Slugger baseball bat commemorating the Chicago Cubs 100th Anniversary at Wrigley Field! Sponsored by Zandra Gomes.
Start your day off on the Illinois River with Captain Dave and up to 14 friends where you will spend 3-4 hours cruising on his houseboat. Create your own itinerary where you can choose to check out the scenery, stop at Heritage Harbor or the marina, or just anchor up and enjoy the water and sun with friends. Captain Dave, deckhands, and life jackets all come with this package on an agreed upon date (includes a rain date). This package also includes a $50 Harcar’s Meat gift certificate and $25 Kroger gift card to complete your feast. BYOB, towels, suits, sunscreen and extra snacks. Restrooms on board. Must be 21. Sponsored by Dave Abby.
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.
• Illinois Valley Brain Injury Clubhouse is a day activity center and support group for survivors and families with TBI and Stroke, where members and staff work side by side on a work schedule. The mission of the Illinois Valley Brain Injury Clubhouse is to provide a safe environment where people with disabilities can focus their abilities for the combined good of all members.
• Voluntary Action Center (Meals on Wheels) provides homebound senior citizens 60 years and older throughout the Streatorland area and all residents of the Hi-Rise sites. This program provides nutrition to keep seniors healthy as well as well-being checks several times a week. No one is denied a hot meal, thus making Meals on Wheels is considered a silent, humble service to the seniors of Streator.
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.
You are bidding on four tickets and a parking pass to see the Chicago Bulls take on the Atlanta Hawks from a penthouse suite on Wednesday, April 15th at the United Center. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by Anderson Creative Group. Food/drink not included.
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.
Broadway in Streator
Two Super Savers memberships to Engle Lane Theatre can be yours if you are the highest bidder on this item! Take in seven remaining shows of the 2015 season showcasing local talent – Donated by Engle Lane.
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 22nd thru May 24th.
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.
Chill in Style!
Create a cozy setting on your front porch, in your backyard or patio with this durable and stylish 4-foot wooden bench handcrafted right here in Streator. Made of treated lumber, then sprayed with natural stained sealant for a long-lasting addition to your outdoor space. Sponsored by Tom Kinkin.
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. Restrictions: Monday through Thursday only; September-May only; not valid holidays or certain peak periods. Sponsored by the Wilderness & the Taste of the Town Committee.
Painting and Wine Party
A little bit of paint with a little bit of wine equals a whole lot of fun for friends, families or couples! Up to 20 adults will have the perfect opportunity to create their very own masterpiece on canvas at the Washko residence (or another agreed upon location if preferred.) You bring the wine and the rest will be supplied – Sponsored by Amy Washko and Gail Phillips.
Crochet & Wine Party
This package includes a 3-hour private lesson for you and three of your friends at an agreed upon location with wine included. Just bring your hooks, a roll of yarn and get ready to get your crochet on. Sponsored by Amy Washko.
Party, Party, Party
Take the stress out of party planning for that graduation, birthday, or any other party coming up on your radar and take this package home. This party extravaganza 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.
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. Expires December 31, 2015. Sponsored by the Times.
Italian Dinner for Six
Eat like a king when you win this package! A Gourmet home-cooked five course savory Italian dinner for six will be 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.
Workin’ n’ Playin’ 2015
Calling all Parrotheads! Join Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers on their 2015 tour at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park on Saturday, June 27th at 8:00 p.m. You and five of your friends will take in the Workin’ n’ Playin’ tour with lawn seats that are sure to get you lost in Margaritaville. Grab your flip flops and make sure your cooler’s stocked so you have plenty of time for tailgating before the main event! Sponsored by SOCU, Carbo’s and Circle K.
Junior Golf Package
Help your little man or lady become a golf pro early on with this set of Powerbilt Lil Slugger Junior golf clubs! This package also includes a sleeve of golf balls, a golf hat, t-shirt, one free golf lesson, and pass to the driving range. Sponsored by Tom & Muff Travelstead and Don & Kay Koltveit.
½-hour massage gift certificate to Soul Balance by Christine Bennett-Weber with a spa basket – Donated by Christine Bennett-Weber.
Hello Kitty Petite “Pamper Me” set with a $15 gift certificate to Pro Nails, Hello Kitty Bath Set and Lip Gloss set – Donated by Pro Nails and a friend of the Taste.
Garden Basket large potter full of hedge sheers, bird feeder, bird feed, gardening gloves, pruners, gardening tool set and watering set – Donated by a Friend of the Taste.
5 ½ foot tall inflatable Kaleidoscope Frosty the Snowman – Donated by SOCU.
Set of two boys size large Fox Racing t-shirts – Donated by Leipold Motor Sales.
Men’s size large Fox Red Bull Racing Zip-up Hoodie with a size medium Fox racing t-shirt plus a $25 Gift Card – Donated by Leipold Motor Sales.
Girl’s Leotards – black medium (size 8/10) and pink large (size 10/12) – Donated by Zulily.
Beach Party basket with international liquor, picnic items, beach blanket, beach bag and black swim suit bottoms – Donated by Gayle Scott Travel.
Casey’s date night basket with a free large pizza, bread sticks, 2 movie rentals and assorted snacks – Donated by Casey’s in Streator.
IVCC Fan Bundle a blanket, hoodie, camp chair, umbrella, cushion and cooler all come with IVCC Eagles logo – donated by IVCC.
Set of Tennis Racquet Mirrors – Donated by Turk Furniture.
Goat Milk Spa Basket with goat milk soap and lotion – Donated by Lulu Fay’s Country Suds.
Wine and cheese basket – Donated by Willow Home Care, LTD.
Brandy’s Moscow Mule basket complete with copper mugs, vodka, ginger beer and the recipe – Donated by Brandy’s Bar and Lounge.
August Hill wine tasting for four and a bottle of Angel of Hope wine – Donated by August Hill Winery.
O’Connell Farms honey and liquor basket – 3 jars of honey and a bottle of Jack Daniels – Donated by O’Connell Farms.
Auto Zone Car Wash bucket with car wash supplies – Donated by Auto Zone.
Igloo Cooler full of assorted mixers and buzz balls – Donated by Mike & Angie Hysell/Curtis 1000.
Grab Some Buds Budweiser Framed Mirror – Donated by City Beverage.
Brown and Khaki handmade “t-shirt necklace” – Donated by A Friend of the Taste.
Black and White handmade “t-shirt necklace” – Donated by A Friend of the Taste.
Navy and Gray handmade “t-shirt necklace” – Donated by a Friend of the Taste.
Purple and Green crocheted wash clothes and Kleenex cover – Donated by a Friend of the Taste.
Red, White and Blue crocheted wash clothes and Kleenex cover – Donated by a Friend of the Taste.
Pink crocheted wash clothes and Kleenex cover – Donated by a Friend of the Taste.
Hair & Nail basket includes $50 gift certificate for hair styling by Kelly Hansen and $25 nails gift certificate by Jessica Blakemore with assorted hair and nail products – Donated by Kelly Hansen and Jessica Blakemore.
Mattel I Love Lucy “Lucy’s Italian Movie” collector doll – Donated by Zandra Gomes.
Mattel I Love Lucy “Lucy Does a TV Commercial” collector doll – Donated by Zandra Gomes.
Mattel I Love Lucy “Job Switching” collector doll – Donated by Zandra Gomes.
Set of Wooden Baseball Bat Shaped hat/coat racks – Donated by Turk Furniture.
Set of Wooden Baseball Bat Shaped hat/coat racks – Donated by Turk Furniture.
Handmade multi-color teddy bear crib-sized quilt – Donated by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Purple and yellow throw-sized quilt – Donated by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Red, Blue and Gold crib-sized quilt – Donated by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Two passes to play nine holes to Pine Hills Golf Course – Donated by Pine Hills.
Autographed baseball by Chicago Cubs alumnus Lee Smith – Donated by Chicago Cubs.
Limited Edition laser autographed Chicago Bears photograph – Donated by the Chicago Bears.
Star Ford Car Wash package with six car washes (one per month for six months) and a $50 gift certificate – Donated by Star Ford.
Chicago Blackhawks #86 Teuvo Teravainen autographed photo – Donated by Chicago Blackhawks.
Chicago Blackhawks #5 David Rundblad autographed photo – Donated by Chicago Blackhawks.
Two passes for nine holes of golf at both Twin Creeks and Eastwood Golf Course – Donated by Eastwood Twin Creeks.
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.
Four tickets (Section 112, Row B, Seats 10-13) to see Bloomington Thunder take on Green Bay at US Cellular Coliseum on Saturday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. – Donated by U.S. Cellular Coliseum.
$50 shredding certificate to use for destroying up to 280 pounds of sensitive documents completed by Streator Unlimited – Donated by Streator Unlimited.
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
Two admission tickets to National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, IA – Donated by National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.
Ten Silver Passes for Paint balling – Donated by CPX Sports in Joliet, IL.
Ten silver passes for paint balling – Donated by CPX Sports in Joliet, IL.
Four child or adult tickets to Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington – Donated by Miller Park Zoo.
Two all-day water park passes to Knights Action Water park – Donated by Knights Action Water park in Springfield, IL.
Two admission tickets for 2015-2016 season to Perfect North Slopes good for Monday thru Thursday only – Donated by Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, IN.
J’s Tire Oil Change up to 5 quarts (non-synthetic) Donated by J’s Tire.
Four coupons for adult or child admissions to the Peoria Zoo – Donated by Peoria Park District.
Four passes to the Missouri Botanical Gardens – Donated by Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis, MO.
$250 Gift Card to Grand Bear Lodge – Donated by Grand Bear Lodge.
$250 Gift Card to Grand Bear Lodge – Donated by Taste of the Town.
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.
$100 portrait session with Rhonda Johnson – Donated by Rhonda Johnson Photography
Four Bleacher with Back Seat tickets to any game of the Normal Corn Belters 2015 season – Donated by Normal Corn Belters.
Four adult or child admission passes to the Children’s Discovery Museum in Normal, IL – Donated by Children’s Discovery Museum
Two outfield reserved tickets to a Chicago White Sox game 2015 season (excludes opening day, Cubs, NYY, BOS, STL and Elvis night – Donated by Chicago White Sox.
$100 Gift Certificate to Rowe’s Tattoo Studio in Streator – Donated by Rowe’s Tattoo Studio.
Overnight Stay at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, includes four water park passes (Expires June 30, 2015) – Donated by Studstill Media.
Volcano Falls ten 2-for-1 mini golf coupons and a $10 gift certificate – Donated by Volcano Falls in Loves Park, IL.
Two lessons and two months range use at Big Buck Archery – Donated by Big Buck Archery in Spring Valley, IL.
Tangles & Tips haircut with Rhonda and Mani/Pedi with Wendy at Tangles & Tips.
One hour session with Tiffany Park Photography at the location of your choice including 40-60 edited images and print release – Donated by Tiffany Park Photography.
Ten movie passes to the Peru 8 Carmike Cinema – Donated by Carmike Cinemas.
16-hour Concealed Carry Permit Certification Class at Carry On CCW – Donated by Carry On CCW/Andrew Hinterlong.
Certificate for one self-serve dog wash at Andy’s Pet Shop – Donated by Andy’s Pet Shop Peru, IL.
$25 gift certificate to Designed for You Custom Apparel – Donated by Designed for You Custom Apparel Ottawa, IL.
Certificate for one lawn rolling and aerating by Trenor Lawn Care with a $50 gift certificate to Home Depot – Donated by Trenor Lawn Care and Vactor Mfg.
$25 gift certificate to Polancic’s Meats – Donated by Polancic’s Meats Ottawa, IL.
Autographed William “Will” Sutton Chicago Bears mini helmet complete with James Spence Authentication #W669384 – Donated by Voluntary Action Center.
Autographed Marian Hossa 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks puck complete with James Spence Authentication #W513083 – Donated by Voluntary Action Center.