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Live Auction Items

Thank you for your support of our students through the Cadets in Cadence USO Big Band Christmas Auction!
Below are the Live Auction items for the 2022 event. 
1. A Downtown Night Out

Donated by: Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center

Experience some of Downtown Fort Wayne’s finest attractions with this night out package. Enjoy four tickets to “Riverdance – 25th Anniversary Tour” at the Embassy Theatre on March 23, 2023, along with a pre-show dinner for four at Features Bar & Restaurant at the Hilton. Stay the night in a two-bedroom suite at the Hilton and enjoy breakfast for four at Starbucks at the Hilton the following morning.

2. Rare Bourbon Collection for the Holidays

Donated by Friend of Concordia

This package is perfect for the bourbon lover in your life. Pick up six aged whiskeys from the Orphan Barrel series. The collection features Barterhouse, Old Blowhard, Lost Prophet, Rhetoric 21 Year Old, Forged Oak, and Whoop & Holler. It's sure to make someone's Christmas great this year!

3. Valentine’s Mountain Getaway

Donated by Dave and Tammy Panning

Take in the fresh mountain air with this 3-night getaway to Lincoln, New Hampshire. Surrounded by vast blue skies and expansive panoramic views of the White Mountains, South Mountain Resort invites you to enjoy everything the northeast countryside has to offer. Enjoy all the amenities of South Mountain Resort including an indoor pool and game room, and during the day, you can tame the slopes at one of three ski areas that are close by. The room sleeps two with a full occupancy of four. The room includes a queen bed, a sofa bed, and a kitchen. The reservation is available from February 8 to 11, 2023.

4. One-of-a-Kind Custom Game Table

Donated by Kevin and Jodi Vanden Akker

Want your piece of history from the original gym floor? Here is a fun opportunity. This one-of-a-kind game table celebrates all things Cadet with a customized Monopoly board planned by Concordia insiders that will be sure to prompt a few giggles and create hours of family fun. Additional game boards include Chess/Checkers and Backgammon. Two drawers allow plenty of room for storage. Perfect for hosting family game night!

5. Big Sky Montana Cabin for 12

Donated by John Nichols

Make lasting memories while vacationing in this luxurious Cabin in Big Sky Montana located at the Spanish Peaks Mountain Club. This trip includes 5 bedrooms and 6 ½ baths, 4 fireplaces, 5 outdoor decks with a walk-out lower level with a private hot tub. The private club has ski in/ski out access to Big Sky Resort in the winter and other winter activities include snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross country skiing nearby. There is an 18 hole Tom Weiskopf designed golf course in the summer. Other summer activities include fly fishing, whitewater rafting and horseback riding. Two block walk to clubhouse with dining room, bar & grille, fitness center, kids and teen rooms, year-round outdoor pool and hot tub. Yellowstone National Park is only 40 miles away. Schedule the trip with John Nichols. Black out dates are Christmas week, New Years week and 4th of July week.

6. Deluxe Fort Wayne Golf Package

Donated by: Autumn Ridge Golf Course, Brookwood Golf Club, Canterbury Green Golf Course, Riverbend Golf Course, Worldwide Golf Shop, Whispering Creek Golf Club, Coyote Creek Golf Club, Chestnut Hills Golf Club, Cherry Hill Golf Course, Colonial Oaks Golf Club, and Foster, Shoaff, & McMillan Park Golf Course

Procured by Dean Doerffler

Say four or maybe nine as you pick up this package with nine different golf courses that you will have the chance to tryout this summer. Enjoy four, 18 rounds of golf with a cart at Autumn Ridge (Monday through Thursday only), Brookwood Golf Club, Coyote Creek, Chestnut Hills, Cherry Hill (Monday through Thursday only), as well as four rounds at Colonial Oaks and either Foster, Shoaff or McMillian parks and then two rounds at Canterbury Green and Whispering Creek. This package will have you set with $30 in coupons to Worldwide Golf Shop and a box of golf balls from Riverbend Golf Course.

7. Student Front Row Parking

Donated by: CLHS Advancement Office

Make your student feel special with a front-row reserved parking spot. This is the spot that everyone at Concordia wants! You never have to worry about your student being late again — at least not because of where they are parking.

8. Cayman Island Condo for a Week

Donated by: Michael and Jana Gepfert

Enjoy a week of luxury at Morritt’s Tortuga Club and Resort in Grand Cayman. The original Morritt's playground! Welcoming the morning sunrise and offering tropical pool and garden views from this one bedroom, poolside condo with pullout sofa, which can accommodate 4 people. With not one but two swimming pools, the view from balconies around the Premier Pool is one of palm trees on a tiny island in the middle of an enormous freeform swimming pool. With an invigorating Waterfall and a Swim-up Cocktail bar playing tropical music. The Premier Pool is the place to be for a tasty lunch, a refreshing swim or a sweet afternoon treat with our daily Ice Cream Social, and not forgetting afternoon pool games for the fun set! The Park Pool offers a quieter setting with a retreat from the crowds, lively activities and entertainment. Surrounded by lush swaying palm trees and the sound of tranquility, this is a great place to relax and unwind with a good book! Come and join us for an experience that has kept visitors coming back from over 25 years! Your door to Paradise awaits! The club is equipped with dive boats, windsurfing equipment and nightly entertainment. To be used during 2023.

9. Custom Blanton’s Display & Bourbon

Donated by Kevin and Jodi Vanden Akker and Tim Durnell

Showcase your Blanton’s horse stoppers in style on this custom display. Beautifully handcrafted of pieces from the original gym floor, this piece also offers the collector a spot for a bottle, lit from below. Eight bottles of Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey are included to enjoy then display. Perfect for the bourbon lover in your house!

10. Smoked Meats & Drinks Party for 16

Donated by: Matt Konow, Jacob Pennekamp and The Street Saloon Cocktails and Mocktails

Let us do the cooking for you with this Smoked Meats Party for 16. We will provide four smoked meats for your enjoyment, including chicken, tri-tip, salmon, and pulled pork along with two sides. You’ll also have your own bartender for the event (2 hours max) and a $200 giftcard to Bellmont Beverages. Available within 25 miles for Fort Wayne. Please schedule a date with Matt Konow.

11. Go Hoosiers! Beat Michigan!

Donated by: Kurt and Carrie Gutman

Hoosier fans, you won’t want to miss this game! Travel down to B-town on March 5 to see one of the biggest games of the season, IU vs. Michigan. Tip off is at 4:30 PM. We have game tickets for four and a stay in a 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment in downtown Bloomington on Kirkwood across from the Irish Lion. Cheer on your favorite team with a two-night stay (Friday to Sunday) for your weekend away.

12. 1963 Memories

Donated by: CLHS Advancement Staff

Relive the memories with this 3 ½ foot by 11-foot section of the original 1963 Concordia gym floor. Display your love of Concordia with one of two script “Cadets” sections. These sections have been buffed and polished by 1975 CLHS graduate, Ken Finner, who hand installed the new gym floor. We will deliver and assemble the pieces as a part of this package (inside Fort Wayne only). There are two pieces available. Don’t miss out on a chance to relive your best times at CLHS!

13. Reserved Graduation Seating for 10

Value: Priceless

Donated by: CLHS Head of School Office

Get the best seats in the house at graduation with this 10 reserved seat package. Get more tickets than the standard family amount and choose your seats at the Historic Embassy Theatre for graduation on May 28 in celebration of the Class of 2023.

14. Pappy Van Winkle Kentucky Straight Bourbon - 12 yrs old

Value: $1,200

Donated by: Tim and Deb Durnell

You know the name. Pappy Van Winkle Kentucky Straight Bourbon - Van Winkle Special Reserve, 12 yrs old lot B bourbon. Maybe you have even tasted it before, and maybe you want to again. Or maybe you want to gift it to the bourbon lover in your life. Pick this up today!