2018 Service Auction Highlights
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Live Auction Items
  • Backyard Country Bar-B-Que  
    • Unique experience for 6 adults (or 8 if the price is right). Come enjoy a warm summer evening by the fire with some of the most tender baby back ribs you will ever taste – seared, and slow cooked for up to 3 hours, guaranteed to fall off the bone and redefine “finger licking good”.  Appetizers, a special “Calico Bean” side dish with other great backyard bar-b-que fixings await you.  After dinner, you will take your beer and wine selections to the outdoors and sit around a fire pit and enjoy a fireside dessert watching the stars and listening to the sounds of “mother nature” – all the while, enjoying the serenity of being in the country.  Your cold beer and campfire wine are of the bottomless type….  For those needing rides home or to be picked up, private coach will be provided so you can participate without concern for driving home. Malin-Bodin
  • 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 (no semi’s please), clean the tires and wheels, wash the windows,  vacuum up the Cheetos from between the seats and clean and treat the leather/vinyl.  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
  • Ten Tastes of Peru
    • For 6-8 people. All of the recipes were brought back from  our four trips to set- up and evaluate the Holmen Area Rotary Club’s water project in Peru.
      ~Chicha Morada- a refreshing drink made from purple corn
      ~Cuasa -Limena tuna salad and vegetables rolled in potato patties
      ~ Ceviche- white fish marinated in lime juice
      ~Choclo con queso- Large kernel corn with fresh cheese
      ~Papa la Haucaina- potato and egg in spicy cheese sauce
      ~Aji de Gallina- shredded chicken in cheesy garlic sauce
      ~Anticuchos- marinated and grilled beef kabobs
      ~Yucca- fried root vegetable
      ~Arroz con leche-Light dessert with rice, milk, raisins and cinnamon
      ~Pisco sour-grape based liquor mixture, the national drink
      Your hosts will prepare and serve all of these items for you and your guests. Wine and other drink choices will also be available. –Nancy & Dean McHugh
  • Let Me Mow Your Lawn All Summer
    • 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
  • Smoking Whiskey Weekend
    • Whiskey and Cigars!!! How much better can it get? A few of us got together and asked what would make the best guys weekend ever? After excluding all illegal or immoral ideas, we were left with two things: really good whiskey and really good cigars. The winner of this item will receive premium whiskey from 3 different countries, a selection fine medium bodied cigars and accessories. Designed to be shared with a few really good friends, although you might just want to hole up and enjoy it all yourself!  - Adam Fleis, Art Lyons and Tom Knobloch
    • (Last year's basket)
  • Gourmet Cakes
    • One of many delectable gourmet cakes can be yours, if the price is right. These are way more better than your mama’s and not the usual ‘cake walk’ fare. Can’t decide on which one? Maybe you want to buy two! Plates and forks are included so eat it here or take it home to enjoy! Judy McHugh
      • Red Velvet Cake - Deep red layers of mild chocolate cake filled with rows of sweet and tangy cream cheese/buttercream icing and topped with white chocolate curls. A classic.
      • Almond Raspberry Cake - A delightful almond flavored cake with raspberry filling and a creamy buttercream frosting.  Topped with fresh, sweet raspberries, raspberry drizzle & toasted, sliced almonds.  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.  Yum! Looks like spring!
      • Chocolate Overload  - Dark chocolate cake, caramel cream filling and chocolate buttercream frosting.  Topped off with chocolate ganache and chopped Kit Kats, Whoppers and Oreos.  Oh my!
  • Massage of the Month
    • Treat yourself to a monthly massage and snuggle up in an artist's handmade quilt! Kelsey Lyons of All is Well Massage and Seminars will provide you with a 60 minutes massage each month for a year! @alliswellmassageseminars (Facebook). Quilt provided by Michelle Henderson of Bad Cat Digital (Digital Marketing/Strategy Services) badcatdigital.com. -  Vicki Lyons
  • Living Large on the Lake
    • CASTLE REALTY/Gross Family is offering up a piece of heaven for a 4-day weekend May-August 2018 or a full 7days any time before or after. (*Check Availability because we Rented on AirBNB also). This is located 2.25 hours Northwest of LaCrosse on SE Minnesota’s popular Lake Washington. The lake -This 1500-acre lake with sandy bottom and 13 miles of shoreline is on 7 minutes to Mankato or St Peter and 1 hour south of the cities.  The lakes deepest spot is 58 feet and is known for great fishing and boating/recreation.  It has a bar/restaurant on the water. The boat shack has canoe, paddleboat, several kayaks, water toys. Swimming is excellent with a sandy bottom and a very gradual shore. Fire pit by the lake is a popular night spot.  There is a dock and jet ski lift and the possibility that we will have a boat or two in the water or bring your own. The house- This home has about 5000 square foot with complete kitchen on two of the 3 levels.  There are 2 Huge Bedrooms upstairs, 2 bedrooms on the main level and a bunk room(6 beds) in the walkout lower level along with 5 bathrooms scattered throughout the home.  There is a gas fireplace and a wood stove. It has 2 gas grills and a huge deck that looks out to the water. The facility is set up for relaxing and enjoying the water.  This package was designed for up to 12 people but for the right price we could accommodated up to 25 people. If the price is right, we will provide and cook meals and beverages for 4 days. - Jim Gross
  • Meals on 4 Wheels
    • Who would you like to insure is getting a good meal each month?
      • Your Parents your Brother your Neighbor your Lover!
        We have 4-wheels and even a plow, we will get it there, some way some how. 
        It will be home cooked, maybe even hot. We’ll make sure it’s enough, no, it will be a lot. 
        Comfort food or carbs, fresh fruit or bars.
        We’ll make sure it fits your needs, because we aim to please. 
        Chris and Lisa Butler will prepare and deliver one meal a month to the person of your choosing -within La Crosse County.
        We will work out the details of when, where and for who, after you purchase.
  • Sweet Tooth Satisfaction
    • Who wouldn’t be satisfied with two homemade desserts a month delivered to your home? Fresh baked, delicious and delivered by a guy who is retired and loves to bake! Your choice Brownies, Cookies or Pies. – Scott Marshall
  • Chili Badger Dinner
    • Award winning Chili Chef Eric Davidson will provide the chili and fixins for 8-10 people for your next Badger Game Night Party. Includes 2 cases of beer (your choice). Will deliver. 
  • Steak Dinner
    • Where Can I Get a Decent Cut of Meat?
      • I am beginning to wonder, but you should look no further.  We definitely want to bring in three couples, to help with the bidding of course, so dinner for six it is.  This can be steak, prime rib, tenderloin, whatever you decide.  We can substitute some ginger and lime salmon or boiled crab, if you have a non beefeater in the bunch, but why would you?  We will start with some flavorful cocktails, fruity or not.  It can be anything from brandy old fashions to margaritas.  Let’s start the meal off with a nice steakhouse salad, extra steak please, followed by a potato bacon and leek soup, all served with some artisan breads.  Now on to the main course, some grilled asparagus with slivered almonds perhaps, sitting next to some garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes, all nestled alongside a perfectly grilled ribeye or bacon wrapped tenderloin.  That steak can be naked, but some portabella and shiitake mushrooms in a red wine reduction sauce, would make it much better.  We will pair this meal with an excellent Shiraz or Merlot, or possibly both, and most assuredly offer a lovely Asti Spumante or German Eiswein with dessert.  The dessert and wine should go together, so why not a flourless chocolate gateau covered in a lovely ganache with some fresh raspberries?   Or, if the weather won’t allow us to sit by the fire with some fresh cocktails after dinner, we could always make some Bananas Foster and bring the fire inside.  Prepare to enjoy a wonderful evening filled with epicurean delights, stimulating conversation and copious amounts of alcohol.  We can arrange for a ride if necessary.  Bon appetit! - Barry Ploessl
  • 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
  • Welcome to a Better You
    •  Admit it, you’ve been thinking about it for a while…..what better time. This YMCA 6 month Family Membership (including joining fee) can be yours(New members only) if the price is right. A great way to check out all our local YMCA’s have to offer while helping those in our community. –Shanen Kaznyski
  • Home Crafted Jewelry
    • This beautiful hand crafted piece will set you apart from the rest of the crowd. A one of a kind, not to be duplicated, quality piece. Chinese Cinnabar centerpiece is combined with round cinnabar beads with characters depicting ’Long Life’ with Buddha character. Necklace is combined with beautiful faceted Czech glass beads and silver clasp. Finished length is approx. 32 inches. - George Hammond
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Limo Party
    • (For those 21 and over) For you and 6+ of your friends, a luxury Limo, stocked with your choice of cocktails for the evening! (Really- no one has to get married to bid on this) . Dan and Sharon McHugh
  • Friendship Bracelets
    • 10 Unique hand made symbols of love by Justin Bodin. All money collected for the bracelets go to Casa Hogar Orphanage in Peru. 
Baskets and Bucket Auction!
  • Insta-pot Basket - Cory Berget
    Bloody Mary Basket - Matt Cromheecke
    Wisconsin Cheese and Chocolate Basket- Duane Boebel
    Italian Basket-Jennifer Luedke
    Wine Basket - Kris Mueller
    Badger Basket - Ryan Olson
    Pamper your pet Basket - Kathy Reinolt
    Martini Basket - Bev Rott
    Classic Fishing Rod - George Hammond
    Giant Jenga - Jackie Jensen-Utz
    Homemade Pies - Scott Marshall
    Coffee Basket - Nancy Proctor
    Floral Arrangements - Brenda Mackeben
    Aroma Therapy Basket- Peg and Tom Knobloch
    Golf Lovers Basket- Jim Spencer
    Pampered Chef Basket - Todd Trautman
    India Basket - Pranov
    Hair Cut Certificate - Shanen Kazynski
    Edmund Fitzgerald Prints - Ed Davig
    Movie Night - Kathy Reinolt
And more!
items are still being added before the big day!