The 15th annual Mentor Iowa auction will take place on Sunday, April 29th at the Hyperion Field Club in Johnston.  The event will start at 2 pm.  If you would like to be a sponsor, donate an auction item or help with the event please contact Marty Lester at 515-277-9797.


This event will be free and open to the public once again thanks to the generosity of the following sponsors:

American Family Insurance Dream Foundation
Brent & Sherri Gast
Hyperion Field Club
Brad & Angela Imming
Charles & Jaina Johnson
Kaleidoscope Marketing & Design
Peter Kitundu & Anjela Shutts
Steve & Connie Koehn
Michael & Kimberly Krantz Charitable Fund
Thomas Sherrard
Jim & Eileen Snodgrass
Donnie Tryon


14th annual Mentor Iowa auction recap

The 14th annual Mentor Iowa Tidrick Honors auction took place on Sunday, April 30th at the Hyperion Field Club in Johnston.

Connie Schmett was the recipient of the Tidrick Honors Award.  This award is presented to an individual/service group/corporation that has made an impact within the Mentor Iowa program and displays a true passion for helping youth involved in the court system.

We honored mentors Kristen Peterson and Bryan Skarphol with the Mentors of the Year awards.

Selena was the recipient of the 2017 Dean Lester Scholarship award.

Antania Pippins was presented with the first ever 2017 Dan & Dee O’Donnell Scholarship award.

Many thanks to the following sponsors who allow this event to be free and open to the public:

American Family Insurance Dream Foundation
Four Eyes Foto
Brent & Sherri Gast
Carl & Marcene Grant Jr.
Hyperion Field Club
Brad & Angela Imming
Charles & Jaina Johnson
Lana Jones-Gould
Kaleidoscope Marketing & Design
Peter Kitundu & Anjela Shutts
Steve & Connie Koehn
Michael & Kimberly Krantz Foundation
Dr. Amy Kumagai
Prairie Trail
Lynn & Jan Reinicke
Kim & Connie Schmett
Thomas Sherrard
Jim & Eileen Snodgrass
Donnie Tryon


Auction Items

Live Auction


Flemings & Fun

This package includes everything needed to have a perfect night with your good friends.  Included in this package is a gift certificate for 4 people up to $500.  When you have finished your meal the laughs can still continue by using your two “admit 2” passes to the Funny Bone.

Donated by Flemings, Funny Bone


The Sky is the Limit  

1 hot air balloon ride for two passengers.  Certificate expires April 30th, 2018.  After your amazing adventure up in the air, enjoy a nice dinner with your $100 gift certificate to the Waterfront Seafood Market.

Donated by Tim and Elsie Cloyd, Waterfront Seafood Market


Central Park  

Central Park is a piece created by R. Crespi. This amazing piece is signed and numbered 9/500 and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.  This large piece (48x60) is acrylic with a textured giclee finish and an easy piece to work into any style of home décor.  If needed, the design team at The Elements at Prairie Trail can deliver and hang.  Get ideas on how to help your home look the way you want it to with this 1-hour in-home consult from The Elements at Prairie Trail.  Certificate expires April 2018.

Donated by The Elements at Prairie Trail


Wavepool Cabana Party at Adventure Bay

This Wavepool Cabana Party At Adventure Bay in Adventureland includes the following:  10 park admission tickets, 225 square foot cabana, priority access to Adventure Bay, access to a 32″ LED Flat Screen TV with Direct TV and HD Blu-Ray and full surround sound and audio, Internet access, refrigerator with 10 bottles of water, keypad locked safe, locked cabinet for larger bags, ceiling fan and premium furnishings, complimentary lazy river/wavepool tubes and a personal host providing food & beverage service.

Donated by Adventureland Resort


Cy-Hawk Showdown

Four 50-yard line seats for the Iowa State vs. Iowa football game (Saturday, September 9th), purchase your tailgate supplies for the big game with your $100 Target gift card and enjoy a meal after the game with your $20 gift certificate to the historic Hickory Park restaurant.

Donated by David Erickson, Target (West Glen), Hickory Park Restaurant


Always Love Your Mother Because You Will Never Get Another

With Mother’s Day around the corner, this package will show your Mom how much you love her.  Spoil Mom with an Executive Sampler gift card to Sahar’s which includes a half hour massage, mini facial, spa manicure, shampoo and style with scalp massage.  You can take Mom on a road trip to Omaha and see the historic Downtown/Old Market area and stay in your complimentary one-night stay and self-parking at the Embassy Suites by Hilton (Omaha – Downtown/Old Market).  Your mom will look dazzling in Omaha with her 18-inch-long cultured pearl 7 – 7 ½ mm necklace with magnetic clasp from Herman’s Fine Jewelry.

Donated by Sahar’s, Embassy Suites by Hilton (Omaha – Downtown/Old Market), Herman’s Fine Jewelry


Mile High Football Fun

You will receive four Midfield Upper Section tickets to see the Denver Broncos in action at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO.  The winner of this package can choose from one of the following games (Oakland Raiders, NY Giants, Cincinnati Bengals, NY Jets, KC Chiefs.)  Feel like you have played with the pros with this Game Used Pro Bowl football provided from NFL Referee, Scott Helverson.  Spend the night in Denver before or after the game at Drury Hotels.

Donated by Connie Klug, Scott Helverson, Drury Hotels


Silent Disco

Your friends will beg to be invited to this party featuring the latest technology craze sweeping the nation.  This auction item will allow you to host your own private silent disco for 100 people.  Silent Disco allows three streams of music live as attendees experience it through a wireless headset.  These headsets will feature three different stations to which you can dance to and control your own volume.  In Any Event will work with you to set up this amazing experience.

Donated by Mindy Toyne of In Any Event


Office Essentials

Every home office needs a quality office chair to let you sit in comfort while making the important decisions.  This Aeron chair is what is used in the Mentor Iowa offices and provides our staff with a comfortable work environment designed to help the children referred to our Mentor Iowa.  You will also receive a Tumi T-Pass Business Class Brief Pack from Macy’s to help you keep all of your items in one safe place.

Donated by Pigott, Macy’s


Soon to be in the Big Leagues Cubs Style

This incredible Iowa Cubs package will make you feel like you are in the game itself.  You will receive the chance to throw out the first pitch, shot hot dogs out of the hotdog cannon and receive 4 Owners seats for the game.  An incredible Cubs memorabilia package including autographed baseballs from Willson Contreras, Matt Szczur and Wade Davis along with an autographed 8 x 10 from pitcher Hector Rondon.  Once you catch baseball fever, you can use your 2 seats which are 5 rows behind home plate for every Iowa Cubs game for the month of July.

Donated by Michael Gartner, Iowa Cubs, Chicago Cubs, Joe Nelson


Go Cubs Go

Two tickets to see the World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs, take Wrigley Field on Wednesday, May 17th and Thursday, May 18th vs. the Cincinnati Reds.

Donated by Connie Klug, Lynda Pitts


Double Your Dollars

Didn’t win your auction item? This is a winner every time for you and Mentor Iowa. Make a cash donation to Mentor Iowa and the Michael and Kimberly Krantz Charitable Foundation will match it up to $10,000.00. Every little bit helps, so raise your number and bid in any increment and double your dollars!

Donated by The Michael and Kimberly Krantz Charitable Foundation

(At the end of Live auction item #11 we will be auctioning off the flower displays created and donated by our 2017 Tidrick Honors recipient Connie Schmett.)


Silent Auction




A1.  Triple Tile

Enjoy these three unique ceiling tiles that were artistically created from our friends at West End Architectural Salvage.

Donated by West End Architectural Salvage


A2.  Spring on Screen

An original piece of screen art inspired by the beauty flowers bring during the Spring season.  This incredible piece is created and signed by local artist Peri Woltjer.

Donated by Out of My Mind Designs


A3.  Art “Blooms” in Many Ways

This package includes many items that brings out art in many ways.  Included are an Isabel Bloom sculpture titled “Angel with Rose”, box of handmade cards from Gail Pace, rose gold serving tray and spoon, necklace, bracelet, “Dreams & Detours” autographed book and “Gracie’s Song” autographed book.

Donated by Isabel Bloom (Valley West Mall), Gail Pace with Found Art, Scott & Celeste Tilton, Phil & Kathy Douglas, Mike Pace, Michelle Schlicher


A4.  Proud as a Peacock

This unique piece was created especially for the Mentor Iowa auction.  This piece features a beautifully painted peacock on a wood canvas.

Donated by Alexandria Bradley


A5.  Dual Blooms

This unique piece was created especially for the Mentor Iowa auction.  This piece features two flowers in bloom painted on a wood canvas.

Donated by Alexandria Bradley


A6.  One of a Kind Piece of History

Terrace Hill framed and matted print signed with a personal note by Governor Terry Branstad who is the longest serving Governor in the history of the United States.  This  piece is also signed by Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds who will soon be the new Governor for the State of Iowa.

Donated by Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Kim & Connie Schmett


A7.  Still Life 1952

Framed and matted print titled “Still Life 1952” from artist Giorgio Morandi.

Donated by Bill Fultz


A8.  Like Me

Framed, signed, numbered (52/60) and matted print “If I try to be like him who will be like me?”.  The artist of this piece is R. Landes.

Donated by Bill Fultz, Dots Gallery & Frame Shop


A9.  An Original

Enjoy this original painting on canvas created by artist, Bailey Johnson.  This work of art was specifically created for the Mentor Iowa auction.  Ms. Johnson is a graduate of Roosevelt High School and currently is attending DMACC.

Donated by Amy Smith



Enjoy this original Sticks memory box titled “AMAZING”.  This theme represents everyone here at the auction today as you all are amazing for supporting the children referred to Mentor Iowa!

Donated by Sticks, Mentor Iowa


A11.  Blue Birds

Enjoy this framed and matted print titled “Bluebirds and Aronia Berries” by artist, David Rottinghaus.

Donated by Kim and Steve Stewart


A12.  Three Brown Squares

Enjoy this art piece donated by Des Moines Artist, John Elwodt.

Donated by John Elwodt


A13.  Large Abstract

Enjoy this framed large abstract piece whose colors will bring out the beauty against any wall in your home.

Donated by Dots Gallery & Frame Shop


A14.  Circles & Squares

Enjoy this framed and matted abstract piece that will fit perfectly in any room for your home.

Donated by Dots Gallery & Frame Shop


A15.  Four Eyes

Enjoy this framed photo taken by Cullen Powers with Four Eyes Foto.  Mr. Powers is the official photographer of the 14th annual Mentor Iowa auction.

Donated by Cullen Powers of Four Eyes Foto


A16.  A Bowl for Many Seasons

Enjoy this amazing glass bowl that can be the centerpiece of your table for any season or special occasion.

Donated by Josephs Jewelers


A17.  Rustic Appeal

Personalize your home with this rustic bowl that fits that special corner in your homes.

Donated by Kitchen Classics


Clothing & Accessories


CA1.  The Field 24-Hour Bag

A briefcase that’ll take you anywhere for 24 hours.  Designed with enough room to slip in a fresh shirt, pair of socks, basic toiletries along with the normal cache.  Makes those quick trips a cinch.

Donated by Dillards


CA2.  Itty Bitty

Two fun, simple bottle cap adorned with antique jewelry and small found treasures becomes a versatile, timeless necklaces…both are equally smashing with a t-shirt or little black dress.

Donated by Luann Simpson-Itty Bitty


CA3.  You Are All Set

You will be set for every day of the week with this package including 2 necklaces, bag, journal, business card holder and $25 gift card to White House / Black Market.

Donated by White House / Black Market


CA4.  Pearls for the Girls

Enjoy this beautiful pearl necklace along with matching pearl earrings.

Donated by Phil & Kathy Douglas


CA5.  Templeton Rye – Enjoy the Good Stuff

This package has several items featuring the Templeton Rye brand including a bar sign and mason jar shot glasses.

Donated by Templeton Rye


CA6.  cabi Collection

This nautical themed outfit will look radiant for any occasion with this cabi collection including – Jacket size 6 and slacks size 8.  Clothing items cannot be exchanged for different sizes.  This package is valued at $300!

Donated by Jennifer Parker of cabi


CA7.  Coach, Copper & Corks

Here is a fun package that incorporates the three C’s in life.  You will receive a Coach purse, copper colored bracelet’s and a no whining necklace which features a wine cork.

Donated by the Phil & Kathy Douglas, Tim & Sue Hatling


Food & Wine


FW1.  Americana “Brunch Style”

You will receive 4 “Saturday Bombshell Brunch Combo” gift certificates.  This incredible brunch includes their famous unlimited brunch buffet as well as their bottomless mimosa & Bloody Mary bar.

Donated by Americana


FW2.  The Ultimate Winery Experiences

Enjoy Dinner for two including a glass of wine per person up to $50 gift certificate at The Wine Experience.  You also will receive Tasting for 6 certificate good at Madison County Winery which includes 1 cheese platter, 1 chocolate platter and 1 bottle of wine.

Donated by The Wine Experience, Madison County Winery


FW3.  From the Cellar

Enjoy this wine basket that is dedicated for the true wine lover.  This package includes a bottle of 2012 Pinot Noir Dobbes Family Estate, a bottle of 2013 Pinot Noir Dobbes Family Estate and various items that will bring joy while enjoying your wine.  Also provided in this exclusive package is a Bread for a Year gift certificate from Panera Bread of Iowa.

Donated by Dr. Amy Kumagai, Phil & Kathy Douglas, Panera Bread of Iowa


FW4.  It’s Wine Thirty

Enjoy this wine basket that is dedicated for the true wine lover.

Donated by Doug Peckumn & Deb Thomas


FW5.  Foodie Dream

This package has everything a food lover would want and need.  Included in this package is a bottle of Rothchila honey raspberry mustard, raspberry ameretto preserves, siracha teriyaki sauce, roasted pineapple habernero sauce, Ceruth Valley pickled okra, jalapeno jelly and Mary Lake Thompson kitchen towels.

Donated by Tim & Sue Hatling


FW6.  Lemon Sunshine

Enjoy these items that will bring some spring in your step and brighten your day.  Included in this package is a tea brewing mug, strainer, 2 tea latte’s, Mary Lake Thompson cake/towel set and jar of Tratelli Carli apricot jelly.

Donated by Tim & Sue Hatling


FW7 – Indulge – A Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Affair

It is time to spoil yourself and enjoy an evening filled with wine, cheese and chocolate.  This package will allow you and a friend to attend the 2018 Indulge event hosted by In Any Event located at West End Architectural Salvage.  The date of Indulge is Friday, January 19th, 2018.

Donated by Mindy Toyne of In Any Event


FW8.  Home for Your Wine

This wine rack was custom made especially for the Mentor Iowa auction.  This creation came from the hands of Joel Campbell of the Petey Bug Design Company.

Donated by Joel Campbell of Petey Bug Design Company


FW9.  John Ernest

Enjoy these two bottles from the John Ernest Vineyard & Winery.  You will receive a River Bottom Red Wine and an Aspok White Wine from JEV.  Also included are various items that will enhance your wine drinking experience.

Donated by John Ernest Vineyard & Winery


FW10.  What’s For Dinner

This certificate will allow you to receive 1 month of menu planning from Dinner Delights.

Donated by Andrea Love with Dinner Delights


FW11.  Pipe Dreams

This wine rack was custom made especially for the Mentor Iowa auction.  This creation came from the hands of Joel Campbell of the Petey Bug Design Company.

Donated by Joel Campbell of Petey Bug Design Company


For the Family


FF1.  The Great Martini

Mentor Iowa’s own Executive Director, Marty Lester, will perform a 30-minute magic show for your child’s party or classroom.  This magic show will entertain audience members 2nd grade or lower.

Donated by Marty Lester


FF2.  Best Birthday Ever

This gift certificate entitles you to a Grand Prix Birthday Party for up to 10 guests, one 16” pizza and lemonade.  Also included is 1 Go-Kart Race, 1 Bumper Boat Race, 1 Round of Mini-Golf, 1 Game of Laser Tag, 2 Tokens for the Batting Range, Basket Ball Hot Shot and use of the Inflatable Obstacle Course (weather permitting).

Donated by Sleepy Hollow Sports Park


FF3.  Meet Gabriela McBride – 2017 American Girl Doll of the Year

This package is a must for the little one in your family who loves dolls.  You will receive the 2017 American Girl Doll of the Year, Gabriella McBride.  Gabriela is a dancer, an artist and a poet who is out to inspire real change.  Dress up Gabriela with custom made clothes designed for the American Girl Doll brand.

Donated by Emily Kachulis, Chris and Janet Bishop


FF4.  Jean Bling

You will receive custom made quilt created by 2013 Tidrick Honors recipient, Louise Whitlow.  This beautiful quilt features a variety of “Jean Bling” designs throughout the piece.

Donated by Louise Whitlow


FF5.  Giddy Up

Calling all future cowboys and cowgirls for this auction item.  You will receive this rocking horse which features a saddle and tribal necklace.

Donated by Bill and Judge Karla Fultz


FF6.  Where Dreams Come True

Four one-day park hopper passes are valid at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort in Central Florida.  These passes are good at the following theme parks:  The Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom within one day.

Donated by Walt Disney World Co.


FF7.  Zoo-pendous

You will receive four admission tickets (expires 2/9/18) to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.  After a day of seeing the animals, you can relax with the family and use your one night stay at the new Hyatt Place Omaha/Downtown-Old Market.

Donated by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, Hyatt Place Omaha/Downtown-Old Market


FF8.  Stay-Shop-Play

This package is a fun little getaway for the family.  You will receive 2 all-day unlimited ride nickelodeon universe passes, 2 passes to Moose Mountain and a 2017 Mall of America coupon book.  Relax in-between your 2 days at the Mall of America with your One Night Stay in a Superior Guestroom at the Radisson Blu Mall of America.

Donated by Mall of America, Radisson Blu Mall of America


FF9.  Family Staycation

This package will keep your family entertained for many hours and countless memories will be made with the many fun things you will have access too.  Included in this family fun package are an Air Lanes Birthday Party Package, four passes to Blank Park Zoo, 8 30 minutes free coupons to SkyZone, 10 Buy one get one free admission gift certificates to Fridley Theatres, family four pack to the Science Center of Iowa, 4 day passes with harness rental to Climb Iowa and a family day pass (good for up to 5 people) to The Iowa Children’s Museum in Coralville.

Donated by Air Lanes, Blank Park Zoo, SkyZone, Fridley Theatres, Science Center of Iowa, Climb Iowa, The Iowa Children’s Museum (Coralville)


FF10.  Rainy Day Fun

These items will help the family stay entertained while Mother Nature forces us to stay inside.  You will receive a modern update bingo game, Art 101 – Dog Canvas, Art 101 – Heart Canvas and a colorbook with pencils.

Donated by Tim & Sue Hatling


FF11.  Estate Planning

This incredible package will help you help your loved ones when you are no longer with us.  This gift certificate from The Kreamer Law Firm, P.C. provides you with drawing up your Last Will & Testament, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters.  This package has a value of $1,000!

Donated by The Kreamer Law Firm, P.C.


For the Home


FH1.  Sitting in Style

Sit in style in your home office with this upholstered track office chair.  Keep everything organized in your home office with your DYMO Mobile label maker.

Donated by Iowa Prison Industries, Triplett Companies


FH2.  Sprinkle of Blue

This package has a sprinkle of everything that the lover of the color blue would like.  You will receive a Michael Abram Botanical Leaf S/P, a bottle of organic ocean vodka, sea glass bracelets, swing design blue mist jewelry box, notecards and a $25 gift certificate to Glazed Expressions.

Donated by Tim & Sue Hatling, Glazed Expressions


FH3.  We Install So You Can Use

This package helps update your bathroom toiletry needs.  You will receive 1 White Pro Flow Toilet ($100 value) from Ferguson ProVisions and AJM Plumbing will install it for free ($90 value).

Donated by Ferguson ProVisions, AJM Plumbing


FH4.  A Bucket of Fun

This bucket from Lowe’s at Jordan Creek will allow you to get any home project done and save money at the same time.

Donated by Lowe’s at Jordan Creek


FH5.  Lemon Lime Fresh

You will receive 2-hour service gift certificate from Lemon Lime Cleaning.  Certificate expires 4/30/18.

Donated by Ashley Vanderpool of Lemon Lime Cleaning


FH6.  Field of Flowers

This glass pitcher could also be described as a work of art.  Use this glass pitcher as a display piece or serve your friends a refreshing beverage with this beautiful glassware.

Donated by Trieste


FH7.  Kosta Boda

This incredible twisted nest bowl is designed by Kosta Boda.  The brilliant colors and unique design will compliment any room in your home.

Donated by Anonymous


FH8.  Blooming Birds

Spruce up your lawn with these fun decorations.  This repurposed pallet includes a purple flower, yellow flower and a pink birdhouse.

Donated by Margo & Chris Fox


FH9.  Sitting on the Bench

This custom bench was made especially for the Mentor Iowa auction.  This creation came from the hands of Joel Campbell of the Petey Bug Design Company.

Donated by Joel Campbell of Petey Bug Design Company


FH10.  Radically Reduce Chemicals in Your Home

This package will improve your quality of life with the following Norwex products.  Included in this package is ultra power plus detergent, dryer balls and a basic pack (EnviroCloth & Window Cloth).

Donated by Louisa Dykstra with Norwex


FH11.  The Complete Package

You will receive a Complete Package Vehicle Detailing from R Jones Collision.  This package includes a hand wash & dry, clean rims & condition tires, polish exterior, wash windows (inside & out), vacuum interior, clean door jambs & trunk, bug & tar removal, degrease engine compartment, dust dash and shampoo floor mats.

Donated by R Jones Collision


FH12.  To Brighten Your Day

Flowers bring joy to anyone’s life.  This $50 gift certificate will allow you to spoil yourself at Plaza Florist.

Donated by Plaza Florist


FH13.  Guilt Free Home Shopping

You can have guilt free shopping at K Renee with this $100 gift certificate.

Donated by K Renee


FH14.  A Chest to Treasure

You will receive a hand crafted cedar chest that will be a treasure for your family for many years to come.

Donated by Joe Nelson


FH15.  Green Thumb

This package contains a variety of things to spruce up your garden.  Included is a ceramic leaf, seed packages and gardening tools.

Donated by Tim & Sue Hatling


Health & Beauty


HB1.  2 Hours of ME

Be the envy of your friends by enjoying your 1-hour massage and 1-hour facial from Massage Envy.

Donated by Massage Envy


HB2.  Bee Happy

This package provides you with an array of wonderful Burt’s Bees products.  Items in this package includes bath crystals, hand salve, nourishing lotion, deep cleansing cream, lip balm, softening conditioner acne solutions and beeswax hand cream.

Donated by Brent & Sherri Gast


HB3.  Keep Calm & Pamper Yourself

This package includes many items that will calm you down and pamper yourself.  In this package you will receive a Young Living Essential Oils packet that features 10 different oils, 7 handmade bars of soap from Thumbprint Soap & More, a Beautifying homemade aveda bath bomb, an UnWINEd Candle Co. candle and a 45-minute massage to Family Tree Yoga & Massage.

Donated by Lisa Douglas, Katie Hambre with Thumbprint Soap & More, Adara Salon & Spa, Family Tree Yoga & Massage, Treasure House Gift Shop (Ankeny)


HB4.  Let Me Spoil You

This beauty package will make you feel pretty and good about yourself.  You will receive a haircut, botanical strengthening hair treatment and eye brow wax with Christin VanKirk of Serenity Aveda at West Glen.

Donated by Christin VanKirk, Serenity Couture West Glen


HB5.  Pearly Whites

Your teeth will look pearly white after using this Rotadent professional rotary toothbrush.  Included with this toothbrush are Crest toothpaste, Colgate toothpaste, soft picks and breath strips.

Donated by LuAnn VanKirk


HB6.  Tension Tamer

Enjoy this package that is all about relieving your tension.  Included in this package is a 60-minute massage w/level 1, pedicure and manicure.

Donated by Aveda Serenity Couture – Valley West Mall


HB7.  Read, Release & Relax

This package will make your life stress free.  You will receive a facial & manicure gift certificate from the Aveda Institute Des Moines, 2 autographed books from Mentor Iowa mentor Michelle Schlicher, an Aveda Hand Care kit from Salon W and a 45-minute massage to Family Tree Yoga & Massage.

Donated by Aveda Institute Des Moines, Michelle Schlicher, Family Tree Yoga & Massage, Salon W


HB8.  Life Changing Skin Care

This package comes with all kinds of Rodan & Fields products to help keep your skin looking young and fresh.

Donated by Kairsten Fatland


HB9.  Smilegazer

This package includes all the items needed to keep your teeth healthy.  Included in this package is an Oral-B Professional Rechargeable toothbrush that is Blue Tooth smart, included is a smart phone holder for your wall, Crest Pro-Health anti-cavity fluoride rinse and Gum Health, and floss.

Donated by Carney and Sorensen Family Dentistry


HB10.  Expect the Royal Treatment

This package contains a HydraFacial performed by Dr. Mollie James with rebalance MedSpa.

Donated by Dr. Mollie James with reBalance MedSpa


HB11.  Des Moines’ Authority on Hair

This package contains several different hair products to help keep your hair stylish and up to date with the current hair trends.

Donated by Rick Mosley Hair


Out & About


OA1.  Okoboji Style

Head up north and enjoy all that Okoboji has to offer with this fun package.  You will receive 4 park passes to Arnolds Park Amusement Park, 4 Queen II passes to the Queen II Excursion Boat, a $25 gift certificate to Sportsman’s Pub and a $30 gift certificate to the Consignment Corner.

Donated by Arnolds Park Adventureland Park, Sportsman’s Pub, Consignment Corner


OA2.  The Wild Rose

One room two night stay at the Wild Rose Casino/Hotel in Emmetsburg, dinner for 2 at Dunnigan’s and $100 in free slot play.  Also included is an assortment of Wild Rose Casino branded items.

Donated by Wild Rose Entertainment


OA3.  Get Your Wiiings!

This package is perfect for the aspiring pilot.  Included is a Discovery flight in a Cessna 172 at Exec 1 Aviation in Ankeny.  Also included is a Top Gun DVD and two four packs of Red Bull products.

Donated by Voss Distributing, Red Bull


OA4.  Ich bin ein Oktoberfester!

You will receive the ultimate party package for 10 people at the 2017 Oktoberfest celebration held Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd.  You will receive 10 tickets to Oktoberfest, 10 ½ liter commemorative boots and 10 pairs of drinking gloves for this fun and festive event.

Donated by Mindy Toyne with In Any Event


OA5.  OHHHHHHHHH BACON!!!!  Early Entry Style

Be one of the first to get 2 Early Entry tickets to the World’s Premier Bacon Festival.

Donated by the Iowa Bacon Board


OA6.  Grand Falls

Enjoy a nice trip to Larchwood, Iowa and stay at the Grand Falls Casino Resort with a 1 standard room reservation stay (Sun – Thurs) – must be a Resort Club member to redeem and two Robert’s lunch buffets.  Expires 2/23/18.

Donated by Grand Falls Casino Resort


OA7.  Bang for Your Buck

Enjoy one Staycation Package which includes One Free Hotel Stay and 2 Free Buffets at Terrible’s Lakeside Casino in Osceola.  Expires 10/31/17.

Donated by Terrible’s Lakeside Casino (Osceola)


OA8.  Diamonds Up North

You will receive two Kitchen Buffet tickets (expires 10/31/17) and two $25 Slot Dollar certificates (expires 6/30/18) at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa.

Donated by Diamond Jo Casino (Northwood, Iowa)


OA9.  Hotel Pattee

The package is good for one free night stay at the Hotel Pattee located in Perry, Iowa in a classic one queen room.  Valid Sunday-Thursday and not valid on special events.

Donated by the Hotel Pattee


OA10.  Corn Dog Heaven

This is the ultimate package for the Iowa State Fair fan!  You will receive complimentary admission for 2 to the Iowa State Fair and rides on the Sky Glider and Ye Old Mill.  Also included are an Iowa State Fair Cookbook, hat, coozie, banner and canvas.

Donated by the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation


OA11.  Storm Lake Getaway

You will have all kinds of fun with this getaway in Storm Lake.  Included in this package is a 2 night stay at King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort in a Standard City View room & 4 full-access waterpark passes (Based on availability, excludes blackout dates. Not valid Memorial Day through Labor Day, Friday’s or Saturday’s.)  You will also receive $40 in Storm Lake bucks redeemable as cash at participating Storm Lake merchants.  As you are strolling through Storm Lake you can also use your $10 gift card to Kristy’s Kandies and your $25 gift certificate to the Sugar Bowl Gold Crown Hallmark Store.

Donated by King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort, Storm Lake Merchants, Kristy’s Kandies, Sugar Bowl Gold Crown Hallmark Store


OA12.  Hickory Hills

Enjoy a 2 night stay in a cabin in Hickory Hills Park located in LaPorte City, Iowa.  Hickory Hills Park is a unique area both in terms of its natural beauty and strategic location.

Donated by Hickory Hills Park


Sports & Fitness  


SF1.  Fashion Fitness

10 training sessions through Acceleration Iowa.  Included with this gift certificate is UP2 by Jawbone which measures wireless activity and is a sleep tracker.

Donated by Acceleration Iowa, Bill & Judge Karla Fultz


SF2.  A Trip to Kinnick

This package includes two tickets to cheer on the Iowa Hawkeyes as they take on the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, September 16th.

Donated by Frank and Susan Stork


SF3.  Sports 4 All Seasons

This package will keep any sports enthusiast entertained all year around.  You will receive 4 tickets to the Iowa Cubs games on Tuesday, May 23rd and Monday, June 19th, 2 Family Four packs to see the Des Moines Menace take the soccer field, 4 sideline or grizz zone level tickets to any Iowa Energy home game for the 2017-18 regular season, an Iowa Energy jersey and 2 coozies and Iowa Wild hockey items including 4 tickets to a 2017-2018 season game, a game used hockey puck, calendar and Kurtis Gabriel bobblehead.

Donated by City Supply Corp, Des Moines Menace, Iowa Energy, Iowa Wild


SF4.  Cyclone Power

2 reserved tickets to an Iowa State football game of your choice between either Iowa State vs. Kansas (Oct. 24, 2017) or Oklahoma State (Nov. 11, 2017).

Donated by Iowa State University


SF5.  Copper Creek

Four gift cards for 1 free round of golf for 18 holes at Copper Creek Golf Course in Pleasant Hill.  Cart not included.

Donated by Copper Creek Golf Course


SF6.  The Club of Choice

Foursome with carts at the Hyperion Field Club.

Donated by the Hyperion Field Club


SF7.  The Ultimate Course

Foursome at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake.  (valid ANY DAY, expires 11/30/17)  Cart rental required for each player.

Donated by the Honey Creek Resort State Park on Rathbun Lake


SF8.  Senior PGA at its Finest

You will receive four Good-Any-One-Day tickets to the 2017 Principal Charity Classic along with four Concession Stand Vouchers.  You also will receive a bobblehead of 2016 champion, Scott McCarron.

Donated by the Principal Charity Golf Classic


SF9.  Grip It and Rip It

Foursome with carts at Willow Creek Golf Course.  Expires 12/31/17.

Donated by Willow Creek Golf Course


SF10.  You Choose Where to Play

Four golf passes good weekday only at either Waveland Golf Course, Blank Golf Course or Grandview Golf Course.  Cart not included.  Expires 12/30/17.

Donated by the City of Des Moines


SF11.  Ankeny’s Finest Course

Foursome with carts for 18 holes at Ankeny Golf & Country Club.

Donated by Ankeny Golf & Country Club


SF12.  Gear, Passion, Sports

This package contains a $125 gift card to Scheels All Sports.  Also included are some munchies for you to enjoy.

Donated by American Abstract & Title


SF13.  Go Panthers

This package includes a University of Northern Iowa clock signed by Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ben Jacobson.  Also included are 4 tickets to a UNI non-conference game during the 2017-18 season.

Donated by the University of Northern Iowa




M1.  Rudy

Rudy Ruettiger is the last football player to be carried off of the field at Notre Dame.  He was the inspiration for the 1993 film “Rudy”.  This replica jersey has been hand signed by Mr. Ruettiger and is authenticated.

Donated by Donnie Tryon


M2.  Hilton Magic

This is an ultimate for any ISU Men’s Basketball fan.  You will receive an autographed poster of the 2017 Men’s Basketball Big 12 champs.  You will also receive a $50 gift card to Dots Gallery and Frame Shop.

Donated by ISU Men’s Basketball, Janet Tryon, Dots Gallery and Frame Shop


M3.  Montee’s Slam Dunk

Montee Morris did a private signing at Mitchellville Elementary School in April 2017.  He signed this basketball and also inscribed “ISU All Time Assist King!!!”.

Donated by Joe Nelson


M4.  Montee’s Sneaker Ink

Montee Morris did a private signing at Mitchellville Elementary School in April 2017.  He signed his game worn shoes and also inscribed “3X Big 12 Champ” and “All Time Winningest Player in IA School History”.

Donated by Taylor Howard


M5.  Scoring Some Signatures

You will receive some impressive autographs of NFL past and present stars.  Included in this package are autographs from HOF17 inductee Kurt Warner, Minnesota Viking Stefon Diggs, a Chicago Bears print (autographs are laser printed), an Indianapolis Colts team stamped football and an item from the Green Bay Packers.

Donated by First Things First Foundation, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers


M6.  ISU Senior Salute

You will receive three 8 x 10 autographs from Iowa State Men’s Basketball Seniors Devonte Burton, Montee Morris and Matt Thomas.

Donated by Joe Nelson


M7.  MLB Madness

This package includes a wide variety of Major League Baseball fun.  You will receive an autographed photo of HOF member Willie Mays, two baseballs and a MLB umpire hat from Urbandale’s own Pat Hoberg, an autographed baseball of Frank Viola and one 2017 ticket voucher good for two tickets to a Monday-Thursday St. Louis Cardinals game (not good vs. the Cubs).

Donated by Joe Nelson, St. Louis Cardinals



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1908 Draught House (Waukee, Johnston, Court Avenue)

Adara Salon & Spa

Alpha Ventures

Bar Louie


Basil Prosperi


Cheesecake Factory

Draught House 50

Goodsons Bar & Grill

Jesse’s Embers

Jethros BBQ/Splash Seafood

Johnny’s Hall of Fame

la mie

Latin King

Marty Lester

Menchie’s (Wellington Square & Ingersoll locations)

Bryan & Tonja O’Donnell

Orchestrate Hospitality

The Other Place


Smokey D’s

Star Bar

Target (Valley West)

Treasure House gift shop (Ankeny)

Wellman’s Pub (West Des Moines)



Brent & Sherri Gast

Matt & Erin Gillaspie

Steve & Connie Koehn

Tim & Sue Hatling

Grant & Christy Hickman


Lisa Maas & Klint Kooyman

Dr. Amy Kumagai

Marty Lester

Bryan & Tonja O’Donnell

Shawn & Amy Smith

Scott & Celeste Tilton

Michelle Tidwell & Dave Tryon

LuAnn VanKirk



Chuck’s Restaurant

Full Court Press

Greenfield Auto

Hilton Garden Inn

New American Brewing Co.

Old Navy

Ripke Lawn Service

Scheels All Sports

State Farm – Mark Courter

Target (Altoona)