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As you know, auctions help raise additional funds to support the mission of any nonprofit. We are grateful to the many individuals and companies who have generously donated goods or services to the WAGS TO WISHES AUCTIONS.

Remember, your dollars help provide food, shelter, professional care, and much more for the animals we serve at the Humane Society of Polk County. So Bid.. Bid .. and Bid again!

We thank you in advance! The night of the event, to expedite bidding and collection of items, please register in the reception area upon arrival. You will be given a bidding number, method of payment (cash, check, or credit card accepted) will be determined, and you will be ready to bid!

 

LIVE AUCTION- The Live Auction will be begin at 8:30pm.

 

SILENT AUCTION-The Silent Auction is open upon your arrival and will end at 8:15 pm.

Please use your bidding number and increase previous bid by increments of $5.00

 

CHINESE AUCTION- Located in the reception area, the Chinese Auction

 is open upon arrival and will conclude at 8:15 pm. All you have to do to participate is purchase raffle tickets. Drop tickets in the container next to the item you hope to win. You are free to put as many tickets in the container you want.  More tickets....increase your chance to win!

 

Live Auction Begins at 8:30pm

 

Donated by Chef Lo

Progressive Wine Dinner by Chef Lo of Millenia Catering.

For up to 8 guests at your private residence.

 An alumnus of Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island, Chef Lo holds an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelors Degree in Food Service Entrepreneurship.  Johnson & Wales University is recognized as the world's largest hospitality educator and holds a distinction in Culinary Arts and Hospitality. His expertise ranges from event planning to buffet design and includes innovative menu conception as well as recipe development.  Chef Lo is recognized as a respected food service professional throughout the region.

 

Donated by the Office of Grady Judd

Spend the Day with Sheriff Grady Judd

Spend the day with Polk County's famous lawmaker, Sheriff Grady Judd.  See behind the scenes interactions with staff and citizens.....who knows, you may witness criminal being apprehended!  Sheriff Judd holds many professional affiliations and participates in many community activities.

 

Donated by Wogie Badcock,

Executive VP, Badcock Corporate Office, Mulberry

 and Bright House Networks

50" LG Smart TV paired with Bright House Networks Cable Package

 

Donated by Bonefish Grill of Lakeland

Dinner Excursion for Eight

An evening of food, cocktails and wine pairings. Begin with a selection of amazing appetizers, paired with a brief introduction to the culture and history of Bonefish Grill, while enjoying fresh salads, served family style.  Entrée selections will be served family style, and will include selections of their market-fresh fish, wood-grilled specialties, and awesome side items.  This course will include a paring of Bonefish Grill’s adventurous wine list.  Final course will include a sampling of their signature desserts, also paired with a wine or martini.  It will be an evening you won’t forget.  Excursions are hosted Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.  Gratuity not included.  Minimum 7 day advance notice required and reservations based on availability.  All food and alcohol selections determined by management.

 

Donated by Tampa Bay Rays

Autographed Kevin Cash Baseball Bat.

This bat is regulation sized and has been authenticated by the MLB.

The bat will carry a small “authentication sticker” and specific number affirming this.

 

Batting Practice Experience Certificate

This is an experience for four (4) fans to gain pre-game field access and watch Rays Batting Practice before a mutually agreed upon regular season home game. This includes four (4) field passes and (4) lower box seats to the chosen game date. The winner of this certificate will need to contact the staff member listed on the certificate in order to redeem. This experience has a redemption deadline of April 30, 2016. Winners will be able to choose any mutually agreed upon game date from April until June 30thduring the 2016 season. Please be sure to stress the redemption deadline as the experience will no longer be valid to redeem after the specified deadline.

 

Donated by Tom Oldt

Ariel View of Polk County

 

Donated by Arabellas Ristorante & Chef Franco Basalone

Arabellas Private Dinner and Wine Pairing for Eight

Enjoy a private 5-course dinner for up to six (6) guests with wine pairing by Chef Franco Basalone. Dinner held at the restaurant, must be reserved in advance and mutually agreed upon by both parties.  Arabella’s dedicated service and inviting ambiance makes them the premier choice for your lunch or dinner destination.

 

Donated by Rick’s BAR-B-Q

BBQ, BEER and Blues for 25 at Your Home or Rick’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant

Featuring delicious barbecue the entire family can enjoy! Rick’s barbecue is hand rubbed with dry seasonings, smoked over hickory wood and cooked all night. The pulled pork and savory “fall off the bone” style ribs have proven to be favorites for customers.  Add beer and live  music and come up with your list of 25 guests for a great party!