Gala Auction

Texas Home School Coalition 19th Annual Gala & Fundraiser, Lakeway Resort - Austin - April 26, 2014

Thank you to the many donors who contributed to this year’s auction! The event was a huge success and we appreciate your generosity.

Funds raised from the live auction will directly support the rights and freedoms of families to manage the care, custody, and education of their children.

All donations are tax deductible and provide an excellent opportunity for you to share in the vision and promote your organization at the same time! More importantly, they allow THSC, the largest state home school organization in the U.S., to continue providing support to more than 60,000 families throughout Texas.

Contact Kelley Daniels, Auction Committee Chair, at eventsteam@thsc.org with questions.

Auction Items

The Auction Committee is working hard to procure more great items. Check back often to see what’s been added.

Anderson Bean Boots for the Family

Anderson Bean Boots for the FamilyRios of Mercedes and Anderson Bean Boots are proud to offer boots for 4 members of your family! Visit any retailer that carries Anderson Bean Boots to make your selection. The boots will be shipped to you directly from the factory.

Donor: Anderson Bean Boots

The Second Amendment Package

PistolThe P238 micro compact by Sig Sauer is the ultimate firepower in an all-metal frame, concealed pistol. The P238 is built on an anodized alloy beavertail-style frame, and the SIGLITE night sights are removable and adjustable for windage. The sear and trigger-return spring are designed to prevent spring override of the ejector during assembly. The P238 Black Pearl version features a polished and engraved Nitron stainless steel slide and black pearl grips. Only 100 firearms were made of this rare, limited edition, which sports a one-of-a-kind black pearl handle. This package also includes a one-year
membership in the National Rifle Association with a complimentary subscription to your choice of one of the following magazines: American Rifleman, American Hunter, America’s First Freedom.

Donor: Anonymous, National Rifle Association

“The American Spirit” by Tom duBois

The American SpiritThis framed 20″ x 24″ signed, canvas giclee print displays several beautiful American symbols. The Stars and Stripes frayed with bullet holes represents service and sacrifice; the spear-tip cross stands for America’s founding upon Christian beliefs; the “Constitution” etched into the rock symbolizes America’s foundation; the Latin wording on the gold ribbon means, “Life, Liberty, Happiness”; the gold ribbon and buttons represent the country’s monetary system backed by gold; and the eagle represents freedom.

Donor: Impulse Art

All Things Texas Tub

All Things Texas TubThis tub of All Things Texas is sure to make your little lady happy as a clam at high tide! Includes seeds from the official flower of the state of Texas, the bluebonnet, along with cookie cutters, a spatula, and bamboo bowls. This collection comes complete with a lovely tablecloth, cloth napkins, and a throw pillow.

Donor: College Station CHC

An Evening With Tim Lambert

Tim LambertSpend an evening with Tim Lambert and pick his brain about home schooling, ask him about his experiences as president of THSC, talk about the latest in political issues and campaigns, or simply reminisce about days gone by. Host Mr. Lambert in your home or the location of your choosing for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to have Tim’s undivided attention for three hours. Time and date will be subject to Mr. Lambert’s schedule.

Donor: Tim Lambert, THSC President

Autographed Aggie Football

Autographed Aggie FootballEvery Aggie fan will want to take home this Aggie football signed by Coach Kevin Sumlin, complete with Certificate of Authenticity from the TAMU Athletic Department. Be the 12th Man. Gig ’em.

Donor: BVCHEA Mustangs 6 Man Football

Framed Texas Flag

Framed and matted in museum-quality suede, this handmade Texas flag will be a beautiful addition to any room in your home or office. 20” X 30″

Donor: Impulse Art

Autographed Sketch of the Texas Capitol

Autographed Sketch of the Texas CapitolAdd eloquence to any room with this ornately framed and matted sketch of the Texas Capitol autographed by Rick Perry.

Donor: Office of the Governor

Unique Vera Bradley Baby Backpack Gift Set

Vera Bradley Baby Bundle
Wrap your little one in a handmade baby blanket made to match this darling Vera Bradley Baby Backpack. This unique baby gift set comes complete with an adorable matching lamp for baby’s nursery, a plush teddy bear, and a special “Daddy’s Girl” taggy for your special bundle of joy.

Donor: Rachel Lafon of “Just Sew,” Ellen Lemons

Christian Living Collection

Christian Living CollectionThere’s something for your entire family in this collection: a Christmas movie signed by Rick Santorum, an autographed Max Lucado book, a leather journal and pen set, 2 inspirational mugs, and a $20 gift card to LifeWay Bookstores.

Donor: Rick Santorum, Max Lucado, LifeWay bookstores

TaylorMade SLDR Driver Golf Club

TaylorMade SLDR Driver Golf ClubLoft Up for More Distance – the TaylorMade SLDR Driver’s CG location is low-and-forward, a monumental shift in metalwood thinking. For decades it has been accepted that a low-and-back CG is best. Moving the CG forward promotes faster ball speed and lower spin. And in order to get the most distance from SLDR, you have to change the way you think about loft.

Additional features:

  • Stunning modern-classic shape with charcoal-gray crown
  • Silver button-back works with subtle crown markings for easy clubface alignment
  • Longest TaylorMade driver ever
  • Easy and intuitive SLDR movable weight promotes up to 30 yards of shot-shape adjustment
  • Increase or reduce the loft 1.5° with 12-position Loft Sleeve technology

Donor: Anonymous

Thirty-One Baby Bag

Thirty-One Baby BagSpoil the baby in your life with this roomy Thirty-One bag, perfect for carrying the handmade, crocheted baby blanket; “Guess How Much I Love You” board book; and two adorable Fisher Price monkey rattle toys, all included in this bundle.

Donor: Anonymous

Women of Faith Conference & Gateway Worship CD

Women of Faith Conference & Gateway Worship CDThis gift pack includes two tickets to the Women of Faith Conference at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, September 19-20. Transform your soul, awaken your spirit, and revive your faith at our 2014 event, “From Survival to Revival.” Join speakers Christine Caine, Patsy Clairmont, Lisa Harper, Anita Renfroe, Lisa TerKeurst, Shiela Walsh, Matthew West, and Pete Wilson, and worship with Gateway Worship! Gift pack also includes a Gateway Worship CD.

Donor: Women of Faith Conference

Custom-Framed Vintage 1831 Map of Texas

Custom-Framed Vintage 1831 Map of TexasCustom-framed, vintage map of the State of Texas expertly framed in a dark walnut frame handcrafted by native Texan Brandt Vanadore.

Donor: Old Republic Woodcrafting

Custom-Framed Texas Military Map

Custom-Framed Texas Military MapThis unique military map of the State of Texas depicts conflicts and events in Texas from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. It is complete with a custom, raised-grain, dark walnut frame handcrafted by native Texan Brandt Vanadore.

Donor: Old Republic Woodcrafting

AT&T Stadium Tour Experience

Dallas CowboysYou and a guest are invited to tour the AT&T Stadium. Visit the Pro Shop, the team locker room, Cheerleaders’ locker room, the Miller Lite Club, and the post-game interview room. Experience the Cowboys’ field like a pro and throw a few passes, sprint across the end zone, and take your picture on the famous Cowboys’ star. Tour guides will answer all your questions about the stadium. This package includes two Cowboys’ shirts.

Donor
: Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charity and Covenant Business Solutions

Mom’s Night Out!

Coach and shawlMoms love a night out! Bless the woman in your life with this hand-made, heirloom quality, crocheted shawl. She’ll have plenty of room for her things in the coordinating Coach purse. The evening will be complete with a $25 The Cheesecake Factory gift card included. Bon Appetit!

Donor: Anonymous, The Cheesecake Factory

Hank the Cowdog Audio Books

Hank the Cowdog Audio BooksGot kids? You need Hank! The popular Hank the Cowdog series is based on the humorous antics of the canine Head of Ranch Security, Hank. This collection of audio books features: The Case of the Burrowing Robot, The Case of the Tricky Trap, The Case of the Booby-Trapped Pickup, The Case of the Prowling Bear, and The Return of the Charlie Monsters. Meet author John Erickson at Gala and have your collection autographed for a true collector’s edition!

Donor: John Erickson-Hank the Cowdog

Pamper Yourself Spa Package

Spa PackageSet some time aside for yourself. Get pampered with Mary Kay 2-In-1 Body Wash & Shave gel, Hydrating Lotion, loufa, and slippers pack, complete with a $25 gift certificate towards a Thirty-One bag of your choice. All this package needs is you!

Donor: Kristal Wisdom – Mary Kay Consultant, Rosanne Medlin, Thirty-One, Senior Consultant

Deep in The Heart of Texas

Deep in the Heart of TexasEnjoy a basket full of Texas! Every true Texan will love this patriotic salute to the great state of Texas. This package, donated in honor of the Tutt family, is chock full of fun, decorative, and yummy Texas goodies. Come and get it!!

Donor: Brynn Summers, Candi Summers

Father/Son Day at the Ballpark

Father/Son Day at the BallparkLather on the sunscreen, grab your glove, and get your cheer on the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This package includes two tickets to a Rangers’ home game, two Rangers’ souvenir cups, a Rangers’ ball cap, and a Franklin foam bat & ball set.

Donor: Texas Rangers

FC Dallas Soccer Game Tickets

FC Dallas Soccer Game TicketsHead to Toyota Stadium for a heart-pounding game of professional soccer. This certificate is good for four tickets to one FC Dallas home game in Frisco. Some restrictions do apply; see certificate for details. Visit fcdallas.com for game schedule.

Donor: FC Dallas

Ntem Women’s Leather Sandal

Ntem Women's Leather SandalEnjoy the summer Texas heat in this pair of women’s leather sandals designed in Fort Worth and produced in Ghana. Kwame Baah specializes in shoes for the whole family. Made with the best quality material, each shoe is handcrafted with special attention to detail. Dark Brown. Size 9.

Donor: Kwame Baah Shoes

Aefuakasa Women’s Leather Sandal

Aefuakasa Women's Leather SandalEnjoy the summer Texas heat in this pair of women’s leather sandals designed in Fort Worth and produced in Ghana. Kwame Baah specializes in shoes for the whole family. Made with the best quality material, each shoe is handcrafted with special attention to detail. White leather with olive decal. Size 7.

Donor: Kwame Baah Shoes

Obarimapapa Men’s Leather Sandal

Obarimapapa Men's Leather SandalEnjoy the summer Texas heat in this pair of men’s leather sandals designed in Fort Worth and produced in Ghana. Kwame Baah specializes in shoes for the whole family. Made with the best quality material, each shoe is handcrafted with special attention to detail. Dark Brown. Size 9.

Donor: Kwame Baah Shoes

Obarimapapa Men’s Leather Sandal

Obarimapapa Men's Leather SandalEnjoy the summer Texas heat in this pair of men’s leather sandals designed in Fort Worth and produced in Ghana. Kwame Baah specializes in shoes for the whole family. Made with the best quality material, each shoe is handcrafted with special attention to detail. Dark Brown. Size 7.

Donor: Kwame Baah Shoes

Obapapa Women’s Leather Sandal

Obapapa Women's Leather SandalEnjoy the summer Texas heat in this pair of women’s leather sandals designed in Fort Worth and produced in Ghana. Kwame Baah specializes in shoes for the whole family. Made with the best quality material, each shoe is handcrafted with special attention to detail. Dark Brown. Size 8.

Donor: Kwame Baah Shoes

Obapapa Women’s Leather Sandal

Obapapa Women's Leather SandalEnjoy the summer Texas heat in this pair of women’s leather sandals designed in Fort Worth and produced in Ghana. Kwame Baah specializes in shoes for the whole family. Made with the best quality material, each shoe is handcrafted with special attention to detail. Dark Brown. Size 6.

Donor: Kwame Baah Shoes

44 Steaks Custom Gift Pack

44 Farms Angus SteaksThis custom steak gift pack is provided by 44 Farms Angus Steaks. The pack includes: two -14oz Prime NY Strips, two – 8oz Choice Filets, two – 20oz. Prime Bone-In Ribeye, two -12oz Prime Boneless Ribeye, and two – 10oz. Prime Sirloin. All Natural. Black Angus Steaks. USDA Prime and Choice. Product of Texas.

Donor: 44 Farms Angus Steaks

Rodeo Package

Texas GritDon your boots and your cowboy hat and boot-scoot over to the Fort Worth Stockyards for a hog-killin’ time at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. This package includes four tickets to the rodeo, a four-strand, 10.5 soft Fantasma rope by Callaway Ropes, and autographed copies of The Adventures of Wilder Good: Book 1 The Elk Hunt and Book 2 Texas Grit, written by SJ Dahlstrom.

Donor: Fort Worth Stockyards, SJ Dahlstrom, and Callaway Ropes

Wilder Good Gift Pack

Wilder GoodJoin Wilder Good on two great character-building adventures in The Adventures of Wilder Good. Signed by the author, these heart-warming preteen novels follow the young boy Wilder growing up amongst trials and difficult relationships. This gift pack includes a handmade custom art poster by Dirk Fowler.

Donor: SJ Dahlstrom

Houston Astros Home Game Pack

Houston Astros Home Game PackGrab your family or friends and head to Minute Maid Park in Houston, home of the Houston Astros! This certificate is good for four (4) tickets to see the Houston Astros take on the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, May 30, 2014. No resale or substitution on dates, please.

Donor: Houston Astros

His and Hers Callaway Golf Sunglasses

His and Hers Callaway Golf SunglassesHis and hers pair of Callaway sunglasses available exclusively through Eyeware Professionals. Each pair has neox transition lenses, providing increased depth perception; block 100% of UV rays; darken with the amount of sunlight present; and give a clearer contour of golf courses, trails, or courts, depending upon your sport.

Donor: Wadley Eyecare

“Fenceline Friends” Print by Ray Kelly – Framed, Signed by Artist

“Fenceline Friends” Print by Ray Kelly – Framed, Signed by ArtistFramed and matted, this beautiful print will be the perfect addition to your home or office. “Fenceline Friends” is a limited edition, autographed print by Ray Kelly.

Donor: Anonymous

River Pavilion Overlooking the Brazos River Plain

River Pavilion Overlooking the Brazos River PlainSend out those invitations for the next family reunion or organize a business retreat to re-energize your staff! Brazos Bluffs Ranch offers the exclusive use of their 800-square-foot, screened-in river pavilion and 1,830-square-foot deck overlooking the Brazos River Plain, all within a 10-mile drive of Waco and Baylor University! They offer a volleyball net, horseshoe pits, and a ping pong table for you to enjoy, along with an outdoor BBQ pit and gas grill for parties of any size. The kitchen inside the pavilion includes an oven, stove, refrigerator, and sink with running water. The pavilion, deck, and separate restrooms are all handicapped accessible. Reserve your next function today with this amazing auction package!

Donor: Brazos Bluffs Ranch

“Thunder of Freedom” Canvas Artwork

“Thunder of Freedom” Canvas ArtworkBeautifully created canvas art print inspired by Zechariah 6:1-8 and Revelation 6 and 7, titled “Thunder of Freedom.” Personal touch-ups by artist. Dimensions: 12” x 36”

Donor: Glimpses of Glory Studio

One Night’s Stay at the Brazos Bluffs Ranch With Outdoor Adventure Package

One Night’s Stay at the Brazos Bluffs Ranch With Outdoor Adventure PackageWith the natural beauty of its high bluffs and wooded valleys on the east bank of the Brazos River, Brazos Bluffs Ranch feels more like a secluded state park than the private, working ranch that it is. Welcome home to comfortable lodging in the newly finished guest house, and enjoy a weeknight stay for up to six people. The cabin is furnished with a king bed in one bedroom, a queen bed in the other, and two twin beds in the large, carpeted sleeping loft. Just five short miles from the Waco city limits, you can hear the birds singing and enjoy watching the sheep and cattle grazing while catching a cool evening breeze on the front porch. Complete your vacation getaway with an outdoor adventure package with Brazos Bluffs Stables, LLC. Stable will provide horses, tack, helmets, riding instruction, and four one-hour horseback rides. Enjoy leisurely riding along the rim of the limestone bluff overlooking the Brazos River Valley and along scenic trails through the woods and pastures of the beautiful Brazos Bluffs Ranch. You will see the ranch’s cattle and sheep herds and may even catch a glimpse of a wild turkey or white-tailed deer. In addition to horseback riding, make room for up to six guests to spend all day canoeing or kayaking the clear waters of the Brazos River. You can even bring along a fishing pole and try your luck at catching a large- or smallmouth spotted bass or catfish! This outdoor package includes day use of two 17-foot (two-person) canoes, and two (one-person) kayaks for an all-day adventure!


Donor: Brazos Bluffs Ranch

“Going To Grandma’s” Print by HC Zachery – Framed, Signed by Artist

“Going To Grandma’s” Print by HC Zachery – Framed, Signed by ArtistFramed and matted, this peaceful display of the beauty of winter will be a wonderful addition to your home or office. Personally autographed by HC Zachery, “Going to Grandma’s” is a timeless treasure.


Donor: Anonymous

James Avery Jewelry Silver Star Flower With Blue Topaz Pendant Necklace & Ear Post With Star Flower Collars

James Avery Jewelry Silver Star Flower With Blue Topaz Pendant Necklace & Ear Post With Star Flower CollarsCelebrate the special woman in your life by surprising her with a beautiful, finely crafted, sterling silver Star Flower with Blue Topaz jewelry set. This set includes a star flower with blue topaz pendant on an 18” Light Spiga chain and a pair of blue topaz ear posts with star flower ear post collars. The perfect gift for any special occasion.

Donor: James Avery Jewelry

Take a THSC Convention Vacation

THSC Convention VacationPack your bags and prepare for a weekend of inspiration and encouragement! THSC invites a family of four to experience the Southwest Convention & Family Conference in The Woodlands, July 24-26, 2014. This gift package includes one night’s stay at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Conference Center, general admission for two adults and two children to Convention (children have the option of exchanging their general admission tickets for registration in any of the children’s or teen programs), one ticket to Encouragement by Chocolate for mom, one ticket to Discipleship With Donuts for dad, four THSC water bottles, and the entire family is invited to The Duggar Family LIVE! Saturday, July 26!

Donor: Texas Home School Coalition

Big Country Weekend Getaway

Big Country Weekend GetawayEnjoy a two-night stay in Gateway Getaway’s two-bedroom bed and breakfast (with stocked kitchen) located 20 miles south of Abilene. This country getaway is secluded and quiet . . . perfect for great conversations, observing nature, stargazing, front-porch sitting, and family memories. Certificate to be used during 2014 and subject to reservation availability. During your stay, take your family (good for five tickets) to Frontier Texas.

Donor: Gateway Getaway and Frontier Texas

Dallas Stars Home Game Pack

Dallas Stars Home Game PackBe a star and head over to the American Airlines Center for an action-packed game of hockey. You and a friend will enjoy one home game.

Donor: Dallas Stars

Make Donations

Donor Benefits:

  • Donors will be recognized during the event.
  • Donors will be included in the auction program booklet.
  • Donors will be listed on the THSC website.
  • Donors will be acknowledged in our magazine and e-newsletters that reach over 20,000 people weekly.

The following are some past creative donations that have been very successful:

  • Texas-style paintings
  • Gift Certificates for dining, recreation, family events
  • Hotel, dinner, theatre packages
  • Bed and breakfast escapes
  • Wine tasting and gift baskets filled with wines, cheese and crackers
  • Educational / family fun packages
  • Sporting event packages and signed memorabilia
  • Vacation packages
  • Hunting or fishing packages
  • Gift Certificate to have dinner at our home for a party of four to six
  • Golf resort getaways or golf fees for a foursome

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THSC is a Non-Profit Organization approved by section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. We certify that THSC staff, Board members, Advisory members or volunteers did not provide any services in exchange for this donation. THSC Tax ID # 75-2110659.

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