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Live Auction item update

December 4, 2011

New Live Auction items announced:

Fabulous yarn basket created by Mariann McCann

Raspberry plants from Elmore Roots (if it grows in Elmore, it’ll grow where you are).

Please note: Farm-Way rug has been moved from Live to Silent Auction


Silent Auction items (9 days ’til the Auction)

December 2, 2011

Okay…so we couldn’t give up on it totally. There will still be some silent items for you die-hard silent auction type fans.

Here is a partial list–

  • Tunbridge Glassworks vase (sorry, no picture–come to the Auction!)
  • Abby Tonks ceramic fruit bowl
  • Chelsea Animal Hospital gift certificate
  • Anichini coverlet and shams
  • Healing drum kit
  • “Penguin” painting by our own Ms. Katie (Runde)
  • Austrian blanket from Brambles
  • “Head, Heart, Hands” block print by Wellspring parent Tracy Gillespie
  • Hooked rug by Wellspring grandparent Gina Boyd
  • Birthday party/ tea party at the Three Bean Cafe
  • Choice of Dansko Clogs–Professional line from Strafford Saddlery
  • and more……

13 days until the Auction Gala

November 27, 2011

We hope that you can check out the Auction Gala, as the only way to participate is to be there. No catalog or remote bidding this year.

There will be many ways to have a chance to win fabulous items–the Live Auction & the Raffle Baskets, as well as a few select items to be raffled in the traditional silent fashion. The food is always delicious and  there will  be dancing to 2 Wellspring-connected bands–The Honey Bees and Nancy’s Problem.

We hope to see you at the Tunbridge Town Hall on December 10th!


Baskets, baskets….and more baskets

November 25, 2011

The “chance” raffle will be a fantastic basket raffle this year.  Ticket prices will be $5 ea, 5 for $20 OR 10 for $35. The more you buy the cheaper they are and the better your chances for winning. Here is a selection of the eclectic and beautiful baskets.

  • Four (4) different children’s baskets with something for almost every age. Toys, books, games, puzzles and much more.
  • Gourmet food baskets with locally made products and gift certificates
  • Tea basket, complete tea set with gourmet teas included
  • Mexican-themed food basket with locally made salsas, chips, tortilla press and more
  • Spa basket with decadent treats, bath oils and soaps, plush terrycloth robe and a Reiki massage!
  • Car care basket –tire change and balance, case of oil, wool socks, bungee cords, flashlight, book, gloves, etc…
  • Gardening basket to include tools, gloves, book, decorations, etc….
  • Holiday soup dinner basket—bowls, tablecloth, napkins, soup book and gift certificate


Live Auction items (thus far)

November 20, 2011

Here is the listing of Live Auction items thus far. More may be added so stay tuned.

1.  “Wonder-No-Dry”

A wall-mounted pine wood dishrack. Size: 36″x36″x12″ Designed to dry your dishes after hand washing. Made by Wellspring dad, Nate Kokernot.

2. Hand Hooked Wool Rug

2’2″x8′  Old fashioned runner sled on pale blue/gray background with red border. Donated by Farmway.

3. Load of Stapak

22 tons of stapak with an hour of round-trip trucking from the quarry in Braford to the delivery site. If it takes longer than an hour, the bearer of the certificate would be charged at the rate of $75.00 per hour of trucking. Donated by Martin’s Quarry in Bradford, VT and Jason and Kelly Fornwalt of Fornwalt Excavating.

4. Hand Forged Metal Grill

To be used over a campfire with hooks to hang a dutch oven. Made by Wellspring grandfather, Ben Tilden.

5. “Village View from Tunbridge Schoolhouse”

Framed print of the work created by Sabra Field for Wellspring!

6. Two Picnic Tables

Standard size, handmade by Wellspring father and son–Dave and Jack Sweet.

7. Hawk’s Nest

Two night stay at this unique lodge in the Western Mountains

8. The Vershire Riding School

Early bird week–June 19th-25th.

9. 2012 Organic Vegetable CSA

At the Wellspring Palthey family’s Tunbridge Hill farm.

10. Perennial Garden Landscape Design & Installation

This would include a site-visit and meeting with owner, a to-scale drawing of the proposed installation, perennial plants, delivery, and installation with Wellspring parent, Laurie Demrow. For a perennial bed approx. size: 10′ to 15′ square feet. Within 50 miles of Topsham, VT.



This year’s auction

November 11, 2011

All things change and such is also the case with the 16th annual Wellspring Auction. Perhaps you notice that for the first time the word “Silent” is not in our auction’s title. (Still in our blog address however as a nod to history but also because I cannot change it!) This year’s auction will still include food, fun, fellowship and music but proceeds will come from an expanded Live Auction (first tried last year), a chance (or ticket) raffle for baskets filled with useful and beautiful items and gift certificates, and of course from charges at the door.
Shortly, on these pages, will be a listing of Live items to be auctioned, as well as basket descriptions. Look also for a schedule of the evening, links to businesses who have donated, pictures of items and maybe even a menu.

The old Silent portion of the Auction will be reborn as an auction on e-bay. Details to follow.

And on we go, with many thanks to families, businesses and friends, old and new, who have supported us in this labor of love for our school for all these years.
On behalf of the Wellspring School Silent Auction Committee

Mark your calendars!

November 1, 0211

The  Wellspring School Live Auction & Chance Basket Raffle is set for Saturday, December 10th at the Tunbridge Town Hall  in Tunbridge, VT.