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Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Project
What better way to relieve the memories of a bitter and brisk winter than with this class project: ABC’s (Alcohol, Books, and Cigars) of Comfort.The students have meticulously transformed a vintage secretary into a true gentleman’s luxury cabinet. Replete with built-in wine racks, glass shelving, fine liquor, crystal drinkware, a humidor with a sampling of cigars, and books and supplies necessary for a private evening of leisure or entertaining. All of these opulent luxuries ensconced within this beautifully refinished cabinet. A truly gracious addition to any home.
Fifth Grade project! All upcycled!
Raffle for a trip to Ireland. $5 a ticket, or 5 for $20. Available at the school, or at Bullman’s Pizza, Firetower Coffee, Grub Stake, Helena Foot Specialists, Leslie’s Hallmark, Pro Nails, and Trinity Books.
Come check these out on Saturday Night, Feb 23
(Almost Live Auction Closes at 8:30)
AL1 Original Still Life
(Original oil on canvas by James Stevens)
Grace your home with one of Helena’s most popular artists. James Stevens’ still life is perfect for any room in your home.
Sponsor: Friend of St. Andrew
AL2 Saga of the West
(Hand built vase with high bas relief)
This captivating vase depicting the West in high bas relief is also a work of art. If you love the West you are sure to want this in your home.
Sponsor: Gordon Zuelke
AL3 Royal Molly
(Framed print of 1950 Dodge Coronet)
Gordon Zuelke captures the excitement and spirit of a classic car show.
Sponsor: Gordon Zuelke
AL4 House Beautiful
(5 hour consultation for interior design and basket)
Your home should be your favorite place on earth. Whether you are starting from the ground up, or simply looking for a fresh look, you will want to enlist the help of this talented designer! Arranging existing furniture? Need help with new construction design? This is the item for you!
Sponsor: Danielle Fowler Designs
AL5 A Night in Italy at Montana Ting
(Two tickets to “A Night in Italy” at Montana Ting Estate)
Enjoy exquisite food and picturesque views from the estate of acclaimed European actors Nick Wilder and Christine Mayn, while you take in the mesmerizing music of the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale. This elegant, formal, red-carpet affair is the Symphony’s event of the year!
Sponsor: Nick Wilder and Christine Mayn
AL6 Will you be Prepared?
(Simple will, financial power of attorney and an advance medical directive. One of each document for a married couple)
You’ve worked hard for your financial assets, so you want to make sure your will is prepared by an established reputable law firm like Doney, Crowley, P.C.
Sponsor: Doney, Crowley P.C.
AL7 Big Sky
(Seven-night stay at a Big Sky condo)
Make this your base camp for Yellowstone National park and so much more. This two bedroom condo sleeps six and is yours from May 19-26, 2019
Sponsor: Sullivan Financial Group, Inc.
AL8 In the Wilderness
(Handcrafted sofa table)
Using some of the oldest known hand tools and the latest computerized technology, Karl Marullo creates beautiful works of art for home décor. This lovely sofa table, crafted from steel and reclaimed barn wood, has background lighting which adds to the grace and elegance of this one-of-a-kind piece of art.
Sponsor: Karl Marullo
AL9 The Rivers are Calling
(Guided fly fishing trip on the Missouri River for two anglers inside the Holter dam-Cascade corridor)
Whether you’re a first time fly fisher, or advanced angler, you’ll want to snatch up this opportunity to be matched with the perfect guide. Learn to fly fish or a new technique. These guides know where to find fish and can get you in the best possible position to land a wild Montana Trout.
Sponsor: CrossCurrents Fly Shop
L1 Wild Blue Yonder
(Scenic air tour with hangar after party for 2)
Fly Helena’s friendly skies with a local pilot and enjoy the scenery that surrounds our beautiful state capitol. A private hangar party afterwards, including wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres will make this the perfect ending to a perfect day. Sit back and enjoy the flight!
Sponsor: Doyle Davis, D&D RV, Field Family
L2 Not Your Garden Variety Planters
(Three unique, handmade decorative patio planters)
Transform your patio or deck with these beautiful planters! Our sixth grade class worked in the cold this winter to get your yard ready for spring. They stained, sanded and painted redwood and pine and arranged the wood into attractive designs to create three sturdy, durable containers sure to bring any dull, drab outdoor space to life.
Sponsor: Sixth Grade Class, Josh and Allison Elliott
L3 Night at the Opera
(18K white gold .37 carat rubies & .27 carat diamond earrings)
A perfect combination of two traditional cardinal gems! These earrings create an allure not found in ordinary pieces of jewelry.
Sponsor: Diamond Dream Wholesale & Supply
L4 “Mount Gould Glowing”
(Framed oil on canvas painting)
Original oil on canvas of Mount Gould in Glacier National Park painted by Andy White.
Sponsor: Andy White
L5 Cocktail Party at Benny’s Bistro
(Wine, beer and appetizers for 20 people at Benny’s Bistro
with Kihana VanDiest playing piano)
Host your private party for 20 at Benny’s Bistro. Chef Eric will prepare appetizers which perfectly complement the wine and beer, and Kihana Van Diest will entertain you with her classical repertoire. Available from 7-9 pm on one of the following Tuesdays: April 23, 30, May 21, or 28.
Sponsor: Benny’s Bistro, Kihana VanDiest
L6 Mama Mia Pizzeria!
(Pizza Oven, Handmade Pottery)
Enjoy bubbling-hot, wood-fired pizzas in your backyard! The Uuni 3 Wood Fired Pizza Oven is easy to use, heats up super-fast and bakes a restaurant-quality pizza in just 60 seconds! Serve your pizza on handmade, kiln fired plates glazed to perfection by the Seventh and Eighth Grade students themselves. A beautiful salad bowl, 6 drinking cups and bowls round out this delightful backyard pizza extravaganza. Buon Appetito!
Sponsor: Seventh and Eighth Grade Class, Friend of St. Andrew, Brooke O’Neil, Montana Mud Made, The Clay Arts Guild
L7 No Sweat Travel
(Sparrow hybrid scooter-bike)
The Sparrow hybrid scooter-bike is fun and simple to operate with a removable battery for easy charging. Silent/exhaust free, no-sweat travel.
Sponsor: Thompson Family
L8 “The Side Channel”
(Oil painting in a shadow box frame surrounded by flies and trout illustrated in colored pencil)
Original oil painting and colored pencil drawings by James Stevens
Sponsor: James Stevens
L9 Forever Spring
(Custom gold /sterling silver pendant)
A treasure of spring forever captured in a sterling silver and 14K yellow gold pendant.
Sponsor: Jensen Jewelers
L10 Drop Leaf Garden Table
(Drop-leaf garden table, potting supplies, student decorated pots and $40 Lowe’s gift card)
How does your garden grow? Beautifully, if you have these fanciful terra cotta pots decorated by the second grade students. Spring is right around the corner, which makes this drop leaf garden table, planting pots and accessories a must-have for your garden.
Sponsor: Joe and Stacy Nistler and the Second Grade Class
L11 Fun In The Snow
(Two season tickets to Great Divide and ski gear)
An awesome ski package for two ski enthusiasts. Enjoy skiing during the 2019/2020 ski season and stay protected and stylish with ski accessories and warm weather gear. Apple Rehab’s goal is to help you have the best winter ever and stay safe because “trees don’t move!”
Sponsor: Apple Rehab Cooney/Elkhorn Health and Rehabilitation
L12 Alaskan Spring
(Framed oil painting)
Darrell Davis has painted for 25 years and has won numerous national and state awards and honors during this time.
Sponsor: Darrell Davis
L13 Lights, Camera, Action
(Day with actor, producer, and director Daniel Roebuck, May 18 or 19. Breakfast, tour train, lunch and a private showing of any of Daniel’s movies)
Meet actor Daniel Roebuck from in Fugitive, Lost, Matlock and many other movies and televison shows in person! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you and 7 of your friends. Start your day having breakfast with this down-to-earth guy that lives amongst the stars. Then enjoy a tour of Helena on the tour train and lunch at a local restaurant. Then off to Carroll College to watch a Danny Roebuck movie of your choice. Helena Town Car will provide all transportation. That looks like a wrap Mr. Roebuck!
Sponsor: Daniel Roebuck, Carroll College, Helena Town Car
(Fairy quilt, garden table, glass vase)
Stay calm, cool and collected in beautiful surroundings created by the fourth grade class. Relax in the elegant and cozy accent chair which perfectly pairs with the one-of-a-kind mosaic end tables. The handmade fairy quilt complements the chair and tables—a seamless addition to your favorite reading nook or sitting room!
Sponsor: The MacLean Family, Andrea Atwood, Bonnie Adee, Friend of St. Andrew, and the Fourth Grade
L15 Montana Treasure
(14K white gold ring with Yogo sapphires & diamonds)
Spoil her with a Yogo sapphire & diamond ring in 14K white gold.
Sponsor: Diamond Dream Wholesale & Supply
L16 Red Rock Country
(8 day stay at Highlands Resort at Verde Ridge, Sedona, AZ. June 15-22, 2019. Includes $500 travel voucher. Sleeps 8)
When USA Weekend compiled their “Most Beautiful Places in America” list, Sedona claimed the top spot. Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest, visitors have instant access to trails for hiking and biking, jeep tracks, and bristling forests of pinnacles, spires, buttes and domes.
Sponsor: The Szpilka Family
L17 “What’s The Limit”
(Framed oil painting)
Carol describes her work as an attempt to capture a moment in time with emotion and beauty.
Sponsor: Carol Novotne
L18 Bless the Children
(Quilt, wall rosary and rosary book)
This bright and beautiful blanket includes a fabric photo of each Kindergartener and their teacher Mrs. Ahmann. Includes homemade knotted wall rosary with an ornate cross that features Our Lady of Guadalupe. Kindergartners made the book, “How to Pray the Rosary,” which includes pictures of the mysteries of the rosary, and individual prayer intentions.
Sponsor: Maria Hurlbert, Laura Casey and Kindergarten Class
L19 Hauser Lake Getaway
(Weekend stay for 10 at resort home. Choose either Memorial Day (May 24-27) or Labor Day (August 30-Sept. 2))
You will feel you are miles away when you travel just ten minutes out of town to this newly built, beautiful, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. Huge picture windows provide views of the lake. Enjoy the water with kayaks and paddle boards.
Sponsor: Gabe and Sommer Nistler
L20 For the Birds
(Handmade bench, bird bath, 2 birdfeeders and 3 birdhouses & accessories)
Brighten your yard and make your backyard birds tweet with joy! Our adorable first graders have been hard at work with the help of Art Taylor, building and painting this beautiful bench, birdhouse and birdfeeders.
Sponsor: Mr. Art Taylor, the MacLean Family, Smitty’s Fireplace Shop, First Grade Class
L21 “Autumn Gold”
(Framed oil on canvas painting)
Josh Elliott’s art has been described as “dramatic, and deep with beauty.” A recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Josh has published works in many magazines nationwide and houses his collections in seven US cities.
Sponsor: Josh Elliott
L22 Meet Steve!
(Private lunch for 8 on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Lakeview Ranch)
(Date is subject to change if the senator’s schedule changes)
Enjoy a private reception with Senator Daines at Lakeview Ranch!
Sponsor: Steve Daines, Lakeview Ranch and Event Thyme Catering
L23 Amazing Race
(Downtown Helena’s Amazing Race party for up to 12 people, May 18 or June 1 or June 8)
Two teams will embark on a trek around our city, completing a series of mental or physical challenges at various stops! Complete the tasks to learn your next location. The first team to arrive at the final destination wins THE AMAZING RACE and a special prize! Following the game there will be a pizza party and swimming at Broadwater for all the participants
Sponsor: Ninth and Tenth Grade Class, Bullman’s Wood-fired Pizza
L24 Show Your Love
(Diamond fashion ring 14K white gold with 7 diamonds)
Diamonds are forever and so is the joy your loved one will have when wearing this magnificent band ring. You will definitely “Show Your Love” when you give this sparkling and alluring ring to that special lady in your life.
Sponsor: Diamond Dream Wholesale and Supply
L25 Emily Dickenson’s Corner
(Child size recliner , infra-red fireplace, side table with bicycle-themed knickknacks and poetry book)
Everything you need for a warm, cozy, reading corner to enjoy the stories and original poetry written by the third grade class.
Sponsor: Kent and Rebekka Dodge, Third Grade Class
L26 Dearborn Dreaming
(3 day stay at Dearborn Cabin, Th, Fri. & Sat. night, May-Oct, sleeps 8)
Escape the work-a-day world and enjoy a luxurious retreat for 8 at a 3 bedroom, 2 bath cabin, just an hour and a half from Helena in Augusta! Barbeque on a deck or hike the nearby trails of the Scapegoat and fly-fish on the sparkling waters. Built in 2015, this beautiful rustic cabin has all the modern amenities. Available in 2019 only.
Sponsor: Friend of St. Andrew
L27 Hooked on Royals
(Original sculpted plate)
Custom decorative plate, with a sculpted antique copper Western Cutthroat Trout, and a handpainted Royal Wulff fly, created by local artist Paul Graham.
Sponsor: Paul Graham
L28 Waste not, want not!
(Upcycled birdbath, yard sculpture, sun catcher, bench made from a tailgate)
Decorate your garden and create a space outside to while away the hours. Enjoy a bench made from a class Chevy tailgate, admire birds bathing in an birdbath, and catch beautiful rays as they filter out of a handmade, upcycled sun catcher. This is the perfect set for garden lovers.
Sponsor: Leon & Amy Sark, Bryan & Karen Miller, the Fifth Grade Class
L29 Lakeview Ranch Private Dinner
(Dinner for 10, Saturday, October 12, 2019)
Host a five course dinner with nine of your closest friends. Experience breathtaking views of Canyon Ferry Lake from this Old World Tuscan Timber Style home. Enjoy wines from Island Liquor, while chef Tracy Wein prepares
courses pleasing to the palate.
Sponsor: Lakeview Ranch, Chef Tracy Wein, Island Liquor & Wine
L30 ABCs of Comfort
(Gentleman’s luxury cabinet, distilled drinks, cigars, and books)
What better way to relieve the memories of a bitter and brisk winter than with this class project: ABCs (Alcohol, Books, and Cigars) of Comfort. The students have meticulously transformed a vintage secretary into a true gentleman’s luxury cabinet. Replete with built-in wine racks, glass shelving, fine liquor, crystal drinkware, a humidor with a sampling of cigars, and books and supplies necessary for a private evening of leisure or entertaining. All of these opulent luxuries ensconced within this beautifully refinished cabinet. A truly gracious addition to any home.
Sponsor: Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Class, Good Samaritan Ministries, Paul and Paulette Szczepaniak, Buffington Family, Caissey Family, Oleson and Frey family, Spruce Consignment, Frontline Glass,
Friday Afternoon, 4-6, come out and preview all the Live auction items available for the high roller raffle. You can buy the tickets on that afternoon too! Get your tickets before they sell out! $100 each, and only 100 are sold. Winner has their choice of any Live Auction item, or one of three trips.