Beautifully selected and refinished by artisan Kathleen Wilson, this gorgeous solid-wood, antique desk is a one-of-a-kind piece only available at The Summit Academy's gala. It has been beautifully decorated with items that are included for the lucky winner. Value: $700
Nativity and Resurrection$425
Nativity and Resurrection, framed linoleum block prints donated by James Erickson.
Claim these beautiful, unique pieces of religious artwork by renowned Catholic artist James Erickson to elevate your home or to give as gifts. 6" x 8" and 8" x 10". Value: $350
Professional Tree Removal$1,900
Let ArborPro remove that unwanted tree from your property using the latest technology in the industry. This package includes an on-site arborist consultation and one day of tree removal. After meeting with Matthew Tierney to discuss your project, on the day of removal you can watch as your tree is carefully disassembled using a custom built crane-mounted grapple saw. Any unwanted debris will be efficiently loaded and removed.
Sanderling Resort Getaway$800
Keep summer rolling with a two-night, off-season stay at the gorgeous Sanderling Resort in Duck, NC, where off-season is still a perfect time to visit, with incredible cuisine, unparalleled fishing, and exciting watersports. Package includes two-night stay with a $100 food and beverage credit. Valid September - April, excluding holidays; expires 12/31/23. Value: $1,000
Rodan and Fields Basket$175
Indulge your skin with this basket of Rodan & Fields goodies. Foaming Sunless Tan, Recharge Detox Mask, Reverse targeted Dark Spot Corrector, Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex, Instant Targeted Firming Gel, Lip Shield, and Microdermabrasion Paste. Value: $350
Six Flags Tickets$50
Attention thrill seekers! Four full-day passes for Six Flags America for the 2022 season. The park is open the following days: October 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and November 12 and 13.
Farm Fresh in 2023Live Item
Enjoy a full season CSA of weekly fresh and wholesome fruits, veggies, and other locally-sourced products from Miller Farms Market. Choose your once-per-week pick-up day, and a crate of fresh produce will await you each of the 33 weeks from late April through early December. In addition to treating your family to the goodness of weekly farm-to-table produce, this package includes ten whole pasture-raised Freedom Ranger chickens, and one-half a woodland-raised Mangalitsa hog from JMJ Acres. All animals are heritage breeds, raised with no antibiotics on non-GMO feed, and spend their life foraging in the sunshine. Harvest weight is variable, but it will be approximately 150 lbs. of meat. The Wiederman family will be in touch with the winner regarding the cuts your family prefers. To top it off, the winner will take home a sampling of homemade jams from the fruit trees of the Candler farm to enjoy on fresh bread baked by Mrs. Candler.
Get Your Just Desserts!Live Item
If you've always wanted to host a Christmas party without the hassle of cleaning your home, preparing food, providing entertainment, and cleaning up, then this package is for you! Former owner of Little Apron Baking Company, Shannon Looby has agreed to come out of "retirement" for this one-of-a-kind party. All you have to do is invite your friends and family and provide the drinks! The Loobys will have your home cleaned the day before the party and Shannon will prepare and set up the beautiful tablescape display dessert buffet for up to 50 people. Piano Maestro Patrick Looby will provide musical accompaniment during the party, including religious and secular Christmas music as well as other requests! Don't have a piano? Don't worry! Pat can bring a portable electric piano. And, if desired, teenage assistants will be provided to help with valet parking, coat checking, clean up and other party needs. Choose a Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon party on the weekends of December 10/11 or 17/18.
Estimated value: $1,750
Spring Break OBX StyleLive Item
Imagine spending spring break 2023 at Brendan's Cottage, a beautiful ocean view three-bedroom beach cottage on Atlantic Drive in Rodanthe, North Carolina! The beach and fishing pier are easily accessible with just a quick stroll up the street. Sunrise over the ocean and pier are picturesque from the partially-covered deck of the home, which also supplies a picnic table for dining al fresco. There are three comfortable bedrooms: one with a pyramid bunk for the kids, one with a queen bed, and a master suite with a queen bed, a flat screen TV, and a private bathroom. Available dates: April 8-15, 2023.
Estimated Value: $800
Fun and Adventure on the RiverLive Item
Bring up to eight people to enjoy an unforgettable day floating or paddling down the Rappahannock, one of our area's most beautiful rivers. All equipment, including kayaks, canoes, tubes, paddles, and life vests, will be provided . Keep your eyes out for American bald eagles, turtles, beavers, bass, and deer! After the river float, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch complete with adult beverages, if desired. Celebrate a birthday or special occasion with this fun party, or simply enjoy a rare opportunity to unplug, relax, and connect with friends and family on a beautiful day in nature!
Event date to be determined by the winner and hosts.
Estimated Value: Priceless!
Hand-Painted HutchLive Item
Local legend Kathleen Wilson is not just the Director of Fredericksburg's Mary's Shelter. She is also a renowned furniture restoration artist who has lovingly restored and donated this gorgeous hand-painted, "Farmhouse Chic" hutch especially for The Summit Academy gala! The scalloped-edge sides and top give the piece a unique, lace-like charm, while the stained and top-coated counter surface provides durability for years to come. The hutch is beautifully decorated with hand-chosen stemware, plates, and other keepsakes and will instantly transform your dining area or kitchen.
Estimated Value: $1,250
Furniture Painting ClassLive Item
Join celebrated local artisan Kathleen Wilson for a fun and fabulous furniture painting class. This unique opportunity will provide each of the ten lucky bidders with an expertly selected, small furniture piece and a full day of instruction on the practical and beautiful art of furniture restoration. Learn how to paint, stain, antique, and wax a lovely, old piece of furniture and make it your own in a warm and peaceful setting. Your newly refinished masterpiece will be ready to bring home at the end of the approximately five-hour session. A delicious breakfast and lunch provided by Kathleen are included in this
package. Bid on your own or bring a group of friends, and turn a memorable experience into a treasure forever.
Date selected: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, during school hours
Sign-up Item: $150/person (or reserve all 10 spots for $2500)
Family Vacation at the LakeLive Item
A vacation during Spring or Fall Break 2023 on Lake Norman in Denver, North Carolina, could be yours! This lovely, three-bedroom, 2.5 bath home has a large living area that includes a two-story rock fireplace and expansive lake views. A wide deck, perfect for entertaining, runs the length of the back of the home. Dual refrigerators, a large laundry room that easily serves as additional meal prep area or space for that morning waffle bar, a closet library, plenty of board games, a large game room outfitted with a ping pong table and a dueling electronic basketball game, and a tucked away playroom for the littles make this home super family-friendly. You will love the first floor king-bed master suite with beautiful lake views, the second floor queen bedroom also with lake views, and a bunkhouse that sleeps five. Two queen sleeper sofas provide additional beds. A private swimming dock, paddle board, kayaks, and firepit are also included. The quiet, walkable neighborhood is just a five minute drive to the grocery store and coffee shops, 15 minutes from shopping and movies, and 25 minutes from the city of Charlotte. Build memories together in this picturesque and fun setting!
Your choice: Spring Break (Saturday, April 8 to Saturday, April 15, 2023) or Fall Break (Saturday, October 7 to Saturday, October 14, 2023)
Estimated value: $2,450
Progressive DinnerLive Item
A unique opportunity for an evening of food, fellowship, and fun for eight lucky couples! You are invited to a "Progressive Dinner" on location at the historic sight of the Harris Farm Engagement of the American Civil War, fought on May 19, 1864, between Union troops, led by Major General Winfield S. Hancock, and Confederate troops led by General Richard S. Ewell. After cocktails at the Cuccinelli home, take a short walk to explore the Harris Farm Engagement Monument, built by surviving Union soldiers in 1901. Then enjoy dinner next door at the Harding home, followed by a presentation on the engagement given by a locally renowned park ranger. Afterwards, traverse back through the monument grounds to visit the Grasso home for coffee and dessert. Perhaps you'll see a ghost or two along your way! In any case, you will undoubtedly have a wonderful evening to remember.
Dinner date set: May 19, 2023, on the 159th anniversary of the engagement
Bidding starts at $300/couple. Maximum 8 couples.
Hand-Crafted Coffee TableLive Item
Take home a unique, hand-crafted coffee table with a bit of local history you can share with family and friends! This particular live-edge cross-section was milled from an ash tree that stood majestically in the Fredericksburg City Cemetery for over 150 years. In 2018, Arbor Pro, which was then operating as MOT's Tree Service, was asked to carefully piece down the dying tree. The finishing workmanship has been donated by local woodworking artist Tim Eggers.
Estimated value: $1,500
Bourbon, Beer, and BonfireLive Item
Back by popular demand! The Delaneys and Sewells are once again hosting an evening of fun and camaraderie around a beautiful bonfire at the Delaneys' home. Enjoy several kinds of bourbon and beer for tasting (and drinking) along with gourmet pub food! Your hosts are looking forward to your arrival! The date is set for Saturday, November 5, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Maximum 15 couples.
Sign-up Event: $250/couple.
Chauffeured Wine Tour for 12Live Item
Gather your friends and enjoy the ride! Experience some of the best wineries our area has to offer on a chauffeured wine tour that everyone will remember. Select a Saturday afternoon that works best for you and then relax (or party!) on a 6-hour tour of up to four local wineries. You will be greeted at your home at noon by a stylish black Sprinter van, decked out with a cooler of water and an assortment of snacks. The day starts with a complimentary wine tasting at Eden Try Winery and progresses with stops at Wilderness Run Vineyards, Old House Vineyards, and Morais Vineyard and Winery. Enjoy plenty of music and festivities from the comfort of the van as you and your friends travel from winery to winery. You will be dropped off at your home at 6:00 PM to continue the evening or wind down from a day not soon forgotten. Perfect for a special occasion or celebration! Must be arranged by June, 2023.
Estimated Value: $1,000
Senior Day of ServiceLive Item
Do you need help mulching or planting your spring garden? Would you like your fence painted? Summit seniors will spend a day completing indoor and/or outdoor chores at your home, a friend's home, or The Summit Academy. Enjoy the services and talents of our energetic Class of 2023, overseen and assisted by an experienced parent supervisor. Work to be done on a mutually agreed upon weekday, between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM, before May 2023.
Estimated Value: Priceless.