2016 Holiday Auction Preview

2016 Holiday Auction Preview
 

Listed below are the items up for bid in this year's ACB Radio Holiday Auction.  Items are numbered, and will appear in this order during the auction.  Remember that several items will be up for auction at the same time; advance bidding on items is not permitted.
 
#1  My Doggie and Me Christmas Stockings
My Doggie and Me Christmas Stockings

This matching set of Christmas stockings comes complete with stuffers for both you and your canine friend, and are just right for hanging in anticipation of a visit from Santa. The red fleece dog stocking is paw-shaped with creamy white pads and trim on top; stuffers include a collapsible canvas bowl, ball, dental chews, poo bag dispenser, and a peanut butter-flavored nylabone. Your stocking is the traditional red with creamy white trim, heel and toe. It includes chili mango hard candy, pepper jelly, 6 spiced cider and 6 hot cocoa packets. Both stockings are 11 inches long, and are handcrafted by Keri Bishop. Donated by Keri Bishop, Tucson, AZ
 
 
#2  5 Regal Movie Passes
Regal Movie Passes

Use these movie passes at any Regal Entertainment theater; a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, or save them for any special occasion. Good until 2099. Donated by Tennessee Council of the Blind
 
 
#3  Brian's Holiday Cookies
Brian's Holiday Cookies
Holiday goodness in every bite. Winner will receive 3 dozen delicious holiday cookies to help make the season bright, warm and tasty. Package will contain one dozen of each of three kinds of cookies. Donated by Brian Charlson and Vickie Vogt, Watertown, MA
 
 
#4  Cardinals Berkshire Holiday Throw Cardinal Throw
Ultra-soft throw features red cardinals sitting on gray branches covered in red berries. Background is light gray dotted with white. 100% polyester. 55 x 70 inches. Donated by Connie Jacomini, Gilbert, AZ
 
 
#5  Flipping Funny Talking Spatula
Flipping Funny Talking Spatula
Get ready for some laughs when you grill up steaks and burgers with this wise-cracking talking spatula.  Press a button to hear 9 hilarious phrases that add some fun and flair to your barbecue. Metal spatula head with holes for air flow; plastic handle with screen print logo. Features a smiling face wearing sunglasses.  Requires 2 AAA batteries, included. Donated by Debbie Hazelton, Dothan, AL
 

#6  Whoopie Pies
Whoopie Pies
Whoopie pies are a sandwich of two cake-like cookies with a cream center. Whoopie pies originated in Lancaster County and are one of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country's best-known and most-loved comfort foods for locals and visitors alike. They were created by Lancaster's Amish and Pennsylvania German communities and the recipes have been handed down for years. Winner chooses one or two of the following flavors: chocolate with vanilla, peanut butter, green mint, or strawberry icing; pumpkin with cream cheese icing; or chocolate chip with vanilla icing. Enjoy one dozen of these yummy treats; enough to share with friends, or keep them all for yourself. Donated by George Holliday, Philadelphia, PA
 
 
#7  Fresh-water Pearl Set

Pearl Set 
A perfect set for those classic occasions, this pearl necklace and earrings add refined elegance to your look. Sterling silver, white cultured freshwater 6-7mm and 8.3-9.3mm pearls.  Wire earring backs; 18-inch necklace with lobster clasp. Donated by the Kentucky Council of the Blind
 
 
#8  New Year, New You Described Workouts

Described Workouts
Start the New Year out right by indulging yourself with the gift of good health. BlindAlive is offering three described workouts in the format of your choice: CD, digital download, or USB drive. You will receive the Cardio Level 1 workout, Sculpting with Weights Level 1, and the Gentle Workout set - a series of four 20-minute workouts ideal for seniors, those who are unable to stand to exercise, and anyone who wants a brief but complete toning and strengthening experience. BlindAlive sells a variety of described workouts designed to challenge exercisers at all levels. Donated by BlindAlive at blindalive.com
 
 
#9  Green Chile/Cheddar Corn Muffins
Corn Muffins
Add a taste of the Southwest to any meal with Keri Bishop's fresh-baked muffins. A culinary delight. Donated by Keri Bishop, Tucson, AZ
 
 
#10  Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon Fire StickWith this small powerful device, you can enjoy over 7,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video, NBC, Watch ESPN, Disney, and more. Launch and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say "play Game of Thrones" or "launch Netflix" and Alexa will respond instantly. Plus, play music, find movie show times, order a pizza, and more - just ask! No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch the best of live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, FOX, and others with a subscription to Sling TV, or top-rated primetime shows with CBS All Access. Find the best way to watch with universal search results from over 90 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video. Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to Prime Video, featuring thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost. Plus, members can add over 70 premium and specialty channels like STARZ and SHOWTIME - no cable or satellite subscription necessary. Pick up where you left off. Bring hit shows and movies with you when you travel. Plug Fire TV Stick into any TV's HDMI port, connect to Wi-Fi, and continue watching. Donated by Blind Information Technology Specialists (BITS)
 
 
#11  Beaded Cashmere Scarf
Cashmere Scarf
Lovely brown beaded scarf hand-knitted of cashmere and fine wool (50/50).  The yarn is by Harrisville Designs, known for their fine yarns.  Open weave design with scalloped edges.   brown beads are woven into the open design in an 8-inch section at each end of the scarf. Pattern is 3 beads, 2 beads, and then 6 single beads; 2 rows of 3 patterns each per section.  Measures a generous 6 by 80 inches. Donated by Kitty Van Gunten, Simsbury, CT
 
 
#12  Patti's Holiday Cookie Balls
Cookie Balls
Are they candy or are they cookies? Premium white chocolate on the outside, your choice of chocolate, peanut butter, golden Oreo or other holiday flavor on the inside. 2 dozen rich, luscious treats to share throughout the holidays. They're outrageously good! Donated by Patti Cox, Louisville, KY
 
 
#13  Holiday Time Lighted Gingerbread Schoolhouse
Holiday Gingerbread Schoolhouse
From the 2005 Gingerbread Collection, this enchanting holiday centerpiece can be displayed on its own or in a village setting.  Gumdrops and candy canes beckon gingerbread boys and girls to school.  Light illuminates the house and casts a warm glow.  Includes 6-foot power cord with on/off switch and c7 bulb.  Hand painted poly resin; about 9 inches tall.  In original box and styrofoam packing. Donated by Dan and Leslie Spoone
 
 
#14  Giant Old-time Radio Sampler
Old Time Radio Treasure Chest

An incredible collection of approximately 18,000 shows and pieces of audio history, all organized on one flash drive.  From the early days of radio and throughout the history of the 20th century, this sampler will delight you with adventure, mystery and detective, suspense, scifi, comedy, westerns, drama, history, and much much more - a truly amazing collection of memories and nostalgia. Donated by Bill Sparks, Indianapolis, IN

 

 
 
#15  Melt-in-your-mouth Maple Fudge
Maple Fudge
A big box of delicious maple fudge made by Brian Charlson and Vickie Vogt. An incredibly yummy experience guaranteed to help you re-think your chocolate addiction. Donated by Brian Charlson and Vickie Vogt, Watertown, MA
 
 
#16  Doggie Holiday
Doggie Holiday
Large sturdy gray and forest green Ruffwear Haul Bag keeps dog gear organized and accessible.  Interior and exterior zippered and mesh pockets keep gear organized.  ID sleeve lets you display important information.   The bag has a shoulder strap and handles for easy carrying.  Approximate size:  12 inches high, 12 inches wide and 16 inches long.  Tucked inside is a two-pound canister of oatmeal and cranberry Country Vet Natural Quick bite cookies for dogs, a 13- by 12-inch tan jute tote bag with shoulder strap, a dinosaur dog toy with squeaker, a lime green and black Tail Buddy dog toy with squeaker, a 50-count package of lemon and marigold scented True Blue Ear Wipes, a 22 3/4- by 19 1/2-inch red drying pet towel by Pet Inc., and a small collapsible bowl by Pet Made.  The carry bag is wrapped with clear cellophane and tied with two red curly bows. Donated by Guide Dog Users Inc. (GDUI) and members DeAnna Noriega and Gretchen Maune
 
#17  Thomas Kinkade Music Box
Music Box
A limited-edition exclusive collectible from the Bradford Exchange.  Open a window to the holiday wonders that Thomas Kinkade so beautifully envisioned with the first-ever Thomas Kinkade Holiday Memories Music Box with motion and light.  Handcrafted with the look of rich, mahogany-toned burled wood and a beautifully frosted glass lid featuring its title in an elegant script.  Inside the music box is an intricately sculpted, hand-painted Thomas Kinkade village, complete with welcoming homes, landscaping, figures, and iridescent snow.  Lift the lid and the Christmas village inside glows with light while a moving miniature train travels around the scene.  Plays a medley of 8 holiday tunes.  Sculpted design on the exterior of the music box adds the perfect touch of elegance.  Hand-numbered with matching Certificate of Authenticity.  6-1/4 inches long. Donated by ACB Lions
 
#18  Maker's Mark Gourmet Bourbon Balls
Bourbon Balls
An elegant gift for family, friends and business associates. Fine, handcrafted chocolates made from an old family recipe; laced with a generous touch of Maker's Mark Bourbon Whiskey. One pound gift box contains 32 delicious pieces. Donated by Greater Louisville Council of the Blind, Louisville, KY
 
 
#19  ACB Computer Bag and Power Bank
Computer BagPower Bank
Stylish and durable 600-D polyester charcoal gray and black messenger bag with the ACB logo on the front.  The main compartment includes a padded sleeve that fits most 17-inch laptops, a pocket for iPad, tablet, every-reader or other electronic device, and another large compartment for cords, cables - even braille magazines or large print materials.  Protective flap secured with a Velcro closure.  Zip pocket and pen loop on the front flap, two zip pockets below the flap, and two open side pockets for additional storage.  Adjustable shoulder strap plus a top grab handle.  16-3/4 by 11-1/2 by 4 in.  Inside is an ACB mega power bank, an ideal back-up for your portable devices.  Power bank with the ACB logo features a high-capacity 11,000 mAh lithium polymer battery, output cords for tablets and smartphones, 2 USB and one micro USB ports for charging multiple devices at the same time, and a micro USB to USB cable for charging the power bank.  Indicator light shows when the power bank is fully charged.  Compatible with Apple, Android and other devices that charge through a USB cable.  UL listed.  Winner's choice of silver, black, blue or white power bank. Donated by the ACB Mini Mall

 
#20  Falling in Love with Philosophy
Philosophy Set
An incredible skin care set that will pamper and please.  Falling in Love is a sparkling berry, smooth floral, romantic fragrance, created to make you feel romantic and sensual.  Sun-ripened blackberry captivates the senses; smooth, sparkling jasmine inspires romance; and vanilla melts deliciously over your skin.  Set includes 32 ounces of luxurious shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath infused with the romantic, sensual scent of falling in love; leaves you feeling absolutely, positively romantic from head to toe. The 3-in-1 formula helps cleanse and condition skin and hair to leave it feeling soft and smooth.  Just dampen body and hair and slowly massage shampoo and shower gel into your skin and hair.  Also includes 32 ounces of philosophy's fragrance-infused olive oil body scrub, designed to exfoliate while moisturizing skin. Features exfoliants including diatomaceous earth and sea salt to gently resurface and help soften rough, dry skin. Olive oil helps condition and moisturize skin, leaving it feeling smooth and silky soft.  You'll also receive 4 ounces of Eau de Parfum formulated with the richest, most refined blend of fragrance oils to provide a finer, stronger, longer lasting scent; 8 ounces of Whipped Body Cr`eme formulated with shea butter, aloe, and olive fruit extract that melts onto your skin and moisturizes, soothes, and protects skin after your shower; and a Mesh Puff Sponge that creates a rich lather with just a small quantity of cleaning soap or shower gel and helps exfoliate and scrub all of your frame without being too scratchy, giving your skin a healthy natural glow. Donated by Connie Jacomini, Gilbert, AZ

 
#21  Strawberry Nut Bread
Strawberry Nut Bread
4 4-inch by 6-inch loaves of yummy fresh-baked strawberry nut bread brings the flavor of spring right to your holiday table. Donated by Margarine Beaman, Austin, TX
 
 
#22  Exquisite Topaz Set
Topaz Set
Dripping in gemstones, this classically styled drop necklace and bracelet will stun and amaze.  The delicate 18-inch double necklace with 1 inch extender and lobster clasp features genuine blue oval topaz stones surrounded by cubic zirconia; a 5mm blue topaz dangles from the center of the necklace.  The matching 7 1/2 inch bracelet has 4 5mm oval topaz and cubic zirconia on an elegant double chain with 1 inch extender and lobster clasp.  Attractively boxed for easy gift giving.  Rhodium-plated pure silver over brass. Donated by Kim Charlson, Watertown, MA

 
#23  Blue Tie-dye Blanket
Tie Dye Blanket
A big polar fleece blanket; blue and white tie-dye on one side and blue on the other.  Finished edges.  The perfect cozy cover for those cold winter nights.  Handcrafted; approximately 60 x 90 inches. Donated by Nancy Becker, Chief Accountant, ACB Office, Brooklyn Center, MN
 

#24  Taste of Wisconsin Gift Box

Taste of Wisconsin Box
There's no cheese like Wisconsin cheese, and this amazing gift box includes the best of the best.  Enjoy one pound pieces of brick, Cheddar, Havarti, and Swiss cheese.  Plenty for holiday trays, snacking while watching football, and including in your favorite tasty recipes.  This package will be directly shipped to the winning bidder from the Maple Leaf Cheese Store in Juda, Wisconsin. Donated by Mike Hartwig, Wausau, Wi

 
#25  T-Fal OptiGrill

OptiGrill
The T-Fal OptiGrill is the first electric grill with precision grilling technology. It cooks food to your preference based on the program selected (burger, poultry, sandwiches, sausage and pork, red meat or fish) and by measuring the thickness of the food. The OptiGrill automatically adapts its grilling cycles to the thickness of the food. It lets you know the cooking progress and beeps at rare, medium and well done, so you know when your meal is cooked the way you like it! The grill has a defrost setting for cooking food from frozen to perfect in minutes and a manual setting for vegetables and personal recipes. 1,800-watt heating element; brushed stainless steel housing with dishwasher-safe removable ceramic grill plates.  Comes with a print recipe book and a 1-year limited warranty. Donated by Connie Jacomini, Gilbert, AZ
 
#26  Reno Nights

Reno Nights
Get a head start on attending the 2017 ACB Conference and Convention in Reno, Nevada. Includes two nights during convention week at the Nugget Hotel, headquarters for the 56th annual ACB convention. Treat yourself with a $50 visa card to several meals at Rosie's Caf`e, the Rotisserie Buffet, Starbucks, or other restaurants located inside the Nugget and featuring very good food at very reasonable prices. And there's $80 in cold hard cash to spend anywhere you like; maybe you'll hit a big jackpot in the casino. An incredible start to an incredible week with ACB! Donated by the Nevada Council of the Blind, Janet Dickelman, ACB Convention Co-ordinator, St. Paul, MN, and Carla Ruschival, ACB Treasurer, Louisville, KY

#27  Kim's Southern Pralines
Kim's Pralines

A delicious confection that says Louisiana goodness in every bite, pralines are thought to have originated in 18th century France.  The recipe was brought to the New World by French settlers who found sugar cane and pecan trees in Louisiana - both perfect for pralines. Almonds were used in the original candy, but soon gave way to pecans.  You'll receive a holiday tin containing two dozen pralines made by Kim Hebert with white cane sugar; the perfect treat for any holiday table or snacking all by yourself.  Donated by Kim Hebert, Lafayette, LA, Chair, ACB Summer Auction Committee

#28  Amazon Echo
Amazon Echo
Amazon Echo allows hands-free convenience with voice-control.  Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing.  Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service.  Controls lights, switches, and thermostats with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Nest, and ecobee smart home devices.  Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino's, and more.  Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice.  Fills the room with immersive, 360-degree omni-directional audio.  Color: black. Donated by Rick Morin, MA
 
 
#29  Forest Ranger Nutcracker
Forest Ranger Nutcracker
Original Steinbach Volkskunst forest ranger nutcracker from West Germany (stamped on bottom). He wears a green hat with golden deer stamp and feathers and trimmed with gold braid. His uniform is gray with green cuffs, trimmed with gold medallions on red epaulettes. He wears black boots and is on a green stand. Measures 16 1/2 inches tall by 4 inches wide. Donated by Florida Council of the Blind
 
 
#30  Mediterranean Delight Food Box
Mediterranean Food Box
The contents of this box will enhance most any dish you make, and the aromas will surely bring family and friends to the table. The box itself is an antique wooden mailing crate.  It contains actual postmarks from places it has been.  Made of pine, the box has a slide-on, slide-off top, and when all the contents are gone, can be used to store just about anything you like.  Contains black salt, pomegranate molasses, oil-cured black olives, ginger powder, and hot garam masala. Donated by Musa Firad, owner of Marlaina's Mediterranean Kitchen, Burien, WA
 
 
#31  Plush Yellow Lab in Harness
Plush Yellow Lab
This cute guide puppy is on the job, ready to visit many great and wonderful places. Approximately 10 inches tall. Comes with his own handmade guide dog harness, leash, and personalized name tag (up to 7 braille characters). Donated by Keri Bishop, Tucson, AZ
 
  
#32  Special-Interest Membership Bonus
Special Interest Membership Bonus
Join one or join them all! Now you can be a member of any or all of ACB's special-interest affiliates, all at the same time. The Library Users of America (LUA) will pay your 2016 membership dues to the ACB special-interest affiliates of your choice. Join the groups you know and love; try out new affiliates, too. No need to send payment to each affiliate; just give LUA the list of groups you want to join and let them hassle with all of the individual payments. Donated by Library Users of America (LUA)
 
 
#33  Brian's Holiday Cookies-2
Brian's Holiday Cookies
Holiday goodness in every bite. Winner will receive 3 dozen delicious holiday cookies to help make the season bright, warm and tasty. Package will contain one dozen of each of three kinds of cookies. Donated by Brian Charlson and Vickie Vogt, Watertown, MA

 

 

#34  Naughty and Nice Set

CandleMugs

Cozy up to this unique crackling candle with a mug of holiday cheer!  (1) Set of 2 20-ounce Naughty and Nice Pfaltzgraff Winterberry porcelain mugs - "Happy Holidays" on both sides in red above Santa in his red suit, holding his list.  On one he holds naughty, on the other nice.  White mug with green rim.  Dishwasher and microwave safe.  (2)  Scented jar candle, White Cedar Leaf - Single wooden wick charms with a genuine woodfire glow and heartwarming crackle.  Pale green wax in wood-textured clear glass jar; 10 cm high; burn time, 40 to 60 hours.  Donated by Jeff and Leslie Thom, Sacramento, CA

 
#35  Heirloom Quilt
Heirloom Quilt
Beautiful handmade quilt crafted by ACB's own Margarine Beaman is sure to become a treasured heirloom.  Diagonal squares of varied prints, patterns and solids are surrounded by a border of quilted teal and edged with floral fabric.  Backing is milk chocolate and cream; 19 inches at top is yellow with teal stitching.  67.5 by 71.5 inches. Donated by Margarine Beaman, Austin, TX

 
#36 Iconic Michigan Gift Box
Michigan Gift Box
Exclusive Michigan "Home Is Where the Heart Is" gift box filled with all kinds of yummy treats, including Germack Lions Peanuts, Faygo Red Pop, Vernors Ginger Ale, Sanders Milk Chocolate Hot Fudge Dessert Topping, Velvet Creamy Peanut Butter, Better Made Old Fashion Licorice, Martha's Original Mackinac Island Fudge Chocolate, Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, and Cherry Republic Cherry Jam.  Also comes with a Flower Bottle Cap Magnet made of prehistoric Petoskey Stone (Michigan's state stone), a Heart of Michigan Logo Decal, and a gift note that reads "Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired." Donated by the Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

 
#37  Tri-colored Love Knot Set
Love Knot Set
Swirls of endless silver, gold, rose gold and diamonds make up these beautiful pieces. A symbol of love that cannot be untied. 14kt gold over silver with diamonds. 18-inch chain with love knot pendant; pierced knot earrings. Donated by the Kentucky Council of the Blind
 
 
#38 ACB Students Surviving Finals
ACB Students Surviving Finals

A great collection of items to help you through finals or any super-stressful situation.  (1) Blue jasmine-scented therapeutic gel stress ball - soothe, calm and rejuvenate your mind through aromatherapy while squeezing the stress away!  Helps relieve arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome pain while improving blood flow; great for hand strengthening and hand therapy.  (2) 30-count bottle of Super Orange 1000 mg tablets of Vitamin C - immune support with more vitamin C than 10 oranges; contains antioxidants, B vitamins and electrolytes.  (3) OXO Good Grips 15-ounce double wall travel mug in silver - keeps beverages hot or cold; 3 silicone seals insure no leaks; BPA free; lid comes apart for easy cleaning; fits in most standard cup holders.  (4) Teviwin Ultralight Universal Click Stylus Pen Ballpoint Pen - it's a pen; it's a stylus; sensitive as a finger touch; durable soft head protects your screen against scratches and fingerprints; for iPhones, Samsung Galaxy S6, Universal Touch Screens Devices, iPads, and tablets; one each orange, green, black, blue, and red.   (5) Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray, Orange Vanilla Scent - kills germs naturally; alcohol-free; safe for kids; no gloppy gels; no artificial colors.  (6) Flannel Throw Blanket by Bedsure - 100% plush warm, cozy, fluffy microfiber polyester; lightweight, super-soft, and durable; wrinkle-, shrink- and fade-resistant; does not shed.  Machine wash cold on gentle, tumble dry on low; avoid direct heat; do not bleach.  50 by 60 inches; navy blue.  (7) Accell 3-Outlet Travel Surge Protector with Dual USB Charging Ports - 3 transformer space outlets, supports bulky transformers; 612 joules of absorption capacity surge protection, 2 USB charging outlets (2.1A, 5V, 10w shared power) for charging mobile devices, folding plug impact-resistant housing protects during travel; white; ETL Listed.  (8) Nalgene On The Fly Water Bottle - clear with blue and White Cap; 20 ounces; BPA free; dishwasher-safe.  (9) Oxford Ruled Index Cards - pack of 100 3 by 5 White cards. (10) 9-Line 28-cell braille slate - perfect for jotting down a quick note or phone number; green plastic slate with one green and one red stylus. Donated by ACB Students

 
#39  Orange or Lemon Zest Cake
Zest Cake
This deliciously moist cake is made with the juice and zest from whole oranges or lemons, and topped with orange or lemon glaze. Baked in a floral, crown, wreath, or star Bundt pan; serves 12. A perfect addition to your holiday entertaining table. Orange or lemon cake; winner's choice. Donated by Kathy Brandt, Laurel, MD
 
 
#40  Beats Mixr On-Ear Headphones
Beats Headphones
These world-class headphones are perfect for DJs, producers and music lovers alike. Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad. Professional-level, club-caliber sound. Sturdy, lightweight, durable. Dual inputs so you can plug in on either side. Designed to be heard over a crowd, Beats Mixr headphones deliver extremely deep bass at extraordinarily high volume. Rotating ear cups swivel back behind the ears, then rotate back for total isolation. With daisy chain connectors, it's easy to share what you're listening to. Headband is super lightweight and ultra-flexible; folds easily. Includes Beats Mixr on-ear headphone, 3.5mm coiled DJ audio cable, 1/4-Inch audio adapter, in-line control and mic cable, and carrying case. Donated by Connie Jacomini, Gilbert, AZ
 
 
#41  Handcrafted Stick Horse
Stick Horse
Handcrafted from a lovely purple lavender and pastel blue abstract print fabric, the horse's mane and reins are made of a coordinating blue yarn. The stick part of the horse is covered in the same fabric and screws apart for easy shipping or storage. Bottom section is slightly longer to make it easy to tell the stick sections apart. Donated by Keri Bishop, Tucson, AZ
 
 
#42 - Sharon's Christmas Cookies
Sharon's Cookies
A festive holiday tin filled with Sharon Lovering's cookies. Made from a secret family recipe, these Christmas cookies come in lots of holiday shapes - trees, bells and much more - and are frosted and decorated for the festive season. Fresh-baked holiday goodness in every bite. Donated by Sharon Lovering, ACB Braille Forum Editor, Alexandria, VA
 
#43  Ardleigh Elliott Nutcracker Musical Egg
Nutcracker Musical Egg
Exquisite limited-edition egg-shaped music box celebrating three artistic legends - The Nutcracker Ballet, the black lacquer artistry of the Russian Palekh Masters, and the magnificent style of Peter Carl Faberge. Egg and base of this dramatic collectible are expertly handcrafted of fine Heirloom Porcelain, adorned with vignettes and a base panorama that depict classic scenes from The Nutcracker Ballet, each captured in the rich colors and details found in the Palekh masters' stunning artwork. This extraordinary Peter Carl Faberge-style musical egg is hinged and opens to reveal an enameled pewter sculpture of the Nutcracker Prince. Egg, base and Nutcracker Prince are adorned with gleaming 22K gold accents, scrollwork, and sparkling simulated gems. Plays Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite March". Hand-numbered with Certificate of Authenticity. About 5 1/2 inches high. Donated by American Council of the Blind Lions (ACBL)
 
 
#44  Cook's Essentials Air Fryer
Air Fryer
With a large 5.3-quart capacity and six presets, this powerful Cook's Essentials air fryer makes it easy to quickly cook up delicious meals for a crowd.  Pop in a whole 6-pound chicken. Delight the kids with chicken fingers. Wow your guests with wings and mozzarella sticks. Bake casseroles and cakes. The perforated basket divider lets you cook two different foods at the same time without them coming into contact. And if you're on the road to healthier eating, take comfort in the fact that this fryer uses little to no oil. From Cook's Essentials(R) Kitchenware.  Includes 5.3-quart air fryer, nonstick fry basket, perforated basket divider, and recipes.  1700 watts total power,  six preset functions including French fries, chicken, steak, fish, preheat, and Quick 5. Up to 30-minute timer and LED display. Dishwasher-safe basket/divider. Measures 13-1/2 inches by 12 inches by 15 inches and weighs 12 pounds.  50-inch cord.  ETL listed; 60-day limited manufacturer's warranty. Donated by Debbie Hazelton, Dothan, AL

 
#45  Whoopie Pies-2
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Whoopie pies are a sandwich of two cake-like cookies with a cream center. Whoopie pies originated in Lancaster County and are one of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country's best-known and most-loved comfort foods for locals and visitors alike. They were created by Lancaster's Amish and Pennsylvania German communities and the recipes have been handed down for years. Winner chooses one or two of the following flavors: chocolate with vanilla, peanut butter, green mint, or strawberry icing; pumpkin with cream cheese icing; or chocolate chip with vanilla icing. Enjoy one dozen of these yummy treats; enough to share with friends, or keep them all for yourself. Donated by George Holliday, Philadelphia, PA
 
 
#46  Collapsible Travel Kennel
Carrying CaseTravel Kennel
What a great way to let your dog enjoy the outdoors when you're away from home! This octagonal kennel is made of black mesh, red- and cream-colored canvas. The canvas bottom velcros in place and is removable to let your pooch enjoy the grass. Zippered top is mesh. Kennel measures 22 inches high by 48 inches wide. Comes with a 21 x 27 x 2 inch canvas carrying case. Donated by Keri Bishop, Tucson, AZ
 
#47  FM/AM/USB Bluetooth Tabletop Radio

Bluetooth Radio

The Sangean FM/AM/USB Bluetooth Digital Tabletop Radio with remote has jaw-popping sound, an elegant piano black wood finish, and tons of features.  Includes a USB port for playing MP3/WMA files from a USB drive, a headphone jack for private listening, snooze, adjustable tuning step, dual alarm timer by radio, buzzer or media (by USB), dynamic bass compensation for richer bass, and rotary bass and treble control. Also has 10 station presets; high contrast LCD display with automatic and adjustable backlight; built-in Bluetooth wireless audio streaming; clock and adjustable alarm volume; adjustable nap timer, sleep timer and snooze function; USB MP3/WMA playback; loudness On/Off, bass and treble controls; FM stereo on lineout and headphone; and extra large 3-inch 7W full range speaker with enlarged magnet. I/O Jacks include DC-in, AC-in, AUX-in, subwoofer out, headphone and FM F terminal+ AM Ant-in (USA) external or internal antenna selection. Donated by Bill Sparks, Indianapolis, IN

#48  Handcrafted Wind Chimes
Wind Chimes
These wonderful wind chimes are handcrafted by artist Tami Sioux from silver-plated flatware.  The sound of the flatware gently moving in the wind is wonderful.  Each piece of flatware is suspended from salad tongs by decorative multi-colored beads in various shapes and sizes.  The chimes are weighted by a central crystal, thereby allowing them to move in the wind.  32 inches long. Donated by Marlaina Lieberg, Burien, WA
 
#49  Melt-in-your-mouth Maple Fudge-2
Maple Fudge
A big box of delicious maple fudge made by Brian Charlson and Vickie Vogt. An incredibly yummy experience guaranteed to help you re-think your chocolate addiction. Donated by Brian Charlson and Vickie Vogt, Watertown, MA
 
 
#50  Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon Fire Stick
With this small powerful device, you can enjoy over 7,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video, NBC, Watch ESPN, Disney, and more. Launch and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say "play Game of Thrones" or "launch Netflix" and Alexa will respond instantly. Plus, play music, find movie show times, order a pizza, and more - just ask! No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch the best of live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, FOX, and others with a subscription to Sling TV, or top-rated primetime shows with CBS All Access. Find the best way to watch with universal search results from over 90 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video. Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to Prime Video, featuring thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost. Plus, members can add over 70 premium and specialty channels like STARZ and SHOWTIME - no cable or satellite subscription necessary. Pick up where you left off. Bring hit shows and movies with you when you travel. Plug Fire TV Stick into any TV's HDMI port, connect to Wi-Fi, and continue watching. Donated by Blind Information Technology Specialists (BITS)
 
 
#51  Royal Guard Nutcracker
Royal Guard Nutcracker
Erzgebirge British Royal Guard Soldier made in Germany. Mustached blue-eyed British Guard soldier wears a black faux fur hat and beard, red jacket and blue pants, and stands on a gray wood base. Measures 15 inches tall by 4 1/2 inches wide. Label on bottom "Erzgebirge, Made in GDR". Note that the German Democratic Republic (GDR) existed between 1949 and 1990. Donated by Florida Council of the Blind
 
 
#52  Reversible Fleece Blanket
Fleece Blanket
This reversible polar fleece throw/blanket adds warmth and elegance to any decor. Red on one side and blue on the other, the blanket measures a big 50 by 91 inches. Machine washable and dryer safe, this blanket will always look good and keep you cozy! Use as a throw on chilly evenings in front of the TV; large enough to use as a blanket on a single bed. Donated by Sue Olson, member, ACB of Minnesota
 
 
#53  Garrett Popcorn Gift Certificate
Popcorn Gift Certificate

A big $50 gift certificate lets you choose your favorite flavors of this famous Chicago popcorn. Garrett's signature blend of kernels are hot air popped and then mixed into their secret family recipes. Every batch is handmade throughout the day and the result is an irresistible snacking sensation. Choose Garrett Mix, a blend of their famous CaramelCrisp and CheeseCorn recipes. Or indulge in Plain, Buttery, Cashew CaramelCrisp, Almond CaramelCrisp, Pecan CaramelCrisp and Macadamia CaramelCrisp. Comes tucked inside a red aluminum ACB logo credit card case that keeps your ID, insurance, business and credit cards organized and easy to find; protects your chip cards from prying eyes. Donated by Illinois Council of the Blind

 

 
 #54  Angel Cameo Necklace
Angel Necklace
This blue resin and crystal sterling silver heart cameo pendant necklace is perfect for any occasion. Let the angel on this cameo pendant watch over your loved one. Crystals frame the pendant to add a touch of sparkle. Says "Guardian Angel Protect Me" on the back. Rhodium-plated sterling silver 18-inch Singapore chain with spring-ring closure. Angel is blue resin; pendant is 25 x 25 mm. Donated by the Kentucky Council of the Blind
 
 
#55  Target Shopping Spree
Target Gift Certificate
Shop for mom, dad, the kids, friends - even yourself.  You'll find all sorts of ways to spend this $50 gift card from Target this holiday season. Donated by the Council of Citizens with Low Vision (CCLVI)
 

#56  Patti's Holiday Cookie Balls-2
Cookie Balls
Are they candy or are they cookies? Premium white chocolate on the outside, your choice of chocolate, peanut butter, golden Oreo or other holiday flavor on the inside. 2 dozen rich, luscious treats to share throughout the holidays. They're outrageously good! Donated by Patti Cox, Louisville, KY
 
 
#57  Olympus Voice Recorder
Voice Recorder
The new sleek design of the WS-852 Olympus voice recorder allows you to capture conversations naturally, even while having the recorder in your pocket. This innovative recorder features new technologies optimal for business use to achieve high-quality recording. Features USB Direct connection, MP3 recording format, 4gb internal memory, Micro SD card slot, true stereo microphone, and auto mode. Measures just 4.4 inches by 0.7 inches by 1.5 inches and weighs 2.6 ounces.  Color: silver. Donated by ACB Students

 
#58  Lenox Ornaments
Lenox Ornaments
This collection of five different Lenox bejeweled silver-plated ornaments are elegant and festive; a colorful crystal adds sparkle and shine to the center of each ornament.  Includes a 3-7/8-inch snowflake with an icy blue crystal, a 5-inch spire with a richly colored purple crystal, a 4-3/8-inch classic holiday tree with a green crystal, a 3-1/2-inch romantic heart with a heart-shaped ruby red crystal, and a 4-3/4-inch cross with a diamond-bright crystal.  Keep the ornaments for yourself, or share with friends; each ornament would make a lovely cherished gift. Donated by Connie Jacomini, Gilbert, AZ

 
#59  Popcorn and Fudge Gift Box
Popcorn and Fudge Gift Box
From creamy and delectable fudge to amazing popcorn to soft and chewy saltwater taffy, this box of yummy goodness is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth! Half-pound tubs of fudge include chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, and turtle. Resealable bags of popcorn include cotton candy kettle, cheddar cheese, Main Street mix (a blend of caramel, cheddar, and butter), caramel pecan and dark chocolate sea salt. There's a pound of saltwater taffy in a mix of 20 different flavors. Shipped directly to the winner for best freshness. A great item to share or keep all to yourself. Donated by ACB of Minnesota
 
 
#60  SunLabz Solar Backpack
Solar Backpack
Never be left with a drained battery or caught in a dead zone with this lightweight, travel-friendly solar charger backpack (7W) with 10,000 mAh power bank, 1.8L hydration pack and ergonomic carrying system from SunLabz. The light, portable pack can hold and charge all your small mobile essentials using solar energy with the attached solar panel and Voltage Stability Controller. The anti-scratch solar panel is encased in a lightweight, durable, weather-resistant PVC fabric. Compatible with the fastest charging speed for Apple, Android, tablets, and USB-powered devices. If the sun isn't shining, rely on the 10,000mAh power bank to carry you through the day. Backpack is red and measures 10 x 18 x 5 inches. Features a zippered main compartment, several interior compartments, and 2 exterior zippered compartments (including one hidden compartment); prevent damage to your devices while traveling by tucking them in one of the perfectly-sized and secure compartments. Donated by Kim Charlson, ACB President, Watertown, MA
 
 
#61  Surviving Winter Kit
Surviving Winter Kit

It's cold outside, but this array of warm winter products is sure to keep you warm and cozy. (1) Kaffina Kaffe Premium Gourmet Ground Coffee - medium roasted Guatemalan Antigua coffee is 100% pure high quality Arabica coffee beans with Kosher certified complexity; medium roasted bean with a full-bodied deep smoky flavor; pre-ground, ready to brew; beans are vacuum-sealed immediately after grinding to preserve freshness; perfect for morning or afternoon pick-me-up.  (2)  OXO Good Grips 15-ounce double wall travel mug in red - keeps beverages hot or cold; 3 silicone seals insure no leaks; BPA free; lid comes apart for easy cleaning; fits in most standard cup holders.  (3) Taylors of Harrogate Classic Tea Variety Box, 48 Count - 4 flavors, 16 bags each.  (4) KIRKLAND Signature Chocolates of the World - a big 2-pound jar of delicious chocolates from around the world, each individually wrapped.  (5) Classic Luxurious Soft Cashmere Feel Unisex Winter Scarf - extremely soft, warm, woven fabric; Buffalo Plaid black and red; 70 by 12 inches; machine washable.  (6) Agloves Sport Touchscreen Gloves - increases finger conductivity, reduces screen smudges and fingerprints, protects hands from public dirt and germs; black; medium/large.  (7) Organic Silver Lozenges - soothing honey with lemon; perfect for cough, throat and mouth health, dry mouth or even daily supplementation and immune support; contains a teaspoon of 30ppm silver solution in each drop.  20-count package.  (8) Finum Brewing Basket - black 18/10 stainless-steel mesh basket framed in heat-resistant plastic; does not affect taste or aroma; lid helps maintain warm temperature longer and can be flipped over to use as a drip-off tray; fits cups from 2.8 to 4 inches in diameter; dishwasher-safe, or clean under tap water.  (9) Hot Chocolate on a Stick - 3-pack of gourmet 2-ounce bars of salted caramel, marshmallow, and spicy Mexican rich Belgian chocolate, served on a wooden spoon; just add to hot milk, water or coffee and you'll have a premium hot chocolate beverage right at home; finely crafted in the USA with the highest quality ingredients. Donated by ACB Students

 
 
#62  Plush Black Lab in Harness
Plush Black Lab
This cute guide puppy is on the job, ready to visit many great and wonderful places.  Approximately 10 inches tall. Comes with his own handmade guide dog harness, leash, and personalized name tag (up to 7 braille characters). Donated by Keri Bishop, Tucson, AZ
 
#63  Evolve George Foreman Grill
George Foreman Grill
The George Foreman 5-Serving Evolve grill is a complete cooking center.  The 3-in-1 capabilities and simple digital time and temperature controls will change the way you prepare food. Use the durable ceramic grill plates for your traditional grilling needs with steak, chicken, fish, and vegetables. Then swap them out for the deep-dish bake pan or the muffin insert that can be used for a variety of tasks. Plates are removable and dishwasher-safe. Take home this versatile grill and get restaurant-quality results for every meal! Floating hinge; color: red. Donated by the Arizona Council of the Blind

 
#64  See's Candy
See's Candy
Make your holiday special with this big 2-pound box of See's chocolates.  An ACB auction perennial favorite, this assortment of soft centers is perfect for sharing at a party or for snacking any time.  Yum yum! Donated by Washington Council of the Blind

 
#65  5 Regal Movie Passes-2
Movie Passes
Use these movie passes at any Regal Entertainment theater; a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, or save them for any special occasion. Good until 2099. Donated by Tennessee Council of the Blind
 
 
#66  Snowman Berkshire Holiday Throw
Snowman Throw
Velvety-soft throw has a khaki background filled with snowmen and snowflakes. Some of the snowmen have blue-striped scarves, light blue mittens and dark blue hats; others have blue- and red-striped scarves with red mittens and red hats; and still others have blue- and red-striped scarves with dark blue mittens and light blue hats. 100% polyester. 55 x 70 inches. Donated by Connie Jacomini, Gilbert, AZ
 
 
#67  Pumpkin/cranberry Muffins
Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
A taste sensation from America's Southwest. Muffins baked fresh by Keri Bishop and shipped directly from the heart of the American desert. Donated by Keri Bishop, Tucson, AZ
 
 
#68  Pearl and Crystal Bracelet Set
Pearl and Crystal Bracelet
Oh so comfortable and oh so stylish! Create a beautifully layered look or wear one of these stretch bracelets alone. Dress them up or down; mix and match - they go with everything. 7 different cultured freshwater white pearl and crystal bracelets; sterling silver accents. 7-8mm pearls; bracelets are 7.5" long. Donated by the Kentucky Council of the Blind
 
 
#69  Deck the Halls with Coke
Deck the Halls SetA fun collection that is sure to bring cheer to every occasion.  (1) Add elegance to your holiday table with this silver-plated Christmas server from the International Silver company.  Engraved with the words "Merry Christmas" and ribbons and boughs.  11 1/2 inches long; comes in its original box.  (2) Bring the fun of the season to any room with these cute ceramic elves. One is wearing a red outfit and boots with green hat and leotards and is playing leapfrog.  Another has a rusty hat and leotards with green boots and outfit, and is sitting with one hand against the ground and feet crossed.  The third is laying down resting her head on her left hand, and she is wearing a tan hat and leotards with a green outfit and boots.  Elves are 2 1/2 to 4 inches tall.  (3) Calling Coca Cola collectors!  Red Fruit of the Loom heavy cotton T-shirt that reads "Things Go Better With Coke".  Red shirt with white lettering on the front.  Size 2XL Donated by Dan and Leslie Spoone, Orlando, FL

 

 #70  Disney Holiday Train set
Disney Train Set
All aboard for a Disney Christmas! Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto ride the two lighted train cars around the track; makes engine and horn sounds and plays "Jingle Bells." The two cars total 13.5 in. long and 6.7 in. high. Track is 53 in. in diameter. Requires 4 AA batteries, not included. Caution: This is not a toy and is not intended for play by children. Donated by Carla Ruschival, Louisville, KY