2003 SCP Silent Auction to Benefit the St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home and Bishop Ireton High School

THIS YEAR the SCP is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with Bishop Ireton High School in nearby Alexandria, Virginia, to offer our second annual silent auction, to be held during our New Year’s Eve party at the Mayflower. Proceeds from the auction will benefit St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home in Hyatttsville, and the Bishop Ireton High School financial aid and scholarship program.

The 2003 auction includes a fabulous offering of unique specialty items, goods and services including: tickets for two to the ballet at the Kennedy Center, a Signature Facial and Manicure at the Sage Spa, a Waterford Crystal platter, an International Beer basket, and certificates for several area restaurants, including the Dubliner and Maggiano’s.

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Bidding will take place from 9:00-10:30pm. All bids are binding and all sales are final. Items will be sold “as is” to the highest bidder. There will be no refunds or exchanges. Auction items must be paid for in full by cash, check, or by Visa or Mastercard between 11:00-11:30pm. Winners will take immediate possession of their purchases.

This year we are also offering two unique options: Advance and proxy bids. Additional items may be added prior to auction time.

Guests and friends who wish to get an early start on bidding may do so by sending an e-mail to advancebids@scp.org. Please include your name, phone number, bid amount, and the item reference number.

Proxy bids may be submitted until 12:00pm on December 31st by sending an e-mail to proxybids@scp.org. Again, please be sure to include your name, phone number, and bid amount, along with the item reference number.

 It is suggested that bids begin at 50% or higher of the value of the goods or services being auctioned.

Winning bids received via e-mail will be considered as binding as onsite bids. Winners not present at the New Year's Eve party will be notified by e-mail on January 1st, 2004.

Sponsors of the 2003 silent auction benefit include:

Founder's Pub

Sage Day Spa at the University Club 

The Dubliner 

Pamela Allen
Illusion's Hair Salon

Sheila Whalen

John and Terry Halsema

Les Francis Photography
Dr. Robert M. Knapp, BS, DC, CCST
Silver Jewelry Shop of Old Town Alexandria
LA Weight Loss
Voorthuis Opticians
Spring Photography
Sport and Health Club
Craig Stadler
Woodcraft Supply Corporation
One Good Tern
Bark Avenue
David Caruso
The McLean Orchestra
Potomac Interiors
Lenore and Daughters Antiques
Donors to the Annual Bishop Ireton Auction

For further information about the auction or for instructions about how to donate an item, please contact Terry Halsema.

Listing of items (as of 12/28/2003):



Japanese Wedding Kimono. This intricately embroidered Japanese Wedding Kimono in reds and golds may be worn or prominently displayed in an Asian setting. $500.00 value.

2   Chiropractic Gift Certificate. Expert chiropractic care from Dr. Robert M. Knapp with this $150 gift certificate.
$150.00 value.
3   Sterling Silver Earrings. Artist Christina Rodriguez, of the Silver Jewelry Shop in Old Town Alexandria, designed these one of a kind sterling silver dangle earrings for a special lady. $150.00 value.
4   Sage Spa Facial and Manicure. Treat yourself to a Sage Spa Signature Facial and Manicure at the University Club of Washington. (Includes service charge.) $141.60 value.
5   LA Weight Loss Gift Certificate. Start the New Year off right! LA Weight Loss Center provides a $150 gift certifciate for products or services at the Alexandria LAWL location. Expires 6/14/2004. $150.00 value.
6   Voorthuis Opticians Gift Certificate. See clearly now! Voorthuis Opticians offers a $100 gift certificate toward a complete set of glasses. $100.00 value.

Spring Photography Package. Portraits are a wonderful way to hold on to time. The Spring Photography Package includes a location sitting and framed 11 x 14 canvas portrait. $700.00 value.
Minimum bid: $250.

8   Antique folding comb. This antique folding comb with mother of pearl handle makes for a unique gift. Collectible.
9   Illusions Hair Salon Manicure. Time for you! Make time for a manicure at Illusions Hair Salon. $15.00 value.
10   Sport and Health Club Gift Certificate.
Stay in shape with a Sport and Health Club two month Individual Fitness membership. Expres 2/28/2004 (2 of 3 months remaining). $300.00 value.
11   Craig Stadler photograph. Take home this autographed and framed photo of professional golfer Craig Stadler. Collectible.

International Beer Basket. Enjoy this International Beer Sampler Basket and 2004 Beer Calendar. $45.00 value.


Woodworking Class. Introductory Woodworking class for two (held on 2 Saturdays) at Woodcraft Supply Corporation in Springfield. A great place to learn. $240.00 value.

14   Binoculars or Spotting Scope Rental. One week rental of Bushnell binoculars or spotting scope and tripod from One Good Tern. $26.00 value.

Lighting Fixtures. Doing some remodeling? This pair of lighting pendant fixtures in rustic brown may be just right. $100.00 value.

16   Bark Avenue Gift Certificate. Treat your pet to a pet grooming at Bark Avenue in Alexandria with this $50 gift certificate. $50.00 value.

Antique Hobnail Vase. Picture fresh fragrant flowers in this white antique hobnail vase with opalescent interior. $65.00 value.


Porcelain Doll. Perfect for your own doll! This collectible 16" porcelain doll is dressed in green velvet. $175.00 value.

19   Les Francis Photography Package. Your family portrait will be a treasured piece of art. Includes consult, location session, viewing presentation and a 10 x 10 archivally preserved portrait. $785.00 value. Minimum bid: $300.
20   Italian Porcelain Narcissi. Six long-stem yellow and white Italian porcelain Narcissi in an Aynsley vase from Capidomonte of Italy. $110.00 value.

Murano Glass Whale. This distinctive whale features Italian Murano glass, the oldest tradition of Venetian glassmaking from Antica Murrina Veneziana of Italy. $90.00 value.

22   Maggiano's Gift Certificate. Enjoy fine Italian cuisine with your $50 Gift Certificate to Maggiano's in Tysons. $50.00 value.

Italian Basket. Treat yourself to a taste of Italy with this Italian Basket filled with red and white wine, pastas, breadsticks, biscuits, and more. $60.00 value.

24   Gov. Pataki Autographed Photograph. Signed and framed photograph of New York Governor George Pataki.

Elephant Figurine. This unique elephant figurine is a conversation piece for your favorite Republican. $50.00 value.


Supervisor Penny Gross Lunch. You and a guest are invited to join Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross at DaVinci's Restaurant in Barcroft Plaza in Annandale. This is a great opportunity!

27   Dubliner Delight. Enjoy lunch or dinner with yor $50 Gift Certificate to the Dubliner on Capitol Hill. $50.00 value.

Ballet at the Kennedy Center. It's a date! Tickets for two to the Kennedy Center Ballet (February date TBD). $200.00 value.


Kennedy Center Rehearsal Pass. You're invited to a Kennedy Center working rehearsal with this pass for two for Thursday, 6/3/2004, 10:00am. Leonard Slotkin Conductor Value: Opportunity


David Caruso photograph. CSI Miami actor, David Caruso sent this framed and autographed photo for a lucky fan. Collectible.

31   Founder's Pub Gift Certificate. Enjoy a night out at the Founder's Pub in Old Town Alexandria with your $100 gift certificate. $100.00 value.
32   Wild Turkey Whiskey Collection. This complete set of 22 Austin Nichols limited edition miniature Wild Turkey Whiskey decanters is collectible. $500.00 value.

McLean Orchestra (I). Two tickets are yours for the 3 remaining concerts of the 2003-04 season with performances on 2/14/2004, 3/20/2004 and 6/12/2004. $120.00 value.

34   Waterford Crystal Platter. This elegant 13" Waterford Crystal Platter from the John Rocha Signature Collection is a perfect gift for an anniversary or wedding. $250.00 value.
35   McLean Orchestra (II). Two tickets are yours for the 3 remaining concerts of the 2003-04 season with performances on: 2/14/2004, 3/20/2004 and 6/12/2004. $120.00 value.
36   Collectible Santa. Carry the spirit of Christmas into your home! From the Clothtique Santa Collection, "The Perfect Tree" features Santa with a freshlyly cut tree. $75.00 value.

Stoneware Spreader Set. A great hospitality gift, this snowflake design stoneware spreader set has two pots for canape spreads or jelly and two Santa spreaders. $25.00 value.

38   Henn Pottery Salt and Pepper. These sturdy, chip resistant Henn Pottery salt and pepper shakers in the green spongeware pattern were hand decorated and glazed one at a time. $33.00 value.
39   Floral Picture. Look forward to Spring! A distressed frame sets off this picture of four blue flowers from Potomac Interiors. Great for a country den or kitchen. $125.00 value.
40   Watergate Salon. Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure at the end of a long week. $55.00 value.


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