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SHINE UP THOSE BOOTS & GET READY FOR A PAW STOMPIN’ GOOD TIME! 

 

Our 2018 Menagerie is going Honky Tonk and is sure to be an evening full of fun and surprises – all in support of the animals! We will continue our tradition of Live and Silent Auctions that offer sought-after items and unique experiences, as well as a 50/50 raffle. 

In addition to the auctions, you will enjoy a delicious dinner, some Honky Tonk fun, and live music by Hot Pickin’ Party to kick your heals to! This is your chance to escape the winter doldrums, don your best country-western attire, and join us to support the animals! 

 

MENAGERIE 2018 

– A look at the night of Honky Tonk fun:

 

FEATURED AUCTION ITEMS


 

HAMILTON – NYC LIVE ON BROADWAY

Go back to the era of the Founding Fathers with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s inventive Tony-winning musical, winner of 11 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, Hamilton. This live auction package includes two (2) Row C center orchestra seats to Broadway’s Hamilton on Wednesday, July 11 (8:00pm show), and an overnight in a king suite at the luxurious Algonquin near Times Square. 

 

FERRO JEWELERS STUNNING 18k WHITE GOLD DIAMOND CLUSTER EARRINGS  

 

Donated by Ferro Jewelers in Stowe, VT, you cannot go wrong with these irresistible studs featuring 0.67tcw SI clarity diamonds.

With approximately 0.20ct center stones, this pair is perfect for everyday wear or even for an evening look. Take this gorgeous showstopper home and keep sparkling all season long!

Value: $2,500.00.

 

 

A WEEK-LONG STAY AT “CASA HEAVENLY”

 

         

 

This gated villa, aptly named “Casa Heavenly” in Acapulco, Mexico can accommodate up to ten guests and is equipped with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two swimming pools, internet access, a home theater and 4 full time staff members who will cater to your every need. Whether you enjoy relaxing by the pool with a margarita or a night out around town, this luxury villa has it all!
Value: $14,000

 

CRAIG MOONEY “WINTER MOUNTAIN SUNRISE” 40″x40″ oil on canvas

 

About the artist: Craig Mooney makes paintings of dramatic moments and heightened emotionality that are known for being expansive and expressive. Though a representational painter, the artist incorporates a myriad of abstract qualities throughout his paintings. In his figurative work, Mooney romanticizes his subjects and presents them in an atmospheric lens that is best described as dreamlike. His paintings appear to be capturing a moment suspended in time. While his work feels familiar, it is not specific. Rather it is, on a very basic level, symbolism of what could have been, has been or will be.  Value $6,500.

 

LAKE CHAMPLAIN FISHING OUTING & CAPTAIN’S BBQ       

This all-day fishing outing on Lake Champlain with Bobby Roberts will
include a Captain’s Barbecue. Value: $1,200.

 

 

 

U2 CONCERT PACKAGE (BOSTON):

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy 2 incredible seats (Row 15) to see U2 live at TD Garden in Boston for their Experience & Innocence Tour.  Concert is Friday, June 22, 2018.Package includes a one-night stay at the Boston Park Hotel in a studio suite with breakfast for 2. Parking not included. Value: $1,200.

 
 
An afternoon of fishing, swimming and hiking with dinner for 10 to complete the day. Must be used during the 2018 season on a mutually convenient date.
Value: priceless
 
 
 
 

A NIGHT IN ITALY (without leaving Stowe)

 

   

 

Donated by Bill and Charla Davis, this unique treat can accommodate up to 6 guests. Begin your adventure with appetizers and wine tasting in a beautiful car barn, surrounded by collectible European cars. Next, experience Italian engineering magnificence with a ride in a Ferrari. Complete the evening with a dinner paired with excellent Italian wines. Dine in indoor elegance or al fresco (weather permitting). The will be expertly prepared by Executive Chef Tony Anderson.

Value: priceless (* To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date between June and October 2018.) 

 

JACKSON HOLE SKI GET-A-WAY

 

 Adventure awaits in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! Enjoy luxurious accommodations and four days of world-class skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This package for two includes a 4-night stay in deluxe accommodations and breakfast each morning at the beautiful Spring Creek Ranch and eight (8) full-day lift tickets at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Accommodations are valid March 1, 2018 thru March 31, 2019 (not valid July 1, 2018 thru August 31, 2018; Christmas Eve/Day through New Year’s Eve 2018, President’s Day weekend). Value: $2,800

 

 

SEINFELD IN BOSTON

 

Calling all Seinfeld fans! This is your chance to get two tickets to see Seinfeld live in Boston at the Wang Theater on Friday, April 13th (7pm show). The show is SOLD OUT. Also, enjoy a one-night stay in a deluxe room at the Intercontinental in downtown Boston. Value: $850
 
 
 

 

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:


 

 

Top Dog:

Winston & Sweet Pea

Best in Show: 

Bandit & Mugsy
Kit Lender

                   

 

 

 

 

 

Pick of the Litter:

AJ’s Ski & Sports
Alchemist Brewery
Anonymous
Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate
Concept2
Darn Tough Vermont
Guy’s Farm & Yard
H.A. Manosh
Horsley Lajoie Goldfine
Idletyme Brewing Company
Invisible Fence Company
New England Landmark Realty Ltd.
Sterling Mountain Water Systems, Inc.
Stowe Kennel Care
Stowe Mountain Resort

Cat’s Pajamas:


Dr. Robert & Barbara Bauman; Bourne’s Energy; Dave Couch Signs; Dogs Etc.; Donald P. Blake Jr., Inc; Gould Corp; Green Mountain Inn; Lamoile Lock and Key; Maplefields; North Country Federal Credit Union; Pet Food Warehouse; Sam Scofield, Architect, AIA; Sequist Animal Hospital; Steel Construction, Inc.; Stowe Family Dentistry; T.S. Peck Insurance; The Bagel; Union Bank; Yankee Home Solutions.

 

ENTERTAINMENT BROUGHT TO YOU BY:


 

Music by The Hot Pickin’ Party: 

 

 The Hot Pickin’ Party is a band a long time in the making. A regional super-group of sorts, the band brings together some of Vermont’s most talented musicians. Drawing from a deep well of experience, the band showcases the strengths of each great musician as well as the collective energy of such a collaboration. Their material is fresh yet familiar, along with many great surprises. The common thread running throughout the music is instrumental mastery, high-caliber vocals, and consistent, high-quality performances.

 

GUS THE MECHANICAL BULL: 

 

What Honky Tonk party is complete without a bull ride?

Gus the bull is New England’s wildest mechanical bull. With every ride on Gus you are guaranteed the craziest ride of your life. The bull is completely safe to ride and it is very unlikely that anyone can get hurt. 

See how long you can go or challenge your friends…whether this is your first rodeo or not, kick off your boots and get ready to giddy up!