Bill wernecke Sr.  - 18th Annual Civic award Recipient

With only days to our annual Gala, below are the items you can “win” in our silent and verbal auctions.  Bid early and often–and thank you for supporting your community through our lone annual fund- and friend-raising event.

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Gala Invitation

Saturday, September 24, 2016
5:30 to 10 p.m.
Ozaukee Pavilion at the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds“Beats & Brushwork” Performance by Artist Shelby Keefe
Music by the DiCristo Quartet
Elegant Buffet Dinner
Silent & Live Auctions
Tickets: $100/personVerbal Auction Items:Picnic Dinner for Eight at Summer Sounds 2017. Mary Kay Bourbulas will shop for the ingredients and then prepare a delicious, four-course picnic dinner for eight to nosh while enjoying a Summer Sounds concert in the park. The picnic dinner – along with plates, cups and napkins, will be packed in coolers and available for pick-up on your route to your specially reserved Summer Sounds tent and table. A sample menu may include: sangria, gazpacho soup, feta bundt cake, spinach stuffed beef tenderloin and Greek potato salad, and chocolate mousse; the final menu and date to be agreed upon by all parties. Courtesy Mary Kay Bourbulas and Summer Sounds.

Limo and Shully’s Chef Table for Eight. Make it an evening to remember, with round-trip limousine services within Ozaukee or Washington County to / from your very own Shully’s Chef Table. Seated at Scott Shully’s “Chef Table” located in the heart of his kitchen, you will experience some of Milwaukee’s best chefs in action as they prepare your five-course dinner! The entire evening is organized by the Shully’s team so you may enjoy the sights, smells, and conversation, while sipping on a selection of wines from Scott Shully’s private cellar. Scott Shully designs a fabulous menu of fresh seafood, aged meats, and a few surprises to dance across your taste-buds. The Chef Table dinner celebrates any special evening with grace, style, and good taste. Courtesy Greater Cedarburg Foundation Round Table and Phase 1 Limousine.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun! You and your five bestie girlfriends will be bedazzled when the safes of Dorothy Gallun Fine Jewelry are thrown open for an evening of “jewelry dress up”, while dining on delectable food catered by Out & Out, to include: prosciutto and basil wrapped shrimp with lemon vinaigrette, brie and raspberry jam tarts, mini cranberry turkey rollups, field green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, mini lemon bars and mini brownies, bottled water and canned soda. In addition, you may choose from a $1,000 gift certificate toward your very own purchase, OR share your fortune with your besties so that all six receive 50% off of a purchase that evening (value not redeemable for cash, jewelry repair, sale or memo merchandise). Courtesy Patty Gallun Hansen and Out & Out.

Shelby Keefe Rivoli Painting. You will treasure this work of art featuring Cedarburg’s iconic Rivoli Theater at dusk, commissioned specifically for this Community Gala, and painted by nationally known artist Shelby Keefe (oil on canvas). Shelby’s award-winning urban landscape paintings and plein air work have earned her participation in prestigious national juried shows, plein air painting competitions, residencies, and arts festivals as well as garnering commission work for many corporate clients and private collectors. Shelby conveys in her paintings, “Light, light, light, and a moment in time! . . . Or maybe I just want my paintings to take you back home somehow.”

Shelby Keefe Cedarburg Landscape Painting. Be the one to boast and take home this one of a kind work of art, spontaneously painted during this Community Gala by Shelby Keefe to lively music compositions, and reflecting an extremely loose, authentic expression of a Cedarburg landscape (oil on canvas). Since 2002, Shelby Keefe has integrated her expertise as a painter and her mission to demystify the painting process by performing “Beats and Brushwork” – a twenty minute painting exhibition.

Historic Cedarburg Picture. Travel back in time with this 1953 picture from the Harold Dobberpuhl Collection archives, enlarged to 30×40 and mounted on canvas. The Harold Dobberpuhl Collection (1946-1964) paints a picture of a postwar small town during a gentler time when family and community became one and small towns grew to new heights. Courtesy Steve and Pat Thome and Richard and Barbara Janssen, and Visual Image Photography.

Rock around the Clock! Shine your saddle shoes and kitten heels for a sock hop party for up to 10 – 12 people at the Krenzke’s Diner. Plug the jukebox and swing dance, or play pinball and video games – it’s coolsville! Blue plate special included, as well as beverages, and ice cream sundae bar. Date mutually agreed upon, expires September 23, 2017. Courtesy Bruce and Shirley Krenzke.

Party with YellowBellies Food Truck. Feed your food truck fanatic friends with this party for 50 people! YellowBellies food truck will roll up to your house, a local park or another mutually agreed upon local venue, and cater a delicious mutually agreed upon menu of sandwiches served on made-from-scratch bread and with hand cut fries. Thirsty? – no problem, select your preferred beverages with a $100 gift certificate to the Piggly Wiggly. Sweet Tooth? – of course, complete your dining experience with decadent cupcakes from Delicately Delicious! Courtesy Port Washington State Bank, Delicately Delicious and Cedarburg Physical Therapy.


XXL Caramel Apples Basket

Donated by Amy’s Candy

Fair Market Value of $170.00


6 inch Crystal Lismore Bowl

Donated by Armbruster’s

Fair Market Value of $175.00


Four (4) Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Gophers Tickets

Compliments of John and Amy Cordio

Enjoy the last Badger’s game of the 2016 season at Camp Randall!

-Saturday November 26, 2016

-Section R, Row 53 (roughly the 20-25 yard line)

-First four (4) seats, with seat backs, on the aisle, near concessions and restrooms

Fair Market Value of $300.00


One Hour Golf Simulator

Donated by Baehmann’s Golf Center

Includes: One hour to either practice your game, or enjoy golfing with your friends while it’s snowing in Baehmann’s state-of-the-art indoor golf simulator!

Fair Market Value of $28.00


Collection of top-end Scotch, Whiskey and Bourbon

Donated by Capital Husting Co.

Fair Market Value of $600.00+


A Cedarburg Package

Enjoy a night’s stay at the Washington House Inn. Along with the stay the package also includes: a $10.00 gift certificate to Ashley’s Confectionary, Popcorn basket from the Cedarburg Popcorn Company, Two (2) year subscription to News Graphic, Two (2) $28.00 gift certificates to Ritz Nail Salon, coffee, treats and tumbler from Starbucks, coffee and coupons from the Java House.

Fair Market Value of $550.00


One of a kind proof print from the Charles L. Peterson ghost collection

Donated by Bob Chmielewski

Fair Market Value of $400.00


$200.00 Gift Certificate to Etcetera

Compliments of Kelly Kuck


Fermentorium Owner & Brewmaster Private Tasting and Tour for Six

This package includes:

-A private tour of the Fermentorium, Cedarburg’s newest craft brewery and learn about their process to making great beer 

-Enjoy a behind the scenes beer tasting, with the brewery owner, Kristopher Volkman and brewmaster, David Kelley

-The beer tasting will offer a selection of beer styles, including one of the owner’s “Private Reserve” sour beers, paired with a selection of cheeses and charcuterie

-Each participant will receive a Fermentorium glass and three (3) tokens food for beer on future visits.

Fair Market Value: Priceless


Wisconsin Badgers Frank Kaminski Autographed Poster

Compliments of Kevin and Karen Jones

Fair Market Value of $100.00


Hangout at the Cedarburg Mill

This package includes:

-Bloody Mary Bar & Brunch gift certificate from Anvil Pub & Grille

-Bloody Mary Fixings from The Rustic Pallet

-Dinner for two (2) at Cream & Crepe Café

Fair Market Value of $75.00-$100.00


Two $50.00 gift certificates to Johnson’s Nursery

Donated by Johnson’s Nursery

Fair Market Value of $100.00


Two (2) year subscription to News Graphic

Two (2) bottles of wine and cheese cutting board from Cedarburg Winery

Four (4) cake gift certificates and two 92) boxes of Dilly Bars from Cedarburg Dairy Queen

Fair Market Value of $275.00


La Rosa Landscape, Inc. is providing ten (10) yards of shredded hardwood mulch including delivery within 10 miles of La Rosa Landscape, Inc.

Donated by La Rosa Landscape, Inc.

Fair Market Value of $350.00


$100.00 Gift Certificate to Lakefront Brewery

Donated by Lakefront Brewery


Two (2) $50.00 Gift Certificates to Larry’s Brown Deer Market

Donated by Larry’s Brown Deer Market

Fair Market Value of $100.00


Milwaukee Package #1

Package includes:

-One (1) single night stay at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino with

-$100.00 venue credit

-$250.00 Visa Gift Card

Donated by: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and

Fair Market Value of $550.00


Milwaukee Package #2

-One (1) single night stay at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino with

-$100.00 venue credit

-$250.00 Visa Gift Card

Donated by: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and

Fair Market Value of $550.00


Six (6) Sporting Clay Rounds

Compliments of Mike Hanson (Ozaukee County Fish & Game Association)

Fair Market Value of $96.00


Tasting Event from Piggly Wiggly

Enjoy a night of Napa Valley vs. Sonoma! See how the big bold reds compare. Enjoy these wines with food pairing for up to ten (10) people.

Donated by Piggly Wiggly

Fair Market Value of $500.00


Suburban Harley Davidson Merchandise

Package includes: clothing, Harley Davidson Rolling Suitcase, Seven Liter Eagle Pilsner & Fat Boy Star Serving Platter

Donated by: Suburban Harley Davidson

Fair Market Value of $365.00


Suburban Harley Davidson Merchandise

Package includes: His & Hers Jackets

Donated by: Suburban Harley Davidson

Fair Market Value of $685.00


Grill Package

Weber SP330 Propane Gas Grill donated by Boehlke Bottled Gas and $150.00 gift certificate donated by Schwai’s Meat

Fair Market Value of $800.00


Twenty (20) Bird Pheasant Hunt, including lunch

Compliments of Chad Curran (Wild Wing’s Sportsman’s Club)

Fair Market Value of: $ Priceless


Here Kitty

Pamper your pet with the SmartCat Corner Litterbox, SmartCat All Natural Clumping Litter (20lbs), Nip Nibbler, Sticky Paws on a Roll, Peek and Play Toy Box and Stainless Steel Raindrop Fountain.

Donated by Pioneer Pet Products

Fair Market Value of $157.00


Bernie Brewer

Original Bernie Brewer bobblehead and t-shirt

Donated by The Milwaukee Brewers

Fair Market Value of $40.00