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Bourbon & Bubbles Gala

Purchase your tickets now for this year’s

Bourbon & Bubbles Gala – April 22, 2017
at the Guthrie Opportunity Center


*Ticket purchases are non-refundable. We will hold your tickets at the door, under the name provided at checkout. If you would like to provide the names of other attendees and/or seating requests, pl
ease enter that info in the “Description” box on the second page of checkout. No physical tickets will be issued.

2017 Silent Auction Items

AMERICAN QUEEN CRUISE
This item offers an all-inclusive 7-night river cruise experience aboard the grand steamer American Queen or American Empress, the most elegant riverboats in America. Each vessel offers elegant décor, gourmet meals, gracious service and rewarding enrichment experiences. This cruise for two in Cabin B or C level is good for any sailing date and itinerary. Trip must be taken by 8/31/2018.

DECORATIVE TREES 
Enjoy four large decorative trees from Mama’s Touch Nursery. Items will be on display in the dining room. Winner is responsible for picking up the trees on the day after the auction. Planting not included.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME AND DINNER 
Participate in a brewery tour and tasting for 2 at Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse followed by the use of a $25 gift certificate toward dinner. Then move to your field-level reserved seats (for two) at a Louisville Bats game. Batter up! Available for specified Monday game dates. Please note restrictions

CAROLE KING CONCERT TICKETS FOR TWO/DINNER AT LILLY’S/ WITH LIMOUSINE 
On Thursday, May 18, 2017, ride in limo style (courtesy of Cutlass Royal Limos & Roger Smith) as you travel to
Lilly’s Bistro in Louisville for dinner, and then on to watch “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” (7:30 p.m.)
Courtesy of Kathleen Llewellyn and Lee Evans

“KENTUCKY’S TREASURES: HORSES & BOURBON” by BETTYE BROOKFIELD 
Add class to your home by owning this one-of-a kind oil painting of our two great Kentucky treasures: horses and bourbon. Artist Bettye Brookfield is the former Art Department Chair at St. Catharine College and Participant/Winner of numerous competitions, solo exhibitions and public art commissions.

XTREME REMOTE CAR START 
Start your car on those cold days so it will be nice and toasty when you get in…or make it cool on those hot summer days! Xtreme Customizing will fix up your car in a jiffy. Courtesy of Jan Lantz & Jim Hedrick

WATERCOLOR by SUSAN CHRISTENSEN 
Grace your home with this framed watercolor masterpiece by Susan Christensen, Member KY Watercolor Society; Fine Arts Bardstown Society; Central KY Artist Guild

MAKER’S MARK BASKET 
Enjoy the tried and true flavors of this famous distillery in Loretto. A treat is in store for you from this glorious basket of bourbon goodies including: 3 different liter bottles of bourbon, a book, decanter, and gift certificate.

KEENELAND – FALL MEET 
Enjoy these four (4) grandstand seats for the Fall Meet at Keeneland and watch the racing thoroughbreds drive to the finish line during the fall meet. “Down the stretch they come”!

ENJOYMENT AND RELAXATION PACKAGE 
Pamper yourself with a luxurious massage by Kim Beam. Enjoy the libations from this fabulous basket of decadent pleasures. Finally, fill yourself with the sumptuous buffet at the Bourbon Brunch on the Sunday of Bourbon Festival weekend in September.

ORIGINAL ARTWORK –TWO STILL LIFES 
Imagine these two fabulous framed original oil paintings by Clapp gracing your kitchen or dining room.
They would complete any home with their elegance. Courtesy of Lee & Rich Evans

FREE TUITION AT CROCUS ACADEMY 
Surround that special little person in your life with a caring learning environment that will prepare him/her socially, spiritually and academically for kindergarten. This item includes tuition for one part-time school year (40 weeks) for one child for three mornings per week. Crocus Academy is a preschool facility with three locations in Bardstown, Elizabethtown, and Louisville. Expiration date is April of 2019. Purchase is non-refundable. Courtesy of Brenda Hagan

 BARDSTOWN BOURBON COMPANY BASKET 
Enjoy the newest addition to our Bourbon market with a basket of Bardstown Bourbon Company swag.
 
DINNER FOR FOUR AT BISTRO 1860 
Enjoy a fabulous “French-American fusion fare” dinner for four served in a stylish farmhouse at Bistro 1860. More information is available at http://bistro1860.com/. You will truly enjoy this elegant experience. The complimentary bottle of wine is just to get you started. Compliments of Renea & Bart Bartoszek

MAKER’S MARK TOUR AND LUNCH FOR EIGHT 
Visit the historic Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto on your own private tour. They’ll show you every step of their unique bourbon-making process. Delight your taste buds by sampling their handmade bourbons, enjoying lunch, and dipping a bottle into their signature red wax. This opportunity is for a group of 8 people, available Monday-Friday (subject to the distillery’s availability). Please contact Valerie at Valerie.Netherton@makersmark.com to schedule your visit (valid: May, 2017-May, 2018).

JIM CANTRELL WATER COLOR  
Grace your home with this beautiful watercolor by Jim Cantrell, the first ever Kentucky artist to have been selected as the Official Churchill Downs Derby 143 Artist. The painting is 14” x 12” and is one of many studies done in preparation for the Derby Poster commission. To own an original Cantrell is to own a piece of history!

PRIVATE DINING EXPERIENCE WITH CHEF MATT JAMIE 
Participate in this special experience including a tour of the production facility for Bourbon Barrel Foods Bluegrass Soy Sauce in the historic Butchertown Market led by founder and owner, Matt Jamie. Guests will enjoy samplings of gourmet Bourbon Barrel Foods followed by a private dinner for eight prepared by Chef Matt and will receive a Bourbon Barrel Foods Swag Bag!  Compliments of Renea & Bart Bartoszek

BARDSTOWN MERCHANTS LUXURY BASKET 
Enjoy these fabulous treasures from our small business owners in the Bardstown area including: glasses from “At Mary’s; a gift certificate from Marshall’s Jewelers; bourbon miniatures and bourbon chocolate truffles from the Willet Distillery; an Erimish  set of 5 coordinating bracelets from Peacock on Third, and a surprise from Shaq and Coco,

NASHVILLE “BACKSTAGE” PASSES 
Delight in your use of these two “Backstage” passes (good for 4 people) to give you free admission (one time) to over 20 Nashville attractions and discounts at 16 restaurants. It is an unbelievable value for those of us who love the “Music City”.

PRIVATE DINNER PARTY FOR 8 
Enjoy dinner at your home for 8 people prepared by the amazing master chef, Rick Hagan.  Plan the evening in conjunction with Chef Hagan, to include drinks and appetizers, dinner and dessert.  Cost of food will be covered by the GO Center Board; preparation, service and cleanup will be provided by Chef Hagan.  This will be an elegant evening with your friends.  The date will be determined in conjunction with Chef Hagan’s schedule. Courtesy of Rick Hagan & the GO Center Kitchen

NEWCOMB WEEKEND CABIN FOR TEN   
Enjoy a peaceful weekend sitting on the porch, fishing, or paddling a canoe or kayak on the lake.  This package includes a $100 gift certificate from Five Star for food & snacks. You can also pick up your favorite beverages with another $100 gift card from Keystone Liquors. Compliments of the Newcomb Family

RAFFERTY’S GIFT BASKET 
Delight in your use of these twenty-five gift cards (each valued at $25), redeemable at any Rafferty’s Restaurants, Montana Grills and Double Dogs Sports Bars.  The basket also includes an assortment of collectibles from the Rafferty’s family of premium establishments. That right – do the math! This is an amazing auction item! Compliments of Rafferty’s Inc

 ROMANTIC GETAWAY TO THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT 
A 5 day/4 night stay in a gorgeous one bedroom guest suite nestled into the side of the Sandia Mountains, overlooking the entire majestic Albuquerque, New Mexico Basin, and featuring its own private entrance, deck, hot tub, and incredible vista views as far as the eye can see.  A one-hour drive brings you to the world-famous art galleries and restaurants of Santa Fe. If you choose to travel while live racing is in session at The Downs Racetrack and Casino in Albuquerque, you will be hosted to seats in their beautiful, newly remodeled Clubhouse, along with your meals and beverages, all compliments of the track owner. (NOTE:  Blackout dates October 11 – October 15, 2017)

NEW MEXICO SKI GETAWAY 
Relax in this 9,000 square foot Spanish-style home on 1 ½ acres situated on the beautiful Ruidoso River. The home’s spacious design has four bedrooms/bathrooms with numerous oversized sofas and fold-out futons that could sleep up to 18 guests.  It is located only a 30 minute drive from Ski Apache ski resort, and would be perfect for a large group “ski getaway.” Features include: 2,000 sq. ft. Great Room with full bar, pool table, 80″ flat screen HDTV; 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor enclosable deck area with 70” flat screen HDTV and outdoor kitchen; Large kitchen with all new appliances; and 3 separate dining areas.    Availability: Nov. 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018     Courtesy of Pat & Kathie Guthrie

FRED NOE’S “MAN CAVE” with “SOLID & LIQUID REFRESHMENT” FOR TEN  
Experience the hospitality of Fred Noe, the great grandson and master distiller of Jim Beam, who loves nothing better than to entertain his family and friends. Fred’s “Man Cave” boasts one of the largest TV’s around and is a big part of the Jim Beam legacy. Enjoy this opportunity to experience Fred’s place and partake of fabulous appetizers from the Harrison-Smith House while enjoying Fred’s hospitality (date to be arranged). Courtesy of Fred & Sandy Noe; Newman & the Harrison-Smith House

RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA SEVEN-DAY STAY AT A PRIVATE HOME 
Imagine you and your friends at this is 7,000 square foot private Tuscan style home with an additional 2,000 sq. ft. of covered outdoor living space & daily housekeeping service. It boasts four oversized bedrooms (3 king and 1 queen-sized bed) and five bathrooms; an exercise room, steam shower, full dry sauna, and oversized Jacuzzi tub; three indoor and one outdoor fireplaces; Full media room sound system and 110-inch screen; a large private pool & Jacuzzi with oversized pool deck. Other items include full access to a world-class 27-hole golf resort and world renowned tennis/spa facilities; Access to over 120 golf courses in one of the premier golf destinations in the world. Availability: May 1 – October 31, 2017. Courtesy of Pat & Kathie Guthrie

BARREL OF KNOB CREEK BOURBON 
Imagine your very own barrel of Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon. Pick out your own barrel with Fred Noe, Master Distiller of Jim Beam. You will get guidance and education from Fred as you make your personal selection when you visit the Jim Beam facility at Clermont to find your own Barrel of Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon. You will also have your own personalized plates that are applied to each bottle that comes from the barrel. You even get to keep the barrel. Courtesy of Jim Beam/Suntory

BIGHORN GOLF CLUB 
Experience golf for up to 4 people at the exclusive Bighorn Golf Club.  In addition to being home to many top celebrities, Bighorn has been featured regularly on television as they have hosted the famous Skins Game; the LPGA Samsung Championship – a tournament limited to the top 20 female golfers in the world – for 4 years; the Battle at Bighorn pitting Tiger Woods against 3 other top players in a primetime made-for-TV event for 3 years and several Champions Tour events. Valid May 15 – September 30, 2017, Wednesday-Sunday excluding holidays with limited times on weekends on either the Mountains or Canyons course. Does not include host fee or gratuity. Courtesy of R. D. Hubbard

JIM CANTRELL STILL LIFE 
This still life is an oil on canvas, framed 16”h x 20”w. It was a painting Jim did for the cover of the 2nd cookbook, From Our Table to Yours…, produced by St Joseph Church around 1999.  This award-winning painter’s work has been exhibited worldwide.  His paintings are in the collections of 16 art museums around the country including the Speed Museum in Louisville, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, and the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro.

GULF SHORES GETAWAY 
Condo located at Gulf Shores Plantation On the Gulf of Mexico 8 miles from Alabama’s Fort Morgan; Master bedroom with queen-size bed and private bath & Second bedroom with queen-sized bed and bath; Full size kitchen with an island and wet bar; Amenities include: indoor & outdoor pools, whirlpools, sauna, tennis, basketball, shuffle-board, exercise room, volleyball; Area attractions include: Kiva Dunes Golf Course, Tangers Outlet Mall, Putt-putt golf, water/amusement parks. Subject to availability. Courtesy of Peter & Celeste Dawson

WHERE’S THE BEEF  
For you beef lovers, this is the deal of the year. It is a minimum of 900 pounds of beef that will generate 400-500 pounds after butchering. It will be delivered to Boone’s Butcher Shop for you to determine how you want it butchered (Cost of butchering and packaging at your expense). Compliments of Chris & Debbie Monin

PAINTING BY MARY PHILOMENA HAGEN 
Artist in-residence, Mary Philomena Hagen, has agreed to offer another one of her exceptional paintings this year for us to auction. Her past masterpieces have brought the Guthrie Center thousands of dollars and we are honored that one of our own has stepped forward again this year to offer her talent to raise funds for the very important work at the Guthrie Opportunity Center.

Photos from Last Year’s Gala