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Welcome to Extravaganza 37 and thank you in advance to the many of you who have gathered at Stonegate to support Elgin Academy. This event occurs as we celebrate 175 years of this educational treasure, and it is a fitting way to both salute what this school has meant to so many and to play our part in sustaining it. This year’s theme is “Long Live Academy,” and as we raise our paddles, bid on our cell phones and buy raffle tickets, we are all playing a crucial role. The money we raise tonight goes into our operating budget and thus supports the entirety of the experiences that our students enjoy every day. As we reflect on our 175 years, we realize that today’s experiences might integrate more technology, or be delivered by our teachers through different methods, or take place in different buildings than they once did. Importantly however, the core remains the same. The great things that happen when interested, motivated students interact with passionate, committed teachers are innumerable. The result is doctors, lawyers, politicians, teachers, and community servants who make a difference in

the world around them. We have all benefited from this experience in one way or another, and tonight we honor the past, present and future of a great school that has great things ahead. As always, we ask you to bid high, whether it is online or in person at our event. The EA experience deserves our collective, generous support. Thank you to the myriad people who played a role in planning a vital and fun evening, especially George and Dani Smiley whose leadership has been essential to the success of this entire event and whose care for this school seemingly knows no bounds. Thank you as well to Marnie Kut who has played a leadership role in our Development Office as we planned this exciting evening. Thank you to the many people who are bidding online (our online auction can be found at www.biddingforgood.com/ElginAcademy and runs through March 11). And, to everyone, thank you for all you do to support our school; we are humbled by our partnership.


Good evening! It is with great pride that we welcome you to Extravaganza 37, “Long Live Academy.” It has been an honor to serve as Co-Chairs of Extravaganza again this year. George and I are so grateful to everyone on the amazing committee who has helped make this auction possible. We thank each one of you for your time, dedication and hard work. We would also like to say “thank you” to this year’s auction sponsors, advertisers, item donors, volunteers and attendees. This auction would not be possible without you and we are grateful for your generosity. We are here tonight to celebrate our history, honor our tradition, innovation and excellence and do our part to continue the legacy that is Elgin Academy. Please get out your cell phones and raise your paddles high to bid and support our school!


Fred Masnato, Chair

Patrick Galley

Danielle Smiley

Harold D. Rider, Vice Chair

George Karas

Claire Suevel

Margaret Ward, Secretary

Sandy Kirk

Robert Wadington

Keith Rauschenberger, Treasurer

Robin Pearson

Phil Wilmington

Laura Anderson

Hugh Rider ‘86

John Yavari

Rob Berry ‘86

Alan Scimeca

Seth Hanford, ex officio

Jeffrey Davis

Bill Skok ‘81

Vicki Manning, ex officio


Jennifer Brown Don Buckner Angela Carlson Dori & Robert Ellinger Christine Holmes Cindy Galley Christie Jaworski

Aisha Khan David & Gina Kathrein Alan & Sandy Kirk Maura Knight Vicki Manning Maria Masnato Suzanne Oberdorf

Gina Pawlisch Christine Stone Jennifer Strohl Erin Vogt Margie Ward Julie Wilmington Gina Whitlock

Thank you to the class project committee for all their hard work in creating priceless memories.

A special word of thanks to the Faculty & Staff of EA who have volunteered their time to help with Extravaganza 37

Karen Bazos Courtney Boborci Linley Collins John Fleener

Ivonne Hopkins Jim Kidston Gina Kietzmann Jim Kolba

Andrew Kolba James LaBee Jane Schock Vince Thomas

Thank you to the Upper School Student Volunteers

Elgin Academy is sincerely grateful to all of our donors contributing goods and services for the Live, Silent, and Online Auctions. Show your support by patronizing our donors and advertisers. Thank you so much!


Silent Auction items will be recorded on wireless technology provided by BidPal. Live Auction, Raffle Tickets, and donations to the Spot Auction are not recorded in the BidPal application. Elgin Academy requires that all items be paid in full at the auction. Payments may be made with cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. All sales are final. Unless otherwise specified, all auction items and services must be used one year from March 15, 2014. According to the Internal Revenue Service, only the amount paid for an auction prize “in excess of the actual cash value of the prize” is tax deductible. All values specified at the auction are based on a good-faith estimate of each item’s fair market value.

Check-out will begin at 10:00pm. Attendees may choose to pre-authorize their credit card at check-in. You may pick up your items at the conclusion of the auction after showing an Extravaganza Volunteer a paid receipt at the auction display table at the time of departure. In the event that Auction items need to be packaged and shipped to the owner’s preferred address by Elgin Academy, the winner will be responsible, in advance, for all shipping and handling expenses. For the purposes of determining the charitable tax deduction of your purchase of admission(s) to Extravaganza, the value of the food and beverages that you received for each admission is $80.

Donors contributing goods and services to be used in the Auction may be eligible for charitable tax deduction(s) to the extent allowed by law.

Experiences Raffle – A limited number of tickets were available for purchase at 1/$50 or 3/$125 prior to March 15, 2014. The drawing will be held on March 15th at the beginning of the Live Auction for a chance to win the choice of one of three trips. The winner need not be present.

Langham Hotel Raffle – Tickets will be for sale on March 15th for a chance to win an overnight with afternoon tea at the Langham Hotel in Chicago. The price of each ticket is $20. The drawing will be held prior to the start of the Live Auction. The winner must be present.

The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in raffles, lotteries, or similar drawings are not gifts and therefore do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions.


Live Auction Rules The Live Auction will begin after the serving of dinner on March 15, 2014 and will continue until all items have been auctioned. Doors will open at 5:30 PM for previewing items prior to bidding. All bidding in the Live Auction will require a bid number which will be given to you at check-in.

Persons wishing to place a bid should enter all bids and maximum bids on the BidPal application. Bids may be placed in any of the event’s designated areas. Each increase in bid must equal or exceed the minimum figure stated in order to constitute a valid bid. Only an authorized person can nullify a bid.

Silent Auction Rules Each item in the Silent Auction is assigned a number and listed on your BidPal application. A description of the auction item and the assigned number is also on the display table and listed in this catalog.

All sections of the Silent Auction will close promptly at 9:45pm. Check-out will open at 10:00pm.

This year we are pleased to be using BidPal, an interactive, wireless, automated silent auction bidding process. With BidPal, you can bid anytime, from anywhere, at the event using an application downloaded to your smartphone. You can bid on items, watch bids and be instantaneously alerted

when you have been outbid. At the end of the auction, you know exactly what you have won. Look for volunteers with a green lanyard to assist you with BidPal. Bidding kiosks have been set up for individuals who do not wish to use their phone.

Elgin Academy is not a manufacturer or distributor of any of the products or services offered through Extravaganza, including the Silent Auction, (provided through the BidPal device and/or application), Live Auction, or the Online Auction (provided through www.biddingforgood.com). Elgin Academy offers no representations, warranties, or guarantees as to any such products or services, either express or implied. Any and all auctioned services provided

are solely to be performed by persons in their individual capacities only, or as representatives of companies or organizations other than Elgin Academy, and not as employees, agents, or apparent agents of Elgin Academy. In bidding or purchasing any items offered for auction, all persons or entities agree that Elgin Academy shall not be legally responsible under any theory in relation to any of the goods or services.

The closing bid constitutes the winning bid.


Live Auction 1.

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Experience the luxury of creating a custom-tailored suit at your convenience from EA Alum Osman Aslam '01. With Franc Lloyd's one-on-one approach, you can look through hundreds of imported fabric swatches and customize every detail of the suit to create your masterpiece. Franc Lloyd's agents will take body measurements and identify unique customization options. Each article of clothing is handcrafted from scratch and tailored for a perfect fit. A sartorial experience for gentlemen of discretion that harks back to the elegance of old world master tailoring and combines it with a contemporary sense of style.

A Day at Arlington Park Racecourse Spend a day at the races at Arlington Park! Watch the ponies in style with reserved seating in the Million Dollar Room, lunch, and a daily racing guide for four. Includes a package of chits worth $360 that can be used for any purchases including food, beverages, or betting. Great View! Mr. Austin Doree '47

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Send Mr. Hanford Back to Lower School Let's turn the tables and make the Head of School "Student for a Day". Your LS child will relish having Mr. Hanford spend a day in his or her classroom performing the daily tasks of an EA Lower Schooler and doing whatever the teacher says! Whether they're taking spelling tests, working problems at the board, painting a project in art class, or eating lunch together, students will love having the Head of School as a classmate. Parents, pool your resources and make sure your class takes the prize and hosts this executive visitor! The Golden Rule! Mr. Seth Hanford

Franc Lloyd Custom Menswear

$800 Franc Lloyd

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Dinner for Ten at the Home of the Chairman of the EA Board of Trustees Enjoy a dinner for ten at the home of Fred Masnato, Chairman of the EA Board of Trustees, this summer! He will be featuring food grilled and smoked on the Big Green Egg! This is an experience you CANNOT miss! Priceless Mr. & Mrs. Fred & Maria Masnato

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American Girl Experience

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Treat two special little girls to a fabulous day at American Girl Place with a full day to explore the downtown Chicago store. Enjoy a meal in the famous cafe, two sittings at the Photo Studio and souvenir issues of American Girl Magazine with your girls' pictures on the covers, a session at the Doll Hair Salon, two $130 gift cards, and souvenir t-shirts for the girls and their dolls. Two adults get to come along for the fun too.

Enjoy a four night stay for two adults at the Laramie River Ranch. Surrounded by spectacular views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, families experience horseback riding, cattle penning, fly fishing, hiking, activities with our naturalist, and evening entertainment. We have comfortable lodge or log cabin accommodations, great food, and lots of fresh air. We would love a chance to spoil you. Valid for the 2014 and 2015 summer season.

$500 Mr. & Mrs. Bryan & Lisa Yost

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$3,000 Laramie River Dude Ranch - Wyoming

Reserved Campus Parking 2014-2015 While everyone is frantically looking for a space, you or your child will be able to confidently slide into a personalized spot, come early or late! Space located in our Park Street Lot right next to Edwards Hall! Expensive Elgin Academy

Laramie River Ranch

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Spot Auction for the Faculty Compensation Fund Here at the halfway point of our Live Auction, we take time to support our most treasured asset, the Faculty and Staff of Elgin Academy. Donations at all levels are taken at this point in the evening and will be placed directly into the Faculty-Staff Compensation Endowment Fund. This fund is used to bolster salaries and recruit and retain our wonderful teachers. Let's show our Faculty and Staff how much we appreciate them!

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One Luxurious Week at the Caribbean Club

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Discerning travelers looking for a luxury home away from home will find it in Grand Cayman’s newest, most exclusive condominium hotel at the Caribbean Club. Savor one week in a spacious three-bedroom, three-bath villa overlooking spectacular Seven Mile Beach. The glamor and adventure of a world-famous resort combined with the comforts of a truly opulent home. You may choose to golf, dive, play tennis or have a drink at the pool. Concierge service is available to stock your gourmet kitchen, entertain the children, and attend to every detail so you can enjoy our tropical paradise. Do what you like in the style to which you’re accustomed. You can relax. You’re home. There are no blackout dates but scheduling is based on the availability of the unit and must be booked by 4/1/15.

Eight Bottles of Connoisseur Wine Highly rated by Wine Spectator (WS) or Robert Parker's Wine Advoate (RP), these wines can only be found at auction or the few top restaurant wine lists, all aged to perfection since their release. Drink them now or add them to your own cellar. Lot includes: 2008 Shafer "Relentless" Syrah Blend (named Wine Spectator's #1 Wine of the Year for 2012) WS 96 points, 2004 Larkmead Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon RP 93 Points, 1997 Dominus Estate Napa Valley Meritage RP 98 Points, 2006 Bran Caia IL BLU Rosso Toscana Italy RP 98 points, 2006 Kathryn Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon WS 96 Points, 1997 Cornerstone Howell Mountain Beatty Ranch Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon WS 96 Points, 2006 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Propriety Red Blend RP 96 Points, 2005 Aubert "Lauren" Chardonnay Sonoma Coast RP 98 points.

$14,000 Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Ann Berry

$1,600 Mr. Mark Schulte & Mrs. Mary Holcomb

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Lower School Art Project The Seasons The Seasons change four times a year from spring to winter they appear. Like the seasons, our LS children are ever-changing. So small and curious they enter 1st grade, like buds ready to bloom in a fresh spring, Things really start to heat up in 2nd grade and confidence starts to shine like a hot summer day. In 3rd grade personalities and strengths are as unique as the leaves blowing from the trees, so independent. Our students leave 4th grade with all the strength and confidence of a mighty winter. The LS students, in a group effort, have created a beautiful four panel painting representing their seasons of change. An Artistic Amount... Lower School Students

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Two-Hour Cruise on Lake Geneva with Lunch

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Enjoy the sights and sounds of lovely Lake Geneva on a luncheon cruise for four aboard the Grand Belle of the Lake Geneva Cruise Line. The Grand Belle is designed after a turn-of-the-century steamer including brass furnishings and pine decks. A beautiful way to travel the lake.

Churchill Downs VIP Experience An exciting three-night trip to Louisville including a day at the premier thoroughbred track in the country. You will have access to a VIP Jockey Club Suite during the spring, September or fall 2014 meets. The suite has a balcony that provides a panoramic view of the racetrack. A race will be named in your honor, and you will have the opportunity to present the trophy to the winning horse. As a special extra, EA Alum, Tom Jenkins, '81 has offered an opportunity for a private behind-the-scenes tour of the track and facilities including a trip backside. Your three nights will be spent at the Hyatt Regency Louisville. Please note, this trip does not include transportation to Louisville.

$200 Mr. Austin Doree '47

$4,000 Winspire

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Super Bowl '15 Party for 12 at the Head of School's House Head of School Seth Hanford and his wife Desi are opening up their home to host a Super Bowl Party for twelve people. Bid high on this chance to watch the winning team, enjoy the half-time show, comment on the commercials and make memories. Oh, and eat a lot too! A Generous Sum Mr. & Mrs. Seth & Desiree Hanford

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Foursome of Golf at Elgin Country Club Enjoy a foursome of golf at Elgin Country Club. Includes two carts, a fore caddie and lunch in the Clubhouse or the Halfway House. The beautiful course includes rolling fairways at the highest point in Kane County. Arrangements may be made directly with the club at least one week in advance. Club dress code must be adhered to. $600 Mr. Scott Richardson & Ms. Jennifer Bellini

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Cocktail Cruise and Dinner for Six at the Chicago Yacht Club Enjoy a deluxe lakefront sightseeing cocktail cruise with EA Board member Hugh Rider and his wife Lesa on their 36' Chris Craft Corsair! After the cruise, have dinner at the members only Yacht Club. Good through the end of the 2014 boating season on a mutually agreeable Monday - Friday. Please contact Hugh Rider at 773-989-8000 prior to May 15th to discuss possible dates and times. $1,500 Mr. & Mrs. Hugh & Lesa Rider

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Reserved Front Row Seats for 2014 Upper School Commencement Six front-row, reserved seats plus one parking spot for your child's last day as a student at EA.....Commencement! Priceless Elgin Academy

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1000's - Premier

1003.City of Elgin Personalized Street Sign

1000.Old Main Mosaic Photo Each picture has a story, this lovely 20" x 30" print of Old Main (composed by EA parent Aisha Khan) features 100 repeating photographs that highlight every aspect of Elgin Academy. From teachers to students, academics to athletics, and everything in-between, this print captures all the tradition, innovation, and excellence that is EA.

Create an honorary street sign in your honor to be hung for one year on the EA campus at the corner of Academy Place and Kimball. Winner will receive a street sign printed with the name of their choice. The sign will be yours to own after the year is up. Bid High City of Elgin

$250 Dr. Aisha Khan

1001. Teen Driving Academy at the Autobahn The perfect course for a beginning driver. An intense one-day program that teaches safe driving attitudes and advanced defensive driving skills at the only driving facility in the Chicago area large enough to conduct these exercises. Your teen will get behind the wheel of their own vehicle, not a simulator. The facility is set up year-round to create winter driving conditions and teach techniques including emergency breaking, skid control, crash avoidance, and vehicle familiarity and maintenance. $389 Autobahn Country Club - Joliet

1004.A Night at the Museum The Elgin History Museum is opening its doors for a small cocktail party for 10 people. Enjoy exploring the Museum after hours and learning more about the City and all its stories. Museum docents will be on hand to guide your guests. Food and beverages to be provided by the winning donor, but Jewel and Binny's gift cards have been provided to give you a hand. An Historical Experience Elgin History Museum

1002.iPad Air Unbelievably thin and light combined with unbelievable power and capability, the iPad Air lets you do more in more places than ever. This iPad has 16 GB and is both Wi-Fi and Cellular (AT&T) compatible. $680 Hurley & Volk Orthodontics

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1005. Get in Line with Nudera Orthodontics

1008.Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Today's braces are better looking and more comfortable than ever before. At Nudera Orthodontics, patients have a variety of options to choose from, including metal braces and invisible aligners. We will get you started toward straighter teeth with this certificate that can be applied to your orthodontic needs. $1,500 Nudera Orthodontics - South Elgin

1006.Black Cherry Knit Rex Rabbit and Fox Scarf A beautiful accessory for any occasion, this luxurious scarf would be a wonderful addition to any wardrobe. The fur provides warmth and softness and will add depth and texture to any outfit. The winning bidder may also choose to exchange this item for the retail value.

Take your palate by the hand for an unforgettable tour of eclectic cultures and global cuisine offerings. Each fall Epcot transforms when dozens of unique flavors and fun experiences unfold across the park. Some favorite festival highlights include: nearly 30 international food and beverage marketplaces, signature dining experiences with world-renowned chefs, exciting culinary demonstrations and beverage seminars, and the Eat to the Beat concert series, with nightly performances from popular hit-makers. Enjoy two nights accommodations on 10/3 and 10/4 at Disney’s Boardwalk Villas in a one bedroom villa, just a short walk, or boat ride, to Epcot’s International Showcase. Package also includes Disney’s Magical Express transportation to and from the airport to the resort. $1,200 Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Maura Knight

$350 York Furrier

1007. Two-Hour Cruise on Lake Geneva Four tickets for a full lake tour during the 2014 season. Enjoy the sights and sounds of lovely Lake Geneva aboard Grand Belle of the Lake Geneva Cruise Line. The Grand Belle is designed after a turn-of-the-century steamer including brass furnishings and pine decks. Prior to your cruise, enjoy brunch for two at The Baker House, a beautiful mansion in the heart of downtown Lake Geneva.

1009.Four One-Day Walt Disney Park Hopper Passes Visit the happiest place on earth with four one-day Park Hopper passes which include admission to Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom. $500 Walt Disney World

$175 Mr. Austin Doree '47 The Baker House - Lake Geneva

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1010. Max McGraw Fishing

1014. Couple's Snowshoe Package

Four can spend a leisurely day fishing at Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation on a beautiful summer day. Lunch is included. A Priceless Experience Mr. Rob Berry '86 & Mrs. Lara Liautaud Berry '86

After the winter we've had, who hasn't thought about snowshoeing? Here is everything you need to get started. Includes two sets of snowshoes (one for him and one for her), poles and gators from L.L. Bean as well as an L.L. Bean gift card that can be used for lessons. $425 Fox Valley Endodontic Specialists

1011. In-Studio Session and 11"x 14" Black and White Fine Art GiclĂŠe Portrait Photographer Thomas Balsamo excels in interpretive fine art portraiture of families, executives, individuals, children and couples. Each portrait is printed on museum-quality watercolor paper that is mounted on archival artist's board - a treasure that will last a lifetime and beyond. This certificate is for a complete daily portrait session. $800 Mr. Thomas Balsamo

1015. Leroy Neiman Framed "Skateboarder Boy" Serigraph This vibrant limited edition serigraph from 1977 goes beyond traditional sports to capture the action of skateboarding. The serigraph is plate signed and measures 30" x 36" framed. The serigraph is in excellent condition, has been professionally framed, and is ready for hanging. $1,500 The Buckner Family

1012. Gourmet Pizza Party by Chef Senator Michael Noland Chef Noland will hand-prepare gourmet pizzas in your kitchen for your next casual party of up to 12 people. Additional food and drink for party to be provided by the host. Date, time, and menu to be mutually agreed upon. A Lot of Dough! Senator & Mrs. Michael & Veronica Noland

1016. Pocket Watch from the Elgin Watch Company The Elgin Watch Company was founded in 1864 and is as much a part of Elgin history as is EA. Here is a chance to own a piece of that history. This lovely five-sided pocket watch was manufactured in 1921 in a production run quantity of 15,000. $200

1013. 175th Elgin Academy Flag

Mr. & Mrs. Adam & Christine Jaworski

A piece of Elgin Academy history, this 5' x 8' flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol to commemorate EA's 175th Anniversary. Enjoy this priceless part of our school's story. Priceless Elgin Academy

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1017. Pocket Watch from the Elgin Watch Company

1019. Beats by Dr. Dre Wireless Headphones

The Elgin Watch Company was founded in 1864 and is as much a part of Elgin history as is EA. Here is a chance to own a piece of that history. This handsome round pocket watch was manufactured in 1925 in a production run quantity of 6,000.

The sound quality that made Beats famous without the cord. Controls in the earcup let you switch tracks without pulling out your music player. Easy to charge with a USB port, Beats Wireless Headphones have ten hours of battery life.

$200 Mr. & Mrs. Adam & Christine Jaworski

$300 Rauschenberger Financial Advisors

1018. Two White Sox Scout Seats Catch every pitch with two scout seats that are located in the first eleven rows behind home plate. This is an all-inclusive area and wait-staff will bring food and drinks right to your seats. You will also have access to a lounge with premium buffet and open bar. The winning bidder will be able to choose from one of two games which will be announced two weeks prior to the start of the season. Play ball! $530 Mr. & Mrs. John & Cindy Yavari

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2000's - Elgin Academy

2003.EA 175th Wear

2000.Elgin Academy Office Chair The absolutely perfect addition for any office. Show your EA pride and sit in comfort in this theater seat that has been converted to an office chair. Made in a striking combination of orange and black leather with the school's 175th Anniversary logo embroidered on the headrest. $600 Mr. & Mrs. George & Danielle Smiley

Celebrate EA's 175th with this collection from the Varsity Store. Includes a sweatshirt, coffee tumbler, and a hat all emblazoned with the 175th logo. Sizes can be exchanged in the Varsity Store if need be. $75 Varsity Store

2004.Elgin Academy Child's Package Snuggle up the kiddos with a Foxman hooded kid's sweatshirt, an orange cupola t-shirt, and EA water battle. Sizes can be exchanged in the Varsity Store if need be. $55

2001.Artwork by EA Sophomore Isabella Richardson

Varsity Store

A work of art by EA sophomore Isabella Richardson. Under the guidance of US art teacher Joe Stuart, Isabella created this beautiful charcoal drawing. Measuring 23" x 17", the drawing has been professionally framed and would a be lovely addition to any home. Priceless Miss Isabella Richardson '16

2005.One-on-One Private Voice or Piano Lesson One hour of private voice or piano coaching with Mrs. Giebel. Material covered will vary depending upon the age, needs, and interest of the student. $50 Ms. Heather Giebel

2002.Fore! EA Golf Wear Golf together in style with one women's and one men's polo. This package also includes a 60" black and orange EA golf umbrella. Sizes can be exchanged in the Varsity Store if need be. $80 Varsity Store

2006.Piñata Party at Senora Hopkins' House Fifteen students can enjoy a Mexican party with traditional food, games and a piñata. The menu will include quesadillas, chicken tacos, rice, beans, guacamole, and maria crackers with cajeta (caramel). The piñata will be full of traditional Mexican candy with little surprises. We will play lime races, musical chairs, limbo, and more. Olé! Señora Ivonne Hopkins

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2007.Canoe Trip with Mr. Stuart Six US students will join Mr. Stuart and EA Staff member Rapha Zerey '06 on a fabulous overnight canoe trip in Wisconsin. Take in the scenery from river level and enjoy nature. The trip will take place on a mutually agreeable date and participants will be responsible for rental fees and food expenses. Bid high for this unique experience. Trip must be taken before 6/23 or after 7/30.

2010.Dessert of the Month Treat your family to a different delectable dessert every month during the school year. You choose from a list of tasty temptations and pick nine delivery dates, from downhome apple pie to elegant tiramisu. Or, you can choose a date for ten dozen homemade, hand-decorated cookies for a holiday or special occasion! A Sweet Deal! Ms. Susan Kennedy

A Sunny Sum Joe Stuart Ms. Rapha Zerey '06

2011. Middle School Dean for a Day 2008.A Day of Summer Fun! Attention current 4th-8th graders celebrate summer by spending a day with Mrs. Bolz and three of your friends. Together you will plan your destination for a fun outing. Lunch is included and Mrs. Bolz will pick up and return the students to EA. A Sunny Sum Ms. Donna Bolz

A Great Fun Sum!

2009.Night at the Academy

Ms. Melissa Dugan

All grade lock-in available to third, fourth, or fifth grade families. Choose a Friday night before school is out for summer for your child and his/her entire grade to be "locked-in" with Mrs. Bazos and Mrs. Boborci, Drop off will be at 7 pm (location TBD) and pick-up will be at 8 am. We will have snacks, drinks, and a light breakfast. Activities will include a movie, board games, and some team-building activities. Sleep Tight Mrs. Courtney Boborci

Does your child have visions of control and power? Then this may not be the bid you want to make. However, if your student would like to see what it's like to be Middle School Dean then this is for you! The winning bid will give your child the opportunity to become assistant Dean of the Day and spend one day with Ms. Dugan. Arrangements will be made with the student to help Ms. Dugan rule the middle school for one day during the remainder of this school year.

2012. Lower School Director for a Day As Lower School Director for the Day, a Lower School student will join Mr. Gould in completing a variety of tasks throughout the day, in consultation with a classroom teacher. The junior director will be personally involved in greeting students during morning drop-off, visiting Administrative Team members, and observing briefly in the classrooms. The lucky student will also have an opportunity to call a special Spirit Day! Rule the Lower School! Mr. Harry Gould

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2013. Early Childhood and Kindergarten Art Project

2018. MS Art Project

Take home a priceless memory with this 60 piece wooden block set. Each block has been decorated with student thumbprint art from the students of PS, PK, and Kindergarten. Priceless Memories Early Childhood & Kindergarten Students

2014. Fifth Grade Art Project A one-of-a-kind, three-dimensional watercolor on canvas created by the students of fifth grade. Expensive Fifth Grade

2015. Sixth Grade Art Project

Styled after a still-life, the MS art students have created a collage of three-dimensional flowers and vase. A delightful piece of art. An Artistic Amount... Ms. Tomi Bowen & Middle School Students

2019. Reserved Front Row Seats & Parking for the PS - 1st Grade Holiday Program Children grow up fast; don't miss a moment of their early years, even if you are running late. Bid high to win two front row seats and a reserved parking spot for the 2014 PS-1st grade Holiday Program. Highest Bid!

A montage of canvases painted by each student. Each canvas represents Elgin Academy and each student. Expensive Sixth Grade

2016. Seventh Grade Art Project A beautiful quilling (rolled paper) project that spells the word "Imagine". Imagine the future of the seventh graders. Expensive Seventh Grade

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2020.Reserved Front Row Seats & Parking Spot for the 2nd - 4th Grade Holiday Program Tired of craning your neck to see or to take pictures? Here's your chance for an unobstructed view with two front row seats at the 2014 2nd - 4th grade Holiday Program. You won't even have to fight for a parking spot; just slide on in to your reserved space. Tons of Fun! Elgin Academy

2021. Reserved Front Row Seats for Two Upper School Productions Bid high and become the winner of four front row seats for each of the US productions for the 2014-2015 school year. Action!

2017. Eighth Grade Art Project An incredible collection of silhouette portraits of each 8th grader capturing some of their favorite pastimes. Expensive Eighth Grade

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2022.Reserved Front Row Seats for the 2015 PS-4th Grade Closing Program Celebrate the end of another successful school year. Any PS - 3rd grade family can bid on two front row seats for the 2015 closing program. Don't miss a moment of this special day. Great View! Elgin Academy

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2023.Reserved Front Row Seats & Parking Spot for 2014 8th Grade Graduation Graduation is an exciting event that everyone wants to attend. Don't fight the crowds for a parking spot OR your seat secure them both today. Win one parking spot and two front row seats. Take Your Seats Elgin Academy

2024.EA Favorites Read on CD Mrs. Hannert, Mrs. Kuzyk, and Ms. John will record the most-requested stories of Early Childhood on CD using the Elgin Academy sound-proof booth and the technology available in our EA Media Arts Lab. You and your child can enjoy a favorite story together! Sleep Tight Early Childhood & Mr. Fleener

2025.Social Media 101 Are you a pinner or a tweeter? Do you like or follow? Are you trying to understand what kids are doing online? Get a handle on today's pervasive social media with EA Alum Rapha Zerey '06, a Master's candidate who is studying social media trends. Spend an hour with her learning what the social media channels are and how to use them safely with a workshop tailored just for you. Options include: setting up your accounts online and seeing how each social media website works, talking about how to discuss social media uses with your kids (they are welcome to join), and keeping your information private. If you are interested in college hunting we can even look at how universities are communicating with your student! Schedule a time after 5/31 (July is not available). Priceless Ms. Rapha Zerey '06

2026.Artwork by EA Freshman Alexia Ceci A beautiful water-color painting by EA freshman, Alexia Ceci. Under the guidance of US art teacher, Joe Stuart, Alexia has created a lovely landscape scene. Measuring 30" x 22", the painting has been professionally framed to make it ready to hang in any home. Priceless Miss Alexia Ceci '17

2027.Archival Elgin Academy 175th DVD This is your chance to own the incredible film made by Mr. Fleener and the media arts students in honor of the 175th Anniversary. Bring home this archival copy today. Multiple copies are available to purchase this evening at this buy it now price. $30 Elgin Academy

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3000's - Sports & Leisure

3002.The Morton Arboretum for Two

3000.Autographed Framed Mike Singletary Jersey Purchase a piece of Bears history. Autographed game-style replica jersey that features sewn-on name and numbers. The jersey has been stretched and stitched to a floating backer and then framed in a shadowbox that measures 42 1/2" x 42 1/2". Certificate of Authenticity is attached to the rear of the frame.

Enjoy a rare opportunity for an insider's tour of The Morton Arboretum, one of the most outstanding arboretums in the world. This package will include a guided tour of the 1,700 acres, access to one of the best collections of rare botanical books and prints, and examinations of tree specimens from around the world. Enjoy lunch with the Executive Director and receive a special tree from the Arboretum which is not available anywhere else. Dollarus Humungii Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Sherry Reum

$800 The Buckner Family

3001.Indy 500 Race Day If the roar of the crowd, the smell of hot rubber, and high-speed action gets your adrenaline pumping, then Indy is the place to be during Memorial Day weekend. Put the pedal to the metal and get competitive by bidding on four tickets to one of racing's most famous events. Your four seats are located in the Paddock section of the racetrack on the Start / Finish line on Sunday, May 25th 2014. $400 Mr. William Skok '81 & Mrs. Coca Skok

3003.Two Tickets to Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds Two seats to the Cubs vs. the Reds on Tuesday June 24 at 7:05 PM Seats are on the third base side, Aisle 12, Row 2, Seats 1 & 2, directly behind the Cubs Dugout. See your favorite Cub player up close. $250 Mr. Rob Berry '86 & Mrs. Lara Liautaud Berry '86

3004.Baseball Equipment Bag Hold up to four bats and the rest of your gear with this equipment bag. Also includes a batting tee and gloves for when you want to get in a little extra practice. $60 Mr. & Mrs. George & Danielle Smiley Dr. & Mrs. Andrew & Margie Ward

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3005.Four White Sox Tickets

3009.Four Tickets to Zanies

Choose from a full season of options for four tickets with parking included to see your favorite team. Don't miss the game of your choice. Call early to secure your tickets. $300

Enjoy comedy with four tickets to Zanies. Valid in Chicago, Rosemont or St. Charles. Not valid on Saturdays or at special shows. $80 Mr. Rick Gieser

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3010.Theater Lovers' Package

3006.WNBA Chicago Sky Game Package Come out and see the 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne and 2013 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Sylvia Fowles at the Allstate Arena. You will receive four vouchers to redeem for any Sky home game during the 2014 season as well as Chicago Sky t-shirts and other goodies to show off your Sky pride. $140 Mr. Delmar Gillus Jr. & Mrs. Lydia Gillus

A collection of tickets for any drama lover. Includes two tickets to Lifeline Theatre in Chicago, the Lincolnshire Marriott Theatre, and Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles. See some of Chicago's finest plays during the remainder of this theater season. $240 Lifeline Theatre - Chicago Lincolnshire Marriott Resort Steel Beam Theatre - St. Charles

3011. Just for Laughs Do you need a good laugh? Then bid on this package which includes two tickets to The Second City Mainstage/e.t.c. as well as two tickets to UP Comedy Club in Chicago on Tuesdays - Thursdays or Sundays. You will also enjoy comedy at a Zanies club in Chicago, Rosemont, or St. Charles. $176 Mr. Rick Gieser The Second City - Chicago

3007.Dick Pond Athletics Head to Dick Pond, everyone's favorite spot to purchase running gear for your next pair of running shoes. They offer a wide-array of options to choose from and will professionally assess the fit of any shoes you buy. $100 Dick Pond Athletics - Saint Charles

3008.Date Night in Elgin Head to Elgin Community College with two tickets to see Bonnie Koloc and Dala on Saturday, May 10th for an evening of folk music. Stop off for a sweet bite with a Kitchen Sink at the Colonial Cafe next to ECC before or after the show. $81

3012. Two Tickets to Henry V Head to Navy Pier to see Henry V Shakespeare's legendary coming-of-age story. Two tickets for any performance from 4/29-6/15/2014. $156 Chicago Shakespeare Theater-Navy Pier

Colonial Cafe - St. Charles Elgin Community College

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3013. A Night at Ravinia Enjoy music under the stars with four lawn tickets for a classical performance during the 2014 Ravinia season. Reserve your spot early because shows do sell out. $100 Ravinia Festival - Highland Park

3016. Foursome at The Grove Country Club In Long Grove Enjoy a day out on the course at the private Grove Country Club in Long Grove. The Grove was founded in 1964 and features a 7,000 yard, par-72 layout designed by Robert B. Harris. $500 Mr. Philip Wilmington

3017. Bowes Creek Country Club Golf Basket Enjoy a round of golf in Elgin. Spend a day on the links with a $100 gift card for golfing at this beautiful course, a $10 gift card for Porters, and a basket of goodies from the clubhouse. $160

3014. Two Tickets to Little Anthony & The Imperials See a blast from the past with two tickets to see Little Anthony & the Imperials, a rhythm and blues solo group that has been active since 1950. Enjoy classic hits like Tears on My Pillow on Saturday, April 12th at 8:00 p.m. $150 Arcada Theater - St. Charles

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3018. Foursome at Royal Fox Country Club Enjoy 18 holes at this private club in St. Charles. The Royal Fox was built in 1989 and has hosted the Illinois PGA Open five times. This challenging course is nestled into the natural environment for peace and serenity while you golf. $500 Mr. Philip Wilmington

3015. Be A Tourist in Your Hometown Explore the depths of the ocean and the highest heights - perfect for Spring Break or Summer Vacation. Four admissions to the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. After visiting the Museum Campus, head over to the Skydeck at the Willis Tower and step out on the ledge and see the city beneath your feet from 1,353' in the air. $168 John G. Shedd Aquarium - Chicago The Field Museum - Chicago Willis Tower - Chicago

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3019. Catered Pool Party for 25 of Your Friends, Family, or an EA Student Party!

3021. Kindle Fire

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and/or evening around the swimming pool, hot tub, and beautiful landscaping of the home of Manny and Carolyn (Kirk) Likou. The grounds are very fitting for any occasion from formal (engagement party) to casual (student pool party). Picnic fare for up to twenty-five people will be included, however you may invite as many people to the event as you wish. You may bring additional food or arrange for us to provide more for a small fee if you have more than twenty-five guests. Homeowners are very flexible and will do whatever possible to help make this a very special event. Party must be held by the end of 2014 and cannot be used during spring break. A Pool Full Mr. & Mrs. Alan & Sandy Kirk

The Kindle Fire is more than a tablet - it's a Kindle with a color touchscreen for web, movies, music, apps, and games! 7" HD multi-touch display 16 GB and Wi-Fi capabilities. To make your Kindle experience even better, a slim hybrid leather case and screen protector are included. $270 Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Marjorie Purdy

3022.White Pines Inn Travel to Oregon, IL, home of Lowden State Park and Laredo Taft and enjoy a one-night mid-week stay at a White Pines Inn cabin. The inn is located in White Pines State Park in Mt. Morris, IL which has 385 acres of peace, tranquility, and hiking. You will stay in a private one-room cabin, but head up to the Lodge for dining and dinner theater. Valid through 12/31/14. $100 White Pines Inn - Mt. Morris

3020.Samsung Galaxy 2 Tablet & Case Surf the net, watch movies, play games and more with this 7" display tablet. The 8 GB device is 4G LTE and Wi-Fi enabled. Protect your new toy with a rugged Otter Box which protects against drops, impacts, dust and scratches. $250 Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd & Vicki Manning

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3023.Wisconsin Getaway Spend a week in a beautiful vacation home on Plum Lake in Northern Wisconsin which sleeps six. The house will be available any week during the summer from June through October except for the first two weeks in August. Located in Sayner, WI, north of Minocqua and Eagle River, about 7 hours drive from the Chicago area (including stops), Plum Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Northwoods and is considered special by the Wisconsin DNR because of its ecology. There is a fishing boat available as well as a pontoon boat which is shared with guests in a neighboring house. A perfect getaway for couples or families. $750 Mrs. Sue Morton Lloyd '66

3025.Night on the Town in Rosemont Enjoy comedy with four tickets to Zanies in Rosemont for Laugh Out Loud Fun. Spend the rest of your evening exploring all the new entertainment options in the Rosemont area, including Rivers Casino, before heading to the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare for an overnight stay in a standard room. $200 Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Mr. Rick Gieser

3026.Getaway for Two at Pheasant Run Resort and Spa Vargas Escape to Pheasant Run in St. Charles. This package includes a one-night stay and brunch for two as well as a romantic massage at Spa Vargas. Be entertained in the evening with tickets to Zanies nightclub, and then dream sweet dreams as you float through your own private sea of tranquility. $480 Mr. Rick Gieser Pheasant Run Resort & Spa - St. Charles Spa Vargas Wellness

3024.Overnight Stay and Dinner at the Union League Club of Chicago Visit the historic Union League Club, recently named one of the country's top City Clubs for a one-night stay in a wonderfully appointed room. Walk the same halls as luminaries like the legendary Rosa Parks and former presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Gerald Ford. Founded in 1879, the Union League Club has amassed one of the most important art collections in the country. As part of your stay, enjoy dinner in one of the fine restaurants in the evening and a delicious breakfast in the morning. $400 Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Cathy Wadington

3027.One Week In Williamsburg, VA Williamsburg, Va has it all - history at Colonial Williamsburg and thrills and spills at Busch Gardens. Enjoy all this and more with a one-week stay at the Historic Powhatan Resort. Set on 256 acres, the resort offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, and a restored Manor House built in 1735. Check-in to this lovely two-bedroom unit on 7/6/14. $1,500 Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn

3028.Nikon Coolpix L820 Cool and compact, you can take this 16 megapixel digital camera with 30x optical zoom lens anywhere. $200 Fox Valley Endodontic Specialists

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3029.Nikon Coolpix s02 Every shot you take is precious. Use this 13.2 megapixel camera to capture your most precious memories. $130 Rauschenberger Financial Advisors

3030.Dinner and a Movie Get away for a couple hours with a trip to the movies at an AMC theater. Make the evening complete with a delicious pizza from Lou Malnati's.

3033.Tour of Garfield Farm for Forty Visit an historic farm from the 1840's in La Fox, Illinois. Garfield Farm and Tavern Museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites and is a 281 acre living history farmstead and 1840's teamster inn located just west of Geneva. Take a group of up to forty adults and/or children on a tour. $200 Garfield Farm Museum - La Fox

$50 Lou Malnati's Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn

3031. Edwards YMCA Camp One week of summer youth camp in East Troy, WI on beautiful Lake Beulah. Camp Edwards is for boys and girls ages 8-13. Sessions run between 6/15 and 8/3/14. Activities include archery, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. $600 Edwards YMCA Camp - East Troy, Wisconsin

3032.Tour of Majestic Wing Family Mansion & Model T Ride Transport yourself back into Elgin History. Ride through Elgin's Wing Park in an original 1923 Ford Model T. Along the way, a photo will be taken of you and your guest in the car and you will receive a framed print. Also includes a tour for four of the majestic private Wing Family Mansion. A Priceless Experience Mr. Steve Thoren

3034.A Day of 19th Century Farming History at Garfield Farm & Tavern Museum A group of four will join EA alum and Executive Director of the Garfield Farm Museum, Jerome Johnson '71, for a day of living history. Learn about life on a 19th century farmstead with a personal tour of the Garfield Farm Museum. Following the tour, dine at the historic Dunham Woods Riding Club. The club's building was originally built in 1836 by Solomon Dunham who, along with his family, became known internationally as importers and breeders of French coach and Percheron horses. After lunch, you will be treated to a tour and the history of this farm. A unique opportunity to learn about these important pieces of 19th century Illinois history. $500 Mr. Jerome Johnson '71

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3035.One Day Use of a 24' Pontoon Boat This pontoon is fully loaded with a card table, cooler, towing bar, head, sun deck, and everything else you need for a relaxing day trip on the water. Take a leisurely drive up the Fox River, stop for a drink at any of the restaurants/bars, or maybe catch a band at the Broken Oar! Or, just drop anchor in the no wake zone and relax! The boat will come complete with a full tank of gas and your choice of various water toys. The Captain of this boat must be over twenty-one years old. The boat is located at its pier at 619 N. Harrison, Algonquin, just one block north of Port Edward Restaurant. $600 Mr. & Mrs. Alan & Sandy Kirk

3038.Cannondale Bicycle & Professional Fitting Get outside and exercise with a new Cannondale Synaps 8 Claris road bike, perfect for over-achievers. Cannondale has a strong reputation for innovation and quality and crafts bikes for professionals and hobbyists alike. This bike will be fitted personally to you at Wheel Werks in Crystal Lake to maximize comfort and performance. You will also have your choice of color. $1,500 The Scimeca Famly

3039.Prairie Stone Health and Wellness A collection of day, week and month-long passes. You and your whole family can try out Prairie Stone Health & Wellness conveniently situated near I-90 in Hoffman Estates. $190 Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center Hoffman Estates

3040.TaylorMade Golf Clubs and Bag 3036.Lake Michigan Sailing Adventure Four-hour sail with a captain for up to four adults or family of five, sailing lessons included, on a 26' Catalina Capri docked at DuSable Harbor (downtown). Galley, head, and snacks included. Date to be mutually agreed upon. $600 Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Jane Englund

Get ready for golf and improve your score with this incredible set of clubs from TaylorMade. Includes eight 2014 SpeedBlade steel shaft Irons, 2014 SLDR graphite shaft Driver with head cover, and 2014 SpiderBlade Putter with head cover. All clubs are right-handed and are stored in PureLite Stand Bag. $1,600 The Buckner Family

3037. Flying Lessons Ever wanted to learn to fly? Enjoy one hour of flight instruction on a Piper Warrior from Travel Express Aviation in West Chicago. Depart from the Des Plaines airport and soar over the beautiful Fox Valley. Sky High Travel Express Aviation - West Chicago

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4000's - For the Young & Young at Heart

4003.Birthday Party for Ten at Classic Cinemas Send the kids to the movies at Classic Cinemas in St. Charles for your next birthday party. Package includes admission for ten children, kids packs, and a party room. Lights, camera, action!

4000.Summer Fun Package Enjoy the best of summer. Head to Raging Waves Water Park for a full day of fun with a family four-pack which includes admissions, and lunch. Spend a day at the ballpark with a gift card to the Kane County Cougars. Grab a bite to eat at Chicago-favorite Portillos. For extra fun, stop at Spin Doctor Cyclewerks in Bartlett with a $500 certificate to be used to purchase a new bike or gear.

$150 Classic Cinemas - Downers Grove

$750 Mr. & Mrs. Seth & Desiree Hanford

4004.Super Hero Basket

4001.Santa's Village Santa's Village is better than ever! This admission pass for four allows unlimited use of all rides and attractions, including the return of an old favorite from the past - SVFD Engine #3! Be pulled by a real fire truck as you rush off to put out a fire. Must be used by 7/7. $83 Santa's Village AZoosment Park - East Dundee

Who doesn't dream of being a superhero? Indulge that dream with a collection of books, puzzles, game, Legos, doodle pro, and art supplies. The perfect entertainment for your little hero. $120 Dr. & Mrs. Timothy & Jenn Brown

4005.Fairy Princess Basket For the fairy princess in your life. Includes scrapbook paper and stickers, 4 craft kits, cupcakes kit, wand, castle bank, and Crayola glow board. Provide your princess with all the magic and beauty of fairies. $110 Dr. & Mrs. Timothy & Jenn Brown

4002.Jump 'n Laser The ultimate package for burning off some extra energy. Enjoy five hours of jump time at Epic Air in South Elgin. Still want more? Complete three missions at Laser Quest in Arlington Heights. $82 Epic Air - South Elgin Laser Quest - Arlington Heights

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4006.Vet for a Day

4009.York Educational Services

Have you ever wondered what happens at your vet’s office? Here is the chance for a lucky kid (must be 8 or over) to be a Vet for a Day. Come in the morning and have a chance to see a surgery, or come in the afternoon to just observe. Valid Monday thru Thursday. Winner chooses to visit between 8 am and 12:00 pm or between 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Parents must sign a waiver for child to participate. Way Cool! Tri-City Animal Hospital

Does your child struggle with reading and/or spelling? Is homework time a nightmare at your home? Try one-on-one specialized tutoring with Dyslexia specialist, Holly York. This certificate can be applied towards a six-month Tutoring Package (new or renewed) for learners of any age. Young or old, ACT/SAT prep, or just for the love of learning! You will improve your knowledge and see reading, writing, and spelling in a whole new way. $500 York Educational Services

4010.EA Summer Program Basket Send your child to camp at EA. Includes a certificate for one Adventure Camp session between 6/9 and 8/1 as well as camp essentials such as a t-shirt, water bottle, and lunch box. $250 Elgin Academy

4007.Cake Pop Basket Take home everything you need to make delicious cake pops. Includes compact cake pop baker and all the fixings to make and decorate these yummy little treats. $30 Mr. & Mrs. Steven & Marnie Kut

4011. British Soccer Summer Camp A basket of goodies from British Soccer Camp; includes a certificate good for a one-week session of the camp which runs 6/16 to 6/20. Also includes goodies and gear to get your little David Beckham or Mia Hamm started in style. $200

4008.Snoopy Sno-Cone Kit

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Enjoy a cool treat anytime with the Snoopy sno-cone maker. Includes extra syrups and cups, all you need to add is the ice. $40 Mr. & Mrs. Steven & Marnie Kut

4012. Kim's Blackbelt Learn life skills and self-esteem as well as self-defense. This certificate will entitle the winner to two months of free lessons and a free uniform. Open to new students only. $340 Kim's Black Belt Academy, Inc. - Elgin

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4013. Barefoot Books Barefoot Books capture the imagination, spark curiosity, inspire creativit,y and instill a respect for cultural, social, and ecological diversity. Use this gift card online today to purchase these wonderful books for children from infancy to young adult. $50 Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Jennifer Strohl

4017. Let Little Minds Explore A collection of books and toys to enrich and inspire for the young and older explorer. The package includes Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me, Day Tripping, 101 Ways You Can Save the Planet Before You're 12!, a set of four books from the Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists series and the Rand McNally Historical Atlas of the World. A compass, a kite, and more are also included to continue the exploration. $100 Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn

4014. Horse Riding Equipment Do you have a child who is interested in learning to ride a horse? This is the perfect starter kit. Includes a riding helmet (exchangeable for a different size), a riding crop, and a pair of riding socks to start outfitting the little learner. $200 Barrington Saddlery

4015. Perfect for Babies Spend some quality time with your littlest family member. Includes a collection of books (Peek-a-Boo Who, Come Here, Cleo, and Baby Bear, Baby Bear What Do you See?). Relax with the baby with Shiva Rea Mama & Baby Yog a and a yoga mat. Perfect for your own family or give as a shower gift. $50 Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn The Book Vine

4016. Children's Books - Ages 3-5 A fun collection of books for little ones. Includes A Single Pebble, Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Harlem's Little Blackbird, Little Red Writing, The Silver Button, Thunderstorm, and The Velveteen Rabbit.

4018.Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists A collection of books from the Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series which features Marc Chagall, Edward Hopper, Roy Lichtenstein, Michelangelo, Georges Seurat, Andy Warhol, and Grant Wood. $50 Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn

4019. Collection of Books for the Young Learner A collection of books for your littlest learner which includes aVisual Dictionary, Scholastic Children's Dictionary, Young Learner's Thesaurus, The Little Science Encyclopedia, and a collection of artists biographies including Pablo Picasso, the Beatles, and Norman Rockwell. $64 Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn

$120 The Book Vine

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4020.Dentist for a Day A wonderful opportunity for your child to learn first hand what happens behind-the-scenes at the dentist's office. Dr. Felicia Chu welcomes you to spend the day with her and learn all about the dental profession. Contact the office at (630) 837-5500 to schedule a mutually agreeable date. A Healthy Smile Celebrating Smiles - Elgin

4021. Radio Show DJ at 95.9 with MacKay in the Morning You are bidding on a once-in-a-lifetime chance for you and a friend to join MacKay in the Morning on 95.9 FM The River. Join Scott in the studio one morning between 7-9 AM to see how the show works behind the scenes. Tons of Fun! Mr. Scott MacKay

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5000's - Dining & Spirits

5003.Colonial Cafe Visit any one of the area Colonial Cafes for a delicious bite to eat. Complete your visit with the famous "kitchen sink". Can you eat the whole thing? $40

5000.The French Pastry Experience You and three friends will explore the fine art of creating French Pastries at Kennedy-King College in Chicago. After a reception of fresh-baked treats, the chefs of the French pastry school will teach you how to make an assortment of classic French sweets and desserts. You will have a chance to sample everything and take home a delicious gift bag. $200 The French Pastry School - Chicago

Colonial Cafe - St. Charles Mr. & Mrs. George & Danielle Smiley

5004.The Village Squire - Crystal Lake A Fox Valley favorite for over 30 years, visit the Village Squire for lunch or dinner. $50 The Village Squire - Crystal Lake

5005.The Village Squire - West Dundee Dine in a family-friendly setting at the original Village Squire in West Dundee. See where it all started. $50 The Village Squire - West Dundee

5006.Niko's Lodge Come visit the Lodge, a contemporary rustic retreat with a fun family atmosphere for mouth-watering seafood, steaks, or rotisserie chicken.

5001. Gourmet Food Basket from The Little Traveler

$50

Enjoy the taste of a Geneva tradition. The Little Traveler has been a landmark of the downtown shopping district since 1922. Housed in a Victorian Italianite mansion, The Little Traveler has 36 rooms of treasures. This basket of gourmet food items is just a sampling of all that awaits you and also includes a gift certificate for lunch for two so you can explore for yourself.

Niko's Lodge - Algonquin

$75 Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn

5007.Buffalo Wild Wings

5002.Alexander's Restaurant Visit one of EA's favorite dining spots. Newly renovated, Alexander's is ready for you for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Enjoy wings, watch the big game, and more at one of the local B-Dubs. $25 Buffalo Wild Wings

$50 Alexander's Restaurant - Elgin

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5008.Emmett's Brewing Grab a burger and savor world-class beer brewed on location at Emmett's Brewing Company. $50 Emmett's Brewing Company - West Dundee

5009.Shaw's Crab House Shaw's is two restaurants in one - a jazzy sophisticated seafood restaurant and a carefree, lively oyster bar. Experience both with this gift certificate. $100 Shaw's Crab House

5012. Farm Dinner for Two at Heritage Prairie Farm Head to Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn for a traditional farm dinner made with ingredients grown on the farm. All dinners (offered once a month May thru November) include a welcome cocktail upon arrival to the farm with butler-passed appetizers and live acoustic music. Each dinner is a five course meal and is served family style in a charming atmosphere regardless of the season. The stunning ambiance of the farm brings a truly unique and one-of-a-kind value. $120

5010. Francesca's

Heritage Prairie Farm - Elburn

Enjoy fine Italian cuisine. Mangia! $50 Francesca's Restaurants

5011. Taste of Geneva Experience the best that Geneva has to offer. Sample goodies from Graham's chocolate, sip a warm beverage with a Tableside Siphon Coffee for four from the All Chocolate Kitchen, or have lunch at The Little Traveler. This basket has an added extra certificate that can be used at one of Geneva's more than 200 stores. $165 All Chocolate Kitchen Chez Moi Cafe & Catering - Geneva Graham's Fine Chocolate and Ice Cream Geneva Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn The Little Traveler

5013. Thirty Pounds of Baby Back Ribs Get ready for summer, and get your grill fired up for these delicious baby back ribs from Farmington Foods. $120 Mr. Tony Dijohn '82

5014. Craft Beer Basket For the craft beer aficionado! This home brew basket includes four bottles of Pecan Porter and four pint glasses. This porter is a full body beer crafted with mild hops. Made with a honey and chocolate malt, the sweetness is balanced with a subtle pecan aroma. $70 Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd & Vicki Manning

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5015. Pizza Making Kit Make delicious homemade pizza anytime with this set of supplies. Peruse the cookbook Artisan Pizza & Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day for inspiration, pull out the pizza paddle and one of two sizes of pizza stones, and bake away. $140 Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn

5018. Pepper Mill in a Variety of Hardwoods Eleven layers of 1/4" hardwoood have been combined together to make this hand-turned 10" pepper mill. The combination of wood species (oak, maple, walnut and purpleheart) give the mill the unique colors and design. Sure to brighten any meal or decor. $110 Aladdin Food Management Services

5019. Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon

5016. Pepper Mill in Birch Veneer This exquisite 10" pepper mill started as more than 40 layers of 1/16" birch veneer that has been dyed and glued together. After the wood has dried, it is hand-turned to the perfect shape. Spice up your meal or your kitchen with this unique piece. $140 Aladdin Food Management Services

5017. Himalayan Salt Cooking Block Set Cook a natural way! This basket from Pottery Barn opens you up to a world of culinary experiences with healthy salt block food preparation. Includes a cookbook, rack, salt block, and a $100 Whole Foods gift card to purchase your ingredients.

Enjoy a 2009 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Silver Oak Cellars located in Napa Valley. The winery prides itself on making wines that are food-friendly and drinkable on release but can be stored as well. Enjoy this wine with your favorite dinner soon or hold on to the bottle for a special occasion. $140 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas & Suzanne Oberdorf

5020.Chatter Creek Wine Savor two bottles of red wine from Washington State and Chatter Creek winery. The first bottle is a 2005 Cabernet Franc from Alder Ridge Vineyard on Horse Heaven Hills. The second bottle is a 2008 Nebbiolo from Clifton Vineyard on Wahluke Slope. Store in your cellar or open a bottle and enjoy. $50 Chatter Creek Winery

$250 Mr. Aaron Kirk '21

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5021. Cabernet Sauvignon from Cardinale

5024.Candy Bouquet

This is a 2010 limited-production Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blended from renowned vineyards. The winery is located in the heart of Napa Valley's Oakville District and crafts a single Cabernet from each vintage. It is recommended that each bottle mellow for seven years before drinking so this wine is best purchased for adding to your collection to enjoy at a later date. $250 Cardinale Winery

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this assortment of candies. Eat or save for a special Easter basket. $40 The Sweet Spot - Barrington

5025.Best of Eataly Enjoy the best of Italian cuisine with this collection of items from the new Eataly Chicago. With everything from pasta to olive oil and pate to chocolates, make it an Italian celebration at home. $150 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas & Suzanne Oberdorf

5022.Cigar & Scotch Aficionado Basket Whether you have developed a taste for a wee dram and cigar or are a novice, this collection should tempt you. This well-appointed basket contains an Edradour ten year single malt. Edradour is world-renowned as the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland. Dating back to 1825, Edradour, stands alone as the last stronghold of handmade single malt whiskey from a farm distillery still in production today. The basket also includes Edradour Handmade Whisky Fudge, Davidoff Millennium Blend Assortment & Padron Series 1926 Sampler cigars, two Glencairn glasses, scotch rocks, a cigar journal, and a guide book of single malt scotch and whiskey.

5026.Traditional Pakastani Dinner for Six Enjoy a Pakastani dinner for six made by EA parent Aisha Khan. The menu will be tandoori naan, potato samosas, chicken biryanai (a rice-based dish cooked with aromatic spices), lamb curry, chicken tikka, and alloo palak (potatoes and spinach). Dishes can be made mild or spicy to your taste and accommodations can be made for vegetarians. Everything will be delivered to EA for pick-up at a mutually agreeable time for you to enjoy at home. Priceless Dr. Aisha Khan

$275 Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Maura Knight

5023.Ultimate Wine & Snack Basket A treasure trove of wine. Enjoy a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Pinot Noir, a Syrah, a Merlot, and a Chardonnay. Along with these wines are sweet and savory snacks such as smoked salmon, Sonoma Jack's garlic herb cheese spread, Godiva dark chocolate truffles, and Ghirardelli dark chocolate. Sit back, relax and enjoy. $150 Mr. & Mrs. George & Danielle Smiley

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5027. Fill Your Wine Cellar An appealing collection of wines that will be a splendid addition to your wine cellar. This package includes: Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley 2010), Allenda Rioja (Briones, Spain 2006), Chapellet Cultivation Red (Napa Valley 2011), Reasons Cabernet Sauvignon (Horse Heaven Hill, CA 2009), two bottles of La Storia Petit Sirah, Dom Perignon Champagne (France 2000), and a 1.5L Napa Valley Reserve Private "J" Label Cabernet (Screaming Eagle Terroir 2009). $565 Mrs. Dawn Anderson Allcroft '86 Mr. Rob Berry '86 & Mrs. Lara Liautaud Berry '86 Mr. Jimmy John Liautaud '82 Mr. Hugh Rider '86

5028.Dom Perignon Champagne Pop open a bottle of one of the world's premier champagnes. Enjoy this bottle of Dom Perignon from 2000. $200 Mr. Jimmy John Liautaud '82

5029.1.5 Liter Napa Valley Reserve Private "J" Label Cabernet Sauvignon A hearty and robust wine from the Screaming Eagle Terrior. Enjoy this 2009 vintage or store in your cellar for years to come. $200 Mr. Jimmy John Liautaud '82

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6000's - Home & Garden

6003.Davey Tree

6000.Weber Spirit Grill Perfect for backyard barbecues or for just hanging out with the family. Grill up some burgers and enjoy the summer. $400 Ace Hardware

A beautiful new 2 1/2" shade tree will be planted at your home. Guaranteed for 2 years, the tree must be planted in the Chicago Northwest suburbs in either Kane, McHenry, Lake, Cook, or Will County. Season of installation will be determined by species selected, availability of tree, and site location. $500 Davey Tree

6004.Gardener's Delight Think spring and flowers with this set perfect for the gardener. Includes a kit for irrigation watering of plants or flowers, two bags of Viola Tricolore "Helen Mount" violas, seeds, and a basket for toting your gardening tools. $59 Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn

6005.Town & Country Gardens

6001.Kountry Pet Resort Your special pet needs a special place to stay while you are on vacation. Kountry Pet Resort provides rooms for dogs and cats. Let your pet be pampered with one weekend of lodging, including playtime, and a basket of goodies. $200

Send someone you love flowers or just treat yourself. Valid at all five Town & Country locations including Elgin, Geneva, Bartlett, and their new location in Schaumburg. $150 Town & Country Gardens - Elgin

Kountry Pet Resort - Hampshire

6002.Mariani Landscaping Enjoy the Red Peacock Crabapple beautiful flowering tree that will bring many years of pleasure to your home or garden! It is an abundant flower and fruit tree that will reach up to 25'. Mariani will come to your home and install a 9 foot tree in the location of your choice. $650 Mariani Landscape - Lake Bluff

6006.Oral-B Toothbrush Basket Keep your pearly whites white with the Crest Oral B Smart Series 5000 Power Toothbrush kit with power toothbrush, 5 brushing modes, 4 power tip brushing heads, travel case, and charging station. $160 Hurley & Volk Orthodontics

Elgin Academy


6007.Take Care of Your Teeth

6010.For Your Home

Taking care of your oral health is easy with the Phillips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush and Phillips Sonicare AirFloss. This rechargeable power toothbrush offers Sonicare's best plaque removal and whitening system. The AirFloss features microburst technology that delivers air and water or mouth rinse to clean your mouth in just 60 seconds. For your convenience, DiamondClean includes a sleek charging glass and a USB charging travel case. $260 Fox Valley Endodontic Specialists

6008.Paper Merchant Gift Certificate The Paper Merchant in downtown Geneva is known for event and wedding invitations, unique gift wrap, boxed stationery, and a fabulous collection of greeting cards. Stop in and check out their beautiful selection of paper goods. $100 Paper Merchant - Geneva

Freshen up your decor for spring with two new accessories: a spun glass candle holder and a charming metal post-it holder from Mariposa. $55 Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn

6011. Rose Garden Square Display Quilt This warm and charming rose garden quilt in a combination of roses with green and brown accents has been machine-sewn and lovingly hand-finished with complimentary red and brown trim. The backing is an off-setting pink and purple polka-dot. A perfect topper for double or queen-sized beds, it measures 81" x 81" or 6'9" x 6'9". $300 The Buckner Family

6012. Books On Child Rearing Enjoy a collection of books on child-rearing including Back to Basics, Beyond the Rainbow Bridge, P.S. I Love You, Raising Compassionate Courageous Children in a Violent World, Reflections of a Peacemaker, and Sanctuaries of Childhood. $90 Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn

6013. Ceramic Pin

6009.Meditations for Women Enjoy a collection of books to inspire women including The Book of Myself, Meditations for Women who Do Too Much, Stone Soup for the World and The Intellectual Devotional. You can be even further inspired with the message on the included t-shirt - "Well-behaved women seldom make history".

This pin has a red poppy on a green background that would add a great pop of color to any outfit. Handmade by Mary Philpot, a Roycraft Artisan. $20 Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn

$77 Mr. Michael Simon & Ms. Nancy Sohn The Book Vine

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6014. Hammered Silver Necklace Hammered silver circles come together to make this fun necklace work with any casual outfit. $20 Anonymous

6018.Elgin Ornament -Elgin City Hall 1893 Honor Elgin's history with one of these limited edition, numbered ornaments that portray part of Elgin's story. This ornament depicts City Hall in 1893. Number 55/2500. $25 Mr. & Mrs. Alan & Sandy Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Steven & Marnie Kut Mr. & Mrs. George & Danielle Smiley Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Laurel Warren

6019. Elgin Ornament - Old Gail Borden Library 6015. Swarovski Lunar Moonlight Necklace A lovely necklace that has been inspired by nature. The crystals have been shaped to mirror water droplets that sparkle against a fine silver chain. $115 Mr. & Mrs. George & Danielle Smiley

$50 Mr. & Mrs. Alan & Sandy Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Steven & Marnie Kut Mr. & Mrs. George & Danielle Smiley Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Laurel Warren

6020.Elgin Ornament - Sherman Hospital 1888

6016. Swarovski Lunar Moonlight Earrings The perfect match to the Lunar Moonlight necklace. Add some shimmer and shine with these beautiful crystal earrings. $75 Mr. & Mrs. George & Danielle Smiley

6017. Jasper Heart Necklace Earthy yet elegant, this necklace features brown freshwater pearls and a gorgeous heart made of jasper. Perfect to dress up any casual outfit. $249 Bea K. Designs

Honor Elgin's history with one of these limited edition, numbered ornaments that portray part of Elgin's story. This ornament depicts the original Gail Borden library. Number 543/2500.

Honor Elgin's history with one of these limited edition, numbered ornaments that portray part of Elgin's story. This ornament depicts the original Sherman Hospital. Number 338/2500. $50 Mr. & Mrs. Alan & Sandy Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Steven & Marnie Kut Mr. & Mrs. George & Danielle Smiley Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Laurel Warren

6021. Elgin Ornament - Elgin National Watch Factory Honor Elgin's history with one of these limited edition, numbered ornaments that portray part of Elgin's story. This ornament depicts the watch factory. Number 8/2500. $25 Mr. & Mrs. Alan & Sandy Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Steven & Marnie Kut Mr. & Mrs. George & Danielle Smiley Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Laurel Warren

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6022.Elgin Ornament - Elgin Watch Company Observatory Honor Elgin's history with one of these limited edition, numbered ornaments that portray part of Elgin's story. This ornament depicts the Elgin Watch Company observatory built in 1940. Number 243/2500.

6026.Full Auto Detail Keep you car clean and shiny with a full auto detail. $129 J & R Auto Salon - Elgin

$50 Mr. & Mrs. Alan & Sandy Kirk Mr. & Mrs. Steven & Marnie Kut Mr. & Mrs. George & Danielle Smiley Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Laurel Warren

6023.Portrait Session at Lynn Tucker Creative Keep your family memories alive with one portrait session for a family, individual, or high school seniors. Up to 1 1/2 hours on location with up to 5 people. Minimum of 25 gallery images to select from with color and black and white image options. Includes one 8" x 10" print. Location must be within a 30 mile radius of St. Charles. $125 Lynn Tucker Creative

6027.Gilberts Mobil Keep your motor running. $100 Gilberts Mobil Mart - Gilberts

6028.Merlin's Oil Change Visit Merlin's in Algonquin for three oil changes and filters. Your car takes care of you by getting you where you need to go, why not return the favor? $90 Merlin 200,000 Mile Shop - Algonquin

6024.Marberry Cleaners - St. Charles

6029.Car Service from Brittain's

Keep you clothes neat and clean with this gift certificate from Marberry Cleaners. $50 Marberry Cleaners

Get done in a hurry. One stop shopping for an oil change and a car wash. $150 Brittain's Car Wash - Elgin Brittain's Express Oil & Lube - Elgin

6030.Koa Wood Razor Handle Shave in style with this handmade razor handle. It has been crafted from Hawaiian Koa wood which is known for its distinctive patterns and will hold a standard Mach 3 razor cartridge. $65 Mr. Kurt Kurlek

6025.Keratin Treatment Get the silky, shiny, smooth hair you have always wanted with this treatment. It infuses natural keratin right into the roots of your hair to reduce frizz and curl, even on color-treated hair. Get the hair you have dreamed of today. $225

6031. Black Ash Burl Rollerball Pen A large roller ball pen with a beautiful yet simple look. The size and styling shows off the black ash wood that is wrapped around the pen. $75 Mr. Kurt Kurlek

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6032.Cuisinart Premier Coffee Series Coffeemaker

6036.Family Holiday Card Photo Shoot

Fine brewed coffee any time of the day. This ten-cup coffee pot has 24-hour program capability and can be set for small one to four cup settings. Enjoy your favorite coffee right at home. $90 Mr. Thomas Dickinson & Ms. Debra Middleton

EA parent and resident photographer, Aisha Khan, will photograph you and your family for your holiday greeting card. Together, you will decide on a location and time to take these priceless photos. Don't miss out on this chance for these lovely photos. Priceless Memories Dr. Aisha Khan

6033.Nicras and Videre Ghostbirds Gwendolyn is an artist and author who is telling a story of birds and the adventures they pursue. This ceramic work is the first in a narrative series where the artist is experimenting with use of color glazes in her art. This work is a double-sided/double bird piece, where each side is exploring different color choices. This work will also be published in her next artbook. The piece is 11" x 8" x 8". Included in this package is an autographed copy of the artist's first Artbook "RODIG Artbook One". $950 Ms. Gwendolyn R. Rodig

6037.Custom Made Child's Costume EA parent and expert seamstress, Maria Masnato, will make a costume designed to fit your child. The occasion is up to you - Bio Tea for MS students, a Halloween costume for any age or the perfect little dress-up for the PS student. Priceless Mrs. Maria Masnato

6038.Framed Painting from the Dominican Republic A beautiful souvenir of the island. Enjoy this painting in your home. $125

6034.Lyric Opera Poster - La Traviata

Mr. John Weck II '73 & Mrs. Diane Weck

A lovely poster commemorating the Lyric's production of the Italian opera La Traviata. $25 Lyric Opera of Chicago

6035.SportsClips Get a quality haircut while watching the game on tv; what more could you ask for? Valid for three MVP haircuts at the St. Charles location. $60 SportsClips - St. Charles

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7000's - On Consignment

7004.Framed Corey Crawford Autographed Puck and Photo He shoots; he scores, with this autographed puck. $230 SportsGallery Woodfield

7000.Framed Evolution of the Logo - Mizzou EA is not the only school celebrating its 175th Anniversary. Cheer on a fellow long-standing educational institution with this beautifully framed collection of logos. $130 SportsGallery Woodfield

7005.Framed Autographed Andrew Shaw Photo The must-have photo of the 2013 Stanley Cup - Andrew Shaw holding the cup and showing off his wounded cheek. Autographed, framed, and ready to hang in your home. $230 SportsGallery Woodfield

7006.Framed Autographed Duncan Keith Jersey The perfect addition to your Blackhawks collection, this jersey is autographed and beautifully matted and framed for the perfect presentation. $500 SportsGallery Woodfield

7001. Framed Evolution of the Logo - Blackhawks Here come the Hawks, the mighty Blackhawks! Enjoy this compilation of logos spanning the team's history. $130 SportsGallery Woodfield

7002.Framed Fan Cave Sign - Elgin Academy Show your EA pride with this framed sign that proudly says you are a Hilltopper fan.

7007.Iridescent Labradorite with stand $80

SportsGallery Woodfield

$45 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

7003.Fenway 2013 World Series Panoramic Photo Celebrate the glory of a World Series win (maybe next year, Cubs fans) with a framed image of Fenway Park in 2013 after the Red Sox won the pennant. $200 SportsGallery Woodfield

This is a lovely mineral specimen in shades of blue from Iceland.

7008.Open Amethyst Geode Slice Sparkles of amethyst crystals in all shades of purple decorate this unique geode slice from Uruguay. $175 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

Elgin Academy


7009.Petrified Wood "End Cut" Own a unique slice of petrified wood from the Petrified Forest in Arizona. The piece is polished on the inside to show the unique patterns and rock-like structure, but the bark has been left on the outside to show its origins. Petrified wood is no longer obtainable from this location due to federal restrictions. When the existing supply is gone, its gone. $250 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

7013. Framed Large Green Stick Insect This female stick insect is from Indonesia and is also known as a Spiny Devil. It has been mounted to show its beautiful wings. $195 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

7014. Framed Large Mummified Bat This bat has been meticulously dried to reveal some skeletal structure, and the wing membrane has been removed to reveal the wing bones. A minimal amount of red color has been added to heighten the effect. This bat is the result of government controlled eradication projects in Indonesia and was not deliberately collected for this artwork. $325 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

7010. Polished Spiral Snail Shells A group of three snail shells from the Philippines. The outsides shimmer with blues and creams while the interiors are polished to reveal beautiful mother-of-pearl. $135 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

7015. Sterling Silver 1/2" Cuff Bracelet A simple yet attractive bangle designed by Charles Garnier. The silver finish has a glittery texture which gives the bracelet extra sparkle and shine. $255 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

7011. Framed Colorful Scarab Beetles A striking trio of iridescent beetles from Cameroon, Africa. $165 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

7012. Framed Large Black Scorpion A great conversation piece for any home or office from Cameroon, Africa. $145 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

7016. Sterling Silver Two-Tone Cuff Bracelet An elegant bangle in a fashionable rose gold finish designed by Charles Garnier. $375 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

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7017. Sterling Silver 3-Station Necklace A delicate 30" chain highlighted with three stations of embellishment in a two-tone silver and yellow gold finish. $180 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

7018. Sterling Silver Pendant with Tear-Drop Swarovski Crystal An attractive light green crystal that is checkerboard cut and has cubic zirconia trim hangs on a silver chain. $69 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

7019. Sterling Silver Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Cubes These unique earrings are composed of crystal clear cubes that are lozenge shaped and hung on shepherd's hook wire. $59 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

7020.Sterling Silver Pendant with Multi-Colored Swarovski Crystal Stones This pendant will add an exquisite bit of sparkle and shine to any casual or formal outfit. $99 D&M Perlman Fine Jewelry

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WE’VE WE’VE GOT GOT 270 270 YEARS YEARS BETWEEN BETWEEN US! US!

CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS,ELGIN ELGINACADEMY! ACADEMY! The Skok Family

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April 16th

Thank you Elgin Academy Faculty and Staff for 8 Great Years for Aaron and Us! Let’s all do what we can tonight to make sure Elgin Academy has a good start on making another 175 successful years!

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