Spay-tacular Grand Auction 2023
EMPIRE – STAY-CATION
5 Days, 4 Nights
2 Bedroom Cottage
Dates negotiable between June 2024 and August 2024!
Donated by Tom and Joyce Janicki 4 nights in a peaceful cottage in Empire, nestled in the center of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the enchanting Leelanau Peninsula off Lake Michigan. Good Morning America named Sleeping Bear Dunes the Most Beautiful Place in America and it’s consistently rated in the top 10 nature escapes and favorite family destinations. Just 4 hours away from the Detroit area and 30 minutes from Traverse City, this is a great escape to the natural beauty of Michigan. With a population of less than 400 and your cottage only a 5 minute walk to the beach, you will have a little bit of heaven right here on earth. Your Empire Cottage
This cute cottage has 2 queen beds and an ample kitchen and living area. Should you wish to sleep 6, there is a pull out futon in the living room. Smoke Free. The cottage is a wonderful place to enjoy the relaxing quiet and area deer, birds and butterflies attracted to the cottages surrounding gardens. Or maybe you prefer more action – no problem! Visit the wineries and restaurants or enjoy kayaking, hiking, biking or numerous other outdoor activities. Empire Bluffs soar to the south and the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes of the National Lakeshore lay to the north. Empire offers breathtaking vistas of the dunes, North Manitou and South Manitou islands, and Lake Michigan.
THE SHORES CONDO AT GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT, ACME STAY-CATION
3 days, 2 Nights
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Kitchen, Sleeps up to 6
Mutually agreeable dates between January 9, 2024 to May 8, 2024.
Donated by Mark Wilson
Includes $25.00 certificate to your choice of Red Mesa (specializing in Mexican and Latin American cuisine) in Traverse City and Boyne City, Cafe Sante in Boyne City or Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen in Elk Rapids. Donated by Magnum Hospitality Restaurants.
Your Condo View Your Condo This condo retreat at The Shores of Grand Traverse Resort, is located on the shore of the East Bay, 2 minutes from the resort. The condo is just 6 miles from heart of Traverse City in one direction or 2 miles to Turtle Creek Casino in the other. But there’s no need to leave the resort property! Spend the day playing with jet skis, pedal boats, kayaks and pontoons, available for rent through Blue Sky Rentals at The Shores’ private beach. Or enjoy the Resort’s 3 championship golf courses including The Bear designed by Jack Nicklaus, The Wolverine by Gary Player and Spruce Run by William Newcomb, 5 tennis courts, award winning spa, health club, shopping and 5 restaurants; including the 16th floor Aerie Restaurant with a panoramic view. The Resort offers complimentary shuttle service to Turtle Creek Casino. East Bay Shore
Can’t attend the party? You can still bid on these fabulous Grand Auction items! Send your max bid to Catherine Garrett by email, with “Grand Auction” in the subject line by 6 am, October 13, 2023. Please include your bidder number. You will be represented by proxy during the live auction at the party. You will be notified after the close of the auction if you are the winner. Your credit card on file will be charged.