Final Bids for Day One Sneak a Peek Appetizer Auction

Janet Dickelman

Patty’s fudge sold for $180! A wonderful contribution to ACB Media.




Congratulations to the winners! Here is the final list for day one. Stay tuned for day two. Happy Bidding!


2021 Sneak a Peek Appetizer Auction Day One


Opens Friday, November 26 at 12:00 noonEST

Closes Saturday, November 27 at 12:00 noon EST


Opening Bids Included


Appetizer Auction Rules and Information:


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


Bids must be in $5.00 increments.


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


Billing for both the Sneak a Peek Appetizer Auction and The Holiday Auction will take place on Monday, November 29 or Tuesday, November 30 for the total amount of all winning purchases.


Sneak a Peek Appetizer Auction Items Day One


201 Silver and Gold Toned 3 Necklace Set

Donated by Leslie Charlson

Final Bid $75 Michael Garrett


Necklace 1:

This 10-inch silver ball and bead chain features a clear glass ball filled with delicate white blossoms and capped with a silver tone topper.

Necklace 2:

This 9-inch gold serpentine chain features a silver and gold toned ball of lacy flower filigree with a silver clasp. Inside the ball is a lovely purple chime.

Necklace 3:

This necklace features a 9-inch adjustable chain with an antique finished bronze pendant. The face is steam punk style with gears and cogs surrounded by a pocket watch-like face. Inside the pendant is a piece of red felt. You can add your favorite scent of essential oil or perfume for a fragrance that lasts all day.


202 Amazfit Ban 5 Fitness Tracker with Alexa

Donated by ACB Board of Directors Koni Sims and Patrick Sheehan

Final Bid $185 Beverly Wieland


Ask questions, get translations, set alarms, and timers, create shopping lists, check the weather, control your smart home devices and more.

Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor: With Amazfit Band 5 you can measure your blood oxygen saturation and understand your physical state with OxygenBeats. Ideal during high-intensity workouts and sports such as marathons and gym workouts.

24/7 Heart Rate, Sleep and Activity Tracker: The Amazfit Band 5 precise optical heart rate monitoring allows you to accurately track real-time steps taken, all-day heart rate monitoring, distance traveled, calories burned, and sleeping patterns.

15-Day Battery Life: Say goodbye to daily recharge. With a fully charged Amazfit Band 5, you don’t need to bring a charger for two-week trip. On a single charge, has enough power to get you through two whole weeks.


203 Chocolate Delights

Donated by Karen A Blachowicz

Final Bid $120 Michael Alvarez


 A half pound of Watson’s milk chocolate sponge candy, half pound of Watson’s orange chocolate sponge candy and half pound of Watson’s dark chocolate sponge candy for one basket and then the other will be half pound of coconut clusters, half pound of raisin clusters and half pound of peanut clusters from Watson’s the famous chocolate shop in New York. Wow, what a delight to either have for yourself or share with some friends or family over the holidays!


204 Two Dozen Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Donated by Janeen Lee

Final Bid $190 Michael Alvarez


These delicious homemade cookies are made with sugar, butter, flour, chocolate chips, and lots of friendship. Baked from the heart in my KitchenAid mixer. No nuts.


205 Count the Days Until Christmas Calendar

Donated by Keri Bishop

Final Bid $325 Roberta McCall


This fabric calendar is dark burgundy with a stuffed Santa head in the middle, around the Santa head are 24 little green fabric Santa bags for putting treats and other goodies in. Each bag is numbered from 1 to 24 to count the days till Christmas. Each day the kiddos can take a treat from the appropriate Santa bag. Santa’s head is stuffed fabric with yarn hair, a yarn beard and yarn mustache. He is wearing a red Santa cap with a brown jingle bell and there are brown stars hanging from the head band part of his cap. There is also a wood welcome sign that matches the advent calendar. The wood is painted burgundy and has white fleece in the center with the word welcome stitched into the fabric. At the end of the word welcome sits a red cardinal. Around the fleece on the burgundy word border a green vine is painted with white holly berries. Atop the sign are the heads and hands of two snowmen as if peering out from behind the sign. Snowmen’s hats and scarves are made from fabric that matches the advent calendar.


206 One pound of homemade fudge of your choice

Donated by Patty Slaby

Final Bid $180 Michael Alvarez


Choose 1 kind to complete the pound or 2 favorites one half pound each. Choices include chocolate, gingerbread, or peanut butter. Enjoy this with someone special or just have it for yourself!

207 Knitted Cotton Hanging Dishtowel with Dishcloths Set and $25 Amazon Gift Card

Donated by Merrilee Hill-Kennedy and Arkansas Council of the Blind

Final Bid $60 Lucy Edmonds


A knitted cotton hanging dish towel in a feather and fan pattern with two matching cloths, one is in the feather and fan pattern, the other has the raised ACB knitted diagonally down the front. The towel has a buttonhole and button to be fastened around a handle. Also, a $25 Amazon Gift card to treat yourself to something special at Amazon!


208 Echo Dot

Donated by Randolph Shepard Vendors of Florida

Final Bid $100 Bob Acosta


Meet Echo Dot - Our most popular smart speaker with a fabric design. It is our most compact smart speaker that fits perfectly into small spaces. Better speaker quality than Echo Dot Gen 2 for richer and louder sound. Pair with a second Echo Dot for stereo sound. Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.


209 One-Year License for Office 365

Donated by Jeff Bishop

Final Bid $105 Terrie Terlau


Make the most of your Microsoft 365 Premium Office apps and more. Make life more creative, organized, and secure. Install Office apps on your favorite devices including Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. Now, it’s easier than ever to write, design, and share seamlessly across your devices. You get smart assistance features as soon as they are released in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint so you’re always working with the latest. Now you can manage multiple calendars in one view to stay on top of work meetings, remote schooling, and family time. Back up your files with 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage.


210 Handcrafted Crocheted Blanket

Donated by Ann Harrison

Final Bid $100 Adele Moller


A hand crocheted blanket measuring approximately four feet by four feet, made with red and white glitter yarn.


211 Mary Kay Satin Hands Set

Donated by Nancy Folsom

Final Bid $60 Melanie Brunson


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.


212 Frosty the Snowman Christmas Wreath

Donated by Yolanda Ellison

Final Bid $130 Margie Donovan


This wreath is 24 by 24 inches. The center piece is a 10 by 10-inch picture of Frosty (made of tin), colored with red and white and of course his black hat, red with white polka-dots on his scarf.  The tin also has written on it “Let it Snow.”  Around the centerpiece is a lot of red and white mesh. There are colorful Christmas ribbons all around the wreath as well. Christmas ribbons have Ho, Ho, Ho on them, some have polka-dots and others have Christmas candy on them. There are Christmas bells and holly placed on them also. Also, there is red and green tubing added to ribbons.


213 Two Quart Presto Cool Daddy Deep Fryer

Donated by Carol Huff

Final Bid $35 Terry Pacheco


This cool daddy fryer has a very large viewing window so you can supervise the frying and it is white in color. It has a removable pot for easy cleaning and an exterior basket to put the fried food in. It goes up to 375 degrees and has a timer and a pushbutton, pop up top.


214 Two 5G ATT Flip Phones

Donated by The Literacy Project

Final Bid $30 Dan Spoone


The AT&T Cingular FlipTM IV is designed so you can navigate with ease. See who is calling or just check the time with a quick glance at the 1.77-inch external display. The 2.8-inch main, internal display is made for easy viewing. The keypad has large, easy to see buttons for quick dialing and simple menu navigation. With its high-resolution video playback of 1080p, the AT&T Cingular FlipTM IV makes smart simple! These phones are black in color, and you can activate them with AT&T.


215 Avon Holiday Reed Diffusers (three sets)

Donated by Melissa Dubose

Final bid $60 Melanie Brunson


These fragrances bring your home to life for the holidays. Diffuse the scents of the season around your home. Available in Mahogany Suede- notes of mahogany, clove, cedarwood and amber; Frosted Balsam- Notes of mandarin, spruce needles, sequoia wood and frosted balsam and Pomegranate, blood orange, champagne, and red currant. 


216 $100 Visa Card

Donated by The Morning Force, Carol Mackey, Cheryl McNeil Fisher, Carol Lubecki and Pshon Barrett

Final Bid $300 Jim Jirak


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


217 Canadian Goodies


Donated by Josette Kernaghan

Final Bid $140 Donna Brown


One Coffee Crisp Bar, Dark Milk Chocolate Aero Bar, one Jersey Milk Bar, one Purdy’s Dark Chocolate Bar, One Purdy’s Dark Chocolate Mint Melty Bar, One Purdy’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, Eight Mini Dark Chocolate Swiss Bar, Four Mini Dark Chocolate Keto Snaps with Coconut, Four dark Chocolate Chelmain Noodle Cookies with Peanuts, Four Pieces of Dark Chocolate Almond Bark, Four Dark Chocolate Mint Rockmann’s Truffles and one bag of Scotch Mints.


218 $50 Gift Card to Eileen’s Colossal Cookies

Donated by Nebraska Council of the Blind

Final bid $85 Merisa Musemic


At Eileen’s Colossal Cookies, we bake more than delicious treats our customers love to eat. We bake memories, celebrations, messages of encouragement, and so much more! We are more than cookie connoisseurs. We create delicious, uncomplicated opportunities to bring a smile to your face and fun to your day.


219 Two Hours of Assistive Technology

Donated by Myrna Votta

Final Bid $175 Terry Pacheco


Myrna has been using and working in the field of assistive technology since 1980. She has used and instructed people in the use of various blindness products. She can help people with PC’s with either JAWS or NVDA, various Braille displays connected to a PC, the iPhone, the iPad, and the use of various notetakers. Please contact Myrna to set up your time for this package at 347 986-0579.


220 Animal Lover’s Throw Pillows

Donated by Connie Jacomini

Final bid $110 Beth Corley


Four throw pillows (two gray and two blue). Each color set comes with one 18-inch square pillow and one 24-inch rectangular pillow. Note:  all pillow sizes are approximate. Pillows have cute phrases on them to let your pet know how much you love them. Phrases include the following: “paws and enjoy the good life,” “friends fur ever”, “love is a four-legged word” and “reserved for the dog”.


221 One Cat Necklace and One Cat Keychain

Donated by Leslie Charlson

Final Bid $85 Leslie Thom


The silver tone necklace with 10” bead ball chain, lobster claw clasp with 3 charms: 

  1. A paw print, 
  2. An Angel wing with rose, and 
  3. A coin-like medallion that reads “If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.” It is embellished with two tiny paw prints.


The keychain has 4 cute silver toned charms:

1.     An angel wing with a rose

2.     Fish bones

3.     A round medallion showing a sweet cat

4.     And another medallion that reads “My cat flies with angels” and includes a little kitten and paw print.


222 Homedics Adjustable Lumbar Massager

Donated by Melissa Dubose

Final Bid $90 Debbie Rozear

Shiatsu back shoulder and neck massager with heat. Features include adjustable height, and invigorating massage. It’s portable and convenient for the car or at home. Comes with both a home power adapter and a car charger.


223 Children’s Book, Adam’s Accessible Airport Adventure, by Michelle Grenevitch, a Toy Delta Airplane, and a $40 Seedlings Gift Certificate 

Donated by Marsha Farrow

Final Bid $100 Leslie Thom


Adam goes to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to see what his Uncle Steve does for work. During his tour, he learns about different areas in the airport that help people better access the airport. Adam learns that with a little help, public areas can be accessed by people with different abilities. In the storyline, he meets people from different cultures with different disabilities, and learns to observe the small details that make a big difference each and every day. Plus, a $40 Seedlings certificate for children’s books and a toy Delta airplane.