2020 G.I.F.T. Gala Silent Auction



It is with an abundance of consideration that this year's

G.I.F.T. Gala has been postponed until March 20, 2021.


We will still plan to keep our Kentucky Derby theme,

so keep those dresses and hats for next year!


We will be in touch with our corporate sponsors, ticket holders,

and auction donors in the very near future as the details are worked out. 


Thank you to everyone who was willing and eager

to participate in this year's G.I.F.T. Gala!


Most importantly, thank you for your understanding!

2020 G.I.F.T. Gala 

Silent Auction




Barn door

 101     “Prayer is the Key to Heaven, but Faith Unlocks the Door” Prayer Door Décor

This beautifully handcrafted door measures approximately 15 ½” W x 35” H. It comes with an easel to set on or you could also hang it on a wall.

Donated by Kenneth & Elaine Kolbet


102     “Cleared For Landing” Framed Print

In this beautiful painting, a trio of Wood Ducks are ''Cleared for Landing'' over a wooded creek in this framed print that measures about 35” W x 28” H. 

Donated by Lesta Jaggers


Last Supper

103     Last Supper 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 16 ½” W x 9 ½” H.

Handcrafted and Donated by Darrell & Cecilia Brown



104     Coredy Robot Vacuum

This ultra-thin, super-quiet robot vacuum cleaner, can eliminate dirt from under beds, sofas and hard to reach areas with zero effort. It works on hard floors and carpets to clean the dust and pet hair.

Donated by Bargain Bazaar Thrift Store


Bardwood Cross

105     Barnwood Cross

This is the perfect, rustic cross you are looking for to add to your décor! It measures about 22” W x 34” H.

Donated by Greg & Nancy Broadfoot



106     Framed Canvas Print

This beautiful painting measures about 17”W x 21” H. It would be a great addition to your home or office!

Painted and Donated by Jerda Garey Vickers


107     “Bless This Home” Iron Wall Hanging

This wall hanging will be a lovely addition to your home or office décor! It measures approximately 12” W x 12” H.

Donated by Sharon Koetter



108     “Amazing Grace” Quilted Wall Hanging

This stunning quilted wall hanging, with its blues and beiges, would be a great accent to your décor! This quilt measures approximately 32 ½” W x 50 ½” H. It would also make a wonderful handmade gift for any loved one!

Created, Made and Donated by Eva Hofman


109     Long Arm Quilting Donation

Cathy Kenny will donate her time in quilting an “Edge-to-Edge, All-Over Pattern" with her long arm quilting machine!

Quilted and Donated by Cathy Kenny


110     Refinished Rustic Accent Chair

We are certain you can find a place in your home to show off this beautiful rustic accent chair, with cowhide upholstery!

Refinished and Donated by Megan Forbes Smith


111     Artificial Succulents

These artificial succulents are beautiful! Think of all the places you can add a special touch to your home or office!

Donated by Deb Spencer


Barn Quilt

112     Barn Quilt

This beautiful Barn Quilt measures about 24” x 24” and would be a great addition to either your exterior or interior décor!

Handcrafted and Donated by Myrna Haag



113     Thirty-one Labtop Case - Free Spirit Floral

This is a stylish way to transport your laptop. Whether you’re heading into the office, bringing work home or working remotely, this laptop cover keeps your computer safe and clean.

Donated by Jan Riley


Roll top desk

114     Roll Top Desk

Introduce a classic look and smart organization into your home or office with this beautiful roll top desk! Open the roll top to find a multitude of small drawers, abundant open cubby spaces, plus a generously-sized working surface. 
Donated by Jim & Cathy Kenny

Children & Family



201     Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet - Blue

Enjoy the 7” display, faster processor, 16 GB internal storage, and up to 7 hours of reading, browsing the web, video watching, and music listening. It includes a Kid-Proof Case with built-in stand, 1-year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee.

Donated by Bargain Bazaar Thrift Store



202     Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet - Purple

Enjoy the 7” display, faster processor, 16 GB internal storage, and up to 7 hours of reading, browsing the web, video watching, and music listening. It includes a Kid-Proof Case with built-in stand, 1-year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee. 

Donated by Bargain Bazaar Thrift Store



203     Skiddee Scooter with Seat - Blue

The scooter that’s got it all! Keep your kid safe and full of smiles with this scooter that combines a strong and sturdy design with lightweight aluminum alloy for years of scooting fun! Plus, Skidee kick scooters have 3 wheels and back wheel breaking to help ensure total control. Oh, and it lights up!!

Donated by St. Patrick Altar Society



204     Frozen Stuck on Stories Book

A book and toy all in one, this Stuck on Stories activity kit comes complete with a brightly illustrated book, 10 well-crafted suction cup characters, and a great board game to share with friends. Children's imaginations are sure to be ignited!

Donated by Rick & Cassie Spencer



205     Lego City – Lunar Space Station

Build a lunar space station with 3 separate modules and open-ended configuration possibilities, plus a detachable shuttle toy for hauling supplies between Earth and the Moon!

Donated by Joe and Cheryl Hamrick



206     Spirograph

This 22-piece Spirograph kit is a classic way to create countless, amazing designs! The kids will love it!

Donated by Joe & Cheryl Hamrick



207     Spark. Create. Imagine. My First Learning Robot

This friendly, smiling robot will help introduce shapes and colors, teach letters A through Z, teach numbers 1 through 10, and quiz kids to encourage memory development, reasoning, and problem solving.

Donated by Joe & Cheryl Hamrick


baby mobile

208     Baby Mobile of Chambray Animals

This sweet mobile is an assembly of lovable chambray characters – elephant, lion and giraffe – suspended on natural-colored string around a wood ring. This would be a perfect touch to any nursery!

Donated by Friend of G.I.F.T. Gala



Clothing, Jewelry & Beauty



301     “Always Stay Humble & Kind” T-shirt

(Ladies M)

This light-weight, maroon colored t-shirt with black and silver lettering will be a great addition to your comfy wardrobe!

Donated by Carl & Jill Koenig



302     “Teacher Shark, Doo, Doo, Doo, Doo Your Work” T-Shirt (Ladies M)

Don’t you know a teacher who needs this t-shirt? Be sure to purchase this for your favorite teacher!

Donated by Carl & Jill Koenig



303     Ray-Ban Matte Black Classic Sunglasses

These Ray-Ban sunglasses will make a statement and will complete any look! These sunglasses’ cutting-edge material provides superior lightness, durability, flexibility and comfort.

Donated by My Family Vision



304     Set of 2 Handmade Leather Bracelets

This is a set of two leather bracelets uniquely crafted in cowhide leather with jewels or lacing.

Handcrafted and Donated by Tom Vickers


305     Girl’s Best Friend Premier Jewelry Necklace

You can wear this necklace in so many different ways! It is silver/antiqued silver plated, with crystals, cubic zirconia and faux pearls.

Donated by Lindsay Tidwell


306     Mint 217 Gift Card

Use this gift card at McCook’s clothing boutique, Mint 217! This boutique offers women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, and other specialty items.

Donated by Mint 217


307     Red Seatbelt Crossover Purse

This unique crossover purse is made from seatbelts! Yes, seatbelts! It has two side pockets that are zippered and it has a Husker lining! You’ll be sure to make a statement with this by your side!

Made and Donated by Audrey Suiter



Food & Beverage


Wine Rack

401     Handcrafted Wine Rack

You have to see it to appreciate the detail and craftsmanship of this unique wine rack! It will fit up to six bottles of wine! It measures approximately 32” W x 22” H. It would be a great addition to your home bar!

Handcrafted by Leon Maum

Donated by Rick & Cassie Spencer


Casserole Dish

402     11” Casserole Dish

This is a MasterClass, heavy duty cast aluminum body with non-stick interior casserole dish. Can’t you already smell your creations?

Donated by St. Patrick Altar Society


water bottle

403     HydraPeak Stainless Steel Insulated Bottle

This insulated bottle is built to last! It keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. It is also sweat-free and leak proof!

Donated by St. Patrick Altar Society



404     Wicker Picnic Basket

This picnic basket provides plenty of room to carry supplies on your next adventure. You not only get the basket, you also get a Citta’ Deli Gift Certificate, a bottle of Bosca Verdi Spumante, a 4-piece cutting board, blanket and champagne glasses!

Donated by Randon & Laurie Peters



405     Coca-Cola Basket

Are you a fan of Coca-Cola? Enjoy a wall hanging, mugs, stuffed animals and tins to add to anyone’s collection!

Donated by Kathy Haas



406     2 Classic Wüsthof Knives and Cutting Board

Who doesn’t need some Classic Wüsthof knives in their kitchen? They have been Wüsthof’s best-selling knives for generations! One knife is a Classic 7” Nakiri Hollow Edge knife that allows you to effortlessly prep a wide array of fresh produce, including starchy vegetables like potatoes, which tend to stick to a knife’s blade. The second knife is a Classic 4.5” Asian Utility knife which can be used as a mini cook’s knife as well as a paring knife. A cutting board is also included in this package.

Donated by Knowlen & Yates


407     Gift Certificate to Willow Creek Meats

This is perfect for any occasion! Use this gift certificate on your next trip to Willow Creek Meats!

Donated by Willow Creek Meats


408     Homemade Brew

Jim will brew it, you can drink it! He will fill a mini keg 4 times for you in 2020!  You can choose from IPA, Brown Ale, Stout or American Pale Ale! Simply drink the contents, clean the keg, and return to Jim for a refill!

Made and Donated by Jim Roberts



409     Thirty-one Thermal Tote - Free Spirit Floral

This Thermal Tote is the perfect-sized lunch bag for work, school, play dates, sporting events, golf outings, fishing trips or travel. It would also make a great gift!

Donated by Jan Riley



School, Church & Education


501     Reserved Parking Space

            School Drop Off & Pick Up 2020/2021 School Year

Don’t worry about having to wait in line to drop off your kids or showing up twenty minutes early to get a spot to park when picking them up! This reserved parking space will be located on the Southwest corner of St. Patrick Elementary School. You may use it the entire 2020/2021 school year!

Donated by St. Patrick Development Office


502     Rustic Rosary

Use this rustic wooden rosary to pray your daily rosary. It has not yet been blessed, so ask a priest to do so if you wish!

Handcrafted and Donated by Fr. Bernard Lorenz


503     Stained Glass Puzzle Picture

This beautiful picture measures about 41 ½” W x 31” H. It would be a great addition to your home or office décor!

Pieced by Bonnie Monzon

Donated by Friend of G.I.F.T. Gala


Nativity Set

504     Handcrafted Nativity Set

Are you looking for a new Nativity Set? Maybe you are looking to give one as a gift? This is a full nativity set that includes a stable, the Holy Family, wise men, shepherds, and animals! It’s beautiful!

Handcrafted and Donated by Harold and Jo Beebe



505     Crucifix from Medjugorje

This beautiful crucifix was purchased from Medjugorje, where Our Lady began appearing to six young teens in June, 1981. The crucifix measures about 9 ½” W x 16 ½” H. The detail is breathtaking!

Donated by Vicki Sydow


506     St. Patrick School Sweatshirt Gift Certificate

Did you miss out on purchasing a school sweatshirt? This gift certificate is good for one St. Patrick School Sweatshirt of any size.

Donated by Garrison’s for Men



 Sports, Entertainment & Hobbies



601     Red Husker Tote with Citta’ Deli and Willow Creek Meat Gift Certificates

There are endless possibilities of how you can use this cute Husker tote! It has a large center pocket with six side pockets and an inside zippered pocket. Also included are gift certificates to Citta’ Deli and Willow Creek Meats for you to enjoy!

Donated by Friend of G.I.F.T. Gala, Citta’ Deli, and Willow Creek Meats


602     4 – One Day Passes to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

You and your family will love visiting Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium! So much fun for all!

Donated by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium


603     4 All-Access Passes to Big Apple Fun Center - Kearney

Wear those kiddos out in the Big Apple Fun Center in Kearney! These passes include UNLIMITED PLAY for each of the following: bowling with shoes, ballocity, miniature golf, and laser tag!

Donated by Big Apple Fun Center - Kearney



604     Handcrafted Oxen and Wagon made of Oak

We cannot image the amount of time that went into making this item! It is all made of solid oak. It measures about 32” W x 14” H. The detail is amazing!

Handcrafted and Donated by Doug & Margaret Downing


605     5 BOGO Passes to Kearney Area Children’s Museum – Purchase 1 Child Admission, get 1 Adult Admission Free

The Kearney Area Children’s Museum inspires play, exploration and discovery through interactive experiences. Spend the day or just a couple of hours where children and their families can play, learn, and grow.

Donated by Kearney Area Children’s Museum



606     John Deere 4640 Collectible Tractor

This is a 1/16, 1978 John Deere 4640 Tractor Prestige Collection. It comes new in its original box! This would be perfect to add to anyone’s John Deere collection!

Donated by Dick & Kathie Cappel



607     John Deere 8020 Collectible Tractor

This is a John Deere 8020 tractor and is #22 in the Precision Classics series, still new in its original box. It comes with a collector’s coin and Historical booklet.

Donated by Dick & Kathie Cappel


608     Orb Drop Marble Kit

This is a unique marble track that you build yourself! Laser cutting technology combined with a unique composite design, creates a rare hands-on experience to encourage STEM-related thinking. This kit comes with everything you need to make your orb drop come to life.

Donated by Ryan Suiter


609     Cornhusker Football “All-Time Greats” Plaque

Any Cornhusker football fan would love to be the owner of this! This plaque measures about 15” W x 12” H. It includes  football cards of Nebraska’s finest; Mike Rozier, Johnny Rogers, Ndamukong Suh, Ameer Abdullah, Ahman Green, Correll Buckhalter, Roy Helu, Jr. and Roger Craig!

Donated by The Sports Shoppe



610     University of Nebraska Scentsy Mini Warmer

Melt our wax with the heat of a low-watt light bulb and fill

your space with fragrance — not flame, smoke or soot.

Donated by Jan Riley



611     Touchdown! Football Scentsy Warmer

Score! Add a sporty kick to your little leaguer’s bedroom or showcase this warmer in Dad’s hideaway!

Donated by Jan Riley



Service, Automotive, Outdoor, Pets & Garage


701     FREE Oil Change at Janssen Kool Honda

Enjoy a FREE oil change with in-house oil, oil filter change and lubrication on any passenger car or light-duty, gas powered truck.

Donated by Janssen Kool Honda



702     50’ Craftsman Garden Hose

Keep your garden and lawn watered all season long with this 50’, 5/8” heavy duty Craftsman Premium Rubber Garden Hose.

Donated by Parker Hannifin


703     Total Car Care Certificate to Nebraskaland Tire & Service

Enjoy an oil change and filter with up to six (6) quarts of synthetic blend oil; rotate, balance and pressure check tires; top off all fluids & and receive a thorough safety inspection.

Donated by Nebraskaland Tire & Service


704     Total Car Care Certificate to Nebraskaland Tire & Service

Enjoy an oil change and filter with up to six (6) quarts of synthetic blend oil; rotate, balance and pressure check tires; top off all fluids & and receive a thorough safety inspection.

Donated by Nebraskaland Tire & Service



 705     Pet Lovers Gift Basket

Your pet will enjoy this basket that includes a pet sweater, shampoo, treats, toys, and a watering bowl! 

Donated by Pet Pros


Yard Sign

706     Husker Yard Sign

This metal yard sign will let all your neighbors know you are a true Husker fan!

Made and Donated by Gerver Metals


707     Spa Chemical Package

We have you all ready to clean, refill and maintain that hot tub! This package includes Bright & Clear, Aqua Check Strips, Defender, Metal Gon, Foam Down, Enzyme, Spa Down, Spa Up, Chlorine and Shock.

Donated by Hot Tub Brokers


708     Landscaping Consultation

Kelly Tirrill from Common Scents will come to your house and give you a Master Plan of landscaping ideas for your yard! She will give you a one-hour consultation by looking around your home. Kelly will then give you four hours of a landscape drawing that will be put to scale on paper. You may then decide to complete the landscaping on your own, or hire Common Scents to complete it for you. This package is good for a 1-hour consultation and 4 hours of time put into a landscape drawing. You may purchase more time from Common Scents if you wish.

Donated by Common Scents



709     Door Décor and Door Hanger

This will add some beautiful colors to your front door! It comes complete with a door hanger so you are all set for some spring or summer decorating! 

Donated by ACE Hardware



710     3 Garden Flags and Garden Stand

These cute spring and summertime garden flags will brighten up your flowerbeds! The garden stand is a heavy-duty, black, wrought iron stand.

Donated by ACE Hardware


Thank you to Regina Andrijeski and Old West Realty & Auction!