Quarantine Kentucky Derby Super Fundraiser Auction Items
The Janesville Woman’s Club will hold a virtual fundraiser from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, to help it cover operating expenses.
The club is using a grant it won from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to complete work on its building. However, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented it from holding a key spring fundraiser, leaving it short of operating funds, according to a news release.
Titled “Quarantine Kentucky Derby—Where Masks are the New Hats,” the June 10 fundraiser will feature auction items such as gift certificates, baskets and original artwork by local artists Dava Dahlgran, Connie Glowacki and Nancy McKinnon, according to the release.
The club will set up a watch party with a projector and screen for drive-in viewing, weather permitting. Everyone attending is required to wear masks. Facebook users can view the livestream via their app, and non-Facebook users can tune in via a URL the club will release June 10, according to the release.
Residents can learn more about the event by visiting the Quarantine Kentucky Derby Fundraiser Facebook page.
Dava Dalhgran began her artistic adventure as a commercial artist. Initially, in her free time, she started out with watercolor. Then after seeing an ad offering an inexpensive set of colored pencils, she began experimenting with the pencils and watercolors. One thing led to another, and she submitted a pure pencil piece to the Colored Pencil Society of America and she’s been an active member since—having earned her CPSA and CPX signature status. Her work is nationally and internationally known and has won numerous awards. During this pandemic, she has found comfort in experimenting with new surfaces such as wood and pastel board.
Yes, she still has remnants of her first pencil set. As an artist and a “cheerleader” Dava says this, “ People know way more than they think they do. Be patient about selling your art and don’t sit on the sidelines. Join an arts organization.”
Below is a sneak peek at some of our items for auction including 3 original pieces of art, assorted baskets and some fantastic gift certificates from local businesses. Not pictured are the mystery bags—a little like betting on a horse, you will have a chance to buy a bag of gift cards for just $25! You will definitely get your money’s worth, but you may get more!
1. Waiting for You- Watercolor by Connie Glowacki, 24” x 30” framed
2. The Bike at Dublin Bay- Colored Pencil by Dava Dahlgran,
15” x 15” framed
3. Rainbow Glow – Contemporary Acrylic Pour by Nancy McKinnon 20” x 20”
4. Green Bay Packer spirit basket includes a Packer on the Shelf doll.
5. Glen Erin Golf Course
6. Simple Scissors
7. Raven’s Wish plus bracelet
8. Nerf Fun! Batteries included for the RC Car-- you supply the players
9. Book Basket- Three books about heroic women and handmade note cards.
10. Wine Basket from Northleaf Winery – includes wine pourers, corkscrew and you supply the guests
11. Hand sewn fabric bag—good for the market or a fun day out
12. Golf Basket with St. Andrew’s hat, balls and club brush. Includes issue of Golf Magazine
13. Single Malt Scotch Whisky—lovely gift or just for yourself- 2 glasses included.
14. Wine basket with Gift Certificate from Northleaf Winery. Corkscrew included!
15. Janesville Country Club Golf Shop
16. Floral Expressions
17. Bellasazi Salon and Spa
18. Planter from K&W Greenery- beautiful summer blooms in a cheery green planter.
19. DNA Ancestry kit
20. RCHS Membership Certificate plus tour
21. Laz Bistro Gift Certificate
22. Prairie Woods Golf Course
23. Indira Salon
24. Summer Kid Basket with Bubbles and Books
25. Jumpsuit, shoes and jacket ensemble from our very own Velvet and Tulle Boutique in downtown Janesville
26. Table top quilt- hand made
27. Live Love Wine and glasses plus gift certificate from Northleaf Winery
28. Urban Boutique Gift Certificate and Wine
29. Sewing Basket—you will be ready to tackle any project
30. Hand sewn Bucky Badger masks- washable and made with care by Karla Nitz
31. Tupperware—perfect for summer picnics with Festival Foods Gift Cards
32. From our very own Classy Rascals Boutique—Giraffe, Board Book and a Gift Card
33. Golf basket with all of the necessities
34. A taste of Scotland basket- plan your trip while snacking on some treats.
35. Bears Fan? Black and White framed signed poster of Brian Urlacher
36. Fun summer basket from Red Rooster includes scarf, glass, and napkins
37. Handcrafted bird house with recycled license plate—your birds will have their own Wisconsin residence.
Thank you to all who collected and donated gift cards and gift certificates. We couldn’t do this without you.