Reach for the Stars

2009 Auction and Reception was held on Saturday, June 6th

star-reach.gif We had a great turnout and several fabulous items were auctioned off throughout the evening in both our live and silent auction!  Auction items included paintings & artwork created by local artists, Boston Harbor sailings, sports memorabilia, passes to area museums & attractions, gift baskets, gift certificates to local retailers & restaurants, and many other wonderful items.


Here is a sample of some of the items we auctioned off this year!


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Jason Varitek Signed Baseball ~ Starting Bid $50

Official Major League Baseball autographed by Jason Varitek, Captain of the Boston Red Sox. His dedication to the pitching staff and his quiet leadership in the clubhouse helped guide the Red Sox to World Chamiopships in 2004 and 2007. He batted a career high .296 in 2004 with 18 home runs and 73 RBI. A real treasure for any Boston Red Sox fan!

Donated by the Boston Red Sox

Rooted Radiance Gift Basket ~ Current Value $50

This basket includes products created by women-owned businesses who craft chemical-free products from natural ingredients.  Rooted Radiance brings organic and natural cosmetics and personal care products to women looking for healthy beauty solutions. 

Donated by Rooted Radiance


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Tatutina Gift Package ~ Current Value $95

This gift package includes; an Animal Dish Set, an ABC Peg Board, 3 Sets of Gift Cards and envelopes, 2 mini boxes and a Queen Take Out Box. Tatutina is a small business located in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Our mission is to bring unique products into this world that reflect a happy and fun lifestyle. Everything we create in our Tatutina collections are inspired by our family, homes and art. We are a mother-daughter team that loves to design functional, fun and quality products.
Donated by Barbara Ottmar

lia sophia Jewelry ~ Current Value $120

Add shimmer with the warm glow of chocolate crystals. Dorado pierced earrings and adjustable necklace, 16-19" in length. Artisan crafted pieces that are sure to last a lifetime. lia sophia jewelry donated by Lauren Moriarty.

To receive a color catalog of the complete lia sophia collection, contact Lauren Moriarty, www.liasophia.com/laurenmoriarty



Toy Basket for 3-5 year olds
Current Value $100

Toy Basket for 5-7 year olds
Current Value $100

Toy Basket for 7-9 year olds
Current Value $100

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Born in 1972 and funded by the newly created state Office for Children, the Attleboro Area Council for Children has made its mission to fill  children's needs in our community. When state funds dried up in 1991, the Council decided to "go it alone" and incorporate as a non-profit and run  all its programs with volunteers.

Donated by the Attleboro Area Council for Children

2 Tickets to a Boston Red Sox Home Game on July 4th
Current Value $100

The Boston Red Sox are the hottest ticket in New England! Collette Vacations has generously donated a pair of tickets to see the Red Sox play at Fenway Park on Independence Day. If you are the winning bid on this item you'll get to see Big Papi, Varitek, Pedroia, Youkilis and the rest of the home team battle it out with the Seattle Mariners!

Opened in 1912, Fenway is one of the league's classiest ballparks and one of the few original Major League ballparks still in use today. Who can resist the ambience of the Green Monster towering over left field, the taste of grilled sausage, hot dogs & popcorn and the sounds of the crack of the bat and roar of the crowd in this fabulous outdoor setting?

4 tickets to the Festival Ballet Performance of
"The Nutcracker Suite on  Dec. 11th, 12th or 13th
Current Value $200

Festival Ballet Providence, the stateís largest and oldest professional dance company, now in its 32nd season, presents this holiday classic at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

As Nutcracker production goes, Festivalís is large and lush. Each show features a cast of more than 80, with several dozen children joining a couple of dozen Festival dancers. The costumes and sets, most of which Festival owns, are impressive, and so is the music of Tchaikovsky.


Two "One House" Passes to The Preservation Society of Newport County's
Newport Mansions ~ Current Value $50

Welcome to the Newport Mansions in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. We are The Preservation Society of Newport County, a private non-profit institution dedicated to historic preservation. We invite you to come and explore our eleven properties, representing more than 250 years of social and architectural history in the city that was Americaís First Resort.

Commissioned Watercolor Home Portrait ~ Current Value $225

A 16" x 20" watercolor painting of your home, donated by local artist, Kathy Martino of Rhode Island. Kathy's work is both prized and recognized by homeowners, home decorators, appreciators, and patrons of the arts. Her home portraits use 100% cotton cold pressed Arches paper. Kathy begins the process by taking several photos of your home, or if out of state, the photos can be mailed to her. She then will create a personal watercolor of your home and landscape.

6 Rhode Island themed figurines and
ornaments from My Little Town
Current Value $120

Package includes the following (view images clockwise from top left):

  • "PPAC Sign" ornament
  • "Del's Lemonade Cup" ornament
  • "Mappina" figurine
  • "Ocean State Chopper Vest" ornament
  • "Rocky Point Entrance Sign" ornament
  • "Block Island Ferry" ornament


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2 Tickets to a Trinty Rep performance for the 2009-2010 season ~ Current Value $50 per ticket

Trinity Repertory Company is please to donate these gift vouchers, good for one ticket each to any production of our 2009-2010 season, good for the first eleven performances of any production except A Christmas Carol, subject to availability, and will expire in June, 2010.

Since its founding in 1963, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring the last long standing permanent resident acting company in America, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works.

Boston Museum of Fine Arts - Admission for 2 ~ Current Value $34 ($17 per person)

The Museum creates educational opportunities for visitors and accommodates a wide range of experiences and learning styles~ The Museum educates artists of the future through its School. The creative efforts of the students and faculty provide the Museum and its public with insights into emerging art and art forms. The Museumís ultimate aim is to encourage inquiry and to heighten public understanding and appreciation of the visual world.


8 Sets of 10 Tickets for a 2 hour Boston Harbor Cruise on the Tall Ship 'Formidable' ~ Current Value $250 per set

Take a step back to the 18th century aboard the square-sailed brigantine  ĎFormidable.í A beautiful way to see Boston Harbor and a beautiful way to spend an afternoon or evening.

One Hour of Bowling & Shoe Rental at
North Bowl Lanes, North Attleboro, MA ~ Current Value $25

North Bowl has new management and a new attitude. Itís fun and exciting at the new North Bowl. We are now open until midnight every night and the emphasis is on fun! Come on down and check it out! Our remodel is nearly complete. Changes include new synthetic lanes, a new bar featuring full cocktails, an all new game room, and the largest prize center in the area! North Bowl offers great kids and adult party packages along with providing a great venue for your next company team building event Eat, Drink and Bowl at the New North Bowl!


Davis Family Farm 2 Sets of Day Passes
(4 passes per set) ~ Current Value $56

The Davis Family Farm has been generous enough to donate two packs of tickets to this yearís auction. These tickets not only include touring The Davis Family Farm, and enjoying their many activities, but also the extreme maze that will be opening this July. The tickets are good until the end of this season, but the Family Farm has so much going on that you will have trouble limiting yourself to just one visit this season. 

4 General Admission Tickets for the
Pawtucket Red Sox  ~ Current Value $25

Come support the Pawtucket Red Sox as they battle the Charlotte Knights for either June 16th or June 17th 2009 games.  The game on the 16th will offer the following: Rhode Island Blood Center Blood Drive - Pregame. Win tickets to the game! 30th Annual Armed Services Night - Special Pre-Game Ceremonies will take place honoring both active military and numerous Southeastern New England veterans groups. Festivities will include 88th Army Band, Guards of Thunder Howitzer salute and a military flyover by the RI Army National Guard.  


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Avon Gift Basket ~ Current Value $200

Donated by Avon Representative Dolores Heaps and contains the following items:

  • Dreamlife Shower Gel and Lotion
  • 5 pairs of flip-flops in assorted colors and designs
  • Foot Works Soak
  • High School Musical Hand Cream
  • Mark Brush Case
  • Mesmerize Men's Deodorant
  • Senses Body Spray, Shower/Travel Organizer
  • SSS Bug Guard Repellant with Picaridin
  • Yuletide Hazelnut Tea

Gamm Theater Gift Card good for 2 Tickets
for the 2009-2010 Season ~ Current Value $50

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) believes that live theater can be an enriching, liberating experience that can expose the public to both perennial and present issues of a fundamental sort, engaging them in direct, experiential ways and making these issues personal and immediate, rather than abstract. Good live drama can involve the audience both intellectually and viscerally. It can be, in the best sense of the word, entertaining. Accordingly, the best way in which the theater can fulfill its central mission is to select its plays with care and to produce them well.



 4 Tickets to A Murder Mystery Tour of Astor's Beechwood Mansion, Newport, RI ~ Current Value $30 each

These are tickets to the Beechwood Mansion Murder Mystery Tour that are good from March through December of 2009. An interactive murder mystery tour in a Newport mansion Springís Murder at the Mansion is an interactive murder mystery set in Newportís glorious past. Itís a madcap evening filled with murder and mayhem - but fun for the whole family. Guests search the home for clues, question suspects and solve the crime in this fast-paced whodunit -will you solve the crime?

Unlimited 1 month Pass to Christina Rondeau's Kickboxing, North Attleboro ~ Current Value $100

Rondeau's Kickboxing can take care of all your FITNESS needs. Whether you want to have fun, stay in shape, lose weight or  weight train. We offer you Fitness Kickboxing, boxing, self defense and Personal Training. With over a decade in experience we offer you the latest in training techniques. The best teachers are the best students and Christina Rondeau and all her Instructors/Trainers are always learning.

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Providence Performing Arts Center Ornament Del's Lemonade Ornament "Mappina" Figurine Block Island Ferry Ornament Ocean State Chapter Biker Vest Ornament Rocky Point Park Ornament

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