Fill the Pool Bowl by Bowl Dinner and Auction

Mark it on your calendar — this is an event you don’t want to miss!

On Nov. 10, 2012, at the new aquatic center, Mission Valley Aquatics is auctioning off a ton of items, big and small, in an effort to pay for pool equipment and the construction of the facility.

You will find many great things to bid on at the event including unique vacations, local art and services, exquisite home furnishings, ski and stay packages and Griz tickets, just to name a few! See below for the list of auction items we’ve collected so far!

The event kicks off at 4 p.m. with a silent auction and soup dinner starting at 5 p.m. You can enjoy delicious soups prepared by area restaurants in beautiful hand-painted bowls made by local artists and community members. The live auction will begin at 7 p.m.

If you’d like to donate an item to MVA, call us at (406) 883-4567 or email

Auction Items 

Item Number Donation Name & Description Donor Photo
Travel – 100 
101 NFL on FOX – trip for two to Los Angeles - Two guests will fly from either Missoula or Kalispell and spend two glorious nights at the Beverly Wilshire-A Four Seasons Hotel. The Beverly Wilshire is perfectly located where Rodeo Drive meets Wilshire Boulevard. Football fans will enjoy being special guests at the NFL on FOX studio, located on the 20thCentury Fox movie lot, to see the live pre-game show. Guests will relax in the Avocado Room and hang out with Curt, Terry, Jimmy, Howie and Michael! In addition, guests will have the opportunity to pose for a souvenir photo with the guys at the Fox Sports desk. *Package may be redeemed for the 2012 OR 2013 season. *Dates are subject to Beverly Wilshire availability. *NFL on Fox passes are only available during the NFL season. *Guests at the studio must be at least 15 years of age. *Please note that the winning bidder is responsible for all ground transportation. Howie & Diane Long
102 Two-week stay at Playa Grande Condo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Weeks start Dec. 16, 2012) Jerry & Sue Fleming
103 Two-night stay at America’s Best Value Port Polson Inn Port Polson Inn
104 One-night stay at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Hagadone Corporation, Lake County Leader and Northwest Advertiser
105 Two-night stay at the Dobson Wheelhouse Vacation Rental in Wallace, Idaho. (Four Bedrooms, Two Baths, Sleeps 12-16) Tana and Matt Seeley
106 Two-night stay in a Cozy Cottage near Flathead Lake in Polson, MT Tana and Matt Seeley
107 Three-night stay in Flathead Lake Home (Three Bedrooms, Three Baths, Sleeps 7-10) Bill Starkey and Co Carew
108 KwaTaqNuk Family Package – Two-night stay; Breakfast; Movie Tickets; Bowling Vouchers; $20 Coupon for the Nook Cafe Best Western Plus KwaTaqNuk Resort Casino
109 One-week stay in a gated villa on the French Riviera! Two bedroom, two bath, sleeps up to five. Located between Nice and Monaco, near Italy, a few steps from the Mediterranean. Check it out at and at, ID #310. Spend year-end celebrations, Valentine’s Day, the Mardi Gras season or Easter exploring this lovely area with its French and Italian flair, and mild, sunny climate. Call Anne at 849-5151 for more information and answers to all your questions about the villa and the area. *Excludes air and ground transportation. *Fully refundable damage deposit of $150 required. *Dates subject to availability – November 2012 until April 2, 2013. Mrs. Monique Adams, Kirk & Anne Hubbard
110 One-Night Stay and Sunday Brunch for Two at the Mountain Lake Lodge in Bigfork, Montana Mountain Lake Lodge
111 Seven Days, Six Nights at Cabin on Flathead Lake’s Indian Bay (Rocky Point Road) — Sleeps eight (three bedrooms w/queen, double, bunk beds and queen sleeper sofa); One bathroom, kitchen-living room combo; 25 feet from water’s edge, superb beach, two docks and a boat ramp *Expires December 2013 Valerie Lindstrom
112 Ten days at this spectacular beachfront condo. Enjoy the world-famous white sandy beach of Keawakapu and the crystal clear water of the Pacific Ocean at your door step. Two bedrooms, two baths. *Available from March 2013 to January 2014. **More details online at Bob and Betty Moore
Property – 200 
201 Lot #34 in Skyview Subdivision – Polson, Mont. Roger Nutter
202 Cemetery Plot at Lakeview Cemetary – Lot #35, Section 18, Addition #10-A Rick Chadwick
Art & Home Furnishings – 300 
301 Montana Style Chandelier John Cowan
302 Whitehaus Collection Quatro Alcove Farmhaus Sink, Dark Blue Pat & Sheila Lake
303 Porch Swing Willie & Raina Stene
304 Mirror up to 60×60 inches Valley Glass
305 “Sunrise” – Signed, Framed Lithograph by Southwestern Native American Artist R C Gorman – No. 98/225, dated 1990 (38.5 x 47 in. w/frame) John Peregoy
306 Stained Glass in Oak Frame, Made in 1985 (7×3 ft.) Landscape with Waterfall (each bubble air-brushed and kiln-fired) Sherry Miller
307 “Mission Mountains” – Photographic print (16×24 in. on metallic paper) Framed by Crow’s Nest Gallery Ali Bronsdon and Crow’s Nest Gallery
308 Framed F-15 Lithograph Print, signed by current MT National Guard pilots, also includes their patches and coins Clay and Sarah Bird
309 Two Limited Edition Lithograph Print Framed by Wild Horse Framing – “Trio” and “Tulip Intarsia” Joanne Simpson and Wild Horse Framing
310 Floor Safe Connie & Diane Plaissay
311 “Sunset on the Water” Queen sized Batik on White Ocean-Themed Quilt Lori Peterson
312 Gift Basket WalMart
313 Signed NFL Jersey from Chris Long of the St. Louis Rams – Son of Hall of Famer Howie Long, Chris was the second pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft and ranked seventh in sacks in 2011 Chris Long
314 Handmade Maple Candle Holder (holds eight candles) Mike & Trish Rodrique
315 Made in Montana Child’s Rocking Chair Isabel Seeley
316 “Swim for Life” Batik Wall Hanging Candyce Brevik
317 Carved, Hand-Painted Gourd Amy Knutson
318 Original Oil Painting by Kalispell Artist Mark Ogle, Framed Mike & Lois Williams
319 “Two Black Swans” – Original Watercolor by Polson Artist Marjorie Burgan, Framed Marjorie Burgan
320 “Egret” Signed, Limited Edition Watercolor by Florida Artist Kathy Spalding Sharon & David Murphy
321 Original, Plein Aire Oil Painting (9×12, Framed) by Bigfork Artist Karen Maurer Karen Maurer
322 Sun Flower Hot Springs” - 6.5W x 3.75H Handcast Collectible Bear Figurine by Jeff Fleming’s Bear Country Gallery Bear Country Gallery in Kalispell
323 Floral Quilt (56×73 – Lap Size, Quilted by Barb Sohm Barb Sohm
324 “Montana, The Last Best Place” – Handcrafted, Engraved Oak Plaque (Three-feet long) John Hegel
325 “Top Branch Apricots” Framed Antique Fruit Crate Art, Printed in the 1950s Anonymous
326 “Golden Bosc Pears” Framed Antique Fruit Crate Art, Printed in the 1950s Anonymous
327 “Duthie & Company Mountain Apples” Framed Antique Fruit Art, Painted in the 1940s Anonymous
328 Resin Hose Reel Housing (Wicker-Style) Hanson and Granley True Value Hardware
329 Handmade Horse Pillow Quilt Larelda Gingras
330 Handmade Deer Pillow Quilt Larelda Gingras
331 Hand-Crafted, Hand-Painted, One-of-a-Kind, Made in Montana Fish Carvings by Marty Leibenguth Marty Leibenguth
332 Framed, Signed Coyote Print Julia & Howie Howlett
333 Framed, Original Pencil Drawing of Navajo Man (18 3/4 x 16” w/frame – 12 x 19” drawing) Patty Bowers
334 Gift Certificate to Rare Gifts in Polson Maren Rae of “Rare Gifts”
335 Metal, 3-D Musical Staff Wall Hanging w/Notes Nancy Stewart
336 Lady with Headscarf – Original painting by James Stewart, 1956 – 29 x 35 inches Nancy Stewart
337 Painting of Lady in Gold Frame – 16 x 13 inches Nancy Stewart
338 Poster Picture of Lady Outside – 32 x 26 inches, mounted on plywood Nancy Stewart
339 Solid Wooden Sideboard – 55 x 14 1/2 x 23 inches – Two cupboards, carved feet Nancy Stewart
340 Solid Wooden Table – 67 x 23 x 18 inches Nancy Stewart
341 Glass-top Table on Golden Stand – 3/4 inch glass Nancy Stewart
342 Picture of Goose, Framed (20×19 inches) Nancy Stewart
343 Metal Sculpture of Frog on a Lily Pad (Approximately 4×4 feet, 250 pounds) Don Grazier
344 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Stuffed Animals Mary Goodby
345 Brook Trout Carving Mike Windauer
346 Ceramic Vase, made in Bozeman (10-inch diameter, 11 inches tall with tan and brown glaze) Robert and Erin Turner
347 Two 10×10-inch Hand Quilted Pillows Ann Belen
348 Signed Oil Painting of Rustic Cabin and Mountain Scene (2×3 inches) Crow’s Nest Gallery – Lou and Irene Marchello
349 Impressionist Oil Painting Crow’s Nest Gallery – Lou and Irene Marchello
350 Original Acrylic Grizzly Portrait, Framed (12×12 inches) Richard Bonnes
351 Original Acrylic Bobcat Portrait, Framed (12×12 inches) Richard Bonnes
352 Ornate Collector’s Knife in Wooden Box Ann Belen
353 Collector’s Knives with Eagles, Wolves and Blue Stone Ann Belen
354 “Pine Cones” Quilt (92×96 inches), Made by Sue Fleming, Machine Quilted by Sharon Hughes Sue Fleming
355 Hand-crafted Ceramic Pitcher, off-white with blue accents Ann Belen
356 Mother-Daughter Basket — Composition Book; Building the Family Cookbook; Scrapbooking Box; Modeling Clay; Dish Towel; Tablecloth; Kleenex Barb Boyle and Deanna McElwee
357 “The Greatest Gift” Fleece Blanket by Teresa Kogut, made exclusively for Books are Fun (53.25 x 64.25 inches) Ann Belen
358 Handmade Decorator Mirror (20×21 inches, decorated with glass marbles and jewels) Marcie Motichka
359 “Today in Montana” (c) 2007 Trevon Baker Photographic Print Polson Fairgrounds Inc.
Recreation/Entertainment – 400 
401 Hand-crafted Wooden Canoe Gary & Nancy Teggeman
402 One Year of Piano Lessons for Your Child (during school year) Heather Mergenthaler
403 Two sets of Family Movie Tickets

  • Each includes four General Admission tickets, two Best Values and two candies
Showboat Theatre
404 Schwinn Stingray Chopper-style Bicycle John & Carol Cummings
405 Two One-year Subscriptions to the Lake County Leader Newspaper Lake County Leader and Northwest Advertiser
406 Winchester Model 94 30-30 Lever Action Rifle Anonymous
407 Wilson Tennis Package — Three Adult or Junior Private Tennis Lessons; Wilson Tour Backpack and Racquet Bag (black/gold); Wilson Blade Blx 25-inch and 21-inch Jr. Raquets; Wilson Pro Lite Blx Adult Raquet Mike Ellis
408 Three Private Tennis Lessons (individual or group) from Mike Sitter, a USPTA certified teaching professional Mike Sitter
409 Three Private Tennis Lessons from Bob Hislop, a USPTA professional for 25 years and Polson HS tennis coach for 21 years – Two-time Class A Coach of the Year Bob Hislop
410 Two Day Passes from Blacktail Ski Resort and $40 Gift Card for Tamarack Brewery Blacktail Ski Resort
411 Two Half Day Raft Trips on the Lower Flathead River – Eight-mile stretch of Class II and III rapids Flathead Raft Co.
412 Two Saturday or Sunday Breakfasts and Five Games of Open Bowling (shoe rental not included) Sportspage Bowling – Ross & Glenda Woods
413 Two Friday Night Dinners and Five Games of Open Bowling (shoe rental not included) Sportspage Bowling – Ross & Glenda Woods
414 Two Lift Passes from Whitefish Mountain Resort Whitefish Mountain Resort
415 Heritage 15 ft. Classic Skull, Sliding Seat w/Two Oars Mac & Pat Binger
416 Four Tickets to the Lady Griz Basketball Game of your choice (2012-2013); Includes one-night stay in Deluxe King Room at the Grant Creek Inn – Best Western PLUS University of Montana & Grant Creek Inn – Best Western PLUS
417 Four Tickets to the Griz Basketball Game of your choice (2012-2013); Includes one-night stay in Deluxe King Room at the Grant Creek Inn – Best Western PLUS University of Montana & Grant Creek Inn – Best Western PLUS
418 Family Geocaching Adventure – Four-hour guided geocaching adventure for your family or small group of friends! Geocaching is a treasure hunting game that uses a handheld GPS device to find hidden caches in parks, along trails and beside roads. Doug Crosby
419 Two tickets to a Production by the Port Polson Players at the John Dowdall Theatre Neal & Karen Lewing
420 Two Autographed Copies of “I Am Lucky Bird,” a Novel by Polson graduate and accomplished author, Fleur Philips Fleur Philips
421 Afternoon Sail Around Polson Bay Aboard “Victory,” a Newly Restored 21-ft. 1966 Victory Sloop Sailboat Boy Scout Troop 1947
422 Polson Pirate Booster Club Membership, Bleacher Chair and Poncho Polson Pirate Booster Club
423 Two Adult & Two Children Lift Tickets (Non-Holiday) Lookout Pass
424 Guided Mountain (or Cyclocross) Bicycle Ride Along the Lower Flathead River (Lunch for two provided) Bill Starkey
425 Sea Kayak Day Trip to Wild Horse Island – Paddle from Dayton Yacht Harbor (Kayaks, paddles, life jackets and lunch provided for two) Bill Starkey
426 Two .30-378 Mark V Accumark Weatherby Rifles Ron and Rick Chadwick
427 7mm Mark V Fibermark Weatherby Rifle Rick Chadwick
428 2013 Season Golf Pass to Polson Bay Golf Club Polson Bay Golf Club
429 Quick Sight Shooting Rest GAMP Sports
430 High-energy Suet for Year-Round Wild Bird Feeding – 12 cakes Hanson and Granley True Value Hardware
431 Compact Shooter’s Rest – Allen Co. Inc. Laurie & Dennis Gregory
432 Day of Sailing in Big Arm Bay/Wild Horse Island Area – Up to four people, lunch provided Laurie & Dennis Gregory
433 Two Tickets to Men’s Bobcat Basketball Game – 2012-2013 season; Includes one-night stay at the Wingate by Wyndham in Bozeman Montana State University & Wingate by Wyndham
434 Two Tickets to Women’s Bobcat Basketball Game – 2012-2013 season; Includes one-night stay at the Wingate by Wyndham in Bozeman Montana State University & Wingate by Wyndham
435 Two Signed Copies of Among Other Things – A selection of columns, feature articles and photographs by local author and historian, Paul Fugleberg Paul Fugleberg
436 2013 Season Pass w/Golf Lesson at the Polson Bay Golf Club Karen Huff Pawlik
437 Guided Spring Hike on Wild Horse Island; Includes powerboat ride to Skeeko Bay Crosby Family
438 18-ft. Red Prijon Expedition-Style “Voyager” Sea Kayak, Sprayskirt, Cover and Paddle — Great for the big paddler! Sue and Greg McCormick
439 Kettler Elliptical Trainer, fully computerized for a complete workout program and tracks progress, German-made Dave and Jane Swayne
440 Perfect Putting Machine, Six Plane Model — Z Factor Sports, LLC Tom Kragh
441 Bedtime Stories Children’s Book and Bunny Rabbit Cup, Bowl and Plate Ann Belen
442 Two Gift Certificates for Five Public Yoga Classes in Polson, Ronan or St. Ignatius YogaHeart Montana, Debra Sykes and Bonnie Kiser
443 Two Wooden Cribbage Boards, Made in Montana (One Oak, One Laminated Red Stripe) Tom Timlick
444 K2 Mink Snowboarding Boots (Women’s, U.S. Size 7, Black) Ali Bronsdon
445 Jevon Kearse Philadelphia Eagles NFL Replica Jersey, Size XXL, Black Michael Brandt
446 Decorative Leather Horse Breast Collar with Green Gems Ed Hendrix
447 Family Pass to the Miracle of America Museum Gil Mangels
448 Dive Goddess Dive Skin – Lycra women’s dive skin, 85 percent nylon, 15 percent Lycra. Excellent for warm water diving and snorkeling; protection from jellyfish and sunburn! Carol Konen
449 Mountainsmith Fanny Pack Mickey Rosa
Tools/Electronics – 500 
501 i-Pad WalMart of Polson
502 Apple Training or Tech Support (Four hours total) Doug Crosby
503 Makita 12V max Li-ion Cordless 3.8” Driver-Drill Montana ACE, Polson
504 iPod Shuffle – 2GB – Blue Debbie Gunlock
505 Amazon Kindle Debbie Gunlock
506 Makita 9.6V 10mm (3/8”) Driver-Drill Montana ACE, Ronan
507 Makita 12V Max Li-Ion Cordless Two-Piece Combo Kit (Two-Speed 3/8” Driver-Drill and 3/8” Circular Saw) Western Building Center, Polson
508 Master Cabinet Propane Heater Polson Auto Parts
509 Two Drill Doctor 500X Polson Auto Parts
510 Troy-Bilt 5.5 HP Chipper-Shredder, Vacuum Hose and Yard Sweeper Lee Coble and Carolyn Pardini
511 10 Montana Brand Titanium Drill Sets — Two 45-piece Drill and Drive sets; Two 17-piece Round Shank Drill sets; Two 10-piece Drill and Drive sets; Two 10-piece Modular sets; Two 28-piece Drill and Drive sets Jore Corporation / Rocky Mountain Twist
512 Scanner — 100 Channel Programmable, Twin Turbo Handheld Auto Scanner Suzanne Booker
Health/Beauty – 600 
601 Two His & Her Non-Prescription Bolle Sunglasses and Ski Goggles Package Polson Family Eye Care
602 One-Hour Therapeutic Massage from Lisa Caldbeck, licensed and nationally certified massage therapist in Polson Lisa Caldbeck
603 Spa Package from Shear Madness Manicure from Jessica; Pedicure from Taylor; Scalp Treatment from Marcy; Haircut & eye brow wax from Dylen
604 Spa Package from Salon Envy Pedicure from Renee; Haircut from Renee; Mini manicure from Crystal
605 Zumba® fitness 18-class punchcard; Classes offered five days a week at two locations in Ronan Linda Sappington
606 Three Private Yoga or Personal Training Sessions with Kristin Hertz, an Anusara-Inspired yoga teacher and NASAM Certified Personal Trainer Kristin Hertz
607 Colorful Beaded Necklace and Earings by Trisha Waldron Anonymous
608 Kawasaki Noodle Sweatshirt – White – Ladies Small Ronan Power Products
609 Two Trout Slayer Ale Hats – Brown and Green Big Sky Brewery
610 Two Trout Slayer Ale Long-Sleeved T-Shirts – Gray and White – Size XL Big Sky Brewery
611 Three sets of Hurraw Lip Balm – Certified Organic, Raw, Vegan – Created, made and shipped internationally from Whitefish, Montana Corrie Colbert & Neil Stuber
612 DaKine Duffle Bag – Green and Black Plaid – 18 x 9 x 9 inches Karen McMullen, Treasure State Mercantile
613 Nine West Leather Purse – Bordeaux Mary Goodby
614 Coldwater Creek Pastel Shawl, 50 percent wool, 50 percent silk (29×72 inches) Ann Belen
615 Fresh Water Pearl Neclace (Approximately 70 inches long) Ann Belen
616 Hydro S Fossil Sunglasses by Safilo USA, (Color, Shiny) Ronan Eye Clinic, Dr. James Ofstad
617 Brookstone Three-In-One Heated Wrap — Soothes aching, tired muscles Laurie Gregory
618 Three Certificates for a 1-Hour Massage Anna Marie Leafty
Food/Beverage – 700 
701 Magnum Bottle of Chateau Aney Haut Médoc – French Bordeaux and four Luigi Bormiolo Bourgogne Wine Glasses from Italy Terrace Floral
702 Basket of Pasta, Sauces and Wine Country Foods Inc.
703 Two Braided Loaves of Bread Malia Seeley
704 Smokehouse Gift Certificate Jim & Janice Bassett
705 Ricciardi’s on Main Gift Basket Troy and Nathan Ricciardi
706 Organic Food Gift Basket Danielle McCrea
707 75 Bottles of Wine, Wine Rack and Refrigerator Pat, John, Willie and Raina Stene
708 Three Pint Glasses from Polson’s Glacier Brewery Glacier Brewery
709 Two Gift Certificates – Each for One Large Pizza Hut Pizza Polson Pizza Hut
710 Four Six-Inch Sub Cards Ronan Subway
711 Home-canned Food Basket — 1-qt. Sauerkraut, one 12-oz. Kalua, one 6-oz. jar of peach jam, one 6-oz jar of pear jam Ann Belen
712 One Breakfast Coupon and One Lunch Coupon to Pop’s Grill in Polson Pop’s Grill, Moe and Linda McElvogue
713 Two $50 Gift Certificates to Hot Spot Thai Cafe in Polson Hot Spot Thai Cafe
714 Gift Certificates for Friday Night Dinner and Saturday or Sunday Breakfast at the Sportspage Bowl Grill and Lounge in Polson The Sportspage Bowl Grill and Lounge
715 Basket of Jellies (Six half pints of assorted jellies) Sue Fleming
716 Local, Grass-Fed Hamburger in 40, 30 and 20-pound Packages Linda Knutson
Services – 800 
801 Oil, Lube and Filter at Duford Tire, Inc. Duford Tire, Inc.
802 Credit for $250 on your 2012 Tax Return Ronnie R Davis CPA PC
803 Gluten-Free Cooking Class by Rachel Edington (author and owner of Gluten Free Mama) Rachel Edington
804 One Family Sitting by K Photography Kris Sampson
805 Three Certificates – Each includes a Three-Day Stay for One Dog Prairie Home Boarding Kennels
806 One Teeth Whitening at Dr. Mike Windauer’s Family Dentistry Dr. Mike Windauer
807 Lube, Oil and Filter at G&M Auto Tech Inc. G&M Auto Tech Inc.
808 Floral Design Class or Professional Decoration Connie Plaissay


“Paint Me for the Pool”

Do you have some artistic talent? Or maybe you don’t but you still want to help out Mission Valley Aquatics?

We are looking for more volunteers to host “Paint Me for the Pool” parties. For a $10 painting fee, we provide the bowls, brushes and paint, and you and your friends provide the creative touch!

Your hand-painted bowls will be used to serve up some of our area’s finest soups at the MVA Auction & Soup Dinner on Nov. 10 at the new aquatic center.

Entry to the dinner and auction costs $10 ($5 for children 10 and under), but each participant earns a FREE ticket to the auction.

If you’re interested in hosting a party or participating by painting a bowl for MVA, contact us by phone (406-883-4567) or email to



Mission Valley Aquatic Center
P.O. Box 774
Polson, Montana 59860

(406) 883-4567