— Marian Magic Auction Items —
Marian Magic is our school’s largest annual fundraising event. We hope to see you on April 27, 2019 so you can meet our students and experience the immediate impact of your investment on girls’ education.
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LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
I Left My Heart in San Francisco Wine Country
This romantic getaway for two includes a 4-night stay at the Kenwood Inn & Spa in the Sonoma Valley. Sommelier John Burdick will be pleased to design your private tour and escort you on a full day of tasting at four Sonoma Valley or Napa Valley vineyards. Visit well-known wineries or let John guide you to some of wine country’s hidden gems where you and your guest will chat up winemakers and taste wines straight from their casks. Following a day of wine tasting, relax with a spa treatment and dine at the El Dorado Kitchen on the square in Sonoma. This package includes round trip airfare for two on Southwest Airlines.
Generously donated by The Frane Family and Craig and Toni Hunt
This destination experience starts in the vibrant City of Louisville, Kentucky, and makes the historic Brown Hotel your home base for a weekend of exploring bourbon, America’s premier spirit. Prior to Prohibition, this area was home to as many as 50 distilleries. Now, the city is known for a thriving farm-to-table dining scene and numerous bourbon-focused bars. This package is for two couples (4 people) and includes a two night stay at the Historic Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville. A private tour by Mint Julep Experiences includes visits to three (3) of Kentucky’s well known and/or up and coming distilleries on the Bourbon Trail, and lunch. Enjoy dinner at the hip and modern eatery Butchertown Grocery.
Generously donated by The Frane Family and The Hunt Family
Wine Weekend Getaway
Enjoy peace and serenity and an unforgettable weekend getaway to Hermann, MO, with a $500 gift certificate to enjoy Hermannhof Vineyards, the Tin Mill Brewery, the Tin Mill Steakhouse, the Hermann Farm, Blackshire Distillery and a stay if you’d like at the Inn at the Hermanoff located in the heart of the historic district. Don’t worry about driving from Saint Louis because included in this package are 2 upgraded round trip Amtrak train tickets! Also included are four bottles of wine from the Dierberg vineyards in California (2015 Dierberg Pinot Noir, 2014 Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Dierberg Chardonnay, 2014 Star Lane Sauvignon Blanc).
Generously donated by Joe and Marcia Ambrose and the Dierberg Family
Mangia Bene on the Hill!
Love Italian food? Want to step back in time and discover the life of an Italian immigrant in St. Louis? Find the hidden gems in St. Louis’ largest Italian neighborhood and a one of kind culinary tour of The Hill at Adriana’s on The Hill, Amighetti’s Bakery and Café, Anthonino’s Taverna, Bartolino’s & Chris’ Pancakes, Carnivore, DiGregorio’s Market, Favazza’s, J. Smug’s Gastro Pit, Joe Fassi’s Sausage & Sandwich Factory, LoRusso’s Cucina and Milo’s Bocce Garden.
Generously donated by Marcia and Joe Ambrose and Respective Restaurants
Prairie Marsh Farm Hunt AND Pre-Season Sporting Package
Is there anything better than sitting in a duck blind with good friends waiting for the first pass to come over the field? Now is your chance to enjoy a great fall hunting experience for doves, duck or geese. You and 3 guests will receive the royal treatment at Prairie Marsh Farm, a private hunt club located in St. Charles County. Your adventure includes food (breakfast and lunch), drink and an overnight stay at the club so you can rise before the sun to enjoy a great American tradition. Mike Gladson will be your host and guide. Your guided hunt must be taken between September 1, 2019, and February 6, 2020, with mutually agreeable dates to be arranged with the guests. NEW THIS YEAR, prepare for the hunt in advance at Black Hawk Valley Hunting Preserve, where your host will arrange a morning or afternoon of sporting clays (targets) for 4, along with lunch, with no date restrictions! Clays will be launched from from multiple themed locations and your host will provide shells, supplies and if desired, coaching.
Generously donated by Mike and Lisa Gladson
Go Crazy Folks! Luxury Cardinals Suite for 18
Here is your chance to experience World Champion Cardinal’s Baseball at Busch Stadium, luxury suite style! This package includes 18 tickets to see the Cards vs. the Pirates on Sunday, August 11, 2019, from the World Wide Technology All-Star Luxury Suite located on the mezzanine level in between home plate and first base. Food and beverages will be provided along with 2 parking passes to “Lot C” across from the stadium.
Generously donated by World Wide Technology
Golf in the Kingdom
Play the private course at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, MO, with three of your friends. This Gary Nicklaus Designed Course is one of finest courses in the state of Missouri. Package includes an afternoon of golf, lunch at the Pavilion, overnight stay in the cabins located on site, and another round of golf the following morning. After your round, celebrate over a $440 Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch, finished in a wine cask, in scotch glasses, along with three Cuban cigars.
Generously donated by Joe and Diane Garea and Phil Treacy.
2007 Honda Metropolitan Motor Scooter!
(KBB average market value is $1,300)
This electric start, eco-friendly motor scooter has been lovingly refurbished by Marian’s STEM class, and is the second of which to be refurbished by the Girls, totaling more than 300 hours worth of work. According to Cycle Trader, it rocks a liquid-cooled four-stroke Honda engine that offers the kind of Honda reliability no other scooter in the class can touch. With an efficient 100 mpg, and only 3,000 miles on its engine, this motor scooter will go, go, GO for another 30,000 miles. The scooter has passed a 40-point inspection by our partners at Mungenast, has 2 brand new tires, has received a recent oil change, new filters, carburetor cleaning & tuning and new paint in collaboration with Ranken Technical College. Both thrifty and secure, this lockable vehicle is the perfect vehicle for a college student on campus, getting groceries or running errands. Learn more …
Proceeds will help the girls purchase their next vehicle to refurbish – maybe even a car – considering they’ve already refurbished a motorcycle! The foundations that our girls receive in STEM projects empower them to advance more quickly through their high school, college and career journeys. Over 90 percent of Marian’s entire student body lists STEM career fields as their top career field of choice.
We double-dog-dare you to ride anywhere on this scooter and not show up with a huge smile on your face. It’ll make zooming around the best part of your day!
Lovingly donated by Marian Girls