Silent Auction 2017
We have a great collection of creative and exciting silent auction items in the works for our 2017 Silent Auction. Read on for details, and check back often for more items as we receive them. Then plan to attend our Annual Dinner on March 9 to place your bid! If you haven’t returned a reservation form, just email us to say you’re coming!
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.
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+.
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.
Spend 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 board members John Kiehl and Beth Kirby. Estimated value: $50.
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.
Bring beauty into your home with gorgeous organic flower bouquets grown and arranged by Tierra Blooms. Their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program guarantees 16 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: $240.
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 a bottle of local wine from Reid’s Orchard & 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.
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 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), and more!
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+