The 2016 Ashland Monster Dash Silent Auction will open at the start of Packet Pick-up at 2pm on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Historic Ashland Armory. The auction will be open all day for viewing and bidding, and will close at 7:30 pm during the Monster Ball Pasta Party. You can get a sneak peek below at the initial auction items donated by our incredible community to support students and education below. We will be adding auction items as they come in, so be sure to check back often! We will make announcements on our Facebook page, so make sure you “Like” the Ashland Monster Dash Facebook page!
Get started on your holiday shopping – some of these items would make awesome presents. Don’t let these bargains get away from you – attend the Monster Ball Pasta Party on Friday, 10/28 (5-8:30pm) and watch over your bids!
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ON THE AUCTION BLOCK…
NOTE: We have just begun gathering auction items – check back often for updates. Let us know if you have a great idea for a unique auction item! We have limited space, so we strive to have each item be extra special.
Treat yourself to a paradise escape in Mexico! This 3-story, 5,000 sq. ft. house is nestled on the beach just north of Playa Majahua and Troncones, and contains spectacular views of the ocean! Enjoy a 4-night stay for 8 people, with daily maid service and fresh breakfast every morning. Additional nights and/or people can be added when booking for an extra cost. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing vacation opportunity donated by ASF board member, David Weber, and his wife, Jani Rollins! Value $760
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of Eastern Oregon with a 2 night stay in Sunriver! This gorgeous 3,200 sq. ft. 5 bedroom/4 bath house (sleeps 14) has it all including a central location between Fort Rock Park and the Deschutes River, privacy, spectacular views of the woods and all the comforts of home. You’ll want to act fast with this item, it’s sure to be a hot ticket! Donated by the Smith/Williams families. Value $1,150
Where will YOU be heading after this year’s Monster Dash? DISNEYLAND!!! Let the magic and excitement begin by bidding on 4 Park Hopper passes that will allow you to hop between Disneyland & California Adventure Park. Value $620
Dagoba Chocolate Basket Dagoba Chocolate company makes flavorful premium quality organic chocolates, many infused with exotic oils, fruits and nuts from around the world. Dagoba uses only the finest organic and non-GMO ingredients, and purchases the cocoa in their chocolate products from farmers who work in an eco-friendly manner. All Dagoba products are also Kosher, and many are Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified. Dagoba’s approach has gained high regards: Food & Wine’s 2005 Tastemaker Award, “World’s Best Chocolate” – CNN/Money, “Best Dark Chocolate” – San Francisco Chronicle. Check it out for yourself with this sampler basket of assorted Dagoba chocolate products. Value $96
Discover with Dr. Cool! Dr. Cool’s mission is to show kids the cooler side of science with their unique series of earth science kits. Each kit offers an exciting hands-on experience that will inspire young learners with the wonders of the natural world. Whether they’re cracking open geodes, peering into ancient amber, examining real bugs, or uncovering fossils like a real paleontologist—all the Discover with Dr. Cool kits are so much fun that kids won’t even realize they’re learning! We have 3 exciting Discover with Dr. Cool Baskets for our auction, come on down and check them out! Values: $20, $20 and $47
AMUSE Restaurant Treat yourself with a gift certificate to AMUSE! Located at 15 N. First Street in Ashland, AMUSE restaurant serves dinner in an elegant and contemporary atmosphere. Chef/Owner Erik Brown prepares a Northwest/French menu daily; utilizing organic, seasonal meat and produce. In the summer months enjoy a relaxing dinner on the patio. Value $50
Expand your world with world-class theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Purchase this OSF gift voucher for two tickets to any of their 2017 season offerings.* Value $150 *Note: some restrictions apply – please read voucher rules before bidding.
Skinner Aviation Skinner Aviation is a General Aviation FBO at the city-owned airport in Ashland, OR. Gain an aerial perspective on the region, with one of Skinner Aviation’s scenic tours. Get an overview of this beautiful area, flying with an experienced pilot who’s knowledgeable about the locale. On the auction block is a 30 minute valley flight! Value $115
Go Grizzlies! The Ashland High School Booster club has got all you need to be the best-dressed Grizzly fan around! Whether you’re going to a football, soccer, or volleyball game, you’ll be ready with this assortment of sweatshirts, adult and youth t-shirts, water bottles, lanyards and license place frames! (sizes are exchangeable!) Both adult and youth baskets will be available. Total Value of ALL items: $150
Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine Is passionately committed to offering the most fresh & local ingredients possible. Larks celebrates Oregon’s bounty by creating innovative cuisine from scratch, offering a unique dining experience. They are giving two of you a chance to discover their mouthwatering menu with gift cards Valued at $50 each
Waterstone Spa Indulge in an unforgettable experience with a voucher for a Tub soak, Steam and Sauna at Waterstone Spa in Ashland, which features all-natural, delightfully effective botanical products.
First, a bottle of the sold out 2013 Élevé Pinot Noir: “ripe strawberry, rhubarb pie, and pine forest floor aromas intertwine on the nose. The palate echoes these elements around a beam of ripe, black cherry flavors and a lingering earthy finish.” Value $34
Second, Discover and experience the sincere warmth and hospitality of a neighborhood winery. Situated in the vineyard, and located just minutes from Ashland, Medford and Jacksonville, drink in the views of Table Rocks, Mt McLoughlin and the Rogue Valley while savoring our selection of fine wines, artisan wood-fired pizzas and much more, with a private tour for 4 of the facility, including wine and food! Value $250
McMenamins has been a neighborhood gathering spot throughout Oregon and Washington since 1983. They handcraft their own beer, wine, cider,spirits and coffee. They offer an eclectic mix of pubs, historic hotels, movie theaters, concert venues, spas, events and just pure fun. Experience McMenamins for yourself with a $50 gift card, good at any location.
PAPAYA! Living This Luxe boho boutique located in Downtown Ashland features signature PAPAYA! brand collections, layers of textiles, beauty lines, fine clothing, rare finds, collectible jewelry, decor, and more. The result is a cornucopia of inspired living. Enjoy a PAPAYA! insulated lunch bag, pencil case, and set of beautifully decorated note pads, all wrapped up in one of their signature re-useable gift bag totes. Value $58
Bambu Restaurant This Pan-Asian restaurant aims to please the eye as well as the palate. Their menu features mouthwatering flavors from Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Hawaii, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Enjoy a gift certificate valued at $50
EdenVale Winery and Enoteca strive to make the very best wine from carefully selected vineyards and varietals that are planted and cultivated on land suited to achieve the best expression of the terroir. Their wines are handcrafted with the benefit of modern day science and old world art from the vineyard to the bottle. They have donated a basket containing a bottle of their 2014 mid summer’s night cuvee, a wine tasting for 2 a jam sampler, and a coupon for 20% off your wine purchase… a $55 value!
Ashland Electric Bikes Enjoy a day of convenient, easy, and eco-friendly travel with a Full day electric bike rental From Ashland Electric Bikes! As Southern Oregon’s premier source for high quality electric bicycles, Ashland Electric Bikes offers high quality electric bikes that provide excellent performance and the highest level of customer satisfaction. Value $50
Luna Cafe Luna Cafe and Mercantile is a farm-to-counter eatery with great tastes and treats for the whole family! Luna’s specialty is rotisserie chicken and meats, gourmet pizza, burgers, vegetarian options, artisan coffees, house-made pastries, micro brews, cocktails, and the region’s best local wines and cheeses. Take in the best views in town while eating on the deck overlooking the beautiful hills of Ashland, or under umbrellas on the animal friendly patio. Enjoy a craft cocktail inside at the bar, or at rattan and retro settees and tables, with a gift card valued at $50
Starbucks Coffee lovers rejoice! Wake up and warm up this fall with a goodie basket from Starbucks, featuring a bag of their KENYA medium roast coffee, Instant iced coffee packets, Two colorful Frappuccino tumblers and a hot to-go mug. Value $50
Weisinger Wine Weisinger Family Winery produces wine from fruit grown in the Bear Creek Valley around Ashland, Oregon. They have donated 2 bottles of wine to our auction:
Mescolare lot 22: “Mescolare, from the Italian verb “to blend” is our proprietary blend of Syrah (35%), Tempranillo (28%), Touriga Nacional (14%), Tinta Cao (13%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). Spicy and fruity, enjoy Mescolare on its own or pair with your favorite cusine.” Value $20
Petit Blanc: “Petit Blanc is a premium non-vintage white wine produced from a delightful blend of local varietals. Fresh, fruity and expressive, this wine is wonderful on its own or paired with your favorite cuisine. Value $18
Loft Ashland A brasserie and bar in Ashland serving a blend of Parisian-inspired seasonal creations, modern interpretations and classic preparations for dinner and specials. Enjoy the Intimate atmosphere at Loft with a gift card valued at $50
Collaborative Theater Project This non-profit theatre company has a mission to offer high quality theatrical productions; community outreach and educational programs; and to support local artists and enhance the lives of the members of our community through the arts. Experience their talent with 2 Tickets to Snow Queen, a pop/rock musical opening November 25th. Value $50
Bear Creek Animal Clinic Pamper your pup with an office visit and goodie basket from Bear Creek Animal Clinic! The basket features Dentahex Oral Care Chews, lean treats, Fortiflora Canine Probiotics, Ear cleaning solution and Magnetic clip. Value $115
250 Main 250 Main offers a signature mix of fashion-forward designers from around the world. Their collections bear the mark of designers who create timeless classics with a contemporary flair. Being auctioned off from 250 Main is the Iris Purse, a large leather clutch bag featuring card slots to act as a built in wallet! Value $135
Napa Auto Parts Care for your care with an awesome basket from Napa Auto Parts in Ashland! Inside you’ll find A 5 gallon bucket with supplies such as soaps, polish, wax, mitts, glass and tire cleaners, shop towels, screwdrivers and more! Your car will feel brand new after some TLC with this awesome Napa basket!
LOTS MORE ITEMS TO COME!