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2017 Live Auction Items

1) Overnight Stay in Kearney with Dinner and a Show
One overnight stay at the Holiday Inn in Kearney plus a $50 gift card to Sozo and a $50 gift certificate to Merryman Performing Arts.
Donated by Younes Hospitality, a Farm Bureau Member Benefit Partner, & Merryman Performing Arts

2) Limited Edition Pink Pedal Tractor
This limited edition, steel and die-cast pink Farmall Pedal Tractor will make a lifetime of memories!
Donated by Case IH, a Farm Bureau Member Benefit Partner

3) Stay and Play
One night stay in a Family Suite at Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs with free waterpark passes for each registered guest and a $200 Great Wolf Lodge gift card.
Donated by Great Wolf Lodge, a Farm Bureau Member Benefit Partner

4) Milwaukee Tools
Milwaukee tool gift set, including a 2-piece set of locking pliers, one mini Maglite pro LED flashlight, a 10-in-1 ratcheting multi-bit screwdriver, jobsite radio with iPod or smartphone aux input, 25 ft. steel tape measure, and a 53-pocket, solid bottom, general purpose tool bag to hold it all.
Donated by Grainger, a Farm Bureau Member Benefit Partner

5) Case IH 9000 Watt Generator
At some point, you’ll be without utility power, but that doesn’t mean you have to be powerless! This electric start, 9000 watt generator is fuel-efficient and quiet.
Donated by Case IH, a Farm Bureau Member Benefit Partner

6) YETI Cooler
One Ice Blue YETI Cooler Roadie 20 - Holds up to 16 cans or 20 pounds of ice! This cooler features a No Sweat™ Design and a ColdLock™ commercial-grade freezer gasket to lock in the cold and block out heat.
Donated by Douglas County Farm Bureau

7) Pit Barrel Smoker
Wow your family and friends with this 18 ½ inch Classic Pit Barrel Cooker package including 2 hanging rods, 8 stainless steel hooks, standard grill grate, charcoal basket, and a hook remover tool.
Donated by ServPro - Lincoln East / Lincoln West

8) Husker Football Package
Go Big Red! Two, 45-yardline tickets to the Nebraska/Purdue game on September 29, 2018, plus two passes to the Champions Club and a poster signed by Mike Riley.
Donated by Rob Robertson, NEFB, & the Husker Athletic Dept.

9) It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s your farm or ranch!
You’ll be flying high with this stunning 16 x 20 Aerial Photo Canvas of your farm or ranch. This is a great way to preserve a small piece of your family history that can be passed down to future generations.
Donated by NEFB Communication Strategy & Issue Management Dept.

10) Husker Basketball with Your Crew
Four tickets to a men's Husker basketball game during 17-18 season, a $25 gift card to Lazlo’s, and a poster signed by Coach Tim Miles.
Donated by Steve and Elma Nelson & the Husker Athletic Dept.

11) John Deere Green Pedal Tractor
Any child will be delighted to ride this loveable classic John Deere green pedal tractor.
Donated by John Deere, a Farm Bureau Member Benefit Partner

12) Mac’s Creek Wine Basket and 4 YETI Tumblers
Mac’s Creek Vineyard gift basket and a decorative “God Made a Farmer” sign. But wait, there’s more! Also included are four YETI 20oz tumblers made from kitchen-grade, puncture and rust resistant stainless steel!
Donated by Mac’s Creek Vineyards & Douglas County Farm Bureau

13) Barbeque Feast for 10
Host your own BBQ feast for 10 with chef extraordinaire, Jordan Dux, plus a 750ml bottle of McClelland’s Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey.
Donated by Jordan Dux & Meier’s Cork and Bottle

14) DeWALT Tools
DeWALT tool gift set including a 2-piece set of locking pliers, one mini Maglite pro LED flashlight, a 10-piece ratcheting multi-bit screwdriver, jobsite radio with iPod or smartphone aux input, 25 ft. steel tape measure, and a 42-pocket, general purpose tool bag to hold it all.
Donated by Farm Bureau Bank

15) Case of Oregon Wine
Case of Freja Vineyards Pinot Noir wine from the vineyard located in the Chehalem Mountains in the North Willamette Valley in Oregon. Six bottles of 2012 Winemaker’s Reserve that received the gold medal at the 2017 NW Wine Summit and six bottles of 2013 Willamette Valley Estate wine that received the silver medal.
Donated by Jim & Lisa Lunz

16) Zoo Vacation with Splash and Play Stay
Four passes to the Henry Doorly Zoo plus a one night stay and four passes to the CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort!
Donated by Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort

17) Fire Pit Table
With this Clevr Home 38” Propane Patio Heater Table Fire Pit, you get the best of both worlds – warm, firelit ambiance and no messy ashes to clean up!
Donated by Paul Davis Restoration

18) Walk the Plank
Hosted by Captain Kevin & First Mate Penny, throw a private pirate party on their pirate boat in South Bend. Walk the plank, swim, or kayak in the Doubloon Lagoon!
Donated by Kevin & Penny Burch

19) Husker Volleyball Package
Two tickets to a 2018 Husker volleyball home game with a $40 gift certificate to Chances R in York and a Husker volleyball poster signed by Coach John Cook.
Donated by Terry and Shelley Keebler, Chances R, & the Husker Athletic Dept.


ENTERTAINMENT

1733 Chorus

1733 ChorusAlthough Kearney had a Chorus Chapter in the ‘50s, the 1733 Chorus has been continuously active since 1971.  They sing an annual spring show and sing for many church services and care homes each summer.  They also sing annually for the Memorial Day service at the Kearney Cemetery and provide Singing Valentines each February.  They sing the National Anthem at various sporting events each year and sing for several banquets and other celebrations.  They sang for the Nebraska Music Educators Association and have provided concerts at several Nebraska locations including county fairs.  They have sung on and sponsored an a cappella day at the state fair in Grand Island called Nebraskappella! Day for the past five years with around 20-30 various a cappella groups performing each year.  They will be sharing their Christmas arrangements in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall for their Annual Benefit Concert.  Their next Annual Shows (Matinee & Evening) will be at the Merryman Performing Arts Theater on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 with the headline quartet from Kansas City, Harmonium.


Kearney High School Camerata

CamerataThe Kearney High Camerata Orchestra is an auditioned group made up of the top string players at Kearney High School. They are asked to perform at many concerts and events throughout the year. Students in this group are expected to play at the highest level, and they work extremely hard to achieve this level. The Camerata Orchestra has achieved many honors in the past and look forward to sharing their amazing musical talents every time they play.