Bidder's Bash

Join the Huron County Community Foundation for Bidder's Bash 2014! There will be live and silent auction items, raffles, and live entertainment. This is a great event with proceeds supporting the Foundation's operations budget. Come bid on everything from tool sets to jewelry and fishing trips to "staycations". Live auction items are described below, along with photo galleries of items on each silent auction table! The action starts Friday, October 24th at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for one, $35 for a couple, or buy a table of 8 for $100. We look forward to seeing you at Bidder's Bash! 

We would like to thank our major sponsor for this event, ITC, as well as our corporate sponsors, RES Americas, Northstar Bank and DTE Energy. 

We would like to thank our major sponsor for this event, ITC, as well as our corporate sponsors, RES Americas, Northstar Bank and DTE Energy. 


  • One week stay (March 7-14, 2015) at The Sheraton Vistana Resort, Orlando, FLA- 2 bedroom Villa, sleeps 8, less than one mile from Walt Disney World 
  • "Beer can" Pottery Roaster made and donated by Laurie Conger
  • Enjoy a 2 night Port Austin Staycay vacation with a 3-bedroom lakefront condo compliments of Sandcastles on the Beach, Jim and Stacey Roggenbuck, with Catering Connection meals courtsey of Ken Sosnoski.
  • Quarter of Beef Plus Processing donated by Dungstown Dairy and Parisville Dairy LLC
  • Framed and autographed Steve Yzerman Jersey donated by Lundy Financial Services
  • Great Lakes Fishing Trip for Four - Walleye donated by Allan and Susan Ward
  • Kelly Jo's Killer Karrot Kake made and donated by Kelly Jo Osentoski
  • Case International 340 Pedal Tractor with Trailer from Paul & Linda Elandt
  • Midnight Madness Bus Rental compliments of Thumb Cellular
  • Maui Jim Sunglasses donated by Scheurer  Family Vision Center
  • Pandora Bracelet donated by Thumb National Bank
  • Friends & Family Party - Let the Catering Connection customize and deliver a food extravaganza compliments of Mr. & Dr. Michael and Nancy Macchiarella



1. Thirty One Gift Tote w/ Bath Accessories$50Albert & Patty Wolschlager 

2. 2 Complimentary Tickets for Detroit Symphony Orchestra $100Detroit Symphony Orchestra Detroit Symphony Orchestra Voucher must be redeemed for tickets in person or by mail for the2014-2015 Season - November 2014 to February 6, 2015.

3. 2 - Three Piece Chicken Dinner to Biff's & Polka On T-Shirts$30Biff's Bowling Bar& Friends of KindeGift Certificate Expires 8/26/2015

4. Vera Bradley Hot Pad Set & Wallet Cash Donations &  Jeanne Eilers $80

5. Long Shot Lanes - Pin Down to Win Card and 365 Membership Card$70Long Shot Lanes 

6. Golf Package - 4 Rounds Golf plus Golf Accessories$150Verona Hills Golf Club & Pro Shop - Phillip Gornowich, PGAGolf Expires - 11/2015 Carts Not Included

7. Pasta House Gift Certificate$25Pasta House Expires 10/2/2015

8. Game Day -Four 2015 Lawn Tickets from Great Lakes Loons, Baseball Hats from Ordus Ford & 2 Camp Chairs from Ace Hardware $55   Hardware Loons Tickets - 2015 Season Only

9. McDonald's Food & Family Gift Card$50McDonalds Food & Family Center Expires 12/31/2015

10. Adapt-a-Ball 3 Ball Hitch Package$50PSA Inc. & GC Bad Axe Auto Supply $50

11. Two - $25 Bath & Body Works Gift Cards$50Huron Travel Agency  

12. Mosaic Bird Bath w/Stand$73Ace Hardware - The Gift Dept. 

13.  4 Extra Value Meals and 4 Dessert Coupons to McDonald's$40McDonalds Rest. of Bad Axe Expires Nov. 2015

14. Hand Made Quilt by Evelyn Stein$50Evelyn Stein 

15. Ashley Furniture Home Store Gift Certificate$50Ashley Furniture Home Store 

16. Wine Basket and Two Tickets to the Blue Star Mothers Wine Tasting$40Paul & Linda Elandt Wine Tasting Event is Nov. 19th

17. Al's Restaurant Gift Certificate$20Al's Restaurant Expires 9/24/15

18. 7 Pc. Food Storage Container Set$30East Huron TV & Appliance 

19. Farmer's Tavern Gift Certificate $25Farmer's Tavern 

20. Detroit Tigers Nike Hoody$75HCCF Cash Donations Size Large

21. Flint Institute of Music Tickets for Holiday Pops$50Flint Institute of  Music Shows are December 20 or December 21, 2014

22. 80 lb. Push Spreader$115Farmer's Co-Op 

23. 2 Year Corporate Membership to Rooster Ranch$250Rooster Ranch Expires 9/1/2016

24. Christmas Wreath$75Harbor Beach Comm. Hospital 

25. Ten One Day Pool Passes to Ameriway Inn & Suites$70Ameriway Inn Expires 12/30/2014


26. Pudding Shot Gift Basket $50Woman's Life Chapter 813 

27. 2 Season Subscriptions to Port Austin Community Players $80Port Austin Community Players 

28. Hunter Ceiling Fan $82Mortimer Lumber 

29. $50 Gift Certificate to McDonald's Food & Family $50McDonalds Food & FamilyExpires 12/31/13

30. Vera Bradley Purse $88HCCF Cash Donations 

31. Pie of the Month Gift Certificate $120Elias Brothers Restaurant Nov. 2013 to October 2014

32. Detroit Tigers Victor Martinez Autographed Photo $100Detroit Tigers 

33. Tech Training Gift Certificate - 1 Hour $60Revolution CaféCall or stop by the café to schedule your session.  Expires 10/1/2015

34. Wine Basket w/2 tickets to Rotary Wine Event $90 Bad Axe Rotary & cash donations

35. Date Night -Dinner for two at Smalleys and movie to Harbor Beach Theatre $70Thumb CellularIncludes dinner, movie and concessions.

36. 6 Month Single Membership - 24/7 Club Fitness $180Bad Axe Club FitnessExpires 10/24/2015

37. Bad Axe Fun - Holiday Inn Room; pizza at the Gathering Place $125Holiday Inn; Gathering PlaceHoliday Inn - redeemable only at Bad Axe Location-not available June - October & The Gathering Place - expires 10/24/2015

38. Tool Set $90Mega J Farms 

39. City Cleaners Gift Certificates $50City Cleaners Expires 12/31/2015

40. Sears Gift Card $50Sears 

41. Autographed Hockey Puck $50Detroit Red Wings 

42. Cooperative Elevator Gift Card $50Cooperative Elevator. Gift Card can be used for fuel, tires, oil changes, petroleum products or other services we provide.

43. Diller Photo Framed Barn Picture $125Diller Photo 

44. Lee's Landscaping Gift Certificate $100Lee's Landscaping 

45. Wooden Bowls by Dave Thuemmel $75Dave Thuemmel 

46.Two tickets to Flint Institute of Music for Nutcracker $50Flint Institute of Music Shows are Dec. 6 or Dec. 7, 2014

47. Thumb Home Real Video/Radio Shack Gift Card $50Thumb Home Real Video/Radio Shack 

48. Buckley Shoes Gift Card $100Buckley Shoes 

49. Fall Gift Basket $40Complete Computer Sign Shop 

50. Pasta House Gift Certificate$25 The Pasta House.  Expires 10/2/2015

50B. American Girl Porcelain Collector Doll $250 from Annette Goldkette.


51. Gas Card $50  from LeVillage Market 

52. Wine Basket $100 from The Village Qwik Stop 

53. Cooperative Elevator Gift Card $50 from Cooperative Elevator Gift Card can be used for fuel, tires, oil changes, petroleum products or other services we provide.

54. Christmas Wreath $75 from Jean Ferriby 

55. Ten One Day Pool Passes to Ameriway Inn & Suites $70 from Ameriway Inn Expires 12/30/2014

56. Multi-Vacuum and Mulcher $90 from Mega J. Farms Inc. 

57. Holiday Extravaganza - 2 tickets to Dec. 20th Show at 7 P.M.$50Midland Center for the Arts Expires 12/20/2014

58. Gift Basket w/Sonicare Electric Toothbrush and and assortment of oral hygiene products$150 from Dr. Robert K. VanDeVelde DDS & Dr. Ross R. Matheson DDS 

59. Franklin Inn Gift Certificate$50 from Franklin Inn Expires 9/22/2015

60. Wine Gift Basket$70 from Dizzy Daisy Winery 

61. Lottery Tree$50 from Woman's Life Chapter 813 

62. Dinner for Two to Rachel's and Movie at Bad Axe Theater w/Concessions$50 from Thumb Cellular 

63. Camp Chairs$40 from Harbor Beach Comm. Hospital 

64. City Cleaners Gift Certificates$50 from City Cleaners Expires 12/31/2015

65. Columbia His & Hers Outfits-$220 & $180, Mens Med. Women's L/XL Port Austin Kayak & Bike Rental  

66. Two tickets to Flint Institute of Music for the FSO Classical Concert Series$100Flint Institute of Music Expires 4/18/2015

67. Scrap Yarn Afghan$50 from Elrae Herp 

68. Wine Basket w/2 tickets to Rotary Wine Event$90 from Bad Axe Rotary 

69. Taste of The Thumb Travel Package-g/c to Chiller's, Peppermill, Pizza Hut, Rachel's, Smalley's, Revolution Café and Gas Card $170 VALUE from Chiller's; Peppermill, Pizza Hut, Rachel's Smalley's Revolution Café, and Ignash Petroleum.Revolution Café expires 10/1/2015; Peppermill expires 10/10/2015; Rachel's expires 10/4/2015 (no alcoholic bev.) 

70. Fiesta Basket $45 from Elrae Herp           

71. Pearl, Gray and Bronze Bracelet $60 from Mackenzie Jewelers 

72. Framed Elk Photo $135 from Dr. Timothy Straight 

73. Handmade Iron Fabrication $50 from Ironman Fabrications 

74. Canner - Thumb Hardware $93 

75. Haist Flowers Fresh Arrangement  $25

76.Smokehouse Pit-Style Ham 11lbs  $44 Al's Restaurant

77. GC Bad Axe Auto Supply $50