2020 Service Auction Highlights
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      Win up to $10,000 !!!!!! 
Enter the 50/50 drawing and split the pot with the club. Only $100.00/ticket.
Chances are limited to the first 200 tickets. Buy now!
Winner announced July 23rd at the live event. 
Service Auction Items
  • Custom Quilt
    • A unique opportunity to have a custom made quilt for you or a loved one! A great Christmas gift  as it can be completed by December, 2020. Make it the centerpiece of your Interior design. Plan the colors, design, and quilting with Rotarian Vicki Lyons and Kathy Weitekamp of Island Girl Quilting. Materials and quilting valued at $600 and would retail well over $1000. - Vickie Lyons
  • MOTHERS Car Day Spa 
    • Car beat up after a winter of slush and snow? A Holmen Rotarian will wash, polish and wax your car, SUV, van, or pick-up, clean the tires and wheels, wash the windows, vacuum up the french fries from under the seat, clean and treat the leather/vinyl and try and get your kids footprints off the headliner.  All using high quality MOTHERS California Gold wash, clay, polish, wax, tire/wheel cleaner, upholstery solutions and equipment. The winner gets to go home with a clean car and any of the remaining MOTHERS products. - Bob Buck
  • Let Me Mow Your Lawn All Summer   -    This item is already sold for 2020!
    • A Holmen Rotarian will take care of mowing your lawn in the La Crosse, Holmen or Onalaska area for three consecutive months this summer. You decide on the months and leave it up to Scott. Maximum yard size 1 acre. (Service includes lawn equipment, fuel and labor.) Scott Ryan
  • Gourmet Cakes
    • One of these delectable gourmet cakes can be yours, if the price is right.  Yes, they do taste as good as they look!  Cakes will be delivered within a 20 mile radius within 2 hours after purchase for you to enjoy asap. Judy McHugh
      • Coconut  Cake  - Moist and fluffy coconut cake with layers of creamy filling.  A taste sensation topped with a silky buttercream and shaved coconut.  Simply coconut and simply delicious!
      • 2 X Almond Raspberry Cake - A delightful almond flavored cake with raspberry filling and a creamy buttercream frosting.  Topped with fresh, sweet raspberries, raspberry drizzle.  My personal favorite!
      • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake - Extra rich and irresistible chocolate cake with layers of fudgy chocolate filling & topped with an abundance of sweet and salty peanut butter buttercream.  The chocolate drizzle & chopped Reese’s completes the perfect cake!
      • Lemon Poppyseed Cake - A delicious lemony cake with blueberry/raspberry filling, buttercream frosting and topped with fresh blueberries, raspberries & a lemon drizzle.  
      • Classic Carrot Cake - Four layers of moist cake with freshly grated carrots and golden raisins.  Filled with sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting and topped with toasted pecans.  A wonderful classic!
  • Gift of Flight
    • “Want to get Away?”  -  Wait no longer.  Let’s go to breakfast at Lone Rock Airport.  I will fly you there in a Cessna 172 airplane.  We can take aerial pictures along the way, “text and fly” with great cell phone coverage and feel what it is like to soar like a bird.  The restaurant has a great breakfast.  Included in the flight package is a first class breakfast with other pilots, a Cessna 172 replica coffee mug and a souvenir flying t-shirt.  Plan for 3 hours from start up to back at the hangar.   Your adventure could be any day of the week that works best for you.  You will be equipped with a live intercom headset to experience first-hand communication between the pilot and the control tower….  You will have the opportunity to fly the airplane via Visual Flight Rule with the option to track the flight on two separate GPS instruments, all from the confines of the front seat…  Why not experience what almost every young kid would love to do….  Let’s Soar Together! - Larry Bodin
  • Chocolates and Wine
    • Nothing says decadence during the holidays like premium chocolate from my favorite chocolate shop! I will work with the Sweet Shop Chocolatiers of North La Crosse to select just the right assortment for you. You receive at least two pounds total of premium chocolate delivered personally by me anywhere (50 mile radius of La Crosse) for six holidays in the coming year--Halloween, Christmas or New Years, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's or Father's Day, and the 4th of July.  Or substitute another holiday--Boss’s Day, Administrative Professionals’ Day, your choice. Plus, for Valentines Day and Christmas/New Years, I will also provide two bottles of premium wine—a port, a merlot, any wine of your choice—providing four separate wine and chocolate pairings in all for these two special days. - Barry Ploessl
  • River Cruise and Dining 
    • An afternoon and evening for 6 on the Mississippi and Black Rivers.  We will depart early to mid afternoon cruising down the Black River starting just below the Onalaska Spillway, down past Copeland Park, underneath the raising railroad bridge and down to where the three rivers meet.  We’ll continue past Riverside Park and continue south to Brownsville.  We’ll grab some drinks and snacks either at Lawrence Lake Marina, or just pull up on a sandbar to park for a bit.  Then we’ll head back up river to La Crosse where we will treat you to outdoor dinner, likely at Pettibone Boat Club overlooking the river, but there are other options we can discuss as well.  After dinner we will take a ride north on the Mississippi, under the swinging railroad bridge and I-90 bridge to Lock and Dam 7.  Then back to Riverside Park for our return trip up the Black River to our docking spot.  The night doesn’t have to stop there as you are welcome to stay on our deck and watch the sunset over the bay and enjoy some more relaxation.  Dinner, drinks, and snacks are all included. - Dean and Nancy McHugh
  • Genealogy Research On Your Family Tree
    • This is your opportunity to learn more about your family’s history and discover your roots. It all starts with records from 1940 to search for your parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Then using the power of Ancestry.com digitized census records, we take that information and go back every 10 years to discover information from their lives and build out your personal family tree. Along the way, often times other information such as marriage records, burial location, military service and immigration records are located. Sometimes other extended family members will have shared provided family photos or stories to the Ancestry database. You will receive a genealogical report along with copies of each census record and a personalized family tree. Standard Package 3 hours of research but if the price is right… the Deluxe package is for 8 hours. –Kelly Dunn    
  • In Home Foot Care 
    • Billy Crystal once said; “I can’t be funny if my feet don’t feel good.” With this auction item you are going to be hilarious! This item consists of 4 visits from a Certified Foot Care specialist, Ms. R Peterson, , RN, Masters in Nursing. Ms. Peterson will evaluate your foot health, trim your nails, including nails that are thickened, file any callouses, massage your feet and educate you about proper foot care. Each treatment is approximately 30-45 minutes in length. Visitation area limited to the within 20 miles of La Crosse.  –  Helen Lethlean
  • Birds In The Yard
    • A course for young naturalists who want to learn about the birds we live with. We will discuss the birds in our yards and parks, why they like sharing our space, and how to make our outdoors safer and more attractive for them. Includes ten easy to assemble nesting house kits for construction during the program. Time and location will be determined by the purchaser. A great project for scouts, 4-H, church youth groups or just fun for the neighborhood kids! Taught by George Hammond, retired county agent and 4-H leader. 
  • Guys’ Grooming from the Neck Up 
    • Are you having a wedding, a bachelor party, an anniversary celebration, a family reunion, or some other event where the guys have to look their best? I’m a licensed barber with an established practice, and I’ll come to you on or before your special day (within an hour’s drive of LaCrosse, WI) and provide haircuts and beard trims for up to 8 men and boys.   I’ll also provide a box of premium cigars to help those interested to celebrate the big day. - Art Lyons
  • Memories to Movies
    • Up to 80 of your cherished photos made into a movie along with your music of choice. Perfect for Anniversaries, graduation or just to keep your memories fresh. Delivered on a flash drive.  - Carrie McNamer
  • Hunting Day Package - Alex Goodman
    • Your package starts off with a $200.00 gift certificate to Wisconsin Building Supply.
      To Hunt = To use on treated lumber for that perfect stand or blind. Or perhaps a new cabinet or countertop for the deer camp.
      Not to Hunt = Use it as a part of the “Honey do list” - Perhaps a new window, entry door or deck is in the future. 
      Next in the package is a $50.00 gift card to Diggers Sting in Lacrosse.
      To Hunt = This is a great place to stop with the gang before or after the hunt. Great food and drink will hype the anticipation or serve as an excellent venue to repeat the tale.
      Not to Hunt = If you find yourself in the dog house, this could be your ticket out. 
      Additionally in the package is a $50.00 gift card to the Holmen locker.
      To Hunt = The locker prides itself on jerky, bacon and hot dogs. All are perfect for the deer camp. (OR if unsuccessful in the hunt, you can at least bring meat home!!)
      Not to Hunt = Pick up your favorite cuts of meat or perhaps a couple of steaks and a bottle of wine. 
      So weather you Hunt or Not, you can enjoy all of the above as well as the following:
      Camp chairs                Hotdog fork
      Deer sled                     Knife
      Flash light                   Gun case
      Hat                               T-shirt
Unique Boutique
  • Golf Theme Basket - Eric Davidson
  • Spine Tingler Coffee Basket - Kelsey Thomas
  • Hand Crafted Thank You Cards - Kelsey Thomas
  • Photo Session - Mueller Photography
  • Great River Road Package - Duanne Boebel
    • Getaway night at the Waterfront Hotel in PDC, Haircut at Heavenly Crossroads Spa, drinks from the Grind Coffee House,  one hour massage at the Massage Haven and a wonderful bottle of Elmaro's finest wine.  
  • Kitchen Fun - Kathy Reinolt
  • Harley Davidson Jacket -Kris Mueller
  • Healthy Carnivore Package with Air Fryer - Chris Butler
  • Movie/Game Basket - Heather Jordan
  • Pampered Chef Basket - Todd Trautmann
  • Homemade Fresh Fruit Pies - Scott Marshall
    • 6 of the pieman's finest
  • Giant Jenga - Jackie Jentzen Utz
  • Instapot and $40 gift certificate for Holmen Meat Locker - Cory Berget
  • Front Porch Decor - Callie Hoerstman
  • "DIP It" Basket - Peg Knobloch
  • Loaded Cooler - Nancy Proctor
  • Garden Helper - Nancy Proctor
  • Nature Print by Jim Foote - Friend of TK
  • Nature Print by Sam Timm - Friend of TK
  • Hand Painted Tibetan Silk  - Judy McHugh
    • 28" X 38" Framed
  • Beautiful Handmade Necklace - Sherry Hammond
    • This necklace is a collection of original hand-painted Southwestern clay beads, red jasper, wood, bone, Peruvian Indian clay, Arizona turquoise, and melon shell heishi.  Necklace has three strands, each of which is 30 inches long.  For an additional cost, earrings are an additional possibility. - Sherry Hammond
  • Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Necklace and Earrings - Peg Knobloch
    • Beautiful sparkling crystal necklace perfect for the next big event! Proms, weddings or the next HARC Service Auction! - Peg Knobloch
  • Casa Hogar "Love It" Painting - Justin Bodin
    • Rotarian Justin Bodin has formed a bond with the Casa Hogar Orphanage in Peru and keeps in touch with his friends! His heart overflows for the kids there and shares his talents every year at the auction to raise money to send specifically to Casa Hogar (Juan Pablo II, Lurin Peru) for their needs. This year, Justin has completed this Casa Hogar 'love heart' painting that can be yours! 8" x 10". 
  • Casa Hogar "Building" Painting - Justin Bodin
    • Rotarian Justin Bodin has formed a bond with Casa Hogar Orphanage in Peru and keeps in touch with his friends! His heart overflows for the kids there and shares his talents every year at the auction to raise money to send specifically to Casa Hogar (Juan Pablo II, Lurin Peru) for their needs. This year, Justin has completed this Casa Hogar building painting that can be yours! 11" x 14”
  • Patterned Hand Blown Glass Plate  - Helen Lethlean
    • 12" X 12" Beautiful art glass. Perfect for hors d' oeuvres or display.
  • Italian Hand Painted Ceramic  Plate - Helen Lethlean
    • 16 ½" in diameter . When not in use for serving , it can be elegantly displayed on your buffet table. 
  • Rouge Wine Print
    • Wine enthusiasts! Place this professionally framed picture depicting your favorites! 21" x 21" - Judy McHugh
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Badgers Total Tailgate Package
    • ​​​​​​​Get ready for Game Day! Package includes a Tailgate Canopy Tent, Table, Chairs.  Keep your beverages cold in the 40 Quart Orca Cooler.  And how about a game of cornhole on your own Badger Tailgate Toss set? - Ryan Olson
  • ​​​​​​​Gourmet Bacon​​​​​​​
    • ​​​​​​​Everyone loves bacon - but this is 20 pounds of Wisconsin's finest! From Bubba's (La Crosse), Nolechek's (Thorp), Nueske's (Wittenburg ) and of course, Holmen Locker and Meat Market. Make candied bacon or have it on your best burger or BLT! Enjoy!
Be a Sponsor!
    How does this work in an online/live auction?
  • Join the auction via Zoom with your own company background if you choose
  • Plan to share one community service your company does with the Live Audience if you choose
  • Have your company name/logo shown during Live Event and highlighted during the event
  • Bidders will see your logo on the online bidding site
  • Have fun outbidding each other starting 2 weeks before the Live Event!
  • $200 Sponsorship donation goes to fund HARCs activities in the community
Contact Bob Buck, bob.buck@vonbuck.com, to secure the sponsorship and receive the Zoom invite before the event.