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Thank you to all our auction sponsors for donating their time, talent or treasure. ALL money raised from this auction goes to our local charities. 





Lady Clippers “pruning for a day & special gardening tool”

Lady Clippers, Inc. specializes in fine hand pruning of gardens throughout Westchester.  Their staff is made up of horticulturalists and certified master gardeners. The principal is also a pruning instructor with the New York Botanical Gardens. These generous people are donating a day of fine hand pruning by their staff to a garden in Westchester.


Opening bid - $500

Bid increments - $100

Value - $1,000 

Famous Trifle Dessert by The Rev. John A. Zahl


Plan ahead for your Mardi Gras Party or any event!  Bid for the ever-popular, fabulous fresh fruit trifle, custom-made by our very own John Zahl. Luscious layers of fruit, custard, and cookies will delight guests at your next event. Serves 12-15. Preparation date to be arranged with John. 


Opening bid - $150

Bid increments - $25

Value - Priceless

A Round of Golf and Lunch at Century Country Club with Nelson Long, Jr, PGA

Join St. Matthew’s parishioner Nelson Long, a Metropolitan PGA Hall of Fame Professional, for golf and lunch at Century Country Club in Purchase, New York.  You’ll enjoy 18 holes on the championship course which has earned the rank of “Best Golf courses in New York State” by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.   Date to be mutually agreed on any non-holiday Tuesday to  Thursday, May to mid-October. 


Opening bid - $500

Bid increments - $50

Value - Priceless 

A Pizza Adventure with Drew Courtright

Join our Associate Rector, Drew Courtright for a hands-on culinary adventure in pizza making right in your own home!  Drew will provide all of the pizza fixings and teach eight guests the method and art to creating delicious pizza in a cast iron pan.  He will also share his secrets for creating the perfect dough and leave you with an extra batch for your next pizza party. 


Opening bid - $150

Bid increments - $25

Value - Priceless!


One week stay in Lucca, Italy

Enjoy a one week stay in a well-appointed apartment in the medieval walled city of Lucca Italy.  Use it as your base to venture to neighboring Pisa, Florence and beyond.  The four bedroom, two and a half bathroom apartment sleeps seven (two queen bedrooms, bedroom with two twin beds and bedroom with one  twin bed.   The apartment is located on via Fillungo, Lucca's shopping and strolling street, across from the Anfiteatro Romano in the walled center of the city. A private tower affords glorious views over Lucca from three terraces and two lounges. All conveniences, including an elevator in the building, a/c and home theater with retractable screen and speakers.

Date to be arranged with the owners.  The following dates are available in 2023: March 1-23, April 10-22, July 16-31, August 11-30,  September 25- October 2, October 17 – 24, and December 1-29

Graciously donated by Mollie Friedrich and Mark Carson


Opening bid - $1,000

Bid increments - $250

Value - $2,500


Two Tickets for the New York City Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Feb 18th 2:00 matinee performance 5th row center orchestra

Sleeping Beauty with choreography by Peter Martins and George Balanchine; Among the most cherished works in the international repertory. This performance depicts the bewitching fairy tale through peerless classical choreography. These seats will put you front and center of some of the most talented dancers in the world. Treat yourself and a friend, daughter, granddaughter, or sweetheart to this matinee performance. What a wonderful opportunity to see Balanchine trained dancers at Lincoln Center and a great way to spend a cold winter afternoon!


Opening bid - $150

Bid increments - $50

Value - $350


Susannah Leighton Two-2 hour Painting lessons

Susannah is an artist who teaches lessons out of her sky-lit home studio in Bedford Village. She works with adults and children, focusing on how to cultivate creativity and spontaneity while learning essential skills. Susannah employs a multi-disciplinary approach, demonstrating a variety of media and connecting each lesson to art history. If you’re looking to expand your visual vocabulary, deepen your understanding of art-making, or just have a guided creative experience, these lessons are the perfect opportunity. 


Opening bid - $100

Bid increments - $50

Value - $200

Garden consult with landscape designer Marge Sandwick

Improve your home’s exterior beauty through an individualized consultation with local landscape designer Marge Sandwick, a member of Rusticus and a parishioner at St. Matthew’s.  Marge will come to your garden to advise on how to create a distinctive and environmentally appropriate design that will perfectly suit your location.   Under her expert guidance, prepare to see your garden bloom!


Opening Bid - $250

Bid increment - $50

Value - $500


Three Flower Arrangements by Bedford Flower Shoppe

Three beautiful, artistic floral arrangements each valued at $175 donated by Lauren Chillemi.  Each arrangement customized for the needs of the winning bidder.    


Opening bid - $300

Bid increments - $50

Value - $525