Kentucky Springtime Auction - Time to Bid

Carla Ruschival

It's time for bidding and buying at the Greater Louisville Council of
the Blind springtime auction, happening tonight (Foiday) from 7:00 to
10:00 PM Eastern.

We have an incredible line-up of fantastic items, just waiting for
your bid. Proceeds from this auction benefit the Greater Louisville
Council as well as several other KCB chapters. If an item is
designated by its donor to benefit a specific chapter, half the
proceeds from that item go to that chapter, with the other half going
to GLCB.

Anyone can bid, from anywhere. Listen on ACB Radio Live Event; bid on
Zoom from your phone or computer. You must register in order to bid;
registration is free. Just call the Kentucky Council of the Blind
office at 502-895-4598 and give us your name, address, phone number,
and email address. We will then email the Zoom link to you so you can
participate in the bidding. If you have already registered, no need
to call again; just watch your email for the link.

To listen on ACB Radio, just tell your Alexa device to open ACB Radio
Live; you can also listen on your Victor Stream or on your computer by

Here's the list of the items that are up for bid; items are shown in
auction order.

#1 Faux Leather Jewelry Case

Light powder blue leather-look jewelry case is perfect for home or
travel. Snap closure keeps contents secure. Mirror in lid. Holds 6
to 8 rings and 6 pairs of pierced earrings. One compartment can hold
necklaces; another can hold bracelets or other items. 4 by 6 inches.

Donated by Samantha Hubbard

#2 Memories of the Good Life Telephone Music Box

Wind the rotary dial of this old-fashioned telephone; lift the
receiver to hear "Fur Elise". Shiny black plastic with gold-colored
accents. Sides open to hold jewelry or other small items.

Donated by Brenda Williams in memory of her son Marshall

#3 Red Jasper Jewelry Wardrobe

A variety of pieces to match your every mood. Necklaces, 24 to 26
inches in length, with one each arrowhead, trapezoid, and oval
pendant; 2 pairs of 2-inch dangle wire earrings - one with small
rectangles and one with oval pieces; one 7-inch stretch bracelet with
various-shaped pieces; and one hair beret with various shapes coated
with gold glitter.

Donated by Terrie Terlau

#4 Chewy Nut Cookies
Home-baked by Patti Cox from a vintage 1930's recipe. Rich, chewy
cookies made from scratch with both white and brown sugar and chopped
pecans. A taste sensation that's sure to please.

Donated by Patti Cox

#5 Echo Dot (3rd Generation) Smart speaker with Alexa

This compact smart speaker in the charcoal fabric design fits
perfectly into small spaces. Improved speaker quality for richer and
louder sound. Pair with a second Echo Dot for stereo sound. Voice
control your music; stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music,
Spotify, Sirius XM, and others. Let Alexa help; ask her to play
music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms,
control compatible smart home devices, and more - just by using your
voice. Use Alexa skills to track fitness, play games, and more.

Donated by Adam Ruschival for Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana

#6 Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook

It's the book that started it all, the well-loved edition that first
brought Betty Crocker cookbooks into American homes and hearts.
Published in 1950, this ground-breaking title made cooking easy, it
made cooking appealing, and best of all, it made cooking fun. Packed
full of practical tips, useful hints, lavish color photography,
pointers to make setting up a kitchen easy, and hints to make
housework more pleasant. It's a perfect keepsake and a great gift.
Hardcover print book; spiral-bound for easy use while cooking or
baking; 449 pages.

Donated by Mary Riley, Jeffersonville, IN

#7 Chasing Fireflies Scentsy Warmer

Shine your light and illuminate your life, your heart and your dreams.
Discover the wonder of childhood with Chasing Fireflies, now available
as a Scentsy Mini Warmer. Capture the essence of carefree, playful
summer evenings with this pale-blue warmer mimicking a large glass
canning jar, complete with a silver ring and "filled" with fireflies.
25 watts; glow finish. Melt the wax with the heat of a low-watt light
bulb and fill your space with fragrance - no flame, smoke or soot.
Also includes 2 scentsy bars: (1) Just Breathe - Breathe deeply as
soothing eucalyptus, zesty lemon, and a medley of mints comfort and
rejuvenate. Fragrance lingers in drawers, closets, suitcases or a
Scentsy Buddy. and (2) Clean Breeze - White florals with a touch of
spring; the scent of fresh, clean laundry.

Donated by Debbie Deatherage for the Kentucky Council of Citizens with
Low Vision

#8 Beach Party Cookies

One dozen delicious cookies that will fill your summer party with fun.
Home-baked by Regina Duvall, Amanda Selm's mother, these Beach Party
shapes include a starfish, sand dollar, seashell, mermaid, palm tree,
pineapple, sand in a jar (sand capsule), fish, beach scene, beach
ball, flip flops, and smiley beach emoji. Shortbread base contains
flour, sugar, butter, and vanilla flavoring, and is decorated with
Royal Icing containing confectionary sugar and meringe powder. Baked
fresh and shipped directly to you; ships June 18.

Donated by Regina Duvall, Frankfort, for KCB Next Generation

#9 Sparkling Triangle Earrings

These clear cubic zirconia posts for pierced ears glimmer and shine.
Add pizzazz to any outfit. Appropriate for casual, office or dressy
occasions; wear with any color or pattern. Perfect for gift-giving in
their own black velvet box.

Donated by Carla Ruschival for Tri-state Library Users

#10 Four Paws Favorites

This auction is sure to bring lots of yips and barks and happy wags
from your 4-footed best friend. Inside this orange sling pack from
Guide Dogs for the Blind you'll find a 3.5- by 5-foot washable
Precious Tails pet blanket; it's black on one side and white on the
other. Then there's lots of fun on the way with a white dog Frisbee
with a picture of a bone and two paws that says "my buddy"; a Fun
Fetcher red, white and neon green tennis ball with a strap to keep you
from touching the wet ball; a black rubber ball with vertical slits;
and a long furry plush raccoon dog toy with a squeaker in its tail.
Then there's a collapsible white and aqua blue dog bowl with a frosted
lid that holds 3 cups, a large metal dog bowl that holds 8 cups, a
green collapsible bottle with an attached green carabiner, and a black
Aira water bottle with a Fidelco Guide Dog luggage tag. The last item
is a 16-oz. bag of lamb recipe Adventures American Journey grain-fed
oven-baked dog treats.

Donated by members of the Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana

#11 Manual Food Processor

5-in-1 Miracle Chopper, Salsa Maker, Blender, Slicer, Shredder and
Julienne. Comes with triple bladed surgical steel Samurai chopping
blades that won't bend or rust and are designed for fast and even
chopping. Anti-skid base, pouring spout, 5-cup bowl. Comes with a
slicer blade, a julienne blade and a shredder blade. Slice your
favorite veggies for sandwiches or salad. Cut thin strips of veggies
like carrots and zucchini. Shred cheese, lettuce and more. Perfect for
chopping nuts, herbs, salsa, hummus, guacamole and more. Chop onions
in seconds without crying and garlic without stinking up the kitchen.
Spin a few times for large chunks, spin more for smaller ones, and
keep on turning if you want to puree the food. All plastic parts are
made from BPA free food safe plastic.

Donated by David and Patti Cox in memory of Barbara Cox

#12 Make-It-Your-Own Tech Pack

There are just some techie items that no one can do without. The
winner of this package will receive their choice of 2 32GB flash
drives or SD cards, their choice of a 10-compartment snap SD
cardholder or a 9-capacity padded flash drive pouch, and their choice
of a set of Apple or Android cables in 3-, 6- and 10-ft. lengths.

Donated by Aaron Linson for KCB Next Generation

#13 Dr. Nassif's Beauty Package

This auction includes 4 fl. oz. of Dr. Nassif's Hydro-Screen Face &
Body Soufflé, which provides immediate moisturization to help optimize
the skin's moisture balance. It hydrates the skin for a softer,
smoother look with a radiant glow. Includes anti-aging ingredients to
help improve the look of dry skin, reduce lines and wrinkles, give a
more youthful, softer appearance, and help skin appear more supple,
firm and even. Apply on face and body after cleansing and exfoliating
with Detox Complexion Perfecting Treatment Pads; a package of 60 pads
is included in this auction. Pads are alcohol-free and have
antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial & anti-fungal
properties. Great for teens, women and men of all ages.

Donated by Brenda Williams

#14 Pampered Chef Ice Cream Maker

Create favorite frozen treats any time you want. Use fresh, natural
ingredients to mix up custom-flavored ice cream, custard, frozen
yogurt, sorbet, sherbet, or even frozen drinks. Taste the quality;
home-made ice cream is smoother, tastier, creamier, and less expensive
than store-bought. Just push a button to set the timer, add
ingredients and you'll have a frozen treat in 45 minutes or less.
Cover the bowl with the stretchy silicon lid to store for later.
Includes bowl, electric lid with paddle, and stretch-fit lid. Compact
design takes up less space; easy to use and store. Makes up to 1 quart
of ice cream or 8 1/2-cup servings. One-year warranty. Also comes with
an ice cream spade; its rounded head helps you scoop ice cream out of
the ice cream maker. It's also perfect for mixing cookies, candy and
other add-in's into your ice cream. Also use it as a rice paddle, to
fold batter, or to scramble eggs. Soft-grip handle; won't damage or
scratch metal pans; dishwasher safe.

Donated by Carla Ruschival

#15 Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device

Fire Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Dolby Vision. Watch favorites
from Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and
more. Stream for free with Pluto TV, IMDb TV, and more. Launch and
control content with the Alexa Voice Remote. Enjoy brilliant picture
with access to 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+. Choose from
500,000 movies and TV episodes. Experience tens of thousands of
channels, apps, and Alexa skills.

Donated by Adam Ruschival for Tri-state Library Users

#16 Copper Chef Perfect Bake Pan

Use this amazing 13 by 9 baking pan to prepare casseroles, lasagna,
macaroni and cheese, cakes and brownies, and much more. Ingenious
adjustable slicing dividers allow you to create perfectly portioned
servings, ideal for portion control. Begin by placing the easy lift
serving tray in the pan. Add your food and use the metal separator
slicer strips to create large and small servings. When baking is
done, just remove from pan with the easy lift tray, let food cool and
remove the separator strips, and you have perfectly formed servings.
This pan has a nonstick coating. It's dishwasher safe, but
hand-washing is recommended.

Donated by Mary Riley, Jeffersonville, IN

#17 Illuminea Extrait de Parfum by Mary Kay

This signature scent is a fragrance pyramid that embodies warmth and
confidence, just like the light within. Its top notes are Mandarin,
Quince, Pink Pepper and Morning Dew. Middle notes are Red Apricot,
Orange Blossom, Scarlet Peony, Water Lotus and Honeysuckle, and the
bottom notes are Florentine Iris Absolute, Violet Leaves, Cashmere
Woods, Vanilla and White Moss. 1.6 fl. oz.

Donated by Amanda Selm for KCB Next Generation

#18 Shirley's Bourbon Balls

These bourbon balls are absolutely the best you've ever had! Made with
Maker's Mark by Shirley Cain from a secret recipe that will keep you

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

#19 Bundt Cookbook by Nordic Ware

This braille cookbook is by the originators of the Bundt Pan. It
contains over 200 cake, bread, muffin, entr`ee, salad and sauce
recipes. Many recipes are simple and quick, while others are made from
scratch. 2 volumes, 334 pages; comb binding. Brailled by Horizons for
the Blind. Copyright 1996.

Donated by Debbie Deatherage for Tri-state Library Users

#20 Matashi 24K Gold Plated Music Box with Crystal Studded Ferris
Wheel Figurine Showpiece

A beautiful and very tactile Ferris wheel that plays "It's a Small
World After All". 24K gold-plated music box; there's a genuine
precision cut Matashi crystal in every car of the Ferris wheel. Wind
with a key on the bottom and watch the wheel turn.

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

#21 Red Blaze Tea Set from the Republic of Tea

Wisps of smoky gray glaze rise to the surface on this flame-red
stoneware in patterns that shift from piece to piece, making each a
unique work of art. The handled cups have white interiors with
glaze-dipped rims. The set includes a teapot, 4 tapered teacups, 4
woven ramie coasters, and a stainless steel infuser, and it comes
nestled in a 14- by 10-inch oval rattan basket with lid. Dishwasher
safe, but do not microwave. This auction also includes 6 8-oz. black
ceramic mugs.

Donated by Terrie Terlau for Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana

#22 My Foldaway Rechargeable Fan

This 2-in-1 fan easily converts from table to floor fan and is a great
way to stay cool and comfortable this summer. Its telescopic arm
expands up to 40 inches long and it has 3 speeds - low, medium and
high. Includes micro USB cable to recharge the fan just by plugging it
into your computer or other USB port. Easily folds away for storage.
14.17 by 18.7 by 12.2 inches.

Donated by Ronald Byrd, Jeffersonville, IN

#23 Patti's Dinner for 2

Back by popular demand, Patti Cox will prepare a mouth-watering dinner
for two and deliver and serve it right in your home. Choose from
several main dishes; includes salad and dessert. Delivery only
available in the Louisville metro area.

Donated by Patti Cox

#24 Clear quartz Necklace and Bracelet

Faceted clear quartz beads form this 24-inch necklace and 7-inch
stretch bracelet. Sparkly and stylish; matches any color.

Donated by Carla Ruschival for Kentucky Council of Citizens with Low Vision

#25 Fire TV Cube - 4K Ultra HD | 2019 release

Almost like a cross between an Echo Dot and Fire Stick. Hands-free
streaming device with Alexa. From across the room, just ask Alexa to
turn on the TV, dim the lights, and play your show. Control compatible
soundbar and A/V receiver, and change live cable or satellite channels
with your voice. With the built-in speaker, ask Alexa to check the
weather, turn off the lights, and more - even when the TV is off. Get
instant access to 4K Ultra HD content, plus support for Dolby Vision
and HDR, HDR10+. Watch favorites from Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video,
Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and more. Stream for free with Pluto TV,
IMDb TV, and more. With Prime, watch TV episodes and movies. Use the
power and volume buttons on your Alexa Voice Remote to control your TV
without making a sound.

Donated by Adam Ruschival

#26 Little Garden Scentsy Warmer with Extra Bars

A meditative merging of cool grays and clean contours elevates this
warmer to artistic heights. Little Garden also includes three faux
succulents in shades of green and one bag of black stones. Place the
stones in the depression of the warmer and arrange the flower-shaped
succulents for an attractive display. This auction also includes 3
extra bars: (1) Atlantic Air - A refined veil of ocean mist, sea salt
and white orchid; (2) By the Sea - The scent of ocean air wafting
through dewy, seaside grass; and (3) Aloe Water & Cucumber - Aloe
water, cucumber peel, palm frond and pineapple nectar are
oh-so-mellow. Scentsy bars are made of high-quality paraffin wax for
long-lasting fragrance. Scentsy Bars are composed of eight break-apart
cubes designed to use with any Scentsy Warmer. As the cubes melt, they
fill your space with their exclusive scent. Safe to use - no wick,
flame, smoke or soot.

Donated by Natalie Couch for Tri-state Library Users

#27 Spring and Summer Flowers Cookies

Fill the season with one dozen delicious cookies home-baked by Regina
Duvall; almost too beautiful to eat. Shapes include roses, tulips,
sunflowers, daisies, and other assorted flowers in spring and summer
colors. Shortbread base decorated with Royal Icing. Baked fresh and
shipped directly to you.

Donated by Regina Duvall, Frankfort, for KCB Next Generation

#28 Beauty Spa and Signature A Combo

Help skin look and feel smoother. This auction contains:

(1) 7.77 fl. oz. of EZ Foot Peeling Plus Gentle Peeling Cream.
Formulated with fruit and plant extracts including European Blueberry,
Lavender, Rosemary, Korean Red Pine, Grapefruit, Apricot and so much
more; also contains amino acids and other key ingredients. Formulated
without sulfates, parabens or mineral oil.

(2) 1.01 fl. oz. EZ Hand & Cuticle Peel Peeling Cream. It gently
exfoliates dead skin from hands and helps lift away cuticles for
smoother and more youthful-looking hands. Lightweight cream helps
make rough dry hands look more smooth and silky without any sticky
feeling. Formulated with shea butter, Vitamin C, 7 botanicals, 4
amino acids and other key ingredients. and

(3) Signature Club A 5 Essentials Creme with Plant Stem Cells - 4 oz.
of Face and eye creme; day and night creme in one. For adult women and
men. Smooth on your skin; not sticky.

Donated by Brenda Williams

#29 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 Kentucky Council of Citizens with Low Vision

#30 Shell and Wood Jasper Jewelry Set

Handcrafted by Keri Bishop, this 24-inch necklace with a lobster claw
clasp features a pattern of 1-inch long tube-shaped coconut shell
beads in dark brown tones and 1/2-inch square wood jasper beads,
separated by small round spacer beads in white shell and coconut. 2
sets of co-ordinating wire earrings, one with coconut shell tube beads
and the other with wood jasper squares, are also included.

Donated by Carla Ruschival for Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana

Thanks in advance to everyone who has helped to make this auction
successful; donors, bidders, and volunteers. Without each of you this
event would not be possible.

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