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Friday, October 28, 2011


4 Club Seats to Rangers vs Devils and Signed Brandon Dubinsky New York Rangers Jersey Value—$1,600

Description—Enjoy 4 club seats for game #14 for the New Jersey Devil’s 2011-

2012 Season at the Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at 7:00pm. The recipient of this award will enjoy stellar views of the game from Section 8, Row 13, seats 17, 18, 19, and 20. Be sure to remember to bring your reserved parking pass, which entitles you to park in levels 3 and 4 of the VIP parking deck. While at the game, be sure to don your autographed Brandon Dubinsky New York Rangers Jersey for your ultimate Devil’s fan pride. Donated by—Brick City Hockey and Madison Square Garden


3 New York Giants Season Ticket Holder Seats + Free Parking; A Signed Brandon Jacobs NY Giants Football Value—$680

Description—3 great seats, section 123, row 9, seats 1, 2, and 3, to the New York

Giants vs. Super Bowl Champions Green Bay Packers on December 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm. Seats are located along the tunnel entrance for the visiting team. You will enjoy seeing the Green Bay Packers enter and leave the field up close! Since these are the only three seats on this side of the tunnel, enjoy the game without getting up while other fans enter or exit the row, and without any interruptions. Also included in this package for the ultimate Giants fan is this signed Brandon Jacobs football. Jacobs is #27, and is in his seventh season playing for the New York Giants as running back. Donated by—Larry Ioffredo and The New York Giants

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Gary’s Wine Party for 10 Value—$1000

Description—A wine tasting party is an ideal way to gather friends together

to learn about wine. Work with Lou Manzo, Tasting Director of Gary’s Wine & Marketplace to schedule and create an elegant wine tasting party for 8-10 people in your home. Lou will help you select wines and hors d’oeuvres to ensure the perfect pairings and on the night of your party he will provide a presentation of the wines to you and your guests. Contact Lou directly at (973) 361-3480. Donated by—Gary’s Wine and Marketplace


Diamante Cabo San Lucas

Value—Priceless Description—A private community spanning 1,500 miles of private beach,

the exotic Baja desert, and splendid sand dunes, this ocean front community only 4 miles from the Cabo San Lucas Marina, boasts captivating views of its world ranked golf course. Golf Magazine has ranked Diamante #58 out of the top 100 courses in the world. More details to follow about this stunning golf getaway. Donated by—Diamante Cabo San Lucas

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Take a Bite (and drink) Out of The Big Apple Value—$720 Minimum Bid—$650

Description—With New York City merely 45 minutes away, the Broadway buff will

be lucky to win this prize. Included in this package are tickets to an ensemble of two Broadway shows that include two tickets each to Godspell (Saturday, November 5th show at 8:00pm) and Phantom of the Opera (Thursday, November 3rd show at 8:00pm). Also enclosed are 6 adult tickets to the Botanical Gardens (expires November 14, 2011). This package would not be complete without three bottles of Talus wine, produced in California by Jeff Kasanam. The trio includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot, perfect to bring to any dinner after you enjoy your outing that day. Donated by—CBS Radio New York and The Park Savoy


A Night on the Town—$50 gift certificate to Pamir Restaurant, 2 tickets to “Over the River and Through the Woods” at Bickford Theatre & 3 Bottles of Wine from The Park Savoy Value—$200 Minimum Bid—$150

Description—Start your night on the town off with a $50.00 gift certificate to Za-

gat-rated Pamir Restaurant, in Morristown, New Jersey, and be sure to bring your Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Merlot as an excellent compliment to this BYO restaurant. Pamir offers an exotic blend of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influenced foods, serving fine, authentic Afghan cuisine and kabobs. The New York Times has called it, “a jewel of a restaurant.” After a savory dinner, make your way over to the Bickford Theatre and enjoy two tickets to “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a hilarious and heart-warming comedy about a young, New York City bachelor, whose Italian-American grandparents aren’t quite ready to see him take a new job across the country. The certificate is not valid opening Friday, November 18, 2011, and exact date and seats will be subject to availability. No exchanges; certificate expires December 4, 2011. Donated By—Bickford Theatre, Pamir Restaurant, and The Park Savoy

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A Night on the Town II—$100 gift certificate to L’Allegria Restaurant and 2 tickets to a show during the 2011 season at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Value—$200 Minimum Bid—$150

Description—As a proud recipient of the Distinguished Restaurants of North

America Award, L’Allegria Restaurant offers a charming ambience, proficient, European-style service, an award winning wine cellar, and the expertise of a New York City trained kitchen staff. Since its inception in 1984, the restaurant continues to serve innovative renditions of Italian cuisine, yet still adheres to traditional Italian standards. After your savory meal, make your way to the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and enjoy two tickets to a show during the 2011 season. The Theatre is the only company in New Jersey dedicated to Shakespeare’s work and other classical masterpieces, and continues to showcase them for present-day contemporary audiences. The certificate is not valid for Saturday performances and Sunday matinees. Seating is subject to availability. Donated by—L’Allegria Restaurant and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey


Four Orchestra Level Seats at New Jersey Symphony Orchestra during the 2011-2012 Season & 3 Bottles of Wine Value—$400 Minimum Bid—$350

Description—Dedicated to artistic excellence, community engagement, and

innovative programming, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra comprises some of the finest musicians throughout the country. The recipient of this item is entitled to a voucher for four orchestra level seats for a concert during the 2011-2012 season. The voucher must be used before June 2012. Also included are three bottles of Talus wines, a Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot, perfect to bring to dinner before the show. Donated by—New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and The Park Savoy

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Bountiful Basket of Spa Products Value—$200 Minimum Bid—$150

Description: Acclaimed throughout the New York Metropolitan Area, DEPASQUALE, The Spa in Morris Plains, New Jersey offers the highest standards of service to each guest that walks through the door. From maintaining an impeccably clean atmosphere to expertly trained professionals guiding each guest for services, products, and accessories, this basket of luxury products for hair, body, and face will be sure to keep you basking in luxury. Donated By—DEPASQUALE,The Spa


Massage and Spa Basket Value—$225 Minimum Bid—$185

Description: Inner Ventures, Inc. a sanctuary for well-being honoring the body, mind, and soul, is located in Summit, New Jersey, and offers services to facilitate your physical and emotional process to heal. Enjoy this basket filled with massage oil,Yogi Tea and cinnamon sticks, an anti-stress pillow, positive thinking music cd, an appleberry candle, dark chocolate, herbal water with cinnamon and orange peel, a notepad, gum, emery boards, organic trail mix, and a yoga mat. In addition, the recipient will receive a $100.00 gift certificate for use at Inner Ventures, Inc. all to create the perfect sense of Zen. Donated by—Inner Ventures, LLC.


Day of Pampering

Value—$350 Minimum Bid—$300

Description—eforea Spa at Hilton, located at Hilton Short Hills is a prime des-

tination for all your pampering needs. The spa offers a slew of soothing services in their tranquil and serene setting, where you can take advantage of your $150 gift certificate to be used towards amenities. After your service, make your way

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across the street to Bloomingdales, not just a store, but a destination showcasing the latest fashions. Enjoy $200.00 to spend on whatever suits your fancy at this top fashion spot. Donated by—eforea Spa at Hilton and Susan Kim


Soothing Spa Facial and Designer Sunglasses, and HighProfile Optical Store Gift Certificate Value—$320 Minimum Bid—$275

Description—Sophia Spa, located in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey offers an

array of spa services. This certificate entitles the recipient to Sophia Spa’s Basic Facial. This 50-minute relaxing service is designed to thoroughly clean the skin, remove impurities, improve hydration, and is suitable for all skin types. The certificate expires June 21, 2012. Also included in this package is a pair of designer Oakley sunglasses and a $100 gift certificate to Linwood Optical in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Donated by—Linwood Optical and Sophia Spa


Amethyst and Hematite Jewelry Value—$999 Minimum Bid—$500

Description—All eyes will be on you as you don your beautiful Hematite

bracelet and matching earrings. Beautifully crafted, Hematite is a strong stone that endows one with courage, strength, and vitality and enhances willpower and confidence. Also included is a stunning Amethyst necklace and matching earring set. Amethyst is a powerful stone that helps one feel focused, access our intuition, and improve motivation. No matter which piece is worn, a strong sense of pride and beauty will radiate from within as compliments will come pouring in on your exquisite taste. Donated by—Irene Weinberg

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Chatham Club Membership Package Value—$260 Minimum Bid—$235

Description—The Chatham Club, the premier fitness, group exercise, and squash

facility of Northern New Jersey offers an extensive array of programs and activities for each of its members. The immaculate facility boasts state-of-the-art fitness equipment, personal LCD televisions, and expertly trained instructors to assist you with all your fitness needs. The Club offers group exercise classes, KinesisPower Plate and Pilates Studios, a Cardio, Strengthening and Toning Area, and one of the most active squash clubs in the country. The Chatham Club Membership Package being offered is a 1-Month Silver Membership, which entitles the recipient to unlimited use of the fitness center and participation in group exercise classes; a one-hour personal training session, and (1) private Pilates session. Winner must be 14 years or older. Donated by—The Chatham Club


One Round of Golf for Two to Four People @ Twin Brooks Country Club

Value—$450 Minimum Bid—$400 Description—Twin Brooks Country Club, located amongst the picturesque

Watchung Mountains, is known for its legendary commitment to excellence and meticulous attention to detail. The Club’s well-manicured greens and scenic fairways encompass a 6,640 yard and 18-hole regulation length course. The recipient of this item will enjoy one round of golf for two to four people, and includes greens fees, carts, and tax. The voucher can be used Tuesday through Thursday and expires June 30, 2012. Please call ahead to schedule a tee time. Membership of Twin Brooks Country Club is not required for use of certificate. Donated by—Twin Brooks Country Club

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One Junior Ski or Snowboard Seasonal Lease and $50 Gift Card to Dick’s Sporting Goods Value—$350 Minimum Bid—$300

Description—For the best selection of men’s, women’s, and children’s skiing

and snowboarding apparel and gear, check out Ski Barn, conveniently located in four locations throughout New Jersey. The recipient of this item will receive one junior ski or snowboard seasonal lease. Please visit a Ski Barn location for sizing and equipment set-up. Security deposit is required, and best selections are recommended before December 30, 2011 at the locations listed below. For any other gear you might need for your ski or snowboarding adventure or anything in between, use your $50 gift certificate to Dick’s Sporting Goods, for the best selection in sports, footwear, outdoor equipment, and apparel needs. Ski Barn locations—846 Rte. 17 North, Paramus, NJ 07652 201-445-9070; 1308 Rte. 23, Wayne, NJ 07470 973-256-8585, 2990 Brunswick Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-530-1666; 303 State Rte. 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724 732-578-9460. Donated by—Leslie Ioffredo and Ski Barn


Golf for Three at Baltusrol Golf Club Value—$500 Minimum Bid—$425

Description—Enjoy golf for three at Baltusrol Golf Club, one of the premier

golf clubs in the country located in Springfield, New Jersey. Baltusrol has played host to 16 national championships, 7 of which include U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship in 2005 (PGA Championship returning again in 2016). The Club boasts landscaped greens on an 18-hole course. The recipient of this certificate is entitled to golf for three, alongside Daniel P. Clark as your host. A time to play will be mutually agreed upon between the host and the recipient, and lunch and drinks will be included. Donor—Daniel P. Clark The Great Pumpkin Ball



Rock Climbing Birthday Party for Up to 10 Climbers

Value—$350 Minimum Bid—$300 Description—For one of the coolest birthday parties around, enjoy The Gravity

Vault, an indoor rock climbing gym in Chatham, New Jersey. This two hour party for up to ten children offers an hour-and-a-half of instruction and climbing with 2 Gravity Vault professional instructors; a half hour in the private party room; 2 slices of pizza and soda per child, and paper products, balloons, and invitations for the party. The birthday child will also get a T-shirt from the Gravity Vault for added memories of their special day! Donated by—The Gravity Vault


Children’s Activities

Value—$45 Minimum Bid—$35

Description—Perfect to entertain any child, this Magic Science Activity Kit will be

perfect for whipping up whimsical potions and concocting all sorts of creations for your mad scientist at home. A Playmobil kit for your young engineer, and toy cars for your little race-car driver are also included. Be sure to use the $10.00 gift card to Barnes and Noble to use for your choice in a top selection of literature and media anywhere around. Donated by—Maryann Reilly

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For Your Young Football Enthusiast Value—$80 Minimum Bid—$65

Description—Continue you child’s dreams about becoming the next MVP as

they cruise their way through these assorted books written by football stars, Tiki and Ronde Barber and Paul Mantell. Go Lions, Goal Line, Kickoff, Red Zone, and Wild Card are all stories based on Tiki and Ronde’s childhood, and theirgrowing up as future superstars of the NFL and emphasize three main criteria that will be sure to make your child an MVP in life; perseverance, teamwork, and what it takes to be a champion. Donated by— Sal Gentile


Distinctive Diva

Value—$100 Minimum Bid—$85

Description—Go anywhere in style with one of the most fashionable names

in the industry with this Vera Bradley drawstring purse. Perfect for school, the office, or out on errands, this vibrant bag is the perfect size to fit all your needs. Also included is a neat, cosmic scratch art activity book, perfect for on-the-go doodling. To complete your fashionable ensemble, don’t forget to don your turquoise jelly watch, complete with crystal detailing. You will surely be the most stylish of all your friends with these accessories. Donated By— Maryann Reilly

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Nintendo DSi XL

Value—$170 Minimum Bid—$135 Description—Nintedo DSi XL, the latest in the gaming industry, is the perfect

portable device for your child to enjoy for hours. The system is Midnight Blue, has an extra-large, wide viewing angle screen and comes with its own stylus. Bundle contains (1) DSi XL Game System, (1) Licensed Game Case, (1) Licensed Car Charger, and (2) Screen Protectors. (3) Pre-installed tiles are included: Brain Age, Express: Math, Brain Age, Express: Arts and Letters, and Photo Clock. Donated by—Maryann Reilly


Family Fun Night

Value—$60 Minimum Bid—$45

Description—What better way to enjoy a night with your family than to have all

the components for a fun night brought right to your door. Start off with a game of Scattergories Categories, an update to the classic Scattergories original and then break into laughs as your family thinks of funny words to fill in the blanks with the game of Mad Libs. Pop some popcorn, and throw two great movies, Up or Secretariat, into the DVD player. What a perfect night to spend with your family, and you didn’t even have to leave the couch. Donated By—Maryann Reilly and Leslie Ioffredo

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Sesame Street Memorabilia Value—$100 Minimum Bid—$85

Description—Every day will be a sunny day and no clouds will need to be

swept away when your child sees the contents of this basket. Enjoy a hardcover book that has a full history of Sesame Street with a DVD of the very first episode with extra special footage. Also enclosed are stuffed characters, bookmarks, a puzzle, mug, journal, and character themed tote bags and a backpack! Donated by—Sesame Street


Financial Counseling Session Value—$500 Minimum—$425

Description—A financial counseling session with no obligation to use

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to implement any strategies is available and outlined below: Two Meetings (1 hour each). At second meeting the following will be discussed: Statement of Net Worth; Accumulation Plan (if still working); Detailed Cash Flow Analysis; Social Security Analysis—determine best claiming strategies; Outline of important financial issues (risk management, tax minimization, etc.); Discussion of Investment Strategies—review of current plan and suggested options Donated By—Daniel O’Neill

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The Great Pumpkin Ball -- Auction Items  

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The Great Pumpkin Ball -- Auction Items  

Live & Silent Auctions to be auctioned at the Great Pumpkin Ball...