2019 GIFT Gala Live Auction Items


All proceeds of the 2019 G.I.F.T. Gala, Sip-n-See, and cash raffle

will go toward supporting St. Patrick School!



Live Auction will follow the Dinner

featuring Regina Andrijeski & Old West Realty & Auction.



RTic Cooler

801     RTic Cooler & $200 Gift Certificate to Willow Creek Meats

This midsize cooler makes a perfect multipurpose cooler. It is 100% leak-proof, puncture-resistant, and resists mildew. It is tough as nails and can hold ice for days. Holds up to 30 cans of your favorite beverage plus ice. Also included in this package is a $200 gift certificate to Willow creek Meats. Maybe you’d choose to pack the cooler with meat to take to the lake. There’s not a wrong choice here!
(Donated by Kent & Peggy Been and Willow Creek Meats)


802 Italian Dinner for 4-8 People

While Fr. Neal Hock lived in Italy for five years, he became an expert in preparing Italian cuisine! Enjoy an authentic 7-course meal as you relax and enjoy the company of friends! Fr. Hock is the Chaplain at UNK Newman Center in Kearney. He can prepare the meal for you at his home in Kearney, or in McCook. Your choice!
(Prepared and Donated by Fr. Neal Hock)

803     Tom Osborn Print

Tom Osborne is a former American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and politician from Nebraska. He served as head football coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers for 25 years, from 1973 to 1997. This photo was taken of Osborn in 1981 by Jack Stevens. It measures 16.5” H x 20.5” W.
(Donated by The Sports Shoppe)

804     Personal Shopping Event

Have you been in the new Midwest Mama Boutique downtown? Courtney Pollmann will open her store for you and 5 friends for a couple hours of shopping. Special discount and outfit ideas for your group.
(Donated by Midwest Mama Boutique & Courtney Pollmann)

805     SEVEN Tickets to Husker Football Red/White Spring Game

Now who is excited for some HUSKER FOOTBALL? The Red-White Spring Game will be played on Saturday, April 13th at Memorial Stadium. The Nebraska football team will play in front of 85,000 plus yet again as the university announced that this year's Spring Game is sold out! But don’t worry…you can have SEVEN of those tickets!
(Donated by Friend of G.I.F.T. Gala)

806     1 Day/1 Person Guided Turkey Hunt

Need a place to go turkey hunting? You won’t want to miss out on this one day, 1-person, guided hunt. The hunt will be on some beautiful river bottom land near Culbertson, NE.
(Donated by Jake & Lena Koebel)

807     Kenetrek Boots

Winner of this auction item has their choice of a pair of Kenetrek Boots (from the current catalog), donated by High Plains Podiatry. Kenetrek Boots are some of the most durable boots that are made to withstand all types of terrain and weather conditions. Kenetrek offers different types of boots, for those who hunt, hike, farm or ranch. If you are a firefighter or active duty military, Kenetrek has boots that have been heat and flame tested. All Kenetrek styles are available in both men's and women's sizes and come insulated or non-insulated. Some styles include steel toes for those needing a tough work boot. So whether you are checking cattle, going for a hike in the mountains or heading out for the big hunt, Kenetrek has the boot for you!
(Donated by High Plains Podiatry)

808     “Tales of Ireland” Quilt

In honor of St. Patrick School celebrating its 100th Anniversary, Eva Hofman wanted to do something extraordinary and unique! Eva created and made this beautiful quilt that measures 60.5” x 76”. Each block of the quilt represents a story of Ireland, Eva’s home country and the home of our patron saint, St. Patrick. Not only did Eva put in more than 80 hours of labor into this quilt, but one of the quilt blocks has more than 180 pieces to it! Eva also gives us another touch of her kindheartedness…an Irish Blessing on the back of the quilt. “May you be blessed with warmth in your home, love in your heart, peace in your soul and joy in your life.” We cannot say it better than that, Eva!
(Created, Made and Donated by Eva Hofman)

809     Walnut “American Flag” Wood Carving

This extraordinary carving, with its mind-blowing detail, will add so much elegance to your home! It is made from solid walnut and measures 30” W x 17” H.
(Handcrafted and Donated by Darrell & Cecilia Brown)

810     2-Day, 2-Person, Guided Walleye Fishing Trip at Lake McConaughy

You will have a great time enjoying this 2-day, 2-person guided walleye fishing trip in one of Nebraska’s most beautiful lakes! Tim and Judy Nowak have a beautiful home located on Lake McConaughy, where your food and lodging will be provided. Ideal fishing for walleye is late April or November, but you can make your reservations with the Nowak’s as you’d like.
(Donated by Tim & Judy Nowak)

811     Crucifix from Medjugorje

This beautiful Crucifix was purchased from Medjugorje, where Our Lady started appearing to six young teens on June 25, 1981. Four of the original six still receive visits from Our Lady. The Blessed Virgin Mary has said to the visionaries that when She stops appearing in Medjugorje, She will no longer appear anywhere in the world. Two of our St. Patrick parishioners traveled on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje in September, 2018. They were able to stay at a visionaries home, Ivan Dragicevic. Ivan has a private chapel that only people staying at his home, or invited by him personally, get to go at 5:00 pm to pray the Rosary with him and at 5:40 pm is when Our Lady appears to Ivan and gives him a message. 
(Donated by Vicki Sydow)

812     Dinner Cooked by Fr. Wehrs at St. John’s Rectory in Cambridge

Fr. Wehrs is an excellent chef! He will dazzle you with a 5-course meal at St. John’s Rectory in Cambridge! Be sure to bring your doggy bags because you will be stuffed after the appetizers!
(Prepared and Donated by Fr. Kenneth Wehrs)

813     2 Tickets to the PRCA Xtreme Bulls & Broncs on April 13th plus $150 VISA Card

On Saturday, April 13th, at 7:30 pm, in the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, fans will be at the edge of their seats as they watch 30 of the best bull riders in the world plus 20 world class saddle bronc riders perform in the most intense, bone-jarring 2 hours in sports…8 seconds at a time! The riders will try to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. TC Long of Athens, Texas, will be the announcer and Johnny “Backflip” Dudley of Aubrey, Texas, will keep everyone entertained with his comedy and specialty acts. Johnny is a former U.S. Marine and has been nominated for Clown of the Year in the PRCA and has performed at many of the largest PRCA rodeos in the country. This package also includes s $150 VISA Card to be spent however you wish.
(Donated by Pinnacle Bank)

814     Wooden Horse Rocking Chair

This is an adorable wooden rocking horse that any little boy or girl would love to own. Just think of those little faces and smiles as they are rocking away! This rocking horse is built to last for many generations!
(Handcrafted and Donated by James & Kif Huffman)

815     “Praying Jesus” Statue

They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Stay here while I pray” - Mark 14:32. Depicting one of the Bible’s most dramatic moments, the artist captures the scene when Jesus laid down his life to his Father with the words, ‘’But let it be as you, not I, would have it.” – Mark 14:36. Full of mystery, this amazingly detailed statue stands approximately three-feet-tall and would be a beautiful addition to your outdoor garden art.
(Donated by Greg & Diane Wolfe)

816     Bottle of 30-year-old Johnnie Walker Blue Scotch, Serving Tray and Four (4) Glasses

Johnnie Walker Blue Label is an unrivaled masterpiece – an exquisite combination of Scotland’s rarest and most exceptional whiskies. Only one in every ten thousand casks has the elusive quality, character and flavor to deliver the remarkable signature taste. An extraordinary whisky for extraordinary occasions.
(Donated by Todd & Andi Cappel)

817     Vibes Knives (set of 3)

These are custom hand crafted knives made from 1095 high carbon steel for strength and durability. One of a kind black, green, and white solid surface handles with the Knights of Columbus Logo and the St. Patrick’s Knights Logo etched onto the knife blade. The set of three includes an 8” Butcher Knife, 4” Skinning Knife, and 4 ¼” Boning Knife.
(Made and Donated by Josh & Jessica Vrbas)

818     Kansas City Royals: Tickets for Four (4)

Seating: Player’s Family Section 

KC Royals vs. Chicago White Sox – 7/15/19

These tickets are being donated by one of their own…Alex Gordon, the Left Fielder for the Royals! Did you know that Gordon is also from Lincoln, Nebraska? He graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School in 2002 and from there played baseball for UNL. Gordon was drafted in 2005 by the Kansas City Royals with the second pick overall. These four (4) tickets are for July 15, 2019 at Kauffman Stadium featuring the KC Royals vs. Chicago White Sox at 7:15 p.m. The seats are in the player’s family section of the stadium, behind the dugout! Last year, the buyers of this auction item got to meet Gordon, as he came to the family section and introduced himself! We cannot guarantee that this will be the case this year….however, what a GREAT PERK if it is!
(Donated by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals)

819     Jar of Cash

Here’s a jar! A BIG jar! I see hundred, fifties, twenties, tens, fives and ones! How much do you suppose is in this jar of cash? Be the winning bidder and you can find out!
(Donated by Griff & Vicki Malleck)

820     Fishing Guide for Four (4)

Enjoy spending time at the lake? Always wanted to fish like a pro, or know some of their secrets? Well here is your chance...a four (4) person guided fishing day at our local reservoir. A typical fishing day with Steve is an 8-10 experience! A Nebraska fishing license is required. Steve will provide the equipment needed for this fun adventure.
(Donated by Steve Lytle)

821     $500’s off Flooring Installation

Who doesn’t need new flooring in some part of their home or business? Mike Hinson, of H & H Installation, will take $500 off your next flooring installation, which can be used for your residential or commercial needs! Don’t hesitate! Winning bidder will make arrangements with Mike.
(Donated by H & H Installation, Michael Hinson)


822      Reserved Table for eight (8) to the Wild Game Feed in Curtis, NE

Fr. Bernard Kimminau and St. James Catholic Church will be hosting a Wild Game Feed on Saturday, April 27th, to raise money for their parish. Be the first to go through the buffet line and Fr. Kimminau will also purchase your first two drinks! Some of the wild game will include fish, frog legs, clams, squid, deer, moose, elk, pheasant, quail, turkey, duck, geese, doves, rabbit and whatever else Fr. Kimminau can come up with between now and then! There is also a “Mystery Dish” for the brave (usually around 20+ species)!
 (Donated by Fr. Bernard Kimminau & St. James Catholic Church in Curtis, NE)

823     Nebraska Lifetime Hunting, Fishing & Habitat Stamp

Nebraska Lifetime Permits and Stamps are the bargain of a lifetime for both the outdoor enthusiast and for Nebraska’s wildlife and fisheries resources. Depending on the lifetime permit purchased, they eliminate the need for the annual small game hunt, resident fur harvest, fishing or combination hunt/fish permit. After purchase of this item, Marshell and Tracey will order the permit of your choice.
(Donated by Marshell & Tracey Sis)

824     “Water of Life” Mosaic Crucifix

This unique and beautiful crucifix was made by Sondra Jonson of Cambridge, Nebraska. On a carved wooden cross, the resin sculpture of Jesus hangs, with mosaic inlays down the front of the cross and above the head of Christ. The inlaid blue glass mosaic symbolizes the water that flowed from Christ’s side, becoming the water of our Baptism. Red glass fragments highlight the blue stream representing the Blood of Christ. Above the head of Jesus is a circle of radiating white, gold and variegated glass fragments, representing the Eucharist - the Bread of Life which Jesus became for us. Anyone would be proud and honored to have this crucifix hanging in their home.
(Donated by St. Patrick Altar Society)

825     Prairie Dog Hunt – One Day/One Person

This is a one (1) day, one (1) person Prairie Dog Hunt. While these little critters may look cute to some, they are actually a rodent and a menace to cattle ranchers. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission requires out-of-state hunters to obtain a Small Game hunting permit to hunt prairie dogs within the state. It is not required for Nebraska residents to have a hunting permit for prairie dogs. The gun and ammunition for this hunt will be provided.
(Donated by Kenneth & Elaine Kolbet)

826     Gourmet Dinner for Six (6)

Put your feet up while someone else does all the work! Kim Vlasin will come to your home and cook an awesome gourmet dinner for a party of six (6)! She also includes an appetizer, soup, salad and dessert to go with it! This meal is better than you will receive at any restaurant – you don’t have to leave your home, you will be treated like royalty, and the meal will be tailored just for you!
(Prepared and Donated by Kim Vlasin)

827     Men’s Night Out - Poker Night for Six (6)

Ante Up for a fun night of Poker! Loop Brewing Company will host a Poker Night for Six (6)! Try one of their many craft beers and of course their appetizers are delicious! All you have to do is contact Tyler Loop to set up this fun evening. Oh…and don’t forget to bring your poker face!
(Donated by Loop Brewing Company - must be redeemed by the end of 2019)

828     Calamus River Tanking Trip for Four (4) and a One (1) Night Stay at Calamus Outfitters

Traveling down the scenic Prairie River with your family and friends is a great way to cool off during the heat of the summer! Enjoy one (1) night in a cabin at Switzer Ranch for four (4) people and a single tank river float trip on the Calamus River for up to four (4) people. Additional tanks and lodging may be added to this package at the cost of the purchaser.
(Donated by Cody & Shelby Siegfried)

829     Henry Lever Action “Big Boy” Rifle .45

The Wild West may have been tamed, but its spirit lives on. This big-bore Henry Lever Action truly lives up to its "Big Boy" name, too. Don’t let the retro look fool you, these rifles are much more than shootin’ irons for today’s new breed of cowboy. They’re also the unbeatable choice of big-game hunters who prefer the traditional look, feel, reliability and accuracy that comes from an authentic Henry rifle. Wrap your hands around a Henry Big Boy and you'll see why it's America's Lever Action Rifle of choice.
(Given at cost by Matt Owens, of Owens Ordnance; Donated by Ben & Kate Siegfried and Adam & Lindsey Siegfried)


830     Two (2) Husker Football Tickets – NE vs. Northern Illinois on September 14, 2019

PLUS Two (2) Husker Volleyball Tickets – a variety of dates will be available to choose from

This package not only includes Husker Football, but also some Husker Volleyball! You will receive two (2) tickets to the football game of the Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Northern Illinois Huskies on September 14, 2019 at Memorial Stadium! When the Husker Volleyball Schedule comes out in May, you may contact Jeff and Kristin who will give you a variety of games to choose from. GO BIG RED!
(Donated by Jeff & Kristin Stagemeyer)

831     Elevate Mid-Sized Zipper Tote

(G.I.F.T. Gala game)

ELEVATE is a non-profit that believes in creating sustainable job solutions globally that improve lives and transform communities. With every ELEVATE purchase, you are directly providing artisans with a safe work environment, fair wages, and the ability to provide for their families. An ELEVATE Tote has been selected as a live auction item. But first, let’s have some fun with it! The tote will be passed around the tables where each guest will have an opportunity to add to it if they would like. Once everyone has had the chance to make their contributions, the tote will be auctioned off by Regina during the Live Auction. The winning bidder will receive the Elevate Tote AND the cash!
(Donated by New Life Christian Bookstore)


832      Hot Tub - Strong Spas G2-Diamond model PLUS $150 of chemicals, and free delivery within 100 miles

Imagine! Your deck or patio! This hot tub filled and waiting for you! Need we say more? This hot tub has one motor and pump, 36 jets, is all bench seating, and LED lighting. It seats up to seven (7) people, and has two (2 ) hydrostreamers. It also has a hard cover that comes with a cover lift. This can be 110 or 220 volt convertible. Hot Tub Brokers will also get you started with $150 worth of chemicals and will do free delivery up to 100 miles.
(Sponsored by Hot Tub Brokers)


833     Log Cabin Playhouse (measures approximately 80" x 42")

I don’t know what kid wouldn’t love this log cabin playhouse! Not only does it have a 42” x 42” house, but it also has an attached front porch that is approximately 36” x 42”! This playhouse has been custom made by Aaron Peterson. He cut the cedar tree, milled the lumber and turned it into a child’s paradise!
(Handcrafted and Donated by Aaron & Amanda Peterson)

834     2020 G.I.F.T. Gala Table

Be the first to purchase a table to our 3rd Annual G.I.F.T. Gala! We are not sure of the date for next year yet, but we plan to have it around the same time…St. Patrick’s Day!
(Donated by St. Patrick Development Office)



Thank you to all of our Live Auction Donors.

The St. Patrick G.I.F.T. Gala would not be possible without you!


If you would like to donate a new item to our Live Auction,
please contact the St. Patrick Development Office by February 15th.


If you have any questions about our current Live Auction Items, please feel free to contact us as well. 


Jill Koenig (308-737-0751)          Cassie Spencer (308-340-2931)          Email: [email protected]