Noche de Colores Live Auction Items 2015

 

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Noche de Colores Live Auction Items

Bottle of Premium Guatemalan Rum. Ron Zacapa Centenario is a popular premium rum produced in Guatemala. Zacapa was created in 1976 to celebrate the centenary of the town of Zacapa, in eastern Guatemala. The company claims that part of their success lies in the fact that barrels are stored 2,300 meters above sea level in an aging facility situated below the upper slopes of the mountains and volcanoes of Guatemala, where the temperature is an average of 62°F. The rum has won awards from various international competitions and is the first rum to be included in the International Rum Festival’s Hall of Fame.

Grand Superior Lodge, Two Harbors, MN. Superior Lodge on Lake Superior is 3 hours from St. Paul and is the perfect all-season getaway destination. Enjoy three nights and four days at a luxurious authentic log resort, which hugs the shore of this inland sea. The cabin has 4 individual units and sleeps 10 people, however if you need more space you can contact the resort directly for additional reservations. Each unit has a Jacuzzi, fireplace, full kitchen or kitchenette, and spectacular views of Lake Superior. It is classic “Northern Minnesota” in its north woods location and the cabin surrounds you in a charmingly warm, north woods décor. Use all four units in one stay, or use one unit over the course of four stays! Enjoy year-round activities such as biking, golfing, cross-country skiing, or hiking through the state parks and trails. You can also relax next to the stone fireplace, get a massage, or take advantage of the pool, hot tub, and sauna. We want to thank Jay Mutschler for this donation.

Authentic Guatemalan Dinner for 10, with Shari and Tom Blindt. Amalia will delight you and your guests in your home with a small plate and wine paring experience featuring Guatemalan, Spanish, and other Latin dishes which will be crafted right before your eyes. Common Hope Executive Director, Shari Blindt, and her husband Tom will join you for this decadent evening. During the sip and eat events, Amalia will share healthy cooking techniques and tips, and will discuss the culture behind the cuisine as well as the recipes. The package includes one signed copy for the host of Amalia’s cookbook, Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen. The book is a bestseller and is the winner of nine international awards.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Vacation Home. Enjoy 7 nights and 8 days in beautiful St. Croix. Take in a panoramic view of the Caribbean while you are sitting poolside at a private home fully furnished with all the amenities, including housekeeping service. The 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa has a main house and a furnished guesthouse. It is located in a very private area and is only two minutes from the beach where snorkeling, SCUBA diving, kayaking, golf, tennis, horseback riding and nature hikes are easily scheduled. A special thank you to Zada and Brian Clark for this donation.

That Cooking School Guatemalan Cooking Class. Join us for a night of Guatemala fun in the kitchen at THAT Cooking School – learn to make chuchitos, a small Guatemalan tamale wrapped in banana leaves, followed by the amazing sauces that Chef Venicio makes for our visitors in Antigua. Grab a glass of sangria, put on your chef’s apron, and sharpen your knife skills as Chef Bill Neimer leads you through the creation of your meal. Afterwards, stay and enjoy what you’ve created! The cooking class can accommodate 16 students, and includes all food ingredients, recipes and flowing beverages.

VIP Antigua Tour. Your customized excursion to Guatemala will include five nights at a beautiful hotel in Antigua, dining at some of the city’s finest restaurants, and ground transportation to and from the airport. Activities include a behind-the-scenes tour of Common Hope, a private tour of the Antigua valley with Tamalyn Gutierrez, a customized half-day volunteer experience at one of our partner schools, dinner with Executive Director Shari Blindt, Country Director Tamalyn Gutierrez, and Strategic Planning Director Jeff Barnes, and golfing and dining with Program Development Director Renato Westby at the award-winning Club La Reunion. You will have time to explore this historic Spanish colonial city, visit the markets, and take in the sights and sounds of Guatemala. The tour should be redeemed by August 17, 2016.