2023 Service Auction
Holmen Area Rotary Club
Service Auction
Friday, May 5, 2023
5:00 – 6:00 PM Social
6:00 – 9:00 PM Auction
Cargill Room
332 Front Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601
Join the Holmen Area Rotary Club for a night of fun, camaraderie, and community!
Last year, the Service Auction raised over $30,000 to support local organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of Holmen, Holmen Community Center, local food pantries, Holmen Area Community Garden, and the AED project which installed 10 AED devices at local Holmen businesses.
There will be numerous raffles, a live auction and other fun events and games.
Individual tickets are $30
Reserved Tables are $275 and seat 8
Silver Sponsorships are $300 (2 tickets included)
Gold Sponsorships are $500 (4 tickets included)
To reserve your seat, table, or sponsorship at the Holmen Area Rotary Service Auction contact Judy McHugh at (608) 780-1628 or via email at judymchugh@msn.com.
For more details, check out the Holmen Area Rotary website:
Come on back as we continue to build the list of Live Auction Items. 

 Build My Future Playhouse

This Playhouse, Man Cave or She Shed could be yours! This fabulous 6 X 9 shed was built by students during the recent La Crosse Area Builders Association's Build My Future event. Master Craftsmen spent the day teaching, guiding and introducing skills to these young folks, giving them insight into possible careers in the trades. The shed will be displayed and auctioned off at the Friday May 5th, Holmen Area Rotary Club Service Auction Event. Proceeds from the sale of the shed will be used to start a building skills program at the Holmen Area Community Center.


Broadway Weekend Getaway
A Broadway Weekend Getaway – You will get two 5th row premium seats to see the Tony award winning musical Les Misérables at the Des Moines Civic Center on Saturday March 2, 2024.  We will drive you to and from Des Moines, Iowa where you will enjoy dinner for two at the local historic favorite Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company before the show.  Includes a one night stay at the Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines’ East Village which includes made to order eggs/omelets and breakfast buffet. - Jamie Thielker
Still famed to the world’s most popular musical, this new brilliant staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed as “Les Mis for the 21st Century”(Huffington Post), “a reborn dream of a production” (Daily Telegraph) and “one of the greatest musicals ever created” (Chicago Tribune).

Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Fly Away? – Let’s go to breakfast in Reedsburg, Marshfield, Red Wing or Wisconsin Dells at the Casino.  I will fly you there in a Cessna 172 airplane.  The breakfast is secondary to the joy of soaring like an eagle. Included in the package is a first-class flight, a replica 172 coffee mug and a souvenir flying t-shirt (you specify the size). Plan for 3 hours from start up to back at the hangar – or I can pick you up in Winona at the airport.  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.  You are even allowed to “Text and fly”….  Cell phone communication is guaranteed. Why not experience what almost every young kid would love to do…  Let’s Soar Together!!! Value of the package:  Priceless - Larry Bodin
Downtown LaCrosse Taste of Old & New

Enjoy a day in historic downtown La Crosse with your spouse or a friend.  This package will take you to three historic buildings built from 1854 to 1920. You can enjoy a movie at the Rivoli, dine in style at Le Chateau, and enjoy an overnight stay, at a renovated candy factory, “The Charmant”.  Along with the old historical buildings, enjoy a beverage at the new LacCrosse Distillery, or a mouth watering pastry from the Merinque Bakery.  Enjoy your special day!

- Lisa Fisher


Fishing with a Regular Guy
Spend the day with Bob and Lucy (the dog) in their 16 foot boat fishing on the Mississippi river. Troll the wingdings or float worms over the top. Fling baits into the weeds of the backwaters or dibble the snags for panfish. Noodle for catfish if you so desire. Fishing on the Mississippi is never boring. You can catch a dozen fish in a day and they could all be different species. Or just hang out and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the river. Bob will provide the tackle if needed and pack a delicious shore lunch. If you do manage to catch something, he will even clean your fish for you at the end of the day. There is room to comfortably include two people on this adventure. This could be done during the week or weekend on any mutually agreed upon date. Figure up to 6 hours of fishing fun. - Bob Buck
 Cruising with Chris and Lisa
 Happy Hour boat ride with beverages & appetizers while we cruise to a La Crosse riverfront restaurant for dinner up to 4 guests going with Captain Chris and 1st Mate Lisa – Chris Butler
BBQ Dinner for 6
Dinner for 6 (to 10 depending on the bid). I’ll do a small brisket, a small Boston butt, ribs and a small corned beef. Leftovers. I love to do it and I am pretty good at it, or should I say when its not quite perfect it’s still delicious. All to the winning bidder. My house or delivered along with all the fixings.  - 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
Chauffeured Green Bay Football Game
4 Packer Tickets plus a ride to and from the game!
We will transport your party of 4 to Lambeau Field in our vehicle, provide the game tickets, cover the parking, plus have some snacks and beverages for the ride.  Once the game is over, we will drive you all back home from Green Bay.  Since the schedule is not out yet, we will provide you 2 or 3 options of dates and games that work for us once the dates are known.  Then you can let us know which you choose for your group. _ Dean and Nancy McHugh


"Art and more Art"
This one of a kind custom piece will inspire the deepest emotions when viewed and will be cherished forever. First is a rich and colorful watercolor painting that captures the character of a home or cabin. This would make a fabulous and unique wedding, retirement, first home or even a childhood home remembrance. By using a few reference photos of the cozy abode that you supply, your 11x14 painting will be hand-crafted by artist Sarah Ryan, centered on a white background, matted and framed.
Second is a hand-drawn, colored pencil portrait that captures the vibrance and spirit of your furry friend. By using a reference photo (or photos) of your feline friend or your puppy pal, your 9x12 portrait will be hand-crafted by artist Sarah Ryan, centered on a white background and framed. Whether it be your current pet or one who has passed, Sarah will capture that a customized moment in time that will surely be a cherished family heirloom.
Pampered Chef Fiesta
Pampered Chef Cookbook;  guacamole mix, tortilla soup mix, chipotle seasoning, Chile lime rub and carnitas slow cooker seasoning.
Omega Bakery, Holmen
$100.00 Gift Certificate
Ultimate Fan - Stadium chair, Outdoor blanket, Umbrella, Binoculars, Small cooler
Vernon County Relaxation – Wine; Westby Cheese Gift Card;
Bloody Mary Basket
Let’s Celebrate IPA Day –
Metal beer bucket of 6 pack of various booles of the best IPA beer
Beer nuts 1 pkg
Sartori Bellavitano Cheese Wedges - 2
Specialty Crackers- 1 box
Large Wisconsin shaped wooden bread board
By the Fire
Mini Liquor Bottle Basket
Brewers Package – 4 Tickets/Brewers Gear
Badger Package – 4 Tickets for September 3rd
Mueller Photography – 2 - $500 Gift Cards
Wine & Chocolate 
Grandparents Survival Basket
We’ve got your back!!  Enjoy a relaxing weekend visit from your grandchildren with this basket full of  arts, crafts & games.  Hours and hours of fun for all ages!