2024 Hollywood Nights - Auction

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A night to remember – a HUGE barbecue the stars!

You and your friends are in for a real treat. You will get a great big Appalachian barbecue and all the fixings – under the stars at the most beautiful, yet rustic barn outside of Shepherdstown. The meal provided by the chef from the Bavarian! You and up to 38 friends can enjoy the best meal in Jefferson County, complemented by your favorite beverages. Donated by Joy and Eric Lewis, and the team at the Bavarian.

Bidding to start at $800


A WHOLE week at the beach!

Eat your fill of crabcakes, and put your toes in the sand right here! Enjoy this super cute home in a beautiful community near Bethany Beach, just a short bike ride or drive from the ocean! There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, with outdoor patio and grilling area, screened-in porch, skylights on 2nd floor, gorgeous kitchen, smart TVs and more. Four bikes and beach chairs are included! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity – good for a week or a long weekend. A short drive from Fenwick Island, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Ocean City, MD! Available July 2023-July 2024. Subject to owner availability.

Donated by Annie Baronner

Minimum bid: $800


Another outstanding piece!

This is a Christian Caine Original Travel Inspired Design© created using CAD/CAM technology.

Donated by Christopher Rankin, Christian Caine Jewelers.

Bidding to start at $800. This item has a reserve bid. If it does not get to that bid, it will not be sold.


Digging the Dancing Queen!

Two tickets to the limited production of the hit Broadway musical version “Mamma Mia!” at the Kennedy Center. You’ll be singing along the whole time! This includes a two-night stay at the Wyndham Resort in Old Town Alexandria, right next to the metro that takes you a block from the Kennedy Center. Tickets are good for the night of Saturday, Aug. 29. You will be up close and personal – Row K, center section, on the aisle! The room is for Friday and Saturday nights. Donated by Maria Lorensen, The Kennedy Center and Bill Wortley and Marilyn Schoon.

 Bidding to start at $650


Six rooms…with the most AMAZING view

You and your family or friends will enjoy the stunning views of Deep Creek Lake when spending a long three-day weekend at La Bella Vita, the five-bedroom plus home of Dave and Joanne Wadsworth. High atop the Mountainside Resort and Marina Community, this property features a pool table, game room and the largest flat screen TV in Deep Creek. Relax and enjoy all the lake has to offer – in summer, boating and water-skiing, great food (don’t miss JG’s Pub for a GREAT cheesesteak!) and even a ropes course. In winter, the slopes are only 10 minutes away. This fabulous home comfortably sleeps 10-12. Based on availability, between Labor Day 2024 and Memorial Day 2025. Donated by Dave and Joanne Wadsworth.

Bidding to start at $850


A Maiden voyage…The Perfect Day on the Chesapeake Bay!

Take your shoes off, relax, and have fun sailing the Chesapeake Bay with Michele and Tom Maiden aboard a 41-foot sailboat named “Escape” on Saturday, September 2, 2023. Your all-inclusive experience for four people will begin with a champagne welcome when you arrive on the dock in Annapolis. Once on the water, you will “heave to” for a delicious charcuterie board lunch with your favorite beverages. You will sail by the Thomas Point Shoal Light Station, the most famous lighthouse in Maryland, for photographs. The day will melt away with dinner and sunset cocktails in the sophisticated ambiance of The Charthouse, followed by a nightcap at Davis’ Pub. Complimentary lodging will be provided on the historic and beautiful grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy at the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites. Donated by Tom and Michelle Maiden.

 Bidding to start at $750


 Your name in print…in a book, that is…

How would you like to see your name in print? As in, your name in print in a soon-to-be bestselling fiction thriller! Become a character in John Gilstrap’s next Jonathan Grave thriller! New York Times bestselling author John Gilstrap needs to find character names somewhere for his long-running, award-winning Jonathan Grave thriller series – why shouldn’t it be yours? As John puts it, “l can guarantee a significant role for the winning bidder’s name, but I don’t yet know what that role will be.

Author’s note:

  1. There’s a high likelihood that the character with the winning name will be a bad guy. Things rarely end well for bad guys.
  2. I will try very hard to use the winner’s name exactly as it is spelled but reserve the right to make complex names easier for readers to comprehend.
  3. I cannot pledge to make the named character fit the actual physical description of the winner.
  4. It’s a good idea to have first and second choices for names. Some names are already taken by recurring characters who appear in every book in the series, and I can’t have characters with duplicate names.

 Plus a healthy sampling of John’s award-winning books! Donated by New York Times best-selling author John Gilstrap.

 Bidding to start a $500


The most Magic Kingdom – a beautiful house near Orlando!

Back again! You KNOW your kids/grandkids/friends’ kids want to go to Disney! Here’s your chance! A week’s stay outside Orlando in a beautiful, fully-furnished 3-bedroom gated community home (22 miles from Disney). Location, location, location! Join Mickey, Minnie and the gang and treat your family to some Orlando magic! Transportation and hopper passes, House must be booked in 2024. Donated by Pete and Sue Callahan.

Minimum bid: $800


An evening on the bourbon trail

 Bourbon aficionado PJ Orsini’s knowledge of bourbon will be sure to impress as he guides you through sipping the smoothest bourbons this side of Kentucky! Ten friends can enjoy a relaxing evening somewhere. Donated by PJ Orsini and Laura Heller, certified bourbon stewards.

 Bidding to start at $600


Christmas dinner on the hill!

A beautiful night during the holidays awaits you as the hostess with the mostest! Dianna Gantt takes you through her gorgeous, yet comfortable decorated home with 19 trees! . You will not only get the most amazing view of the valley, but you’ll be able to get a look at her stunning decorations! This evening includes a dinner for prepared by TBD. Donated by Dianna Gantt.

Bidding to start at $600


Tyson Bagent Experience!

An experience you won’t soon forget! Includes a signed Chicago Bears Jersey, and experience with Quarterback, Tyson Bagent with plenty of photo opportunities. More details to come. Donated by Travis and Tyson Bagent.

Bidding to start at $300.


A wonderful dinner + a botanical wonder!

Not only do you get to have an amazing dinner, but you get to enjoy the beautiful outdoor garden created by Lee and Karen Snyder at their Charles Town home!  And we are ecstatic that Chef Jordon Thompson, formerly of Cress Creek Country Club (and now at Hospice of the Panhandle), is back again creating a dinner that won’t be forgotten anytime soon! Donated by Lee and Karen Snyder and Chef Jordon

Bidding to start at $600.


Pontoon on the Potomac

 A great evening of great food, drink and conversation on the river (the Potomac, as opposed to the Bay😉) with wonderful hosts Kathy and Michael Santa Barbara. You and one other couple can kick back and let the Santa Barbaras entertain you as you depart from their beautiful home and sail into the sunset. Donated by Michael and Kathy Santa Barbara.

Bidding to start at $500.

Silent Auction items

  • Three-course dinner for Hillbrook. Donated by Zanells
  • Overnight + all meals package for two at Capon Springs, donated by Capon Springs
  • Golf outing for four at one of three courses in NOVA Park golf courses – Algonkian, Brambleton or Pohick Bay. Eligible for golf any day of the week, including holidays. With two golf carts included. + craft beers and swag for a little post-golf game fun, donated by NOVA Parks, Reid Nebergall, park manager.
  • How about a day on the river? River Riders offers you and 6 friends a great day of fun, laughs and rafting on the Shenandoah.
  • Kate Spade – a lavender tote and wallet, donated by Maria Lorensen
  • Spa event (facials) for 6, coupled with some bubbly, donated by Kenny and Rhonda Banks and Sarah Langford.
  • Seasonal arrangements from Depot Florist, donated by Pam Wagoner
  • Four home WVU basketball tickets (they’re great seats!)  donated by WVU athletic director Wren Baker.
  • An overnight stay at the Grist Mill, donated by John and Kate Loeffler
  • Play ball! Two couples get to enjoy a night (or afternoon) of Nationals baseball! Plus access to a fabulous suite! Donated by WRNR and Mike Hornby
  • Thomas Kincaide still life, donated by Margie Bartles
  • WVU football tickets – 2 donated by Pill and Pill. Plus parking pass plus tailgate invitation at front-row RV. From any of the following games: Sept. 7 – Albany; Sept. 21 – Kansas; Oct. 19 – Kansas State; Nov. 16 – Baylor; or Nov. 23 – Central Florida.
  • Get fit! – – three-month membership package for the brand-new One-Life Fitness + new Fitbit tracker
  • Pittsburgh Steelers tickets! Your choice of any game, five rows up from the field. How about them Stillers! Donated by Doug Arndt
  • “Best of The Board” wine basket, featuring 12 bottles of 90+-rated wines. Donated by the Hospice Board of Directors.