Sneak peek at Gala live auction items

Tickets are on sale for the annual Treasure Valley Community College Foundation 2018 Gala. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario.

Tickets are on sale for the annual Treasure Valley Community College Foundation 2018 Gala. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. 

Tickets are $50 each and are available at the TVCC Foundation Office, Red Apple Marketplace, and the Four Rivers Cultural Center Gift Shop. Volunteers are needed to help during the evening. If you'd like to help out, please contact Lisa Meyer at

The semi-formal evening features a gourmet dinner, live and silent auction items, and more fun opportunities to raise money to support student scholarships. Take a look at these fantastic live auction packages available at the event:

Chukar Men’s Baseball Work Party

Donated by the TVCC Baseball Team. Fair Market: $300

Tired of raking all those leaves in the fall or shoveling snow in the winter? No worry, the members of the TVCC Chukar Baseball Team are here to lend a hand. You can have 6-8 players for up to 4 hours of labor for yard clean up, snow removal or other kinds of similar work on a weekend. The day and time of the work party must be arranged with Coach Steve Luby. 

Chukar Women’s Soccer Clean Up

Donated by the TVCC Soccer Team. Fair Market: $300

Now that you have the outside of your home covered, how about the inside? Do you have some moderate house cleaning that needs to be done before that big party or have you just not had the time to do all that dusting? This would be perfect for the elderly family member or friend who needs some basic housecleaning done. Perfect for getting your home ready for the Holidays. This package will hire you two-three members of the TVCC Women’s Soccer Team for moderate house cleaning for up to four hours. Time of the year and specifics of the cleaning will need to be pre-arranged by Coach Max Sampson. 

Chukar Men’s Soccer Work Party

Donated by the TVCC Soccer Team. Fair Market: $300

Members of the Men’s Soccer Team are also offering up their services for a 4 hour work session at your business or home. Think about how much work 4-6 young men can accomplish in less than 4 hours! Contact Coach Max Sampson to set up this work party and sit back and relax. 

The Perfect Backyard Barbecue

Donated by Kinney & Keele, and Red Apple Marketplace. Fair Market: $525

You’re all set for a fabulous barbecue with the ever popular Junior Traeger that comes with pellets and a grill cover. You get to choose what you’re cooking on the grill with a $200 meat gift certificate and to make sure everything tastes good we’re throwing in several bottles of barbecue seasonings. This package also includes some barbecue utensils. 

Fitness for Two

Donated by Body Shop Fitness Center. Fair Market: $1500

This amazing health package includes a one-year Team Training membership for two adults and comes with: Activation fees, access fobs, 2 Team Training t-shirts, 24/7 access to all BSFC locations, Unlimited Team Training-Small group training with a NASM certified Fitness coach, Team Training-CrossFit meets Bootcamp!, Unlimited classes-ZUMBA, Cycling, Virtual and more, BSFC Custom mobile training app-(coordinated with your Team Training workouts), Custom online meal planning and one-on-one fitness assessment with a NASM Fitness Coach. Auction winner would have until 12/31/18 to redeem. Both individuals must be 18 years or older. Must be 2 people (One person can’t use it for 2 years) and it is non-transferrable. No cash value for exchange or refund. 

Head for the Hills

Donated by Julie VanMatre, Sumpter Valley Railroad, and Barley Brown's Brew Pub. Fair Market: $450

Enjoy a relaxing two night stay in a mountain cabin near the old mining town of Sumpter, Oregon. This stay includes a $50 gift certificate to Barley Brown’s Brew Pub in Baker City and a family pass on the Sumpter Valley Railroad. What a perfect winter retreat for you and your family. Restrictions: Cabin is not available on Memorial Day or Labor Day. 

Priceless Golf Outing

Donated by Scott Masingill and Scotch Pines Golf Course. Fair Market: $450

You and a lucky guest can enjoy a round of golf and cart with one of Idaho’s golfing legends—Scott Masingill. (I’m sure he will throw in some free tips on your swing as well). What a memorable 18 holes of golf it will be with Scott, a Champion’s Tour Professional and 9-time Idaho Amateur Champion at the beautiful Scotch Pines Golf Course in Payette, Idaho. This fun and unforgettable golf package will also include two additional rounds of golf and cart at Scotch Pines and lunch and beverages in the Pine Room. 

Tamarack Resort Hideaway

Donated by Kelly and Evelyn Dame, and Tamarack Ski Resort. Fair Market: $825

Stay in a luxury 2 bedroom/2 bath/ski in/ski out cottage in the center of the beautiful Tamarack Resort. You’re just a short walk to the resort amenities that include a fitness room, fire pit, and resort grocery store. The unit has its own hot tub, fireplace, a fully furnished kitchen and 2 master suites. The package comes with 4 ski lift tickets for the Tamarack Resort and a $50 gift certificate to the beautiful Rupert’s restaurant located in the Hotel McCall. 

Leave it to the Expert

Donated by Mike and Jill Miller, Andrew’s Seed, Evelyn Dame, Dalyce Knight and the TVCC Foundation. Fair Market: $425

Are you planning on a new backyard or just want to refresh your current yard? Let Master Gardener and Landscape designer Mike Miller help create the look you want. This package comes with a $300 consultation with Mike Miller and includes a beautiful 3-foot Evergreen plus assorted garden supplies and some decorative yard art to incorporate in your design. For garden enthusiasts, you will also receive two tickets to the 2019 Foundation Garden Tour slated for June 15. 

University of Oregon Tail-Gating Party

Donated by Mike and Debbie Blackaby and tickets from Mike Jorgensen. Fair Market: $875

A perfect package for the devoted Duck fan. This package includes U of O Canopy, Cornhole Tailgate Toss Game, Bean Bags, Rolling Cooler, Barbecue Tools, Apron, Can Cozie, Bottle Cozie, BBQ Mitts, 2 Beer Glasses, Polo Shirt, Backsack, 2 Chairs, Tray (for food serving) and an insulated tote all contributed by Mike and Debbie Blackaby. Then the tickets will be the buyer’s choice of Montana or Nevada at U of O for four people.. 

Baker City Excursion

Donated by the Geiser Grand Hotel, Quail Ridge Golf Course, Oregon Trail Regional Museum, and Lefty’s Tap House. Fair Market: $475

The warm and inviting Geiser Grand Hotel is your perfect getaway! This charming historic landmark features ornate mahogany, crystal chandeliers in every room, beautiful stained glass ceiling, and Northwest food at its best. Enjoy a weekend two nights stay at the Geiser. While you’re there, enjoy four rounds of golf plus two carts at Quail Ridge Golf Course and end the day with a $50 gift certificate to Lefty’s Tap House. You’ll also receive a family pass to the enchanting Oregon Trail Regional Museum to round out this weekend package. 

The Idaho Steelheads Suite

Donated by Eide Bailly. Fair Market: $500

Enjoy the excitement of seeing the Idaho Steelheads from a full suite (The suite will hold up to 12 people) in the Century Link Arena for the home matchup between the Steelies and the Toledo Walleye on January 11, 2019. The Steelies have been playing for over 20 years and since the early days in the former West Coast Hockey League, the Steelheads have always been highly regarded as a top-notch, professional sports team. A waiter will be assigned to the suite so you may purchase any refreshments. What a great evening out with your family or a group of your closest friends. 

The TVCC Experience

Donated by the TVCC Foundation, Performing Arts Department, TVCC Athletic Department and the TVCC Bookstore. Fair Market: $1450

Pursue your educational dreams and enjoy the whole college experience. Receive a $1000 scholarship for tuition assistance that can be used within the next year. Plus you will be able to enjoy all the Performing Arts events with two season tickets and two Athletic passes. In addition, you’ll get a $100 gift certificate to the TVCC Bookstore and additional TVCC items. 

Party for Six

Donated by Four Star Real Estate and Marty Justus and Ontario Grocery Outlet. Fair Market: $450

Do you have a special occasion coming up or just want to throw an unforgettable dinner party? This is the perfect package for you. A Cocktail Dinner Party for 6 at your home. Enjoy cocktails of your choice/assorted cheeses, vegetables and fruit, soup or salad, entree and dessert with wine or aperitif. (This amazing party comes with $250 worth of food and $150 in wine or cocktails). You can choose the food and experienced chef Marty Justus prepares it. If you cannot decide on an entree Marty will work with you to create a perfect dinner party and best of all, you don’t have to do the dishes. 

Your Own Private Hunt

Donated by Russ & Gina White and Jeff Smith. Fair Market: $1200

—This is a sportsmen’s dream. You and three of your favorite people will be treated to a guided duck and goose hunt on the spectacular Summit Ranch in the foothills of Eagle, Idaho. You will enjoy this hunting experience in the same heated blind that former Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus spend a lot of his hunting time as well as the founder of the Idaho Branch of Ducks Unlimited. You can bring your own dogs if you choose. This place is a prime destination spot that caters to hunters from around the country. 

Take a Ride Down the Salmon

Donated by Mountain River Outfitters, Ed and Jody Aronson and the TVCC Athletic Department.

The certificate is for a 6 person Full Day Whitewater Rafting Trip. Your journey begins with a beautiful van or bus ride up the river corridor to Spring Bar where you will launch onto one of the most popular stretches of the famous Salmon River. You will experience such rapids as Ruby, Lake Creek, Time Zone, Trap, Ladder and more. Enjoy a fun filled 20 miles of whitewater, swimming, water fighting, or hearing about river lore and history from one of our knowledgeable guides. MRO offers trips for all experience levels we will customize a trip that is right for you and your family. The thrill of running the whitewater with our professional guides will create a summer adventure everyone will love. You will have plenty of time to relax on a white sand beach and swim or play a game of Frisbee while you savor our delicious riverside cuisine. Riggins nick named Idaho's whitewater capital is nestled between the Seven Devil Mountains and the Gospel Hump and Frank Church Wilderness area. The serenity of the canyon and the thrill of the whitewater makes this a fun filled family adventure. 

Weekend Golf Getaway in McCall

Donated by Cliff and Pat Looney, McCall Golf Club and Meadow Creek Golf Course. Fair Market: $505

The beautiful splendor of McCall provides an incredible mountain golf experience for all levels of play. This package includes two nights stay at Aspen Village Condos right on the McCall golf course and a round of golf for two and cart at the scenic McCall Golf Club. (The condo is available after May 10 and before June 4, for a 2 night stay). Plus, you can golf another round at the spectacular Meadow Creek Golf Course just outside of McCall. An enjoyable golf weekend in scenic McCall. 

Fine Furniture

 Donated by the SRCI Building Construction Technology Program. Fair Market: $375

Once again the SRCI Building Construction Technology Program has donated a lovely hand-crafted piece furniture that would be perfect for any home or a perfect wedding, birthday or anniversary gift.

Indulge Yourself

Donated by MedSpa by CT Derm. Fair Market: $620

 This fabulous beauty package includes a $200 credit for MedSpa services, and a variety of Epionce beauty skin products like Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Lytic Tx, Intense Defense Serum, Renewal Facial Lotion, Facial Sunscreen and Jane Tredale Lip Balm. This whole package comes in a vintage basket with decorative fall accessories. What a wonderful gift for that special lady in your life. 

Fantasy Firemen’s Birthday Party

Wow, what a dream package for any child.

The ultimate dream birthday for any young child! The Firemen's Birthday package will include a real-life little fireman suit, birthday party table cover, plates, napkins, cups, and Happy Birthday Banner PLUS a Fireman Cake and party at the Fire Station and a tour of the Ontario Fire Department. Best of all the birthday child gets to ride in the fire truck for the Ontario Winter Wonderland Parade on December 1. The party supplies include service for 16. 

Tiger Pride

Donated by Judge Frank & Patty Yraguen and Ontario High School

This special package is a must for the avid Ontario High School fan. A beautiful hand-craft metal artwork of a tiger that would look good in any office, home, man cave or cabin. Enjoy two season tickets to OHS sport activities along with shirts and other OHS memorabilia.