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Silent Auction Opens
Plated Dinner Served
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Gala 2011 Fun Facts

 FOUR granddaughters of Jessie Field Shambaugh (The Mother of 4-H) will be in attendance!
 In only its second year, the Gala has doubled in size... both in number of attendees and in auction packages!
 TV celebrities Erin Kiernan and Sonya Heitshusen, WHO-TV Channel 13 news anchors, are emcees of this year's event!
 The food served at the event has changed from heavy hors d'oeuvres to a plated steak dinner! Vegetarian option available.
 Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Freestyle, an energetic quintet of talented Des Moines musicians!
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Don't Miss the 2011 Gala!
Sheraton Hotel, WDMWe can't believe the 2nd Annual Gala is only a little over a week away! Next Saturday, February 19th, is the big day we've all been waiting for! The event will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines! There is still time to sign up to attend the event, so register today! A block of rooms has been reserved up until the day of the event at a rate of $89!
Call (888) 627-8043 to make reservations.


The auction keeps expanding, and it now includes over seventy five items! If you'd like to get a jump-start on the bidding or can't attend the event but still want to get your dream auction item, place your bid online today!


Not sure what's included in our auction? Here's a sneak peak of a few items up for bid!

 hawaii - waikiki beachSay Aloha to a Week in Hawaii! - Kick back and relax on the beautiful Waikiki beach in the extravagant Imperial Hawaii Vacation Club for a week! Catch a few celebrity sightings in the area because the Club is located just two doors down from the Trump Tower! The club is conveniently located close to the beach, restaurants, shopping and live entertainment!
Donated by: Jurine Moore, Iowa 4-H Foundation


 coke machine

 4-H Coke Machine - Take home this custom-designed Iowa 4-H vintage Coke machine and stereo system, perfect for your county fairgrounds, basement or favorite 4-H gathering spot. Complete with Iowa 4-H photos and the 4-H logo and pledge, this item is one-of-a-kind and will be the talk of your neighborhood and community.

Donated by: Atlantic Bottling Company

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 Iowa State FairNothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair - It will be here before we know it! Enjoy the Iowa State Fair with two admission passes for you and a guest. Keep on the lookout for the 2011 Grandstand line-up because you and a guest will be able to attend a Grandstand concert of your choice! Dress for the occasion with an Iowa State Fair t-shirt and hat!

Donated by: Blue Ribbon Foundation, Chuck Morris

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 Kid's Mall of America FunFest- Treat your favorite children to a day full of fun at the Mall of America! Let them mall of americacheck out Nickelodeon Universe with two 20 point passes! When they've finished there, let them see things they will never forget with two passes to the underwater Adventures aquarium, home to the world's largest jellyfish collection! Help them practice their putting skills with two passes to Moose Marriott LogoMountain, an 18-hole miniature golf course! Save money throughout your FunFest with a 2011 Mall of America coupon book! Throughout the day, your favorite children can write down all their experiences in these two children's notebooks! After the kids are tuckered out, take them back to the Marriott hotel with this $100 Gift Certificate!

Donated by:  Mall of America, Borders Bookstore of Ames, Dan Adams 

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 Support the Hawkeyes - Show your support for the Hawkeyes with two tickets to the Iowa vs. Purdue Men's basketball game on Saturday, March 5 in Iowa City (time yet to be determined). After you'veHawkeye basketball cheered your heart out, kick back for a night of rest at Brown Street Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast on a quiet street in the Brown Street Historical District. Also enjoy this ensemble of Hawkeye gear provided by Kirk & Mary Ferentz. It includes three pieces of Tigerhawk-wear (all Men's XL - grey sweatshirt, black dri-fit polo shirt and white turtleneck). Also featured is a Kirk Ferentz signed ANF (America Needs Farmers) football helmet (#38) and a blank Hawkeye football that will be personalized by Kirk Ferentz based on the wishes of the winning bidder.  

Donated by: US Bank of Iowa City, Kirk & Mary Ferentz, Brown Street Inn

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View a complete list of auction items and begin your bidding today!

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