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Bourbon & Bubbles Gala – OLD 2018

THE 2019
BOURBON & BUBBLES GALA
WAS A SUCCESS!

Thanks to everyone for their support!

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BREAKOUT GAMES FOR 8 – $30
For you and seven of your closest friends – This isn’t your average outing or everyday experience.  Breakout is for those who would rather solve mysteries than watch someone else have all the fun.  With different rooms that follow unique storylines, you and your friends will have 60 minutes to escape your adventure of choice by cracking codes, solving puzzles and following clues.  Part problem solving, part adrenaline, end-to-end fun.

BREWS ON THE GO – $45
This is a must have for the craft beer lover! You’ll be ready to relax and enjoy your favorite craft beer, or throw the ultimate party with your best friends.  You’ll receive 50 amazing beers and a special commemorative GO Center reusable galvanized beverage container to ice down your favorite drinks. Courtesy of Brent & Sandy Holsclaw

BUCKET OF GIFT CARDS – $30
$500 in gift cards for gas, food, services, and much, much more.

FRESH GARDEN VEGETABLES – $45
Eat mouth-watering, home-grown produce this summer!  Be the first to receive a box a week for 9 weeks (approximately July – September) of fresh produce from our own GO Garden!  Each box will include a variety of vegetables and fruits grown in the GO Center garden to feed a family of four. You could receive home-grown tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, collard greens, lettuce, spinach, okra, radishes, peppers, cantaloupe, honeydew, corn and more every single week for at least nine (9) weeks!  You will look forward to receiving this surprise box each week!

PREMIUM BARREL OF BOOZE – $50
From the “Bourbon Capital of the World” take home this ½ barrel of fifteen (15) hand selected premium liquors to stock the bar for the holidays and beyond.  Some of the bottles include Knob Creek Single Barrel, Booker’s, Baker’s, Basil Hayden, Evan Williams Single Barrel, Maker’s 46, 1792, Collaboration, Russell Reserve, & more!

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME AND DINNER – $30
Participate in a brewery tour and tasting for two (2) at “Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse” followed by the use of a $50 gift certificate toward dinner.  Then move to your two sets (for two each) reserved field-level seats at a Louisville Bats game. Batter up!  Available for specified Monday game dates only.  Please note restrictions. Courtesy of Against the Grain Brewery and the Louisville Bats

WILDCAT FAN’S DREAM – $30
Poster with signatures of players from several decades and two (2) basketballs signed by 2014-15 undefeated regular season team and 1996 Final Four team members such as Jeff Sheppard MVP, Nazi Mohammad, Alan Edwards & Cameron Mills. Courtesy of Joe Wathen

 

2019 SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
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AUTHENTIC ELECTRIC GUITAR SIGNED BY THE ORIGINAL EAGLES

Proudly display this amazing piece of history in your home!  Includes authenticated signatures of original members of the Eagles – Don Henley, Glen Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Felder, and Randy Meisner.  Authenticity document is included, along with wall bracket for displaying on your wall. Courtesy of Pat and Kathie Guthrie

BASKET OF GIFT CARDS

This basket includes over $600 worth of gift cards including from On-The-GO Foods, Country Gardens, Rafferty’s Restaurants and many more wonderful surprises! Courtesy of Rafferty’s, Matthew and Suzanne Hite, & several other local merchants

CASTLE POST (THE KENTUCKY CASTLE)

Experience living like a King!  Gift Certificate for your choice of Chalet Night Stay (Sun. – Wed., based on availability), 2019 Season Pass for Bluegrass Concerts at the Castle, or $500 towards private event space for wedding, corporate event, Christmas Party, or other private function. Courtesy of Tink and Lucia Guthrie

COPPERTOP TOURS

Experience Kentucky Spirit with a small group tour from the luxurious Coppertop Tours.  Receive $50 off each person up to 12 people – worth $600.  Valid for tours valued at $149 or more. Courtesy of Tommy and MaryAnn Downs

DOLLYWOOD

Take the family on a Dollywood vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! Receive $250 certificate toward a stay at the Margarita Ville Island Hotel and four (4) theme park admission tickets. Courtesy of Dollywood

FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE ART

Back by popular demand! You could take home this very special framed and signed art made by the GO To Discovery Program students.  They spell out Faith, Hope, and Love with their beautiful hands! Courtesy of Go To Discovery Program

FAMILY FUN AT KING’S ISLAND

Visit the largest amusement and waterpark in the Midwest at King’s Island, Ohio!   Package includes two (2) single day admission tickets. Courtesy of King’s Island

FRED NOE’S “MAN CAVE” WITH “SOLID & LIQUID REFRESHMENT

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 while enjoying Fred’s hospitality. (date to be arranged). Courtesy of Fred and Sandy Noe

GIVING HANDS ART

Own this unique piece of art made by the students in the GO To Discovery Program!   Precious hands from the students make this a one of a kind treasure! Courtesy of Go To Discovery Program

HANDMADE IN BETHLEHEM

Treasure this beautiful Crucifix handmade in Bethlehem of Olive Wood & Mother of Pearl.  Also includes four (4) hand carved nativity ornaments to represent the birth of Jesus Christ. Courtesy of John & Cindy Hutchins

IMPELLIZZERI’S DINING WITH CUTLASS ROYAL LIMOUSINE SERVICE

Ride in limo style as you travel to dinner for eight (8) at Impellizerri’s “high-end” pizza restaurant.  You may select any of their four Louisville locations or their newest restaurant in Elizabethtown. Courtesy of Impellizzeri’s Pizza, Cutlass Royal Limos and Roger Smith

KEENELAND

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

LILY PHOTOGRAPH BY JIM SILLIMAN

Imagine this beautiful photograph enhancing a wall in your home.  Jim Silliman has captured an incredible close-up image of a beautiful lily in bloom.  What a wonder of nature!  Other works can be seen at the Bardstown Art Gallery on Court Square. Courtesy of Jim Silliman

MASSAGE BY KIM BEAM

Pamper yourself or someone special with a one hour massage with Kim Beam.  Be sure to check our website www.gocenter.org for more silent auction items added after this printing.

“POPPIES” BY BETTYE BROOKEFIELD

Bring the outdoors into your home by owning this one-of-a kind oil painting of the vibrant Poppy flower.  Color and energy abound from this piece.  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. Courtesy of Bettye Brookfield

SCRIPTURE BOWL BY EVELYN SILLIMAN

Enjoy this beautiful hand-made pottery by artist Evelyn Silliman.  She displays her work at the “Gallery on the Square”, where the Fine Arts Bardstown Society has been fostering creativity and encouraging local artists. Courtesy of Evelyn Silliman

SOUTHWEST TICKETS

Four (4) Southwest Airline one-way tickets to anywhere in the United States served by the airline. Courtesy of Southwest Airlines

SPARROW BY JIM CANTRELL

Enjoy this framed watercolor painting on handmade paper of a beautiful sparrow.  Jim Cantrell has focused his artistic eye and challenge on painting a series of birds in his backyard. Courtesy of Jim Cantrell

STAINED GLASS PANEL

Imagine this beautiful stained glass item hanging in the window of your home.  The elegance of the varied, clear glass patterns would enhance any setting. Courtesy of Jan Lantz and Jim Hedrick

UK/UL BASKETBALL POSTER

Determine who has bigger bragging rights by taking home this signed poster of Joe B. Hall and Denny Crum.  Will it go home to a “blue” home or a “red” home? Courtesy of Joe Wathen

UL vs ND FOOTBALL TICKETS

Watch the UL Cardinals host an early season clash against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Cardinal Stadium on September 2, 2019.   Includes four (4) PNC club loge seats plus silver lot parking. Courtesy of Tom and Rhonda Wimsett

VERA BRADLEY MATCHING E-READER SLEEVE AND PURSE

Step out in style with these matching Vera Bradley accessories in the Katalina Showers pattern.  The beautiful blues with the lime accents will be a hit wherever you travel. Courtesy of Sarah Hedrick

VERA BRADLEY TRAPEZE TOTE

Carry all of your special items in this 18”L x 12”H x 6”W tote in the Marrakesh pattern.  This navy patterned bag will make any woman feel very fashionable yet practical. Courtesy of Sarah Hedrick

WATERCOLOR BY SUSAN CHRISTENSEN

Grace your home with this framed watercolor masterpiece by artist Susan Christensen.  Susan is a well- known local artist and is a member of the Kentucky Society, the Fine Arts Bardstown Society, and the Central KY Artist Guild. Courtesy of Susan Christensen

WILD TURKEY BASKET

Enjoy this signed bottle of Russell’s Reserve Bourbon by Jimmy Russell.  The basket also includes a variety of Wild Turkey items. Courtesy of Wild Turkey Distilleries

WILLETT DISTILLERY BASKET

Revel in the smooth bourbon flavors that float over your tongue from the Willett Distillery as you enjoy this basket from this excellent representative of our signature industry.  The delightful taste will bring a smile to your lips. Courtesy of Willett Distillery

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 and Jim Hedrick

YARN BOWL BY EVELYN SILLIMAN

Imagine adding this beautiful and functional yarn bowl to your knitting collection.  Created by Evelyn Silliman, local artist at the Gallery on the Square. Courtesy of Evelyn Silliman

$300: COUNTRY GARDENS GIFT CERTIFICATE

Everyone needs fresh fruits and vegetables!   Or perhaps you want to send a fruit basket, plant or gift to someone special.   Flowers, hanging baskets, Roby’s Country Ham or Sausage – You can’t go wrong with something for yourself & something to share!

$300:  ON THE GO FOODS GIFT CERTIFICATE

Use these gift cards throughout the year or share with your family and friends.   You could also order something special from On-The-GO Foods staff for a special dinner or event. Courtesy of Matthew and Suzanne Hite

FRENCH LICK GOLF PACKAGE

Overnight accommodation at beautiful French Lick Resort in Indiana.  While there, you can test your luck at the casino and enjoy a round of golf for two (2) at the infamous Donald Ross Course.  This is the perfect getaway for a golfing couple or golfing buddies.   Pack your clubs and take off for a great experience just a couple of hours away!

WINE-TASTING AT FOREST EDGE

Enjoy a wine-tasting for four people at the lovely Forest Edge Winery in Clermont. This could be a great prelude to a dinner in Louisville or Elizabethtown. Your basket includes a bottle of Merlot, two wine glasses, and several Forest Edge items along with the 4 wine-tasting tickets. Courtesy of Forest Edge Winery

WINE-TASTING BASKET FROM THE MCINTYRE WINERY

Seeing is believing. Treasure this beautiful basket of goodies that will whet your appetite for the fine hospitality of the McIntyre family during your fabulous wine-tasting. Courtesy of McIntyre Winery

SILVER CHARM PAINTING

Down the Stretch they come! Imagine this beautiful painting of Silver Charm on any wall in your home. Silver Charm (foaled February 22, 1994) is an American Champion Thoroughbred race horse. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Gary Stevens, he is best known for winning the 1997 Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in the Triple Crown. Courtesy of Marty & George O’Daniel

BERNHEIM WEEKEND GETAWAY

Win this ultimate, unique experience to stay two (2) nights on Bernheim property at a private lakehouse.  This two (2) bedroom property is not normally available to the public so this is your chance to enjoy a very special privilege!  Relax by the fireplace or sit on the back porch with a gorgeous view of the lake.  You can also fish right off the dock. This is a dream vacation just minutes from Bardstown!  Must call to coordinate dates. Courtesy of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

DATE NIGHT BASKET

The perfect date for many, many nights!  Over $500 in gift cards, wine, bourbon and so much more! Courtesy of GO to Work Students & Families

 PASTEL DOOR WREATH

Adorn your front door with this beautiful grapevine, pastel spring and summer wreath. Courtesy of Alena Efimov

 RED LEATHER SHOULDER BAG

Picture yourself with this fashionable, red leather shoulder bag!  Make a statement and always be in style! Courtesy of Lee Evans

 RUSTIC STLL LIFE – SIGNED OIL PAINTING

Take home this rustic still life painting of eggs in a basket, pear and bottle.  Signed by artist DeMazia. Courtesy of Lee Evans

 TAILGATE GRILL AND SAVE-A-LOT GIFT CARD

Whether you’re rooting for the local high school team or your favorite college team, you’ll be the life of the tailgating party with this tailgate grill and $50 gift card from Save-A-Lot. Courtesy of Save-A-Lot

 TERRACOTTA POT WITH GREEN PLANT – SIGNED WATERCOLOR

Beautiful watercolor painting of terracotta pot with green plant in grey frame.  Signed by artist Kyle Shiver. Courtesy of Lee Evans

 ARTIST HANDMADE SOAPS

Adorn any room in your home with these unique decorative soaps or give them away as hostess or baby shower gifts!  Everyone will want to know “Where did you get those beautiful pieces of art?” Courtesy of Alena Efimov

 HANDMADE POTTERY CANISTER SET

Own this three (3) piece handmade pottery canister set by Matthew Gaddie.   Each canister includes a unique pottery scoop that fits perfectly on the side of each canister.  Make a statement on your kitchen counter with this beautiful and practical piece of art. Courtesy of Matthew Gaddie

HOUSEBOAT AT LAKE CUMBERLAND

Have fun on beautiful Lake Cumberland for two (2) nights in a four (4) bedroom Harbor Cottage Houseboat located at Lee’s Ford Resort Marina.  Valid until April 30, 2020.   Not valid for premium dates or holidays. Courtesy of JD Hamilton

 MAKER’S MARK BASKET

Adorn your bar with these Maker’s Mark specialty items and sit back and sip some of Kentucky’s finest bourbon from Maker’s Mark. Courtesy of Maker’s Mark Distillery

 STEPHEN FOSTER LIVE AT THE PARK CONCERT SERIES – TWO SEASON PASSES

Entertainment for the whole summer!   Enjoy two (2) season passes to each of the six (6) “Live At The Park Concerts” at the Stephen Foster Amphitheatre.  Concert series includes Hotel California:  A Salute to the Eagles, Parmalee, Boy Band Review, The Monarchs, Jumping Jack Flash – A Tribute to the Rolling Stones, and The Music of BON JOVI with Slippery When Wet.  Each pass includes all 6 concerts plus “The Stephen Foster Story” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Courtesy of Stephen Foster Drama Association, Inc.

 TAPERED SIDEWINDER BRACELET

Own this handcrafted one-of-a-kind silver and precious stone bracelet created and signed by award winning Native American Jeweler, Ken Romero.  Ken Romero, a member of the Taos and Laguna Pueblo is well-known for his semi-precious gemstone artistry honoring his rich cultural heritage.  He has won awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Eitejorg Museum Indian Market and the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market. Courtesy of Suzanne Hayden & Joe Wathen

 VIOLA – THE PANSY LADY

Take home this one-of-a kind jewel!  This beautiful flower lady is made from our very own Country Gardens pansies! Viola’s hat and bouquet are made out of an acorn cap and her beautiful bouquet is adorned with lilac buds, peach buds, and snow drops.  She is standing on an oak wood base. Courtesy of Mary Jo Victor

 WINTER SCENE – SIGNED OIL PAINTING

Enjoy this rural, winter snow scene with barn oil painting in light grey frame.  Size is 15.5” x 27.5”.  Signed by artist Dick Griess. Courtesy of Lee Evans

2019 LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
Must be present at the gala to bid on these items.

 

BIGHORN GOLF CLUB
Experience golf for up to four (4) people at the exclusive Bighorn Golf Club, which boasts a new 80,000 square foot Clubhouse sitting 1,000 feet above the valley floor and incorporating surrounding views of mountains, valleys and golf course under an ever-present blue sky.  The 18h green nestles at the foot of the Clubhouse alongside a lake with the backdrop of a waterfall, stream and desert rock formation.  This is a spectacular opportunity.  Valid May 13 – September 30, 2019, 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

HORSE & JOCKEY STUDY BY JIM CANTRELL
Hang this amazing 18” x 22” “Horse & Jockey Study”, watercolor on handmade paper proudly in your home. Jim Cantrell painted this beautiful original while working as the Official Kentucky Derby Artist for 2017.  In order to complete the painting for the Derby poster, he painted a number of studies to get the feel of the horse and the race. Courtesy of Jim Cantrell

MARY PHILOMENA HAGEN PAINTING
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 Opportunity 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 GO Center. Courtesy of Mary Philomena Hagen

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 (4) 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, 2019 – April 30, 2020. Courtesy of Pat and Kathie Guthrie

RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA SEVEN-DAY STAY AT A PRIVATE HOME
Imagine you and your friends at this 7,000 square foot private Tuscan-style home with an additional 2,000 sq. ft. of covered outdoor living space and 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; and 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 gold destinations in the world.  Availability:  May 1 – October 31, 2019. Courtesy of Pat and Kathie Guthrie

REDINGTON SHORES BEACH CONDO AT ANGLER’S COVE
Relax at this beautifully furnished condo that has three (3) bedrooms, three (3) bathrooms, full kitchen and is large enough to sleep ten (10) people.  Located in Redington Shores, FL near St. Petersburg Beach, this sixth floor Gulf Front unit has beautiful views, miles of white beaches and access to great fishing, golf and some of the best restaurants in the Tampa Bay area.  Availability:  April 22 – December 8, 2019.  Please check with owner to schedule. Courtesy of Dick and Alice Heaton

ROMANTIC GETAWAY TO THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT
Enjoy 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 9 – October 13, 2019. Courtesy of Leo Labarge

 

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