Here’s a partial list of the items that have been donated for the Sierra Nevada House Employee Benefit. A few big ticket items have been pulled out for a live auction at the New Year’s Eve party, but over 50 items are prizes you can win when you buy a raffle ticket. Remember, you don’t have to be present to win.

We’ve had some questions about how the raffle is going to work. Shortly after the live auction, sometime around 10 PM and when the room is full, the tickets will be drawn and names put on a board for notification. We won’t be calling out dozens of numbers or names and taking too much of our valuable dancing time since there are so many prizes. For those that are not present, we will be getting in touch with you after the event to get you your prize(s).

Live Auction Items

  • A one-day chauffeured wine tasting adventure in El Dorado County for 4 people. We meet at our private ranch on Hwy 49 in Lotus and spend the day tasting wines throughout our region. Included is a delicious lunch at Crystal Basin Bistro. This trip is available on weekends and some Thursdays from May thru September. Donated by Adventure Connection/ Nate Rangel. Retail is $400
  • $500 gift certificate to the CCK (California Canoe & Kayak) stores.   Donated by Tammy and Keith (owners of CCK)
  • Gourmet Dinner for 10 on the Cushman’s Deck overlooking the South Fork River. Donated/hosted by the Bob & Faith Cushman and Denise & Bob Hansen. Includes Sattui winery Fine Wines donated by Sue Ghilotti. Valued at $900.
  • 1-day Middle Fork American Trip. One certificate for 4-people. Retail is $360. Available May thru September. Donated by Adventure Connection/ Nate Rangel. This is matched with a certificate for river photos from Hot Shots, retail $79. Total value $439.
  • South Lake Tahoe house for a summer weekend. 3 bedroom/3 bath. Master bedroom has King Bed, second bedroom queen bed, third bedroom two bunks – sleeps eight. Master bath has a “Jacuzzi” bath (Valued at $350) Donated by Sandy and John VanderPol

Raffle Prizes

  1. Original Painting by Kristina Nugent, Lotus-Coloma longtime resident and artist. Kris’s paintings have been featured in art museums including the Crocker Art Museum, San Diego Art Museum, Albuquerque Art Museum, and national collections. She is a Professor of Art and does most of her painting in the Coloma Valley.
  2. $200 gift certificate to Café Mahjaic –Lotus Inn, Lotus, CA
  3. Gift Basket (two t-shirts, a water bottle and two 30 day passes) donated by In-Shape Fitness Center, Shingle Springs, CA
  4. Bella Vista’s best suite with its own Jacuzzi for two people, includes breakfast, Mon – Thurs, $300 value, Bella Vista B&B, Lotus, CA
  5. Reflections Skin Care – power facial (value $120) donated by Andrea Roach
  6. Reflections Skin Care – brow wax (value $20) donated by Andrea Roach
  7. Golden Poppy Pass for 2016 – ($125 value) donated by Marshal l State Park Employees.
  8. Golden Poppy Pass for 2016 – ($125 value) donated by the Gold Rush Merchant Association.
  9. Lakes Basin Cabin (Sierra Co.) 1400sq.ft. Fully furnished. 2 BR w/dbl beds, 1 BR w/bunk bed. Fully equipped kitchen. Fireplace & central heat. Available Mid-May through mid-October (except Labor Day) 2 nights & 3 Days $300 value 2 couples or one family (6 max)
  10. Current Adventures roll session ( for up to three people, includes equipment) (value $120)
  11. Current Adventures will donate 1 Full Moon Paddles (value $49)
  12. Current Adventures will donate 1 Full Moon Paddles (value $49)
  13. The River Store will donate 1 free Annual Paddling Partners memberships (free kayak, raft and IK demos, gear rental discounts and more) (value $49).
  14. The River Store will donate 1 free Annual Paddling Partners memberships (free kayak, raft and IK demos, gear rental discounts and more) (value $49).
  15. 1 hour massage (she will come to your home) donated by Marcia Campbell
  16. $100 hair services at Lotus Salon donated by Monique Carlisle
  17. 1-day South Fork American Trip. One certificate for a 2 people Retail is $320. Available May thru September. Donated by Adventure Connection/ Nate Rangel. This is matched with a certificate for river photos from Hot Shots– retail $79 Total value $399
  18. Shepherd Family Chiropractic will donate an adjustment/massage combo ($125 existing patient, $140 new patient).
  19. Lotus Bodywork will donate a 90 minute massage. ($90 value) donated by Heather Brooks Freer
  20. $100 worth of yoga classes at the Camp Lotus Barn, donated by Dennis Eagan
  21. Whole Foods Gift Basket (value $100) donated by whole foods, Folsom, CA
  22. Makala Ukulele (comes with a gig bag., tuner, Ukulele chord book and music book), valued at $127. Donated by Margrit Petrofsky & Nicholson’s Music Company in Folsom.
  23. 90 minute massage donated by Erin Davidson
  24. Tutoring-Teaching-Training – all ages donated by Sara SK of Brainwork Tutoring
  25. Organizing things or paperwork for individual or business donated by Sara SK, Brainwork Business
  26. 2 bottles of Naked Wine with Chocolate and glasses. Donated by Henri Santos-Coy
  27. Gift certificate for one cottage (value of approximately $175). Donated by Coloma Cottages.
  28. Gift certificate for one cottage (value of approximately $175). Donated by Coloma Cottages.
  29. Gift certificate for one cottage (value of approximately $175). Donated by Coloma Cottages.
  30. Gift certificate for one cottage (value of approximately $175). Donated by Coloma Cottages.
  31. One bottle of Boutique wine. (It’s impossible to get anywhere and is truly excellent). Donated by Marek Robinson
  32. One bottle of Boutique wine. (It’s impossible to get anywhere and is truly excellent). Donated by Marek Robinson
  33. Waring WO50B cordless wine opener with vacuum Sealer and foil cutter (list price $75) donated by Casey Mercado
  34. Handmade exotic wood marquetry set of 4 small hors de oeuvre plates with matching handmade cheese board donated by Casey Mercado
  35. $100 gift card to Ella’s Restaurant in Sacramento. Donated by Heather Shakespeare and Michael Snead
  36. Stohlquist Elvis Drysuit with Tunnel. (retail $599) Donated by Tammy & Keith (owners of CCK)
  37. Two cabins together that sleeps 4 (or 6 with the futon) for two days May through Sept at Rivers Bend ($160 value) donated by Vic McClean
  38. Two cabins together that sleeps 4 (or 6 with the futon) for two days May through Sept at Rivers Bend ($160 value) donated by Vic McClean
  39. A gift certificate ($65 value) from the pottery studio of Sarah Murray and Brian Hayes.
  40. One bottle of white wine (value $40) donated by Sue Ghilotti
  41. One bottle Pinot Noir (value $40) donated by Sue Ghilotti
  42. House Painting of two rooms of average size 12×12 roughly or one large room 24 by 24 (give or take a couple feet). (Value of $650 to $800). Donated by Shawn Martin owner of Foothills Painting.
  43. 1 person/1 car day use passes 2016 season ($75 value) donated by Bill & Robin Center at Camp Lotus
  44. 1 person/1 car day use passes 2016 season ($75 value) donated by Bill & Robin Center at Camp Lotus
  45. One – 1 room (Q bed, bathroom shared with 2 other rooms), 1 night in the American cabin, 2016 season (must make reservations) ($110 value) donated by Robin & Bill Center at Camp Lotus.
  46. One – 1 room (Q bed, bathroom shared with 2 other rooms), 1 night in the American cabin, 2016 season (must make reservations) ($110 value) donated by Robin & Bill Center at Camp Lotus
  47. Two hours of House cleaning a $50/value. Donated by Judy Heustis.
  48. Donate my time & services for 8 hours. I have been a professional personal assistant / estate manager/ cleaning service for 30 years. ( Domestic only) available Friday through Monday donated by Bev Pavone
  49. A Gold Lotus Yoga & Pilates gift certificate for 30 days unlimited classes ($60 value) donated by Amy DeLosa of Gold Lotus Yoga & Pilates.
  50. Vase and decorative plate. The vase has a scene with a deer and eagle, the plate is a scene with miners gold panning. Large slip cast and individually hand-crafted painted and signed by Native American Artists. Donated by the Gold Rush Mercantile at Marshall Gold State Park.
  51. One, two-day Main Stage passes for 2016 to The American River Music Festival, donated by The American River Music Festival
  52. One, two-day Main Stage passes for 2016 to The American River Music Festival, donated by The American River Music Festival
  53. Two-night minimum stay in a cabin at Ponderosa Resort donated by Thousand Trails Resort, Inc.
  54. A $25 gift Certificate and Body Care products ($60 value) donated by Morgan Taylor Salon in EDH
  55. 5 Acupuncture treatments from Roselle McNeilly
  56. Haircut & style, $45 value.  Donated by Cassandra’s Salon & Spa
  57. Customized spa facial, $70 value.  Donated by Cassandra’s Salon & Spa
  58. A Gold Lotus Yoga & Pilates gift certificate for 30 days unlimited classes ($60 value)  donated by  Amy DeLosa of Gold Lotus Yoga & Pilates.

 

*listed live auction and raffle items are subject to change with no notice.

Several larger items will be auctioned off during a Live Auction around 10 pm (during the band break).  Stick around for that.

What are you waiting for? Buy some raffle tickets now!