25 Days of Auction
Each day from March 4-28, we’ll unveil a new Live Auction item. Check back frequently to see all our exciting items!
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Day 25: Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
World record holder Rich Jaworski invites you to drift aloft in the “Euphoria” over the Platte or Elkhorn River west of Omaha. The entire flight experience – from the start of the inflation when you arrive, the flight, post flight ceremony, and return to launch site – lasts almost three hours. Flights (by appointment only) are scheduled for sunrise or two hours before sunset, seven days a week, year round. The buyer may upgrade for additional riders (up to 2) or pay $.50 per mile roundtrip to have the balloon launch from any other location of your choice.
Day 24: Dinner Flight to Omaha
You and your guest will meet your pilot, NC alum Sarah Armatys, at the Central City airport. She will fly you to Eppley Airfield with plenty of sightseeing along the way. Upon arrival, you will be met by a premium vehicle that will drive you to a private dinner at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in charming downtown Omaha. Sullivan’s is a vibrant neighborhood American steakhouse featuring the finest steaks, seafood, and live music. Then it is back to Eppley for your flight back to Central City.
Day 23: Silver Peacock Pendant and Triple Rosa Earrings
Exquisite Mompox filigree work produces this jewelry of very high quality with fine silver strands following the process of stretching, twisting, and flattening metal. Both the pendant and earrings are considered superior pieces of Colombian jewelry and were appraised by Myer’s Jewelry in Grand Island.
Day 22: Two Tickets to the Opening Day of the College World Series
Take me out to the ball game! You and a guest will enjoy your opening day tickets to the 2014 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 14, 2014. When the game is over, you can relax and unwind in your comfortable room at the Hampton Inn in Council Bluffs, Iowa. No worries about parking because they offer free shuttle service to & from the game and the Old Market area.
Day 21: 1000 bushels of quality yellow corn
This is a great opportunity to purchase grain for the benefit of Nebraska Christian to either use in your livestock operation or resell at a future date. Market value as of March 5th was $4,500. “Fuel your livestock or fuel your car.” (Photo © Ariy | Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images)
Day 20: Fabulous Fishing Experience
Day 19: Luncheon with the Lt. Governor at the Governor’s Residence
Your party of up to six will enjoy lunch and a private tour with Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann at the Governor’s Residence. Call to arrange a mutually agreeable date.
Day 18: Berck & Strobel Motorsports Racing “Dream Come True” Package for Two
Once again this year, Steve and Kyle have teamed up to offer this remarkable package! Join the Kyle Berck Motorsports Racing Team for the “King of the Hill Late Model Shoot Out” at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction on Friday, August 8th. You begin your experience when you arrive at Kyle’s shop in Marquette and receive your official 2014 team promotional wear. The team will be completing the race preparation of the cars and loading up. Travel to the race in the team’s transporter with the crew and enjoy the privilege of being a pit crew member as much or as little as you like. At the race, you will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pace the race with Steve Strobel in the Strobel Motorsports off-road desert racing TROPHY truck. The race begins at 7 pm and ends around 11 pm. Ride back to Kyle’s shop with the team to conclude your unforgettable day.
Day 17: KYMCO Scooter
Add some fun to your ride on this KYMCO Agility 125 scooter! Featuring a speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge and clock, along with under seat storage and helmet hook, this scooter offers a hassle-free ride. Economical to purchase, gas up and maintain, it averages up to 75 mpg and will run for just about forever. Two year limited factory warranty included.
Day 16: Four Husker Clubhouse Seats
Four Husker fans will kick-off the 2014 football season in “club” style!! You will feel the energy and excitement of the 1st game on August 30 (Florida Atlantic) while enjoying “club only” restrooms, air conditioned lobby area, and concessions. You can take an escalator or elevator to your aisle seats in section 420, row 3, seats 1-4! Go Huskers!! (Photo by Gordon Thiessen.)
Day 15: Trophy Deer Hunt & Lodging
A deer hunt to remember! Nebraska Christian’s very own Josh Cumpston will help you discover the perfect spot to land one buck and one doe on his father’s land near Lexington, NE. Ten out of Nebraska’s 1200 trophy records have come from this area. You will have the 1st & 2nd day of opening rifle season to get that perfect buck and doe. Along with the hunt, you will receive a two night stay (Friday and Saturday) at the Holiday Inn Lexington plus a $25.00 Wendy’s gift card, so you can rest up and refuel for your hunting experience. To get you excited for this upcoming hunt, you get to take home this iron wood handmade buck sculpture from Mexico.
Day 14: Branson/Silver Dollar City Package
Enjoy a memorable escape to beautiful, family-friendly Branson, Missouri. Your family will rest comfortably in a spacious two-bed condo for seven nights. During your visit, you will receive tickets to some of Branson’s hottest attractions. You’ll enjoy two tickets to each of the following: Silver Dollar City, “Jonah” at the Sight & Sound Theatres, a sight-seeing cruise, and a fabulous dinner cruise! You’ll discover why Branson is an exciting vacation destination!
Day 13: Golfer’s Dream Package
For those who demand a truly unique golf experience, this package is for you! Arbor Links is an exclusive, private-destination golf club with an 18-hole championship course designed by Arnold Palmer, a full-service clubhouse, and on-site guest cottages. The club boasts unparalleled services and amenities and has hosted key events sponsored by the NCAA, NGA, PGA, and USGA. This remarkable package for four includes unlimited golf for two days, $200 of evening food credit, and an overnight stay in their “World Class” accommodations. Golfing includes cart and range balls. Tonight, you get to take home a Kimmel Orchard basket full of well-known tastes from Nebraska City. The basket contains applesauce, relish, jelly, dressing, popcorn, and more!
Day 12: Winchester SX3 Red Performance Shotgun
Well-known British clay shooter Tony Manvell had this to say about the SX3 semi-auto 12 gauge: “I think that the SX3 is truly amazing for the price that it is pitched at. It is very fast cycling and extremely reliable. It eliminates the ‘clunk-clunk’ of many autos which can put some people off them…being lighter than average is another positive, the handling is great, and the ballistics are excellent, as well.” A beautiful, efficient shotgun for any serious sportsman. Please note that in order to purchase this gun and take the gun home on auction night, you must have a Hand Gun Permit with you. If you do not have the permit, we will hold the gun for you until the permit is attained. Permits can be purchased at any county sheriff’s office for a small fee.
Day 11: A “Wicked” Night at the Orpheum
You will enjoy four tickets to the May 24, 2014, performance of what is being declared “The Best Musical of the Decade!” Winner of over 50 major awards and recipient of rave reviews by our very own superintendent, “Wicked” is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular. “Wicked” tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. After the show, you will enjoy just a short walk to a relaxing overnight stay at the historic and beautiful Magnolia Hotel in downtown Omaha.
Day 10: Great Wolf Lodge Vacation Package
A family trip to remember! Enjoy a one night stay in a family suite plus four pool passes. However, it doesn’t stop there! You will also receive a $319.00 gift certificate that you can use for the restaurant, gift shop, an additional night, or have other families come and enjoy the time together. During your time in KC, you will enjoy a $100.00 certificate to the Legoland/SeaLife Discovery and a $50.00 certificate to dine at the exciting T-Rex restaurant near the Great Wolf Lodge. A $50.00 Visa card will help with the gas or any need that comes along the way. One night stay certificate expires 1/31/2015.
Day 9: Asian Dinner for Eight
It’s back!!! You and seven guests will enjoy an evening of exceptional dining and entertainment as you are hosted by the NC international girls. Your party of eight will be served several courses of authentic Asian cuisine prepared by the girls themselves. This experience will take place in the girls’ dorm on a mutually agreeable date during the 2014-2015 school year.
Day 8: Nebraska Football Season Opener Tickets & Tommie Frazier Helmet
Cheer on the Huskers with these two tickets for the August 30, 2014, game against Florida Atlantic. Get in on the action, as these seats are located in the north stadium, right where the Huskers do their “tunnel walk” and burst out onto the field. Also included is a Tommie Frazier #15 autographed construction helmet. This white with red stripe helmet was presented to a select group during the expansion of the west stadium. This package also includes the book “Touchdown Tommie,” a picture of Frazier speaking at the changing of the coaches, and an “On Solid Ground” Tom Osborne poster. (Photo by Gordon Thiessen.)
Day 7: Nikon Camera & Bag
With a whopping 24.2 megapixel sensor, 4 frame/sec continuous shooting, 1080p HD video, and optional Wi-fi support, this user-friendly camera is perfect for even a novice photographer. Included is a rechargeable battery, USB cable, strap, body and eyepiece cap, A/V cable, and warranty. Also included is a black carrying bag.
Day 6: Timbercove Progressive Dinner Cruise
Come join Skipper Max and the S.S. Kirby for a relaxing cruise and dinner for eight at Timbercove Lake! Enjoy a separate course at the Kirbys’, Gustafsons’, Langemeiers’, and Simmons’ homes. Dinner will consist of a 12-14 oz. New York strip, herb potatoes, and grilled asparagus prepared skillfully by Dee Langemeier of Dee’s Catering. Two dates to choose from: June 13 or July 25, 2014.
Day 5: Dinner for Eight with the Governor and First Lady
You will not want to miss out on this unique opportunity! Your party of eight will be welcomed to dinner and a private tour of the historic Governor’s Residence by Governor Dave Heineman and First Lady Sally Ganem. Photo courtesy “State of Nebraska.”
Day 4: Beautiful Hand-Embroidered Quilt
Local quilter Marilyn Heins spent more than 200 hours creating this piece of history. the quilt was begun back in 1974 by Darlene Lenhart. Darlene hand embroidered some of the squares, and recently the squares were given to Marilyn. She finished Darlene’s squares and embroidered more to create this beautiful masterpiece. This 82″ x 76″ quilt will fit a double bed as a coverlet. What a treasure to add to your collection!
Day 3: Lincoln Saltdogs “Sweet” package
Enjoy “suite” accommodations for 20 to a Lincoln Saltdogs game for the 2014 season. Each Skybox suite is fully furnished, including cable TV and a fridge. Join in the excitement of Saltdogs baseball from the comfortable controlled climate inside, or watch from the private seats outside of the suite. Five VIP parking passes are included. At an extra cost, you can preorder your food to have during the game. Included in this package is a handy duffle bag filled with everything you need to show your Saltdogs spirit. A 2014 Kids Club membership certificate, which must be redeemed by May 1, 2014, is also included for that little Saltdogs fan!
Day 2: UNL Volleyball Package
Enjoy Husker Volleyball like never before! You will hear Coach Cook and all the players in your 5th row seats right behind the Husker bench! It is an experience any volleyball fan will love! This package also includes a VIP parking pass and your game of choice during the 2014 season. After the game, enjoy an award-winning steak at Misty’s. An autographed poster of the 2013 Nebraska Volleyball team is yours to keep as a remembrance of this night.
Day 1: John Deere Metal Pedal Tractor & Steel Tractor Trailer (trailer not pictured)
Every child’s dream toy! Imagine your kids or grandkids enjoying hours of playtime on this adorable ride-on toy. The newest pedal tractor to the John Deere line. This tractor is made of die-cast metal, real rubber tires, and plastic parts. It features authentic tractor details and is modeled after the John Deere 8360R tractor. The wagon attaches perfectly to the John Deere tractor for a great ride!