Greater Louisville Auction Tomorrow (Saturday) - Time to Bid and Buy


Carla Ruschival
 

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It's time for bidding and buying at the Greater Louisville Council of
the Blind springtime auction, happening this Saturday, May 14,
beginning at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (1:00 PM Central, 11:00 AM Pacific).

We have an incredible line-up of fantastic items, just waiting for
your bid. We have a phenomenal baby grand piano music box, yummy food,
jewelry, special products for your guide dog, lots of technology, and
bags and totes that are perfect for the season. Proceeds from this
auction benefit the Greater Louisville Council's weekly Roundabout
program, as well as several other KCB chapters. Participating in this
year's auction are the Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana, KCB Next
Generation, the Kentucky Council of Citizens with Low Vision, the
South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind, and the Tri-state Library
Users. 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 the Greater Louisville Council.

Anyone can bid, no matter where you live. Just call the KCB Zoom line
from your computer, cell phone or landline phone and listen to the
auction. When an item that interests you comes up for bid, just raise
your hand and get in on the bidding fun. Read to the end of this
message for the Zoom link and dial-in information.

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

1. Juice Onn. Wireless Charging Lamp
Charge your QI-enabled smartphone or other device while reading the
mail, working a crossword, or enjoying your favorite book or craft.
This bright reading light is a 180-degree adjustable desk lamp. Its
5-Watt charging pad keeps your QI-enabled device ready to use when you
need it. Compact and travel friendly.
Donated by Samantha Hubbard for KCCLV

2. Warm Vanilla Sugar Sensation
This 3-piece set from Bath & Body Works is sure to please. Includes a
10 fl. oz. shower gel made with vannilla extract, aloe and Vitamin E;
an 8-oz. tube of ultimate hydration body creme with hyaluroric acid
and shea butter for 24-hour moisture; and an 8-oz. fine fragrance
mist.
Donated by Patti Cox and Samantha Hubbard

3. Pasto Italiano - a Dining Experience
All the fixin's for an Italian feast. 4 jars Ragu spaghetti sauce, an
8-oz. canister of Kraft parmesan cheese, a 16-oz. pkg. Barilla
spaghetti, a 16-oz. pkg. of penne pasta, 2 pkgs. garlic bread (just
heat and eat), and cake for dessert. Just add your own ground beef,
chicken, or even pork for a sensational meal.
Donated by Ristoria Ross-Jackson

4. Star Dance Scentsy Warmer
Create a twinkling 3-dimensional starry night effect that's positively
galactic with this warmer featuring an internal multi-point light
source viewed through holographic film and accented with a rose gold
metallic finish. Just plug this 13-watt warmer into any standard
electrical outlet and add the desired number of Scentsy wax cubes to
the included dish to safely warm wax and fill your space with
fragrance - no flame, smoke or soot. Use cotton balls (not included)
for easy cleanup to switch your fragrance. This auction also includes
2 Scentsy bars, each containing 8 cubes of fragrance. The first bar
is Chase Rainbows Blue. Its blue sweet notes of melon shimmer against
a crisp blue sky while hints of musk add depth and dimension. The
Sunkissed Citrus Scentsy Bar is a lovely blend of oranges, lemons,
limes and grapefruit.
Donated by Debbie Deatherage for KCCLV

5. $50 Starbucks Gift Card
Everyone loves Starbuck's. Treat yourself or some friends to a
well-dserved break, or use as a gift this holiday season.
Donated by Dan and Leslie Spoone (Orlando, FL)

6. echo dot 4th Generation with Clock
Smart speaker with clock and Alexa has a whole new look. Its round
sleek compact design and textured twilight blue finish fits perfectly
into small spaces. Enjoy crisp vocals and balanced bass. Shows time,
alarms and timers on the LED display. Tap the top to snooze the alarm.
Play games; listen to news, radio from around the world, podcasts and
music. Enjoy all the Alexa features you've come to know and love.
Measures 9.94 by 3.94 by 3.94 by 3.5 inches; weighs 12.4 oz.
Donated by Alan Shrebtienko (Sellersburg, IN) for KCCLV

7. ACB Fanny Pack
Made of durable 600-D polyester, this black fanny pack has the ACB
logo on the front and pockets galore. Every nook and cranny offers
some storage potential; can even hold a 20-cell braille notetaker.
Two compartments zip at the top of the bag; one measures 10 by 7 by 3
inches and has no sections. The other is 10 by 7 by .5 in. and has an
organizer on one side with a 4 by 3.5-inch zippered mesh compartment,
a 2- by 4-in. compartment with a velcro flap that will hold up to 6
credit cards or ID's, and a 3.5 by 4-in. slip pocket. Another 10- by
5-in. zippered section is behind the organizer. A hi.en 10- by 7-in.
zip compartment is on the front of the pack, andthe entire front flap
is velcroed shut to hide one final large 6 by 10-inch slip pocket.
Also contains a key ring and a mesh water bottle holder. Strap
adjusts from 35 to 45 in.
Donated by Ristoria Ross-Jackson

8. Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars
Soft and chewy oatmeal scotchies are 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

9. Caesars Woman Cologne Spray
An elegant 3.3-oz. bottle of Caesars Woman extravagant cologne spray,
a product of Park Place Entertainment, Las Vegas NV. The bottle is
clear with a raised fountain pattern on the lower front. It measures
4 by 2.5 in., not including the spray top.

10. Kumihimo Guide Dog Leash
Handcrafted of nylon paracord in your choice of colors and braid
patterns, this dog leash is 5 feet overall with a snap hook on one
side and a loop handle and O-ring on the other end. Attach one end to
the harness or collar of your guide dog and you have a full length
leash, but snap the hook to the O-ring and you have a 30" leash for
guide work when not using a harness or for use in tight spaces. Color
options are in the hundreds, including some with reflective or
glow-in-the-dark tracers, so there's sure to be the colors to add that
flare of fashion for your next party or night on the town! Braid
pattern options include double spiral, double spiral with vertical
stripes, crisscross, honeycomb, and triangles. Other patterns are
possible depending on your preference! This item includes a
consultation to determine the best color/pattern choice for you and
your dog.
Donated by Jewel Gaspard (Glasgow) for SCKCB

11. Summer Quick Breads
ACB of Minnesota member Patty Slaby loves to bake yummy summer fruit
breads for her friends. The lucky winner of this auction will receive
4 mini-loaves of her bread. Choose all one flavor, or choose
different flavors. You might want perennial favorites like banana or
raisin, or you might prefer her amazing banana pineapple, butter pecan
toffee, pistachio, cherry etc. Keep them all for yourself, or spread
home-baked cheer to your friends.
Donated by Patty Slaby (Arcadia, WI)

12. Winnie the Pooh Bag
This 14 by 14 by 6-in. tote is perfect for anyone who loves Pooh. Dark
blue jean fabric with a dark blue lining. 2 10-in. wraparound slip
pockets are small blue and white stripes. A very tactile Winnie the
Pooh is on the front of the bag; he's smelling a purple flower in one
hand and holding a small bouquet of purple, pink and blue flowers in
the other. 4 roses with sequins and green leaves are near his feet.
Inside the tote's large main compartment is an 8 by 6-in. zip pocket
on one side; a 3.5 by 4.5-in. pocket and a 3.5- by 2-in. pocket are on
the other side.
Donated by Debbie Deatherage

13. Turquoise and Silver Jewelry Collection
These beautiful and versatile turquoise pieces can be worn in so many
different ways for a variety of looks. Choose a pendant (rectangular,
teardrop or round) and add it to either the 24- or 26-in. silver
chain. Or wear the lifesaver-style pendant and earrings for a matched
look. The collection also includes a hair beret featuring two
hourglass-shaped pieces of dark turquoise.
Donated by Terrie Terlau for GDUKI

14. Butter Pecan Fudge
The highest bidder on this item will receive one pound of freshly made
mouth-watering fudge in a reusable container. Some of the ingredients
in this tasty treat include real butter, fresh whipping cream and
butter pecan syrup. You can choose to have pecans added if you like.
Donated by Teresa Escue (Franklin) for SCKCB

15. Baby Grand Piano Music Box
This beautiful My Lifestyle baby grand piano music box and bench is
made of highly-polished black wood. Open the top to the left to reveal
the strings; the keys are tactile. Attach the three legs and the
pedals, place on a table, mantle or desk, and put the bench in place.
Wind the music box to hear "Castle in the Sky." Measures 7.9 by 5.5 by
6.3 inches; piano bench is 2.2 inches high. Weighs 2.09 pounds.
Donated by Carla Ruschival

16. Squeaky Clean Dog Bundle
A great selection of products to please any dog. Includes (1) a
40-count package of Vibrant Life plaque tooth wipes in fresh mint
flavor; cleans teeth, gums, plaque and tartar, and freshens breath.
(2) a 50-count package of TropiClean Oxymed soothing all-purpose wipes
- gentle cleansing, helps relieve itching from allergies, dandruff and
hot spots; wipes are paraben-free, dye-free, residue-free for dogs and
cats; (3) a Duke's All-purpose Pet Cloth - great for after bathing;
absorbs 10 times its weight in liquid; super-absorbent and soft; dries
pets quickly. (4) one 4-ft. and one 30-inch tie-down; (5) a Kong
Wubba squeaky dog toy; (6) a Zoom Groom rubber brush; (7) a grooming
glove; and (8) a Ruffwear treat pouch in navy with black accents.
Donated by Terrie Terlau and Kathy Szinnyey for GDUKI

17. Fresh Fruit Friendship Box
Paul's Fruit Market is famous for their high-quality fruits,
vegetables and prepared meals. They deliuer locally and ship
nationwide year-round. Show your friends what a select group they
really are by sending them this extraordinary single layer selection
of fabulous fresh fruit, Sunkist fruit gems and Bauer's Modjeskas. 12
pieces of fruit.
Donated by Susan Ament (Lexington) for KCCLV

18. Everest Backpack
This stylish backpack is gray, light pink, and mauve with black
bottom, shoulder straps, zipper etc. It's a big 17 in. tall and 11.5
in. wide. It has 2 adjstable shoulder straps, a hard handle at the
top for carrying, and a padded back. There are 4 layers of zippered
pockets in this backpack. The back pocket is full-size. Next comes a
12 by 11-in. compartment. Then there's a 9 by 10-in. organizer
containing 2 slip pockets, one small zippered mesh pocket, 2 pen
holders, and one padded slip pocket with a charging or earbud port.
Finally, there's a hidden zip pocket on the very front of the bag.
Mesh water bottle pockets are on either side of the bag.
Denated by Samantha Hubbard for KCB Next Generation

19. Makala Shark Ukulele
The Makala Series is part of the entry-level line of ukulele by Kala.
Kala ukuleles are the instrument of choice for schools - more people
learn to play on a Kala than any other brand of ukulele. Quality
construction and a fun design make this Makala Shark Soprano Ukulele a
great gift for children and adults. Features a mahogany neck, walnut
fingerboard and shark-shaped bridge, geared tuners and aquila super
nylgut strings from Italy. Kala ukuleles are played by some of the
most renowned players around the world. This right-handed uke is easy
to play, weighs 1.5 pounds and measures 22.44 x 22.83 x 8.66 inches.
It is cream with a dark wood neck and satin finish. The top material
is mahogany, the back is composite, and the strings are nylon.

20. Patti's Cookie-Topped Brownies
There's nothing better than a batch of home-baked brownies to brighten
up your day and make it go just right. Chocolatey perfection with or
without nuts, these brownies are even more decadent because they are
topped with chocolate chip cookie dough before baking.
Donated by Patti Cox

21. Tech Accessory Pack
There are just some techie items that no one can do without. The
winner of this package will receive their choice of a 32GB flash drive
or a 32GB SD card and their choice of a set of Apple or Android cables
in 3-, 6- and 10-ft. lengths. Store it all and much more in this Thule
Sunterra PowerShuttle electronic accessory bag. Dark gray with black
handle, this case has elastic bands to store flash drives, handy
zipper compartments, and even space for an external terrabyte drive.
9in long, 6in high, and 2.7in. deep.
Donated by the Tri-state Library Users

22. Kumihimo Guide Dog Leash
Handcrafted of nylon paracord in your choice of colors and braid
patterns, this dog leash is 5 feet overall with a snap hook on one
side and a loop handle and O-ring on the other end. Attach one end to
the harness or collar of your guide dog and you have a full length
leash, but snap the hook to the O-ring and you have a 30" leash for
guide work when not using a harness or for use in tight spaces. Color
options are in the hundreds, including some with reflective or
glow-in-the-dark tracers, so there's sure to be the colors to add that
flare of fashion for your next party or night on the town! Braid
pattern options include double spiral, double spiral with vertical
stripes, crisscross, honeycomb, and triangles. Other patterns are
possible depending on your preference! This item includes a
consultation to determine the best color/pattern choice for you and
your dog.
Donated by Jewel Gaspard (Glasgow) for SCKCB

23. Crossbody Leather Bag
This leather crossbody bag is perfect for office or casual wear.
Dress it up or dress it down; its light caramel color with matching
lining and silver accents is easy to co-ordinate with your favorite
outfits. Overall measurements are 6 in. wide by 8 in. tall. The main
compartment zips across the top, and there is a 6 by ! in. zip pocket
on the back. The front has a 7 by 6 and a 6 by 6 in. compartment,
along with a 5 by 4 in. pouch that holds 3 credit cards and an ID. The
54-in. strap adjusts for crossbdy or over-the-shoulder wear.
Donated by Terrie Terlau

24. Kentucky Derby PieĀ®
A 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 stays fresh for
about 14 days. Ready to warm and serve, or freeze for later use.
Serves 8 to 10.
Donated by Dave and Win Wilde for KCCLV

25. Toshiba 1TB External Hard Drive
This black USB 3.0 Toshiba Canvio Basic 1TB portable external hard
drive lets you take a massive amount of data, documents, music and
much more right along with you wherever you go. Never get caught
without the information you need again.
Donated by Carla Ruschival for TLU

26. Mexican Fiesta
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo any day of the week. This specialty box
contains 2 12-count packages tortillas, 2 cans refried beans, 2 cans
black beans, 2 cans nacho cheese, 1 canister taco seasoning, and
dessert. Just add your own meat and fresh vegetables for a complete
fiesta.
Donated by Bill Wright

27. Hit the Road Guide Dog Bundle
This auction begins with a navy blue Sport Brand water resistant waist
pack. It features a roomy main compartment, one mid-size and one small
front pocket, and one large back pocket, all that zip to keep your
items secure. There's also a Velcro slip pocket on the left side.
Inside the bag you'll find a yellow collapsible food/water bowl, a
pack of pick-up bags with a carabiner, an Outward Hound treat and ball
training bag that's blue with black accents and a belt clip on the
back, a red collar bell, a clicker, a metal-free leash with a
bone-shaped carabiner, a Slurpers multi-purpose 6.5 by 5in leash bag
for degradable bags, toys, treats and more; fits most leashes up to 1
inch wide. There's also a petSlow.com safety LED light that's a
water-resistant dual-bright LED with long battery life; it's shaped
like a dog bone with a clip for the leash. Finally, there's a package
of Blue Buffalo all-natural health bars with extra vitamins and baked
with bacon, egg and cheese; for dogs of all sizes.
Donated by AaeAnn Rausch from Guidelight Dog Products for GDUKI

28. 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
finely-chopped pecans. A taste sensation that's sure to please.
Donated by Patti Cox

29. Avon Patriotic Purse
Show your patriotic spirit with this roomy red, white and blue bag.
The navy purse has red front and back slip pockets, white wraparound
side slip pockets, and is lined in navy blue fabric. Side pockets are
for flat items such as papers, combs etc.; not for water bottles. The
spacious main compartment zips across the top and contains a zip
pocket on one side and 2 slip pockets on the other. Measures 12 in.
wide by 11 in. tall; 24in handles.

30. Soundcore Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds
Focus On Your Music: Life - P3i noise cancelling earbuds have a hybrid
active noise cancelling feature with two microphones on each side that
reduces external noise up to 90% so you can stay focused on your
music.
AI-Enhanced Clear Calls - Get clear calls anywhere you go with 4
dedicated microphones built into the wireless earbuds and a
noise-isolating AI algorithm that picks up your voice precisely.
Punchy Beats and Customized Sound - Enjoy powerful bass; choose your
preferred EQ settings from 22 different options and customize your
sound profile via the Soundcore app.
Charge Faster, Listen Longer - 9 hours on a single charge or 36 hours
with the compact case. For a quick boost of power when you're on the
move, charge for 10 minutes and listen for 2 hours.
Block Out Distracting Sounds - With hybrid active noise cancelling,
background noise is reduced up to 90% to keep you fully immersed in
your favorite music, games, or podcasts.
Hear the World Around You - Switch on Transparent Mode and talk to
someone next to you with ease without removing your earbuds.
AI-Enhanced Calls - 4 microphones in Life P3i noise cancelling earbuds
enhance voice pickup while a custom algorithm minimizes background
noise. Now you can be heard clearly on the other end!
Quick and Easy Pairing - earbuds are equipped with Bluetooth 5.2
technology so you can enjoy a fast and stable connection to your
devices.
Use One Earbud Only - Whenever you don't want to use both earbuds,
place either one of the buds back in the charging case and continue
listening normally.
Easy Button Controls - earbuds have easy-to-use tactile buttons that
offer great control over your audio.
Earbuds come with a USB-C cable and S/M/L ear tips.
Donated by KCB Next Generation

31. Old-Fashion Fried Apple Pies
These mouth-watering fried apple pies are made with locally grown
dried apples and real butter. This timeless treat has been around
since before your great-granny. Perhaps this is why fried apple pies
are still such a favorite today. My aunt always kept a plate of these
on her table. Of course, we would fight over who was going to get the
last pie. The highest bidder will receive one dozen freshly-made pies
packaged in an airtight container.
Donated by Teresa Escue (Franklin) for SCKCB

32. Light Rose Rosetti Handbag
Like new textured fabric bag is 55% polyethylene and 45% polyester
with vinyl trim. Overall measurements are 9 by 6 by 2.5 in. The main
compartment zips and has another section on one side that zips.
There's a 4 by 4 in. snap pocket on the front right and a 3 by 3 in.
slip pocket with Velcro strap on the front left of the bag. Unzip the
8 by 4.5 in. compartment on the back to find an organizer with 5 slots
that can hold paper money, 4 credit card slots, and a zipper
compartment for change or other items. Carry with the double 16-in.
strap.
Donated by Patti Cox

33. Rose Quartz, Amethyst and Puka Shell Necklace and Earrings
Beautiful jewelry handcrafted by Keri Bishop from Kirkwood, WA. 28-in.
necklace of round quartz and amethyst beads separated by flat puka
shell disks. Includes 2 pairs of wire earrings - one pair with puka
shell and rose quartz, and the other with puka shell, rose quartz and
amethyst.
Donated by Carla Ruschival

34. Echo dot 4th Generation with Alexa
Smart speaker with Alexa has a whole new look. Its round sleek compact
design and textured twilight blue finish fit perfectly into small
spaces. Enjoy crisp vocals and balanced bass. Play games; listen to
news, radio from around the world, podcasts and music. Enjoy all the
Alexa features you've come to know and love. Measures 9.94 by 3.94 by
3.94 by 3.5 inches; weighs 12.4 oz.
Donated by Carla Ruschival

35. Mossy Oak Bed-in-a-Bag
Decorate your bedroom in style with this queen-sized set. Deep red on
one side; blue with white stars on the other. Includes one comforter,
2 pillow shams, flat and fitted shets, and 2 pillowcases.
Donated by Samantha Hubbard

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