Green Gala Ticket (1 per guest)

2017 Green Gala Silent Auction Items

 The Gasparilla Inn Golf Club.  A round of golf, including cart rental, for four at the historic Gasparilla Inn.  Lunch at The Golf Club Gazebo is included.  April 16 to July 5, 2017, Sun-Thurs (no holidays).   Donated by The Gasparilla Inn.

Coral Creek Club Golf.  18 holes of golf for four, including carts at the beautiful Coral Creek Club.  Lunch in the dining room overlooking the 18th green.  Play is subject to restrictions.  A forecaddie is required if available.  May 1 to November 15, 2017. Donated by the Coral Creek Club. Lunch is donated by Krista Potthast-Haynes. Value:  $800.

Lemon Bay Golf Club.  An afternoon of 18 holes of golf for four at this Audubon Society protected golf course, including carts.  Lunch is included in their beautiful new clubhouse.  After 12 pm play only.  Valid until December 31, 2017.  Holidays excluded. Donated by Lemon Bay Golf Club. Lunch is donated by Nancy and Bill Whitney. Value:  $700

Palm Island Resort Get Away.  This certificate includes a 3 day, 2 night stay in a Palm Island Resort one bedroom deluxe island accommodation; complimentary transit and/from the island and mainland with Palm Island Transit Co;  a $50 credit at Rum Bay Restaurant; use of a 4 passenger golf cart during your stay and a ½ day kayak rental for 2.   Valid April 18, 2017 through November 15, 2017.      Not valid during holidays; subject to availability. Donated by Dean Beckstead and the Palm Island Resort. Value:  $1000

Photographic Images Location Photo Session and one 11x14 watercolor portrait by Master Photographer, Heidemarie J. Burke.  Have your memories preserved beautifully with this special auction item.  Expires 1 yr from purchase. Donated by Heidemarie J. Burke. Value:  $515

Dinner at the Fabulous Pass Club.  This package includes dinner for four at the beautiful Boca Bay Pass Club and a $100 gift certificate toward wine/cocktails.

Donated by the Boca Bay Pass Club. Certificate donated by Nancy and Bill Whitney. Value:  $350

Lithograph of the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse by renowned Nantucket artist, Eric Holch.  Spectacular rendering of our wonderful Port Boca Grande Lighthouse in full patriotic style.  Measures 24” x 30” in a beautiful frame by Smart Gallery. Donated by Eric Holch and the Smart Gallery. Value:  $500

A Total Southwest Florida Flyrod Package:  Two Redington Predator Flyrods, a 9’, 4 piece, 9 weight rod, perfect for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Jacks; and a 9’ 4 piece, 11 weight rod, perfect for Florida Tarpon fishing.  A fisherman’s dream. Donated by Dave Ferrie. Value:  $600

½ day of Fishing with Capt.Tommy Locke:  This item includes a ½ day of Back Bay fishing, Fly and Light tackle.  Trip expires 1 yr. from purchase and is to be booked upon guide’s availability. Donated by Capt. Tommy Locke. Value:  $450

½ day of Fishing with Capt. _TBA_:  This package includes a ½ day of Back Bay fishing, fly and light tackle.  Trip expires 1 yr. from purchase and is to be booked upon guide’s availability. Donated by Capt. Value:  $450

½ day of fishing with Capt. _TBA_:  This item includes a ½ day of Back Bay fishing, fly and light tackle.  Trip expires 1 yr. from purchase and is to be booked upon guide’s availability. Donated by Capt.   Value:  $450

Useppa Island Get-Away  3 day, 2 night stay at the historic Collier Inn, round trip transportation from Useppa Island for 2 adults and complimentary parking at Bokeelia Short Port.  Expires March 20, 2018. Donated by The Collier Inn at the Useppa Island Club. Value:  $1000

A Lazy Summer Week in Michigan – Stay for a full week in an authentic fisherman’s cottage built in 1870.  Recently renovated 2 story cottage has 3 bedrooms, two baths, a large kitchen, a dining room overlooking the water, TV room (Wifi/cable), living room, laundry room and two decks on the water.  Situated where Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron meet, the enclave is called Point Lookout.  Tennis courts ½ block away and a beautiful golf course within 1 mi.  You can even see a Lighthouse in the distance! Bonus:  a sunset cocktail cruise aboard the good ship “City Girl”.  Available in June, 2017 or a mutually agreeable time, summer/fall of 2017.  Point Lookout is 1 hr. north of Saginaw, 1 ½ hrs. from Flint and 2 ½ hrs. from Detroit airports. Donated by Lynda and Jim Grant. Value:  $2500   (Minimum $1000)

Don Pedro State Park Guided Kayak and Walking Tour.  Two of BIPS’ wonderful volunteers will guide your party of 6 on an ECO guided tour of the estuary and mangrove islands of southwest Florida, beginning at the Don Pedro State Park land base, kayaking with your guides to the island where you will walk the wonderful natural paths seeing amazing sea creatures and plant life.  A brown bag lunch will be provided.  Mutually agreeable date:  expires 1 yr. from purchase. Donated by BIPS. Value:  $450

A Special Tour of Cayo Costa Island – Unique and seldom offered, this item includes a Cayo Costa customized tour for 4 guests around the island by a Park Ranger with a picnic lunch from the Gaparilla Inn.  The trip provides boat transportation from Boca Grande and an island tour by golf cart or bicycle.  To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.  Trip expires one year from purchase. Donated by the Florida Parks Service and BIPS. Value:  Priceless

Moonstone Bracelet and Earrings – This easy to wear 7-8” bracelet features 3 stones of Rainbow Moonstones flanked at either end by 2 pear-shaped blue topaz stones.  The bracelet is set in 925 silver.  Also part of this auction is a coordinating pair of Moonstone earrings set in sterling silver. Donated by Lynda and Jim Grant Value:  $200

Sea Turtle Pin – Beautiful 18K yellow gold sea turtle pin with genuine Turquoise and Ruby accents. Donated by Shelley Hullar. Value:  $850

Beautiful Statement Bracelet – Watch your wrist sparkle as never before with this lovely 925 sterling silver bracelet with 19 faceted pale blue Tanzanite Quartz stones set in bezels;  7-8” in length. Donated by Lynda and Jim Grant. Value $270/Value:  $900.

Wonderful Fishing Pole Pin – This is a unique 14K yellow gold pin with bamboo style fishing pole and articulated fish with a sapphire eye.  Donated by Shelley Hullar.

Colorful Silver and Stone Bracelet - Take home this unique and colorful bracelet set in 925 sterling silver.  This piece features 21 bezel set stones of striking Rainbow Calsilica Jasper. Donated by Lynda and Jim Grant. Value:  $200

Family Fixin’s for BBQ – Hold your own BBQ right at home with everything you need to feed 8+ family and friends!  Famous North Carolina Kings BBQ “Meat Lovers Special” will be delivered right to your door; 4 racks of ribs, 3 lbs. hand-chopped pork BBQ, Brunswick Stew, hushpuppies and delicious BBQ sauce.  Then enjoy 100 of the Greatest Western movies, a dozen family puzzles, lemonade, beef jerky, nuts and treats for the whole family.  Fun for all! Donated by Pat and John Rice. Value $350

Boca Grande Sunset Cruise aboard the MOONRAKER This is a unique opportunity for up to 6 people to cruise on the vessel Moonraker, built locally by the Knight Brothers, located where The Inn Marina now stands.  The Moonraker is 52 yrs old and was used as a charter boat and rescue vessel in the area.  This 2 ½ hr. cruise, captained by Johns Knight whose ancestors settled here in the 1840’s, includes navigating the Boca Grande Bayou to the northern entrance to Boca Grande.  Enjoy refreshments while crossing the Intracoastal, the Boca Grande Pass, and taking in the majestic view of our Port Boca Grande Lighthouse. Donated by Johns Knight and Krista Potthast-Haynes of Michael Saunders & Co. Realtors – Boca Grande. Value:  $450.00

Party Cruise for 30 Aboard the Tropic-Star – This item offers a unique opportunity to party with 30 of your fun-loving friends aboard the wonderful Tropic Star ferryboat.  Your 2 hour cruise can be coordinated with the Tropic Star Captain at a mutually agreeable time/date.  This trip expires one year from date of purchase. Donated by Vince Tapager and Tropic  Star Cruises. Value:  $750

Cruise aboard the Boca Babe:  The Boca Babe will host a beautiful day of boating to the Tarpon Lodge with Larry Hannah acting as Captain.  Included will be lunch for 4 (no alcohol) and a cruise through the Barrier Islands on return to Boca Grande. Donated by the Hannahs, Hustedts and Rices. Value:  $450

Exclusive Opportunity to Cruise on a beautiful Hinckley Picnic Boat:  This is your rare opportunity to take a 2 hr. cruise aboard the luxury Hinckley Picnic Boat.  This prestigious yacht will be captained and you can choose morning or afternoon to cruise with a maximum of 6 people.  What a lovely way to go! Donated by Barton & Gray Mariners Club. Value:  $3500

Exclusive Gathering at the Port Boca Grade Lighthouse/Museum:  Invite up to 30 special guests to this amazing venue for a 2-hour event to watch the sunset from the wrap around deck of our historic lighthouse.  A docent will be available to guide you and your guests through our popular museum and discuss the incredible history of the Lighthouse.  You are welcome to customize your party with food and beverage in any way you choose (BYO).  This is an exclusive opportunity to entertain at this very special place with the best view on the whole island. Donated by BIPS. Value:  $1500

Watercolor painting by artist Jo Beck:  This beautiful painting of a lovely beach home with surrounding landscaping measures 54” by 42” and is matted and framed.  The artist, Jo Beck is a native of Indiana.  She has taught watercolor workshops in Texas, Georgia and Florida and has exhibited in these states.  She now lives in Texas and has a gallery and studio on the family ranch. Donated by Pam and Larry Hannah. Value:  $1600

Whidden’s Marina giclee by Winnie Smart:    A wonderful limited edition giclee by popular local artist, Winnie Smart featuring historic Whidden’s Marina.  This print is matted and framed and measures 36’ x 45”.  The print itself is 27” x 20”.   A great addition to any Boca Grande home! Value:  $1000. Donated by Liz and John Parish.

1.5 Bottle of Coveted 2003 Hewitt Rutherford Cabernet:  Here is your opportunity to sample this hard to find Estate Grown, Napa Valley, Hewitt Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Included in this auction item are two hand-painted wine goblets. Donated by Mary Anne Hooker. Value:  $200

Red Wagon filled with Liquor/Wine/Etc.: A veritable treasure trove of special wines, liquors and Port Boca Grande Lighthouse signature items assembled by the BIPS Board of Directors for your enjoyment.  Take your winnings home in your wonderful collapsible red wagon – suitable for transporting everything from this entertaining auction item to grandchildren! Donated by the BIPS Board.  Value:  $1000 

Ranger for a Day: Two Park Rangers will donate four hours to complete your ‘honey-do’List!  Handyman work, yard work, change your oil, scrub your boat, paint your garage, wash your windows  or give you a private tour of any of our parks, you name it!  Ranger Chad and Ranger Bill will put their muscle to work for you.  Call Ranger Chad at 964-0375 to schedule a mutually agreeable day. Donated by Ranger Chad Lach and Ranger Bill Nash. Value: Priceless

Capt. Mike Reark and Capt. Gary Peeples Everglades City Fishing Trip – 2 days, 2 nights for Two: Two days and two evenings back bay out of Chokoloskee Island, fly and light tackle for 2 people.  These South Florida natives will show you what Florida looked like when it was discovered.  Their outpost for the trip is in the heart of the Florida Everglades and some of the last virgin lands in the State of Florida.  You will fish the waters Native Americans discovered – and still live in.  This is truly a ‘bucket list’ kind of trip!   Accommodations for this trip are included.  Trip expires 1 year from purchase and must be booked upon Guide’s availability.  Holidays excluded. Donated by Capt. Mike Reark and Capt. Gary Peeples. Value:  $3500

Captain Nat Italiano:  Half Tide Evening Tarpon Fishing: Much sought-after islander and expert tarpon fisherman, this is a truly exclusive opportunity.  Nat Italiano will take up to 6 lucky fisher-people for a memorable evening of tarpon fishing. No longer for hire as a guide, this is the only way to have the ultimate experience of fishing with Capt. Nat.  Be ready for a fabulous fun-filled trip with this enigmatic captain! The trip expires one year from purchase and must be booked upon Guide’s availability. Holidays excluded. Donated by Capt. Nat Italiano. Value:  $1200                                                   

Incredible Private Villa in Puerta Vallarta – Casa Do Re Mi: Four sun-filled days and five balmy nights at the amazing Casa Do Re Mi just moments from Puerta Vallarta.   There are 3 large, air-conditioned bedrooms each with their own beautifully tiled, double-sink bathroom and special patio with spectacular views of the ocean.  The bedrooms can all be converted from King to twin beds.  There is high speed Wifi, XM Radio and iPod connection for sound throughout the villa, DVD library, free telephone calls to USA and Canada and a security system.  The heated swimming pool features a large pool deck with a thatched palapa for outside dining and separate bath.   The staff prepares two delicious meals daily and the houseman maintains the villa,  serves breakfast and dinner daily, shops for groceries  AND makes ‘incredible margaritas’.  Casa Do Re Mi is perfect for children of all ages.  The beautiful Conchas Chinas Beach is nearby.  There are several top rated golf courses near the area and spectacular deep sea fishing.  The Casa Do Re Mi is an authentic, rustic and totally charming Mexican villa that will make for a truly memorable vacation! Must be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time. Donated by Barb and Bob Sypult. Value:  $5,000          

Original Oil Painting by Del-Bouree Bach: This beautiful painting is called “Steaming Home” and features a fishing boat ‘steaming ‘ it’s way home at the north end of Gasparilla Island Pass.  The painting measures 13 x 15. Contemporary realist, Del-Bouree Bach, has just been awarded Master Status and is the first acrylic Master Painter.  He has received almost 2 dozen awards for his paintings. His exquisite paintings are incredibly popular on the island for their depth of detail and grasp of incredible beauty. Donated by Del-Bouree Bach. The Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande. Value:  $4000

A Once in a Lifetime: Be the first to entertain your friends at the newly refurbished Gasparilla Island Lighthouse.  You and 24 of your favorite friends will enjoy a 2-hour party to toast the sunset and will get to see firsthand the amazing renovated Lighthouse, its’ beautiful surrounding patio, sea shell nature walkway and plantings. The highlight of this item will be an exclusive opportunity to climb the staircase to the top of the Lighthouse and be rewarded with a breathtaking view.  Champagne and wine, light appetizers and music enhance this incredibly memorable experience.  All to benefit our 5 parks and to continue the valuable educational programs of BIPS. To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date between November, 2017 and April 2018. Donated by the Barrier Island Parks Society. Donated by Terry Seitz and TBA. Value :  Priceless




                                                                      Please give to BIPS to further our mission with your gift.

 “Thank you for helping provide funds to support our beautiful parks! If you haven’t found that perfect auction item and would like to contribute       to BIPS - this is your opportunity!  Please add your support for our five beautiful parks, the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Museum and our wonderful education programs for children of all ages!” -- The Barrier Island Parks Society








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Green Gala Ticket (1 per guest)

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