Spring 2021 Virtual Auction Items

Check out our 30+ auction items below! If you are the lucky winner of any of our items and have not had a chance to pick them up yet, get in touch below!


Item #1: Handmade Quilt

Cozy Comfort

A beautiful, handcrafted Sampler Quilt perfect for any room in your home! Measures 59” wide by 74” high. Don’t miss out on your chance to own this one-of-a-kind treasure!

Approximate value $300

Donated by Carol Fitzsimmons

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Item #2: Slice, Slice Baby!


Cook up some old-fashioned family fun by making your own homemade pizza! Includes everything you need to make tasty pizza from scratch, as well as a pizza shop gift certificate for that night when you just can’t deal with cooking! Includes:

  • 13” NordicWare pizza stone 

  • 12” pizza baking pan

  • Pizza spatula/peel/cutter

  • Silicone potholder

  • Don Pepino pizza sauce

  • Paul Prudhomme pizza spice blend

  • Bottle of 19 Crimes wine

  • $15 gift certificate to Pizza Villa 

Approximate value $65

Donated by Angela Galvin


Item #3: Set of Mandala Stones

Find Your Inner Calm

Mandala stones are meditative symbols that are created by painting smooth river rocks with intricate patterns of dots. The art and practice of creating the mandala is a form of meditation, a soothing ritual that allows the painter to express their creativity and find a sense of calmness. This set of three unique Mandala Stones measures between 4” and 5” each.

Approximate value $120.00

Donated by Denise St John-Knight of Nōns Stōnes

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Item #4: Eat Around the World

A Global Adventure For Your Tastebuds

Take your taste buds on a global journey right here in our hometown. You can dine on Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican or Japanese fare without having to travel the globe! When you are ready for some hometown comfort food, let your taste buds travel back to the U.S.A. for some stick to your ribs goodness. This auction item consists of a $25.00 gift certificate to each of the following restaurants: 

  • LaParilla 

  • Canale’s 

  • Azteca Mexican Grill 

  • Kiyomi Japanese Steakhouse 

  • Maria’s Family Restaurant 

Approximate value $125

Donated by Mark & Mary Pryor

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Item #5: Lotto Mania!

Hey, You Never Know!

Are you feeling lucky? This item consists of an assortment of NYS lottery scratch-off tickets. Potential riches may be in your future so grab a coin and have some fun. May the odds be with you!

Approximate value $75

Donated by Judy Cass


Item #6: Patriotic Pallet Decor

Celebrate the Red, White & Blue!

Just in time for Memorial Day, this 

handcrafted Uncle Sam indoor/outdoor 

patriotic pallet décor is the perfect

addition to your home! Measuring 12” 

wide by 36” high, Uncle Sam is sealed to 

protect him against the elements and will 

grace your home for many years to come.

Approximate value $50

Donated by Pat Galvin

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Item #7: Ambrosia Maple Charcuterie Board

Elegant Entertaining!

Charcuterie has made a comeback and is all the rage! This beautiful piece is handcrafted by Geoff Baer from old-growth wood and is not only perfect for a charcuterie for your next get-together but is suitable for many uses! It measures 14 ½” x 12” x 1” exclusive of the handle.

Approximate value $85

Donated by Geoff Baer of Custom Harwood, Hannibal, NY


Item #8: Götz Company Collector Doll

You’re a Doll!

Do you have a child or grandchild that needs a buddy? Doll play can help children develop responsibility, empathy, imagination, language, and social skills. With her precious red pigtails and innocent face, Sasha will soon become your child’s new best friend! At 13” inches tall and machine washable, Sasha is made of the finest quality materials and will last a lifetime.

Approximate value $50.00

Donated by Marian Chermack

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Item #9: Specialty Food Basket

Simply the Best!

Bring your tastebuds to life with this carefully curated selection 

of gourmet goodies, all bundled together in a beautiful 

wood and metal container!


1 pkg. Wine & Cider Mulling Spices

1 jar of Fire & Spiced Maraschino Cherries

1 jar of Apple & Onion Chutney

1 jar of Strong Irish Mustard

1 jar of Green Pepper Jelly

1 jar of Tipsy Pimento Olives

2 bottles of Infused Olive Oil, (1 Lemon, 1 Basil)

½ pound of Taste the World “Totally Nuts” Coffee

½ pound of Taste the World “Lake Ontario Coffee Blend”

Approximate Value $55

Donated by Anne Backer

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Item #10: Handcrafted Greeting Cards

When You Care Enough to Send the Very Best

Beautiful hand-crafted cards embellished with dried flowers or leaves. Each card is blank inside to add your own personal sentiments. All in a beautiful woven basket. Perfect for all occasions! 

Set includes: 

  • (3) 5 x 7 greeting cards

  • (1) 3 ½ x 5 note card

  • (1) easel frame suitable for a 3” x 3” photo

Approximate value $50

Donated by Christy Huynh

Speak to My Soul Custom Cards

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Item #11: Porcelain Christmas Figurine Set

Happy Holidays!

Add beauty and elegance to your holiday decor with this 3-piece porcelain Christmas set. This set includes Santa, his sleigh, and a reindeer. Each piece is embellished with gold accents. It is sure to become a treasured addition to your holiday decor.

Santa measures 9” L x 7.5” W x 10” H

Sleigh measures 12” L x 7.5” W x 11” H

Reindeer measures 9.5” L x 3” w x 8.5” H

Approximate value $75

Donated by Kathleen Whitney

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Item #12: Shop Local Gift Basket

Shop 'Till you Drop!

Shop local and invest in local businesses that support our community. Shopping local ensures your sales taxes 

are reinvested where they belong. This item includes $50 gift cards to the following local vendors:

  • Ontario Orchards

  • Man in the Moon Candies

  • Oswego Cinema

  • Rudy’s

Approximate value $200

Donated by the Newman Foundation Board

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Item #13: Solo Stove Wood Burning Fire Pit

You Won’t be “Solo” for Long!

The world’s favorite smokeless wood-burning fire pit! No one wants to constantly dodge campfire smoke and have their clothes and hair smell for hours after. The Solo Stove design philosophy is all about maximizing the joy of the moment. Signature 360° Airflow Design creates a super-efficient burn that’s not only mesmerizing to watch but a joy to sit around and make memories. Strategically placed holes in the double-wall structure draw in air from the bottom and feed the heated oxygen to the top, resulting in a spectacular secondary burn. The best part? Nearly no smoke and minimal ash left to clean! Stainless steel and portable, this outdoor fire pit measures 19.5” round by 14” tall.

Approximate value $300

Donated by Anonymous

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Item #14: Zapotec Indian Weaving Rug

A Southwest Work of Art

This Zapotec Indian Weaving Rug,

handwoven in Oaxaca, New Mexico, 

is signed by the artist Samuel Contreras 

Vicente and is 100% wool weft. The

earth tone colors will offer a

warm, reassuring atmosphere in your

home. Measures 27” x 54”. 

Approximate value $150

Donated by Cathy Santos & Don Masterson

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Item #15: Family Movie Night!*

Get Your Popcorn and Candy Ready!

Snacks, drinks, and entertainment!

Everything you need for an evening of family fun!  

This auction item consists of:

  • two 6-packs of soda

  • assorted candy

  • popcorn and potato chips

  • Cats & Dogs - Paws 3 Unite! DVD

  • $25 Fandango gift card

  • Bottle of Otter Creek Winery Brookside Blush

(because adults like to have a little fun too!)

Approximate value $75

Donated by Sharon Amyotte 

*Must be 21 to win this item

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Item #16: I’ll Drink to That!*

Wine A Little, Laugh a Lot

You’ll pop your cork over all the great items in this basket. 


  • 1 bottle of Coyote Moon Casa Papa Red

  • 1 bottle of Josh Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 1 bottle of Dr. Loosen Bros. 2017 Riesling

  • 4 stemless wine glasses

  • wine bottle opener

  • wicker storage chest 13” x 8” x 8”

Approximate value $75

Donated by Bob & Cathy Bucher

*Must be 21 to win this item

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Item #17: Books to Go!

Reading is Fundamental

Summer is just around the corner! That means it’s time to stock up on some good books to enjoy on the beach, by the pool, or in air-conditioned comfort. The lucky winner of this auction item will receive a $50 gift card to the River's End Bookstore, a bookmark, and a purple River's End tote bag to carry home all your new reading material!

Approximate value $65

Donated by the Skinner Family


Item #18: Silhouette Hand-Cut Paper Art

Celebrate Family

Paper cutting is a celebrated art form that dates back hundreds of years. It has evolved uniquely all over the world to adapt to different cultural styles. One traditional distinction most styles share in common is that the designs are cut from a single sheet of paper as opposed to multiple adjoining sheets. This family-themed two-piece set would fit nicely in a child’s bedroom or family room.

oval piece 12”x10” including frame

square piece 12” including frame

(embellished with fabric ribbon)

Approximate value $60

Donated by Mary Ensman

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Item #19: “Cat Lady” Handbag & Wine Set*

It’s the Cat’s Meow!

The “purrfect” accessory for every cat lover! This purse will bring a smile to your face and so will the accompanying themed bottle of Hazlitt Pink Cat wine!  A set of 4 hand-painted ceramic coasters are also included.

Purse measures 9 ½” x 9 ½”

w/1 interior pocket

Strap drop 16”

Approximate value $38

Donated by Mary Ensman

*Must be 21 to win this item

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Item #20: Handcrafted Angelic Table Runner

A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth

Adorn your table with this beautiful quilted table runner which measures 17” W X 51” L.  This colorful creation will bring holiday cheer to your table and home.

Approximate value $30

Donated by Kathleen Whitney

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Item #21: Gardener’s Spring Basket

Where Flowers Bloom So Does Hope

Ready to get your hands dirty? This spring-themed basket includes everything you need to make your yard the envy of the neighborhood including perennial garden collection (echinacea, etc.), white gladiolus bulbs, pink primrose, annual flower seeds, a garden trowel, cultivator, and gardening gloves. Bonus set of hand-painted spring-themed coasters.

Approximate value $30

Donated by Donald & Mary Vanouse

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Item #22: Harry & David Gift Basket

Savory Snacking For Any Occasion!

This gift basket is chock full of yummy goodness. Share these premium treats with guests at your next get-together or save them all for yourself. We wouldn’t blame you if you did!

This basket includes:

  • 2 packages of honey wheat dipping pretzels

  • 1 Sesame Honey Mustard Dip

  • 1 Savory Jalapeno Dip

  • 1 Wasabi Mustard Dip

  • 1 Bacon Beer Cheese Dip 

Approximate value $54

Donated by Meg Quigley

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Item #23: It’s a Pizza Palooza

Because Pizza Is the 6th Food Group!

Do you miss sharing pizza and fellowship after Mass? Win this item and get your “pizza fix” until we can all safely gather in our Newman home again. Includes $50 gift certificates to two of the best pizza shops in Oswego: Cam’s NY Pizzeria and Pizza Villa. Also includes two 2 liter bottles of soda -- one Coca-Cola and one Diet Coke for those who are trying to watch their figure!

Approximate value $100

Donated by McCaffrey Chiropractic

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Item #24: Bedtime Basket

Good Night, Sleep Tight

Need some help falling asleep during 

these stressful times? Look no further!  

Your bedtime routine will be complete 

with two lovely handmade pillowcases, 

two relaxing candles courtesy of King’s 

Candles, cozy socks, and a $25 gift card 

from Rivers End Bookstore for that 

perfect bedtime read. Everything you 

need for the ultimate trip to dreamland!

Approximate value $65

Donated by Kathy Nyman

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Item #25: Southern Fare Restaurant Gift Card

Dine at one of Oswego’s Newest Eateries!

Enjoy some good old “southern hospitality” right here in Upstate New York. Whether it’s lunch, dinner, happy hour, or just a night on the town, Southern Fare’s laid-back atmosphere and outstanding service will keep you coming back for more!

Approximate value $50

Donated by Betsy & Jerry Oberst

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Item #26: VISA Gift Card

Treat Yourself to a Little Retail Therapy

It’s shop o’clock somewhere! Welcome everywhere VISA cards are accepted, use this prepaid card for daily expenses like groceries and gas, or spoil yourself and splurge on something special.

Approximate value $150

Donated by the Newman Foundation Board

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Item #27: Vintage White Hand-Crocheted Blanket

Happiness….is snuggling under a warm blanket

Wrap yourself in comfort and warmth with this beautiful hand-crochet blanket. Neutral in color to match any decor, this item is a cozy work of art! Measures 55” x 60”

Care Instructions:

Machine wash in cool water on the delicate cycle.  Use only gentle detergent.  Tumble dry, low heat on the delicate cycle.  DO NOT IRON or DRY CLEAN.

Approximate value $135

Donated by Barbara McCleary

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Item #28: Wine Lover’s Basket*

Wine is the Answer. What Was the Question?

Toast to a better year in 2021 with 

these two wine glasses, star-themed 

wine stopper, waiter’s corkscrew, and 

not one but TWO bottles of wine:

  • Cayuga Ridge Estate - Cranberry Essence

  • Flickerwood Wine Cellar - Flickerberry Dew

The year is looking better already!

Approximate value $28

Donated by Mary & Donald Vanouse

*Must be 21 to win this item

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Item #29: Animal Friends Handbag & Wine Set*

Let Your Spirit Animal Shine!

This colorful handbag is adorned with cute critters and will be a fun accessory for spring and summer.  Also included are two items guaranteed to lift your “spirits,” and two hand-painted coasters.

  • Montezuma Winery Fat Frog White

  • mini bottle of Naked Turtle White Rum

Purse measures 9 ½” x 9 ½”

w/ one interior pocket

Strap drop 16”

Approximate value $34

Donated by Mary Ensman

*Must be 21 to win this item

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Item #30: Pink Granny-Square Baby Afghan

Perfectly Pink For Your Little Princess

This beautiful hand-crocheted afghan is the perfect thing to keep your little princess warm and toasty. Made of soft cream and pink yarns this afghan measures 38” x 38” and was made with love for your special little one.

Care Instructions:

Machine wash in cool water on the delicate cycle. Use only gentle detergent. Tumble dry, low heat on the delicate cycle. DO NOT IRON or DRY CLEAN.

Approximate value $35

Donated by Barbara McCleary

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Item #31: Wooden Cutting Board & 4pc. Coaster Set

Beauty and Practicality All in One!

Handcrafted by Don Neels, this one-of-a-kind set is not only beautiful but functional too. the cutting board measures 13-½” x 11-⅜” x  ⅝” and is crafted from maple and black walnut.  The coasters are 3-¾” square and crafted from cherry, black walnut, and maple. Entertain your guests in style!

Approximate value $75 

Donated by Scott Harrison

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Item #32: Hand Knitted Baby Ripple Afghan

Wrap Your Little One in Colorful Comfort!

Baby blankets are one of the most important items on any parent’s list. Measuring 35” x 38” this afghan is the perfect size for your baby or little one to snuggle up in on a chilly night. Sure to be a favorite of Moms and kids alike!

Care Instructions:

Machine wash in cool water on the delicate cycle. Use only gentle detergent. Tumble dry, low heat on the delicate cycle. DO NOT IRON or DRY CLEAN.

Approximate value $45

Donated by Barbara McCleary

Spring Virtual Auction

The Hall Newman Center will hold a “virtual” auction “live” event on Friday, April 30.  The Newman Center website will be the hub to view auction items and order tickets to “bid” on the items ($1 donation per ticket).  
Beginning April 14 through April 28, you can check out all of the fabulous auction items and order your tickets to join in the fun. 
Some of the many auction items include a Solo Stove fire pit, handcrafted sampler quilt (pictured here!), a Lotto mania board and much more!
We hope you will join us for some virtual fun to support the ministry of the Hall Newman Center!
For more information, please contact the Hall Newman Center at 315-312-7222 or newctr@oswego.edu