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Excitement builds with live auction items


April 27, 2017

Come one, come all – to the Odessa Healthcare Foundation’s 26th Annual Wine Tasting, Microbrew Sampling & Auction on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.  Next week, many incredible donations will be available in the live auction.  Here are just a few that may peak your interest:

From coast to coast

We are taking you from coast to coast this year, with several great travel packages.  First, back by popular demand, is the Helaman Beach House in Lincoln City, Ore., donated by OMNI Staffing Services. Plan your next three-night ocean getaway in this lovely beach home, which sleeps 14. This package can be used anytime of the year, based on availability. To find out more, visit:

Or, drive a couple hours east from Odessa and find yourself in Kellogg, Idaho. Winter, spring, summer or fall – Silver Mountain Resort has it all. This getaway, perfect for couples, families, or a group of friends, can be utilized anytime of the year, with a $250 gift certificate for lodging and/or the indoor water park. Then, visit the Crystal Gold Mine for a guided, underground tour of one of the first hard rock mines in the Silver Valley. And, venture a few miles down the road to nearby Wallace for a fantastic dinner at The Fainting Goat. Included in this package is a GoPro Hero 5 Session to capture all of your amazing adventures.  Explore the outdoors thanks to Leffel, Otis & Warwick, P.S. and Integra Imaging, P.S.

However, the hills of the east coast may be calling your name with this Vermont getaway, graciously provided by Rich & Brenda Ervin.  The Trapp Family Lodge is a beautiful, Austrian-inspired lodge nestled in the mountains above the quaint, picturesque town of Stowe, Vermont. Available September 9-16, 2017, this two bedroom, two bath condo sleeps six and has a full kitchen. Enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural activities, attractions, shopping, and family fun while you visit Vermont! Also, included is a $600 Alaska Airlines gift certificate.

Specialty food 

& beverage tools

Get your freezer ready!  This package will provide you with all the necessary tools for making sausage.  Complete with a four-gallon meat mixer and a Cabela’s Carnivore 1/2-hp grinder, these professional tools will get the job done. Also included are Bratwurst spice blends and casings for up to 25 pounds of meat, all provided by Barb Schlimmer.

Experience flavor from all over the world through the taste of whole bean coffee from:  Hawaii, Germany, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Sumatra, Kenya, Mexico, France, and Peru. Also included is a hand woven basket, made by Peru villagers, with everything you need to brew the perfect cup of coffee, which includes: a grinder, stainless steel coffee vault, a French press coffee brewing system, and a Delonghi combination coffee/espresso/cappuccino machine. All the appliances are black and stainless steel, which will compliment any kitchen or office décor, a perfect package provided by OMHC, Nursing, Activities and Social Services.

Amazing activities

Grab your girlfriends and go! Six lucky ladies will escape for a night in Spokane. First, work together to escape a locked room, while solving a real life puzzle adventure game at the ever popular ESCAPE! Then, head out to Northern Quest Casino and enjoy dinner at Masselow’s, an overnight stay and a spa treatment at LaRive thanks to Parker, Smith & Feek and ESCAPE!

Another amazing experience, provided by the Grange Supply Co. of Odessa and Dingus, Zarecor & Associates, is the chance to see the Soul2Soul World Tour with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill up close and personal. On Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Spokane Arena, four people will watch this dynamic duo perform with floor seats in Section 3, Row Y, Seats 33-36. Also included is a $300 gift certificate to The Davenport Grand Hotel to use for lodging and/or dining.

Or choose to celebrate with the Mariners! Four lucky people will stay overnight at the Crown Plaza Hotel in downtown Seattle on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Then on Sunday, be one of the first 45,000 fans to receive an Edgar Martinez replica jersey as the Seattle Mariners host the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. Enjoy the game with an excellent view in Section 139, Row 21, Seats 9-12. A prepaid parking pass at nearby CenturyLink Field is also included in this package, provided by Odessa Drug and Covery’s.

Also, is the chance to sail away and savor the moment, with this great activity provided by AgVentures NW LLC, Adam and Sara Dirks, and Neil and Lecia Fink.  Four people will enjoy a sunset cruise and experience Savor Idaho North on Lake Coeur d’Alene on August 10, 2017. Sample Idaho wines and savory appetizers and listen to great music by Douglas Cameron.  Each guest will receive a commemorative wine glass. Cap the night off with a luxurious stay at The Coeur d’Alene Resort.

We don’t want to give away all the fabulous items that will be available at the live auction. So, make sure to mark your calendar for Friday, May 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $20 at Odessa Drug, Odessa Memorial Hospital or by calling Danielle Scrupps at 509-988-3362.


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