Live Auction

Dinner for 10 with the President

Be one of the elite to dine with MSU's 12th President, Dr. Waded Cruzado.This once-in-a-lifetime experience is bound to be nothing less than inspiring!  Donated by Waded Cruzado and MSU's Office of the President.

Holland America Cruise

Choose your destination with this Holland America Cruise for two. Enjoy a seven-night Fall cruise on Holland America! Book your stateroom for two and cruise to your choice of the Caribbean or Mexico… then unwind and soak up the sun! (Airfare, port charges and incidentals are not included). Made possible by Holland America Cruise Lines.

Ride To School

Your child will be the envy of the school when he or she gets a special Fire Department tour and arrives in style on a Bozeman Fire Truck! A crew from the Bozeman Fire Department will pick up your child and a friend, and deliver them safely to school. This must be used within the Bozeman city limits to a Bozeman school. Donated by the Bozeman Fire Department.

Progressive Dinner

Experience the ultimate night out on the town with a Progressive Dinner for Six. You and your friends will start at Plonk for delectable drinks. Afterwards, be whisked away by a limo to dinner at Ferraro’s Fine Italian while enjoying a bottle of champagne on the way. Return downtown and indulge in gourmet dessert at Aleworks. Donated by Plonk, Ferraro’s, Montana Ale Works, and Classic Limo.

WorldMark Vacation

A three-night getaway at any WorldMark resort. You and your guests will escape to the WorldMark resort of your choice. Enjoy all the resort amenities or explore the many attractions the resort area has to offer. Includes two round trip tickets worth $800. Donated by WorldMark by Wyndham and Southwest Airlines. Restrictions: Resort reservations may be made no more than 45 days in advance of the arrival date and are subject to availability. Holidays excluded. Expires 2/24/2014.

Silent Auction


 “Trail’s End”: Artist Colin Alexander spent his boyhood years developing a love of nature and the great outdoors, while simultaneously fostering a love of art . His passions culminate in this one-of-a-kind original 18”x24” oil painting. Donated by Colin Alexander Fine Art.

Large Area Rug: This timeless rug comes from Montana Expressions Furniture where gracious living mixes with western sensibility. Measuring 91” by 67”, and made of re-purposed pieces of other rugs, this piece of functional art will make your great room even more stunning. Donated by Montana Expressions Furniture.

Lake Yellowstone Fly-fishing Vacation: Enjoy two night’s lodging in a room that maintains the 1920’s ambiance, two dinners and two breakfasts for two people, and a half-day guided fishing trip for two on beautiful Lake Yellowstone. Donated by Xanterra Parks and Resorts. Effective through Summer of 2013 (excluding holiday weekends).

Yogo Sapphire Ring: Lady's size 5.5 white 14 karat channel set ring. Donated by The Gem Gallery.

Anne Sherwood Photography Session: Includes a half-hour photography session in any outdoor location and edit of at least 30 color corrected images uploaded to Does not include prints or digital files. Donated by Anne Sherwood.

Gallatin River Lodge Getaway Package. Stay in Bozeman’s premier fly fishing lodge on a 350 acre ranch on the Gallatin River. Includes a night’s stay for two in one of the Jacuzzi suites with a fireplace, and a cooked to order breakfast. Lodging taxes and gratuities not included. Donated by Gallatin River Lodge.


Ace’s 4 Drawer Tool Chest: Measures 26”W x 12.7”D x 14.9”H and is ideal for keeping your tools organized. Complete with keyed drawer lock with two keys, so you won’t have to worry about keeping your tools safe! Donated by Owenhouse Ace Hardware.

Pure Barre Month Unlimited: Using small isometric movements at the ballet barre set to motivating music, Pure Barre lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs and arms and burns fat in record breaking time. Get toned and shed those extra few pounds you might still be trying to lose after the holidays with this one-month unlimited membership. Donated by Pure Barre.


Tree Pruning & Lawn Care Package: Good for $640 in tree pruning (not valid for removal) and $75 towards any 2013 lawn care program. Donated by Bozeman Tree, Lawn and Landscape Care.

Evening in Burgundy France Wine Basket: Escape to the vineyards of Burgundy with two exquisite bottles of wine, hand-picked by Bob at Montana Spirits and Wine. Savor a 1999 Grand Vin De Bourgogne Chambertin Grand Cru and a 2005 Domaine Michelot Meursault. Donated by Montana Spirits and Wine.

Iris Bulbs: Brighten up your garden this spring with two dozen Iris bulbs dug especially for you from the garden of Don and Diane Heyden. Choose from over 120 varieties! Donated by Don and Diane Heyden.

Marie-Grace American Girl Doll: Marie-Grace is one of the two American Girl historical characters growing up in New Orleans in 1853. Includes the doll along with an accompanying paperback book.

Hand Painted Mailbox: Add your stamp of curb appeal to your home with this lovely hand painted mailbox featuring a cheerful mountain scene.


Chocolate Kitchen TLC Basket: includes: strawberry hibiscus scone mix, chipotle chili fudge sauce, filters, assorted chocolates, and of course, chocolate tea.


Zebra Necklace: Fun, flirty necklace made and donated by Big Sister, Christine McRae-Holland.  

Firehole Pottery: Glazed pitcher and bowl, hand thrown and hand painted by Carl Sheehan with beautiful mountain imagery. Donated by Montana Gift Corral.

Wild Joe's Party: Celebrate your child's birthday at Wild Joe's. Includes ice cream and hot chocolate for up to 20 kids. Donated by Wild Joe's.

Deana Albers Earrings: Simple yet stunning London blue topaz and sterling silver earrings. They are large enough to make a statement, yet still lightweight and easy to wear. Donated by Deana Albers Jewelry Design. 

“Montana Experts Only" Sign: Made of .080 aluminum and measures 3.5 feet wide by 9 inches tall. Donated by Signs of the Mountain.

Dale Murphy Signed Baseball: Dale Murphy became the youngest player in history to win back-to-back MVP awards in 1982 and 1983 while playing for the Atlanta Braves.Donated by Tom's Flooring.

Essence Beauty Package: Treat your hair and skin well during these harsh winter months with a shellac service and rejuvenating products from Essence Spa, and reclaim your summer glow with five tanning sessions. Donated by Essence Spa.

Teeth Whitening: Kline Dental Care will custom-make your teeth whitening trays and dramatically whiten your teeth with a professional bleaching kit. Your pearly whites will be sparkling in no time! Donated by Kline Dental. 

Rudd & Co. Tax Prep: Includes three hours of tax consultation which may include a professionally prepared and electronically filed federal and state income tax return. Donated by Scott Holton, a licensed CPA with Rudd & Company. No expiration.

Rey Advertising: Take your business to the next level with a half-page advertisement in the Montana Historian. 12,000 copies of the publication will be distributed state-wide by June 1, 2013 and available for a full year. Donated by Rey Advertising.

Murdoch's Gear: Outfit the man in your life with a DeWalt Sawzall reciprocating saw kit; Carhartt vest, shirt, tee, and hat; Murdoch’s work gloves; Smart Wool socks; and hand warmers. Donated by Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply

Hair and Nail Service Package: Get the royal treatment with a cut and color, mani/pedi, and a basketful of products including OPI polish, ENJOY hair treatments, headband, lotion and more! Hair/nail service certificate expires 5/31/2013.  Donated by Sisters Salon.

Finnigan's Firewood: Get ready for a long winter by stocking up on plenty of firewood. Let Finnigan’s Firewood split and deliver one cord of dry firewood to your door! Donated by Finnigan’s Firewood.

Birthday Belay! Birthday party for 8 at Spire Climbing Center complete with 1 ½ hours of climbing and a t-shirt for the birthday boy or girl. Donated by Spire Climbing Center.

Olivelle Cooking Class: Make your pasta dishes one-of–a-kind with two adult cooking classes from Olivelle. Each class will not only teach you fun techniques and food preparation but also give you a generous tasting of each dish prepared, so come hungry! Donated by Olivelle.

Erin Kaye Photography Session: Capture the candid fun moments with an on-location family session. This session covers Erin Kaye’s time and an online proofing gallery of 20-30 images. Donated by Erin Kaye Photography.

Bodhi Tree Wellness Package: Restore your well-being with a 1-hour acupuncture session with Bodhi Tree Wellness’ licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist Kyrsten Reistad.  Comes with an introduction to essential oil gift basket.


Ski and Lodging Package: Spend a day with your best friend on the slopes (lift tickets expire April 7, 2013) and stay the night at picturesque Rock Creek Resort Beartooth Lodge.

Absaroka Package: Get your body in line with Absaroka Pain and Rehab and a comprehensive chiropractic exam, x-rays and report of findings, an adjustment, physical therapy screening, and top it off with an hour massage. Expires March 29, 2013. Donated by Absaroka Pain and Rehab.

Small Area Rug: Montana Expressions Furniture brings you this breathtaking ornamental rug, combining contemporary ecofriendly design with one-of-a-kind Western elegance. Make a statement in any room; measures 74”x 50”. Donated by Montana Expressions Furniture.

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