Gala 2016 Auction

Live Auction

101 Let’s Get Happy
Have something to celebrate or just looking forward to getting your friends together? Enjoy your own private Calamari’s Happy hour with 20 of your friends. Calamari’s is a great neighborhood place featuring locally grown ingredients and food made to order. With over 150 craft beers and a handcrafted cocktail menu, it’s the perfect place to spend your happy hour. Happy Hour package includes drinks and appetizers for 20.
Donor: Calamari’s
Value: A Happy Good Time

102 Relaxation in Chautauqua
Relax after a short drive to this lovely home within Chautauqua Institute. Enjoy an off-season weekend stay at this spacious 4 bedroom/ 3.5 bath home nestled on a semi-wooded lot with private covered porch allowing you to enjoy the serenity of the Institute neighborhood. Based on availability and must be used by 12/31/16. The home is located at 19 Oak Street. Please no pets and no smoking.
Donors:  Mike Chevalier and Marcy Haller
Value:  $500

103 Hot Dog! Hockey Fans
Cheer on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Consul Energy Center. Watch the action near the double Action Goal (Penguins will shoot in the goal the 1st and 3rd periods.) It you don’t get to enjoy a Smith’s Hot Dog at the game, enjoy one at home with your $100 Smith’s gift certificate. Smith’s – the Official Hot Dog of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Your choice of available home games for this remaining season or during the 2016-17 season. Penguins’ package is four tickets to one home game.
Donor: Smith Provision Company
Value: $550

104 Martinis, Makeovers & More
Enjoy a soothing spa party at Panache Salon and Spa. Relax in white cotton robes while indulging in delicious chocolates and Moët champagne, all served in the Panache French themed relaxation room. All four guests will have Signature Manicures and Pedicures and a choice of a relaxation massage or luxurious Panache Facial. A fantastic gathering for you and your three closest friends or family!
Donor: Panache Salon and Spa
Value: $650

105 Evil Weekend Getaway
Get away August 5th and 6th to the town of Ellicottville, New York for an EVIL weekend! This can be a girls’ weekend or even a couples retreat. Enjoy four-star accommodations at the Tamarack Club overlooking Holiday Valley’s 18 hole golf course. Condominium accommodates up to eight with two bedrooms, two queens and two pull out queen sofa-beds, two bathrooms, full kitchen and living/dining area. Fill your weekend with any number of activities – golf, shopping, hiking, mountain biking, the Sky-High ropes course or rejuvenate at Falling Waters Spa located in the Tamarack Club. Relax by the three outdoor pools and Cabana bar. DATE CANNOT BE CHANGED!
Donors: John and Barbara Weber
Value: $700

106 Treasure the Moments
Imagine your family spending a glorious evening at the charming and picturesque 21 Brix Winery in beautiful southern tier New York during the very peak of wine season. Tour the vineyards, delight in the splendid aroma of the harvest, while sipping on world-class wines. Feast on a sumptuous dinner and enjoy the scenic panorama of rich autumn foliage. Now imagine taking one more waltz in the vineyard and creating a stunning and beautiful portrait at sunset by one of the region’s best portrait artists, Paul Lorei. Capture the moment forever in a spectacular custom-designed wall portrait. Package includes:
(Maximum 15 people including children)
• Personalized Tour of 21 Brix Winery and Private World-Class Wine Tasting
• Private Gathering with Gourmet Food
• 1 Case of World-Class 21 Brix Wine (12 bottles) (Non-Alcoholic Beverages also available)
• 1 Hour – On Location Portrait Session in the Vineyard at Sunset
• Beautiful 30” Customized Framed Wall Portrait (includes all retouching, printing, mounting and framing)
Donor: 21 Brix/Lorei Portraits
Value: $2500

107 Lady Barbara Cruise for 15!
Enjoy a lovely evening on Presque Isle Bay and an Erie sunset while aboard the “Lady Barbara”, an 80-foot Power Lazzara yacht. Owners, Gary and Barbara Miller, will serve as host and hostess for your group of 15.
Donors: Gary and Barbara Miller
Value: A Lake Erie Memory

108 Graduation Package
Enjoy a worry free 2016 MPS graduation ceremony in comfort. No need rushing for downtown parking or arriving early just to save seats. With this package, your family will receive preferred front row seating at graduation, preferred parking within a block of the Warner Theatre and a photo package. This is a great convenience especially for the grandparents!
Donor: MPS
Value: Once in a lifetime

109 Big Sky Country
Enjoy eight days in Big Sky Country in southwest Montana with accommodations at the Shoshone Hotel Condominium complex at the foot of Lone Peak Mountain. This condominium features a living area with Murphy bed and sofa bed, kitchen area, bedroom w/king and two baths. Plus, pool, spa, health club, restaurants and shops are just outside your door. Come enjoy the great outdoors – fly-fishing on the famous Gallatin River where “A River Runs Through It” was filmed or view wildlife at Yellowstone National Park located 45 minutes south of Big Sky. Hike the majestic and serene Gallatin National Forest or enjoy local concerts and festivals. Accommodations available before October 1st, 2016, based on availability. (Minimum bid of $900)
Donors: Friends of MPS
Value: Incredibly Big!

110 Reserved Student Parking
A much sought after amenity at MPS! Parking is scarce so have the advantage of an assigned parking space for the 2016-17 school year. No need to rush every morning just to get a parking space. No worries about where to park for special events at school. Guarantee yourself a parking spot for next year by bidding on this item!
Donor: MPS
Value: Stress Free Mornings!

111 World Championship Golf – Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio
Watch the world’s top professional golfers up close and personal. Enjoy two Championship Club Books for the WEGC-Bridgestone Invitational played at Firestone Country Club. June 30th to July 3rd 2016. Each book contains one championship club ticket per day, Wednesday – Sunday. Use the pair of tickets for the whole tournament or share them with different friends or clients each day.
Donor: PGA Tour
Value: $1340

112 Visit the Old Savannah South
Need warm weather? Enjoy four nights and five days in Savannah, Georgia. With its pedestrian-friendly layout and innovative urban design, Savannah inspires visitors with its emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets and majestic architecture. Wander off the beaten path and experience the history and charm of this beloved coastal city. Accommodations, to be arranged with owners, are four nights (no holidays) and must be used by August 15. The Mercer Point Condominium on Whitmarsh Island sleeps five – 2BR/2B, (queen bed, queen futon and single bed) and is located in a gated community with pool tennis court, gym, clubhouse and billiards. It’s a great location; 10 minute drive to downtown historic Savannah City Market and Waterfront and Tybee Island. Buyer is responsible for closing and clean-up.
Donor: Brian Maslar and Kelly Erven Maslar ‘87
Value: $800

113 Wine and Limo Tour for party of 10. (4 HOUR TOUR)
Enjoy delicious local wine from the local wineries all in the comfort of your private limo. Take a ride through our region’s beautiful vineyards and stop at local wineries. End your trip with a stop at 6 Mile Cellars, a historic barn in a quaint vineyard setting located in Harborcreek. Delicious wine and appetizers will await you! This is a great escape with friends into Lake Erie Wine Country. Party is available Sundays now until September 30th, 2016.
Donor: Rupp Limousine & 6 Mile Cellars
Value: $550

Silent Auction

201 Wine on the Lake and at home!
Enjoy an afternoon at Wine on the Lake Saturday, April 2, 2016 plus six bottles of wine for you to enjoy at home, Napa Valley Chocolate Wine Sauce, a set of four Presque Isle/Erie Harbor Marble Coasters, 2 MPS stemless wine glasses, Romolo’s Dark Chocolate Hearts, Milk Chocolate Stars and MPS letters and other wine-themed items to really set the ambiance for enjoying your wine.
Donor: Mercyhurst Prep Alumni Association Board of Governors
Value: $300

202 When life gives you lemons – make Crema di Limoncello
Smooth, sweet, lemony and simply irresistible. Saluti! Tasting samples available to encourage your bid for this one-of-a-kind item.
Donor: Joy and Jeff Stempora
Value: You’ll be all puckered up!

203 Beautiful Skin
Relax, rejuvenate and renew at Erie’s first all-inclusive beauty and wellness destination. Package includes a private skin care consultation with a licensed esthetician, as well as a HydraFacial®, an eyebrow wax and $50 worth of enriching skin care products.
Donor: ReJuv
Value: $215

204 Ballpark Fun!
Get ready for baseball with this voucher for four reserved seats to the Erie Seawolves regular season beginning April 1st!
Donor: Erie Seawolves
Value: $36

205 Firebirds!
Enjoy your own bottle of Firebirds Cabernet at home; visit the restaurant and use your two $20 VIP vouchers.
Donor: Firebirds
Value: $66

206 Clearly, my words matter! Speech evaluation and eight speech therapy sessions
Does your child have difficulty transferring words and thoughts into speech? Here is an opportunity for a pediatric speech evaluation and eight speech therapy sessions by a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. Sessions are individual, with therapy in office. Eight language-based literacy sessions (improving language based skills for reading) may be substituted for speech therapy should the evaluation indicate that speech therapy is not warranted. Sessions are to be held during regular business hours and used by Sept 15, 2016.
Donor: Julie Haas, MA CCC-SLP Child language specialist, Speech pathologist
Value: $1500

207 Be Well
Want to start a habit of wellness? Get started with a six-month membership to LECOM Health and Wellness Center. The center provides an environment designed to focus on your total well-being. There is something for every wellness goal, from day-to-day health and fitness, to sports performance training and rehabilitation.
Donor: LECOM
Value: $372 ea. and no enrollment fee! (2 available)

208 “OAR”namental Memories
Remember days on the MPS Rowing team? Just think about the stories you can tell about the “Glory Days” at MPS when people ask about the oar. This MPS oar is a great gift for current or future rowers. This MPS Oar is definitely a conversation piece in any room or office!
Donor: MPS
Value: Priceless

209 Peek’n Peak Adventure Getaway
Peek’n Peak Resort is a four-season resort located in the foothills of Clymer, NY. Enjoy a getaway with overnight hotel accommodations, two three-Hour Aerial Adventure course passes. This treetop adventure consists of 69 obstacles in eight separate courses of varying difficulties. After your aerial adventure relax and rejuvenate by the indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub.
Donor: Scott Enterprises
Value: $450

210 Get Your Glow On!
Are you training for 5Ks like the Laker Glow race? You can benefit from this package that includes 5K conditioning with Karen Groshek, runner and MPS Glow Run Race Director. Also includes two entries to the Laker Glow 5k run on April 16, 2016. Don’t worry, train with Karen and you’ll be ready!
Donor: Karen Groshek and MPS
Value: $100

211 We can’t wait to spoil you!
Located in the Colony Plaza, SandCille Spa & Treatment Studio is dedicated to the specific needs of each client. Simply book a session with one of their professionals and let yourself be carried off to a world of peace, comfort and pleasure. SandCille uses full autoclave sterilization of implements and the most up-to-date Pipe Free Technology in their pedicure spas, exceeding all state guidelines for sanitation.
Donor: SandCille Spa & Treatment Studio
Value: (each item is available separately)
Spa Facial $65
Spa Pedicure $49
Gift Basket of Q Smart Spa body products in Guava Passion $48

212 Marked by Pride and Spirit
Show your MPS pride with these MPS logo items from the newly renovated MPS Spirit Store.
Donor: MPS
Value: $150

213 Perk Up!
Get your day started with a delicious cup of coffee from your new Keurig Machine. So easy – insert K cup, press the button and a full flavored cup of coffee is flowing within seconds. Make coffee to order and don’t waste the grounds brewing a whole pot! Keurig – it’s sure to perk up your morning!
Donor: Friend of MPS
Value: $125

214 PURE Heaven!
Treat yourself to a one hour massage at Pure Therapy Massage Studio. Release tension, comfort sore muscles and reset your energy level. Pure Therapy is surrounded by nature to bring you back to a balance of body, mind and spirit. You’ll find a quiet, comfortable haven away from all the stress and tension of daily life.
Donor: Pure Therapy Massage Studio
Value: $55

215 Get your Phil!
In existence for over 100 years, the Erie Philharmonic is comprised of 65+ world class musicians from around the region. Bid on ticket vouchers for a concert this season or during the 2016-17 season. Each voucher is good for two concert tickets.
Donor: Erie Philharmonic
Value: $80 each (2 available)

216 Make a Design Statement with Floral
Add a welcome and colorful design statement to your door or wall with this lovely floral wreath designed by the floral artists at Allburn Florist.
Donor: Allburn Florist
Value: $115

217 Play to Win!
Tonight, instead of playing to win, you have to bid to win! Bid on this lottery tree of tickets and get your chance to win instant jackpots. Who knows what it could be worth!
Donor: MPS Faculty and Administration
Value: Undetermined

218 Amo il cibo Italiano!
I love Italian food, especially at Colao’s, Erie’s authentic and fresh Italian restaurant located at 28th and Plum. Choose from the select menu featuring items such as Sicilian black mussels steamed with garlic, pasta carbonara, veal parmigiana and desserts such as lemoncello pound cake or fresh cannoli.
Donor: Colao’s Ristorante
Value: $100 (gift card)

219 LuLaRoe
Treat your legs to warmth and comfort this winter with these leggings from LuLaRoe. Designed by a single mom raising seven children, these are made for every women who strives for comfort, style and ease. Plus, a $50 gift card to add your own favorite thing.
Donor: LuLaRoe with LeighAnn
Value: $100

220 Borowicz Watercolor
Bring nature indoors with this original nature-themed watercolor by MPS art teacher Dr. Jamie Borowicz.
Donor: Dr. Jamie Borowicz
Value: $150

221 Nail it!
Take a moment for yourself and let Foxy Nails pamper you with a manicure and pedicure. Save the services for a special event or make any day special.
Donor: Foxy Nails
Value: $75

222 Erie Playhouse
Recognized as one of the 10 best community theatres in national competition, the Erie Playhouse boasts a spectacular season of provocative and diverse Mainstage plays and musicals, as well as an engaging roster of musicals for the young theatre-goer as part of their vital Youtheatre program. Come experience “memorable characters” and “memorable performances. This Erie Playhouse Choice Card is good for six admissions to mainstage productions, excluding special events.
Donor: Erie Playhouse
Value: $115

223 Essential Accessories
Accessorize your style with this beautiful jewelry from Sue Zimmerman Designs. The pendant and matching earrings were made with chainmaille technique. Accessorize your life with the soothing, healthy scent of JOY from Essential Oils and feel uplifted all day long.
Donor: Sue Zimmerman Designs
Value: $150

224 YOGA Erie!
Begin improving your general well-being with yoga classes at Yoga Erie. Enjoy the benefits of stress relief, improved circulation and metabolism. Yoga Erie has classes every day, from hot power yoga to basics of power, non-heated flow yoga, kids and prenatal. This gift card is good for 10 classes, good six months from your start date.
Donor: Yoga Erie
Value: $100

225 New You!
Looking for a stylist to give you a new look? Simplee Hair is a family-friendly hair salon located on East 38th Street. Simplee Hair offers haircutting, styling, waxing, perms, and more, in a warm, inviting, and relaxed atmosphere. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our seasoned stylists have what it takes to create the look you desire.
Donor: Simplee Hair
Value: $50

226 Pamper Yourself with Pink Cottage
All our body care products are handmade with all natural ingredients such as Goat Milk, Olive Oil, Coconut Milk, Dead Sea Mud, Sea Salt and fragranced with Essential Oils, fragrances and fragrance blends.
Donor: Pink Cottage
Value: $75

227 Outdoor Fun!
Make it a special day with a horse drawn sleigh or carriage ride at May Farms. Available for any occasion or just a fun outing with friends!
Donor: May Farms
Value: $100

228 Cheese & Crackers
A perfect combination to pair with your favorite wine. Includes a $20 gift card to Giant Eagle, slate cheeseboard, hot pepper jelly and more!
Donor: Geiger & Sons
Value: $55

229 Get Fit Basket
Charge up your workouts with new workout apparel, fitness book and gift card from Dicks Sporting goods.
Donor: Karen Groshek
Value:  $200

BUY-IT-NOW Silent Auction

Wine Grab by Paul Lorie Photography
Anticipating graduation photos? Been wanting to arrange that family portrait? Get a $500 portrait package for only $99. Plus, you could be the winner of a $2,000 portrait package! See the Portrait Package and Wine Grab display for more information
Donor: Paul Lorei Photography
Value: $99 per package (only twelve packages available!)