Kentucky Lightning Bolt Auction - Numbered List and How to Bid

Carla Ruschival

Kentucky Lightning Bolt Auction - Register and Bid!

The sky's the limit at the Lightning Bolt Auction, happening this
tonight, Friday, Nov. 6, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern at the Kentucky
Council of the Blind Virtual Conference and Convention.

If you love auctions, this one's for you. Listen on ACB Radio Live
Event; bid on Zoom from your phone or computer. Read on for a numbered
list of items up for bid and for details on how to listen and register
to bid.


If you have already registered for the Kentucky convention, you are
automatically registered for the Lightning Bolt auction.

If you have not registered for the convention, a free auction-only
registration is available. Call (502) 895-4598 and give us your name,
phone number, and email address. You must register before you can
bid, so don't wait until the last minute to sign up.

Everyone who registers for the convention and for the auction will
receive a special Zoom link and dial-in information which can only be
used for the auction. We encourage you to call in to Zoom and stay on
the line throughout the auction so you are ready to bid on items you

To listen on ACB Radio, ask Alexa to open ACB Radio Live; find Live
Event on your Victor Reader Stream; listen through the ACB Link
smartphone app; call ACB Radio from any telephone at 518-906-1820; or
go to on your computer.

If you need help getting onto Zoom or with getting to ACB Radio, call
our Convention Tech Support Line at (866) 522-1112.

Numbered Auction List

1. Better Chef Stainless Steel Immersion Blender

Just one look at this high-quality immersion blender makes visions of
milkshakes dnce in your head. Features a 260-watt variable speed
motor with turbo boost. Expertly blend anything. Mixing assembly is
constructed of durable stainless steel. Immersion blade detaches
easily for quick clean up. 14 inches long; weighs 2 pounds.

Donated by Mary Riley, Jeffersonville, IN

2. Entertainment Essentials

Entertain in style with this natural hardwood serving tray. Three
wells hold a party's worth of crackers, cheese, chips and dips.
Includes two ceramic dip bowls and cheese tile in white for handy
slicing. 17-3/4 by 12 inches. Auction also includes a Washington
Forge "Spirit of America" set of six steak knives with hollow
pistol-grip handles and stainless steel blades.

Donated by the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind

3. Thanksgiving Sugar Cookies

One dozen delicious sugar cookies that will bring smiles to your
holiday season. Home-baked by Regina Duvall, Amanda Selm's mother,
these Thanksgiving delights are decorated with royal icing, and
include turkeys, pumpkins, pumpkin pie, fall leaves, and Happy
Thanksgiving plaques.

Donated by Regina Duvall, Frankfort, KY for the KCB Next Generation

4. Echo Dot 3rd Generation and Smart LED Light

The most popular Echo is now even better! This voice-controlled smart
speaker with Alexa is perfect for any room. Just ask Alexa for music,
news, information and more. You can also call almost anyone and
control compatible home devices with your voice. This auction also
includes a Sengled Smart LED 800-lumen light bulb that works with
Alexa and Google Assistant. Use your voice to light turn on and off,
adjust brightness and more. Switch on with Alexa before getting out
of bed; dim from the couch to watch a movie; schedule when you want
the light to turn on and off. Download the Sengled Home app to get
started. A 2.4GHZ WiFi router is required during set up.

Donated by SAVI, the Support Alliance for the Visually Impaired, Owensboro, KY

5. Blue Jean Handcrafted Tote

This stylish blue jean tote is just too-o-o-o cute! Made from medium
denim blue jeans; lining and belt are fabric printed with denim and
white squares with flowers and hearts. Tote has 2 jeans pockets in
the back, two in the front, and a watch pocket in the front. 18 by 20
inches with a long adjustable strap. Wear over the shoulder or across
the body. Handcrafted by Keri Bishop.

Donated by Terrie Terlau for the Tri-State Library Users

6. Kentucky Derby Pie®

Kentucky tradition made from a secret family recipe, Derby Pie
combines rich semi-sweet chocolate with English walnuts for a truly
decadent experience. Delicious when eaten at room temperature;
incredibly heavenly when eaten all warm and gooey and topped with
either whipped cream or ice cream. This 9-inch pie will be baked fresh
and shipped directly to the buyer from A Taste of Kentucky. Stays
fresh for about 14 days. Ready to warm and serve, or freeze for later
use. Serves 8 to 10.

Donated by David Smith for the Kentucky Council of Citizens with Low Vision

7. Avon Wonderful Countdown to Christmas Collectible

A rare find from the year 2000. This centerpiece is sure to delight
kids and kids at heart. The jolly snowman counts down the days until
Christmas. Place an ornament on the tree each day; when the last
ornament is in place, the stars light up. The jolly snowman wishes
you a merry Christmas. Uses size C batteries, not included.

Donated by Carla Ruschival for the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind

8. "The Gift of Nature" Walden Print

Christopher B. Walden was born in Auckland, New Zealand and now lives
in the United States. He is a nationally-known wildlife artist whose
realistic style and ability to capture life in the animal kingdom have
endeared him to many collectors around the world. This print is a
Belgian farm winter scene. The snow-covered field has a farmhouse and
two silos in the background on the left. A family of deer - a buck,
doe, and fawn - are running through the field. In the forefront are
two beautiful brown horses with white manes and white down the middle
of their faces. The horses are pulling a red wagon carrying a large
Christmas tree and a man and a woman wearing jeans, coats and hats.
The print is signed, copyrighted, and numbered 124/1050.

Donated by Juda Potter, Lexington, KY and the Bluegrass Council of the Blind

9. Doggie Foo Foo Package

Does your doggie need to de-stink? Use this odor-neutralizing spray
in between baths to conquer those pee-yew moments with a burst of
Scentsy fragrance. Also includes sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo
with aloe, sunflower oil, and colloidal oatmeal, to gently cleanse and
condition your pet while hydrating dry itchy skin. 8 oz. spray and 16
oz. shampoo are infused with a touch of Scentsy fragrance to leave
your furry friend smelling fresh. Mellow mix of oatmeal, aloe and
delicate almond blossoms will soothe the senses and the soul.

Donated by Scentsy with Nini for Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana

10. Brown Bag Cookie Company Shortbread Pan

Make shortbread quickly and easily with this ceramic Brown Bag Farm
Animals shortbread pan. Makes 9 squares of shortbread, each
displaying a different image of farm animals and birds. Originally a
1990 Brown Bag classic design, this folk art shortbread pan was
re-issued due to popular demand. Gift boxed; comes with a recipe
booklet. 8.5 inches square; 1 inch handles. Animals are two birds, a
cow, bunny, squirrel, ducks, sheep, horse and more.

Donated by Carla Ruschival for the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind

11. Maker's Mark Gourmet Bourbon Balls

An elegant gift for family, friends and business associates. Fine,
handcrafted chocolates made from an old family recipe; laced with a
generous touch of Maker's Mark Bourbon. One pound gift box contains
32 delicious pieces.

Donated by Adam and Carla Ruschival for the Greater Louisville Council
of the Blind

12. Tweety Bird House Slippers

An rare original collectible from Warner Bros. New and unopened in
original box. Perfect for the Tweety Bird collector or for anyone who
leves Tweety.

Donated by David and Patti Cox in memory of Barbara Cox for the
Kentucky Council of Citizens with Low Vision

13. Coach Messenger Bag

This incredible genuine Coach bag is black navy with off-white stripe
and silver accents. Exterior features the textured original Coach
design. Lined with beautiful navy fabric. 1 magnetic snap closure on
the full slip pocket in back; 2 magnetic closures under buckle accents
on front. 3 pen compartments and 9 pockets throughout the bag's

Donated by Terrie Terlau for Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana

14. Elegant Insights Braille Necklace

This all-copper necklace by Elegant Insights features a cable link
chain that secures with a stylish toggle clasp, worn in front.
Floating from the clasp is a solid copper butterfly charm,
braille-embossed with the word "hope." The chain is embelished with
in-line and dangling coral pearl beads and copper accents. Over-all
length, approximately 18 inches long.

Donated by Elegant Insights Braille Creations

15. EZ Test Battery Tester

Independently test household batteries with this EZ Test Battery
Tester with audible feedback. Beeps to report battery status. Test
1.5-volt batteries, including Aaa, Aa, C and D batteries. Includes
two contacts for testing 9-volt batteries. 4.5 by 1.1 by 0.6 inches.
Includes battery tester unit with attached elastic band to hold
testing wire while unit is stored, two AAA batteries, and large print
and braille instructions. One-year limited warranty. Downloadable
manual from

Donated by the American Printing House for the Blind

16. Amish Whoopie Pies

Go ahead! Take a bite! They're so good - they'll make you shout
"whoopie!" These rich individual cakes with light cream filling are
homemade by the Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop on Gibbons Road in Lancaster
County, Pennsylvania. Simply habit-forming. One 3-inch Whoopie is
perfect with a hot cup of coffee on a cold winter day. You get one
dozen of these sinfully good desserts. Choose from chocolate,
pumpkin, oatmeal, or chocolate peanut butter, or select a variety pack
containing 3 of each flavor.

Donated by David and Shauna Franklin, Beavercreek, OH

17. Tupperwave Stack Cooker

Make a meal for four in less than 30 minutes. Make appetizers,
desserts and sauces. This Tupperware microwave cooking system does it
all. Have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Also make
appetizers, desserts, and sauces; the Stack Cooker does it all.
Includes one each 3-qt. and 1-3/4-qt. casseroles with rounded flat
bottoms with ridges that promote even cooking. A cone fits both
casseroles; use with the 3-qt. casserole to make Bundt cakes. Also
includes a colander and seals that are virtually air- and
liquid-tight; great for refrigerator and freezer storage. Withstands
temperatures from -13 to 392dg F. Sturdy handles. Dishwasher safe;
do not use abrasive sponges for cleaning or metal spatulas.

Donated by the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind

18. Furry Friend Package

This selection of items from Guidelight Dog Products includes dog
treats, a folding food bowl, a dental chew bone, two clip-on
guidelights for better visibility in the dark, a silicone clothing
brush that really does remove dog hair from your clothes, and a
Fur-Lifter hair remover for upholstery, cars, and carpeted stairways.

Donated by Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana

19. Star Wall Stand Diffuser from Scentsy

Scent nearly any space in seconds. This all-white diffuser is
textured with a flower design and plugs into any outlet. Features a
sturdy shell that's perfect for high-traffic areas. Just add a
Scentsy pod for amazing fragrance. 2-pack of Snowkissed Cranberry
pods included.

Donated by Scentsy with Nini

20. Microsoft 365

Make the most of your Microsoft 365 Premium Office apps with this
one-year subscription to Microsoft 365. Make life more creative,
organized, and secure. Install Office apps on your favorite devices,
including Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

It's easier than ever to write, design, and share seamlessly across
your devices. You get smart assistance features as soon as they are
released in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint so you're always working with
the latest.

Manage multiple calendars in one view to stay on top of work meetings,
remote schooling, and family time. Back up your files with 1 TB of
OneDrive cloud storage. Stay in touch with Skype knows to maintain
personal connections. Plan your virtual get-togethers, book club, and
more anytime from your phone, tablet, or desktop.

Donated by Jeff Bishop, Kirkland, WA

21. Premium BackTpack

This premium BackTpack fits both children and adults from age 7 and up
with its many features and adjustability to fit special needs and
every body type. Ergonomic dual side-bag carrying system conforms to
your natural body structure and trains good posturing. Two backpacks
in one with lots of slip, zip, and snap pockets let you carry all your
stuff; backpack features distribute the weight to best meet your
body's needs. Purple with golden-yellow accents. Each pack measures
14 by 14 by 3 inches.

Donated by Terrie Terlau for Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana

22. Classic Almond Roca Buttercrunch Candy

Each piece of Classic Almond Roca®

Buttercrunch from Brown and Haley in Fife, WA, has a toffee center
with almonds and is covered in a signature blend of cocoa beans and
almond pieces. The buttercrunch combines premium California almonds
and pure vanilla with fresh local butter for an irresistible taste
sensation of buttery goodness. This large 42-oz. resealable canister
contains about 98 pieces, each individually foil wrapped and sealed
for freshness.

Donated by Paula Wiese, Lexington, KY

23. Northern Kentucky Getaway

Experience Cincinnati and the Ohio River like never before. Unwind on
a day or evening cruise aboard one of the magnificent B&B riverboats.
Auction includes two tickets on any B&B Riverboat sight-seeing cruise.
Also includes two tickets to tour the Newport Aquarium with its white
alligators, smiling stingrays and many other exotic marine animals.
Good for a full year.

Donated by Shirley Cain, Bellevue, KY for the Kentucky Council of
Citizens with Low Vision

24. Swiss Music Box

This beautiful music box will be perfect for any room in your home.
Polished wood box made in Switzerland by Reuge. Top of box shows a
tower on the left and a covered wooden bridge crossing the water to a
large building in the center and to the right. Red flowers and
greenery are along the railing of the bridge. Wind the box and lift
the lid to hear "The Way We Were" and see the workings of the music
box mechanism. Measures 4 by 2 by 2.5 inches.

Donated by David Smith for the Kentucky Council of Citizens with Low Vision

25. Moonlite BBQ Box

People come from far and wide to feast at Moonlite Bar-B-Cue, a
family-owned restaurant in Owensboro, KY. Now you can enjoy their
fabulous flavors with this box that includes 18 oz. Original Bar-B-Q
Sauce with squirt bottle, 16 oz. Moonlite Burgoo, 1 pound Bean Soup
Mix, 6.5 oz. Bar-B-Q Rub Cornbread Mix, and 8.5 oz. Mild Chow Chow.
Packed and shipped by Moonlite.

Donated by Support Alliance of the Visually Impaired, Owensboro, KY

26. Echo Studio

The Echo Studio creates an immersive, 3-dimensional soundscape,
wrapping you in studio-quality audio from every direction. Just ask
Alexa to play a song, artist, or genre and hear new details revealed
in your favorite music. Echo Studio's five strategically positioned
speakers generate room-filling sound, sending different parts of the
song to your ears from different directions. Whatever the source, Echo
Studio makes your music sound incredible. Dolby Atmos technology
enables a multi-dimensional audio experience, adding space, clarity,
and depth. Echo Studio also plays new music formats that have been
mastered in 3D. Echo Studio automatically analyzes the acoustics of
your room, fine-tuning playback for optimal sound, no matter where
it's placed. Streams through Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify,
Pandora, Tidal, and more. With a subscription to

Amazon Music HD, you'll have unlimited access to 50 million songs in
high definition - double the bitrate of standard streaming services.

Donated by Adam and Carla Ruschival for the Tri-state Library Users

27. Stylish Coach Bag

You'll always be in style when you carry this roomy textured genuine
leather brown Coach bag with silver accents and rose lining. Interior
features 2 slip pockets and one zip pocket.

Donated by the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind

28. Christmas Sugar Cookies

One dozen delicious sugar cookies that will bring smiles to your
holiday season. Home-baked by Regina Duvall, Amanda Selm's mother,
these Christmas delights are decorated with royal icing, and include
Santa, bells, snowflakes, reindeer, Christmas trees, snowman, stocking
and candy cane. Cookies will be baked fresh and shipped after the
Thanksgiving holiday.

Donated by Regina Duvall, Frankfort, KY for KCB Next Generation

29. Green Jasper Necklace and Earrings

This beautiful necklace features a 2 by 1.5-inch polished green jasper
pendant. On either side of the pendant are light pink soap stone,
smaller green jasper, black agate and hematite polished beads.
Adjusts from 18 to 21 inches in length; lobster claw clasp. Matching
1-1/2-inch post earrings have 2 green jasper beads with black spacers.
Created by Kentucky crafter Cherie Columbia.

Donated by Carla Ruschival for the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind

30. Third Generation Echo Dot

The most popular Echo is now even better! This voice-controlled
smart speaker with Alexa is perfect for any room. Just ask Alexa for
music, news, information and more. You can also call almost anyone
and control compatible home devices with your voice.

Donated by Lori Woodall, Felicity, OH for the Northern Kentucky
Council of the Blind

31. Oatmeal Scotchie Cookie Bars

Soft and chewy oatmeal scotchies
are cinnamon-spiced, sweetened with brown sugar, packed with oats, and
loaded with butterscotch chips. With crisp edges and chewy centers,
every bite is buttery delicious and packed with flavor.

Donated by Patti Cox for the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind

32. "Home Is Where My Dog Is" Mini Warmer

Home really isn't complete without a pup lounging at your feet - or in
your lap! Show off that sentiment with this cute mini warmer -
perfect for small spaces of all kinds. Off-white ceramic 15-watt
warmer hand-painted with reactive glaze; says "Home Is Where My Dog
Is". Includes one pack of 8 Walnut Raisin Muffin wax melts for a
fresh-from-the-oven smell.

Donated by Scentsy with Nini for Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana

33. Stemless Wine Gglasses

Set of 4 stemless wine goblets with lids. Made from superior quality
stainless steel; double-wall, vacuum sealed insulated. Tritan latch
lids with open & slide. Food safe; BPA free. Dishwasher safe top
rack only. One each turquoise, orange, true blue, and lilac.

Donated by Patti Cox for KCB Next Generation

Carla Ruschival
Treasurer, Kentucky Council of the Blind
Phone: (502)895-4598