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1st Annual Bucket List Auction at Higher Ground

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Ronald McDonald House Charities along with Host Alan Newman Present:


Join us at 7 o’clock for live music, complimentary food, cash bar and meet-and-greets with some of our “auction items”

Live Music from by Shake

What’s on YOUR bucket list? The First Annual Bucket List Auction, a benefit event for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington, can help you fulfill your bucket list dreams.

Don’t miss your chance to bid at live auction for unique experiences some complete with host celebrities. Bid on Experiences for yourself OR for a gift! ALL proceeds go toward RMHC of Burlington to help create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.

Special Guest and Auctioneer, Jonathan Couture, to auction off the following…

Scenic Drive with Alan NewmanTake Some Turns with Kevin PearceGet Started with Home Brewing

Luxury Villa in Costa Rica courtesy of Ghyd Adventures
Take a Scenic Foliage Tour of Vermont with Alan Newman
A Helicopter Ride for two with owners of Mansfield Heleflight
Get Started in Home Brewing with Chris Kesler:  Spend a day with home brewer Chris Kesler (2017 Make The Cut Home Brew competition runner-up) who will walk you through the process, provide background and education on the art and science of home brewing, provide hands on training by brewing a batch of your favorite style with you at his home brewing “laboratory”, and give you a home brewing starter kit (details below) and a $50 gift certificate to purchase your own ingredients. Chris will include all ingredients and bottles to produce a 5 gallon batch (roughly 2 cases) of your favorite beer style that you brew together. Home brew starter kit ($89.99 value) + $50 Gift Card for ingredients sponsored by 1st Republic Brewing & Home Brew Supply In addition to this unique life opportunity, you will receive ingredients (resulting in bottled beer), equipment to take home, and gift card – all included, a total retail value of $250.
Private Tour, Cocktail Class and Secret Barrel Sampling for you and five friends at Stonecutter Spirits
Tickets to Miss Saigon on Broadway
Half hour comedy show with the five-time winner of the Seven Daysies for Vermont’s best Stand up comic: Josie Leavitt!
VIP Tour and Tasting at Zero Gravity Brewing
Tarot Card Party for (8) with Thea Lewis AND eight tickets to Queen City Ghostwalk’s Darkness Falls Tour, a spooky favorite chosen Best Scary Stroll by Yankee Magazine.
VIP Tickets and back-stage tour at Grand Point North
Train and Run in the 2018 People’s United Bank Burlington City Marathon (VIP edition) courtesy of Run Vermont
Lunch with Burlington Mayor
The “Hockey East” VIP Experience: includes:Practice hockey jerseys (2), Other Hockey East logo’d items Four (4) TICKETS at the 34th Annual Hockey East Championship Tournament to be held at the TD Garden in Boston, MA.  Two (2) Tickets for Semi-finals on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 and  Two (2) tickets for Championship on Sat, Mar 17, 2018  OR  Four (4) tickets for one night Plus the following “experiences” Welcome message on TD Garden Video Board, Pre-Game Photo at Center Ice, Opportunity to sit in post game press conference, Post game player meet and greet with select members of winning team
One hour “therapy” with Mike, the RMHC therapy dog.
Taste of the Sky: A Stowe Soaring experience: See what it’s like, as you soar silently over the fields. Your FAA certified pilot will touch your aircraft down on the runway, after approximately 10 minutes. The flight, having gone by in a flash, will definitely leave you wanting more. For (1), with the option to pay for additional person to join you.
One week residential Summer Camp at Camp Hochelaga in South Hero, VT courtesy of YWCA.
Hire a Private Chef: Chef Christian Kruse will prepare a 4-5 course chef’s choice tasting menu for 4-6 people at your home!
Co-host with Charlie, Ernie and Lisa on WVMT’s radio morning show
Enjoy lunch with up to (4) of your friends with Vermont entrepreneurs Ben and Jerry.
UVM Athletics 1) Two rink side seats for the season opener of the UVM Men’s Hockey Team on October 1st
and 2) Four tickets to any UVM Men’s Basketball (general admission) AND two courtside tickets to UVM Women’s Basketball

All items are donated or deeply discounted in order for RMHC to raise money! All proceeds will be put back into the three core RMHC programs on a local level.

Thank you to our event sponsors for their continued support and contributions!

Sadie Stone1st Annual Bucket List Auction at Higher Ground

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