Donations lined up for Main Street auction

Sandy Hull
Bess Anderson, left, and John Roehrs show off some of the things that will be auctioned off during the Cambridge Main Street Auction Sunday, Jan. 24, at Stenzel’s Collectors Hall in downtown Cambridge. The auction will begin at noon and offer a wide variety of things. The many auction items include two hog halves with processing, cooking lessons in Geneseo, eight weeks of exercises classes, a hand-embroidered quilt, the final Cambridge Viking football as well as a volleyball signed by members of the Ridgewood Spartans. The auction is the organization’s biggest fundraiser each year. Main Street works to revitalize and promote downtown Cambridge.

    Cambridge Main Street board members are getting ready for their 11th annual auction Sunday, Jan. 24, at Stenzel’s Collectors Hall in downtown Cambridge.

    The auction is set for noon according to Sheryl King, Cambridge Main Street director. Proceeds from the auction will help Main Street operate for another year.

    “We have a lot of nice things this year,” King stated. “I want to emphasize that we will auction off the very last Cambridge Viking football this year and we will also have a volleyball featuring the new Ridgewood Spartans.”

    Other items donated for the auction include a hog donated by Leonard and Brock Boelens to be sold in two-halves, with processing donated by William and Judy Schehl; four certificates for cooking class donated by Village Cabinetry, Lighting and Appliances, Geneseo; an 18” strand of nine millimeter dyed pearls donated by Diamonds on the Avenue, Moline; a new brown and white 8’x 6’4” quilt donated by Bess Anderson and Deb Yarger, both of Cambridge and three eight-week sessions to Dee Dee’s Acrosports, Cambridge.

    Also donated is a basket of homemade goodies from the Cambridge United Methodist church; a gift certificate from the Cellar Restaurant, Geneseo; a four-place picnic duffel bag, umbrella, cookbook and spatula from Central Trust and Savings, Geneseo; a gift card from Dairy Queen, Geneseo; one White Strips from Dr. John Gnatovich; a large Bio-Freeze from Dr. John Guild; two stadium chairs from Edward Jones,?Geneseo; Rechargeable Electric Broom, Eureka Vacuum, five-gallon water crock cooler on legs with dispenser donated by Joan Ehnle,?Cambridge; a Circa’ 21 gift certificate for two donated by the Cambridge Chronicle, and four items including a rabbit, French garden basket with bunny, a party lamb, and Spring puzzle blocks donated by Bethany Lowe Designs, Osco.

    Additional items include two rounds of golf at Maple Bluff, Geneseo by Farmer’s National Bank of Geneseo; two theatre packages donated by the Geneseo Park District; a gift certificate donated by GWK, Geneseo; a gift certificate from Highland Pack, Colona; a gift certificate donated by the Homestead Restaurant, Woodhull; an Isabel Bloom sculpture from Isabel Bloom, Moline; 20 Egg McMuffin sandwiches from McDonalds,?Geneseo and two large pizzas from Pizza Hut, Geneseo.

    Also included is a family photo package from Special Touch Photography, Cambridge; a hair and nails product basket donated by Darla Becht Hair and Nails; six pies from Bonnie Talbott; a basket of homemade goodies made by Lisa VanWatermeulen; a gift certificate from WalMart of Geneseo; cement statues from Charlie Dircks, Cambridge; two rounds of golf with cart donated by Valley View County Club, Cambridge and a bird house donated by Greg Wiles, Cambridge.

    More donated items include two pecan pies from Joni Secymore, Cambridge; a gift certificate for jewelry from Terry and Trish Reed and American Western Trading, Cambridge; a basket of homemade goodies from the Cambridge United Methodist Church; two pies from Sharon Hulin, Cambridge; a coffee cake from Connie Blank of College Square Collectables, Cambridge; a gift certificate for a cake by Tracy Brown of Sweet Dreams by Tracy, Cambridge; an Isabel Bloom “Sisters” statue donated by Vern and Sue Stackhouse, Cambridge; a goody basket donated by Western Illinos Title Company, Cambridge; a Troy toy cab and trailer truck donated by B&B Lawn Service, Geneseo; a gift card donated by BankOrion, and an Isabel Bloom Statue donated by Flower Basket, Cambridge.

    Also donated are gift certificates to the Bishop Hill Colony Bakery, Bishop Hill Red Oad Restaurant, Bishop Hill Filling Station Restaurant and Skello’s Bar and Grill of Cambridge; two large pizza’s from Pizza Hut, Kewanee; a gift card to go towards the purchase of a ticket from the St. Louis Cardinals; a gift card from WalMart, Kewanee, a product basket from the Henry County Farm Bureau; a gift certificate to Lavender Crest Winery, Geneseo, a Nascar car donated by Ted VanDyne of Cambridge Auto Supply; two gift certificates from Bella Pizza, Cambridge; a Mantle clock donated by Dwaine VanMeenen; two cheesecakes donated by Ginny Krueger, Cambridge; two pies and doilies donated by Jan Palmer, Cambridge, and a Jafra basket donated by Leanne Alhorn, Cambridge.

    Also donated is a Pioneer toy truck donated by Michlig Agricenter, Cambridge; a toy truck and desk clock donated by Menards, Kewanee; two rounds of golf, no cart, at Valley View Country Club, donated by Reed Commodities,?Cambridge; a gift basket donated by Telleen, Horberg, Smith and Carmen P.C., Cambridge; a gift certificate to Sweet Peas Restaurant, Geneseo; a lamp, two pictures, a Homedics massager, a crystal picture frame and a Seinfeld DVD donated by Dick Burns, and a large vase donated by Tom and Barb Montgomery.

    Monetary donations have been made by Wilbur Wigant, Clyde Maertens, Marv and Sheri Kading, Gold Star FS,?Cambridge, Cambridge Monument, Wells Fargo Bank, Geneseo, Blade Trucking, Cambridge, and Harley and Joyce Schnowske, Marv and Mary Verscheure, Virginia Hancock, Bush and Bess Anderson, Joan Ehnle, Dave and Lori Merrill all of Cambridge.

    “We are still looking for donations,” stated John Roehrs, president of the group. “We will accept anything new or used, as long as it’s not clothing.”

    Anyone who has a donation may contact any member of the committee, including Bess Anderson, Bill and Judy Schehl, Lori Merrill, Natalie Schieferdecker and Lynn Raley.