Fill the Pool Bowl by Bowl Soup Dinner & Auction

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 — mark it on your calendar — this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Who could forget how much fun we had at the first MVA soup dinner and auction in 2012? After a one-year hiatus, Mission Valley Aquatics is back in action and getting ready to party hard in 2014!

On Saturday, Nov. 15, MVA will be back under the big tent to auction off a ton of items, big and small, in an effort to pay back construction loans. You will find many great things to bid on at the event including vacation packages, fine art, local services, home furnishings, recreational equipment and Griz/Bobcat tickets, just to name a few!

See below for the list of auction items we’ve collected so far!

SoupServingThe 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. Dinner will be accompanied by live music from guitarist Nathan Eyre. The live auction will begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by dancing and live music from Montana’s Dark Horse Band!

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

Please help Mission Valley Aquatics pay back construction debt on your community pool, which welcomed more than 50,000 visitors its first year in business!

Auction Items

Item Number Donation Name & Description Donor Photo
Travel – 100
101 Two Two-Night Stays at the Port Polson Inn Port Polson Inn PortPolsonInn
102 Two-night stay at the Dobson Wheelhouse in Wallace, Idaho and a $60 gift certificate to the City Limits Pub Tana & Matt Seeley Exterior Wallace
103 Four-Night Stay in beautiful two-bed, two-bath condo on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Sleeps 4-6 people; overlooks ocean, has tennis court, pool and hot tub access and gas barbecues on site Wes & Twila Delaney, Delaney’s Landscape Center 7cddace3-69dd-47fa-a325-2fa0322ac2ce.1.10 294a2761-96f1-44f2-8c4d-0a911c165db3.1.10
Property – 200
201 Dog House William E. Olson 2014-11-04 15.14.55
Art & Home Furnishings – 300
301 “Sunrise” – Signed, Framed Lithograph by Southwestern Native American Artist R.C. Gorman – No. 98/225, dated 1990 -30” x 38” (38.5” x 47” w/frame) John Peregoy 2014-10-09 14.27.58
302 Handcrafted Wooden Rocking Horse (42 x 28 x 11 inches) Sharon & Rick Procopio 2014-11-03 09.59.40
303 Clawfoot Bathtub Hu Beaver
304 Piano Kathy Johnson 2014-10-10 15.15.58
305 Amelia Bedelia Framed Prints & Books, Autographed by Illustrator Lynne Avril Lynne Avril, Tanner Woodcock & Tricia Campbell 2014-11-04 15.05.23
306 “Blue Heavens” Framed, Signed Photograph of Crazy Mountain Range by Billings Gazette Photographer James Woodcock, 2013 (Mel Ruder Photojournalism Award, One of 2012 Best Nature Pictures) Jim & Marybeth Woodcock 2014-11-04 15.11.56
307 Hand Carved Fish Martin Leibenguth 2014-11-04 15.11.31
308 Pottery Pieces Martin Leibenguth 2014-11-04 15.13.18
309 Antique Oriental Vase Sharon Murphy DSC_0604
310 China Chris Strom
311 Fine China Kasnitz Family
312 Entertainment Center Kasnitz Family Full page photo
313 Furniture Laurie Gregory
314 Tiffany Decanter Chris & Deanna McElwee 002 (2)
315 Two Cowboy Twin Comforters w/Shams Chris & Deanna McElwee 001
316 Handmade Lake Monster Stuffed Animal Kathy Scott 2014-10-10 15.14.42
317 Handmade Montana Grizzly Team Teddy Bear Kathy Scott 2014-10-10 15.14.29
318 “Spam” 8×10 oil painting on canvas, by Polson Artist Julie Christopher Julie Christopher DSC_0594
319 Crescent Fire Arms Co. Antique Shot Gun (Manufactured Pre-1893) Connie Plaissay DSC_0606
320 Antique Bottle Collection Connie Plaissay DSC_0613
321 R.C. Allen Adding Machine Circa Early 1930s — Still Works! Connie Plaissay IMG_20141010_161223_400
322 Antique Desk Circa 1920s w/Fold Down Side Leaf Connie Plaissay IMG_20141010_161256_861
323 Set of Four Alps Mountaineering Outdoor Folding Chairs (New) Susan Erickson DSC_0616
324 Large Potted Plant (4-ft. tall) Chris & Odin Strom 2014-11-04 15.16.09
325 “Summer Symphony” by Monte Dolack, 1999 autographed poster Henry Busey
326 “Cat Magic” by Monte Dolack, framed poster Chris & Odin Strom DSC_0624
327 Bedspread and Two Pillow Covers from India Laurie Gregory
328 Flowered Dish Set Laurie Gregory DSC_0629
329 “Golf” – 5 x 7 painted wooden picture frame with golf motif Mike & Edna Lemm DSC_0618
330 Birdhouse – Small whimsical, hand-painted wooden birdhouse Mike & Edna Lemm DSC_0617
331 “Huckleberry” Print by Frank Tertault Chris & Odin Strom DSC_0620
332 “The Sloop” by Winslow Homer, framed watercolor Chris & Odin Strom
333 “Live A Good Life” framed saying by Abraham Lincoln Chris & Odin Strom DSC_0625
334 Christmas Dinnerware – Complete set of 8 w/gold trim and serving utensils Chris & Odin Strom DSC_0738
335 Antique Terracotta Wine Cooler by Vatre, Handmade in Italy Connie Plaissay DSC_0603
336 Set of Post WWII China – 12 place settings from Japan and occasional pieces Susan Erickson DSC_0634
337 Bob Rummels Print of Bitterroot Valley Susan Erickson
338 Watercolor of Shore near Carmel, Calif. Susan Erickson
339 Native American Print Susan Erickson
340 Knit Afghan Anonymous DSC_0735
341 “Sacred Sunset” print by Karen Noles Karen Noles 2014-10-29 11.00.20
342 Reindeer Dish Set – 8 Mugs, 8 Plates, 1 Serving Platter Mission Valley Aquatics Christmas Store DSC_0738
343 Gravy Boat & Ladle Pottery Patty Bowers
344 “An Apple A Day” Limited Edition, Signed Print By Ken Hensler Bill & Jeannette Greg 2014-11-04 15.08.57
345 Crystal Bowl Susan Erikson
346 Riverboat Print Wild Horse Art & Framing/Rus Stone
347 Glass Floral Candle Holder Centerpiece w/Candle Ardith Johnson
348 White Cupboard Sue & Chris Toppen
349 Tweety Birds Vegetable Bowl B. Lee
350 “Shall We Dance?” Royal Doulton Figurines – 1965 Edition “Fragrance” & 1966 Edition “Michelle” Avid Swimmer
351 Punch Bowl Set – Punch Bowl, Platter, 25 Cups, Ladle, Punch Recipes Avid Swimmer
352 Antique Milk Glass Collection – 1 Large Pitcher, 1 Medium Pitcher, Creamer and Sugar Sharon Murphy
353 “Wildlife” on Canvas, by DERK (23.5 x 31.5 inches) Harbor Light Furniture & Flooring
354 Candy Jars (Filled) Danette Nistler
355 Christmas Pillow (16×16 inches) Vicki Olsson
356 Ficus Tree James R. Guthrie
357 Poker-Themed Bejeweled Mirror (20.5 x 20.5 inches) Marcie Motichka
358 Ceramic Dishes – Large Ceramic Bowl, Two Cowgirl Mugs, Cream & Sugar Bowls The Total Home
359 Two Runners – Sunset Design (1’11 x 7’4) Polson Home Floor Covering
360 Handmade Decorative Gourd Amy Knutson
361 Tea Pot Ann Belen
362 Whimsical Painted Pot Lid Ann Belen
363 Three-piece Woven Place Mats (18 x 12 inches) Ann Belen
364 Two-Pack of 4-ft. Lighted Trees Montana Ace Hardware, Ronan
365 Four-piece Horse Bathroom Set  Ann Belen
366 Glacier National Park Landscapes, Set of Three 12” x 12” Black & White Photographic Prints on Canvas w/Black Border Ali Bronsdon 10411849_10153104935060016_5732921710228984217_n
367 Black Chair w/Ottoman Ben Montgomery
368 Three Vertically-Framed Photos of Polson Ronn Noble
369 Ofstad Native Flute, Handmade “One Piece” Flute Drilled from a Single Stick of Hardwood Jim Ofstad flute
Recreation/Entertainment – 400
401 Handmade 12’6” Koholo Stand Up Paddle Board w/Adjustable Paddle, Cedar Strip Hull Gary Teggeman DSCF2326
402 Bumper Pool Table David & Sharon Murphy
403 Meade Auto Star ETX-60 Telescope “Moon Watcher” w/Accessories Connie Plaissay DSC_0631
404 Sportek Elliptical Machine with Pulse Connie Plaissay IMG_20141010_151806_918
405 Darton Trailmaster Compound Bow w/Six Target Tip Arrows and Six Hunting Tips Connie Plaissay DSC_0610
406 Two sets of 2 tickets to Griz and Lady Griz home basketball games of your choice during the 2014-2015 season (excludes Cat/Griz game) University of Montana Athletics
407 Ladies Lime Green, 21-Speed Electra Townie Bicycle w/Oversize Padded Seat (in Excellent Condition) Carole Olson
408 Total Gym XLS – Includes Total Gym and Pilates Workout DVDs, Workout Cards and Pilates Attachments (in Excellent Condition) Carole Olson
409 Day of Sailing in Big Arm Bay – Lunch provided on a J24 (24-ft.) sailboat (comfortably holds 6 people) – Skipper has 30 years of experience… Cruise or become part of the crew! Dennis & Laurie Gregory
410 Two Adult Day Passes to Blacktail Mountain Ski Area in Lakeside Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
411 Treadmill Jil & Ed Hendrix 2014-11-04 15.15.47
412 Two Adult Lift Tickets to Whitefish Mountain Resort Whitefish Mountain Resort
413 Aquatic Exercise Package – Aqua fitness barbells, water bottle, two aqua goggles, one Aqua Fit class, all packaged in a yellow canvas bag Mission Valley Aquatics Aquatic Exercise Instructors (Sharon Murphy, Janet Caselli, Lorie Allred and Bonnie Klein) DSC_0736
414 Three Pilates Classes (3 sets of 3) David & Janet Caselli
415 Signed Marc Mariani Football – From Havre, MT, Marc was a wide receiver at the University of Montana, and was drafted in the 7th round of the 2010 NFL Draft Marc Mariani 2014-11-04 15.10.47
416 Crates Leather Saddle w/Stirrups (Size 15.5) George Jennings 2014-11-03 10.00.34
417 Willis & Geiger Outfitters Safari Felt Hat w/Zebra Hide Band, Size 7 5/8” Suzanne Booker 2014-11-03 10.03.27
418 Four Half-Day Whitewater Rafting Trips at the Flathead Raft Company Polson Rotary
419 Four General Tickets & Two Best Values to Showboat Cinema in Polson or Entertainer Cinema in Ronan Polson Theatres
420 Men’s Elite Feel Leather Golf Glove Carolyn Schoening
421 Two Tickets to the Port Polson Players Production of “Miracle On 34th Street” Port Polson Players
422 Two Hours of Private Tennis Lessons with Polson High School Varsity Tennis Coach Bob Hislop Bob Hislop
423 Aero Pilates Machine w/Rebounder CDs & Owner’s Manual Anonymous
424 Two One-Hour Private Tennis Lessons by Polson High School Varsity Tennis Coach Mike Sitter Mike Sitter
425 Handmade, Small Oak Cribbage Board Tom Timlick
426 Smith Optics Snow Goggles – One Pair Men’s and One Pair Women’s Polson Family Eyecare
Tools/Electronics – 500
501 Go Rhino! Bumper Step Connie Plaissay DSC_0611
502 Champion Juicer Anonymous
503 Melita Espresso/Cappuccino Maker, Model MEX1B, 4-Cup Carole Olson
504 Via Venezia/Saeco Espresso Machine Gayle Siemers
505 Various Car Accessories Napa Auto Parts
506 39-Piece Mechanics Tool Set Auto Zone
507 LEHR Propane-powered Eco Blower Montana Ace Hardware, Polson
508 Multi-bit, 10-piece Drill & Drive Set and 15-piece Craftsman Set Jore Corporation
509 Hamilton Beach Deep Fryer – New – Never Opened! Ben Montgomery
510 Hamilton Beach Blender – New – Never Opened! Ben Montgomery
Health/Beauty – 600
601 Blue-toned Mohair Blend w/Metallic Knitted Scarf Pat Jamieson DSC_0598
602 Handcrafted Necklace made with amber-colored seed beads, green stones and pewter feather pendant Red Tail Creations DSC_0734
604 One-Hour Massage (3 certificates) David Caselli
605 Turquoise & Coral Necklace, Bracelet & Earing Set Mission Valley Aquatics Christmas Store DSC_0737
606 Men’s XL Comstock Expedition Coat Sue & Chris Toppen
607 Montana Silversmith Black & Tan Leather Ostrich Purse (Women’s) Jane Taylor
608 Bustier Purse (New) Patty Bowers
609 Maui Jim Sunglasses Mission Valley Eye Center / Ronan Eye Clinic
610 Beauty Bag & Jewelry Images
611 Ultimate Body Wraps “It Works” (two gift baskets) Melanie Smith
612 Ladies Scarf Ann Belen
613 Traveling Bag, Bright Pink (9 x 14 inches) Ann Belen
614 Black Leather Women’s Wallet Ann Belen
615 Beach Bag Ann Belen
616 Three-piece Black and Silver Paisley Bag Set Ann Belen
617 Beaded Necklace & Matching Bracelet, 17-inches Ann Belen
618 Hand Crafted Native American Glass Seed Beadwork by Donald Johnson, Sioux and Assiniboine Tribal Member from Fort Peck Reservation. Dennis Flagen
Food/Beverage – 700
701 Wine and Chocolate Basket Raina & Will Stene DSC_0636
702 Two-Dozen Custom Themed Cupcakes Gypsy Ray bridalshowercupcake
703 $10 Gift Certificate to Old World Deli in Polson Old World Deli
704 $50 Gift Certificate to East Shore Smoke House East Shore Smoke House
705 Homemade Jam & Jelly Basket Lorie Allred
706 Beer Gift Basket in Insulated Soft Cooler w/Snacks (trail mix & party mix) The Terrace
707 Fiesta En Jalisco Gift Certificate Fiesta En Jalisco
708 Four 1lb. Bags of Organic, Fair Trade Coffee Mission Mountain Natural Foods
709 $10 Gift Certificate to the Cove Deli & Pizza The Cove Deli & Pizza
Services – 800
801 Three Certificates – Each includes a Three-Day Stay for One Dog Prairie Home Boarding Kennels SleepingLucy
802 Windshield and Installation Aussle Auto Body & Sales
803 Three $50 Gift Certificates to Southshore Veterinary Service Southshore Veterinary Service
804 Oil, Lube & Filter Change Duford Tire
805 One Family Sitting Kris Sampson Photography
806 Two One-Hour Massage Gift Certificates Anna Marie Leafty
807 $200 Gift Certificate toward Auto Servicing Aussie Auto Body & Sales Inc.
808 Teeth Whitening Windauer Family Dentistry
809 $100 Gift Certificate Toward Goods & Services at Valley Glass Valley Glass, Inc.
810 One Front End Alighnment (Polson Location Only) Les Schwab Tire
811 Gift Certificate for Lube, Oil & Filter (Up to 5 Quarts) Non-Synthetic, Non-Diesel Beacon Tire Center


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

(406) 883-4567