2018 Red Tie Gala Live Auction

#1 Escape to Cancun


Enjoy three nights, four days in sunny Cancun. You’ll stay in a one-bedroom suite that sleeps four at the Crown Paradise Club All Inclusive Resort. All of your beverages and meals are included with multiple bars and restaurants to choose from. All-inclusive fees are covered for two, add a second couple or kids for $100 per day, per guest. Resort facilities and activities include four swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball, mini golf, a game room and children’s areas. A full service spa and golf are available for an additional fee.

Based on availability. Must be used between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Airfare/taxi are not included.

Courtesy of Amy Letke

#2 Signed Bottle of Van Winkle Special Reserve

Take home your very own bottle of 12-year, Lot B, 90.4 proof Van Winkle Special Reserve. This bottle of “outrageously smooth and decadent” bourbon is signed by Julian Van Winkle III, the third generation of Van Winkle’s in the bourbon business.

Courtesy of John & Robyn Bischoff and Julian Van Winkle III

#3 Dine with a Star

damarius phillipsImagine hosting a dinner for four in your home with a star providing the food and doing the cooking!

Chef Damaris Phillips, Food Network Star and host of “Southern at Heart” cooking show, will customize a meal to be prepared in your own kitchen. A fun evening in the kitchen side-by-side with celebrity Chef Phillips can be yours. Learn new techniques, recipes and enjoy a one-on-one conversation with a master in her field.

As an added bonus, get up close and personal with Darrick Wood from the Louisville Public Radio show “Inside the Question.”, who also happens to be Damaris’ husband. Darrick will stimulate the mind with a conversation designed to create wonder and foster curiosity.T his dynamic duo will create an intimate and one of a kind dining experience that is not to be missed.

You’ll also receive a $100 gift certificate to Westport Whiskey and Wine to cover the cost of beverages and four hours of maid service to assist with clean up before or after the big event.

Tonight, take home a copy of Damaris’ recent cookbook, Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy: Down Home Classics for Vegetarians (and the Meat Eaters Who Love Them).

Dates must be mutually agreed upon, excludes Derby week and holidays.  Expires August 17, 2018.

Courtesy of Chef Damaris Phillips, Darrick Wood, Joanna Moel Reed, John & Robyn Bischoff, and Premiere Cleaning

#4 Beautiful Breckenridge

Retreat to the mountains for a one-week stay in a five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom house in breathtaking Breckenridge, Colorado. This exquisite, private home is over 4,000 square feet, sleeps 14 and overlooks a ten-mile mountain range. It also features a Jacuzzi, pool table, and close proximity to hiking, skiing, shopping and more.

Blackout dates include 4th of July week and Thanksgiving week. Expires December 22, 2018. Winning bidder must pay $350 cleaning fee.

Courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Jim Noppert

#5 Low-Key Vacation

Enjoy a low-key vacation in the Lower Keys when you spend six nights at this home in Big Pine Key, just 40 minutes from Key West. This three-and-a-half bedroom, two-bath home sleeps six to eight adults and two children. The home is located on a canal-front, dead-end, double-lot. The extra lot provides a secluded place to relax and build a fire after a day spent fishing or at the beach. If you love to fish, dive, spear fish or snorkel, you won’t find a better place in the United States.

Available April 4-20, May 1-14, June 7-30 or Aug 8 – Nov 30 only.

Courtesy of Brookstone Financial, LLC 

#6 Run for the Roses

Experience the tradition and excitement of the 143rd Kentucky Derby from your very own third-floor grandstand box, section 324, for six at Churchill Downs.

Courtesy of Churchill Downs, Inc.

#7 Nashville Getaway

pickler and benHop in the car and get away to Nashville, TN! This package includes two VIP tickets for a live taping of “Pickler & Ben” and a private dinner for two customized by Food Network Star, Chef Arnold Myint, at Blvd Nashville located in the historic Belmont area. 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points are included to go toward your accommodations as well as a $150 gift card for Union Common, a hip steakhouse on Broadway.

“Pickler & Ben” features the best in lifestyle and entertainment. Kellie and Ben are joined in segments by top celebrities, tastemakers and experts on everything from entertaining and home design to cooking, DIY and more.

Chef Myint has competed on “Top Chef” and “Food Network Star.” His work has been recognized in publications such as GQ Magazine, USA Today and Eater.com. Your meal will include appetizers, dinner, sides and dessert and will be customized based on your preferences.

Dates must be mutually agreed upon. “Pickler & Ben” tickets expire Dec. 10, 2018. The show is on hiatus April 5 – September 1, 2018. Winning bidder must provide RMHCK with their name and Marriott Rewards account
number for the 50,000 rewards points to be added to their account.

Courtesy of Porch Swing Productions, “Pickler & Ben,” Joanna Moel Reed, Chef Arnold Myint, and Union Common

#8 VIP “Behind the Beam” Experience

beam stillhouseYour group of eight will spend an evening at the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse in Downtown Louisville with Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Famer Jerry Summers, also known as “Mr. Bourbon”. An evening of intimate conversation and education awaits you. Enjoy the rich history, process, and tasting of the world’s #1 bourbon. Afterwards, join Jerry for dinner at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant.

Additionally, enjoy a private Behind the Beam experience for your group of four at the “Birthplace of Bourbon” at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont, KY.  This insider’s experience with Jerry Summers will include lunch, private distillery tour, barrel thieving in the rackhouse, and a guided tasting and story time. This complete Jim Beam experience will certainly have you coming as a friend and leaving as family.

This package also includes a $200 gift certificate to the Jim Beam store and a premium Jim Beam basket to take home tonight.

Dates must be mutually agreed upon, excludes Derby week and holidays.  

Courtesy of Jerry Summers, Jim Beam, and Gordon Biersch

#9 Aruba for New Year’s

Ring in the New Year with a one-week stay at the Caribbean Palm Village Resort in stunning Aruba. This two-bedroom condo features a full kitchen and sleeps six people. Caribbean Palm Village is a low-rise resort set amidst lush tropical gardens and Aruban hospitality abounds. Let the stress of the holidays melt away in sunny Aruba.

Rental is available December 29, 2018 – January 5, 2019, but is exchangeable for a stay anytime during 2018, based on availability. Winning bidder must pay fee of approximately $200 upon arrival.

Courtesy of Drs. Jateen & C.C. Patel

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