Looking for that perfect hostess gift, how about a holiday gift or just something for yourself that is unique and unusual? Well, you may find it at the Shorewood Foundation Dinner and Auction. The Shorewood Foundation, a nonprofit entity, works to enhance the character and quality of life in our great community.
Some of the unusual auction items available include a hand-painted rain barrel, as previously reported in Patch. The rain barrel was painted by the 4200 Block of North Ardmore. The painting was filled in by the block after local artist Amy Thomas sketched out the design.
Also of interest is an original acrylic painting created just for the event. Jenny Steinman Heyden, a local artist and columnist for Patch, has created a painting entitled “Ode To Shorewood." The painting consists of images of Shorewood in caricature and includes not only many of the buildings of Shorewood, but also the residents and wildlife found in Shorewood. Jenny, a graduate of Shorewood High School, is committed to the Village of Shorewood and was happy to create a special work of art to show her appreciation to the community.
Besides the art, another unusual item up for auction is the opportunity for four to ride on a North Shore fire truck in the Shorewood 4th of July parade in 2013.
In addition to the unusual, there are many other items up for bid which would make wonderful gifts for others or treats for oneself. There are tickets to a Green Bay Packer game, tickets for cultural events in Milwaukee and gifts cards to many of the generous Shorewood merchants.
If you are looking to improve the curb appeal of your house there is a $1,000 gift certificate for LandWorks Inc. to be used for any landscaping design, landscaping installation or maintenance project. In addition to a redesign project you may be interested in the installation at your home of a 4'x8' pine raised garden bed in May of 2013 which was donated by the Victory Garden Initiative or on a smaller scale two hours of garden consultation with Judy Kaiser, the Village of Shorewood horticulturist.
The dinner and auction is Nov. 3, 6 p.m. at Hubbard Park Lodge. Tickets are $100 per person and tickets may be obtained from Mike McCauley at 277-5525 or Kristin Fraser at 962-2275.