21st annual Mentor Iowa auction

Mentor Iowa’s 21st annual auction, presented by GreenState Credit Union

The Mentor Iowa auction will take place on Sunday, April 28th at Toad Valley Golf Course located at 237 NE 80th St, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327.

The following is the timeline for the Mentor Iowa 21st annual auction and presentation of the Tidrick Honors/Mentors of the Year awards:

2:00 PM – Event begins

4:00 PM – Online Auction ENDS

4:00 PM – Program & Award Ceremony

LIVE AUCTION to follow

We will have many fun “Golden” themes this year as Mentor Iowa celebrates our 50th anniversary!  The World Premier of the Mentor Iowa 50th anniversary celebratory video will be shown at the beginning of the Live Program starting at 4 pm.

Our online auction will start on Monday, April 22nd and end on Sunday, April 28th at 4 pm.  NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN!  Arrangements will be made with out-of-town auction item winners.

The 21st annual Mentor Iowa auction is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the following sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor – GreenState Credit Union

Advanced Chiropractic & Acupuncture

American Family Insurance Dream Foundation

Confluence

Custom Awards & Embroidery, Inc.

Farm Bureau Financial Services

Sherri & Brent Gast

Goodsons – Hit It and Get It Sponsor

Marcene Grant

Iowa DiamondShine Bright like an “Iowa Diamond” Sponsor

Jaina & Charles Johnson

Kaleidoscope Marketing

Anjie Shutts & Peter Kitundu

Connie & Steve Koehn

Kimberly & Michael Krantz Charitable Fund

Dr. Amy Kumagai

LaRue & Bob Maddox III

Allie Marten

Middendorf Insurance Agency

Jan Reinicke

Lana & Charlie Schafer

Connie & Kim Schmett

Thomas Sherrard

Eileen & Jim Snodgrass

Steer & Stein – Double Your Dollars sponsor

Christi & Rob Taylor

Toad Valley Golf Course

Donald Tryon

Amy & Nick Van Patten

 

2024 Award recipients

Tidrick Honors award – Maddox/Powers family

Mentors of the Year – O’Donnell family

 

Mentor of the Year – Autum Song

 

ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS – Registration will start on Monday, April 22nd at Noon.  Go to bidpal.net/mentoriowa to sign up!   

DONATIONS

Double Your Dollars – Steer & Stein at the Iowa State Fair

Did your favorite online auction item go for more than your budget but still want to make an impact with Mentor Iowa? This is a winner every time for you and Mentor Iowa by making a donation to Mentor Iowa. When you make a donation to Mentor Iowa, Steer & Stein at the Iowa State Fair will match it up to $10,000.00. Every little bit helps, so make a donation in any increment and double your dollars!

On top of Steer & Stein’s generosity, any funds donated will also receive an additional 2% match from Mentor Iowa’s account with the Birdies for Charity program. The Birdies for Charity program is in conjunction with the Principal Charity Golf Classic which will be held May 31st – June 2nd.

FUNDING IMPACT
$1,000 – Sponsor a monthly group event
$500 – Provides 5 stipend awards for the Judge Colin Witt “Phoenix” award
$250 – Provides 17 DCI background checks for prospective mentors
$100 – Adopts a Child for our Adopt a Family program
$75 – Purchases a Jeans for Teens/Clothes for Kids gift card
$50 – Honors Mentor Iowa’s 50th anniversary!

Donated by Steer & Stein at the Iowa State Fair, Principal Charity Classic

 

 

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS

1.  The Sky is the Limit

You will receive a coupon from Tecvisions Balloon Rides.  This coupon is good for one ride in a Hot Air Balloon ride for two passengers.  Certificate expires April 28, 2025.  The following quote is from previous winner Nikki Milik on her hot air balloon experience, “This was a dream of mine since I was a kid.  It was a truly once in a lifetime experience from beginning to end.”  You also will receive a “Greetings from Iowa” piece created by Bozz Prints which features a hot air balloon to remind you of this wonderful opportunity.

THIS ITEM WILL BE UP FOR BIDS DURING THE LIVE AUCTION SET TO START AFTER THE WORLD PREMIERE OF MENTOR IOWA’S 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATORY VIDEO AT TOAD VALLEY GOLF COURSE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 28th.

If you will not be in attendance, but would like to make a ghost bid, please contact Marty Lester at 515-419-1452.

Donated by Tim & Elsie Cloyd, Bozz Prints

 

2.  Big Sky 8

“Big Sky 8” comes to us from The Elements by K. Sorbe in Storm Lake. This canvas wrap will help you escape from the hectic pace the world brings to you.  This piece will magically take you to the beach and enjoy looking at the fluffy clouds in the sky.  This amazing canvas will help bring calmness and peace to your life and measures 40 x 40.

THIS ITEM WILL BE UP FOR BIDS DURING THE LIVE AUCTION SET TO START AFTER THE WORLD PREMIERE OF MENTOR IOWA’S 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATORY VIDEO AT TOAD VALLEY GOLF COURSE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 28th.

If you will not be in attendance, but would like to make a ghost bid, please contact Marty Lester at 515-419-1452.

Donated by The Elements by K. Sorbe in Storm Lake

 

3.  Your Garage is Your Domain!

Whether a garage, shop, showroom, airplane hangar, patio or basement floor, Steel Coated Floors provide floor coatings that help you increase aesthetics while adding real value to your property. Floors are much more than impression casters for your home or shop.  They affect your mood and health along with reflecting stability and sensibility.  The mood and stability that Steel Coated Floors offer prove them to be the best floor coating to provide the ideal environment for you to simply enjoy the ease of maintaining cleanliness while protecting your concrete.  The winner of this package will receive a $500 voucher good towards the installation of epoxy flooring.  The winner must live withing a 40-mile radius from Des Moines.  Comes with a lifetime guarantee!  (typical cost is $5 per square foot)

THIS ITEM WILL BE UP FOR BIDS DURING THE LIVE AUCTION SET TO START AFTER THE WORLD PREMIERE OF MENTOR IOWA’S 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATORY VIDEO AT TOAD VALLEY GOLF COURSE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 28th.

If you will not be in attendance, but would like to make a ghost bid, please contact Marty Lester at 515-419-1452.

Donated by Steel Coated Epoxy Floors

 

 

 

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

To sign up for the online silent auction please click on 

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or go to

https://bidpal.net/mentoriowa

 

 

WINE & SPIRITS CATEGORY – 100’s

 

101.  In Case of Emergency

Jasper Winery has you covered for your wine tasting evening. Behind the Shed Red is their signature dry red blend with blackberry and raspberry flavors, smooth taste with aging. Front Porch is a semi sweet rose with the fresh aromas of strawberry and red cherry. Uncorked Seyal Blanc completes your flight with a crisp dry featuring citrus, apple and pear aromas.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Jasper Winery

 

102.  “Old Fashioned” Kind of Love

This fun package is designed for the connoisseur of fine beverages.  Specifically, this package has everything you need to make the delicious drink known as an Old Fashioned.  Included in this package are the following items:  Woodford Reserve 750 ml bottle, pistachios, cashews, Old Fashioned cocktail syrup, bourbon cherries, 4 coasters and 2 whisky glasses.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Hannah & Ryne Cox

 

103.  Ride the Wave at Big Grove Brewery

Big Grove Brewery is a must stop while in Des Moines and is located in the old Karl’s Chevrolet building downtown.  Come check out this incredible brewery by enjoying your $50 gift card while sporting all of your Big Grove merchandise.  Merchandise includes:  2 koozies, hat, mug and silicone pint glass.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Big Grove Brewery

 

104.  You Have a Secret Admirer

Secret Admirer is a quaint and airy indoor bar with a skyline facing urban/garden/park-inspired patio.  Use these two (2) gift certificates to enjoy the amazing drink menu at Secret Admirer.

Donated by Secret Admirer

 

105.  I Found(ry) You

Ever wonder what goes on at Foundry Distilling Company? This package will give you all of the insights and see how their delicious beverages are made. You will receive a private tour & “Tasting for 4” gift certificate to see the behind the scenes magic and enjoy their samplings. Also included is Foundry merch (size m t-shirt, hat, 2 glasses) along with a bottle of Boulevard Wheat whiskey. Remember your fun trip and love of Mentor Iowa with these 4 etched whiskey glasses to enjoy your Boulevard Wheat.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Foundry Distilling Co., Iowa Prison Industries

 

106.  Sunday Fun-Day 

Grab the girls for a fun filled bonding session of mimosas and rose!  This package includes 3 bottles of Chloe Rose and 3 bottles of Mionetto Prosecco.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Amy Kumagai

 

107.  White Wine Fest   

Enjoy your favorite crisp clean refreshing whites on the patio this spring.  This package includes 3 bottles of Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc and 3 bottles of Rodney Strong Chardonnay.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Amy Kumagai

 

108.  Time to Wine Down 

Cozy up and relax in the comfort of your home with these red faves!!  This package includes 3 bottles of Auctioneer Cabernet Sauvignon and 3 bottles of Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Amy Kumagai

 

109.  Summer Sipping

Be the host with the most at your summer gatherings with this crowd pleaser!!  This package includes 6 bottles of Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Amy Kumagai

 

110.  On Cloud Wine   

Take some time out of your day to enjoy these rich and heavenly red wines.  This package includes 3 bottles of Antra Cabernet Sauvignon and 3 bottles of Chloe Pinot Noir.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Amy Kumagai

 

111.  A Trio of Good Taste

This package includes 3 bottles of wine which show off your good taste.  Included in this package are bottles of 2022 Madelyn White Cuvee, Napa Valley, USA (750ml), 2021 TRUJILLO CABERNET FRANC and 2022 MADELYN ROSÉ Wine California.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Suzanne Mineck

 

112.  Wolfgang Studio – Ready for Your Big Dreams

Mentor Iowa loves new champions who step up and support the community.  Wolfgang Studios is a perfect example of what a business leader should be.   Sarah Wolfgang started Wolfgang Studio because she wanted to challenge the concept of a conventional kitchen.  She felt a need to open up the possibilities of design while bringing that inspiration into the homes of our community.  If you are looking for the perfect person to turn your kitchen into the heart of your home, Sarah is the perfect person for you to connect with.

Craft the charcuterie board of your dreams with this amazing basket created by Wolfgang Studio.   This basket includes pickles, crackers, nuts, chocolate, a bottle of Petite Sirah and a $150 gift card to Cheese Shop of Des Moines.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Sarah Wolfgang with Wolfgang Studios

 

113.  Enjoy the Finest at Fleming’s

Experience Fleming’s and all of the great tastes they have available for you to enjoy.  This package provides the winner with $200 in gift cards, a wine bottle opener and a bottle of 2006 El Pedrosal Reserva.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

 

114.  Discover Decoy & Pessimist   

Uncork and discover the amazing way the flavors, aromas and mouthfeel dance these bottles of wine will bring to your taste buds.  Included in this package are 3 bottles of 2021 Decoy Merlot and 3 bottles of 2022 Pessimist by DAOU Red Blend Paso Robles.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Amy Kumagai

 

115.  Tickle Your Taste Buds

The talented staff at Madison County Winery have put together an amazing basket of goodies that will allow you to enjoy a wide range of flavors that will make your taste buds very happy.  This basket includes the following:  Bottle of Chenin Blanc, Bottle of Petite Sirah, Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bar, Chili Dark Chocolate Bar, Jar of honey, 2 glasses.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Madison County Winery

 

116.  One-of-a-Kind Everything

Middlebrook Mercantile is a one-of-a-kind bar, event space, retail center, and home to community programming for the Middlebrook community and beyond.  Located in Cumming, Iowa, it is just 5 minutes south of West Des Moines.  This package includes a wine tasting and charcuterie experience for 4 gift certificate, charcuterie board, Mercantile bottle opener, bottle of Windhorse Reserve Pinot Noir and a bottle of Windhorse Chardonnay.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this package.

THIS ITEM CAN RECEIVE BIDS STARTING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 12:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION.

Donated by Middlebrook Mercantile

 

 

 

 

FOOD CATEGORY – 200’s

 

201.  Shared Plates, Craft Cocktails and Wine

The lucky winner of this package will receive a $100 gift certificate to RoCA.  (Restaurant on Court Ave.)

Donated by RoCA

 

 202.  Johnny’s Hall of Fame

The lucky winner of this package will receive a $100 gift certificate to Johnny’s Hall of Fame.

Donated by Johnny’s Hall of Fame

 

203.  Nothing Cheesy About It

You will receive a $100 gift card to The Cheese Shop of Des Moines.  The Cheese Shop of Des Moines proudly offers over 100 artisan and farmhouse cheeses, craft beer and wine, cured meats, a limited food menu, plus events and workshops in a cozy atmosphere.

Donated by The Cheese Shop of Des Moines

 

204.  Des Moines Best Casual Dining Experience

With a menu of distinct food & drinks, you can’t go wrong with Star Bar for brunch or dinner. Located on Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines, use your $50 gift card for some great food & drinks. They are the perfect place for any dining occasion!

Donated by Star Bar

 

205.  The Bombshell

This package will allow you to enjoy one of the best brunch meals in Des Moines.  The lucky winner will receive 4 Saturday Bombshell Brunch Combo gift certificates at Americana Restaurant and Lounge.

Donated by Americana Restaurant and Lounge

 

206.  Food as it Should Be

Your excitement level will “rise” with this Panera Bread $50 gift certificate.

Donated by Panera Bread of Iowa

 

 207.  World Famous Jethro’s

 

This package will make your taste buds very happy and enjoy the world famous BBQ from Jethro’s BBQ.  You will receive 8 $20 gift cards to Jethro’s and enjoy the many different choices from their delicious menu.  If you want to change things up, these gift cards are also good at Splash Seafood Bar & Grill in Des Moines.

Donated by Jethro’s BBQ/Splash Seafood Restaurant

 

208.  The Golden Ticket

You will receive 10 (ten) $5 golden tickets to enjoy at Beaverdale Confections.  Beaverdale Confections offers the finest, freshest, gourmet marshmallows and hand-crafted chocolates & candies!  Their gourmet marshmallows have become a family tradition for their customers all over the country.

Donated by Beaverdale Confections

 

209.  It’s Always Golf Season

It’s always golf season at Broheim’s Indoor Golf & Pub.  Broheim’s Indoor Golf & Pub is about experiencing golf in a fun, laid back, atmosphere without losing that classic feel that sustains the game.  You can use your two (2) $25 gift cards for a round of golf and a beverage to celebrate your round.

Donated by Broheim’s Indoor Golf & Pub

 

210.  Welcome to Beaver Tap

Welcome to Beaver Tap in Des Moines, IA. Their menu features Breakfast, Pizzas, Sandwiches, Burgers, and more! Don’t forget to try their Pork Tenderloin and the Tap Burger! Find them at the corner of Beaver Ave and Urbandale Ave. Order online for carryout!  The lucky winner of this package will receive 2 (two) $25 gift cards.

Donated by the Beaver Tap

 

211.  A Gift of Good Taste

You will receive a $50 gift certificate to Trostel’s Greenbriar Restaurant & Bar.  Trostel’s Greenbriar is an independent restaurant, opened in 1987 by the late Paul Trostel. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, their white tablecloths, linen napkins and fresh flowers on the tables set the perfect mood. Or if you’d prefer more casual dining, they offer pizzas, sandwiches, salads and lighter dishes in our dining rooms or the beautiful mahogany bar and their patio during the summer months. Whether you are wearing blue jeans or a business suit, you’ll feel comfortable at Trostel’s Greenbriar.

Donated by Trostel’s Greenbriar Restaurant & Bar

 

212.  THE (Other) Place To Be

You will receive two (2) $50 gift cards to The Other Place. The Other Place was started in 1970 on College Hill in Cedar Falls, Iowa and was primarily a college bar that served and delivered pizza and is recognized as a memorable part of the college experience by generations of UNI students across the country. The Other Place has grown over the years to 11 locations throughout Iowa and Kansas offering great homemade pizza, oven baked subs, sandwiches, pastas, salads and more all in a sports themed setting to be enjoyed by family and friends. They have been baking their original pizza for over 45 years using only the finest meats and 100% real cheese.

Donated by The Other Place

 

213.  Throwback to the 80’s & 90’s

The Dam Pub is an eclectic little 80’s and 90’s themed pub serving great food and cocktails. They have a more lively bar side and a separate dining area for families. When the weather is warmer the rooftop bar is the place to be.  Enjoy your 2 $25 gift cards and eat, drink & play (not necessarily in that order) in this fun atmosphere.

Donated by The Dam Pub

 

214.  Celebrate The Day!

The lucky winner of this package will receive 5 $10 gift cards to Grounds For Celebration.  Grounds for Celebration provides you the best fresh roasted coffee, tea, pastries, Gelato & Lunch in Beaverdale, Windsor Heights & West Des Moines, Iowa!

Donated by Grounds for Celebration

 

 215.  Coffee Fix

The lucky winner of this package will receive 2 gift cards valued at $75 together to Starbucks to satisfy your coffee fix.

Donated by Starbucks

 

216.  Firebirds Fun

You will enjoy a warm and delightful atmosphere while enjoying amazing menu & beverage options from Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.  You will receive 3 $10 gift cards to Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.

Donated by Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

 

217.  Business Up Front, Party in the Back

You will receive a $50 gift certificate to enjoy the many options available at Mullets.

Donated by Mullets

 

218.  It’s All Good at GoodSons

The lucky winner of this package will receive 2 $25 gift cards to GoodSons Food & Spirits.

Donated by GoodSons Food & Spirits

 

219.  Cool Off

You always have to save room for dessert.  This package will allow you to enjoy the amazing cool treats at Hickory Park Restaurant Co. in Ames.  You will receive 8 gift certificates good for ONE (1) item from the Hickory Park Ice Cream Menu!  Enjoy and be careful for the brain freeze!

Donated by Hickory Park Restaurant Co.

 

220.  This Package Will Keep You FULL

This package features all the bars and restaurants you love in Des Moines owned by Full Court Press.  You will receive a total of eight (8) $25 gift cards to the following establishments:  The Chicken, Fong’s Pizza, University Library Café, Rita’s Cantina, Lucky Horse, Royal Mile, Hessen Haus and High Life/el Bait Shop.   Also included in this package are two (2) $75 gift cards to the following establishments:  Truman’s Tavern and Iowa Taproom/Ken’s Speakeasy.

Donated by Full Court Press

 

221.  It’s All Sonny

The winner of this package will receive 2 $25 gift cards to Sonny’s Pizza Bistro in Des Moines.  Sonny’s Pizza Bistro is a family-owned and -operated Italian restaurant that opened its doors to customers in Des Moines in 2006. You will always find a family-friendly atmosphere here in our restaurant, as well as excellent food.

Donated by Kim & Steve Stewart

 

222.  Scoot On Up

Over time, Scooter’s Coffee cultivated and nourished strong emotional ties with their farmers, employees, franchisees, baristas, customers, and suppliers.  It’s these ties that make up the very fabric of their brand and capture the magical essence of who they are and what they stand for….There’s Just Something About Scooter’s Coffee.  The lucky winner of this package will receive 10 Free Small Drink or Half Off Medium/Large size coupons.

Donated by Scooter’s Coffee

 

223.  Stop On By, Grab a Seat and Enjoy!

Welcome to Middlebrook Mercantile, a one-of-a-kind bar, event space, retail center, and home to community programming for anyone that wants to join!  The Mercantile features a wine bar and general store, located in the heart of Middlebook, Iowa’s first Agrihood community. We offer craft cocktails and beer, specialty wines, coffee, espressos, lattes, and more, grab-and-go eats, as well as curated fine goods for your shopping pleasure. Everyone is welcome to stop in for a drink or to browse the unique offerings found in our store.  The lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Middlebrook Mercantile.

Donated by Middlebrook Mercantile

 

224.  Happiness is Cheesecake

The lucky winner of this package will receive 2 $25 gift cards to the Cheesecake Factory.

Donated by The Cheesecake Factory

 

225.  No Shortcuts at Jason’s Deli

You will receive 4 $25 gift cards to Jason’ Deli.  As an independent, family-owned business, Jason’s Deli has the freedom to do the right thing, every day. So, they say no to shortcuts, and yes to the way of serving customers and communities they are known for more than 40 years. It’s a family thing.

Donated by Jason’s Deli

 

226.  Local Food, Drinks, Sports

Enjoy an awesome sports environment with a wonderful menu to match.  You will receive a $50 gift certificate to The Station on Ingersoll to watch their DirectTV Sports Packages available on the 23 tv’s while enjoying their delicious food options and amazing drink specials.

Donated by The Station on Ingersoll

 

227.  Beaverdale’s Landmark of Fine Food

Christopher’s has been a Des Moines tradition for over 50 years.  Use this $50 gift certificate and enjoy their excellent Italian-American cuisine, friendly staff and an atmosphere fitting of any occasion.

Donated by Christopher’s

 

228.  Pasta Party for 25!

When you are hosting your next party, Fireside Grille in Altoona will have you covered.  This pasta catering event will include enough pasta, salad and breadsticks for 25 people.  Fireside Grille was the food caterer at the 20th annual Mentor Iowa auction presented by GreenState Credit Union, and if you were in attendance last year you know how amazing their food is!

Donated by Fireside Grille

 

229.  You Will See Quality at Hy-Vee

You will see smiles in every aisle when you use these 2 gift cards valued at a total of $200 to use at Hy-Vee.  These gift cards can also be used for gas at any Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh store.

Donated by Des Moines Area Hy-Vee Stores

 

230.  Easier, Healthier, Happier

You will see smiles in every aisle when you use these 2 gift cards valued at a total of $200 to use at Hy-Vee.  These gift cards can also be used for gas at any Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh store.

Donated by Des Moines Area Hy-Vee Stores

 

231.  A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle

You will see smiles in every aisle when you use this gift card valued at $100 to use at Hy-Vee.  This gift card can also be used for gas at any Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh store.

Donated by Des Moines Area Hy-Vee Stores

 

232. Let’s Get Shopping Your Way

You will see smiles in every aisle when you use this gift card valued at $50 to use at Hy-Vee.  This gift card can also be used for gas at any Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh store.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

233.  Food With Integrity

Chipotle was born of the radical belief that there is a connection between how food is raised and prepared, and how it tastes. Real is better. Better for You, Better for People, Better for Our Planet. It may be the hard way to do things, but it’s the right way.  You will receive two (2) “Free Entrée’ gift cards and a “Free Chips & Queso Blanco” gift card to Chipotle.

Donated by Chipotle Mexican Grill

 

234.  We Have the Meats

Arby’s Fast Crafted® restaurant services feature a unique blend of quick-serve speed combined with the quality and made-for-you care of fast casual. You will receive 5 complimentary sandwich coupons to Arby’s to enjoy.  Coupons expire January 31, 2024.

Donated by Arby’s

 

235.  Caffrey’s Sports Pub

Looking to hang with friends within a fun upbeat setting? Look no further. When you walk in the door at Caffrey’s Sports Pub you’ll see classic wood paneling with black metal trim. Outside there’s a metal roof covered patio that is designed for all four seasons. Enjoy your two $50 gift cards to Caffrey’s Sports Pub and try their delicious food and drink menu’s.

Donated by Caffrey’s Sports Pub

 

236.  Dark Side of the Spoon

You will receive two $50 gift cards to use at one of the many restaurants under the Dark Side of the Spoon management.  The restaurants include:  Wellman’s Pub, The Breakfast Club, Shotgun Betty’s, The Irish, Anna dolce Ristorante, Annie’s Irish Pub, MOON – West Glen and 1908 Draught House.

Donated by Dark Side of the Spoon

 

237.  The Berkshire Difference

You will receive a $100 gift card to Berkwood Farms.  Why settle for a pale imitation when you can have the real thing? Berkwood Farms 100% certified pure heirloom Berkshire pork is distinctive for its rich ruby color and exquisite marbling, tenderness, and depth of flavor.

Donated by Berkwood Farms

 

238.  Your Dining Experience

At Biaggi’s, they believe that your dining experience should be just that … an experience. You will receive a $50 gift card to enjoy their large menu of Italian fare plus specialty cocktails in a laid-back setting.

Donated by Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

 

239.  Iowa’s Freshest Since 1984

You will receive a $100 gift card to the Waterfront Seafood Market.  Waterfront buys most of its seafood directly from the boats or from the docks where the fisherman bring in their daily catch. They have been doing business with the same people for many years and they know that only the highest quality fish and seafood will keep us – and more importantly you – at Waterfront happy.

Donated by Waterfront Seafood Market

 

240.  Hot Steaks, Hot Music, Hot Italian… Cool Place!

At Johnny’s, their steaks take center stage and are complemented by a gourmet assortment of Italian cuisine and seafood, alongside an expertly curated wine list. Whether you choose their famous Steak De Burgo or the classic Chanel No. 5, you’re sure to satisfy your cravings. With new-fashioned luxuries and old-fashioned service and hospitality, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse brings the Rat Pack era to the 21st Century.  The lucky winner of this package will receive a “Dinner for Two” gift certificate valued at $200.  Certificate expires 12/31/2024.

Donated by Heart of America Group, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

 

241.  Dedicated to the American Farmer

The Machine Shed Restaurant is dedicated to the American Farmer.  Enjoy their delicious menu with this “Dinner for Two” gift certificate valued at $100.  Certificate expires 12/31/2024.

Donated by Heart of America Group, The Machine Shed Restaurant

 

 

 

 

FOR THE HOME CATEGORY – 300’s

 

301.  The Ted Lare Promise

?Ted Lare is your local source for expert landscaping and garden care in Des Moines. Whatever your project, you can be confident that Ted Lare has the help and advice you need to create the outdoor living space of your dreams.  Start that project you have been procrastinating on with your $25 gift card to Ted Lare Garden Center.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

302.  Food Prep Sunday

Sundays are such a good day to meal prep for your week.  This package will help you be all ready to keep up with your healthy habits even with your busy schedule.  This package includes the following items:  14 pc Tramontina pots and pans set with 5pc utensil and your Smartheart digital food scale for weighing.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling, Joe Nelson

 

303.  Clean Faster

This XL mop system from Norwex is great to clean those larger areas. Mop system include telescopic mop handle, XL dry superior mop pad, XL wet mop pad and XL mop base. This mop system also features a 5-year warranty.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

304.  Shine & Show

The winner of this package will win the cleanest car award.  Whether you are DIY with this Armour All 10-pc cleaning set or cruising to Mr. Carwash for a Titanium exterior car wash, this package will keep your car clean. Mr. Carwash includes 4 Titanium exterior car washes.

Donated by Joe Nelson, Mr. Carwash

 

305.  Keep Your Gold Cold

Featured on Shark Tank, this Kanga Kasemate cooler will keep any 12-pack cold for up to 7 hours with no ice!! 12 pack of Ultra Gold is included to get you started!

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling, Jan Sage

 

306.  Nothing Holds You Back

This Yeti loadout box holds everything. It is dustproof, waterproof and indestructible.  It also features a removable tray and divider. Added to get the job done are 2 Yeti rambler 35 oz cups with straws.

Donated by O’Donnell Ace Hardware

 

307.  It’s All Goode

Goode Greenhouses has been providing Des Moines the highest quality plants, products and personal service since 1905.  Spruce up your home with these 2 $25 gift cards to purchase some of their quality greenhouse flowers.

Donated by Kim & Steve Stewart

 

308.  Your Glass is Half Full

You will receive a $25 gift card to Canoyer Garden Center / Glasshouse Market.  The mission at Canoyer Garden Center is to provide a rewarding and satisfying experience in the Retail, Landscaping, & Lawn Care services for our customers. Canoyer Garden Center has expanded and re-branded their gift shop to Glasshouse Market. Glasshouse Market is full of personality with unique gift items, classic home decor, the perfect accent to your garden or landscaping, and whole lot more. When you see it, you’ll know it’s something you need!

Donated by Kim & Steve Stewart

 

309.  Mow Them Down

Introducing a mower that adjusts to you, with no knobs, no levers, no messing around. Grab the easy-to-steer handle, engage, and go – with Personal Pace Auto-Drive™. Supercharge your mowing with an amped airflow that requires less energy to cut more grass into teeny-tiny, clumpless clippings. That’s our Vortex Technology™ giving you Lawn Vitamins™ for free. Throw on the grass bag and start your lawn vacuum that holds more so you empty less. In total, it’s a boatload of features that easily make you and your lawn look great in less time. This machine starts the first time, every time, and is built to last with a 22 in. steel deck. With a high-quality, user-friendly design, the Toro 22 in. Recycler Mower with SmartStow is the perfect product for your outdoor job. Powered by a durable 6.25ft-lb Gross Torque Briggs & StrattonEXI 150cc engine, it is designed for years of peak performance. It also conveniently stores upright to save space in your garage.

Donated by Toro (Ankeny)

 

310.  Art of Sitting   

A local craftsman hand welded this 36 x17 metal frame to hold an interchangeable contemporary fabric cushion.  This West End Architectural Salvage statement piece will be perfect for a loft, hallway or the end of a bed.

Donated by West End Architectural Salvage

 

311.  Clones for the Home     

Show your loyalty with this indoor/outdoor 15 x 15 hand welded Iowa State Cyclones sign.  Let’s have a friendly competition with the Iowa Hawkeye fans out there and see which sign raises more money.  Bragging rights are on the line!!!

Donated by Farmboy Market

 

312.  Hawks for the Home 

Show your loyalty with this indoor/outdoor 15 x 15 hand welded Iowa Hawkeyes sign.  Let’s have a friendly competition with the Iowa State Cyclones fans out there and see which sign raises more money.  Bragging rights are on the line!!!

Donated by Farmboy Market

 

313.  Blades of Steel

You will receive a gift certificate for a sharp-n-lube mobile mower service for a push mower or riding lawn mower from A+ Lawn & Landscape.

Donated by A+ Lawn & Landscape

 

314.  Unbelievably Fabulous Transformation

Your home will have an incredible before and after transformation to it after you have utilized your two – 2-hour design consultations with Interior Designer, Juli Verrant, with Verrant Interiors.  In 2023, Ms. Verrant was a finalist in two categories during the 3rd annual dsm Home Design Awards.

Donated by Juli Verrant with Verrant Interiors

 

315.  Face the Sunshine     

You will always feel the warmth in your yard with this handcrafted metal sunflower.  This piece is 48 inches tall and 15 inches wide.  The ladybug on the leaf is for good luck.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

316.  Succulent Centerpiece     

An earthtone pottery piece full of a unique succulent garden plants designed by Bedwell Garden in Norwalk, Iowa.  Easy care for a perfect bit of green in your office or home.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

317.  Make a Statement

Whether it is a birthday, graduation, anniversary or other celebration, Lawn Statements will provide that special sign for the yard. The lucky winner of this package will receive two (2) $50 gift certificates to say something special with a yard sign.  Package is available in the Des Moines metro area.

Donated by Jackson Zeigler with Lawn Statements

 

318.  A Bucket of Fun

This bucket from Lowe’s at Jordan Creek will allow you to get any home project done and you can save money at the same time.  You will receive the following Kobalt Tools in your Lowe’s bucket – Pry Bar, Hammer, Slip Joint Pliers, Heavy-Duty Scissor Set, Utility Knife, Utility Blades, 2 pairs of Safety Glasses, Knee Pads, Leather Gloves and Fiberglass Long Tape.

Donated by Lowe’s at Jordan Creek

 

319.  Got 2 Eat Pizza

Your backyard is the pizza joint of choice! This Ooni Karul 2” Multi Fuel outdoor pizza oven can use wood or charcoal. Heat to 950° and pizza is done in 60 seconds. Package completed with the pan and cover.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

320.  22 on the Court – #1 in Your Heart

What a season for Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeye’s women’s basketball team.  Their magical season had the whole nation tuning in to watch their amazing play take them to the national championship game.  The winner of this package will win a custom-made Hawkeye’s bench to let your friends know you are the biggest Caitlin Clark fan of all.  This one-of-a-kind bench measures 5 ft. wide and 3 ft. tall.   This bench is made of 11-gauge steel and painted with a polyester powder coat.  If you look closely, you will see the Tiger Hawk emblem along with a number 22 cut out on the seat part of the bench!!!  What a great piece to have for that special Hawkeye fan in your life and celebrating the #1 pick in the 2024 WNBA draft, Caitlin Clark.

Donated by Electrical Power Products

 

321.  Dish Up a Taste of Home

The state plate was dreamt up around the dinner table with friends.  We hope this dish inspires you to gather, cook and create memories.  Wherever you call home, you can use this Iowa themed state plate to entertain and remind you of the greatest state in the USA!

Donated by Josephs

 

322.  Your Glass Will Always Be Full

You will want to always keep your glass full so you can enjoy this 4-piece glassware set.  These beautiful glasses are perfect for any occasion you need them and will keep your friends and family well hydrated.

Donated by Trieste

 

323.  Stone Cold Pampering

This Pampered Chef package will keep you going while working on magical creations in the kitchen.  You will receive the following Pampered Chef products:  Medium Stone Bar Pan, Paring Knife, Citrus & Onion Peelers set and Three Onion rub.

Donated by Josie Lehman with Pampered Chef

 

324.  More Than Just a Car Wash

At Tommy’s Express, they are more than just a car wash. They believe in enriching lives, adding value, and serving communities. You will exit the Tommy Tunnel with a shine and a smile. You know what they say, “look good, feel good.” At Tommy’s Express, they believe in clean and green. Their industry-leading wash uses low energy and reclaimed water, making it friendly for the planet. They believe in a wash that delivers impressive quality and works with any lifestyle.  With 50+ years of innovation, they are continually challenging themselves to ensure they stay environmentally friendly, help local communities, give your vehicle the best wash possible, and – most importantly – give YOU the car washing experience suitable for your lifestyle.  The lucky winner, or lucky car, will receive a complimentary 3 Month membership at Tommy’s Express Car Wash (any Des Moines metro location) valued at $100.

Donated by Heart of America Group, Tommy’s Express Car Wash

 

325. Let’s Create Something Beautiful

This $100 gift card to K Renee Clothing & Home will allow you to purchase whatever you want with a guilt free conscience.

Donated by K Renee Clothing & Home

 

 

 

 

 

ERIC “Coop” COOPER MEMORABILIA CATEGORY – 400’s

Eric Cooper was a Major League Baseball umpire and 9-year board member for Mentor Iowa.  The highlight of his career was being selected to the umpire crew for the 2014 World Series.  Coop joined the board in 2006 and from that moment on he donated many priceless memorabilia pieces to our auction for those to bid on and enjoy.  He also is a member of the Hoover High School Hall of Fame.  Coop passed away in 2019 but his dedication to his craft lives on through the countless umpires he has mentored through the years.  It is an honor to name the Memorabilia category in Mr. Cooper’s name.

 

401.  Good Call Blue

Mentor Iowa was fortunate to have Eric Cooper as a board member and we are honored to have our memorabilia category named after him.  Umps Care Charites was near and dear to “Coop” and they donated a collectable package in honor of his career with MLB.  Included in this package is a 2023 autographed World Series umpire baseball (signed by Bill Miller, DJ Reyburn, Alfonso Marquez, David Rackley, Brian knight, Vic Carapazza, Quinn Wolcott).  There also is a UMPS CARE Charities gift pack which includes an adjustable hat, Size L polo shirt, umbrella and tumbler.  Also included is a Field of Dreams print created by Bozz Prints.

Donated by Umps Care Charities, Bozz Prints

 

402.  Show Some “Love” for the Packers

This is a must for any Green Bay Packers fan as you will receive a 2023 Collector Series Football with transferred signatures of the entire team and coaching staff.  If you are a Packers fan, you know Jordan Love’s signature will be on it with a heart by his name.

Donated by Green Bay Packers

 

403.  Legacy – Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner is one of the most inspiring individuals who made it to the NFL.  From being cut in the NFL to making it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kurt Warner makes everyone from Iowa proud to know he grew up and learned how to play football in our state.  You will receive an autographed 8 x 10 picture titled “Legacy” which features Kurt Warner as a member of the Rams, and Cardinals.  He signed the picture with a blue sharpie.  An acknowledgement letter from the First Things First Foundation to verify the autograph is with the picture.

Donated by Kurt Warner – First Things First Foundation

 

404.  Iowa Wild in the Game

The hockey lover in your family is going to love this package.  Feel like you are a member of the Iowa Wild with this game used helmet autographed by #47 – Cam Hausinger.  Also included are 3 bobbleheads of Iowa Wild players – Adam Beckman, Joe Hicketts & Mason Shaw.  You can then see “your” team in action with the two (2) Ticket Vouchers good for the 2024-2025 Iowa Wild season.

Donated by Iowa Wild

 

405.  Vikings “Crime Dog”

Christian Darrisaw is an offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings. He played at Virginia Tech and was selected by the Vikings in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.  Former Vikings Quarterback, Kirk Cousins, playfully dubbed him the “Crime Dog”.  This nickname is a nod to McGruff the Crime Dog, who promoted crime awareness and personal safety which Cousins needed from Darrisaw to make sure no defensive lineman would sack him.

Donated by the Minnesota Vikings

 

406.  “The Red Baron” at Harry Caray’s

This unique piece features two legends affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.  Harry Caray was a legendary announcer whose restaurant, Harry Caray’s, is a staple in the community.  This piece of memorabilia features a menu from Harry Caray’s signed by Rick Sutcliffe.  Known as “the Red Baron”, Rick Sutcliffe was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1979 and NL Cy Young Award winner in 1984.  He played in the MLB from 1979 – 1984 for the Dodgers, Indians, Cubs, Orioles and Cardinals.  Mr. Sutcliffe signed the menu and inscribed his number “40 Cubs” and also “Go Cubs!!” by his signature.

Donated by Joseph Nelson

 

407.  Luka Garza in the House

       

This signed Luka Garza Iowa Wolves jersey is a must have for any fan of this 2021 National College Player of the Year for the Iowa Hawkeyes.  Luka Garza signed the first 5 on that back of this jersey with a silver sharpie.  He was the 52nd overall pick by the Detroit Pistons in the 2021 NBA draft and was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2022.  He has played at Wells Fargo Arena for the Iowa Wolves and now resides on the roster for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Donated by The Rookie

 

 

 

CARL GRANT JR. OUT & ABOUT CATEGORY – 500’s

Carl Grant Jr. was a mentor, financial supporter and longtime friend to Mentor Iowa.  He became a mentor with Mentor Iowa in 2000 to his mentee, Tim.  Besides being a mentor, Carl and his wife Marcene, were ongoing sponsors for our auction and holiday parties.  Mr. Grant lived life to the fullest and was passionate about tennis, golf, biking, fishing and traveling.  His favorite travel spots were trips to Colorado and Hawaii.  He always had hist days planned for his adventures or everyday life.  Mr. Grant passed away in 2017 but his smile will live on in our memories and we will cherish the many ways of support he provided to Mentor Iowa.  It is an honor to name the Out & About category in Mr. Grant’s name.

 

501.  Talk to Me Goose

This package is perfect for the aspiring fan of aviation.  Included is a Discovery flight in a Cessna 172 at Exec 1 Aviation in Ankeny.  You will also receive 2 cases of Red Bull products and a DVD of Top Gun 2-Movie Collection.

Donated by Voss Distributing

 

502.  Gear, Passion, Sports

This package contains a $200 gift card to Scheels All Sports.

Donated by Scheels All Sports

 

503.  Discover Hilton Garden Inn

You will receive a certificate good for a one (1) night stay in a standard room at the Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines.  This coupon is also good for Breakfast Coupons to the Garden Grill.  Coupon expires 2/9/2025.

Donated by Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines

 

504.  Travel Happy at the Drury Inn

Enjoy a free one-night stay at any Drury Brand Hotel.  Drury Hotels have more than 150 hotels in 26 states.  Certificate expires April 29, 2025.

Donated by Drury Hotels

 

505.  Bang for Your Buck

Enjoy one Staycation Package which includes One Free Hotel Stay and $30 food voucher at the West Lake Bar & Grille good at Lakeside Hotel-Casino in Osceola.  Expires 6/30/25.

Donated by Lakeside Hotel-Casino (Osceola)

 

 506.  Live It Up!

This package is good for one weekday (Sun – Thurs) Stay in a King or Queen Room at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa.  You also will receive two lunch buffets at Robert’s Buffet or $25 food credit at 22 & Vine or Draft Day.  Expires 12/28/2024.

Donated by Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

 

507.  Have a Grand Time at 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) and must be a Resort Club member to redeem.  Black-out dates apply.  You also will receive two buffets at Roberts or two combo meals at The Big Drop.  Certificates expire – 4/28/2025.

Donated by Grand Falls Casino Resort

 

508.  Life of Luxury

Relax with a complimentary One Night Stay to be used on a Friday or Saturday Night with Parking at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.  Expires 4/30/2025.  Void on high occupancy nights.

Donated by Des Moines Marriott Downtown

 

509.  Work Hard. Have Fun!

When you are in need of an item, never fear as Amazon is near to find what you are looking for!  You will receive a $50 gift card to purchase some great deals on Amazon.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

510.  Global Wholesale at Costco

You will receive 2 $50 gift cards to Costco.  Shop at Costco for electronics, computers, furniture, outdoor living, appliances, jewelry and more. Enjoy low warehouse prices on name-brands products.

Donated by Costco West Des Moines, Costco Ankeny

 

511.  In & Out Kwikly

The winner of this package will receive 2 $50 gift cards to Kwik Trip / Kwik Star.

Donated by Kwik Trip

 

512.  Save Money Live Better

Use this $50 gift card at Wal-Mart to purchase whatever is on your list of things to get.  Or buy something guilt free that you have wanted for a long time.

Donated by Wal-Mart Ankeny

 

513.  Laughter is the Best Medicine

After all of the stress going on in the world sometimes you just need a good laugh.  Enjoy a night full of laughter at the Funny Bone Comedy Club with your 2 “Admit 2” gift certificates.  Certificates expire April 2025.

Donated by Funny Bone Comedy Club

 

514.  Shopping List Filler

You will be able to find everything on your shopping list when you use these 2 $100 gift certificates to Target.  You will be crossing everything off your shopping list and maybe even find a few things not on the list too!

Donated by Target – Urbandale, Target – Merle Hay Mall

 

515.  I Love Target

Who doesn’t love Target?  These two $100 gift certificates totaling to Target will allow you to buy everything on your list and the other things you found that you just have to have!

Donated by Target – Altoona, Target – Valley West

 

516.  The Gift of Theatre!

Enjoy a great theatrical performance with this gift certificate good for 2 tickets to a Des Moines Community Playhouse upcoming performance.

Donated by Des Moines Community Playhouse

 

517.  Good as Gold

This package will be a fun night out listening to the talented musicians involved with the Des Moines Symphony.  You will receive two tickets in the GOLD section at any Masterworks Concert.  (May not be used for Pops concerts) Certificate expires 04/24/2025.

Donated by Des Moines Symphony & Academy

 

518.  Enjoy the Opera

You will receive a gift certificate good for two (2) tickets to one 2024 summer festival season show.  Shows are The Barber of Seville (June 28, July 5, 16, 20 at 7:30 pm), Salome (June 29, July 19 at 7:30 pm/July 13 at 1:00 pm), Pelleas & Melisande (July 6, 12, 17 at 7:30 pm).

Donated by the Des Moines Metro Opera

 

519.  Stir Up Some Music

The winner of this musical package will receive two (2) GENERAL ADMISSION tickets to one (1) 2024 Stir Cove concert of your choice (excluding sold out or blackout shows) at Harrah’s Casino & Hotel in Council Bluffs.   Shows include: 5/11/2024 – Dustin Lynch / 5/17/2024 – Alabama – The Band / 5/25/2024 – Marcus King / 6/14/2024 – Taking Back Sunday / 6/21/2024 – Warren Zeiders / 7/13/2024 – The Beach Boys / 7/19/2024 – Brantley Gilbert / 8/24/2024 – Iowa Is For Lovers Festival.  The 2024 Stir Cove concerts will be held at Harrah’s Casino & Hotel in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Shows exclude sold out shows and blackout shows)

Donated by Ceasars Entertainment – Harrah’s & Horseshoe Council Bluffs

 

520.  Built for Real Life

At Fleet Farm, you’ll find the heart of a general store, with the expertise and selection of a specialty store. They are your one-stop shop with a welcoming, neighborly shopping experience. Enjoy your Fleet Farm experience by using this $50 gift card to purchase and remember, “If Fleet Farm doesn’t have it, you don’t need it.”

Donated by Fleet Farm – Ankeny

 

521.  For Any Occasion

This package contains a $100 gift card to Scheels All Sports.

Donated by Allie Marten

 

522.  20 Years of Oktoberfest – Probst!

The lucky winner of this package will receive the ultimate Oktoberfest package for 10 people.   Oktoberfest will take place on September 27th and 28th at Lauridsen Amphitheater in Water Works Park in Des Moines.  You will receive 10 weekend passes to the festival which includes live music, silent disco party and other entertainment.  You also may see Mentor Iowa Executive Director, Marty Lester, compete in the celebrity beer stein holding competition!

Donated by Mindy Toyne with In Any Event

 

523.  Time to INDULGE

You will receive two (2) tickets to the 2025 Indulge – A Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Affair.  Indulge will take place on Saturday, January 25th in Downtown Des Moines.   Indulge yourself in this opportunity to enjoy fabulous wines from around the world and pair each with artisan cheeses and chocolates.  Browse the galleries of West End Architectural Salvage as you enjoy live music.  Indulge offers two nights of everything you’ve grown to love about the annual event. Indulge is a 21+ event.

Donated by Mindy Toyne of In Any Event

 

524.  A Tattoo is the Forever Joy

If you love tattoos, want one, need to cover up one or a rework, then Iron Heart Tattoo is among the best places in town. Nestled in Beaverdale, all of their tattoo artists are extremely talented and appointments are a must to get a tattoo or piercing. Taking pride in their sterile and safe environment, this tattoo shop is owned and run by James Heider and Budha who are tattooists themselves. Besides tattoos and piercing, they also have jewelry and apparel on sale. Get customized designs that are unique and intricate at this locally popular studio.  Use these two (2) $100 gift cards and start the journey of getting some new ink to bring you joy!

Donated by Iron Heart Tattoo

 

525.  The Wild Rose

You are already a winner by winning this package donated from our friends at Wild Rose Entertainment.  This package is for the Wild Rose Casino located in Jefferson, Iowa.  You will receive a two-night stay in one standard room, dinner for two at Coaches Corner ($50.00), $200 in free slot play and misc. Wild Rose items (Shirt, hat, mug, golf balls, cards, etc.).  Certificates expire:  2.30.2025.

Donated by Wild Rose Entertainment

 

526.  Saving People Money

Use this $50 gift card at Wal-Mart to purchase whatever is on your list of things to get.  Or buy something guilt free that you have wanted for a long time.

Donated by Wal-Mart West Des Moines

 

527.  Feeling Grand in the Stand

This package is a must for the Indy Car and music fan.  This package will provide you with two (2) tickets to the Saturday, July 13th Hy-Vee INDYCAR race.  At 4:15 pm there will be a pre-race concert featuring Luke Combs.  The INDYCAR race will begin at 7 pm.  After the race has ended, there will be a post-race concert featuring Eric Church.  These two (2) tickets are outdoors in the main grandstands with views of the race and concerts.

Donated by Hy-Vee

 

528.  Take Me to Church

This package is a must for the Indy Car and music fan.  This package will provide you with two (2) tickets to the Saturday, July 13th Hy-Vee INDYCAR race.  At 4:15 pm there will be a pre-race concert featuring Luke Combs.  The INDYCAR race will begin at 7 pm.  After the race has ended, there will be a post-race concert featuring Eric Church.  These two (2) tickets are outdoors in the main grandstands with views of the race and concerts.

Donated by Hy-Vee

 

529.  Growing Up and Getting Old

This package is a must for the Indy Car and music fan.  This package will provide you with two (2) tickets to the Saturday, July 13th Hy-Vee INDYCAR race.  At 4:15 pm there will be a pre-race concert featuring Luke Combs.  The INDYCAR race will begin at 7 pm.  After the race has ended, there will be a post-race concert featuring Eric Church.  These two (2) tickets are outdoors in the main grandstands with views of the race and concerts.

Donated by Hy-Vee

 

530.  The Race/Concert Trifecta

This package is a must for the Indy Car and music fan.  This package will provide you with two (2) tickets to the Sunday, July 14th Hy-Vee INDYCAR race.  At 11:00 am the INDYCAR race will begin.  After the race is over, there will be 2 post-race concerts.  At 2:00 pm, Kelsea Ballerini will take the stage and entertain everyone in attendance.  After Kelsea Ballerini performs, Post Malone will end the day with a performance starting at 3:45 pm.  These two (2) tickets are outdoors in the main grandstands with views of the race and concerts.

Donated by Hy-Vee

 

531.  Rolling Up the Welcome Mat

This package is a must for the Indy Car and music fan.  This package will provide you with two (2) tickets to the Sunday, July 14th Hy-Vee INDYCAR race.  At 11:00 am the INDYCAR race will begin.  After the race is over, there will be 2 post-race concerts.  At 2:00 pm, Kelsea Ballerini will take the stage and entertain everyone in attendance.  After Kelsea Ballerini performs, Post Malone will end the day with a performance starting at 3:45 pm.  These two (2) tickets are outdoors in the main grandstands with views of the race and concerts.

Donated by Hy-Vee

 

532.  Post Race = Post Malone

This package is a must for the Indy Car and music fan.  This package will provide you with two (2) tickets to the Sunday, July 14th Hy-Vee INDYCAR race.  At 11:00 am the INDYCAR race will begin.  After the race is over, there will be 2 post-race concerts.  At 2:00 pm, Kelsea Ballerini will take the stage and entertain everyone in attendance.  After Kelsea Ballerini performs, Post Malone will end the day with a performance starting at 3:45 pm.  These two (2) tickets are outdoors in the main grandstands with views of the race and concerts.

Donated by Hy-Vee

 

533.  DATE NIGHT in Des Moines

Every couple needs to have some special time together and this package will help strengthen your relationship.  You will receive a complimentary one room, overnight stay at the beautiful AC Hotel by Marriott, Des Moines – East Village located at 401 East Grant Avenue, Des Moines which will include Dinner for Two at the Republic on Grand.  This date night package is valued at $300 and the certificate expires 12/31/2024.

Donated by Heart of America Group, AC Hotel by Marriott, Republic on Grand

 

534.  Serving Aficionados Since 1996

Founded in 1996, Iowa Cigar Company, formerly known as Pars & Cigars, is a local cigar shop in West Des Moines, Iowa. They have the largest cigar selection in Iowa. They also have a great smoking lounge and clientele which often meet for a premium cigar or two. This package is perfect for the lover of cigars and includes the following:   12 cigars, lighter, cutter, hat, t-shirt and a small cigar travel bag.

Donated by Iowa Cigar Company

 

 

 

SUE RICHARDSON SPORTS & FITNESS CATEGORY – 600’s

Sue Richardson was a lifelong teacher and relished the opportunity to be a part of young people’s lives with her positive outlook.  She loved to exercise by walking and playing tennis.  She also enjoyed watching her children play sports and participating in musical events.  Her love of giving back to the community was instilled in her children too.  Ms. Richardson passed away in 2007 but her memory will live on through the impact she made on the many children she taught.  It is an honor to name the Sports & Fitness category in Ms. Richardson’s name.

 

601.  Bike Iowa

Get ready to ride the trail while admiring your 11 x 14 Bozz Iowa print and tuning up your bike with your pocket bike maintenance book. You’re ready to ride in your Bike World helmet complete with your new water bottle and cage.  Celebrate your bike ride by enjoying your favorite beverage with a $30 gift certificate from Cumming Tap.

Donated by Bozz Prints, Bike World, Cumming Tap

 

602.  Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Looking out your 10 x 42mm binoculars will help you find that perfect fishing spot. Binocular case is included. Your tackle bag has three trays with plenty of storage for a waterproof first aid kit,flask with funnel, drybag and lures all by Ozark Trail.

Donated by Joseph Nelson

 

603.  Cutting Edge Fun

Experience the thrill of axe throwing at Ironside Axe Club with this party voucher for you and five of your friends. A t-shirt (size L) and koozie are included in this package.

Donated by Ironside Axe Club

 

604.  Your Ultimate Golf Experience

You will receive four (4) 1 free round of golf with cart passes at Woodland Hills Golf Course.  Each pass is good for 18 holes of golf with cart Monday-Friday (non holidays).  Not valid for two 9-hole rounds.  Coupon not valid for league play, tournaments or golf outings.  Expires 12/2024.

Donated by Woodland Hills Golf Course

 

605.  Golf Clap

You will receive four (4) 1 free round of golf with cart passes at Woodland Hills Golf Course.  Each pass is good for 18 holes of golf with cart Monday-Friday (non holidays).  Not valid for two 9-hole rounds.  Coupon not valid for league play, tournaments or golf outings.  Expires 12/2024.

Donated by Woodland Hills Golf Course

 

606.  Indianola Country Club

You will receive a gift certificate good for one foursome for (18) Holes with cart at the Indianola Country Club.  Expires 12/31/2024.

Donated by the Indianola Country Club

 

607.  Cy-Golf

You will receive a gift certificate good for 1 round of 18 holes for a foursome with cart any day at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames.  Certificate will expire on 4/28/2025.

Donated by Iowa State University’s Veenker Memorial Golf Course

 

608.  Hit Some Bombs at Ballard

You will receive a gift certificate good for a foursome (18 holes with cart) to the Ballard Golf & Country Club located in Huxley, Iowa.  This certificate has no cash value and will expire on 10/5/2024.

Donated by Ballard Golf & Country Club

 

609.  Toad Valley Golf & Mini-Golf

You will receive 2 rounds of golf (cart not included) and two rounds of mini-golf at Toad Valley Golf Course.  Many thanks to Toad Valley for being the new host for the 21st annual Mentor Iowa auction sponsored by GreenState Credit Union.  Coupons expire on 3/7/2025.

Donated by Toad Valley Golf Course

 

610.  The Club of Choice

Foursome with carts at the Hyperion Field Club.  Subject to tee time availability.  Must adhere to Hyperion dress code policy.  NO DENIM; collared shirts are required.  Expires 12/31/2024.

Donated by Hyperion Field Club

 

611.  Ankeny’s Finest Course

You will receive a gift certificate good for a foursome with carts for 18 holes at the Ankeny Golf & Country Club.  The winner must call Ken for redemption details.  Certificate expires 12/31/2024.

Donated by Ankeny Golf & Country Club

 

612.  Watch the Golf Pros

This package allows you to see some of the greats of the Senior PGA at the historic Wakonda Club in Des Moines.  You will receive four (4) good-any-day gallery tickets to the 2024 Principal Charity Classic, which will take place May 29 – June 2, 2024 at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines.

Donated by Principal Charity Classic

 

613.  You Had Me at Copper

You will receive four cards good for 1 free round of golf with cart for 18 holes at Copper Creek Golf Course in Pleasant Hill.  Valid any day.

Donated by Copper Creek Golf Course

 

614.  A Trip to Busch Stadium

Hey baseball fans, here is a fun ticket package for you to road trip and watch the St. Louis Cardinals take the field.  You will receive one voucher good for two (2) tickets to a Monday-Thursday Cardinals home game during the 2024 season (exclusions apply, including Opening Day and additional blackout dates may apply).  Must be redeemed by August 31, 2024.

Donated by the St. Louis Cardinals

 

615.  A “Suite” Experience

No matter what the weather is outside, you will be able to enjoy the “suite” life when you watch the Iowa Cubs take on the Toledo Mud Hens on Saturday, June 8, 2024.  This suite which has been graciously donated to Mentor Iowa from Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company includes 12 tickets to the game.  Coca-Cola products are provided in the suite while supplies last.  Additional food/beverages are the guests’ responsibility.

Donated by Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company

 

616.  Football Played Well

No need to miss the NFL and college football when Des Moines has our very own arena football team.  The winner of this package will receive 4 tickets to see the Iowa Barnstormers take on the Quad City Steamwheelers on Saturday, May 4th at Wells Fargo Arena.

Donated by the Iowa Events Center

 

617.  I Love Cubbie Bear

Feel like you are in the game with this fun package provided by the Iowa Cubs.  You will receive 1 honorary Hot Dog Gun contestant certificate, 1 First Pitch certificate and 4 reserved grandstand seats during the 2024 baseball season.  Restrictions apply – not good on Opening Day and July 3rd & 4th.  Subject to availability and must be reserved in advance.

Donated by the Iowa Cubs

 

618.  Let the Adventure Begin

Get ready to embark on an adventure in the great outdoors or your backyard.  Set up your 4-person fastpitch tent and recline in your camp chair with a 38qt igloo cooler full of food and beverages.  Enjoy and relax!  You have deserved it!

Donated by Joe Nelson

 

619.  Jack Trice is Nice

This package will allow you to see the Iowa State Cyclones take on their Big 12 Rival, the Baylor Bears.  You will receive 2 tickets to the Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears football game on Saturday, October 5th.  These seats are located on the 50-yard line on Iowa State’s side.  You will need a phone capable of using the Iowa State Cyclones digital download system as the tickets are now being sent electronically.

Donated by David Erickson

 

620.  CYCLONE — POWER

This package will allow you to see the Iowa State Cyclones take on one of the newest teams in the Big 12, the University of Central Florida (UCF).  You will receive 2 tickets to the Iowa State Cyclones vs. UCF football game on Saturday, October 19th.  These seats are located on the 50-yard line on Iowa State’s side.  You will need a phone capable of using the Iowa State Cyclones digital download system as the tickets are now being sent electronically.

Donated by David Erickson

 

621.  Pedal Power

The Street Collective is a 501(c)3 organization that has served the Des Moines metro area’s transportation and recreation needs since its founding in 2008. The Street Collective, formerly the Des Moines Bike Collective, provides low- and no-cost bicycles and accessories to the public through its bike shop in Des Moines’s East Village and operates the city’s popular bikeshare program. We also advocate for alternative transportation, mass transportation, adaptations for people with disabilities, and infrastructure projects benefiting the health and equity of Central Iowa.  You will receive a $250 gift certificate to take care of all of your bicycle needs at the Street Collective.

Donated by Street Collective

 

622.  Livin the Dream

This package comes from Mentor Iowa’s good friends at Dream Team Des Moines.  Dream Team Des Moines is a non-profit organization in central Iowa. They provide young adults with opportunities to build confidence, set goals and create a healthy lifestyle through mentor-based interactions centered around bicycling.  In March, a team of 50-60 teenagers start their 5-month journey to RAGBRAI, a week-long bike ride across Iowa that occurs each July. The riders work with caring volunteers to set goals, work hard, and DREAM BIG!  The Dream Team makes the seemingly impossible possible.  The winner of this package will receive the following items:  $100 Bike World gift card, 2 Dream Team t-shirts (size XL & XXL), 2 Dream Team travel mugs, 2 Dream Team water bottles, 2 pairs of Dream Team sunglasses, RAGBRAI coffee mug and a RAGBRAI slap koozie.

Donated by Dream Team Des Moines

 

623.  GO CUBS GO!

Summer is such an exciting time to be in Iowa as there are baseball games and fireworks to see.  This package will take care of both of these at one time for you and your friends.   You will see the Iowa Cubs take on the Indianapolis Indians on Friday, May 24, 2024, from the MidAmerican Energy suite.  This suite includes 10 tickets (no parking/food/beverage) to the game.  You will have a personal attendant during the game to purchase food and beverage.  After the game you will be able to enjoy the fireworks show sponsored by the Iowa Cubs.

Donated by MidAmerican Energy

 

624.  Premier Golf in Ankeny

The lucky winner of this package will win a foursome of golf with carts good on Monday’s or Wednesday’s at Briarwood Golf Club.  Excludes Holidays.  Tee time and proper dress (slacks or slack type shorts and a collared shirt) are required.  Briarwood Golf Club is Ankeny’s premier member-owned 18-hole Golf Club.  Briarwood Golf Club has been a part of the Ankeny Community since 1995.  Certificate expires 12/31/2024.

Donated by Briarwood Golf Club

 

625.  Your Next Golf Adventure

You will receive a certificate good for one 18-hole round with cart for 4 players at beautiful Urbandale Golf & Country Club.

Donated by Urbandale Golf & Country Club

 

 

 

 

ROSEMARY GRAFF TRAVEL CATEGORY – 700’s

Rosemary Graff was a Juvenile Court officer and the second person to run VIP, now known as Mentor Iowa. Ms. Graff was the Director for VIP starting in 1975 and had to leave in 1994 due to an ever increasing number of children being served by the Juvenile Court.  When Rosemary retired from Juvenile Court Services in 2009, she came back to Mentor Iowa to help a new initiative titled the Transition Program and stayed in that role until 2012.  Rosemary passed away in 2022 but her memory will live on through something she loved to do which was traveling.  Ms. Graff traveled all over the world and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the sights and creating memories with family and friends.  It is an honor to name the Travel category in Ms. Graff’s name.

 

701.  Galley Bay Resort & Spa

You will receive a certificate good for 10 nights of luxurious accommodation, for up to three rooms double occupancy at GALLEY BAY RESORT & SPA – EXCLUSIVELY ADULTS.

Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2025.

RESORT INFORMATION / NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – GALLEY BAY RESORT & SPA – EXCLUSIVELY ADULTS

$265 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

Galley Bay Resort & Spa, a 40-acre exotic paradise surrounded by a tranquil bird sanctuary and ¾ -mile-long stretch of white sand beach along the crystal blue Caribbean Sea.  An intimate hideaway for discerning adult travelers, this award winning resort features just 98 accommodations spectacular sunset views, sumptuous beachside dining, watersport, romance, & relaxing Indulge Spa.

This Resort Certificate provides 10 nights accommodation for up to 3 rooms (double occupancy) (valued up to $1,750 per room depending on dates of travel).  All reservations are subject to mandatory supplement of $265 per person, per night & gratuities.  Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher category may do so for $75 per room, per night.  Resort black-out dates do not apply however, additional peak surcharge of $25 per person, per night applies for stays during Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 1-24.  Air transportation is not included.  Air transportation must be purchased prior to final confirmation of stays Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 1-24.  Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply.  Nightly rates are subject to change and the resort’s normal cancellation policies.

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL (866) 611-5081

Please look at eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

 

702.  Hammock Cove Antigua

You will receive a certificate good for 10 nights of Luxury Waterview Villa accommodation, for up to three villas double occupancy at Hammock Cove Antigua – EXCLUSIVELY ADULTS.

Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2025

RESORT INFORMATION/NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – Hammock Cove Antigua – EXCLUSIVELY ADULTS

$306-$323 per person/per night depending on dates of travel (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

Located adjacent to Devil’s Bridge National Park, this intimate villa resort provides a truly indulgent and customizable holiday for discerning travelers. All 41 private single-story villas are equipped with king beds, “infinity edge” plunge pool, spacious private terrace overlooking stunning turquoise waters, gourmet dining, and personal cocktail lounge.

This Certificate provides 10 nights accommodation for up to 3 Waterview Villas (double occupancy) (valued up to $1,900 per room depending on dates of travel), All reservations are subject to a minimum supplement of $306-323 per person/per night that provides dining, beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities. Government tax/service is additional. Guests choosing to upgrade to Waterfront Villa category may do so at an additional charge of $200 per villa, per night based on availability at the time of booking.  Air transportation is not included. Resort black-out dates do not apply however, minimum 7 night stay and additional peak season surcharge of $25 per person, per night applies Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 1 – 24.  Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 1 – 24.  Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply.  Expiration is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.  Nightly rates are subject to change and the resort’s normal cancellation policies.

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL (866) 611-5081

Please look at eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

 

703.  Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama

You will receive a certificate good for 10 nights of Luxurious Scenic accommodations for up to three rooms double occupancy at the Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama.

Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2025.

RESORT INFORMATION / NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – LOS ESTABLOS BOTIQUE INN – BOQUETE, PANAMA

$165 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

Award winning 5-star boutique Inn boasting magnificent gardens, adventure walks, & breathtaking views.

Los Establos Boutique Inn, winner of TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Award, is a distinctive collection of comfortable suites and accommodations nestled 4,000 feet above sea level. Spread across 16 acres in the midst of a lush coffee plantation, this charming estate offers panoramic views of the Baru’ Volcano set against Boquete’s green mountains, blue waterfalls and rushing rivers. All deluxe accommodations feature marble bathrooms, regional artwork, and private patios, allowing for full enjoyment of the fresh mountain air. Amenities such as flat-screen TV’s with satellite, plush bathrobes, and WI-FI ensure modern comforts coincide with Mother Nature’s magnificence. Stroll along secret paths as you breathe in the aroma of coffee and perfumes of the region’s lush tropical gardens.

This Certificate provides 10 nights accommodation (double occupancy) at Los Establos Boutique Inn for up to 3 rooms (valued at $1,450 per room). All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $165 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), plus your choice of one daily activity per person. (not day of arrival/departure) Government tax/service is additional. Guest choosing to upgrade to a suite category may do so for $50 per suite, per night based on availability at time of booking. Air transportation is not included. Resort black-out dates do not apply, however additional peak season surcharge of $25 per person, per night applies Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 1 – 24.  Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration date is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.  Nightly rates are subject to change and the resort’s normal cancellation policies.

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL (866) 611-5081

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

 

704.  The Verandah Resort & Spa

You will receive a certificate good for 10 nights of Waterview Suite accommodation, for three rooms double occupancy at The Verandah Resort & Spa – EXCLUSIVELY ADULTS

Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2025

RESORT INFORMATION / NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – THE VERANDAH RESORT & SPA, ANTIGUA

$160 per person/per night (Based on double occupancy + tax/service)

Redefine your expectations at Antigua’s newest adults-only retreat and experience the ultimate in unparalleled pampering, romantic rendezvous and unforgettable memories.  The Verandah Antigua is an eco-friendly Caribbean beachfront resort with two spectacular white-sand beaches, five pools, nature trails to historic Devil’s Bridge, four restaurants, tennis & fitness center, non-motorized water sports, mini golf, mini cinema, and the world class Tranquility Body & Soul Spa. Perfect for those seeking a romantic hideaway, family vacation or just looking to escape and leave the world behind.

This Resort Certificate provides 10 nights accommodation (double occupancy) for 3 rooms (valued up to $1,400 per room depending on dates of travel) at The Verandah Antigua. All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $160 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities. Government tax/service is additional. Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher suite category may do so for as little as $40 per suite, per night based on availability at time of booking.  Air transportation is not included. Resort black-out dates do not apply however, minimum 7 night stay and additional peak season surcharge of $25 per person, per night applies Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 1 – 24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec. 21 – Jan 3 & Feb. 1 – 24. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration date is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.  Nightly rates are subject to change and the resort’s normal cancellation policies.

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL (866) 611-5081

Please look at eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

 

705.  The Club Barbados Resort & Spa

You will receive a certificate good for 10 nights of One Bedroom Suite accommodation, for three rooms double occupancy at The Club Barbados Resort & Spa – EXCLUSIVELY ADULTS.

Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2025.

RESORT INFORMATION / NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – THE CLUB BARBADOS RESORT & SPA – EXCLUSIVELY ADULTS

$150 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

The Club Barbados, located on the prestigious platinum west coast of the island offers guests an adults only experience. There is plenty to enjoy with spacious accommodations, three freshwater swimming pools, water sports, two dining options, tennis, fitness center, spa, piano bar & lounges. The Club exudes intimacy with its romantic oceanfront setting, tropical gardens, cozy walkways, and friendly social atmosphere.

The Resort Certificate provides 10 nights accommodation (double occupancy) for 3 rooms (valued up to $1,075 per room depending on dates of travel) at The Club Barbados. All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $150 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities. Government tax/service is additional. Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher room category may do so for as little as $56 per room/per night based on availability at time of booking. Air transportation is not included.  Resort black-out dates do not apply however, minimum 7 night stay and additional peak season surcharge of $25 per person, per night applies Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb.1 – 24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb 1 – 24. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration date is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.  Nightly rates are subject to change and the resort’s normal cancellation policies.

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL (866) 611-5081

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

 

706.  St. James’s Club, Antigua

You will receive a certificate good for 10 nights of Premium accommodation, for three rooms double occupancy at St. James’s Club & Villas.

Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2025.

RESORT INFORMATION / NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – JAMES’S CLUB & VILLAS, ANTIGUA

$150 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

Experience a private 100-acre peninsula on Antigua’s southeastern coast where clear turquoise waters surround your own private oasis. Two magnificent white-sand beaches, six pools, four distinct restaurants, non-motorized water sports, tennis & fitness center, supervised kids activities, spa and nightly entertainment. St. James’s Club will leave you with amazing island memories to last a lifetime.

This Resort Certificate provides 10 nights accommodation (double occupancy) for 3 rooms (valued up to $1,200 per room depending on dates of travel) at St. James’s Club & Villas. All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $150 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities. Government tax/service is additional. Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher category may do so for as little as $60 per room, per night based on availability at time of booking. Air transportation is not included. Resort black-out dates do not apply however, minimum 7 night stay and additional peak season surcharge of $25 per person, per night applies Dec.21 – Jan.3 & Feb. 1 – 24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec. 21 – Jan 3 & Feb. 1 – 24. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration date is a “Book by” date not a “Travel by” date.  Nightly rates are subject to change and the resort’s normal cancellation policies.

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL (866) 611-5081

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

 

707.  Pineapple Beach Club

You will receive a certificate good for 10 nights of Oceanview accommodation, for three rooms double occupancy at the Pineapple Beach Club Antigua – EXCLUSIVELY ADULTS.

Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2025.

RESORT INFORMATION / NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – PINEAPPLE BEACH CLUB ANTIGUA – EXCLUSIVELY ADULTS

$150 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

The simple, unadorned pleasures of the Caribbean await at the Adults-Only Pineapple Beach Club Antigua. Set on 30 acres of tropical paradise, with a spectacular quarter-mile white sand beach, two freshwater swimming pools, non-motorized water sports, comfortable accommodations, three dining options, tennis, fitness center & more, this resort is perfect for those seeking laidback fun in the sun, a romantic hideaway or looking to explore the beautiful island of Antigua.

This Resort Certificate provides 10 nights accommodation (double occupancy) for 3 rooms (valued up to $1,050 per room depending on dates of travel) at Pineapple Beach Club. All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $150 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities. Government tax/service is additional. Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher room category may do so for as little as $66 per night based on availability at the time of booking. Air transportation is not included. Should you require air they are available to assist. Resort black-out dates do not apply however, minimum 7 night stay and additional peak season surcharge of $25 per person, per night applies Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 1 – 24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 1 – 24. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration date is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.  Nightly rates are subject to change and the resort’s normal cancellation policies.

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL (866) 611-5081

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

 

708.  Palm Island – The Grenadines

You will receive a certificate good for 10 nights of Private Island accommodation for up to three rooms, double occupancy at the Palm Island Resort & Spa – EXCLUSIVELY ADULTS.

Certificate Expires Dec. 20, 2025.

RESORT INFORMATION / NIGHTLY SUPPLEMENT – PALM ISLAND RESORT & SPA – EXCLUSIVELY ADULTS

$265 per person/per night (based on double occupancy + tax/service)

An exclusive, 135-acre private island hideaway, situated near the southern tip of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, offers 5 dazzling white-sand beaches, sumptuous dining, non-motorized water sports, nature trails, tennis, fitness center, free-form swimming pool with waterfall, and spa.  This award winning world-class resort is set in pure paradise where tranquility reigns and an unforgettable experience of a lifetime is inevitable.

This Resort Certificate provides 10 nights accommodation for up to 3 rooms (double occupancy) (valued up to $1,050 depending on dates of travel) at Palm Island Resort & Spa. All reservations are subject to a required supplement of $265 per person/per night which provides all dining, all beverages (including alcohol), resort facilities & activities. Government tax/service is additional. Guests choosing to upgrade to a higher room category may do so for as little as $54 per room/per night based on availability at the time of booking. Air transportation is not included. Additional peak season surcharge of $25 per person applies Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 1 – 24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 & Feb. 1 – 24. Reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Expiration date is a “Book By” date not a “Travel By” date.  Nightly rates are subject to change and the resort’s normal cancellation policies.

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL (866) 611-5081

Please look at www.eliteislandresorts.com to learn more about this destination.

Donated by Elite Island Resorts

 

 

HEALTH & BEAUTY CATEGORY – 800’s

 

801.  Natural & Wild

A canvas dopp kit fits all the products for the man in your life! Kit is complete with Raw Sugar Shampoo / Conditioner enriched with tea tree, Coconut and aloe, Body wash in charcoal and bamboo to promote skin balance and a face brush and bar soap to get you squeaky clean.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

802.  Hydration Heaven

This Lemonbella neoprene camo cosmetic bag houses La Roche Posay hydrating cleanser and daily repair moisturizing lotion. 3 deep cleansing masks complete this spa feel!

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling, Jan Sage

 

803.  Slowcation

Unwind and release your responsibilities with this Bathologist trio of fizzy soaks – Hydrate/Recover/Sleep.

Complete your slowcation with your Norwex scrub mitt. AHHHH!!!!

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling, Jan Sage

 

804.  Restful Retreat

30 minutes of a therapeutic massage will make you RELAX!  Your restful feeling will continue lying your head on this Sleepgram orthotic pillow.

Donated by ADIO Chiropractic & Massage for Health, Ronda Stickel

 

805.  Blooming With Beauty

Quality professional make-up from LimeLife by Alcone is vegan- responsibility sourced and non-toxic beauty.  This basket is full of skincare, body care and professional make-up tools. Paige Chapman will give you a consult and make-up application with the gift certificate.

Donated by Paige Chapman – LimeLife of Alcone

 

806.  Pearly Whites

With over 100 million smiles brightened and 30 years of experience, Opalescence Teeth Whitening is the global leader in professional teeth whitening. Whether you’re looking for the best way to whiten your teeth at home, or if you want to whiten your teeth fast, an Opalescence Teeth Whitening kit can help you get whiter teeth the way you want.  Thanks to our friends at Hinke Family Dentistry, your teeth will look fresh and bright with this Opalescence Go teeth Whitening Kit.

Donated by Hinke Family Dentistry

 

807.  Art of Life Comfort

This package is all about comfort.  Drink a cup of Aveda Comforting Tea | The Reconfortant before you use the $50 gift card to the Art of Life / Aveda Salon.

Donated by Art of Life / Aveda Salon

 

808.  ME Time

This package will help you relieve the stress in your world.  You will receive a 60-minute massage from the professionals Massage Envy to refresh you and take on the world with a stress-free body.  You will also receive two Massage Envy koozies & two pens.

Donated by Massage Envy – Clive

 

809.  All About You

This package provides you with the trifecta to help obtain peaceful bliss and spoil yourself at the same time.  You will receive a facial, mani and pedi at Serenity Couture Salon & Spa at Valley West Mall.

Donated by Serenity Couture Salon & Spa at Valley West Mall

 

810.  Peaceful Serenity

This package provides you with all of the things needed to obtain peaceful bliss and spoil yourself at the same time.  You will receive a facial, mani and pedi at Serenity Couture Salon & Spa at Valley West Mall.

Donated by Serenity Couture Salon & Spa at Valley West Mall

 

811.  Give Your Teeth a Boost

Whiter, brighter teeth make your smile attractive and fill you with confidence. At Plaza Dental Group in West Des Moines, Iowa, the dental team will help your teeth a boost when you use your “Boost Whitening” gift certificate.  This certificate can be redeemed at their Jordan Creek, Urbandale Smiles and Westgate Dental locations.

Donated by the Plaza Dental Group

812.  Only Quality at Plaza Dental Group

The professional dental team at Plaza Dental Group provides comfortable, judgment-free dental care to patients in West Des Moines, Iowa. The dental providers put the patient first in their locally owned and relaxed office space. This dedicated team will provide you with a Quality Dental Plan.  This plan will include the following items:  2-Cleanings, Exams, all yearly X-rays & Fluoride. Let the team at Plaza Dental Group take care of your dental needs and keep you healthy.

Donated by Plaza Dental Group

 

813.  A Happier Healthier Life

The winner of this package will have a happier healthier life with this $100 gift certificate to Wildcat Chiropractic.  Wildcat Chiropractic is a family friendly clinic in Carlisle, IA aimed to help individuals of all shapes and sizes live a happier healthier life. They work on healing any current issues, retraining the body to work more effectively, and educating you on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. At Wildcat Chiropractic, they are committed to educating ourselves with the most up to date treatments to provide patients with the best care available. They serve the Carlisle, Hartford, Pleasantville, Pleasant Hill, Easter Lake, Indianola, and Southside Des Moines areas. Come on down to Carlisle and try FindaTopDoc.com’s best Chiropractor of 2017 and 2018.

Donated by Wildcat Chiropractic

 

814.  Be Intrigued

Sara Kemna with Salon Intrigue has your hair needs covered with this beauty package.  In this package you will receive the following KENRA products:  33.8 fl. oz bottles of conditioner & shampoo, Volume Spray, Volume Dry Shampoo and Blow-Dry Spray.  Also included is a Go Green Detangler wet brush.

Donated by Sara Kemna with Salon Intrigue

 

815.  Your Partners in Wellness and Beauty

The Spa at West Glen offers a variety of face and body treatments to supplement your at-home beauty regimen. Their trained aestheticians use medical grade products and techniques to care for your skin and body during their multitude of medspa service offerings. Their medical staff administers treatments including injectables, fillers and neurotoxins while continually updating our product offerings and techniques. Book a service at The Spa at West Glen in West Des Moines, and let us be your partners in wellness and beauty.  The winner of this basket will receive the following Zo Skin Health products:  Exfoliating Polish, Daily Power Defense, Gentle Cleanser and Beauty Products by Zein Obagi.  Also included are a One Love Organics skin savior multi-tasking wonder balm and a Currently Co. Soft Cashmere + Orchard candle.

Donated by The Spa at West Glen

 

 

 

KATHY “Sparky” KOENIG CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES CATEGORY – 900’s

Kathy Koenig was a longtime champion for many organizations, nonprofits and causes throughout her life.  Through the combination of her kind heart and talented hands she was able to knit hundreds of hats and mittens every Christmas for our referred children and their siblings.  This extremely generous donation helped keep our children safe and warm during our extremely cold winters.  Sparky’s daughter, Mindy Toyne, has been a long time champion of Mentor Iowa by being a mentor, board member and was the 2019 Tidrick Honors recipient.  Sparky passed away in 2019 but her legacy lives on with her children and grandchildren who continue to give back to Mentor Iowa and our community in many ways.  It is an honor to name the Clothing & Accessories category in Mrs. Koenig’s name.

 

901.  Tech Ready

This Ogio, technologio padded pocket t-6 commuter bag works well for heading to the office or the airport. Padded and ready for your laptop!

Donated by Huu Duong

 

902.  Feel the Love

This package includes three quilted hearts on stands created by local artist, Jane Foreman.  Each heart holds 3 Estella Barlett affirmation necklaces. Each necklace is packaged to present as a gift to send or a treat for you. Be Positive has a gold bee charm, Smile- Love- Dream is silver plated and Superstar is a rainbow necklace. Whoever receives or wears will feel the love.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

903.  EYE Can See Clearly Now

The bags under my eyes are DESIGNER and so are my reader glasses by Peepers.  This package includes nine designer frames with 0-2.25 power strength. Your readers will give you style as your eyesight changes.

Donated by Jan Sage

 

904.  “B” Special

The lucky winner of this package will receive a $100 gift card to Mr. B’s / Backroom Clothing.  Mr. B’s is an established, upscale store for classic menswear, including custom suits, plus shoes & accessories.  Backroom Clothing is a men’s clothing store carrying sportswear, suits & dress shirts, plus shoes & accessories at value prices.

Donated by Mr. B’sBackroom Clothing

 

905.  So Many Options to Choose From

Enjoy these two GAP, Inc. Options gift cards totaling $35 and are usable at any Gap, Inc. store.  Stores include Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

906.  Rack It Up

At Nordstrom Rack, you can always find the brands you love up to 70% off. They make it easy to shop your way: in store, online and through the Nordstrom Rack app.  Find all of the deals with this $100 gift card to Nordstrom Rack.

Donated by Allie Marten

 

907.  The Style of Your Life

Today, Dillard’s is one of the oldest and most respected names in retail. At Dillard’s stores, you’ll discover a huge selection of apparel and home goods from top brands.  You will receive a $100 gift card to enjoy the many selections at Dillard’s.

Donated by Allie Marten

 

908.  Set Joy in Motion

You’re this close to versatile gear that feels as good as it looks. The technical gear at lululemon is designed to meet all exercise needs. Start your workout wardrobe by using this $100 gift card to lululemon.

Donated by Allie Marten

 

909.  Diamonds are an Ear’s Best Friend

These impeccably crafted diamond earrings invite you to make the rules with the fashion statement you want to make.  These earrings feature a 10K yellow & white gold with approximately 0.12 ctw diamonds.  You will be the envy of all your friends when they see you wearing these stunning earrings.

Donated by Hermans Fine Jewelry

 

 

 

JOE & JANET BRICK FOR THE FAMILY CATEGORY – 1,000’s

Joe & Janet Brick were longtime champions for Mentor Iowa and stressed the importance of giving back to their family as well.  Joe and Janet were very faithful to Mentor Iowa and generous by being the Dinner Sponsor for our Divots & Dimples golf outing for 16 years.  Their love for Mentor Iowa was also shared with their children and employees at Brick Gentry Law.  Their children, Stephanie and David, both served 9-year full terms on the board of directors for Mentor Iowa.  With Joe’s input, Brick Gentry Law has had a representative on our board for over 30 years.  With all of Joe and Janet’s involvement in the community, their biggest passion was family.  They loved having the roles as brother/sister, parents & grandparents and helped those they loved make good choices just as a mentor would.  It is fitting and an honor to name the For the Family category in Joe and Janet’s names.

 

1001.  May All Your Dreams Come True

Disney Princess package include Ariel and Belle ready to go to the ball!! There is an extra outfit if they need to change and a wood castle to build for all the little princess people.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

1002.  A Boy’s Dream

What a decision to make!! Should you build with the 117pc Lincoln Log set or race on your Hot Wheel track with ten extra cars!

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

1003.  Rainy Day Crafts

Options for a day of crafts and creativity! Play-Doh / Legos / Arts and Craft kit will make the MAGIC happen!

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

1004.  Family Game Night

Choices, Choices and MORE Choices!  Eight games are in this package including:  40th Anniversary Yahtzee, Monopoly Jr. Sorry, Mexican Dominoes, Disney Trivia, Ball Blasters, Connect 4 and Harry Potter Catch the Golden Snitch. The Challenge is on!

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

1005.  5 & Below

This package includes games, learning and puzzles designed to challenge 18 month – 5 years old children.  This package includes the following:  Fisher Price See & Say, Melissa and Doug puzzles, Old McDonald and Paw Patrol memory matching game, Hungry Hippos, Chutes & Ladders, Thomas and Friends topsy turvy game and Learning Friend 100 Words.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

1006.  I’m the Mommy

This package is perfect for your little one to cuddle.  You will receive a 3 pc. doll care set that will entertain your little one during playtime.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

1007.  What Happens at Grandma’s??

This package will keep everyone entertained while enjoying a special visit to Grandma’s.  Whether you are young or old, this JellyCat out of London will put a smile on your face. Grandma’s special Faceplant pillowcase is surrounded by Dancy Darcy, Fishful Pink, Terry Pterodactyl and Disco Fish glitter lips. The little ones will be begging to go to Grandma’s with all of these great items!

Donated by Jan Sage

 

1008.  Come on Over to Adventureland

The winner of this package will receive 4 passes to Adventureland Resort.  For 50 years, Iowans have come over to Adventureland not just for fun-filled days but also to make cherished family memories that last a lifetime. Take on classic coasters like Tornado and Outlaw or jump on our newest rides, Draken Falls and Flying Viking, for Iowa’s best thrills. Looking to cool down this summer? Splash away at Adventure Bay water park, including thrilling slides, a lazy river, relaxing pools and so much more, all included with your admission to Adventureland. Then, celebrate fall with our fan-favorite Oktoberfest and Phantom Fall Fest Halloween event. Better yet, make a weekend of it with a stay at Adventureland Inn, with three indoor pools and Iowa’s best sports bar, all just steps from the park.

Donated by Adventureland Resort

 

1009.  The Legacy Continues

There’s been a horticulture garden at Iowa State University since 1914, and now Reiman Gardens is one of the finest and most unique gardens in the country available to student, faculty and staff exploration, research and learning. Through all the years, the Gardens has remained an oasis of natural beauty and education for generations of students and guests.  The lucky winner of this package will receive two adult guest passes and two youth passes to visit Reiman Gardens.

Donated by Iowa State University – Reiman Gardens

 

1010.  Imagine That

You will receive two (2) adult admission passes and two (2) children admission passes to see all of the amazing animals at Blank Park Zoo.  The passes expire on 02/22/2025.

Donated by Blank Park Zoo

 

1011.  Let Them Show You the Ropes!

This certificate is good for four one-day passes (Harness and Shoe Rental included) at Climb Iowa.  Anyone entering the gym, whether climbing or spectating, will need to complete a Visitor Agreement.  If under 18, the agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Donated by Climb Iowa

 

1012.  All Aboard

This package provides you with 4 2024 complimentary passes for one basic coach class package on any regularly scheduled excursion train with the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad.  Passes expire 10/31/2024.  Not valid on dinner, lunch, picnic, or special event trains.

Donated by Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

 

1013.  Jump Around

Get a great work out in with this family four-pack of 30-minute free passes to Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Grimes.  You will receive 4 individual 30-minutes free gift certificates with this package.  Passes do not expire.

Donated by Sky Zone Trampoline Park – Grimes

 

1014.  Bring Learning to Life

You will receive 4 tickets valid for One Adult or One Child Admission and 1 SCI Parking Pass to the SCI.  Centrally located in Downtown Des Moines, SCI’s hands-on exhibits, special-format theaters and unique programming attract Iowans and distant visitors. Through daily visitors, a statewide educational outreach program and the NAEYC-accredited SCI Preschool, the Science Center of Iowa serves more than 300,000 people annually.

Donated by the Science Center of Iowa  

 

1015.  Imagine, Create, Discover, Explore

You will receive a Family Day Pass for up to 5 people to enjoy an entire day to imagine, create, discover and explore at The Iowa Children’s Museum.

Donated by The Iowa Children’s Museum

 

1016.  The Palms

You will receive 20 passes good for One Free Regular 2D Admission of equal or less value with THE PURCHASE of ONE ADMISSION at The Palms Theatre & IMAX in Waukee.  Enjoy seeing some of Hollywood’s Finest in these amazing movie theatres.  Passes expire 5/30/2025.

Donated by Fridley Theatres

 

1017.  Dual-Household Art

The winner of this package will receive a Des Moines Art Center Dual/Household membership. This membership will provide you with many exciting benefits in the coming year, including a 20% discount on all studio art classes, a 10% discount in the Museum Shop, and mailed announcements and invitations, class schedules, and our triannual newsletter. As a new member, you will also enjoy access to many members-only programs and special events. Benefits of a Dual/Household membership are shared within the household and applicable to up to two adults as well as any children/grandchildren under the age of 18.

Donated by the Des Moines Art Center

 

1018.  Individual Art

The winner of this package will receive a Des Moines Art Center Individual membership. This membership will provide you with many exciting benefits in the coming year, including a 20% discount on all studio art classes, a 10% discount in the Museum Shop, and mailed announcements and invitations, class schedules, and our triannual newsletter. As a new member, you will also enjoy access to many members-only programs and special events.

Donated by the Des Moines Art Center

 

1019.  It’s Olivia – Quilted With Love

Mentor Iowa is very honored to have this one-of-a-kind quilt handcrafted by 2013 Tidrick Honors recipient, Louise Whitlow.  This quilt package is designed with an “Olivia the Pig” theme and will be a favorite of your little one who loves seeing Olivia on the TV screen.  Olivia was created by Ian Falconer (1959-2024) and the stuffed animal will be a collector’s item as they are limiting production of the stuffed animals.  The quilt measures 45 x 57 and an Olivia book is also included.

Donated by Louise Whitlow   

 

1020.  Take in a Flix

Hollywood is back in action and producing so many fun movies to watch.  In this package you will receive the following from Flix Brewhouse:  $25 gift card and 2 movie themed glasses.

Donated by Flix Brewhouse

 

1021.  Kansas City Zoo

The Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium is a remarkable destination for animal enthusiasts. Spanning over 200 acres in Swope Park, it houses more than 10,000 animals from around the globe.  You will receive 4 admission tickets to the Kansas City Zoo.  Tickets expire 12/31/2024 and children aged 2 and under are free.

Donated by the Kansas City Zoo

 

1022.  Voted #1 Zoo in the Nation

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s mission is to inspire, educate and engage people to serve as lifelong stewards for the conservation of animals and their habitats.  You will receive 4 complimentary admission “Valid Daytime Admission Only” tickets to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

Donated by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

 

1023.  It’s a Great Day for Bowling

Air Lanes is a great place to have fun times with family and friends. At Air Lanes you can have a great time at prices that won’t break your family’s budget. They have plenty of bumper bowling lanes just for kids! Bumpers are great to keep the bowling balls out of the gutters and smiles on the faces of your small children.  You will receive 2 Family Fun Pack gift certificates good for 2 Games per person (up to 4 players).  Shoe rental NOT included.  Not valid on holidays and expires 2/16/2025.

Donated by Air Lanes

 

1024.  Family Fun in Waukee

Redeem this certificate which is good for 90 minutes of unlimited bowling fun on one lane, up to 5 shoe rentals and 1 soft drink pitcher at Warrior Lanes in Waukee.

Donated by Warrior Lanes

 

1025.  Urban Air Deluxe Passes

You will receive four (4) Deluxe 1.5 Hour Passes at Urban Air Adventure Park in Ankeny. Urban Air is more than a trampoline park. Test your skills, explore new adventures & have fun.

Donated by Urban Air Adventure Park

 

1026.  50 Years of Fun

The winner of this package will receive 4 passes to Adventureland Resort.  For 50 years, Iowans have come over to Adventureland not just for fun-filled days but also to make cherished family memories that last a lifetime. Take on classic coasters like Tornado and Outlaw or jump on our newest rides, Draken Falls and Flying Viking, for Iowa’s best thrills. Looking to cool down this summer? Splash away at Adventure Bay water park, including thrilling slides, a lazy river, relaxing pools and so much more, all included with your admission to Adventureland. Then, celebrate fall with our fan-favorite Oktoberfest and Phantom Fall Fest Halloween event. Better yet, make a weekend of it with a stay at Adventureland Inn, with three indoor pools and Iowa’s best sports bar, all just steps from the park.

Donated by Adventureland Resort

1027.  Camp Homework

Camp Homework’s mission is to help students improve grades and increase confidence in school. We work with k-12 students to enhance their subject knowledge, help with homework, and increase test scores. Their tutors make a difference.

You are bidding for a one-month tutoring package that includes eight tutoring sessions (including math, English, social science, and basic science. EXCLUDING AP classes and advanced classes).

Donated by Alex Belikov with Camp Homework

 

 

 

BILL FULTZ ART CATEGORY – 1100’s

Bill Fultz was a champion for many years to Mentor Iowa.  Bill was an influential Advertising Executive, community leader, award-winning artist and accomplished pilot. For over 15 years, the Mentor Iowa art category had a piece of Mr. Fultz’s artwork as an auction item.  Besides his donations of art, he and his wife, Judge Karla Fultz, would make holiday donations to Mentor Iowa as presents to the family.  Bill was a mentor to many young aspiring professionals pursuing an advertising career.  Mr. Fultz passed away in 2019 but his legacy will live on with his countless pieces of art and corporation logo’s.  It is an honor to name the Art category in Mr. Fultz’s name.

 

1101.  Purple Haze

Everyone loves a one of a kind item.  You will have a one of a kind item with this amazing piece.  This 19 x 19 table features a purple swirl epoxy top wood edge with hairpin legs.  This piece is handmade by James Geistler who is located in Norwalk, Iowa.

Donated by James Geistler

 

1102.  Overcome and Become

Mentor Iowa is a proud recipient of Restoring Hope funds.  Restoring Hope was created to keep the passions alive of Judge Colin Witt.  This piece remembers Judge Colin Witt with these empowering words. This 11 x 14 framed print will bring special words of power to any room it enters.

Donated by Sue & Tim Hatling

 

1103.  The Flag is Up

This piece was created by the artist who our Art Category is named after.  Bill Fultz captured the nostalgic rural mailbox in this original canvas. This canvas features a 3″ rustic frame with blk stacked frame for dimension which results in this piece to be 35 x 41.  This beautiful piece of art will be a special showpiece for sure.

Donated by the Bill Fultz estate

 

1104.  Elevate Cocktail Hour

What drink wouldn’t feel special sitting on your Michael Aram 6pc stainless steel and nickel-plated deluxe coaster.  These items are so beautiful that they are considered pieces of art!

Donated by Jan Sage

 

1105.  Starry Night

This 19 x19 wood edge epoxy table with hairpin legs is complete with a blue starry night feel.  This one-of-a-kind table is a handmade piece from James Geistler who is located in Norwalk, Iowa.

Donated by James Geistler

 

1106.  Halloween Magic

Halloween may be in October, but some celebrate it year-round.  This is a piece that you can use for many occasions and show your love for Halloween.  Designer Radko gave the magic to Halloween with this smiling pumpkin face tree. I’s black branches house seven special ornaments to put fun scary in your festive look.

Donated by the Bill Fultz estate

 

1107.  You’ve Been Egged

These beautifully decorated eggs give elegance to the branches of this metal tree with a basket base.  Four adorable bunnies are hiding those eggs. A keepsake to start an Easter tradition for years to come.

Donated by the Bill Fultz estate

 

1108.  Nuts & Bowl

Bringing art to your snacking with the Michael Aram pod round nut dish.

Donated by Jan Sage

 

1109.  Gone to the City

“Gone to the City” was created by Bill Fultz and is framed to glow with warmth. This landscape is 15 1/2 x 17 1/2 and will grace any room it is in.

Donated by the Bill Fultz estate, Dot’s Frame Shop

 

1110.  Hunter’s Home     

This creation is a rare art piece which is a pheasant that is handcrafted out of metal.  There are only 8 of these handcrafted metal pieces ever made.  This realistic metal pheasant measures 14 x 33 and will highlight your trophy room, outdoor garden or wherever you see fit.

 Donated by Farmboy Market

 

1111.  Old Depot   

This incredible piece was created for the railroad enthusiast, resident of Newton or a lover of a beautiful color palette.  All of these things embrace the beauty of this print donated by the Bill Fultz estate.  The custom frame enhances nostalgia with a rustic theme.  The size of this piece measures 26 x 19.

Donated by the Bill Fultz estate, Dots Frame Shop

 

1112.  End of the Day   

Bill Fultz captured the exhaustion and satisfaction of a farmer after a hard day. This black & white artist proof print depicts the ruggedness of life on the while in this rustic frame.  Size of this incredible piece measures 13 x 16 ½.

Donated by the Bill Fultz estate, Dot’s Frame Shop

 

1113.  Boho Storm

Natural Feel in this handcrafted artisan vase with domed handle. Showcase this unique beauty in a special spot at your home.  Piece measures 19H x 9W.

Donated by Terrie & Jim O’Donnell