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Monday, May 6, 2024

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cocktail hour 5:00 pm     Dinner 6:00 pm    Auction 7:30 pm

Table of 8     $750

Individual Seating     $100

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Join us at Monroe’s Historic Turner Hall

1217 17th Avenue, Monroe, Wisconsin

*Indulge in an exquisite culinary journey, beginning with classic French onion soup, with caramelized onions, rich broth, and melted luscious cheese.

*The next course will indulge the savory delight of cheese pie with a creamy filling in a flaky crust. The cheese pie will be paired with a French bistro salad.

*Following will be the pièce de résistance of the meal, with beef bourguignon in a velvety wine-infused sauce atop a bed of creamy garlic mashed potatoes, alongside fresh long green beans.

*The finale if this inspiring meal will combine the delicate flavors of French macaroons and chewy almond cookies with a lemon fruit tart, concluding a meal that will become a lasting culinary memory.

Specially paired wines, fine beer, live music, along with a remarkable auction, will complete the evening for guests.

Live Auction Items

Madison Concert Package   Donated by: Mike Sanders

With two tickets to this concert, experience a magical evening with the Lovestruck Balladeers followed by a luxurious meal and overnight stay at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison. A perfect blend of music and luxury awaits. You will also receive the Lovestruck Balladeer’s latest album.

Prime Cheese Days Parade Seats   Donated by Barb Woodriff and Pete Guenther

Situated right along the bustling Cheese Days Parade route, Barb Woodruff and Pete Gunther will be your hosts with these coveted spots that offer front-row views of the floats, marching bands, and cheese-themed festivities. Don’t miss the chance to be at the heart of the iconic Monroe celebration!

Mrs. and Her Pocketbook   Created and Donated by Kathy King

Kathy’s note about The Keepers; “I started creating keeper’s during the pandemic. Loving the figure, I found I enjoyed the time to explore, expand, and work on technique. My goal was to create fun, whimsical souls that could help care for you. What I found was they are great listeners, they do not judge, they keep secrets and take on your worries, stresses, anxieties. Each has a component that is open designed to be keepers of things such as: your keys, phone, jewelry, favorite snack, your thoughts. Let them be your keeper to deal with so you can let it go of your stresses or worries and move on with life.”

Swiss Miss   Donated by Suzanne Miller

Swiss Miss is a recycled wall sculpture made from parts of plastic bottles, newspaper, electric fence wire, recycled fabric, newspaper pulp clay, recycled plastic greenery and acrylic mediums all built up on an old cabinet door.

Suzanne noted, “With my art beginnings rooted in theatre and prop design, this process has been slowly developed over the last 35 years. Creating something fun out of things others throw away has become a passion and a continuous challenge to my creativity. This “Swiss Miss”, rocking her flower crown, captures the spirit of Monroe with a nod to the region’s humble beginnings.”

Swiss Miss measures 23″t x 21″w x 4″d.

It Came Early by Jonathan Wilde   Painted  by Jonathan Wilde and Donated by Andy and Julie Wilke, Frame Donated  by Frame It, Kris Dalton

This nationally acclaimed realistic painter has been described as one of Wisconsin’s best landscape and wildlife artists. Wilde’s oil paintings are a keen observation of the natural world.  Throughout his career, he has shared his connection with the wooded hills and river valleys of the northern United States, as well as the pastoral landscapes of the Midwest. He is the son of Jon Wilde, a nationally recognized artist.  Many of Wilde’s works are created “plein-aire,” which allows him to capture the essence of time and place within the landscape. Framed Size 18 ¾” x 15 ¾”

Wind Dancer   Donated by Nana Schowalter

Hot forged and fabricated steel. This kinetic steel sculpture gently moves with the wind, presenting an eye catching and ever-changing profile in your garden setting. This piece stakes directly into the ground and has a durable outdoor finish. Dimensions of the piece are 28″ x 4″ x 7’h.

Hand-Forged Coat Hook with Roses   Donated by Bob Bergman and Chuck Wellington

Ten hook-coat hook bar with decorative rose vines and leaves with two roses formed from many copper cut outs attached and molded to resembles roses in bloom.

Alpine Delights; A Swiss Culinary Experience   Donated by Hans and Bobbie Bernet

Celebrate Wisconsin’s Swiss and American heritage with authentic Swiss cuisine in iconic American architecture. Hans and Bobbie Bernet offer a meal for 6 people in the traditions handed down by Hans’s Swiss parents, to be served in Hans and Bobbie’s rural Monroe home, designed for them by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé John Howe.  This delightful experience will also include some traditional Swiss activities.

Champagne Reflections Painted by Deb Meyer, Donated by Lee and Chris Knuteson

“Champagne Reflections” is a captivating painting that captures the essence of elegance and celebration. It is acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, painted by Deb Meyer, Size 20” X 24”

Urban Elegance with a Curtain Call   Donated by Colony Brands and Rebecca Gilman.

Enjoy three nights on the Chicago River Walk in the luxury Marina Towers condo with stunning skyline views, followed by a captivating show at the renowned Goodman Theater for two. Your Chicago stay will be the perfect blend of city elegance and theatrical brilliance.

Bricks and Bottles: Adult Lego Building Event   Donated by Monroe Arts Center

Enjoy this Artful Sips event, Bricks and Bottles with Lego with MAC. Unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in a unique evening where creativity meets relaxation. Explore the world of building Lego flowers with specially curated Lego sets designed for all skill levels, from beginners to experts. As you construct your masterpiece, sip on a selection of fine wines chosen to compliment the building experience.

From Farm to Feast: A Locally Sourced Dinner Experience   Donated by Claudia Wilson in honor of her late husband, Ryan, who loved to garden.

Enjoy an evening of al fresco dining in the country! Claudia Wilson invites you to her home for a meal sourced from local farmers. With more than 40 years’ cooking experience, Claudia’s strength is working with fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Her flavors are inspired by classical French cooking and her childhood in New Zealand. Beautiful views, excellent company, and delicious food will make a night to remember.  Enjoy this dinner for up to 10 people in July or August, 2024.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame   Donated by Shelly Isely.

Treat you and your bestie to the excitement of a Brewers baseball game. Experience the electric atmosphere as fans gather at American Family Field to await the first pitch. With two tickets in Row 2 directly behind home plate you will hear every crack of the bat while cheering on the team and enjoying a memorable day! The game is May 30th at 12:10 pm. The tickets are located in Section 117/Row 2/Seats 7 and 8.

Rustic Living, Dining Room Table created and donated by Postville Blacksmith

Modern Metal an glass dining table with a hand forged iron forest branch table base. Beautiful rustic art piece functions as a unique home furnishing. Measures 96″  X 30″.

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