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FW: FW: a c b m zoom meeting

patty slaby
 

Sorry about the first one. I forgot to change braille codes. Here is the zoom information for the call to learn about the e-reader.
Patty

----- Forwarded Message -----
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Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2022 10:40 AM
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Subject: FW: a c b m zoom meeting



From: stevetrobertson4@... <stevetrobertson4@...>
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2022 9:07 PM
To: david.tanner100@...
Subject: a c b m zoom meeting

American Council of the blind of MN is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom
meeting.

Topic: American Council of the blind of MN's Zoom Meeting
Time: Dec 7, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Presenting: NLS Humanware EReader Information BY: Debbie Bock
Debbie will present a informative presentation that will include:
What is EReader
What does it do?
How can you get one?
And anything else you might want to know about this excellent Braille
display.


FW: FW: a c b m zoom meeting

patty slaby
 

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----- Forwarded Message -----
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Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2022 10:40 AM
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Subject: FW: a c b m zoom meeting



From: stevetrobertson4@... <stevetrobertson4@...>
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2022 9:07 PM
To: david.tanner100@...
Subject: a c b m zoom meeting

American Council of the blind of MN is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom
meeting.

Topic: American Council of the blind of MN's Zoom Meeting
Time: Dec 7, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9575001954?pwd=YTk3WENGa09sSWFBYzArUDJGZjRtdz09

Meeting ID: 957 500 1954
Passcode: B3781zr
One tap mobile
+13017158592,,9575001954#,,,,*495037# US (Washington DC)
+13052241968,,9575001954#,,,,*495037# US

Dial by your location
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+1 305 224 1968 US
+1 309 205 3325 US
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
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+1 646 931 3860 US
+1 719 359 4580 US
+1 253 205 0468 US
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
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Meeting ID: 957 500 1954
Passcode: 495037
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kumFTtAxB

Presenting: NLS Humanware EReader Information BY: Debbie Bock
Debbie will present a informative presentation that will include:
What is EReader
What does it do?
How can you get one?
And anything else you might want to know about this excellent Braille
display.


information about ereaders

patty slaby
 

Hello, You will be receiving forwarded message about the zoom meeting to learn about the e-reader. It should arrive right after this one.
Patty


2022 ACB Audio Description Project Gala and Pre-Show replays now on ACB Media 9

Janet Dickelman
 

 

We are proud to announce that the 2022 Second Annual Audio Description Project Awards Gala and Gala Pre-show are now replaying on ACB Media 9. The replays will run every 4 hours, 24/7, throughout December on Media 9.

 

The 2022 Awards Gala Pre-Show airs each day at (all times Eastern Standard time, EST):

 

12:00 AM

4:00 AM

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

4:00 PM

8:00 PM

 

The 2022 ADP Awards Gala airs each day at (all times Eastern Standard time, EST):

 

2:30 AM

6:30 AM

10:30 AM

2:30 PM

6:30 PM

10:30 PM

 

Below and attached are instructions on how to access ACB Media 9 and the other ACB Media streams.

 

Enjoy the excitement of the ADP Gala on ACB Media 9.

 

Thank you for listening to ACB Media and your kind and generous support!

 

Best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season.

 

Rick

 

Ways to Connect to ACB Media Programming

Amazon Alexa enabled device (RECOMMENDED)

Alexa “Ask ACB Media to play Media n”. (n = stream number). For example, to listen to General Session during National Convention; “Alexa, ask ACB Media to play 1”

 

PC / browser access (RECOMMENDED):

Visit acbmedia.org at http://www.acbmedia.org/n (n= stream number). The site has a built-in media player and there is no need to install or use a media player on your device. Hit the play button and the stream will begin playing immediately.

 

Smart device Access (RECOMMENDED):

Download “ACB Link” from your app store. Find “Radio” along the bottom of the screen, then “Menu” in the top left corner. Select “Streams” and then choose the stream you wish to listen to. Double tap the play button.

 

Victor Reader Stream Access:

Navigate to “Internet radio library” in the “online bookshelf”. Locate the Humanware playlist. From the playlist, select ACB Media n (n = stream number) and hit play.

 

Dial-In Access for programming originating in Zoom:

Dial the Zoom access number provided with the schedule information for the session. When prompted, enter the meeting / webinar ID followed by #. You will hear the exact same program that is being streamed on ACB Media.

 

Alternate Dial-In access (not recommended)

Dial 1 (518) 906-1820. Listen to the menu prompts and press the number for the stream you want. Please note that this is a free service provided by Zeno Media. This service is limited in terms of simultaneous listeners and ACB does not warrant this service. If dial-in is your only option and the program is originating in Zoom, we recommend that you dial-in to the Zoom meeting / webinar directly (see above).

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

The ACB Radio Tuner is no longer supported. If you used the tuner in the past, you may access all ACB Media streams from acbmedia.org (see above)

If you are using alternate ways to access ACB Media streams than those above (such as Tune In or Winamp using acbradio.org URL’s, we kindly ask that you use one of the methods above.  

 

 

Rick Morin

ACB Media and IT Manager

American Council of the Blind, Inc.

+1 (860) 426-9161

rmorin@...


Podcasts of ACB Audio Description Awards Gala and Pre-Show now available

Janet Dickelman
 

 

ACB Media Congratulates all the awardees at the Second Annual ACB Audio Description Awards Gala as well as everyone involved in producing the event.

 

We are proud to announce that the Gala Pre-Show and Gala itself are now available as podcasts.

 

The easiest way to listen to the podcasts is to go to https://www.acbmedia.org/category/events/

 

The podcasts were published to the “ACB Events” podcast feed (RSS https://pinecast.com/feed/acb-events).

 

Within the next 24 hours, we will begin broadcasting the Pre-Show and Gala on ACB Media 9 every 4 hours 24/7. Stay tuned for the announcement when that has begun.

 

Enjoy these podcasts that celebrate the Audio Description Industry and the ACB Audio Description Project!!

 

Rick

 

Rick Morin

ACB Media and IT Manager

American Council of the Blind, Inc.

+1 (860) 426-9161

rmorin@...


A Version of "a Christmas Carol" With Characters and Narration Voiced by Various Speech Synthesizers: Produced by Martin Courcelles

Janet Dickelman
 

Thought some of you might enjoy this.

 

Janet

I first found this gem several years ago, downloaded it and have continued to archive it. It’s a wonderful adaptation of “a Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. The narrator along with each character is voiced by a different speech synthesizer, many or all of which you might recognize.  As an example, the character Ebenezer Scrooge is voiced by one of the British Eloquence voices. This piece also has music and soundscapes.

I am grateful to Martin for once again making this available which he did in a recent post on Mastodon.

 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2zczncdhxkdcxb1/a_synth_Xmas_carol.mp3?dl=0

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

NVDA Certified Expert

 

Subscribe to the Tech-VI announcement list to receive news, events and information regarding the blindness assistive technology field.

Email: tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io

www.DavidGoldfield.org


Blind Health Expo - Last Chance to Register!

Janet Dickelman
 

 

 

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Subject: Blind Health Expo - Last Chance to Register!

 

 

2022 Blind Health Expo

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Only 48 hours left to register to attend the 2022 Blind Health Expo! The Blind Health Expo is a completely virtual event on Friday, December 2 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM Eastern Time. The Blind Health Expo will be the largest virtual expo of healthcare information, products, services, and medication for individuals who are blind, DeafBlind, or have low vision.

 

There will be a session certified by the AER for CE credit for eligible attendees from 3:00PM to 4:00PM Eastern Time.

 

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save the date ACBM call on E-readers

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Thanks to ACBM’s membership committee and Debbie Bock, Please join us on December 7, 2022 at 7:00 PM to learn about the NLS E-reader.  Topics will include:

 

  • What is the NLS Ereader?
  • Who should consider getting one?
  • How to obtain one
  • Physical description
  • How to set it up and use it with BARD and other services
  • How to read and navigate books and magazines

The zoom information will be sent out the day before the call.

 

Janet

 


NBC celebrates 90 years of annual tree-lighting ceremony with special 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' (Audio Description Available)

Janet Dickelman
 

NBC celebrates 90 years of annual tree-lighting ceremony with special 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center'

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"Christmas in Rockefeller Center" key art courtesy of NBC

Press Release

Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 08:25 pm

Jimmie Allen, Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli, Virginia Bocelli, Brett Eldredge, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Mickey Guyton, Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Radio City Rockettes, Maya Rudolph, The Muppets of Sesame Street, Dan + Shay, Blake Shelton, The Shindellas, Gwen Stefani, Louis York and more participate in beloved holiday tradition

√ ‘Today’ co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and ‘ACCESS Hollywood’ host Mario Lopez co-host live telecast 

NBC kicks off the holiday season lighting of one of the world’s most famous Christmas trees in the heart of New York City for the 90th time with the annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special. The two-hour telecast airs Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8 p.m. ET/PT). 

Viewers will be treated to festive performances by Jimmie Allen, Andrea Bocelli along with Matteo Bocelli and Virginia Bocelli, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Brett Eldredge, Mickey Guyton, Alicia Keys, The Muppets of Sesame Street, Dan + Shay, Blake Shelton, The Shindellas, Gwen Stefani, Louis York and more. The evening also includes a performance by the Radio City Rockettes from their iconic “Christmas Spectacular” and a special bit by Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph. Plus, Shelton and Stefani deliver a rare nationally televised duet of their holiday single, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.” 

NBC News’ “Today” co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and “ACCESS Hollywood” host Mario Lopez will host the highly anticipated holiday special.

Prior to the primetime telecast, an additional live hour of the special will be broadcast on all NBC Owned Television Stations and on numerous NBC affiliates nationwide starting at 7 p.m. ET. Check local listings. This special live hour will be led by Lopez and WNBC news anchors Natalie Pasquarella and David Ushery.

“The tree lighting at Rockefeller Center is one of the most beloved holiday traditions for audiences both in New York and around the country,” said Jen Neal, executive vice president, live events and specials, NBC Entertainment. “We’re delighted to have a star-studded lineup of performers help us celebrate and ring in the season.”

The tradition of the Rockefeller Christmas tree dates back nine decades to 1931 during the Great Depression. The first official tree-lighting ceremony occurred two years later in 1933 in front of the then 8-month-old RCA Building (the current Comcast Building). The Christmas tree gathering was enhanced in 1936 with the opening of the Rockefeller Plaza outdoor ice-skating rink. NBC-TV televised the tree lighting for the first time in 1951 on “The Kate Smith Show” and as part of the nationwide “Howdy Doody” television show from 1953-55. 

The annual holiday special will celebrate the lighting of an 82-foot-tall, 50-foot-wide Norway Spruce from Queensbury. The tree weighs approximately 14 tons, will be adorned with more than 50,000 multicolored LED lights and topped with a three-dimensional Swarovski star covered in 3 million crystals. 

NBCUniversal will continue its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation for the 14th year in a row to support tree-planting efforts across the U.S. This year, NBCUniversal will plant 25,000 trees in areas that have been affected by wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters. The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees, having helped to plant more than 400 million trees since it was founded almost 50 years ago. 

Continuing a longstanding tradition, after the tree leaves Rockefeller Center it will be donated to Habitat for Humanity and milled into lumber that will be used for home building. 

In order to create a more inclusive experience for blind and visually impaired viewers, NBCUniversal is proud to present the full NBC broadcast with live audio description on the Secondary Audio Program channel (SAP), provided by Descriptive Video Works. The broadcast will be available with additional audio narration, describing the rich visuals of the tree lighting.

At key moments throughout the night, viewers will have the opportunity to donate to Red Nose Day in support of programs that ensure children and families have the access they need to health care, nutritious food, quality education and a safe place to call home. Money raised during the broadcast will support critical programs that keep children safe, healthy, educated and empowered through partnerships including Feeding America, Save the Children, Boys & Girls Clubs of America/Native Clubs, Brotherhood Sister Sol, Ali Forney Center, Covenant House and more. Since 2015, Red Nose Day has raised over $324 million and positively impacted the lives of nearly 30 million children in the U.S. and around the world. 

For more information on “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” visit
https://www.nbc.com/christmas-in-rockefeller-center.

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State Convention Committee Meeting Invitation

Janet Dickelman
 

If you’d like to see what the convention committee has planned join us this Thursday at 8:00 PM.  Guests will be asked to mute during part of the call, however there will be time for your suggestions and comments.

The zoom link is below.

American Council of the blind of MN is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: American Council of the Blind's State Convention Committee’s meeting

Time: Dec 1, 2022 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9575001954?pwd=YTk3WENGa09sSWFBYzArUDJGZjRtdz09

 

Meeting ID: 957 500 1954

Passcode: B3781zr

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Dial by your location

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        +1 646 931 3860 US

        +1 719 359 4580 US

        +1 253 205 0468 US

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

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        +1 507 473 4847 US

        +1 564 217 2000 US

        +1 669 444 9171 US

        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

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Meeting ID: 957 500 1954

Passcode: 495037

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kumFTtAxB

 


FW: [Leadership] Steal Of A Deal At The Holiday Auction - Item 126 Gently UsedBrailleSense 6

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hi ACB Family And Friends,

 

Wow, what an amazing donation from Lori Castner. This high value item will make a special Braille user very happy. Please take a look at item 126 in tonight’s auction.

 

126 BrailleSense 6 (Gently Used) Donated by Lori Castner

 

BrailleSense 6 has a Perkins-style keyboard, a 32-cell braille display with cursor routing buttons, and touch sensors above the display for enhanced navigation. There are also touch sensors on the media buttons making them user definable. This device offers a new standard in blind-friendly applications with the latest in cutting edge technology. It contains specialized applications, such as Word, Notepad, email, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The device has a media center allowing for FM radio, Web radio, and the ability to play podcasts. This device comes with an SD card and training materials can be readily accessed from the hims-inc.com website. Lori purchased the Braille Sense in June 2022. This item is gently used and will be sent in the original box.

 

 


final day for ACB of Minnesota fund-raiser

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Below is a complete listing of the items that are part of the ACBM fundraiser. Enjoy

To order go to

www.haywardgourmetfundraising.com

use the group number ACBM112022 as your group number. You will place your order and register before you pay. Use the group number in the comment box.

The fun-raiser runs through Sunday, November 27th at 11:59 PM central time.

 50% of all sales go to ACB of Minnesota.

If you’d prefer to order by phone call Catalina at (612) 227-3011.

 

Hayward Gourmet Fundraiser

 

Flavored Popcorn  $13.00

Caramel

Sea sault caramel

Caramel apple

Buffalo Blue Cheese

Hayward Mix, A mix of caramel and cheese popcorn.

Cheddar

White cheddar

Cotton candy Kettle

Garlic Parmesan

Pickle Pop

Jalapeno

Kettle corn

Butter Blend

 

Specialty Popcorn, $15.00

Dark Chocolate Sea Sault

Chocolate Caramel

Puppy chow

Cheese Lovers

Chocolate covered Cherry

 

Fudge Half Pound Container, $12.00

Chocolate

Chocolate Walnut

Maple walnut

Mint Chocolate Swirl

Peanut butter chocolate

Vanilla salted Caramel

Orange Cream

Chocolate coconut Cream

Chocolate Raspberry

Cookies and cream

Cotton candy

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt

Peanut butter

Rocky Road

Vanilla Walnut

Birthday cake

 

Mixed bag sault water taffy, 1 pound, $10

Mixed bag sault water taffy, Half pound, $5

 

Random Picked 3 Flavors

Green Apple

Orange

Banana

Grape

Water Melon

Blue raspberry

Cherry

Strawberry

Holiday Mix Red and Green Apple and Cherry

 

Fresh spung cotton candy, 3ounce, $5

 

 

 


Final Winning Bids For Appetizer Auction For Day Two

Janet Dickelman
 

Here is the final bids from Day two of the Sneak a Peek auction provided by Leslie.

 

Hi ACB Family,

 

Wow, what a fantastic Sneak a peek Appetizer Auction. Thanks to everyone for bidding. Remember, everyone needs to register for tonights auction at members.acb.org. Look forward to hearing everyone bidding tonight. Happy bidding!

 

2022 Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction

Day Two

 

Opens Saturday, November 26 at 12:00 noon ET

Closes Sunday, November 27 at 12:00 noon ET

 

Appetizer Auction Rules and Information:

Contact Leslie Spoone at 407 678-0075 or 407 678-4163 or email at lesliespoone@... with your bid. Please provide your name, phone number, email, item number and bid amount.

Opening bids are Included.

Bids must be in $5.00 increments.

Leslie will send out Appetizer Auction information communicating the high bid on each item at 5:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm ET and 9:00 am ET each day.

Billing for both the Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction and the Holiday Auction will take place the week of November 28 for the total amount of all winning purchases. The auction items must be paid by December 19.

 

ACB Auction Disclaimer

The American Council of the Blind conducts fundraising auctions with the purpose of providing financial support for our programs and services. We thank those individuals, organizations, and businesses who donate items for our auctions. To participate as a bidder, we ask that you be courteous to one another, to those who are conducting the auction and to those who will be contacting the winning bidders to arrange for payment.

It is expected that any winning bidder will, after being contacted by anyone connected to the auction, provide proper billing information prior to the auction item being sent to them. If we do not successfully collect the bid amount, we reserve the right to repurpose the item to the benefit of ACB.

We reserve the right to block any individual not following the guidelines during the auction or from participating in any future auction.

 

Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction Items 331-362

Day Two

 

331 $50 Rada Cutlery Gift Certificate Donated by ACB Board Director Donna Brown

Final Bid $85 Shirley Myers

For the cook of the house or the wanna-be cook, cutlery from Rada is made in the USA and is guaranteed for life. Choose from a variety of knives, utensils, pans, food mixes, and more. Items will be shipped from the factory directly to your home.

 

332 Homemade Fudge Donated by Nora M. Martin Member of Delaware Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired Final Bid $160 Richard Keyes

Celebrate the holidays with this 3-pound box of rich creamy fudge that comes pre-cut into bite sized pieces! Having a big gathering? Easy to serve in those bite sized pieces to make whatever size portion you want. Want to serve it in smaller amounts throughout the holiday season or even keep some for later? This fudge refrigerates well for up to several weeks if packed like most refrigerated products. This versatile treat is made of sugar, butter, evaporated milk, chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, and vanilla extract. No nuts in the fudge or the kitchen where it is made. You will love this scrumptious treat with some friends or family over the holidays!

 

333 Be Your Beacon with Life Coach Gabriel Donated by ACB Board Director Gabriel Lopez Kafati

Final Bid $75 Anthony Akamine

Gabriel Lopez Kafati will share his transformational life-coaching practice with you! The winner of this package will receive three coaching sessions with Gabriel. You will get to explore how your daily life aligns with your values and you will start on your path towards becoming your own beacon.

 

334 23-Inch Necklace Designed and Donated by Keri Bishop of Kirkland, WA

Final Bid $125 Chris Gray

This beautiful handmade necklace is made from 20 mm coin-shaped, brown mother of pearl beads, 5 mm round hematite beads, and 8 mm round clear quartz beads. Pattern: coin shaped mother of pearl, round hematite, round clear quartz, round hematite then repeats.

335 $50 Longhorn Steakhouse Gift Card Donated by Jim Warman, Pinellas Council of the Blind

Final Bid $85 Margie Donovan

Enjoy having some laughs with either your family or friends with this gift card over the holidays! Longhorn is famous for their signature steaks, salmon, and chicken.

 

336 Collection of Five Beekman Prestige Perfumes in a Holiday Tin Donated by Connie Jacomini

Final Bid $210 Terry pacheco

Enjoy five, 4-ounce prestige perfumes. These Beekman perfumes are in regal bottles with a silver crown cap. The fragrances are honey grapefruit, lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang tuberose, and apricot and honey tea. The top of the round tin is adorned with Christmas bells and says Beekman 1802. Wow, you will smell wonderful with this package of perfumes for the holidays.

 

337 Three Dozen Sinful Tinfull Cookies Donated by ACB Board Director Terry Pacheco

Final Bid $250 Carol Jaskula

Enjoy these scrumptious cookies! A variety of options are available including gluten-free almond macaroons and chocolate chip as well as Terry’s favorites – cranberry oatmeal and chocolate chunk with a hint of cinnamon. Winner may call Sinful Tinfull at 516-384-8583 to select varieties and place their order.

 

338 Cafe Che Che Coffee Donated by Sheri Richardson

Final Bid $110 George Holliday

Enjoy five pounds of this rich and wonderful coffee with your friends or family. Lisa Petke, the owner of Cafe Che Che roasts small batch, single origin, specialty coffee and delivers it to your doorstep. She says, “All of my beans are ethically and sustainably grown and sourced. I’m passionate about good coffee, and about supporting small farmers and workers in developing countries”. This is truly heaven for the coffee lover!

 

339 Homemade Caramel Brownies Donated by Judy Okraski

Final Bid $90 Sharlene Wills

8 inch by 11-inch pan of caramel brownies. You will enjoy these scrumptious homemade caramel brownies with or without nuts. Enjoy them either by yourself or with some friends over the holidays!

 

340 The Pocket Bible Donated by Rev. Ray Raysor, President DC Council of the Blind

Final Bid $350 Lori Castner

The Pocket Bible is a self-contained digital device that contains the entire Bible. It is about the size of the old cassette tapes and has navigation buttons that allow forward and backward movement by both book and chapter. It has no moving parts and is rugged and water resistant. The Pocket Bible has both an internal speaker and an earphone jack.

•             English Standard Version

•             King James Version

•             New King James Version

•             New American Standard

•             New International Version (NIV)

•             New Living Translation ®

•             Audio Bibles in Spanish also Available.

 

341 Handmade Dropped Earrings Donated by Becky Hawkins

Final Bid $50 Margie Donovan

Enjoy these powdered pink drop earrings. They have round beads with silver earring hooks. What a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special in your life!

 

342 $50 Amazon Gift Card Donated by ACB Arkansas Quazar Chapter

Final Bid $80 Peggy Garrett

It’s time to treat yourself to something special and here’s a gift card to help you do it. $50 in spending at Amazon!

 

343 Two Homemade Pound Cakes Donated by Deb Trevino and Delaware Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Final Bid $350 Beverly Wieland

You will enjoy these mouthwatering pound cakes, just the way your Granny used to make. Two standard loaf-sized cakes for you to enjoy or share with someone special. Dense, heavy, rich, and flavorful with more eggs and butter than I will admit. One loaf will be banana-nut and the other, almond with chocolate chips. Once you’ve tried this cake, you will never settle for light and airy store-bought pound cake. May the pounds in this cake be left behind in 2022.

344 Handmade His and Hers Apple Watch Bands Donated by Keri Bishop of Kirkland, Washington
Final Bid $125 Judy Dixon

Handmade made macrame Apple watch bands in green and red for Christmas. Hers will fit 38/40/41mm watches and has the round button and green loop fastener. His has the square button and will fit 42/44/45/49mm watches and has the red loop fastener. Fastens like a toggle clasp. The loop goes over the button to fasten the band. One side has a loop the other the button. The band size is adjustable as you can decide the placement of the knot below the button. Both bands are connected to silver tone metal watch connectors.

 

345 $50 VISA Gift Card Donated by Oklahoma Council of the Blind

Final Bid $100 Peggy Garrett

Enjoy this card over the holidays either dining or doing some shopping for you or someone special in your life!

 

346 Eddie Bauer Women’s Adventure Backpack Donated by Connie Jacomini

Final Bid $260 Beverly Wieland

You will love having this women’s adult cranberry and black trimmed adventure backpack. This backpack has multiple pockets with zippers and strong shoulder straps. What a fantastic gift for that special lady in your life.

 

347 Handmade Fourth of July package Donated by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy

Final Bid $50 Ninette Legates

This package includes:

Fourth of July Pinwheel Quilted Table Topper 

This is a 23-inch square, cotton quilted table topper in a fourth-of-July pinwheel design hand sewn by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy. The quilted table topper has four mottled blue and four red, white, and blue star patterned half square triangles sewn together to create a pinwheel design, with a solid white border framing the quilt front, and a mottled blue cotton backing. The table topper was handsewn together with a soft cotton batting in the middle and finished off with handsewn quilting stitches around the half-square triangles. This will make a beautiful centerpiece on any table!

Fourth of July Potholder

This is a 10-inch square, cotton potholder in a red, white, and blue Fourth-of-July pattern with pictures of flags and USA text. The backing is solid navy and has two slots where you can put your fingers and thumb to make it easier to grip your pots. The inside layer has a thermal batting to help protect it from heat. It can also be used to place hot plates on top of your counter.

Fourth of July Coaster Set  

This is a set of four Fourth of July cotton coasters in a blue sparkly star pattern on top, with a red and white backing. The back side of the coasters have two half-square triangles, one red and one white, which can be used to slide the bottom of your wine glass into for a wine glass coaster. Or you can use the top side for a regular coaster. These are approximately 5" square.

Dish Cloth and Dish Towel

You will also get a handmade knitted red, white and blue striped dish cloth and hanging towel that folds over a handle and buttons closed.

 

348 Six Loaves of Homemade Sweet Breads Donated by Patty Slaby

Final Bid $400 Richard Johnson

Choice of bread: banana, banana-cherry, banana chocolate, banana-pineapple, banana-zucchini, butterscotch, cherry, chocolate chip, chocolate zucchini, date nut, eggnog, eggnog-cherry, lemon, lemon-cream cheese, pina colada (with tropical flavor), pineapple, pineapple-zucchini, pistachio, raisin, pumpkin, and apple. These would truly be a delight to have with some friends or family over the holidays!

 

349 $100 Walmart Gift Card Donated by Mary Haupt

Final Bid $130 Peggy Garrett

Enjoy this opportunity to fill your basket with treats for your family and friends. This $100 gift card should even provide a chance for a special gift for yourself for the holidays!

 

350 Idealworks Talking Scale Donated by Connie Jacomini

Final Bid $75 Jean Mann

This is a glass scale and can have multiple users. The scale will indicate each individual user and there can be up to four users for this scale. With this stylish, comfortable scale, you'll never have to bend over again to see your weight. A pleasant, easy to hear voice with adjustable volume tells you your weight. You'll also appreciate the large and bright LED display and easy tap on and auto off functions.

 

351 Mary Kay Satin Hands Set Donated by Nancy Folsom

Final Bid $90 Theresa Petrey

This 3-step process will leave your hands and feet feeling soft, smooth, and luxurious! The Satin Hands set softens, exfoliates, and moisturizes each time you use it. Now that we are washing our hands more than ever, this set is great for guys and gals to help keep your hands healthy! You will love how great your hands feel! You can use it on your feet as well.

 

352 A Basket of Treats and a $25 Starbucks Gift Card Donated by Tessa Kelly

Final Bid $110 Peggy Carpenter

Enjoy these scrumptious treats: one large Pecan Divinity Bar, Juicy Drops, Sweet and Sour Candy Chew, Gummy Pops, Orange and Cream Lifesavers, Old Fashion Country Candy Pecan Log, a brick of Kettle Cooked Chocolate Fudge and a brick of Kettle Cooked Maple Praline Pecan Fudge, plus a box of chocolate banana cream covered coco biscuit sticks. Also, you can enjoy sipping a cup of coffee while you are snacking on all of these goodies!   

 

353 Handmade Puka Shell Bracelet Donated by Becky Hawkins

Final Bid $35 Sheila Young

This beautiful light brown puka shell bracelet has a gold claw clasp. This would make a great gift for yourself or someone special in your life for the holidays!

 

354 A Flameless L.E.D. Snowman Lantern Donated by The ACB Minnesota Office

Final Bid $90 Terry Pacheco

Enjoy this 18 by 12-inch ceramic LED Snowman dressed in a lime green jacket with two tan colored buttons, black and white striped shirt, red scarf, and black cap. Eight star-shaped cut outs are sprinkled around the snowman enabling the illumination to shine through. Batteries and timer included. One small chip in the paint on the back of the jacket resembles a clump of snow. What a fantastic gift to have for the holidays!

 

355 Bissell AeroSlim Series 2986 Handheld Vacuum Donated by Connie Jacomini

Final Bid $250 Carol Jaskula

You will enjoy this wonderful handheld vacuum with accessories and removable disposable dirt tank. Messes can happen at any moment. Be prepared with the BISSELL® AeroSlim Handheld Vacuum designed to quickly pick up those unexpected messes. It's cordless, so it can clean almost anywhere, like in your car, home, or office; plus, with its sleek design, it blends into practically any home. You can customize your clean by using the included 2-in-1 Crevice Tool & Dusting Brush, which conveniently stores right on the vacuum's storage stand, so you always know where it is. This is a fantastic gift for the holidays!

 

356 Large Illuminated Christmas Snow Globe with Ornate Gold Base Donated by Margie Donovan

Final Bid $100 Rachel Schroder

This beautiful snow globe has LED lights to light the scene including Jesus, Joseph, Mary, and Angel - all in white. This will make a wonderful centerpiece for the holidays!

357 V7 USB Stereo Headset Donated by Merisa Musemic

Final Bid $285 Richard Keyes

This USB stereo headset with microphone is ideal for Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and other video chat applications. They feature high quality sound output and a noise-cancelling microphone, perfect for noisy environments. The microphone also has 300 degrees of range to move out of the way when not in use, and it can be worn on the left or right side. The headset has an adjustable headband and memory foam ear pads for all day comfort. The USB powered headphones also feature a nearly 6-foot cable that has convenient in-line volume and mute buttons compatible with most desktop and laptops PCs through a standard USB port. Simply plug the USB cable into your Windows or MAC computer, no drivers required. On the cable, you will find three buttons. The longer, rectangular button near the top will mute or unmute your microphone. Below this are two smaller buttons for Volume Up, then Volume Down. All buttons are easily found by touch.

 

358 Holiday Self Care Gift Bundle Donated by ACB Next Generation

Final Bid $200 Vivian Younger

Gift giving can be fun, but it can also be tough at times. With this bundle, you can choose to break it up into gifts for friends and family, and/or keep some for yourself. Don’t let the stress of the holiday get to you.  

This bundle includes:

White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Pampering Set: 

This three-step set includes Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Protecting Softener - 2.1 oz.

White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Satin Smoothie® Refining Shea Scrub - 7.75 oz.

White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Nourishing Shea Cream - 3 oz. This spa-like treatment revitalizes and rejuvenates the look of hands, so they feel renewed and instantly look healthier. Women love the Satin Hands® Pampering Set because:

Instantly, hands feel moisturized, soft, and smooth.

Hands feel revitalized, soothed, and protected.

Skin feels renewed, looks rejuvenated and instantly looks healthier. Set makes a great gift, especially for brides.

Clear Proof® Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask:

Triple-action charcoal mask acts like a magnet to deep-clean pores.

Benefits:

Activated charcoal acts like a magnet to unclog pores. Mask is clinically shown to instantly absorb excess oil and reduce shine. 79% of men and women agreed: “Skin looks clearer” after use. Rosemary and peppermint extracts deliver a fresh scent to awaken your senses. Smooth formula delivers a gentle cooling sensation.

Mary Kay® Mask Applicator Maximize your masking sessions with mess-free application and less product waste. The flexible silicone applicator delivers full, even coverage to the contours of your face.

Mint Bliss™ Energizing Lotion for Feet and Legs and a Pair of Soft and Cozy Fuzzy Socks

Helps tired feet and legs feel revived.

Refreshing cool mint formula.

Perfect for days when you're on your feet and on the go.

White Tea & Citrus Satin Lips® Set:

The White Tea & Citrus Satin Lips® Set sends your pout on a path to paradise for a spa-like treatment anytime, anywhere. Formulated with nourishing shea butter and the fresh flavor of white tea & citrus. These products leave dry, chapped lips behind, delivering moisturizing bliss in two easy steps. Your oasis awaits.

Indulge® Soothing Eye Gel:

Contains botanical extracts reported to tone, firm, and reduce the appearance of puffiness around the sensitive eye area. Calms, cools, and refreshes a tired-looking appearance. Increases skin moisturization. Can be used as a leave-on gel. Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy. Dermatologist-tested; fragrance-free.

Limited-Edition Mary Kay Gift Box Set:

Three blissfully branded Mary Kay® boxes in different shapes and sizes – small, medium, and large – make gift-giving a delight!
Easy to assemble. No tape required.
Mary Kay-branded. Made of recyclable paperboard. Small box measures 5.3" x 2.4" x 1.2". Medium box measures 6" x 4.5" x 2". Large box measures 8.125" x 6" x 3.25". Box sizes are approximate.

This Bundle also includes FREE SAMPLES of the Mary Kay TimeWise Repair® Volu-Firm® Set and TimeWise Repair® Revealing Radiance® Facial Peel, to use at a Beauty Session with Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, Amanda Selm. Save this special experience for you or gift it to someone special!

359 American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed Donated by The ACB Minnesota Office

Final Bid $75 Donald Moore

One 27-inch by 36-inch American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed. Colors: Cream and Light Gray. Your pet will love sleeping or just hanging out on this adorable bed!

 

360 $75 Honey Baked Ham Gift Card Donated by Larry Gassman

Final Bid $150 Bob Acosta

Enjoy having this delicious ham over the holidays with either your family or friends. The signature bone-in half ham is why we’re famous at Honey Baked Ham. For important gatherings where you’re serving a special meal, this ham is truly the centerpiece that makes the meal. Yum, Yummy!

 

361 Homemade Basket of Goodies Donated by Toni Eames

Final Bid $60 Ninette Legates

This basket of goodies will include:

16-inch knitted pillow, one side yellow gold and the other side brown,

16-inch knitted dark blue gray, pillow

Very warm brown beanie with a yellow pompom,

72-inch crocheted long scarf and

a beautiful knitted multicolored infinity scarf.

What a fantastic gift for the holidays!

 

362 Two Pounds of Godiva Assorted Chocolates Donated by Pat Spoone

Final Bid $120Vicky Golightly

This Goldmark Collection of Godiva assorted chocolates are a perfect holiday treat! You will receive two decorative boxes with individual pictures and descriptions of each unique chocolate featured in the Goldmark Collection. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 


Final Update at 11:00am ET For Appetizer Auction For Day Two

Janet Dickelman
 

$400 for 6 loaves of Patty’s homemade breads, Patty thank you for your donation to ACB.

There is still time to bid so it could go higher!

HI  ACB Family,

 

Here is the final update before day two closes at noon eastern today. Happy bidding!

 

2022 Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction

Day Two

 

Opens Saturday, November 26 at 12:00 noon ET

Closes Sunday, November 27 at 12:00 noon ET

 

Appetizer Auction Rules and Information:

Contact Leslie Spoone at 407 678-0075 or 407 678-4163 or email at lesliespoone@... with your bid. Please provide your name, phone number, email, item number and bid amount.

Opening bids are Included.

Bids must be in $5.00 increments.

Leslie will send out Appetizer Auction information communicating the high bid on each item at 5:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm ET and 9:00 am ET each day.

Billing for both the Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction and the Holiday Auction will take place the week of November 28 for the total amount of all winning purchases. The auction items must be paid by December 19.

 

ACB Auction Disclaimer

The American Council of the Blind conducts fundraising auctions with the purpose of providing financial support for our programs and services. We thank those individuals, organizations, and businesses who donate items for our auctions. To participate as a bidder, we ask that you be courteous to one another, to those who are conducting the auction and to those who will be contacting the winning bidders to arrange for payment.

It is expected that any winning bidder will, after being contacted by anyone connected to the auction, provide proper billing information prior to the auction item being sent to them. If we do not successfully collect the bid amount, we reserve the right to repurpose the item to the benefit of ACB.

We reserve the right to block any individual not following the guidelines during the auction or from participating in any future auction.

 

Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction Items 331-362

Day Two

 

331 $50 Rada Cutlery Gift Certificate Donated by ACB Board Director Donna Brown

High Bid $75 Kim Charlson

For the cook of the house or the wanna-be cook, cutlery from Rada is made in the USA and is guaranteed for life. Choose from a variety of knives, utensils, pans, food mixes, and more. Items will be shipped from the factory directly to your home.

 

332 Homemade Fudge Donated by Nora M. Martin Member of Delaware Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

High Bid $160 Richard Keyes

Celebrate the holidays with this 3-pound box of rich creamy fudge that comes pre-cut into bite sized pieces! Having a big gathering? Easy to serve in those bite sized pieces to make whatever size portion you want. Want to serve it in smaller amounts throughout the holiday season or even keep some for later? This fudge refrigerates well for up to several weeks if packed like most refrigerated products. This versatile treat is made of sugar, butter, evaporated milk, chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, and vanilla extract. No nuts in the fudge or the kitchen where it is made. You will love this scrumptious treat with some friends or family over the holidays!

 

333 Be Your Beacon with Life Coach Gabriel Donated by ACB Board Director Gabriel Lopez Kafati

High Bid $70 Maureen Schulz

Gabriel Lopez Kafati will share his transformational life-coaching practice with you! The winner of this package will receive three coaching sessions with Gabriel. You will get to explore how your daily life aligns with your values and you will start on your path towards becoming your own beacon.

 

334 23-Inch Necklace Designed and Donated by Keri Bishop of Kirkland, WA

High Bid $125 Chris Gray

This beautiful handmade necklace is made from 20 mm coin-shaped, brown mother of pearl beads, 5 mm round hematite beads, and 8 mm round clear quartz beads. Pattern: coin shaped mother of pearl, round hematite, round clear quartz, round hematite then repeats.

335 $50 Longhorn Steakhouse Gift Card Donated by Jim Warman, Pinellas Council of the Blind

High Bid $75 Eugene Batke

Enjoy having some laughs with either your family or friends with this gift card over the holidays! Longhorn is famous for their signature steaks, salmon, and chicken.

 

336 Collection of Five Beekman Prestige Perfumes in a Holiday Tin Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $175 Margie Donovan

Enjoy five, 4-ounce prestige perfumes. These Beekman perfumes are in regal bottles with a silver crown cap. The fragrances are honey grapefruit, lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang tuberose, and apricot and honey tea. The top of the round tin is adorned with Christmas bells and says Beekman 1802. Wow, you will smell wonderful with this package of perfumes for the holidays.

 

337 Three Dozen Sinful Tinfull Cookies Donated by ACB Board Director Terry Pacheco

High Bid $100 Kathleen Kable

Enjoy these scrumptious cookies! A variety of options are available including gluten-free almond macaroons and chocolate chip as well as Terry’s favorites – cranberry oatmeal and chocolate chunk with a hint of cinnamon. Winner may call Sinful Tinfull at 516-384-8583 to select varieties and place their order.

 

338 Cafe Che Che Coffee Donated by Sheri Richardson

High Bid $100 Vicky Prahin

Enjoy five pounds of this rich and wonderful coffee with your friends or family. Lisa Petke, the owner of Cafe Che Che roasts small batch, single origin, specialty coffee and delivers it to your doorstep. She says, “All of my beans are ethically and sustainably grown and sourced. I’m passionate about good coffee, and about supporting small farmers and workers in developing countries”. This is truly heaven for the coffee lover!

 

339 Homemade Caramel Brownies Donated by Judy Okraski

High Bid $90 Sharlene Wills

8 inch by 11-inch pan of caramel brownies. You will enjoy these scrumptious homemade caramel brownies with or without nuts. Enjoy them either by yourself or with some friends over the holidays!

 

340 The Pocket Bible Donated by Rev. Ray Raysor, President DC Council of the Blind

High Bid $270 Gregg Wandsneider

The Pocket Bible is a self-contained digital device that contains the entire Bible. It is about the size of the old cassette tapes and has navigation buttons that allow forward and backward movement by both book and chapter. It has no moving parts and is rugged and water resistant. The Pocket Bible has both an internal speaker and an earphone jack.

•             English Standard Version

•             King James Version

•             New King James Version

•             New American Standard

•             New International Version (NIV)

•             New Living Translation ®

•             Audio Bibles in Spanish also Available.

 

341 Handmade Dropped Earrings Donated by Becky Hawkins

High Bid $50 Margie Donovan

Enjoy these powdered pink drop earrings. They have round beads with silver earring hooks. What a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special in your life!

 

342 $50 Amazon Gift Card Donated by ACB Arkansas Quazar Chapter

High Bid $80 Peggy Garrett

It’s time to treat yourself to something special and here’s a gift card to help you do it. $50 in spending at Amazon!

 

343 Two Homemade Pound Cakes Donated by Deb Trevino and Delaware Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

High Bid $160 Beverly Wieland

You will enjoy these mouthwatering pound cakes, just the way your Granny used to make. Two standard loaf-sized cakes for you to enjoy or share with someone special. Dense, heavy, rich, and flavorful with more eggs and butter than I will admit. One loaf will be banana-nut and the other, almond with chocolate chips. Once you’ve tried this cake, you will never settle for light and airy store-bought pound cake. May the pounds in this cake be left behind in 2022.

344 Handmade His and Hers Apple Watch Bands Donated by Keri Bishop of Kirkland, Washington
High Bid $125 Judy Dixon

Handmade made macrame Apple watch bands in green and red for Christmas. Hers will fit 38/40/41mm watches and has the round button and green loop fastener. His has the square button and will fit 42/44/45/49mm watches and has the red loop fastener. Fastens like a toggle clasp. The loop goes over the button to fasten the band. One side has a loop the other the button. The band size is adjustable as you can decide the placement of the knot below the button. Both bands are connected to silver tone metal watch connectors.

 

345 $50 VISA Gift Card Donated by Oklahoma Council of the Blind

High Bid $70 Danette Dixon

Enjoy this card over the holidays either dining or doing some shopping for you or someone special in your life!

 

346 Eddie Bauer Women’s Adventure Backpack Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $260 Beverly Wieland

You will love having this women’s adult cranberry and black trimmed adventure backpack. This backpack has multiple pockets with zippers and strong shoulder straps. What a fantastic gift for that special lady in your life.

 

347 Handmade Fourth of July package Donated by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy

High Bid $50 Ninette Legates

This package includes:

Fourth of July Pinwheel Quilted Table Topper 

This is a 23-inch square, cotton quilted table topper in a fourth-of-July pinwheel design hand sewn by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy. The quilted table topper has four mottled blue and four red, white, and blue star patterned half square triangles sewn together to create a pinwheel design, with a solid white border framing the quilt front, and a mottled blue cotton backing. The table topper was handsewn together with a soft cotton batting in the middle and finished off with handsewn quilting stitches around the half-square triangles. This will make a beautiful centerpiece on any table!

Fourth of July Potholder

This is a 10-inch square, cotton potholder in a red, white, and blue Fourth-of-July pattern with pictures of flags and USA text. The backing is solid navy and has two slots where you can put your fingers and thumb to make it easier to grip your pots. The inside layer has a thermal batting to help protect it from heat. It can also be used to place hot plates on top of your counter.

Fourth of July Coaster Set  

This is a set of four Fourth of July cotton coasters in a blue sparkly star pattern on top, with a red and white backing. The back side of the coasters have two half-square triangles, one red and one white, which can be used to slide the bottom of your wine glass into for a wine glass coaster. Or you can use the top side for a regular coaster. These are approximately 5" square.

Dish Cloth and Dish Towel

You will also get a handmade knitted red, white and blue striped dish cloth and hanging towel that folds over a handle and buttons closed.

 

348 Six Loaves of Homemade Sweet Breads Donated by Patty Slaby

High Bid $400 Richard Johnson

Choice of bread: banana, banana-cherry, banana chocolate, banana-pineapple, banana-zucchini, butterscotch, cherry, chocolate chip, chocolate zucchini, date nut, eggnog, eggnog-cherry, lemon, lemon-cream cheese, pina colada (with tropical flavor), pineapple, pineapple-zucchini, pistachio, raisin, pumpkin, and apple. These would truly be a delight to have with some friends or family over the holidays!

 

349 $100 Walmart Gift Card Donated by Mary Haupt

High Bid $130 Peggy Garrett

Enjoy this opportunity to fill your basket with treats for your family and friends. This $100 gift card should even provide a chance for a special gift for yourself for the holidays!

 

350 Idealworks Talking Scale Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $60 Richard Villa

This is a glass scale and can have multiple users. The scale will indicate each individual user and there can be up to four users for this scale. With this stylish, comfortable scale, you'll never have to bend over again to see your weight. A pleasant, easy to hear voice with adjustable volume tells you your weight. You'll also appreciate the large and bright LED display and easy tap on and auto off functions.

 

351 Mary Kay Satin Hands Set Donated by Nancy Folsom

High Bid $80 Mary Haroyan

This 3-step process will leave your hands and feet feeling soft, smooth, and luxurious! The Satin Hands set softens, exfoliates, and moisturizes each time you use it. Now that we are washing our hands more than ever, this set is great for guys and gals to help keep your hands healthy! You will love how great your hands feel! You can use it on your feet as well.

 

352 A Basket of Treats and a $25 Starbucks Gift Card Donated by Tessa Kelly

High Bid $100 Barbara Salisbury

Enjoy these scrumptious treats: one large Pecan Divinity Bar, Juicy Drops, Sweet and Sour Candy Chew, Gummy Pops, Orange and Cream Lifesavers, Old Fashion Country Candy Pecan Log, a brick of Kettle Cooked Chocolate Fudge and a brick of Kettle Cooked Maple Praline Pecan Fudge, plus a box of chocolate banana cream covered coco biscuit sticks. Also, you can enjoy sipping a cup of coffee while you are snacking on all of these goodies!   

 

353 Handmade Puka Shell Bracelet Donated by Becky Hawkins

High Bid $30 Leslie Spoone

This beautiful light brown puka shell bracelet has a gold claw clasp. This would make a great gift for yourself or someone special in your life for the holidays!

 

354 A Flameless L.E.D. Snowman Lantern Donated by The ACB Minnesota Office

High Bid $85 Margie Donovan

Enjoy this 18 by 12-inch ceramic LED Snowman dressed in a lime green jacket with two tan colored buttons, black and white striped shirt, red scarf, and black cap. Eight star-shaped cut outs are sprinkled around the snowman enabling the illumination to shine through. Batteries and timer included. One small chip in the paint on the back of the jacket resembles a clump of snow. What a fantastic gift to have for the holidays!

 

355 Bissell AeroSlim Series 2986 Handheld Vacuum Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $120 Ralph Smitherman

You will enjoy this wonderful handheld vacuum with accessories and removable disposable dirt tank. Messes can happen at any moment. Be prepared with the BISSELL® AeroSlim Handheld Vacuum designed to quickly pick up those unexpected messes. It's cordless, so it can clean almost anywhere, like in your car, home, or office; plus, with its sleek design, it blends into practically any home. You can customize your clean by using the included 2-in-1 Crevice Tool & Dusting Brush, which conveniently stores right on the vacuum's storage stand, so you always know where it is. This is a fantastic gift for the holidays!

 

356 Large Illuminated Christmas Snow Globe with Ornate Gold Base Donated by Margie Donovan

High Bid $80 Danette Dixon

This beautiful snow globe has LED lights to light the scene including Jesus, Joseph, Mary, and Angel - all in white. This will make a wonderful centerpiece for the holidays!

357 V7 USB Stereo Headset Donated by Merisa Musemic

High Bid $265 Richard Keyes

This USB stereo headset with microphone is ideal for Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and other video chat applications. They feature high quality sound output and a noise-cancelling microphone, perfect for noisy environments. The microphone also has 300 degrees of range to move out of the way when not in use, and it can be worn on the left or right side. The headset has an adjustable headband and memory foam ear pads for all day comfort. The USB powered headphones also feature a nearly 6-foot cable that has convenient in-line volume and mute buttons compatible with most desktop and laptops PCs through a standard USB port. Simply plug the USB cable into your Windows or MAC computer, no drivers required. On the cable, you will find three buttons. The longer, rectangular button near the top will mute or unmute your microphone. Below this are two smaller buttons for Volume Up, then Volume Down. All buttons are easily found by touch.

 

358 Holiday Self Care Gift Bundle Donated by ACB Next Generation

High Bid $150 Barbara Salisbury

Gift giving can be fun, but it can also be tough at times. With this bundle, you can choose to break it up into gifts for friends and family, and/or keep some for yourself. Don’t let the stress of the holiday get to you.  

This bundle includes:

White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Pampering Set: 

This three-step set includes Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Protecting Softener - 2.1 oz.

White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Satin Smoothie® Refining Shea Scrub - 7.75 oz.

White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Nourishing Shea Cream - 3 oz. This spa-like treatment revitalizes and rejuvenates the look of hands, so they feel renewed and instantly look healthier. Women love the Satin Hands® Pampering Set because:

Instantly, hands feel moisturized, soft, and smooth.

Hands feel revitalized, soothed, and protected.

Skin feels renewed, looks rejuvenated and instantly looks healthier. Set makes a great gift, especially for brides.

Clear Proof® Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask:

Triple-action charcoal mask acts like a magnet to deep-clean pores.

Benefits:

Activated charcoal acts like a magnet to unclog pores. Mask is clinically shown to instantly absorb excess oil and reduce shine. 79% of men and women agreed: “Skin looks clearer” after use. Rosemary and peppermint extracts deliver a fresh scent to awaken your senses. Smooth formula delivers a gentle cooling sensation.

Mary Kay® Mask Applicator Maximize your masking sessions with mess-free application and less product waste. The flexible silicone applicator delivers full, even coverage to the contours of your face.

Mint Bliss™ Energizing Lotion for Feet and Legs and a Pair of Soft and Cozy Fuzzy Socks

Helps tired feet and legs feel revived.

Refreshing cool mint formula.

Perfect for days when you're on your feet and on the go.

White Tea & Citrus Satin Lips® Set:

The White Tea & Citrus Satin Lips® Set sends your pout on a path to paradise for a spa-like treatment anytime, anywhere. Formulated with nourishing shea butter and the fresh flavor of white tea & citrus. These products leave dry, chapped lips behind, delivering moisturizing bliss in two easy steps. Your oasis awaits.

Indulge® Soothing Eye Gel:

Contains botanical extracts reported to tone, firm, and reduce the appearance of puffiness around the sensitive eye area. Calms, cools, and refreshes a tired-looking appearance. Increases skin moisturization. Can be used as a leave-on gel. Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy. Dermatologist-tested; fragrance-free.

Limited-Edition Mary Kay Gift Box Set:

Three blissfully branded Mary Kay® boxes in different shapes and sizes – small, medium, and large – make gift-giving a delight!
Easy to assemble. No tape required.
Mary Kay-branded. Made of recyclable paperboard. Small box measures 5.3" x 2.4" x 1.2". Medium box measures 6" x 4.5" x 2". Large box measures 8.125" x 6" x 3.25". Box sizes are approximate.

This Bundle also includes FREE SAMPLES of the Mary Kay TimeWise Repair® Volu-Firm® Set and TimeWise Repair® Revealing Radiance® Facial Peel, to use at a Beauty Session with Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, Amanda Selm. Save this special experience for you or gift it to someone special!

359 American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed Donated by The ACB Minnesota Office

High Bid $60 Mary Tyson

One 27-inch by 36-inch American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed. Colors: Cream and Light Gray. Your pet will love sleeping or just hanging out on this adorable bed!

 

360 $75 Honey Baked Ham Gift Card Donated by Larry Gassman

High Bid $150 Bob Acosta

Enjoy having this delicious ham over the holidays with either your family or friends. The signature bone-in half ham is why we’re famous at Honey Baked Ham. For important gatherings where you’re serving a special meal, this ham is truly the centerpiece that makes the meal. Yum, Yummy!

 

361 Homemade Basket of Goodies Donated by Toni Eames

High Bid $30 Mary Haslerud

This basket of goodies will include:

16-inch knitted pillow, one side yellow gold and the other side brown,

16-inch knitted dark blue gray, pillow

Very warm brown beanie with a yellow pompom,

72-inch crocheted long scarf and

a beautiful knitted multicolored infinity scarf.

What a fantastic gift for the holidays!

 

362 Two Pounds of Godiva Assorted Chocolates Donated by Pat Spoone

High Bid $100Vicky Golightly

This Goldmark Collection of Godiva assorted chocolates are a perfect holiday treat! You will receive two decorative boxes with individual pictures and descriptions of each unique chocolate featured in the Goldmark Collection. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 


9:30am Update For Appetizer Auction For Day Two

Janet Dickelman
 

Wow Patty’s bread is skyrocketing at $240!

 

 

 

Hi ACb Family,

 

Here is the 9:30am update for day two. We will try to do another update around 11:00am ET. Happy bidding!

 

2022 Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction

Day Two

 

Opens Saturday, November 26 at 12:00 noon ET

Closes Sunday, November 27 at 12:00 noon ET

 

Appetizer Auction Rules and Information:

Contact Leslie Spoone at 407 678-0075 or 407 678-4163 or email at lesliespoone@... with your bid. Please provide your name, phone number, email, item number and bid amount.

Opening bids are Included.

Bids must be in $5.00 increments.

Leslie will send out Appetizer Auction information communicating the high bid on each item at 5:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm ET and 9:00 am ET each day.

Billing for both the Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction and the Holiday Auction will take place the week of November 28 for the total amount of all winning purchases. The auction items must be paid by December 19.

 

ACB Auction Disclaimer

The American Council of the Blind conducts fundraising auctions with the purpose of providing financial support for our programs and services. We thank those individuals, organizations, and businesses who donate items for our auctions. To participate as a bidder, we ask that you be courteous to one another, to those who are conducting the auction and to those who will be contacting the winning bidders to arrange for payment.

It is expected that any winning bidder will, after being contacted by anyone connected to the auction, provide proper billing information prior to the auction item being sent to them. If we do not successfully collect the bid amount, we reserve the right to repurpose the item to the benefit of ACB.

We reserve the right to block any individual not following the guidelines during the auction or from participating in any future auction.

 

Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction Items 331-362

Day Two

 

331 $50 Rada Cutlery Gift Certificate Donated by ACB Board Director Donna Brown

High Bid $75 Kim Charlson

For the cook of the house or the wanna-be cook, cutlery from Rada is made in the USA and is guaranteed for life. Choose from a variety of knives, utensils, pans, food mixes, and more. Items will be shipped from the factory directly to your home.

 

332 Homemade Fudge Donated by Nora M. Martin Member of Delaware Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

High Bid $160 Richard Keyes

Celebrate the holidays with this 3-pound box of rich creamy fudge that comes pre-cut into bite sized pieces! Having a big gathering? Easy to serve in those bite sized pieces to make whatever size portion you want. Want to serve it in smaller amounts throughout the holiday season or even keep some for later? This fudge refrigerates well for up to several weeks if packed like most refrigerated products. This versatile treat is made of sugar, butter, evaporated milk, chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, and vanilla extract. No nuts in the fudge or the kitchen where it is made. You will love this scrumptious treat with some friends or family over the holidays!

 

333 Be Your Beacon with Life Coach Gabriel Donated by ACB Board Director Gabriel Lopez Kafati

High Bid $50 Ann Brash

Gabriel Lopez Kafati will share his transformational life-coaching practice with you! The winner of this package will receive three coaching sessions with Gabriel. You will get to explore how your daily life aligns with your values and you will start on your path towards becoming your own beacon.

 

334 23-Inch Necklace Designed and Donated by Keri Bishop of Kirkland, WA

High Bid $125 Chris Gray

This beautiful handmade necklace is made from 20 mm coin-shaped, brown mother of pearl beads, 5 mm round hematite beads, and 8 mm round clear quartz beads. Pattern: coin shaped mother of pearl, round hematite, round clear quartz, round hematite then repeats.

335 $50 Longhorn Steakhouse Gift Card Donated by Jim Warman, Pinellas Council of the Blind

High Bid $65 Kitty Hevener

Enjoy having some laughs with either your family or friends with this gift card over the holidays! Longhorn is famous for their signature steaks, salmon, and chicken.

 

336 Collection of Five Beekman Prestige Perfumes in a Holiday Tin Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $175 Margie Donovan

Enjoy five, 4-ounce prestige perfumes. These Beekman perfumes are in regal bottles with a silver crown cap. The fragrances are honey grapefruit, lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang tuberose, and apricot and honey tea. The top of the round tin is adorned with Christmas bells and says Beekman 1802. Wow, you will smell wonderful with this package of perfumes for the holidays.

 

337 Three Dozen Sinful Tinfull Cookies Donated by ACB Board Director Terry Pacheco

High Bid $100 Kathleen Kable

Enjoy these scrumptious cookies! A variety of options are available including gluten-free almond macaroons and chocolate chip as well as Terry’s favorites – cranberry oatmeal and chocolate chunk with a hint of cinnamon. Winner may call Sinful Tinfull at 516-384-8583 to select varieties and place their order.

 

338 Cafe Che Che Coffee Donated by Sheri Richardson

High Bid $100 Vicky Prahin

Enjoy five pounds of this rich and wonderful coffee with your friends or family. Lisa Petke, the owner of Cafe Che Che roasts small batch, single origin, specialty coffee and delivers it to your doorstep. She says, “All of my beans are ethically and sustainably grown and sourced. I’m passionate about good coffee, and about supporting small farmers and workers in developing countries”. This is truly heaven for the coffee lover!

 

339 Homemade Caramel Brownies Donated by Judy Okraski

High Bid $90 Sharlene Wills

8 inch by 11-inch pan of caramel brownies. You will enjoy these scrumptious homemade caramel brownies with or without nuts. Enjoy them either by yourself or with some friends over the holidays!

 

340 The Pocket Bible Donated by Rev. Ray Raysor, President DC Council of the Blind

High Bid $250 Suzanne Allee

The Pocket Bible is a self-contained digital device that contains the entire Bible. It is about the size of the old cassette tapes and has navigation buttons that allow forward and backward movement by both book and chapter. It has no moving parts and is rugged and water resistant. The Pocket Bible has both an internal speaker and an earphone jack.

•             English Standard Version

•             King James Version

•             New King James Version

•             New American Standard

•             New International Version (NIV)

•             New Living Translation ®

•             Audio Bibles in Spanish also Available.

 

341 Handmade Dropped Earrings Donated by Becky Hawkins

High Bid $50 Margie Donovan

Enjoy these powdered pink drop earrings. They have round beads with silver earring hooks. What a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special in your life!

 

342 $50 Amazon Gift Card Donated by ACB Arkansas Quazar Chapter

High Bid $80 Peggy Garrett

It’s time to treat yourself to something special and here’s a gift card to help you do it. $50 in spending at Amazon!

 

343 Two Homemade Pound Cakes Donated by Deb Trevino and Delaware Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

High Bid $100 Beverly Wieland

You will enjoy these mouthwatering pound cakes, just the way your Granny used to make. Two standard loaf-sized cakes for you to enjoy or share with someone special. Dense, heavy, rich, and flavorful with more eggs and butter than I will admit. One loaf will be banana-nut and the other, almond with chocolate chips. Once you’ve tried this cake, you will never settle for light and airy store-bought pound cake. May the pounds in this cake be left behind in 2022.

344 Handmade His and Hers Apple Watch Bands Donated by Keri Bishop of Kirkland, Washington
High Bid $125 Judy Dixon

Handmade made macrame Apple watch bands in green and red for Christmas. Hers will fit 38/40/41mm watches and has the round button and green loop fastener. His has the square button and will fit 42/44/45/49mm watches and has the red loop fastener. Fastens like a toggle clasp. The loop goes over the button to fasten the band. One side has a loop the other the button. The band size is adjustable as you can decide the placement of the knot below the button. Both bands are connected to silver tone metal watch connectors.

 

345 $50 VISA Gift Card Donated by Oklahoma Council of the Blind

High Bid $65 Merrilee Hill-Kennedy

Enjoy this card over the holidays either dining or doing some shopping for you or someone special in your life!

 

346 Eddie Bauer Women’s Adventure Backpack Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $210 Andrea DeKlotz

You will love having this women’s adult cranberry and black trimmed adventure backpack. This backpack has multiple pockets with zippers and strong shoulder straps. What a fantastic gift for that special lady in your life.

 

347 Handmade Fourth of July package Donated by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy

High Bid $50 Ninette Legates

This package includes:

Fourth of July Pinwheel Quilted Table Topper 

This is a 23-inch square, cotton quilted table topper in a fourth-of-July pinwheel design hand sewn by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy. The quilted table topper has four mottled blue and four red, white, and blue star patterned half square triangles sewn together to create a pinwheel design, with a solid white border framing the quilt front, and a mottled blue cotton backing. The table topper was handsewn together with a soft cotton batting in the middle and finished off with handsewn quilting stitches around the half-square triangles. This will make a beautiful centerpiece on any table!

Fourth of July Potholder

This is a 10-inch square, cotton potholder in a red, white, and blue Fourth-of-July pattern with pictures of flags and USA text. The backing is solid navy and has two slots where you can put your fingers and thumb to make it easier to grip your pots. The inside layer has a thermal batting to help protect it from heat. It can also be used to place hot plates on top of your counter.

Fourth of July Coaster Set  

This is a set of four Fourth of July cotton coasters in a blue sparkly star pattern on top, with a red and white backing. The back side of the coasters have two half-square triangles, one red and one white, which can be used to slide the bottom of your wine glass into for a wine glass coaster. Or you can use the top side for a regular coaster. These are approximately 5" square.

Dish Cloth and Dish Towel

You will also get a handmade knitted red, white and blue striped dish cloth and hanging towel that folds over a handle and buttons closed.

 

348 Six Loaves of Homemade Sweet Breads Donated by Patty Slaby

High Bid $240 Bob Acosta

Choice of bread: banana, banana-cherry, banana chocolate, banana-pineapple, banana-zucchini, butterscotch, cherry, chocolate chip, chocolate zucchini, date nut, eggnog, eggnog-cherry, lemon, lemon-cream cheese, pina colada (with tropical flavor), pineapple, pineapple-zucchini, pistachio, raisin, pumpkin, and apple. These would truly be a delight to have with some friends or family over the holidays!

 

349 $100 Walmart Gift Card Donated by Mary Haupt

High Bid $130 Peggy Garrett

Enjoy this opportunity to fill your basket with treats for your family and friends. This $100 gift card should even provide a chance for a special gift for yourself for the holidays!

 

350 Idealworks Talking Scale Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $50 Dan Spoone

This is a glass scale and can have multiple users. The scale will indicate each individual user and there can be up to four users for this scale. With this stylish, comfortable scale, you'll never have to bend over again to see your weight. A pleasant, easy to hear voice with adjustable volume tells you your weight. You'll also appreciate the large and bright LED display and easy tap on and auto off functions.

 

351 Mary Kay Satin Hands Set Donated by Nancy Folsom

High Bid $80 Mary Haroyan

This 3-step process will leave your hands and feet feeling soft, smooth, and luxurious! The Satin Hands set softens, exfoliates, and moisturizes each time you use it. Now that we are washing our hands more than ever, this set is great for guys and gals to help keep your hands healthy! You will love how great your hands feel! You can use it on your feet as well.

 

352 A Basket of Treats and a $25 Starbucks Gift Card Donated by Tessa Kelly

High Bid $80 Peggy Carpenter

Enjoy these scrumptious treats: one large Pecan Divinity Bar, Juicy Drops, Sweet and Sour Candy Chew, Gummy Pops, Orange and Cream Lifesavers, Old Fashion Country Candy Pecan Log, a brick of Kettle Cooked Chocolate Fudge and a brick of Kettle Cooked Maple Praline Pecan Fudge, plus a box of chocolate banana cream covered coco biscuit sticks. Also, you can enjoy sipping a cup of coffee while you are snacking on all of these goodies!   

 

353 Handmade Puka Shell Bracelet Donated by Becky Hawkins

High Bid $30 Judy Okraski

This beautiful light brown puka shell bracelet has a gold claw clasp. This would make a great gift for yourself or someone special in your life for the holidays!

 

354 A Flameless L.E.D. Snowman Lantern Donated by The ACB Minnesota Office

High Bid $75 Terry Pacheco

Enjoy this 18 by 12-inch ceramic LED Snowman dressed in a lime green jacket with two tan colored buttons, black and white striped shirt, red scarf, and black cap. Eight star-shaped cut outs are sprinkled around the snowman enabling the illumination to shine through. Batteries and timer included. One small chip in the paint on the back of the jacket resembles a clump of snow. What a fantastic gift to have for the holidays!

 

355 Bissell AeroSlim Series 2986 Handheld Vacuum Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $120 Ralph Smitherman

You will enjoy this wonderful handheld vacuum with accessories and removable disposable dirt tank. Messes can happen at any moment. Be prepared with the BISSELL® AeroSlim Handheld Vacuum designed to quickly pick up those unexpected messes. It's cordless, so it can clean almost anywhere, like in your car, home, or office; plus, with its sleek design, it blends into practically any home. You can customize your clean by using the included 2-in-1 Crevice Tool & Dusting Brush, which conveniently stores right on the vacuum's storage stand, so you always know where it is. This is a fantastic gift for the holidays!

 

356 Large Illuminated Christmas Snow Globe with Ornate Gold Base Donated by Margie Donovan

High Bid $75 Ninette Legates

This beautiful snow globe has LED lights to light the scene including Jesus, Joseph, Mary, and Angel - all in white. This will make a wonderful centerpiece for the holidays!

357 V7 USB Stereo Headset Donated by Merisa Musemic

High Bid $250 Bob Acosta

This USB stereo headset with microphone is ideal for Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and other video chat applications. They feature high quality sound output and a noise-cancelling microphone, perfect for noisy environments. The microphone also has 300 degrees of range to move out of the way when not in use, and it can be worn on the left or right side. The headset has an adjustable headband and memory foam ear pads for all day comfort. The USB powered headphones also feature a nearly 6-foot cable that has convenient in-line volume and mute buttons compatible with most desktop and laptops PCs through a standard USB port. Simply plug the USB cable into your Windows or MAC computer, no drivers required. On the cable, you will find three buttons. The longer, rectangular button near the top will mute or unmute your microphone. Below this are two smaller buttons for Volume Up, then Volume Down. All buttons are easily found by touch.

 

358 Holiday Self Care Gift Bundle Donated by ACB Next Generation

High Bid $120 Vicky Prahin

Gift giving can be fun, but it can also be tough at times. With this bundle, you can choose to break it up into gifts for friends and family, and/or keep some for yourself. Don’t let the stress of the holiday get to you.  

This bundle includes:

White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Pampering Set: 

This three-step set includes Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Protecting Softener - 2.1 oz.

White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Satin Smoothie® Refining Shea Scrub - 7.75 oz.

White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Nourishing Shea Cream - 3 oz. This spa-like treatment revitalizes and rejuvenates the look of hands, so they feel renewed and instantly look healthier. Women love the Satin Hands® Pampering Set because:

Instantly, hands feel moisturized, soft, and smooth.

Hands feel revitalized, soothed, and protected.

Skin feels renewed, looks rejuvenated and instantly looks healthier. Set makes a great gift, especially for brides.

Clear Proof® Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask:

Triple-action charcoal mask acts like a magnet to deep-clean pores.

Benefits:

Activated charcoal acts like a magnet to unclog pores. Mask is clinically shown to instantly absorb excess oil and reduce shine. 79% of men and women agreed: “Skin looks clearer” after use. Rosemary and peppermint extracts deliver a fresh scent to awaken your senses. Smooth formula delivers a gentle cooling sensation.

Mary Kay® Mask Applicator Maximize your masking sessions with mess-free application and less product waste. The flexible silicone applicator delivers full, even coverage to the contours of your face.

Mint Bliss™ Energizing Lotion for Feet and Legs and a Pair of Soft and Cozy Fuzzy Socks

Helps tired feet and legs feel revived.

Refreshing cool mint formula.

Perfect for days when you're on your feet and on the go.

White Tea & Citrus Satin Lips® Set:

The White Tea & Citrus Satin Lips® Set sends your pout on a path to paradise for a spa-like treatment anytime, anywhere. Formulated with nourishing shea butter and the fresh flavor of white tea & citrus. These products leave dry, chapped lips behind, delivering moisturizing bliss in two easy steps. Your oasis awaits.

Indulge® Soothing Eye Gel:

Contains botanical extracts reported to tone, firm, and reduce the appearance of puffiness around the sensitive eye area. Calms, cools, and refreshes a tired-looking appearance. Increases skin moisturization. Can be used as a leave-on gel. Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy. Dermatologist-tested; fragrance-free.

Limited-Edition Mary Kay Gift Box Set:

Three blissfully branded Mary Kay® boxes in different shapes and sizes – small, medium, and large – make gift-giving a delight!
Easy to assemble. No tape required.
Mary Kay-branded. Made of recyclable paperboard. Small box measures 5.3" x 2.4" x 1.2". Medium box measures 6" x 4.5" x 2". Large box measures 8.125" x 6" x 3.25". Box sizes are approximate.

This Bundle also includes FREE SAMPLES of the Mary Kay TimeWise Repair® Volu-Firm® Set and TimeWise Repair® Revealing Radiance® Facial Peel, to use at a Beauty Session with Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, Amanda Selm. Save this special experience for you or gift it to someone special!

359 American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed Donated by The ACB Minnesota Office

High Bid $60 Mary Tyson

One 27-inch by 36-inch American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed. Colors: Cream and Light Gray. Your pet will love sleeping or just hanging out on this adorable bed!

 

360 $75 Honey Baked Ham Gift Card Donated by Larry Gassman

High Bid $150 Bob Acosta

Enjoy having this delicious ham over the holidays with either your family or friends. The signature bone-in half ham is why we’re famous at Honey Baked Ham. For important gatherings where you’re serving a special meal, this ham is truly the centerpiece that makes the meal. Yum, Yummy!

 

361 Homemade Basket of Goodies Donated by Toni Eames

High Bid $30 Mary Haslerud

This basket of goodies will include:

16-inch knitted pillow, one side yellow gold and the other side brown,

16-inch knitted dark blue gray, pillow

Very warm brown beanie with a yellow pompom,

72-inch crocheted long scarf and

a beautiful knitted multicolored infinity scarf.

What a fantastic gift for the holidays!

 

362 Two Pounds of Godiva Assorted Chocolates Donated by Pat Spoone

High Bid $100Vicky Golightly

This Goldmark Collection of Godiva assorted chocolates are a perfect holiday treat! You will receive two decorative boxes with individual pictures and descriptions of each unique chocolate featured in the Goldmark Collection. Happy Holidays!


9:15pmUpdate For The Appetizer Auction For Day Two

Janet Dickelman
 

Patty's bread is now at $200!

Hi ACB Family,

Here is the 9:15pm ET update for day two. The next update will be at 9:00am
ET on Sunday, November 27. Please feel free to keep bidding on email for the
rest of the evening. Happy bidding!

2022 Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction
Day Two

Opens Saturday, November 26 at 12:00 noon ET
Closes Sunday, November 27 at 12:00 noon ET

Appetizer Auction Rules and Information:
Contact Leslie Spoone at 407 678-0075 or 407 678-4163 or email at
lesliespoone@... with your bid. Please provide your name, phone
number, email, item number and bid amount.
Opening bids are Included.
Bids must be in $5.00 increments.
Leslie will send out Appetizer Auction information communicating the high
bid on each item at 5:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm ET and 9:00 am ET each day.
Billing for both the Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction and the Holiday Auction
will take place the week of November 28 for the total amount of all winning
purchases. The auction items must be paid by December 19.

ACB Auction Disclaimer
The American Council of the Blind conducts fundraising auctions with the
purpose of providing financial support for our programs and services. We
thank those individuals, organizations, and businesses who donate items for
our auctions. To participate as a bidder, we ask that you be courteous to
one another, to those who are conducting the auction and to those who will
be contacting the winning bidders to arrange for payment.
It is expected that any winning bidder will, after being contacted by anyone
connected to the auction, provide proper billing information prior to the
auction item being sent to them. If we do not successfully collect the bid
amount, we reserve the right to repurpose the item to the benefit of ACB.
We reserve the right to block any individual not following the guidelines
during the auction or from participating in any future auction.

Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction Items 331-362
Day Two


331 $50 Rada Cutlery Gift Certificate Donated by ACB Board Director Donna
Brown

High Bid $75 Kim Charlson
For the cook of the house or the wanna-be cook, cutlery from Rada is made in
the USA and is guaranteed for life. Choose from a variety of knives,
utensils, pans, food mixes, and more. Items will be shipped from the factory
directly to your home.


332 Homemade Fudge Donated by Nora M. Martin Member of Delaware Council of
the Blind and Visually Impaired

High Bid $160 Richard Keyes
Celebrate the holidays with this 3-pound box of rich creamy fudge that comes
pre-cut into bite sized pieces! Having a big gathering? Easy to serve in
those bite sized pieces to make whatever size portion you want. Want to
serve it in smaller amounts throughout the holiday season or even keep some
for later? This fudge refrigerates well for up to several weeks if packed
like most refrigerated products. This versatile treat is made of sugar,
butter, evaporated milk, chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, and vanilla
extract. No nuts in the fudge or the kitchen where it is made. You will love
this scrumptious treat with some friends or family over the holidays!


333 Be Your Beacon with Life Coach Gabriel Donated by ACB Board Director
Gabriel Lopez Kafati

High Bid $25 Anthony Akamine
Gabriel Lopez Kafati will share his transformational life-coaching practice
with you! The winner of this package will receive three coaching sessions
with Gabriel. You will get to explore how your daily life aligns with your
values and you will start on your path towards becoming your own beacon.


334 23-Inch Necklace Designed and Donated by Keri Bishop of Kirkland, WA

High Bid $70 Ninette Legates
This beautiful handmade necklace is made from 20 mm coin-shaped, brown
mother of pearl beads, 5 mm round hematite beads, and 8 mm round clear
quartz beads. Pattern: coin shaped mother of pearl, round hematite, round
clear quartz, round hematite then repeats.
335 $50 Longhorn Steakhouse Gift Card Donated by Jim Warman, Pinellas
Council of the Blind
High Bid $60 Eugene Batke
Enjoy having some laughs with either your family or friends with this gift
card over the holidays! Longhorn is famous for their signature steaks,
salmon, and chicken.


336 Collection of Five Beekman Prestige Perfumes in a Holiday Tin Donated by
Connie Jacomini

High Bid $175 Margie Donovan
Enjoy five, 4-ounce prestige perfumes. These Beekman perfumes are in regal
bottles with a silver crown cap. The fragrances are honey grapefruit,
lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang tuberose, and apricot and honey tea. The top
of the round tin is adorned with Christmas bells and says Beekman 1802. Wow,
you will smell wonderful with this package of perfumes for the holidays.


337 Three Dozen Sinful Tinfull Cookies Donated by ACB Board Director Terry
Pacheco

High Bid $100 Kathleen Kable
Enjoy these scrumptious cookies! A variety of options are available
including gluten-free almond macaroons and chocolate chip as well as Terry's
favorites - cranberry oatmeal and chocolate chunk with a hint of cinnamon.
Winner may call Sinful Tinfull at 516-384-8583 to select varieties and place
their order.


338 Cafe Che Che Coffee Donated by Sheri Richardson

High Bid $85 Merrilee Hill-Kennedy
Enjoy five pounds of this rich and wonderful coffee with your friends or
family. Lisa Petke, the owner of Cafe Che Che roasts small batch, single
origin, specialty coffee and delivers it to your doorstep. She says, "All of
my beans are ethically and sustainably grown and sourced. I'm passionate
about good coffee, and about supporting small farmers and workers in
developing countries". This is truly heaven for the coffee lover!


339 Homemade Caramel Brownies Donated by Judy Okraski

High Bid $90 Sharlene Wills
8 inch by 11-inch pan of caramel brownies. You will enjoy these scrumptious
homemade caramel brownies with or without nuts. Enjoy them either by
yourself or with some friends over the holidays!


340 The Pocket Bible Donated by Rev. Ray Raysor, President DC Council of the
Blind

High Bid $250 Suzanne Allee
The Pocket Bible is a self-contained digital device that contains the entire
Bible. It is about the size of the old cassette tapes and has navigation
buttons that allow forward and backward movement by both book and chapter.
It has no moving parts and is rugged and water resistant. The Pocket Bible
has both an internal speaker and an earphone jack.
. English Standard Version
. King James Version
. New King James Version
. New American Standard
. New International Version (NIV)
. New Living Translation R
. Audio Bibles in Spanish also Available.


341 Handmade Dropped Earrings Donated by Becky Hawkins

High Bid $50 Margie Donovan
Enjoy these powdered pink drop earrings. They have round beads with silver
earring hooks. What a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special in your
life!


342 $50 Amazon Gift Card Donated by ACB Arkansas Quazar Chapter

High Bid $65 Merrilee Hill-Kennedy
It's time to treat yourself to something special and here's a gift card to
help you do it. $50 in spending at Amazon!


343 Two Homemade Pound Cakes Donated by Deb Trevino and Delaware Council of
the Blind and Visually Impaired

High Bid $100 Beverly Wieland
You will enjoy these mouthwatering pound cakes, just the way your Granny
used to make. Two standard loaf-sized cakes for you to enjoy or share with
someone special. Dense, heavy, rich, and flavorful with more eggs and butter
than I will admit. One loaf will be banana-nut and the other, almond with
chocolate chips. Once you've tried this cake, you will never settle for
light and airy store-bought pound cake. May the pounds in this cake be left
behind in 2022.
344 Handmade His and Hers Apple Watch Bands Donated by Keri Bishop of
Kirkland, Washington
High Bid $100 Deb Cook Lewis
Handmade made macrame Apple watch bands in green and red for Christmas. Hers
will fit 38/40/41mm watches and has the round button and green loop
fastener. His has the square button and will fit 42/44/45/49mm watches and
has the red loop fastener. Fastens like a toggle clasp. The loop goes over
the button to fasten the band. One side has a loop the other the button. The
band size is adjustable as you can decide the placement of the knot below
the button. Both bands are connected to silver tone metal watch connectors.


345 $50 VISA Gift Card Donated by Oklahoma Council of the Blind

High Bid $65 Merrilee Hill-Kennedy
Enjoy this card over the holidays either dining or doing some shopping for
you or someone special in your life!


346 Eddie Bauer Women's Adventure Backpack Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $100 Andrea DeKlotz
You will love having this women's adult cranberry and black trimmed
adventure backpack. This backpack has multiple pockets with zippers and
strong shoulder straps. What a fantastic gift for that special lady in your
life.


347 Handmade Fourth of July package Donated by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy

High Bid $50 Ninette Legates
This package includes:
Fourth of July Pinwheel Quilted Table Topper
This is a 23-inch square, cotton quilted table topper in a fourth-of-July
pinwheel design hand sewn by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy. The quilted table topper
has four mottled blue and four red, white, and blue star patterned half
square triangles sewn together to create a pinwheel design, with a solid
white border framing the quilt front, and a mottled blue cotton backing. The
table topper was handsewn together with a soft cotton batting in the middle
and finished off with handsewn quilting stitches around the half-square
triangles. This will make a beautiful centerpiece on any table!
Fourth of July Potholder
This is a 10-inch square, cotton potholder in a red, white, and blue
Fourth-of-July pattern with pictures of flags and USA text. The backing is
solid navy and has two slots where you can put your fingers and thumb to
make it easier to grip your pots. The inside layer has a thermal batting to
help protect it from heat. It can also be used to place hot plates on top of
your counter.
Fourth of July Coaster Set
This is a set of four Fourth of July cotton coasters in a blue sparkly star
pattern on top, with a red and white backing. The back side of the coasters
have two half-square triangles, one red and one white, which can be used to
slide the bottom of your wine glass into for a wine glass coaster. Or you
can use the top side for a regular coaster. These are approximately 5"
square.
Dish Cloth and Dish Towel
You will also get a handmade knitted red, white and blue striped dish cloth
and hanging towel that folds over a handle and buttons closed.


348 Six Loaves of Homemade Sweet Breads Donated by Patty Slaby

High Bid $200 Richard Johnson
Choice of bread: banana, banana-cherry, banana chocolate, banana-pineapple,
banana-zucchini, butterscotch, cherry, chocolate chip, chocolate zucchini,
date nut, eggnog, eggnog-cherry, lemon, lemon-cream cheese, pina colada
(with tropical flavor), pineapple, pineapple-zucchini, pistachio, raisin,
pumpkin, and apple. These would truly be a delight to have with some friends
or family over the holidays!


349 $100 Walmart Gift Card Donated by Mary Haupt

High Bid $90 Carrie Muth
Enjoy this opportunity to fill your basket with treats for your family and
friends. This $100 gift card should even provide a chance for a special gift
for yourself for the holidays!


350 Idealworks Talking Scale Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $50 Dan Spoone
This is a glass scale and can have multiple users. The scale will indicate
each individual user and there can be up to four users for this scale. With
this stylish, comfortable scale, you'll never have to bend over again to see
your weight. A pleasant, easy to hear voice with adjustable volume tells you
your weight. You'll also appreciate the large and bright LED display and
easy tap on and auto off functions.


351 Mary Kay Satin Hands Set Donated by Nancy Folsom

High Bid $65 Kati Lear
This 3-step process will leave your hands and feet feeling soft, smooth, and
luxurious! The Satin Hands set softens, exfoliates, and moisturizes each
time you use it. Now that we are washing our hands more than ever, this set
is great for guys and gals to help keep your hands healthy! You will love
how great your hands feel! You can use it on your feet as well.


352 A Basket of Treats and a $25 Starbucks Gift Card Donated by Tessa Kelly

High Bid $60 Leslie Spoone
Enjoy these scrumptious treats: one large Pecan Divinity Bar, Juicy Drops,
Sweet and Sour Candy Chew, Gummy Pops, Orange and Cream Lifesavers, Old
Fashion Country Candy Pecan Log, a brick of Kettle Cooked Chocolate Fudge
and a brick of Kettle Cooked Maple Praline Pecan Fudge, plus a box of
chocolate banana cream covered coco biscuit sticks. Also, you can enjoy
sipping a cup of coffee while you are snacking on all of these goodies!


353 Handmade Puka Shell Bracelet Donated by Becky Hawkins

High Bid $25 Judy Okraski
This beautiful light brown puka shell bracelet has a gold claw clasp. This
would make a great gift for yourself or someone special in your life for the
holidays!


354 A Flameless L.E.D. Snowman Lantern Donated by The ACB Minnesota Office

High Bid $70 Diane Harms
Enjoy this 18 by 12-inch ceramic LED Snowman dressed in a lime green jacket
with two tan colored buttons, black and white striped shirt, red scarf, and
black cap. Eight star-shaped cut outs are sprinkled around the snowman
enabling the illumination to shine through. Batteries and timer included.
One small chip in the paint on the back of the jacket resembles a clump of
snow. What a fantastic gift to have for the holidays!


355 Bissell AeroSlim Series 2986 Handheld Vacuum Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $120 Ralph Smitherman
You will enjoy this wonderful handheld vacuum with accessories and removable
disposable dirt tank. Messes can happen at any moment. Be prepared with the
BISSELLR AeroSlimT Handheld Vacuum designed to quickly pick up those
unexpected messes. It's cordless, so it can clean almost anywhere, like in
your car, home, or office; plus, with its sleek design, it blends into
practically any home. You can customize your clean by using the included
2-in-1 Crevice Tool & Dusting Brush, which conveniently stores right on the
vacuum's storage stand, so you always know where it is. This is a fantastic
gift for the holidays!


356 Large Illuminated Christmas Snow Globe with Ornate Gold Base Donated by
Margie Donovan

High Bid $75 Ninette Legates
This beautiful snow globe has LED lights to light the scene including Jesus,
Joseph, Mary, and Angel - all in white. This will make a wonderful
centerpiece for the holidays!

357 V7 USB Stereo Headset Donated by Merisa Musemic

High Bid $225 Richard Keyes
This USB stereo headset with microphone is ideal for Zoom, Skype, Google
Meet, and other video chat applications. They feature high quality sound
output and a noise-cancelling microphone, perfect for noisy environments.
The microphone also has 300 degrees of range to move out of the way when not
in use, and it can be worn on the left or right side. The headset has an
adjustable headband and memory foam ear pads for all day comfort. The USB
powered headphones also feature a nearly 6-foot cable that has convenient
in-line volume and mute buttons compatible with most desktop and laptops PCs
through a standard USB port. Simply plug the USB cable into your Windows or
MAC computer, no drivers required. On the cable, you will find three
buttons. The longer, rectangular button near the top will mute or unmute
your microphone. Below this are two smaller buttons for Volume Up, then
Volume Down. All buttons are easily found by touch.


358 Holiday Self Care Gift Bundle Donated by ACB Next Generation

High Bid $100 Cassie Trosper
Gift giving can be fun, but it can also be tough at times. With this bundle,
you can choose to break it up into gifts for friends and family, and/or keep
some for yourself. Don't let the stress of the holiday get to you.
This bundle includes:
White Tea & Citrus Satin HandsR Pampering Set:
This three-step set includes Fragrance-Free Satin HandsR Protecting Softener
- 2.1 oz.
White Tea & Citrus Satin HandsR Satin SmoothieR Refining Shea Scrub - 7.75
oz.
White Tea & Citrus Satin HandsR Nourishing Shea Cream - 3 oz. This spa-like
treatment revitalizes and rejuvenates the look of hands, so they feel
renewed and instantly look healthier. Women love the Satin HandsR Pampering
Set because:
Instantly, hands feel moisturized, soft, and smooth.
Hands feel revitalized, soothed, and protected.
Skin feels renewed, looks rejuvenated and instantly looks healthier. Set
makes a great gift, especially for brides.
Clear ProofR Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask:
Triple-action charcoal mask acts like a magnet to deep-clean pores.
Benefits:
Activated charcoal acts like a magnet to unclog pores. Mask is clinically
shown to instantly absorb excess oil and reduce shine. 79% of men and women
agreed: "Skin looks clearer" after use. Rosemary and peppermint extracts
deliver a fresh scent to awaken your senses. Smooth formula delivers a
gentle cooling sensation.
Mary KayR Mask Applicator Maximize your masking sessions with mess-free
application and less product waste. The flexible silicone applicator
delivers full, even coverage to the contours of your face.
Mint BlissT Energizing Lotion for Feet and Legs and a Pair of Soft and Cozy
Fuzzy Socks
Helps tired feet and legs feel revived.
Refreshing cool mint formula.
Perfect for days when you're on your feet and on the go.
White Tea & Citrus Satin LipsR Set:
The White Tea & Citrus Satin LipsR Set sends your pout on a path to paradise
for a spa-like treatment anytime, anywhere. Formulated with nourishing shea
butter and the fresh flavor of white tea & citrus. These products leave dry,
chapped lips behind, delivering moisturizing bliss in two easy steps. Your
oasis awaits.
IndulgeR Soothing Eye Gel:
Contains botanical extracts reported to tone, firm, and reduce the
appearance of puffiness around the sensitive eye area. Calms, cools, and
refreshes a tired-looking appearance. Increases skin moisturization. Can be
used as a leave-on gel. Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy.
Dermatologist-tested; fragrance-free.
Limited-Edition Mary Kay Gift Box Set:
Three blissfully branded Mary KayR boxes in different shapes and sizes -
small, medium, and large - make gift-giving a delight!
Easy to assemble. No tape required.
Mary Kay-branded. Made of recyclable paperboard. Small box measures 5.3" x
2.4" x 1.2". Medium box measures 6" x 4.5" x 2". Large box measures 8.125" x
6" x 3.25". Box sizes are approximate.
This Bundle also includes FREE SAMPLES of the Mary Kay TimeWise RepairR
Volu-FirmR Set and TimeWise RepairR Revealing RadianceR Facial Peel, to use
at a Beauty Session with Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, Amanda
Selm. Save this special experience for you or gift it to someone special!

359 American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed Donated by The ACB
Minnesota Office

High Bid $50 Donald Moore
One 27-inch by 36-inch American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed.
Colors: Cream and Light Gray. Your pet will love sleeping or just hanging
out on this adorable bed!


360 $75 Honey Baked Ham Gift Card Donated by Larry Gassman

High Bid $150 Bob Acosta
Enjoy having this delicious ham over the holidays with either your family or
friends. The signature bone-in half ham is why we're famous at Honey Baked
Ham. For important gatherings where you're serving a special meal, this ham
is truly the centerpiece that makes the meal. Yum, Yummy!


361 Homemade Basket of Goodies Donated by Toni Eames

High Bid $30 Marian Haslerud
This basket of goodies will include:
16-inch knitted pillow, one side yellow gold and the other side brown,
16-inch knitted dark blue gray, pillow
Very warm brown beanie with a yellow pompom,
72-inch crocheted long scarf and
a beautiful knitted multicolored infinity scarf.
What a fantastic gift for the holidays!


362 Two Pounds of Godiva Assorted Chocolates Donated by Pat Spoone

High Bid $100Vicky Golightly
This Goldmark Collection of Godiva assorted chocolates are a perfect holiday
treat! You will receive two decorative boxes with individual pictures and
descriptions of each unique chocolate featured in the Goldmark Collection.
Happy Holidays!


6:30pm ET Update For Appetizer Auction For Day Two

Janet Dickelman
 

Patty is at it again with her fundraising. Her breads are up to $150!

Hi ACB Family,

Here is the 6:30pm ET update for day two. There will be one more update
tonight at 9:00pm ET. Happy bidding!

2022 Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction
Day Two

Opens Saturday, November 26 at 12:00 noon ET
Closes Sunday, November 27 at 12:00 noon ET

Appetizer Auction Rules and Information:
Contact Leslie Spoone at 407 678-0075 or 407 678-4163 or email at
lesliespoone@... with your bid. Please provide your name, phone
number, email, item number and bid amount.
Opening bids are Included.
Bids must be in $5.00 increments.
Leslie will send out Appetizer Auction information communicating the high
bid on each item at 5:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm ET and 9:00 am ET each day.
Billing for both the Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction and the Holiday Auction
will take place the week of November 28 for the total amount of all winning
purchases. The auction items must be paid by December 19.

ACB Auction Disclaimer
The American Council of the Blind conducts fundraising auctions with the
purpose of providing financial support for our programs and services. We
thank those individuals, organizations, and businesses who donate items for
our auctions. To participate as a bidder, we ask that you be courteous to
one another, to those who are conducting the auction and to those who will
be contacting the winning bidders to arrange for payment.
It is expected that any winning bidder will, after being contacted by anyone
connected to the auction, provide proper billing information prior to the
auction item being sent to them. If we do not successfully collect the bid
amount, we reserve the right to repurpose the item to the benefit of ACB.
We reserve the right to block any individual not following the guidelines
during the auction or from participating in any future auction.

Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction Items 331-362
Day Two


331 $50 Rada Cutlery Gift Certificate Donated by ACB Board Director Donna
Brown

High Bid $55 Debbie Deatherage
For the cook of the house or the wanna-be cook, cutlery from Rada is made in
the USA and is guaranteed for life. Choose from a variety of knives,
utensils, pans, food mixes, and more. Items will be shipped from the factory
directly to your home.


332 Homemade Fudge Donated by Nora M. Martin Member of Delaware Council of
the Blind and Visually Impaired

High Bid $160 Richard Keyes
Celebrate the holidays with this 3-pound box of rich creamy fudge that comes
pre-cut into bite sized pieces! Having a big gathering? Easy to serve in
those bite sized pieces to make whatever size portion you want. Want to
serve it in smaller amounts throughout the holiday season or even keep some
for later? This fudge refrigerates well for up to several weeks if packed
like most refrigerated products. This versatile treat is made of sugar,
butter, evaporated milk, chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, and vanilla
extract. No nuts in the fudge or the kitchen where it is made. You will love
this scrumptious treat with some friends or family over the holidays!


333 Be Your Beacon with Life Coach Gabriel Donated by ACB Board Director
Gabriel Lopez Kafati

High Bid $25 Anthony Akamine
Gabriel Lopez Kafati will share his transformational life-coaching practice
with you! The winner of this package will receive three coaching sessions
with Gabriel. You will get to explore how your daily life aligns with your
values and you will start on your path towards becoming your own beacon.


334 23-Inch Necklace Designed and Donated by Keri Bishop of Kirkland, WA

High Bid $55 Karen Swauger
This beautiful handmade necklace is made from 20 mm coin-shaped, brown
mother of pearl beads, 5 mm round hematite beads, and 8 mm round clear
quartz beads. Pattern: coin shaped mother of pearl, round hematite, round
clear quartz, round hematite then repeats.
335 $50 Longhorn Steakhouse Gift Card Donated by Jim Warman, Pinellas
Council of the Blind
High Bid $60 Eugene Batke
Enjoy having some laughs with either your family or friends with this gift
card over the holidays! Longhorn is famous for their signature steaks,
salmon, and chicken.


336 Collection of Five Beekman Prestige Perfumes in a Holiday Tin Donated by
Connie Jacomini

High Bid $150 Terry Pacheco
Enjoy five, 4-ounce prestige perfumes. These Beekman perfumes are in regal
bottles with a silver crown cap. The fragrances are honey grapefruit,
lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang tuberose, and apricot and honey tea. The top
of the round tin is adorned with Christmas bells and says Beekman 1802. Wow,
you will smell wonderful with this package of perfumes for the holidays.


337 Three Dozen Sinful Tinfull Cookies Donated by ACB Board Director Terry
Pacheco

High Bid $100 Kathleen Kable
Enjoy these scrumptious cookies! A variety of options are available
including gluten-free almond macaroons and chocolate chip as well as Terry's
favorites - cranberry oatmeal and chocolate chunk with a hint of cinnamon.
Winner may call Sinful Tinfull at 516-384-8583 to select varieties and place
their order.


338 Cafe Che Che Coffee Donated by Sheri Richardson

High Bid $75 Lori Castner
Enjoy five pounds of this rich and wonderful coffee with your friends or
family. Lisa Petke, the owner of Cafe Che Che roasts small batch, single
origin, specialty coffee and delivers it to your doorstep. She says, "All of
my beans are ethically and sustainably grown and sourced. I'm passionate
about good coffee, and about supporting small farmers and workers in
developing countries". This is truly heaven for the coffee lover!


339 Homemade Caramel Brownies Donated by Judy Okraski

High Bid $90 Sharlene Wills
8 inch by 11-inch pan of caramel brownies. You will enjoy these scrumptious
homemade caramel brownies with or without nuts. Enjoy them either by
yourself or with some friends over the holidays!


340 The Pocket Bible Donated by Rev. Ray Raysor, President DC Council of the
Blind

High Bid $200 Suzanne Allee
The Pocket Bible is a self-contained digital device that contains the entire
Bible. It is about the size of the old cassette tapes and has navigation
buttons that allow forward and backward movement by both book and chapter.
It has no moving parts and is rugged and water resistant. The Pocket Bible
has both an internal speaker and an earphone jack.
. English Standard Version
. King James Version
. New King James Version
. New American Standard
. New International Version (NIV)
. New Living Translation R
. Audio Bibles in Spanish also Available.


341 Handmade Dropped Earrings Donated by Becky Hawkins

High Bid $40 Sheila Young
Enjoy these powdered pink drop earrings. They have round beads with silver
earring hooks. What a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special in your
life!


342 $50 Amazon Gift Card Donated by ACB Arkansas Quazar Chapter

High Bid $50 Kitty Hevener
It's time to treat yourself to something special and here's a gift card to
help you do it. $50 in spending at Amazon!


343 Two Homemade Pound Cakes Donated by Deb Trevino and Delaware Council of
the Blind and Visually Impaired

High Bid $100 Beverly Wieland
You will enjoy these mouthwatering pound cakes, just the way your Granny
used to make. Two standard loaf-sized cakes for you to enjoy or share with
someone special. Dense, heavy, rich, and flavorful with more eggs and butter
than I will admit. One loaf will be banana-nut and the other, almond with
chocolate chips. Once you've tried this cake, you will never settle for
light and airy store-bought pound cake. May the pounds in this cake be left
behind in 2022.
344 Handmade His and Hers Apple Watch Bands Donated by Keri Bishop of
Kirkland, Washington
Opening Bid $20
Handmade made macrame Apple watch bands in green and red for Christmas. Hers
will fit 38/40/41mm watches and has the round button and green loop
fastener. His has the square button and will fit 42/44/45/49mm watches and
has the red loop fastener. Fastens like a toggle clasp. The loop goes over
the button to fasten the band. One side has a loop the other the button. The
band size is adjustable as you can decide the placement of the knot below
the button. Both bands are connected to silver tone metal watch connectors.


345 $50 VISA Gift Card Donated by Oklahoma Council of the Blind

High Bid $50 Pat Tusing
Enjoy this card over the holidays either dining or doing some shopping for
you or someone special in your life!


346 Eddie Bauer Women's Adventure Backpack Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $80 Beverly Wieland
You will love having this women's adult cranberry and black trimmed
adventure backpack. This backpack has multiple pockets with zippers and
strong shoulder straps. What a fantastic gift for that special lady in your
life.


347 Handmade Fourth of July package Donated by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy

High Bid $35 Lucy Edmonds
This package includes:
Fourth of July Pinwheel Quilted Table Topper
This is a 23-inch square, cotton quilted table topper in a fourth-of-July
pinwheel design hand sewn by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy. The quilted table topper
has four mottled blue and four red, white, and blue star patterned half
square triangles sewn together to create a pinwheel design, with a solid
white border framing the quilt front, and a mottled blue cotton backing. The
table topper was handsewn together with a soft cotton batting in the middle
and finished off with handsewn quilting stitches around the half-square
triangles. This will make a beautiful centerpiece on any table!
Fourth of July Potholder
This is a 10-inch square, cotton potholder in a red, white, and blue
Fourth-of-July pattern with pictures of flags and USA text. The backing is
solid navy and has two slots where you can put your fingers and thumb to
make it easier to grip your pots. The inside layer has a thermal batting to
help protect it from heat. It can also be used to place hot plates on top of
your counter.
Fourth of July Coaster Set
This is a set of four Fourth of July cotton coasters in a blue sparkly star
pattern on top, with a red and white backing. The back side of the coasters
have two half-square triangles, one red and one white, which can be used to
slide the bottom of your wine glass into for a wine glass coaster. Or you
can use the top side for a regular coaster. These are approximately 5"
square.
Dish Cloth and Dish Towel
You will also get a handmade knitted red, white and blue striped dish cloth
and hanging towel that folds over a handle and buttons closed.


348 Six Loaves of Homemade Sweet Breads Donated by Patty Slaby

High Bid $150 Bob Acosta
Choice of bread: banana, banana-cherry, banana chocolate, banana-pineapple,
banana-zucchini, butterscotch, cherry, chocolate chip, chocolate zucchini,
date nut, eggnog, eggnog-cherry, lemon, lemon-cream cheese, pina colada
(with tropical flavor), pineapple, pineapple-zucchini, pistachio, raisin,
pumpkin, and apple. These would truly be a delight to have with some friends
or family over the holidays!


349 $100 Walmart Gift Card Donated by Mary Haupt

High Bid $80 pat Tusing
Enjoy this opportunity to fill your basket with treats for your family and
friends. This $100 gift card should even provide a chance for a special gift
for yourself for the holidays!


350 Idealworks Talking Scale Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $80 Beverly Wieland
This is a glass scale and can have multiple users. The scale will indicate
each individual user and there can be up to four users for this scale. With
this stylish, comfortable scale, you'll never have to bend over again to see
your weight. A pleasant, easy to hear voice with adjustable volume tells you
your weight. You'll also appreciate the large and bright LED display and
easy tap on and auto off functions.


351 Mary Kay Satin Hands Set Donated by Nancy Folsom

High Bid $60 Mary Haroyan
This 3-step process will leave your hands and feet feeling soft, smooth, and
luxurious! The Satin Hands set softens, exfoliates, and moisturizes each
time you use it. Now that we are washing our hands more than ever, this set
is great for guys and gals to help keep your hands healthy! You will love
how great your hands feel! You can use it on your feet as well.


352 A Basket of Treats and a $25 Starbucks Gift Card Donated by Tessa Kelly

High Bid $60 Leslie Spoone
Enjoy these scrumptious treats: one large Pecan Divinity Bar, Juicy Drops,
Sweet and Sour Candy Chew, Gummy Pops, Orange and Cream Lifesavers, Old
Fashion Country Candy Pecan Log, a brick of Kettle Cooked Chocolate Fudge
and a brick of Kettle Cooked Maple Praline Pecan Fudge, plus a box of
chocolate banana cream covered coco biscuit sticks. Also, you can enjoy
sipping a cup of coffee while you are snacking on all of these goodies!


353 Handmade Puka Shell Bracelet Donated by Becky Hawkins

High Bid $25 Judy Okraski
This beautiful light brown puka shell bracelet has a gold claw clasp. This
would make a great gift for yourself or someone special in your life for the
holidays!


354 A Flameless L.E.D. Snowman Lantern Donated by The ACB Minnesota Office

High Bid $70 Diane Harms
Enjoy this 18 by 12-inch ceramic LED Snowman dressed in a lime green jacket
with two tan colored buttons, black and white striped shirt, red scarf, and
black cap. Eight star-shaped cut outs are sprinkled around the snowman
enabling the illumination to shine through. Batteries and timer included.
One small chip in the paint on the back of the jacket resembles a clump of
snow. What a fantastic gift to have for the holidays!


355 Bissell AeroSlim Series 2986 Handheld Vacuum Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $70 Diane Harms
You will enjoy this wonderful handheld vacuum with accessories and removable
disposable dirt tank. Messes can happen at any moment. Be prepared with the
BISSELLR AeroSlimT Handheld Vacuum designed to quickly pick up those
unexpected messes. It's cordless, so it can clean almost anywhere, like in
your car, home, or office; plus, with its sleek design, it blends into
practically any home. You can customize your clean by using the included
2-in-1 Crevice Tool & Dusting Brush, which conveniently stores right on the
vacuum's storage stand, so you always know where it is. This is a fantastic
gift for the holidays!


356 Large Illuminated Christmas Snow Globe with Ornate Gold Base Donated by
Margie Donovan

High Bid $50 Danette Dixon
This beautiful snow globe has LED lights to light the scene including Jesus,
Joseph, Mary, and Angel - all in white. This will make a wonderful
centerpiece for the holidays!

357 V7 USB Stereo Headset Donated by Merisa Musemic

High Bid $225 Richard Keyes
This USB stereo headset with microphone is ideal for Zoom, Skype, Google
Meet, and other video chat applications. They feature high quality sound
output and a noise-cancelling microphone, perfect for noisy environments.
The microphone also has 300 degrees of range to move out of the way when not
in use, and it can be worn on the left or right side. The headset has an
adjustable headband and memory foam ear pads for all day comfort. The USB
powered headphones also feature a nearly 6-foot cable that has convenient
in-line volume and mute buttons compatible with most desktop and laptops PCs
through a standard USB port. Simply plug the USB cable into your Windows or
MAC computer, no drivers required. On the cable, you will find three
buttons. The longer, rectangular button near the top will mute or unmute
your microphone. Below this are two smaller buttons for Volume Up, then
Volume Down. All buttons are easily found by touch.


358 Holiday Self Care Gift Bundle Donated by ACB Next Generation

High Bid $90 Vicky Prahin
Gift giving can be fun, but it can also be tough at times. With this bundle,
you can choose to break it up into gifts for friends and family, and/or keep
some for yourself. Don't let the stress of the holiday get to you.
This bundle includes:
White Tea & Citrus Satin HandsR Pampering Set:
This three-step set includes Fragrance-Free Satin HandsR Protecting Softener
- 2.1 oz.
White Tea & Citrus Satin HandsR Satin SmoothieR Refining Shea Scrub - 7.75
oz.
White Tea & Citrus Satin HandsR Nourishing Shea Cream - 3 oz. This spa-like
treatment revitalizes and rejuvenates the look of hands, so they feel
renewed and instantly look healthier. Women love the Satin HandsR Pampering
Set because:
Instantly, hands feel moisturized, soft, and smooth.
Hands feel revitalized, soothed, and protected.
Skin feels renewed, looks rejuvenated and instantly looks healthier. Set
makes a great gift, especially for brides.
Clear ProofR Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask:
Triple-action charcoal mask acts like a magnet to deep-clean pores.
Benefits:
Activated charcoal acts like a magnet to unclog pores. Mask is clinically
shown to instantly absorb excess oil and reduce shine. 79% of men and women
agreed: "Skin looks clearer" after use. Rosemary and peppermint extracts
deliver a fresh scent to awaken your senses. Smooth formula delivers a
gentle cooling sensation.
Mary KayR Mask Applicator Maximize your masking sessions with mess-free
application and less product waste. The flexible silicone applicator
delivers full, even coverage to the contours of your face.
Mint BlissT Energizing Lotion for Feet and Legs and a Pair of Soft and Cozy
Fuzzy Socks
Helps tired feet and legs feel revived.
Refreshing cool mint formula.
Perfect for days when you're on your feet and on the go.
White Tea & Citrus Satin LipsR Set:
The White Tea & Citrus Satin LipsR Set sends your pout on a path to paradise
for a spa-like treatment anytime, anywhere. Formulated with nourishing shea
butter and the fresh flavor of white tea & citrus. These products leave dry,
chapped lips behind, delivering moisturizing bliss in two easy steps. Your
oasis awaits.
IndulgeR Soothing Eye Gel:
Contains botanical extracts reported to tone, firm, and reduce the
appearance of puffiness around the sensitive eye area. Calms, cools, and
refreshes a tired-looking appearance. Increases skin moisturization. Can be
used as a leave-on gel. Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy.
Dermatologist-tested; fragrance-free.
Limited-Edition Mary Kay Gift Box Set:
Three blissfully branded Mary KayR boxes in different shapes and sizes -
small, medium, and large - make gift-giving a delight!
Easy to assemble. No tape required.
Mary Kay-branded. Made of recyclable paperboard. Small box measures 5.3" x
2.4" x 1.2". Medium box measures 6" x 4.5" x 2". Large box measures 8.125" x
6" x 3.25". Box sizes are approximate.
This Bundle also includes FREE SAMPLES of the Mary Kay TimeWise RepairR
Volu-FirmR Set and TimeWise RepairR Revealing RadianceR Facial Peel, to use
at a Beauty Session with Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, Amanda
Selm. Save this special experience for you or gift it to someone special!

359 American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed Donated by The ACB
Minnesota Office

High Bid $30 Kitty Hevener
One 27-inch by 36-inch American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed.
Colors: Cream and Light Gray. Your pet will love sleeping or just hanging
out on this adorable bed!


360 $75 Honey Baked Ham Gift Card Donated by Larry Gassman

High Bid $150 Bob Acosta
Enjoy having this delicious ham over the holidays with either your family or
friends. The signature bone-in half ham is why we're famous at Honey Baked
Ham. For important gatherings where you're serving a special meal, this ham
is truly the centerpiece that makes the meal. Yum, Yummy!


361 Homemade Basket of Goodies Donated by Toni Eames

High Bid $20 Cathy Spoone
This basket of goodies will include:
16-inch knitted pillow, one side yellow gold and the other side brown,
16-inch knitted dark blue gray, pillow
Very warm brown beanie with a yellow pompom,
72-inch crocheted long scarf and
a beautiful knitted multicolored infinity scarf.
What a fantastic gift for the holidays!


362 Two Pounds of Godiva Assorted Chocolates Donated by Pat Spoone

High Bid $90 Sharlene Wills
This Goldmark Collection of Godiva assorted chocolates are a perfect holiday
treat! You will receive two decorative boxes with individual pictures and
descriptions of each unique chocolate featured in the Goldmark Collection.
Happy Holidays!


4:00pm ET Update For Appetizer Auction For Day Two

Janet Dickelman
 

Patty's breads are off to a great start.

Hi ACB Family,

Here is the 4:00pm ET update for day two. Happy bidding!

2022 Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction
Day Two

Opens Saturday, November 26 at 12:00 noon ET
Closes Sunday, November 27 at 12:00 noon ET

Appetizer Auction Rules and Information:
Contact Leslie Spoone at 407 678-0075 or 407 678-4163 or email at
lesliespoone@... with your bid. Please provide your name, phone
number, email, item number and bid amount.
Opening bids are Included.
Bids must be in $5.00 increments.
Leslie will send out Appetizer Auction information communicating the high
bid on each item at 5:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm ET and 9:00 am ET each day.
Billing for both the Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction and the Holiday Auction
will take place the week of November 28 for the total amount of all winning
purchases. The auction items must be paid by December 19.

ACB Auction Disclaimer
The American Council of the Blind conducts fundraising auctions with the
purpose of providing financial support for our programs and services. We
thank those individuals, organizations, and businesses who donate items for
our auctions. To participate as a bidder, we ask that you be courteous to
one another, to those who are conducting the auction and to those who will
be contacting the winning bidders to arrange for payment.
It is expected that any winning bidder will, after being contacted by anyone
connected to the auction, provide proper billing information prior to the
auction item being sent to them. If we do not successfully collect the bid
amount, we reserve the right to repurpose the item to the benefit of ACB.
We reserve the right to block any individual not following the guidelines
during the auction or from participating in any future auction.

Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction Items 331-362
Day Two


331 $50 Rada Cutlery Gift Certificate Donated by ACB Board Director Donna
Brown

High Bid $40 Dan Spoone
For the cook of the house or the wanna-be cook, cutlery from Rada is made in
the USA and is guaranteed for life. Choose from a variety of knives,
utensils, pans, food mixes, and more. Items will be shipped from the factory
directly to your home.


332 Homemade Fudge Donated by Nora M. Martin Member of Delaware Council of
the Blind and Visually Impaired

High Bid $160 Richard Keyes
Celebrate the holidays with this 3-pound box of rich creamy fudge that comes
pre-cut into bite sized pieces! Having a big gathering? Easy to serve in
those bite sized pieces to make whatever size portion you want. Want to
serve it in smaller amounts throughout the holiday season or even keep some
for later? This fudge refrigerates well for up to several weeks if packed
like most refrigerated products. This versatile treat is made of sugar,
butter, evaporated milk, chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, and vanilla
extract. No nuts in the fudge or the kitchen where it is made. You will love
this scrumptious treat with some friends or family over the holidays!


333 Be Your Beacon with Life Coach Gabriel Donated by ACB Board Director
Gabriel Lopez Kafati

Opening Bid $20
Gabriel Lopez Kafati will share his transformational life-coaching practice
with you! The winner of this package will receive three coaching sessions
with Gabriel. You will get to explore how your daily life aligns with your
values and you will start on your path towards becoming your own beacon.


334 23-Inch Necklace Designed and Donated by Keri Bishop of Kirkland, WA

High Bid $50 Shelley Sawyer
This beautiful handmade necklace is made from 20 mm coin-shaped, brown
mother of pearl beads, 5 mm round hematite beads, and 8 mm round clear
quartz beads. Pattern: coin shaped mother of pearl, round hematite, round
clear quartz, round hematite then repeats.
335 $50 Longhorn Steakhouse Gift Card Donated by Jim Warman, Pinellas
Council of the Blind
High Bid $50 Pat Spoone
Enjoy having some laughs with either your family or friends with this gift
card over the holidays! Longhorn is famous for their signature steaks,
salmon, and chicken.


336 Collection of Five Beekman Prestige Perfumes in a Holiday Tin Donated by
Connie Jacomini

High Bid $150 Terry Pacheco
Enjoy five, 4-ounce prestige perfumes. These Beekman perfumes are in regal
bottles with a silver crown cap. The fragrances are honey grapefruit,
lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang tuberose, and apricot and honey tea. The top
of the round tin is adorned with Christmas bells and says Beekman 1802. Wow,
you will smell wonderful with this package of perfumes for the holidays.


337 Three Dozen Sinful Tinfull Cookies Donated by ACB Board Director Terry
Pacheco

High Bid $50 Dan Spoone
Enjoy these scrumptious cookies! A variety of options are available
including gluten-free almond macaroons and chocolate chip as well as Terry's
favorites — cranberry oatmeal and chocolate chunk with a hint of cinnamon.
Winner may call Sinful Tinfull at 516-384-8583 to select varieties and place
their order.


338 Cafe Che Che Coffee Donated by Sheri Richardson

High Bid $50 Vicky Prahin
Enjoy five pounds of this rich and wonderful coffee with your friends or
family. Lisa Petke, the owner of Cafe Che Che roasts small batch, single
origin, specialty coffee and delivers it to your doorstep. She says, "All of
my beans are ethically and sustainably grown and sourced. I'm passionate
about good coffee, and about supporting small farmers and workers in
developing countries". This is truly heaven for the coffee lover!


339 Homemade Caramel Brownies Donated by Judy Okraski

High Bid $75 michael Alvarez
8 inch by 11-inch pan of caramel brownies. You will enjoy these scrumptious
homemade caramel brownies with or without nuts. Enjoy them either by
yourself or with some friends over the holidays!


340 The Pocket Bible Donated by Rev. Ray Raysor, President DC Council of the
Blind

High Bid $150 Nancy Herb
The Pocket Bible is a self-contained digital device that contains the entire
Bible. It is about the size of the old cassette tapes and has navigation
buttons that allow forward and backward movement by both book and chapter.
It has no moving parts and is rugged and water resistant. The Pocket Bible
has both an internal speaker and an earphone jack.
. English Standard Version
. King James Version
. New King James Version
. New American Standard
. New International Version (NIV)
. New Living Translation R
. Audio Bibles in Spanish also Available.


341 Handmade Dropped Earrings Donated by Becky Hawkins

High Bid $25 Judy Okraski
Enjoy these powdered pink drop earrings. They have round beads with silver
earring hooks. What a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special in your
life!


342 $50 Amazon Gift Card Donated by ACB Arkansas Quazar Chapter

High Bid $45 Michelle Denzer
It's time to treat yourself to something special and here's a gift card to
help you do it. $50 in spending at Amazon!


343 Two Homemade Pound Cakes Donated by Deb Trevino and Delaware Council of
the Blind and Visually Impaired

High Bid $40 Vicky Prahin
You will enjoy these mouthwatering pound cakes, just the way your Granny
used to make. Two standard loaf-sized cakes for you to enjoy or share with
someone special. Dense, heavy, rich, and flavorful with more eggs and butter
than I will admit. One loaf will be banana-nut and the other, almond with
chocolate chips. Once you've tried this cake, you will never settle for
light and airy store-bought pound cake. May the pounds in this cake be left
behind in 2022.
344 Handmade His and Hers Apple Watch Bands Donated by Keri Bishop of
Kirkland, Washington
Opening Bid $20
Handmade made macrame Apple watch bands in green and red for Christmas. Hers
will fit 38/40/41mm watches and has the round button and green loop
fastener. His has the square button and will fit 42/44/45/49mm watches and
has the red loop fastener. Fastens like a toggle clasp. The loop goes over
the button to fasten the band. One side has a loop the other the button. The
band size is adjustable as you can decide the placement of the knot below
the button. Both bands are connected to silver tone metal watch connectors.


345 $50 VISA Gift Card Donated by Oklahoma Council of the Blind

High Bid $50 Pat Tusing
Enjoy this card over the holidays either dining or doing some shopping for
you or someone special in your life!


346 Eddie Bauer Women's Adventure Backpack Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $50 Deb Cook Lewis
You will love having this women's adult cranberry and black trimmed
adventure backpack. This backpack has multiple pockets with zippers and
strong shoulder straps. What a fantastic gift for that special lady in your
life.


347 Handmade Fourth of July package Donated by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy

High Bid $25 Cassie Trosper
This package includes:
Fourth of July Pinwheel Quilted Table Topper
This is a 23-inch square, cotton quilted table topper in a fourth-of-July
pinwheel design hand sewn by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy. The quilted table topper
has four mottled blue and four red, white, and blue star patterned half
square triangles sewn together to create a pinwheel design, with a solid
white border framing the quilt front, and a mottled blue cotton backing. The
table topper was handsewn together with a soft cotton batting in the middle
and finished off with handsewn quilting stitches around the half-square
triangles. This will make a beautiful centerpiece on any table!
Fourth of July Potholder
This is a 10-inch square, cotton potholder in a red, white, and blue
Fourth-of-July pattern with pictures of flags and USA text. The backing is
solid navy and has two slots where you can put your fingers and thumb to
make it easier to grip your pots. The inside layer has a thermal batting to
help protect it from heat. It can also be used to place hot plates on top of
your counter.
Fourth of July Coaster Set
This is a set of four Fourth of July cotton coasters in a blue sparkly star
pattern on top, with a red and white backing. The back side of the coasters
have two half-square triangles, one red and one white, which can be used to
slide the bottom of your wine glass into for a wine glass coaster. Or you
can use the top side for a regular coaster. These are approximately 5"
square.
Dish Cloth and Dish Towel
You will also get a handmade knitted red, white and blue striped dish cloth
and hanging towel that folds over a handle and buttons closed.


348 Six Loaves of Homemade Sweet Breads Donated by Patty Slaby

High Bid $50 Vicky Prahin
Choice of bread: banana, banana-cherry, banana chocolate, banana-pineapple,
banana-zucchini, butterscotch, cherry, chocolate chip, chocolate zucchini,
date nut, eggnog, eggnog-cherry, lemon, lemon-cream cheese, pina colada
(with tropical flavor), pineapple, pineapple-zucchini, pistachio, raisin,
pumpkin, and apple. These would truly be a delight to have with some friends
or family over the holidays!


349 $100 Walmart Gift Card Donated by Mary Haupt

High Bid $80 pat Tusing
Enjoy this opportunity to fill your basket with treats for your family and
friends. This $100 gift card should even provide a chance for a special gift
for yourself for the holidays!


350 Idealworks Talking Scale Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $35 Sharlene Ornelas
This is a glass scale and can have multiple users. The scale will indicate
each individual user and there can be up to four users for this scale. With
this stylish, comfortable scale, you'll never have to bend over again to see
your weight. A pleasant, easy to hear voice with adjustable volume tells you
your weight. You'll also appreciate the large and bright LED display and
easy tap on and auto off functions.


351 Mary Kay Satin Hands Set Donated by Nancy Folsom

High Bid $40 Ethel Kirtley
This 3-step process will leave your hands and feet feeling soft, smooth, and
luxurious! The Satin Hands set softens, exfoliates, and moisturizes each
time you use it. Now that we are washing our hands more than ever, this set
is great for guys and gals to help keep your hands healthy! You will love
how great your hands feel! You can use it on your feet as well.


352 A Basket of Treats and a $25 Starbucks Gift Card Donated by Tessa Kelly

High Bid $40 Leslie Spoone
Enjoy these scrumptious treats: one large Pecan Divinity Bar, Juicy Drops,
Sweet and Sour Candy Chew, Gummy Pops, Orange and Cream Lifesavers, Old
Fashion Country Candy Pecan Log, a brick of Kettle Cooked Chocolate Fudge
and a brick of Kettle Cooked Maple Praline Pecan Fudge, plus a box of
chocolate banana cream covered coco biscuit sticks. Also, you can enjoy
sipping a cup of coffee while you are snacking on all of these goodies!


353 Handmade Puka Shell Bracelet Donated by Becky Hawkins

Opening Bid $25
This beautiful light brown puka shell bracelet has a gold claw clasp. This
would make a great gift for yourself or someone special in your life for the
holidays!


354 A Flameless L.E.D. Snowman Lantern Donated by The ACB Minnesota Office

High Bid $50 Terry Pacheco
Enjoy this 18 by 12-inch ceramic LED Snowman dressed in a lime green jacket
with two tan colored buttons, black and white striped shirt, red scarf, and
black cap. Eight star-shaped cut outs are sprinkled around the snowman
enabling the illumination to shine through. Batteries and timer included.
One small chip in the paint on the back of the jacket resembles a clump of
snow. What a fantastic gift to have for the holidays!


355 Bissell AeroSlim Series 2986 Handheld Vacuum Donated by Connie Jacomini

High Bid $50 Deb Cook Lewis
You will enjoy this wonderful handheld vacuum with accessories and removable
disposable dirt tank. Messes can happen at any moment. Be prepared with the
BISSELLR AeroSlimT Handheld Vacuum designed to quickly pick up those
unexpected messes. It's cordless, so it can clean almost anywhere, like in
your car, home, or office; plus, with its sleek design, it blends into
practically any home. You can customize your clean by using the included
2-in-1 Crevice Tool & Dusting Brush, which conveniently stores right on the
vacuum's storage stand, so you always know where it is. This is a fantastic
gift for the holidays!


356 Large Illuminated Christmas Snow Globe with Ornate Gold Base Donated by
Margie Donovan

High Bid $50 Danette Dixon
This beautiful snow globe has LED lights to light the scene including Jesus,
Joseph, Mary, and Angel — all in white. This will make a wonderful
centerpiece for the holidays!

357 V7 USB Stereo Headset Donated by Merisa Musemic

High Bid $150 Richard Keyes
This USB stereo headset with microphone is ideal for Zoom, Skype, Google
Meet, and other video chat applications. They feature high quality sound
output and a noise-cancelling microphone, perfect for noisy environments.
The microphone also has 300 degrees of range to move out of the way when not
in use, and it can be worn on the left or right side. The headset has an
adjustable headband and memory foam ear pads for all day comfort. The USB
powered headphones also feature a nearly 6-foot cable that has convenient
in-line volume and mute buttons compatible with most desktop and laptops PCs
through a standard USB port. Simply plug the USB cable into your Windows or
MAC computer, no drivers required. On the cable, you will find three
buttons. The longer, rectangular button near the top will mute or unmute
your microphone. Below this are two smaller buttons for Volume Up, then
Volume Down. All buttons are easily found by touch.


358 Holiday Self Care Gift Bundle Donated by ACB Next Generation

High Bid $80 Ethel Kirtley
Gift giving can be fun, but it can also be tough at times. With this bundle,
you can choose to break it up into gifts for friends and family, and/or keep
some for yourself. Don't let the stress of the holiday get to you.
This bundle includes:
White Tea & Citrus Satin HandsR Pampering Set:
This three-step set includes Fragrance-Free Satin HandsR Protecting Softener
- 2.1 oz.
White Tea & Citrus Satin HandsR Satin SmoothieR Refining Shea Scrub — 7.75
oz.
White Tea & Citrus Satin HandsR Nourishing Shea Cream — 3 oz. This spa-like
treatment revitalizes and rejuvenates the look of hands, so they feel
renewed and instantly look healthier. Women love the Satin HandsR Pampering
Set because:
Instantly, hands feel moisturized, soft, and smooth.
Hands feel revitalized, soothed, and protected.
Skin feels renewed, looks rejuvenated and instantly looks healthier. Set
makes a great gift, especially for brides.
Clear ProofR Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask:
Triple-action charcoal mask acts like a magnet to deep-clean pores.
Benefits:
Activated charcoal acts like a magnet to unclog pores. Mask is clinically
shown to instantly absorb excess oil and reduce shine. 79% of men and women
agreed: "Skin looks clearer" after use. Rosemary and peppermint extracts
deliver a fresh scent to awaken your senses. Smooth formula delivers a
gentle cooling sensation.
Mary KayR Mask Applicator Maximize your masking sessions with mess-free
application and less product waste. The flexible silicone applicator
delivers full, even coverage to the contours of your face.
Mint BlissT Energizing Lotion for Feet and Legs and a Pair of Soft and Cozy
Fuzzy Socks
Helps tired feet and legs feel revived.
Refreshing cool mint formula.
Perfect for days when you're on your feet and on the go.
White Tea & Citrus Satin LipsR Set:
The White Tea & Citrus Satin LipsR Set sends your pout on a path to paradise
for a spa-like treatment anytime, anywhere. Formulated with nourishing shea
butter and the fresh flavor of white tea & citrus. These products leave dry,
chapped lips behind, delivering moisturizing bliss in two easy steps. Your
oasis awaits.
IndulgeR Soothing Eye Gel:
Contains botanical extracts reported to tone, firm, and reduce the
appearance of puffiness around the sensitive eye area. Calms, cools, and
refreshes a tired-looking appearance. Increases skin moisturization. Can be
used as a leave-on gel. Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy.
Dermatologist-tested; fragrance-free.
Limited-Edition Mary Kay Gift Box Set:
Three blissfully branded Mary KayR boxes in different shapes and sizes -
small, medium, and large — make gift-giving a delight!
Easy to assemble. No tape required.
Mary Kay-branded. Made of recyclable paperboard. Small box measures 5.3" x
2.4" x 1.2". Medium box measures 6" x 4.5" x 2". Large box measures 8.125" x
6" x 3.25". Box sizes are approximate.
This Bundle also includes FREE SAMPLES of the Mary Kay TimeWise RepairR
Volu-FirmR Set and TimeWise RepairR Revealing RadianceR Facial Peel, to use
at a Beauty Session with Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, Amanda
Selm. Save this special experience for you or gift it to someone special!

359 American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed Donated by The ACB
Minnesota Office

Opening Bid $25
One 27-inch by 36-inch American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed.
Colors: Cream and Light Gray. Your pet will love sleeping or just hanging
out on this adorable bed!


360 $75 Honey Baked Ham Gift Card Donated by Larry Gassman

High Bid $90 Jonathan Simeone
Enjoy having this delicious ham over the holidays with either your family or
friends. The signature bone-in half ham is why we're famous at Honey Baked
Ham. For important gatherings where you're serving a special meal, this ham
is truly the centerpiece that makes the meal. Yum, Yummy!


361 Homemade Basket of Goodies Donated by Toni Eames

Opening Bid $20
This basket of goodies will include:
16-inch knitted pillow, one side yellow gold and the other side brown,
16-inch knitted dark blue gray, pillow
Very warm brown beanie with a yellow pompom,
72-inch crocheted long scarf and
a beautiful knitted multicolored infinity scarf.
What a fantastic gift for the holidays!


362 Two Pounds of Godiva Assorted Chocolates Donated by Pat Spoone

High Bid $75 Vicky Golightly
This Goldmark Collection of Godiva assorted chocolates are a perfect holiday
treat! You will receive two decorative boxes with individual pictures and
descriptions of each unique chocolate featured in the Goldmark Collection.
Happy Holidays!


Now Open Day Two of The Appetizer Auction

Janet Dickelman
 

Let’s see how Patty’s breads do!

 

Hi ACB Family,

 

Here is the list for day two of the appetizer auction. Happy bidding!

 

2022 Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction

Day Two

 

Opens Saturday, November 26 at 12:00 noon ET

Closes Sunday, November 27 at 12:00 noon ET

 

Appetizer Auction Rules and Information:

Contact Leslie Spoone at 407 678-0075 or 407 678-4163 or email at lesliespoone@... with your bid. Please provide your name, phone number, email, item number and bid amount.

Opening bids are Included.

Bids must be in $5.00 increments.

Leslie will send out Appetizer Auction information communicating the high bid on each item at 5:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm ET and 9:00 am ET each day.

Billing for both the Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction and the Holiday Auction will take place the week of November 28 for the total amount of all winning purchases. The auction items must be paid by December 19.

 

ACB Auction Disclaimer

The American Council of the Blind conducts fundraising auctions with the purpose of providing financial support for our programs and services. We thank those individuals, organizations, and businesses who donate items for our auctions. To participate as a bidder, we ask that you be courteous to one another, to those who are conducting the auction and to those who will be contacting the winning bidders to arrange for payment.

It is expected that any winning bidder will, after being contacted by anyone connected to the auction, provide proper billing information prior to the auction item being sent to them. If we do not successfully collect the bid amount, we reserve the right to repurpose the item to the benefit of ACB.

We reserve the right to block any individual not following the guidelines during the auction or from participating in any future auction.

 

Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction Items 331-362

Day Two

 

331 $50 Rada Cutlery Gift Certificate Donated by ACB Board Director Donna Brown

Opening Bid $35

For the cook of the house or the wanna-be cook, cutlery from Rada is made in the USA and is guaranteed for life. Choose from a variety of knives, utensils, pans, food mixes, and more. Items will be shipped from the factory directly to your home.

 

332 Homemade Fudge Donated by Nora M. Martin Member of Delaware Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Opening Bid $50

Celebrate the holidays with this 3-pound box of rich creamy fudge that comes pre-cut into bite sized pieces! Having a big gathering? Easy to serve in those bite sized pieces to make whatever size portion you want. Want to serve it in smaller amounts throughout the holiday season or even keep some for later? This fudge refrigerates well for up to several weeks if packed like most refrigerated products. This versatile treat is made of sugar, butter, evaporated milk, chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, and vanilla extract. No nuts in the fudge or the kitchen where it is made. You will love this scrumptious treat with some friends or family over the holidays!

 

333 Be Your Beacon with Life Coach Gabriel Donated by ACB Board Director Gabriel Lopez Kafati

Opening Bid $20

Gabriel Lopez Kafati will share his transformational life-coaching practice with you! The winner of this package will receive three coaching sessions with Gabriel. You will get to explore how your daily life aligns with your values and you will start on your path towards becoming your own beacon.

 

334 23-Inch Necklace Designed and Donated by Keri Bishop of Kirkland, WA

Opening Bid $30

This beautiful handmade necklace is made from 20 mm coin-shaped, brown mother of pearl beads, 5 mm round hematite beads, and 8 mm round clear quartz beads. Pattern: coin shaped mother of pearl, round hematite, round clear quartz, round hematite then repeats.

335 $50 Longhorn Steakhouse Gift Card Donated by Jim Warman, Pinellas Council of the Blind

Opening Bid $35

Enjoy having some laughs with either your family or friends with this gift card over the holidays! Longhorn is famous for their signature steaks, salmon, and chicken.

 

336 Collection of Five Beekman Prestige Perfumes in a Holiday Tin Donated by Connie Jacomini

Opening Bid $25

Enjoy five, 4-ounce prestige perfumes. These Beekman perfumes are in regal bottles with a silver crown cap. The fragrances are honey grapefruit, lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang tuberose, and apricot and honey tea. The top of the round tin is adorned with Christmas bells and says Beekman 1802. Wow, you will smell wonderful with this package of perfumes for the holidays.

 

337 Three Dozen Sinful Tinfull Cookies Donated by ACB Board Director Terry Pacheco

Opening Bid $30

Enjoy these scrumptious cookies! A variety of options are available including gluten-free almond macaroons and chocolate chip as well as Terry’s favorites – cranberry oatmeal and chocolate chunk with a hint of cinnamon. Winner may call Sinful Tinfull at 516-384-8583 to select varieties and place their order.

 

338 Cafe Che Che Coffee Donated by Sheri Richardson

Opening Bid $40

Enjoy five pounds of this rich and wonderful coffee with your friends or family. Lisa Petke, the owner of Cafe Che Che roasts small batch, single origin, specialty coffee and delivers it to your doorstep. She says, “All of my beans are ethically and sustainably grown and sourced. I’m passionate about good coffee, and about supporting small farmers and workers in developing countries”. This is truly heaven for the coffee lover!

 

339 Homemade Caramel Brownies Donated by Judy Okraski

Opening Bid $30

8 inch by 11-inch pan of caramel brownies. You will enjoy these scrumptious homemade caramel brownies with or without nuts. Enjoy them either by yourself or with some friends over the holidays!

 

340 The Pocket Bible Donated by Rev. Ray Raysor, President DC Council of the Blind

Opening Bid $40

The Pocket Bible is a self-contained digital device that contains the entire Bible. It is about the size of the old cassette tapes and has navigation buttons that allow forward and backward movement by both book and chapter. It has no moving parts and is rugged and water resistant. The Pocket Bible has both an internal speaker and an earphone jack.

•             English Standard Version

•             King James Version

•             New King James Version

•             New American Standard

•             New International Version (NIV)

•             New Living Translation ®

•             Audio Bibles in Spanish also Available.

 

341 Handmade Dropped Earrings Donated by Becky Hawkins

Opening Bid $25

Enjoy these powdered pink drop earrings. They have round beads with silver earring hooks. What a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special in your life!

 

342 $50 Amazon Gift Card Donated by ACB Arkansas Quazar Chapter

Opening Bid $35

It’s time to treat yourself to something special and here’s a gift card to help you do it. $50 in spending at Amazon!

 

343 Two Homemade Pound Cakes Donated by Deb Trevino and Delaware Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Opening Bid $30

You will enjoy these mouthwatering pound cakes, just the way your Granny used to make. Two standard loaf-sized cakes for you to enjoy or share with someone special. Dense, heavy, rich, and flavorful with more eggs and butter than I will admit. One loaf will be banana-nut and the other, almond with chocolate chips. Once you’ve tried this cake, you will never settle for light and airy store-bought pound cake. May the pounds in this cake be left behind in 2022.

344 Handmade His and Hers Apple Watch Bands Donated by Keri Bishop of Kirkland, Washington
Opening Bid $20

Handmade made macrame Apple watch bands in green and red for Christmas. Hers will fit 38/40/41mm watches and has the round button and green loop fastener. His has the square button and will fit 42/44/45/49mm watches and has the red loop fastener. Fastens like a toggle clasp. The loop goes over the button to fasten the band. One side has a loop the other the button. The band size is adjustable as you can decide the placement of the knot below the button. Both bands are connected to silver tone metal watch connectors.

 

345 $50 VISA Gift Card Donated by Oklahoma Council of the Blind

Opening Bid $35

Enjoy this card over the holidays either dining or doing some shopping for you or someone special in your life!

 

346 Eddie Bauer Women’s Adventure Backpack Donated by Connie Jacomini

Opening Bid $30

You will love having this women’s adult cranberry and black trimmed adventure backpack. This backpack has multiple pockets with zippers and strong shoulder straps. What a fantastic gift for that special lady in your life.

 

347 Handmade Fourth of July package Donated by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy

Opening Bid $25

This package includes:

Fourth of July Pinwheel Quilted Table Topper 

This is a 23-inch square, cotton quilted table topper in a fourth-of-July pinwheel design hand sewn by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy. The quilted table topper has four mottled blue and four red, white, and blue star patterned half square triangles sewn together to create a pinwheel design, with a solid white border framing the quilt front, and a mottled blue cotton backing. The table topper was handsewn together with a soft cotton batting in the middle and finished off with handsewn quilting stitches around the half-square triangles. This will make a beautiful centerpiece on any table!

Fourth of July Potholder

This is a 10-inch square, cotton potholder in a red, white, and blue Fourth-of-July pattern with pictures of flags and USA text. The backing is solid navy and has two slots where you can put your fingers and thumb to make it easier to grip your pots. The inside layer has a thermal batting to help protect it from heat. It can also be used to place hot plates on top of your counter.

Fourth of July Coaster Set  

This is a set of four Fourth of July cotton coasters in a blue sparkly star pattern on top, with a red and white backing. The back side of the coasters have two half-square triangles, one red and one white, which can be used to slide the bottom of your wine glass into for a wine glass coaster. Or you can use the top side for a regular coaster. These are approximately 5" square.

Dish Cloth and Dish Towel

You will also get a handmade knitted red, white and blue striped dish cloth and hanging towel that folds over a handle and buttons closed.

 

348 Six Loaves of Homemade Sweet Breads Donated by Patty Slaby

Opening Bid $40

Choice of bread: banana, banana-cherry, banana chocolate, banana-pineapple, banana-zucchini, butterscotch, cherry, chocolate chip, chocolate zucchini, date nut, eggnog, eggnog-cherry, lemon, lemon-cream cheese, pina colada (with tropical flavor), pineapple, pineapple-zucchini, pistachio, raisin, pumpkin, and apple. These would truly be a delight to have with some friends or family over the holidays!

 

349 $100 Walmart Gift Card Donated by Mary Haupt

Opening Bid $60

Enjoy this opportunity to fill your basket with treats for your family and friends. This $100 gift card should even provide a chance for a special gift for yourself for the holidays!

 

350 Idealworks Talking Scale Donated by Connie Jacomini

Opening Bid $30

This is a glass scale and can have multiple users. The scale will indicate each individual user and there can be up to four users for this scale. With this stylish, comfortable scale, you'll never have to bend over again to see your weight. A pleasant, easy to hear voice with adjustable volume tells you your weight. You'll also appreciate the large and bright LED display and easy tap on and auto off functions.

 

351 Mary Kay Satin Hands Set Donated by Nancy Folsom

Opening Bid $30

This 3-step process will leave your hands and feet feeling soft, smooth, and luxurious! The Satin Hands set softens, exfoliates, and moisturizes each time you use it. Now that we are washing our hands more than ever, this set is great for guys and gals to help keep your hands healthy! You will love how great your hands feel! You can use it on your feet as well.

 

352 A Basket of Treats and a $25 Starbucks Gift Card Donated by Tessa Kelly

Opening Bid $35

Enjoy these scrumptious treats: one large Pecan Divinity Bar, Juicy Drops, Sweet and Sour Candy Chew, Gummy Pops, Orange and Cream Lifesavers, Old Fashion Country Candy Pecan Log, a brick of Kettle Cooked Chocolate Fudge and a brick of Kettle Cooked Maple Praline Pecan Fudge, plus a box of chocolate banana cream covered coco biscuit sticks. Also, you can enjoy sipping a cup of coffee while you are snacking on all of these goodies!   

 

353 Handmade Puka Shell Bracelet Donated by Becky Hawkins

Opening Bid $25

This beautiful light brown puka shell bracelet has a gold claw clasp. This would make a great gift for yourself or someone special in your life for the holidays!

 

354 A Flameless L.E.D. Snowman Lantern Donated by The ACB Minnesota Office

Opening Bid $20

Enjoy this 18 by 12-inch ceramic LED Snowman dressed in a lime green jacket with two tan colored buttons, black and white striped shirt, red scarf, and black cap. Eight star-shaped cut outs are sprinkled around the snowman enabling the illumination to shine through. Batteries and timer included. One small chip in the paint on the back of the jacket resembles a clump of snow. What a fantastic gift to have for the holidays!

 

355 Bissell AeroSlim Series 2986 Handheld Vacuum Donated by Connie Jacomini

Opening Bid $35

You will enjoy this wonderful handheld vacuum with accessories and removable disposable dirt tank. Messes can happen at any moment. Be prepared with the BISSELL® AeroSlim Handheld Vacuum designed to quickly pick up those unexpected messes. It's cordless, so it can clean almost anywhere, like in your car, home, or office; plus, with its sleek design, it blends into practically any home. You can customize your clean by using the included 2-in-1 Crevice Tool & Dusting Brush, which conveniently stores right on the vacuum's storage stand, so you always know where it is. This is a fantastic gift for the holidays!

 

356 Large Illuminated Christmas Snow Globe with Ornate Gold Base Donated by Margie Donovan

Opening Bid $25

This beautiful snow globe has LED lights to light the scene including Jesus, Joseph, Mary, and Angel - all in white. This will make a wonderful centerpiece for the holidays!

357 V7 USB Stereo Headset Donated by Merisa Musemic

Opening Bid $35

This USB stereo headset with microphone is ideal for Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and other video chat applications. They feature high quality sound output and a noise-cancelling microphone, perfect for noisy environments. The microphone also has 300 degrees of range to move out of the way when not in use, and it can be worn on the left or right side. The headset has an adjustable headband and memory foam ear pads for all day comfort. The USB powered headphones also feature a nearly 6-foot cable that has convenient in-line volume and mute buttons compatible with most desktop and laptops PCs through a standard USB port. Simply plug the USB cable into your Windows or MAC computer, no drivers required. On the cable, you will find three buttons. The longer, rectangular button near the top will mute or unmute your microphone. Below this are two smaller buttons for Volume Up, then Volume Down. All buttons are easily found by touch.

 

358 Holiday Self Care Gift Bundle Donated by ACB Next Generation

Opening Bid $40

Gift giving can be fun, but it can also be tough at times. With this bundle, you can choose to break it up into gifts for friends and family, and/or keep some for yourself. Don’t let the stress of the holiday get to you.  

This bundle includes:

White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Pampering Set: 

This three-step set includes Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Protecting Softener - 2.1 oz.

White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Satin Smoothie® Refining Shea Scrub - 7.75 oz.

White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Nourishing Shea Cream - 3 oz. This spa-like treatment revitalizes and rejuvenates the look of hands, so they feel renewed and instantly look healthier. Women love the Satin Hands® Pampering Set because:

Instantly, hands feel moisturized, soft, and smooth.

Hands feel revitalized, soothed, and protected.

Skin feels renewed, looks rejuvenated and instantly looks healthier. Set makes a great gift, especially for brides.

Clear Proof® Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask:

Triple-action charcoal mask acts like a magnet to deep-clean pores.

Benefits:

Activated charcoal acts like a magnet to unclog pores. Mask is clinically shown to instantly absorb excess oil and reduce shine. 79% of men and women agreed: “Skin looks clearer” after use. Rosemary and peppermint extracts deliver a fresh scent to awaken your senses. Smooth formula delivers a gentle cooling sensation.

Mary Kay® Mask Applicator Maximize your masking sessions with mess-free application and less product waste. The flexible silicone applicator delivers full, even coverage to the contours of your face.

Mint Bliss™ Energizing Lotion for Feet and Legs and a Pair of Soft and Cozy Fuzzy Socks

Helps tired feet and legs feel revived.

Refreshing cool mint formula.

Perfect for days when you're on your feet and on the go.

White Tea & Citrus Satin Lips® Set:

The White Tea & Citrus Satin Lips® Set sends your pout on a path to paradise for a spa-like treatment anytime, anywhere. Formulated with nourishing shea butter and the fresh flavor of white tea & citrus. These products leave dry, chapped lips behind, delivering moisturizing bliss in two easy steps. Your oasis awaits.

Indulge® Soothing Eye Gel:

Contains botanical extracts reported to tone, firm, and reduce the appearance of puffiness around the sensitive eye area. Calms, cools, and refreshes a tired-looking appearance. Increases skin moisturization. Can be used as a leave-on gel. Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy. Dermatologist-tested; fragrance-free.

Limited-Edition Mary Kay Gift Box Set:

Three blissfully branded Mary Kay® boxes in different shapes and sizes – small, medium, and large – make gift-giving a delight!
Easy to assemble. No tape required.
Mary Kay-branded. Made of recyclable paperboard. Small box measures 5.3" x 2.4" x 1.2". Medium box measures 6" x 4.5" x 2". Large box measures 8.125" x 6" x 3.25". Box sizes are approximate.

This Bundle also includes FREE SAMPLES of the Mary Kay TimeWise Repair® Volu-Firm® Set and TimeWise Repair® Revealing Radiance® Facial Peel, to use at a Beauty Session with Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, Amanda Selm. Save this special experience for you or gift it to someone special!

359 American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed Donated by The ACB Minnesota Office

Opening Bid $25

One 27-inch by 36-inch American Kennel Club High Quality Premium Pet Bed. Colors: Cream and Light Gray. Your pet will love sleeping or just hanging out on this adorable bed!

 

360 $75 Honey Baked Ham Gift Card Donated by Larry Gassman

Opening Bid $50

Enjoy having this delicious ham over the holidays with either your family or friends. The signature bone-in half ham is why we’re famous at Honey Baked Ham. For important gatherings where you’re serving a special meal, this ham is truly the centerpiece that makes the meal. Yum, Yummy!

 

361 Homemade Basket of Goodies Donated by Toni Eames

Opening Bid $20

This basket of goodies will include:

16-inch knitted pillow, one side yellow gold and the other side brown,

16-inch knitted dark blue gray, pillow

Very warm brown beanie with a yellow pompom,

72-inch crocheted long scarf and

a beautiful knitted multicolored infinity scarf.

What a fantastic gift for the holidays!

 

362 Two Pounds of Godiva Assorted Chocolates Donated by Pat Spoone

Opening Bid $40

This Goldmark Collection of Godiva assorted chocolates are a perfect holiday treat! You will receive two decorative boxes with individual pictures and descriptions of each unique chocolate featured in the Goldmark Collection. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 


Final Winning Bids For Appetizer Auction For Day One

Janet Dickelman
 

Wow Patty’s fudge made $220 for ACB.

Hi ACB Family,

 

Thank you to everyone for bidding! It was a fantastic first day. Day Two will open soon. Here are the winning bids for day one. Happy bidding!

 

2022 Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction

Day One

Opens Friday, November 25 at 12:00 noon ET

Closes Saturday, November 26 at 12:00 noon ET

 

Appetizer Auction Rules and Information:

Contact Leslie Spoone at 407 678-0075 or 407 678-4163 or email at lesliespoone@... with your bid. Please provide your name, phone number, email, item number and bid amount.

Opening bids are Included.

Bids must be in $5.00 increments.

Leslie will send out Appetizer Auction information communicating the high bid on each item at 5:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm ET and 9:00 am ET each day.

Billing for both the Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction and the Holiday Auction will take place the week of November 28 for the total amount of all winning purchases. The auction items must be paid by December 19.

 

ACB Auction Disclaimer

The American Council of the Blind conducts fundraising auctions with the purpose of providing financial support for our programs and services. We thank those individuals, organizations, and businesses who donate items for our auctions. To participate as a bidder, we ask that you be courteous to one another, to those who are conducting the auction and to those who will be contacting the winning bidders to arrange for payment.

It is expected that any winning bidder will, after being contacted by anyone connected to the auction, provide proper billing information prior to the auction item being sent to them. If we do not successfully collect the bid amount, we reserve the right to repurpose the item to the benefit of ACB.

We reserve the right to block any individual not following the guidelines during the auction or from participating in any future auction.

 

Sneak-a-Peek Appetizer Auction Items 301-330

Day One

301 Logitech Wired Headset, Stereo Headphones with Noise-Cancelling Microphone donated by Dan Spoone

Final Bid $205 Jean Mann

These stereo headphones have Noise-Cancelling Microphone, USB, In Line Controls, PC Mac Laptop and are Black. Optimum Comfort: PC headphones with plush, padded headband and ear cups. Noise-Cancelling Qualities: A rotating microphone that minimizes background noise for clear calls.

 

302 Hand Knitted Dishcloths and $25 Starbucks Gift Card donated by Roberta McCall

Final Bid $55 Leslie Spoone

Enjoy five beautiful handknitted dishcloths. The cotton cloths come in a variety of colors: lemon yellow, soft violet, coral, denim blue, medium blue, green, and others. You will receive a random collection of colors. Each cloth is approximately 7 by 7 inches square. Entice your taste buds with a warm drink with this $25 Starbucks Card to bid the winter chill away.

 

303 Insignia 32- Inch Smart Television with Amazon Fire Donated by Dan Spoone

Final Bid $500 Karen A. Blachowicz

Insignia HD Smart TV - Fire TV Edition delivers 720p picture quality with deep blacks and rich colors. With the Fire TV experience built-in, enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, including Disney+, Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Hulu, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and more.

 

304 Two 32 Ounce Bottles of Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath Donated by Connie Jacomini

Final Bid $80 Ann Brash

Enjoy 32-ounce bottles of Senorita Margarita shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath. Also, enjoy 32-ounce bottles of Rain Forrest Dew shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath. These products will make you feel fresh and give you elegance!

 

305 10 Carat Angel Wing Necklace Donated by The Literacy Project

Final Bid $120 Sheila Styron

This lovely 18-inch timeless gold necklace in a form of an angel wing will look fantastic with any outfit! This necklace is always in style? Truly a must for either yourself or someone special in your life.

 

306 This Is Your Life; In Words Donated by Anthony Corona

Final Bid $50 Dawn Brush

Anthony Corona of Sunday Edition and Award-Winning Associated Press Writer/Editor offers this unique opportunity. Bid here for an AP Style article (human interest (editorial or press release) written and edited by this talented writer. Maybe you have wanted to tell your story, highlight a project or opportunity, the possibilities are endless. This package includes a virtual set of interviews to prepare the article/piece, a professional written and edited, formatted article and advice/tips for publication. This package can also be a great gift so let’s get the story hot to the presses.

 

307 One Pound of Homemade Fudge of Your Choice Donated by Patty Slaby

Final Bid $220 Michael Alvarez

Choose one kind to complete the pound or one-half pound of two favorites. Choices may include chocolate, (dark or regular) chocolate mint, pistachio, peanut butter, gingerbread, etc. What a fantastic treat for the holiday season. Yum, Yum!

 

308 $100 VISA Gift Card Donated by Angelo Lanier

Final Bid $150 Lucy Edmonds

Enjoy this card over the holidays either dining or doing some shopping for you or someone special in your life!

 

309 Shell hematite and rose quartz necklace donated by Keri Bishop of Kirkland, WA

Final Bid $70 Linda Hunt

This beautiful handmade necklace is 23 inches long. It alternates chip beads of polished shell rosé quartz and hematite.

 

310 Two Dozen Homemade Shortbread Cookies Donated by Deb Trevino and Delaware Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Final Bid $130 Maria Kristic

We are pleased to offer two dozen fresh-baked mouth-watering authentic shortbread cookies guaranteed to explode on your palate with luscious buttery goodness. These are great with milk, coffee, or your favorite tea. Next to Walker's, these are the best I've ever tasted. If you plan to give a tasty treat to someone you love, don’t miss this opportunity!

 

311 Welcome Sign by Temptations Donated by Connie Jacomini

Final Bid $125 Beverly Wieland

This sign is for indoor or covered outdoor use. It has multiple cut outs for each holiday season of the year. It is a woodened sign has a white background with black letters that say “Welcome,” eucalyptus leaves and a burlap bow accent the top of the sign. It comes with the burlap to hang on your door. This sign is 14 inches by 10 inches and is oval shaped. Each of the cut outs are magnetized to fit where the O in welcome goes. What a wonderful conversation piece to have for your home!

 

312 Handmade Crochet Lap Quilt Donated by Nancy Mereno

Final Bid $70 Theresa Petrey

Enjoy snuggling with this handmade crochet lap blanket with turquoise, olive, gold, blue, pink, yellow and red stripes. Measures 42 inches by 38 inches. What a treat to have for yourself or give to someone special for the holidays!

 

313 Two Quarts Vermont Maple Syrup, $25 Gift Card to IHOP and $25 Starbucks Gift Card Donated by Vermont Council and Leslie Spoone

Final Bid $200 Karen A. Blachowicz

The syrup provides a naturally sweet, rich, and smooth taste. A pronounced maple flavor makes Amber Rich maple syrup a favorite for table and all-around use. At Butternut Mountain Farm, we know our syrup! Also includes a $25 IHOP gift card and to top it off an excellent cup of coffee to enjoy the morning with someone special in your life!

 

314 Air pods Donated by Roberta McCall

Final Bid $325 William Belina

The ultimate personal listening experience is here. Air Pods Max combine high-fidelity audio with industry-leading Active Noise Cancellation to deliver an unparalleled listening experience. Each part of their custom-built driver works to produce sound with ultra-low distortion across the audible range. From deep, rich bass to accurate mids and crisp, clean highs, you’ll hear every note with a new sense of clarity. Air Pods Max inherit all of the wireless, effortless magic of the Air Pods family. From setup to Siri commands, they make the listening experience completely fluid day to day, device to device.

 

315 Let’s Have a Party Blind Girl Designs Style Donated by Tricia Waechter 

Final Bid $185 Janet Dickelman

You can bid on a bundle of six short sleeve crewneck red T-shirts, hand printed with a fabulous and fun Christmas tree crafted from rollerball canes! Of course, the sizes range from unisex infant (including a onesie) to 5 XL, so everyone can join in the fun! You pick the sizes, and we’ll make it happen! The tree is formed by turning two rollerball canes upside down and bending the joints. The base of the tree is the handles, and the top of the tree, where the stars ordinarily would be, are two roller balls. There are eight darling ornaments in the shape of roller balls, of course, all around the tree. They are each individually designed. The boughs of the tree are created by bright green squiggles all over, the outlook is bright and beautiful. Speaking of beautiful-Send us images of you and your group having fun in our t’s, and we’ll post them on all of our social media, including our website: www.blindgirldesigns.com

 

316 Brookstone 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame Donated by Judy Okraski

Final Bid $90 Jeff Thom

Enjoy your pictures in this 8-inch photo frame. It has a 24-megabyte built in memory which you can download pictures from your PC to the photo frame. This digital photo frame is compatible with most digital cameras, media cards, smart media cards, memory sticks and USB flash drives. The frames are wooden and brown. You can enjoy this photo frame either on a coffee table or a mantle with some pictures from the holidays.

 

317 Chukar Cherries Holiday Hazelnut Cherry Tin Donated by Washington Council of the Blind

Final Bid $160 Michael Alvarez

Enjoy this 16-ounce tin of Washington Bing cherries in premium milk chocolate and crushed Oregon hazelnuts. What a delight to have for the holidays!

 

318 $50 Gift Card to Olive Garden Donated by Jim Warman, Pinellas Council of the Blind

Final Bid $105 Roberta McCall

Enjoy this gift card with someone special or just splurge on yourself. Don’t forget those scrumptious breadsticks!

 

319 Handmade Puka Bead Necklace Donated by Becky Hawkins

Final Bid $45 Angelo Lanier

Enjoy this 18-inch navy blue puka bead necklace. The necklace has a silver and standard clasp. This will dress up an outfit for an evening out over the holidays!

 

320 Homemade Bridges Pumpkin Bread Donated by Rebecca Bridges

Final Bid $120 Bob Acosta

Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a party, this bread will delight all who love pumpkin any time of day. Recipe makes two small loaves. Can be made with chocolate chips, or gluten-free if requested.

 

321 Handmade Purse made from recycled jeans Donated by Keri Bishop

Final Bid $80 Peggy Garrett

The purse is made from the upper part of the jeans making use of the existing pockets as the purse pockets. Purse is 15 inches wide by 17 inches deep. This cute, cross body style bag has a strap made from a coordinating navy and brown jungle themed print flannel and has a tie belt and lining made from the same fabric.

 

322 $50 Omaha Steaks Gift Card donated by ACB of Nebraska

Final Bid $85 Merrilee Hill-Kennedy

Everyone loves a good steak! Omaha Steaks offers a wide selection of high-quality meats that are delivered to your doorstep. Yum, Yum!

 

323 Bedroom Ensemble and OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Donated by ACB Minnesota Office

Final Bid $170Terrie Terlau

Enjoy these two 6.25 inch by 3 inch by 3 inch OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers.  One 6- piece white 450 thread count 100% Egyptian Cotton Sateen Queen Size Sheet Set. Includes: one flat sheet, one extra deep fitted sheet, four standard pillowcases. Two Allergy Free Jumbo Pillows 20 inch by 28 inch. One full-queen 92 inch by 96 inch Laura Ashley Down Alternative Comforter which is white with a rose-colored paisley trim along the outside edges.

 

324 Single Serve Waffle Maker Donated by Jeanette Kutash

Final Bid $60 Maureen Schulz

This is a white, single serve waffle maker, with a 4-inch serving surface. This perfectly portioned, non-stick surface, is a compact size and fits in any kitchen. There are exclusive recipes inside, including:

Classic Waffles, Denver Omelet Waffles, Scallion-Cheddar Hashbrown Waffles, Cheesy Cauliflower Waffles, Cinnamon-roll Protein Waffles. Note that while recipes are supplied, any waffle recipe can be used, and the measurable amount for the surface for each waffle is ½ cup. The winner receiving this item will be emailed the recipes, and there is a booklet that comes with the item with all the information needed.

 

325 Single Serve Keurig K Coffee Maker Donated by Chapters At Large Members Florida Council of the Blind

Final Bid $155 Amber Steet

This Keurig K Express Essentials single serve coffee maker has these sizes: 6,8 and 10 ounces freshly made for each individual cup. It includes 36 ounces of a removable reservoir. This space saving coffee maker is 6.5 inches wide and 12 inches tall. There are four easy buttons that have been brailed by Tyson Ernst: Button 10 ounces, button 8 ounces, button 6 ounces and the on and off button. The color of this coffee maker is tropical blue. Upon completion of registration of your new Keurig single cup coffee maker, you will receive 50% on the purchase of five boxes of 24 count or less K cups at Keurig.com/new. Offers expires 6/30/2023.

 

326 Homemade Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies made by Linda Allison and Donated by Tennessee Council of the Blind

Final Bid $220 Michael Alvarez

These homemade peanut butter cookies have a generous helping of peanut butter and milk chocolate chips and they are very addictive. You will enjoy two dozen cookies, packaged fresh and shipped to winner. What a treat to have with your favorite beverage over the holidays!

 

327 $50 Amazon Gift Card Donated by Delaware Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Final Bid $110 Pshon Barrett

It’s time to treat yourself to something special and here’s a gift card to help you do it. $50 in spending at Amazon!

 

328 Amazon Fire TV Stick Donated by Judy Okraski   

Final Bid $60 Sharlene Ornelas

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a device joining the ranks of home entertainment streaming technologies. The Fire Stick plugs into your TV’s HDMI port giving you access to your favorite TV shows, movies, music, games, photos and more. It has both screen reading and magnification capability and is accessible to the blind and visually impaired community. You can watch Prime Video, Netflix, Disney, and much more all with audio description.

 

329 Homemade Chocolate Oat Bars Donated by Melissa Dubose

Final Bid $100 Maureen Schulz

This adorable Snowflake Tin measuring 7-1/8 inch by 2-5/8 inch with a 2-liter capacity will be filled with homemade chocolate oatmeal bars. Made with a brown sugar and oat crust topping and a rich chocolate filling made with sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. Your choice of dark or semi-sweet chocolate. Chopped pecans or walnuts are optionally added to the filling for the extra crunch. 

 

330 Two Pounds of Godiva Assorted Chocolates Donated by Pat Spoone

Final Bid $100 Maria Kristic

This Goldmark Collection of Godiva assorted chocolates are a perfect holiday treat! You will receive two decorative boxes with individual pictures and descriptions of each unique chocolate featured in the Goldmark Collection. Happy Holidays!

 

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