Silent Auction 2017


Check out this exciting collection of creative items up for bid at our Annual Dinner & Silent Auction coming up on March 9! Can’t make it to the dinner? Just email us with your proxy bid!

Professional Farm-to-Table Dinner for Six: In Your Own Home!

If you like fresh, creative meals, this is your chance to enjoy a fabulous farm-to-table dinner with friends in the comfort of your own home. Chef Subarna Sijapati will prepare and serve a four-course meal for six adults using the best spice blends and seasonal, local products. All dietary restrictions accommodated! Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Chef Subarna holds a culinary arts degree from the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver and has over 20 years of culinary experience in restaurants across the U.S. Rettland Farms/The Farmstead Butcher is donating meat for the dinner. Estimated value: $350.

Guided Kayak and/or Canoe Trip

Enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the water during this guided river kayak or canoe tour. You choose where you’d like to go: Susquehanna River, Gifford Pinchot State Park, Codorus State Park — what sounds good? 

Guides Deb and Ralph Siefken will provide kayaks and/or a canoe, or you can bring your own. Beginners are welcome — this is easy paddling, with no rapids or swift currents — and you determine the length of your trip. Please note: This trip must be redeemed in 2017. Estimated value: $200+.



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Learn to Fly Fish Package

Always wanted to learn to fly fish? Now’s your chance! Learn Fly Fishing 101 from accomplished fisherman and past Land Conservancy president Pat Naugle, followed by a delicious lunch at Fidler & Co. in Biglerville and a half-day of fishing on one of Pennsylvania’s premier trout streams. Includes fishing tackle and flies.

Please note: Buyer must possess or purchase before this outing a valid Pennsylvania fishing license with trout stamp and provide their own wading gear. The best time to schedule this adventure is mid-April to late May. Estimated value: $100.

beach houseEnjoy the Ocean Breeze: Beach Rental

Pic 3Pic 5Spend up to a week at this lovely beach-front property situated only steps away from the Atlantic Ocean on 35th Street in beautiful Ocean City, Maryland! This corner unit faces the ocean with views of the bay as well. Private balconies from the spacious living room and master bedroom. Two full baths, one bedroom. Sleeps 6. Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher. Washer & dryer in the unit. Linens & towels included. Parking garage onsite. Subject to availability October through May. Donated by Land Conservancy treasurer Katie Epstein. Estimated value: $750.

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Worm Tea Bags, Black Gold Worm Castings & Worm Tea Lawn Application from Barlow Worm Composting

Give your lawn a “Spring Awakening” with a Spring & Fall Worm Tea Lawn Application package. Worm Tea is a fabulous product that provides essential nutrients and microbes to your lawn. Barlow Worm Composting will come to your residence and drench your lawn (up to a ¼ acre) with their fresh brewed worm tea.

Worm Tea Bags are great for rejuvenating your house or porch plants. Simply steep the tea bags for 24 hours and use to water your plants. If you win this auction item, you will receive four worm tea bags, which will brew up to 20 gallons of nutritious Worm Tea.

Barlow Black Gold Worm Castings are excellent to add as a soil amendment. Sprinkle the castings around potted plants, or add directly to your garden when you plant your veggies and flowers. Your plants will be thanking you all season long! Estimated value: $160.

jason_aboutBaked Goods & Gift Certificate from La Cakerie

Enjoy a box of delicious treats now, and enjoy your choice of baked goods with a $50 gift certificate later, donated by Jason Hisley, owner of La Cakerie and winner of an episode of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Season Four—and soon to be featured on the Food Network’s Cake Wars on March 20th at 8 p.m.!

As the highest bidder on this item, you’ll take home the display box of treats when you leave the auction (baked fresh that morning!). Then order your choice of sweets later in the year — you can either pick them up yourself at the bakery (located in Towson, Maryland), or have your goodies delivered to your home by Ellen Dayhoff, administrator of the Adams County Agricultural Land Preservation Program (in which case you’ll coordinate your order and delivery date with her). Estimated value: $75. 

phillies 2Phillies Baseball Tickets

Take me out to the ballgame! Take me out to the crowd! You and a friend can spend a Sunday afternoon at a Phillies baseball game at Citizen’s Bank Park — you choose from one of three afternoon games, dates to be determined. Your two seats are in Pavilion Section 209. Donated by board member Mark Purdy. Estimated value: $60.

Tickets to the Gettysburg Battle Reenactment

This item will thrill Civil War buffs! Bid on four tickets to the entire 3-day extravaganza that is the Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment, set this year for the same dates as the historic battle: July 1, 2, & 3, 2017. Donated by Land Conservancy board member Randy Phiel. $276 value. 

bin porch 2Fruit for a Year

If you don’t already love Adams County fruit, here’s your ticket to ride! Enjoy fresh produce from Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market’s famous “Bin Porch” this season and fill your bag with the freshest, juiciest fruit once each week! This auction item may be redeemed weekly at Hollabaugh’s from July through December 2016. Please check their website for specific Bin Porch opening and closing dates. Donated by: Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market. Estimated value: $400.

mulchTruckload of Mulch

Spring is coming, which means it’s time to get started on your favorite outside gardening chores. Spreading mulch on landscape beds is an environmentally friendly way to keep down weeds and reduce watering needs. Steve Zimmerman, owner of Zimmerman Azalea Gardens and Landscaping, will help make it easy: He’ll deliver 5 cubic yards of hardwood mulch right to your home. You get to spread it yourself! Estimated value: $200.

eggsFree-Range Eggs

Love fresh eggs? Enjoy a dozen fresh, free-range eggs every month for a year. That’s 144 incredibly edible eggs! Produced by chickens owned by Land Conservancy president John Kiehl. Estimated value: $50.

detailingComplete Auto Detailing

After this snowy and salty winter your car, truck, or SUV is going to need some massive TLC!! Get it spruced up for spring with a complete auto detail and you will feel like you are driving a brand new ride!

John “Ferg” Ferguson, owner of Ferg’s Auto Detailing (located on Route 30 West in Gettysburg, across from Dunlap’s Restaurant), will clean your vehicle from bumper to bumper and rims to roof. He’ll vacuum the entire interior, shampoo your upholstery and floormats, and even shine up your engine. Everything will be sparkling!

Drop your vehicle off at Ferg’s or ask him to come to your home or place of work to clean your vehicle. He’s willing to work with your needs and schedule. Estimated value: $100.

tierra 2Flower CSA Share with Tierra Blooms

Bring beauty into your home with gorgeous organic flower bouquets grown and arranged by Tierra Blooms. Their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program guarantees 8 fresh seasonal bouquets picked and arranged at the height of their growing season, from June through September. All flowers grown and arranged by Tierra Blooms and delivered on Thursdays to pick-up locations of your choice in Littlestown, Westminster, or Gettysburg. Estimated value: $125.

fidlerDate Night Out: Dinner & A Movie

Grab your sweetie for an intimate night out! Start with dinner at Fidler & Co. Craft Kitchen ($100 gift card included in your package). Dedicated to creating the finest “upscale rustic” locally sourced cuisine (like wood-fired pizza), this recently opened Biglerville restaurant is getting rave reviews. With your dinner enjoy two bottles of local wine from Halbrendt Vineyard & Winery (Fidler & Co. is a BYO establishment), then head into Gettysburg to catch a classic or art film at the Majestic Theater ($50 gift certificate included). Estimated value: $170.

Original Painting by Sarah Schaeffer Maclay 

One of our long-time members is downsizing and has graciously donated an original painting by Sarah Schaeffer Maclay, a dedicated supporter of the Land Conservancy. Now’s your chance to bid on this beautiful piece, painted while Sarah was still Sarah Schaeffer!




Pamper Your Pooch Basket

Pamper your pet with the items in this basket, which include a $25 gift certificate from the Gettysburg Animal Hospital, a $30 gift certificate from The Gettysburg Dog Walker (covers one walk and feeding), a $25 gift card to PetValue, dog treats, shampoo, a doggie water bottle, toys, and more! $225 value. 


Photographic Portrait Package

Popular Art Auction photography donor Jim Whetstone will complete a photographic portrait package of a subject of your choice—a person, couple, or an entire family! You choose your photo shoot location, indoors or outdoors, in the Gettysburg area. Jim will provide proofs for viewing, and you can make your selection on Jim’s website. Choose one 8″ x 10″ print and two 5″ x 7″ prints. Value of this item: $200+

Spa Basket

Grab a friend and pamper yourself with this rejuvenating spa basket that includes two bottles of wine from Halbrendt Winery—a Vidal Blanc and a Cabernet Franc—a gift certificate for a you-and-me pedicure package from The Gettysburg Day Spa, a one-hour massage from Serenity Spa, as well as candles, soaps, scented sashes, chocolates, and more!



Husky Tool Bag

Connect with your inner Tool Man with this tool bag that’s packed with everything you need to get seriously involved in some home-improvement projects—like a 12” level, work pencils with sharpener, Milwaukee marker pen, Stanley utility knife, Stanley 30-foot tape measure, Milwaukee 8-piece screwdriver set, Bosch drill spade bits, Dewalt 21-piece drill bit set, WD-40, Empire 7-inch rafter square, Dewalt 100-foot chalkline kit, Rayovac head-lamp, and Hart hammer! $200 value. 

Boyer Nurseries Holiday Front Door Makeover

Because the Holidays get really busy! Let the creative team of landscape designers at Boyer Nurseries deck-the-halls on your doorstep! They’ll create a custom wreath or swag, garland, and more with a variety of fragrant evergreens, fresh holly, adornments from the garden, and all the trimmings to suit your style. $300 value.



Handmade Quilt

Snuggle under this cozy and beautiful 5’x3′ quilt handmade by Joan Hankey. $150 value.



Thank you to these local businesses who donated items for our Silent Auction:

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