CMH Thanks4Giving UnGala Auction - CLICK HERE TO BID!
Ponderosa Sales
Starts :  Nov 15, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Ends :  Nov 29, 2021 07:00 PM CST

105 Items
Item # Description
Lot - 1

RING OF FIRE Johnny Cash has got nothin’ on this! This shiny new 38” diameter decorative fire ring was made in Duluth by Jamar Company. Intricately cut design depicting our beloved Minnesota woods. Don’t fall in. It burns, burns, burns. Donated by Jamar.  Value: $325 (new)

Lot - 2

HER BEST FRIEND JUST ARRIVED TO THE PARTY ½ carat total weight round solitaire diamond earrings in 14K yellow gold with screw-on backs. Donated by our friends at Security Jewelers.  Value: $1,375 (new)

Lot - 3

VIKINGS NATION OMGosh! Check out this actual pic from the seats! This package includes 4 seats in the lower club level and a parking pass in the ramp attached to the stadium via skywalk. SCORE! SKOL!! Donated by Brett R. & Catherine Loeb.  Value: $1,426

Lot - 4

THEN THERE WAS LIGHT When we sold one of these in a recent live auction, a couple of our doctors nearly got into a scuffle over it! Well, whichever of you lost out last time….here you go!  This brand-new Dual Power LED Tower Light sets up in seconds to provide up to 2500 Lumens of high-definition illumination. Dual power capabilities allow you to power it using the M18 battery that we’ve included or connect to AC power using an extension cord (not included).  We also included the new charger for you! Light extends from 4ft. to 7ft. H. Donated by CMH through the Engineering Dept.  Value: $360 (new)



    1.    Milwaukee Dual Power Tower Light

    2.    Milwaukee M18 Redlithium XC Battery

    3.    Milwaukee Battery Charger

Lot - 5

CAN’T MAKE IT TO NEW YORK before Christmas?  Then why not get your Kate Spade-New York handbag right here?! You may never switch into another purse again.  Made of smooth Italian leather in a warm taupe color with trademark leather black bow. Multiple pockets to organize everything. It’s the bag that ties it all together!  This bag has been gently loved but shows no signs of wear.  Clean inside and out. You would have easily paid at least $348 for this in the store.  Kate Spade dust-cover bag comes with it. This is not a crossbody.  17”W X 10”H (previously owned)

Lot - 6

THE POTTER’S TOUCH High fired stoneware bowl by potter Terry Anderson; come spring, you can have it filled with a fresh flower arrangement by Vicki Anderson.  Take the bowl now and simply contact the Foundation and we’ll get you in touch with Vicki for flower arrangement summer 2022. Approx. 8”

Lot - 7

BEYOND BATH AND BODY Give love this Christmas! These soaps, lotions, scrubs, and candle come in assorted merry fragrances…and there’s enough for everyone’s stocking! Donated by CMH PT Group: Wanda Fairbanks, Jennifer Lindquist, and Sarah Cedarleaf Wendy Pfeffer. Value: $150 (new)

Lot - 8

BRAHMIN LEATHER SATCHEL The perfect companion for day trips, date night and even as a work bag. Brahmin's compact embossed leather satchel in varying shades of blue and grey goes with all of your fave outfits and keeps you organized. This baby has been well cared for and she’s like new. You’ll find her online for no less than $300-$500.  15-1/5"W x 10"H x 5-1/2"D Donated by Sandy Nelson. (previously owned)

Lot - 9

GET INSPIRED Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitness Tracker + Heart Rate (NEW!). Since we all know there is no point in moving until your Fitbit is charged,  this bad-boy battery lasts up to 10 days! Includes 1-year Fitbit Premium membership for new and returning Premium users. Small and large size included. Donated by CMH Laboratory. Value: $100   (new)

Lot - 10

A NIGHT AT THE GALLERY Costume Jewelry Assortment - All four pieces have rarely been put on. The pearls are a fan fave & perfectly beautiful.  All pieces are fabulously versatile.  Like new and waiting for their spot in your jewelry box.  (previously owned)

Lot - 11

SPARKS OF JOY Earring/Bracelet Set - Simple and elegant. Get in my jewelry box now.  (previously owned)

Lot - 12

THE BRONZE GODDESS You’ll get yourself 2 pairs of earrings, 2 necklaces and one stretch bracelet all in shades of bronze and gold. Can be mixed and matched and are great everydayers or something special for a night out.  (previously owned)

Lot - 13

ON-AND-OFF-AGAIN ROMANCE You can wear this necklace as a plain silver piece or simply slide on the on-and-off pendant for a touch of classy gold. Of course, the silver earrings will always go with everything.  (previously owned)

Lot - 14

SOMETHING BORROWED SOMETHING BLUE  One layering necklace from AE and the other-along with a pair of silver earrings is from the Premier Jewelry line. One for you, one for your sister or daughter. (previously owned)

Lot - 15

METRO MIX  What looks better than silver on black?  Nothing.  So, you want this sassy collection of bracelet, necklace, and dangle earrings.  P.S. we believe the earrings to be sterling silver.  (previously owned)

Lot - 16

MUSTARD ONLY, PLEASE: Steve Madden mustard yellow (fashion color of the season) crossbody.  A small pop of color like this will breathe new life into your look.  Because we love the combo so much, we’re tossing in a leopard print wallet.  Hear us roar. Be sure to follow us for more fashion tips. Purse: 9.5”W X 7.5”H X 3.5D; Wallet: 7.5”X4” Donated by Jessie Anich (new)

Lot - 17

GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Gnomes are known for bringing good luck and protecting treasures. Set this little guy under your tree to protect your Christmas gifts and then style up the sofa with this cozy pillow. Or why not give it as a fun gift?! Pillow measures approx. 20W X 13H.  Donated by L & M Cloquet.  (new)

Lot - 18

DULUTH WELCOMES YOU and this unique stone depicting the historical landmark is the ROCK of Ages!  Created and donated by Jim and Sandy Crowley.  If you ask me it’s worth a whole lot more than it’s priced.  Value:$15 (new)

Lot - 19

WELCOME TO OUR CABIN and enjoy some ROCK-solid relaxation time!  Created and donated by Jim and Sandy Crowley. Value: $65  (new)

Lot - 20

YOU HAD ME AT PIZZA  Turn your kitchen into a pizzeria! Build or place your pizza right on the peel and then slide it off onto your oven rack or pizza stone.  Dishwasher, knife friendly, non-porous wood fiber.  Matching pizza cutter comes with it. Donated by Minnesota Energy Resources. (new)

Lot - 21


DID YOU FIND THE LEOPARD? No, but it was definitely spotted...ha-ha! Betsey Johnson gently used (if ever used?) top-handle bag. Removable crossbody strap (it’s never been unwrapped!). 13”W X 9”H x 6.5D. Donated by Sandy Nelson.  (previously owned)

Lot - 22

LOCK YOURSELF AWAY FROM THAT MADNESS OUT THERE: Just kidding, it’s too small for that.  Black Fireproof Sentry Safe w/ key. Approx. 14”W”X10”H X 6.5D) (previously owned)

Lot - 23

LOCK HIM UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY: If only it was that easy ladies, right?! Tan Fireproof Sentry Safe w/ key. Approx. 14”X10”X 6.5D. (previously owned)

Lot - 24

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES “Anne on the Quilt” is the most popular image of Anne sitting on a patchwork quilt with Green Gables on the hillside.  18”X25” Donated by Reliable Insurance Agency. (previously owned)

Lot - 25

FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN  (4) 18-hole rounds with 2 carts. Yes, FORE(4) of them!  A bird’s eye, stunning look at Hole # 5 and Hole # 16. Did you know that according to MN Golf Magazine, CCC’s Hole # 5 is one of the best tee shots in MN?  Come see for yourself. Donated by Cloquet Country Club.  Expires 10/15/22 Value: $230 P.S. (Don’t have clubs?  Check out item #60)

Lot - 26

"Broken" A  framed collage of interesting costume jewelry pieces.  Terry Anderson, owner of Anderson Studio, volunteered for years at Salvation Army- sorting and repairing broken items.  In doing so, he collected and assembled these broken-beyond-repair items and created this one-of-a-kind collage.  Value: $50

Lot - 27

TURQUOISE INFATUATION: When you want a pop of turquoise to brighten your look, this is the piece for you! State-of-the-art pairing of turquoise and argentium silver ( like sterling but won’t tarnish) on 18” leather chain.  This is no small chunk of turquoise at 2.25” X 2.25”. Handcrafted and donated by Terry Anderson Studio.  Value : $180.00 (new)

Lot - 28

GONE FISHIN’ but don’t be afraid to ROCK the boat! Created and donated by Jim and Sandy Crowley. Value:$65  (new)

Lot - 29

OH MY GOSH These sparkly hoop earrings were loved so much that when one earring was lost, a new pair just had to be bought! That’s how lucky you end up with 3! A funky necklace and three more pair of earrings will take front and center in your jewelry box. Don’t let your daughter steal it when she comes home from college.  (previously owned)

Lot - 30

DREAM OF DAZZLE  First, let’s talk about that beautiful broach. Picture that on your winter coat collar. Gorgeous.  Not to mention the hair clip/shawl clip is so versatile you’ll find yourself reaching for it again and again.  Did I say you also get four pair of amazing earrings?!  (previously owned)

Lot - 31

TRIFECTA Love these all so much they almost went back home during auction set up! Each pair is unique and made for finishing off any outfit. (previously owned)

Lot - 32

GRANDMA’S MARATHON The perfect reward to yourself or, use it as a phenomenal gift for the runner in your life!  It’s the official gear-hot off the shelf. This stash includes entry into the 2022 Grandma’s Marathon or GB Half Marathon (up to $150), fleece lined jacket ($35), socks ($10), stainless steel water bottle ($25,)neck gator ($5), picnic bag ($15), epicurean cutting board ($10). Value: $250 Donated by Grandma’s Marathon Directors.

Lot - 33

PINE POINT Original watercolor by Dr. Lloyd Backus: Just what the doctor ordered! Created by a beloved, retired physician and community icon. Hang this gorgeous artwork anywhere and you’ll instantly become one with nature.  Enclosed in a 31”X25” real barn wood frame.   (The painting that he is pictured with was sold at our last auction).  Donated by Dr. Lloyd Backus. (new)

Lot - 34

BECAUSE SOMETIMES BEAUTY IS SKIN DEEP Want to rejuvenate and soften your skin? Look even more gorgeous for the holidays? This Microdermabrasion is your magic. Donated by Northland Plastic Surgery     Value: $125.  expires 10/25/2022

Lot - 35

BECAUSE SOMETIMES BEAUTY IS SKIN DEEP and because you probably want to keep one and give the other to mom for Christmas….here you go!  Want to rejuvenate and soften your skin? Look even more gorgeous for the holidays? This Microdermabrasion is your magic.  Donated by Northland Plastic Surgery Value: $125. Expires: 10/25/2022

Lot - 36

WONDER.EXPLORE.DISCOVER: Great Lakes Aquarium is the only aquarium in the U.S. that focuses on freshwater exhibits and is right down the road from us! Why not take the family for a fun experience during the Christmas break?!  Packet includes 2 adult and 2 child passes. Value: $59.96 Expires December 2022.

Lot - 37

ON BROADWAY! Okay, it’s not really Broadway, but it’s live theater at its finest. 2 County Seat Theater Company Tickets just in time to see “Doublewide, Texas Christmas”, an outrageously funny comedy! No worries if you can’t make this one as they don’t expire until 12/1/2022. Value: up to $52

Lot - 38

ON BROADWAY! The good folks at County Seat Theater Company gave us yet another set of 2 tickets! If you can part with them, they sure would make a nice stocking stuffer.  Value: up to $52 Expires 12/1/2022

Lot - 39

TEE IT HIGH & LET IT FLY when you use these certificates for 4 rounds of golf with shared carts at Nemadji Golf Course in Superior Wisconsin.  Nemadji Golf Course is a 4-star Golf Digest-rated championship golf facility. Value: $172 Expires  9/1/2022.

Lot - 40

TEE IT HIGH & LET IT FLY….LET’S GO AGAIN! Use these certificates for 4 rounds of golf with shared carts at Nemadji Golf Course in Superior Wisconsin.  Nemadji Golf Course is a 4-star Golf Digest-rated championship golf facility. Value: $172 Expires:  9/1/2022.

Lot - 41

THE LEGACY OF GLENSHEEN: Two general admission “Classic Tour” passes.  Great gift for the people who already have everything!  Your parents, your grandparents, me! Glensheen was the home of Chester and Clara Congdon and their six children.  Construction on the 39-room mansion began in 1905 and took three full years at an estimated cost of $850,000. And there’s your history lesson of the day. Donated by The Glensheen – UMD. Value $40 Passes expire 11/2022.

Lot - 42

THE LEGACY OF GLENSHEEN: A second set of “Classic Tour” adult passes.  Great gift for the people who already have everything!  Your parents, your grandparents, ME! Glensheen was the home of Chester and Clara Congdon and their six children.  Construction on the 39-room mansion began in 1905 and took three full years at an estimated cost of $850,000. And there’s your history lesson of the day. Donated by The Glensheen – UMD. Value $40 Passes expire 11/2022.

Lot - 43

MINK COAT Every woman should have at least two pets in her life.  This mink in her closet and a jaguar in her garage! This gorgeous fur looks brand new! 2 side pockets, a stand-up collar, one  button at neck + 3 concealed front closures. No tears or discoloration in the satin lining. Mint  condition. center back measures 26” long. 28 female pelts.  Unsized but fits like a women’s medium.  FUR ORIGIN: USA  (previously owned) Value $3,200 (2017 appraisal in pocket).

Lot - 44

Pizza and a Puck Date Night Check out the pic taken from the actual seats! Grab this up then take your sweetie down to Vitta’s Pizza in Canal Park and over to the UMD Hockey game.  Nothing more romantic on a Minnesota Saturday night. $40 Vitta Pizza AND 2 Tickets to UMD Men’s Hockey (UMD vs MU on SATURDAY 1/15/22 at 7pm.  Section 117, Row 12, Seats 9 &10) Donated by Vitta Pizza and Dennis and Ashlee Lennartson.  Value: $90 …but is there really a value on love?

Lot - 45

UMD Men’s Hockey 2 tickets in a couple of fantastic seats! Think STOCKING STUFFER! (UMD vs MU on FRIDAY 1/14/22 at 7pm.  Section 117, Row 12, Seats 9 &10) Donated by Dennis and Ashlee Lennartson. Value: $50

Lot - 46

OH! YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL: MISS PEARL BIRTHSTONE DOLL comes with her own certificate of authenticity from Bradley’s Original Collectible Dolls. She is wearing the beautiful pearl necklace that represents June’s birthstone. She was given to a sweet little girl back in 1993.  That little girl is now all grown up and Miss Pearl is waiting for her new home. 9” tall on stand.  (previously owned)

Lot - 47

CAGEY ART  This fun and colorful piece would look great in  your family room.  Especially if you have a feathered friend in a bird cage at home! But really, even if not!  Used but still so pretty! 44”X44” (previously owned)

Lot - 48

HELLO DOLLY!  GINA comes with a certificate of authenticity  from Bradley’s Original Collection Dolls.  She is limited edition #55 of 1500. Porcelain Doll 18”tall on stand. Bradley Dolls have always been the collector’s choice and increase in value every year. Gina was gifted to a little girl in 1993 and sat on the bedroom shelf watching over her for years….then she ended up back in her original box on the closet shelf.  She’s now looking for a new little girl to love.    (previously owned)

Lot - 49

THE FOUR SEASONS: These four boxes depict the four seasons of the year and have oh, so many uses!  Fill them with goodies and fun surprises and send them off to your college student, deployed family member, or grandkids.  Or just give them to someone for Christmas and let them have fun putting them to good use…. they’re already “wrapped” and ready to gift!   Hand painted and donated by Donna Stolpe.  Value of each box is $45 $180  (new)

Lot - 50

BABY, BABY, BABY doll with vinyl head, hands, and feet.  Body is squishy cuddly.  She has been previously owned, but likely not played with by her new condition.  Comes with a beautiful wardrobe of 8 outfits, 2 headbands, pacifier.  Your little love will giggle with joy when she opens this gift on Christmas morning.  17”L.  Donated by Sandy Crowley.

Lot - 51

OH, BELLA BABY! This sweet little baby doll has vinyl head, hands, and feet. Soft, cuddly body. Eyes that blink.  Her closet will have a good start with the gorgeous 6 outfits we’re sending home with her.   Previously owned, but hmmmm, probably never played with.  She is clean and like new - ready to wrap and put under the tree.   15”L  Donated by Sandy Crowley.

Lot - 52

TO LOVE AND BE LOVED Yesteria Realistic Reborn Baby. Soft vinyl arms, legs, face; weighted soft cloth body. Shiny life-like hair and gorgeous blue eyes with eyelashes. We’ll send her to her new forever home with 2 outfits, booties, socks, bib.  She smells like a real baby. Has been loved, but so well cared for – she’s like new; you’d easily pay $80-$180 for her is she was! Approx. 15”L. Donated by Sandy Crowley. 

Lot - 53

FASHIONISTA BABY! Realistic preemie baby doll with 16 outfits.  Say what?  16 outfits!  She also come with her own blankie and original accessories (RBG-46-1).  All vinyl.  Brunette with blue eyes. Just a little sweetie who needs a new mama.  Previously loved, but absolutely like new.  12”L . Donated by Sandy Crowley. 

Lot - 54

WELCOME, BABY GIRL!  Realistic Reborn sleeping baby. Soft silicone and made to smell like a baby! Skin tone is “flushed” as if she just got out of the tub.  Two pretty outfits and of course, a diaper.  Previously loved but this little girl is like new. She needs to be under someone’s Christmas tree this season.  18”L.  Donated by Sandy Crowley.

Lot - 55

SO TRENDY! Baby girl will steal the spotlight with this spread of doll clothes that sends you home with 12 charming outfits for auction item #54 (or a similarly sized doll of approx. 18”). Previously owned but I doubt if ever used! Donated by Sandy Crowley. 

Lot - 56

BABY BOUTIQUE Check out this assortment of stuff for Baby Girl/auction item #54 (or a similarly sized 18” doll).  Includes: Blanket, bib, 3 bottles, hair band, socks, 8 newborn diapers, bath towel, snow suit, sleep sack, 2 pjs, 2 onesies, 1 summer outfit with bonnet, and 1 pacifier. Previously owned, but really?  It’s all new.  Donated by Sandy Crowley. 

Lot - 57

FANCY PANTS 6 awesome outfits, baby blankie, bib, and even a cushy head rest. Items fit Baby Girl/auction item #52 (or a similarly sized 15” doll). Previously loved, but safe to say these are brand new.  Donated by Sandy Crowley.

Lot - 58

GO JACKS! This season pass allows one adult entry into any regular season home Cloquet Lumberjacks sporting event for the 2021-2022 school year. Does not include any non-sport events (drama or band performances), tournaments, or playoff games. Value $100

Lot - 59

GO JACKS!  Get a pass for Grandma too! This season pass allows one adult entry into any regular season home Cloquet Lumberjacks sporting event for the 2021-2022 school year.  Does not include any non-sport events (drama or band performances), tournaments, or playoff games.  Value $100

Lot - 60

WHO’S YOUR CADDY? Wilson Fat Shaft Golf Bag filled with Taylor Made woods plus assorted drivers.  Irons include Wilson 3, 5-9 (missing 4 iron), Ping 5 iron, Titleist 2 iron, Wilson Staff 2 iron & pitching wedge, Dunlop 52-degree wedge, 2 putters and assorted rain covers & CCC water bottle  (in the bag pockets).  In good used condition, letting you swing the price for the name brand you want! (previously owned)

Lot - 61

OH BABY!  Adorable hand knit, dark green, flecked with light brown and white throughout. Set includes crew neck sweater, matching booties and knot topped hat. Your little babe will be stylin’ and ready for the winter photo shoot! Lying flat, items measure: sweater 10” wide,  11.5” L; hat 7” W; booties 3.5” L.  Handmade with love…just for our auction.  Donated by Janine Meister.  (new)

Lot - 62

BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE: Because the first one was so adorable; Janine had her niece make another set and send it down from Manitoba.  This one is a tad smaller; lying flat, items measure: sweater 9.5” W, 11.5”L; hat 6”W, booties 3”L. Makes you want to have a baby.  Not really.  But I’ll take a grandkid.  Donated by Janine Meister (new)

Lot - 63

PRETTY IN PINK Hobo Coach Bag.  Very soft pebbled blush pink leather with short shoulder strap and detachable crossbody strap on this slouchy chic option for everyday wear. Outside front zipper pocket, inside zipper pocket and 2 multi-function pockets. She’s been well loved and now looking for a new best friend. Pink Coach hangtag attached. So soft.  I want.   (13”H, 14”W) (previously owned)

Lot - 64

KATE SPADE NEW YORK bag to take you from the office to the weekend shopping! This gorgeous, pebbled leather shoulder bag fits laptop and files…plus the kitchen sink.  Lots of space for traveling too!  Outside front zip, inside zip and two multifunction pockets.   (11”H, 19”W, 6.5” base width) (previously owned)

Lot - 65

LET’S CALL HER SANDY not only because of her beautiful sandy curls, but because of our kind friend, Sandy who gifted us with her. She comes with a closet-full of fabulous handmade outfits and a display stand.  Previously loved, but oh, so lovely.  30”H.  Donated by Sandy Crowley. 

Lot - 66

TOP OF THE CLASS  We think this Cloquet grad is looking smart in her cap, gown, and pearls.  If you take her home, she’ll bring along her large change of clothing.  She comes on a stand.  Previously loved but not played with very much, that’s for sure! 30”H. Donated by Sandy Crowley.

Lot - 67

IN BLOOM Hang this large 47”W x39H beautiful print above your sofa to brighten up your room.  Triple matted in muted “goes with anything” natural tones.  Framed in decorative, distressed, antique gold.  Previously owned, like new. 

Lot - 68

PADDLING IT FORWARD This group of Lincoln Park Craft District Neighbors have come together to create this unique package for you!  A limited edition Bent Paddle Glass Growler + 6 beer fills certificate + a unique and durable Frost River Growler Carrier + $50 gift card for restaurant of choice – OMC, Duluth Grill, Corktown Deli.    Value: $211 (new)

Lot - 69

WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME: We think you would look better than Norm in this Sport-Tek hooded sweatshirt (L)! You’ll also get a Coors Light Ice Bucket, Carmen’s Beanie, bottle of Spellbound Cabernet, and a $40 Carmen’s gift card. Cheers! Donated by our good buddies - Ryan and Zach at Carmen’s. (new)

Lot - 70

NORTHWOODS PICNIC Pack the snacks and head to the woods with this Sherpa lined blanket and large umbrella donated by our friends at Northwoods Credit Union in Cloquet.  (new)

Lot - 71

PEACEFUL PINES If you look closely, you’ll see a gentle sprinkling of glitter to give these trees the perfect festive touch for the holiday season. Original watercolor by Marilyn Denno in a  17 X 14 black frame.   (new)

Lot - 72

CREEKSIDE TRANQUILITY Let your eyes soak in this riot of gold and red before each leaf make its final dance to lay the welcome mat for mother earth’s chilly winter.  Original watercolor by Marilyn Denno.  (new)

Lot - 73

LIVE THE LUXURIOUS LIFE and roll into Cloquet Detailing LLC to use this certificate for a $200 detailing service.  In-between-times use the included 10 Elite Car Washes at Kwik Trip, then pull into your own garage and use the soft bristled wash brush, 5 microfiber cloths, 2 shammies, gallon of windshield wash, car soap, Turtle Wax interior protectant, snow brush, 5-gallon bucket and 5 Yankee Candle car air fresheners. Hello. Your husband called and he wants you to buy him this for Christmas.  $350 value. Donated by SHCC and Spiritual Care employees.  (new)

Lot - 74

PARTY AT MY CRIB This ingenious cribbage table boasts a playing area with wood burned art depicting 2 bucks and an eagle. Four beverages can holders to keep your drink from spilling on your ace hand.  Never worry about misplacing your cribbage board again.  All you need to do is grab a beer and pull up your chair!  The rack below is a great place to keep your decks of cards.  24” X 30”  X 23” H Donated by Les and Judy Hovis.  (previously owned)

Lot - 75

WAGON OF JOYS Bet you thought it was a typo.  All I can say is that if you have kids or grandkids, your Christmas shopping is done!  Ages 0 to 12.  Boom.  Done shopping.  Radio Flyer 3 in 1 EZ Fold Wagon, 29” Paw Patrol Poodle Plush, Fisher-Price Doodle Pro, LEGO Friends “Doggy Day Care”, Kid Connection Dollhouse Play Set, Barbie “Hugs N Horses” Set, Playmobil “County” Barn with Silo Play Set, Shark Bite Game (with a bonus card game included!), Beware of the Bear Game (with 24 piece puzzle included!), Hot Wheels Track Builder, Hot Wheels Monster Truck Radio Control “Tiger Shark”, Set of 5 Hot Wheels cars, Kid Connection Fire Station Play Set (with light and sound!),, Ultimate Crayon Collection (152 crayons!), Mellissa & Doug Jumbo Multi-Theme Coloring Pad, Mega Blocks Paw Patrol Set, , LEGO Fire Fighter, Preschool Learning Pack (Games, DVDs, Flashcards, Workbooks, & More!).  Value: $400 (Wagon $100 + Toys $300) Donated by CMH Med Surg/ED/Hospitalist Group of employees.  (new)

Lot - 76

BREAKFAST IN BED  A gift for yourself and a gift for your wife! First, buy yourself this bundle and next, prepare the gift of a gorgeous breakfast in bed for her.  Dash mini waffle maker, hand juicer, egg ring,  Cameron’s Specialty Coffee,  1 pint of locally made pure Lost Lake Maple Syrup and voucher for one dozen farm fresh eggs. Can’t put a value on this one but it’s pretty priceless.  Donated by Sam Jacobson (new)

Lot - 77

ARE THE STARS OUT TONIGHT? Dinner and a Show for 2 at the largest dinner theater company in the United States! Of course, it’s the Chanhassen! This pass is valid for any Main Stage production on Tues., Wed., or Thurs. evenings. Have you seen the Music Man yet?  (Must call box office to make your reservation, expires 3/2023) Value: $200

Lot - 78

THAT’S A WRAP! Spend your time shopping this year, instead of looking for the scotch tape! This grey, fabric crate is filled with scotch tape, tissue, wrapping paper,  gift bags, scissors, gift boxes, ribbons, bows, and gift tags. Donated by CMH Cardiac Rehab/ Diabetic Education/ Medical Records/Transcription group of employees. Value: $160  (new)

Lot - 79

ALWAYS OUTDOORS when you light your Jay Cooke or Amber Earth soy candles.  Toss is a spritz of the Birchwood Pine Atmosphere Mist you’ll think your artificial tree is a real one.  Seriously.  These wonderful scents bring the woods into your home, but if you want to get outside for real, pop on this stylin’ buffalo plaid tassel hat and matching mittens.  As if that’s not enough, Ry generously threw in a $50 gift card to the best shop in town.  Donated by Mainstream Boutique.  Value: $150

Lot - 80

THINK KNOT!  WELL, I THINK SO! The good folks at the Pine Knot know that you can’t read the paper without coffee and snacks, so Included with this one-year subscription to the Cloquet hometown Pine Knot newspaper is the perfect sized coffee mug, Magnolia Café coffee, Biscotti, Pumpkin Spice Tea Blend, Wild Fern Kitchen Soap, and a gorgeous watercolor notecard by Julia Jaakola.  Value: $100 Donated by Pine Knot News.

Lot - 81

DECK THE HALLS this season as you walk down them in this soft and cozy red turtleneck (size M) and this stylin’ lightweight poncho (one size).  Put on the sparkle with this silver heart pendant necklace on a 27” chain. The buffalo plaid mini crossbody (with detachable crossbody strap) completes the holiday look as a wallet or a small purse.  Christmas outfit-Check!   Donated by CMH Volunteer Services Organization.  Value: $97

Lot - 82

YOU CLEAN UP WELL!  Sanitizer 10-pack and a set of 3 soft cotton Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation facemasks.

Lot - 83

YOU CLEAN UP WELL! Another sanitizer 10-pack paired with a set of 3 Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation soft cotton facemasks.  Sadly, this package will never go out of style. 

Lot - 84

DOUBLE DELIGHT Betty Brown’s art career began in the late 1970s. In 1992, she opened her own studio-gallery in Carlton. She was a founder of the Arrowhead Art Club, a member of Lake Superior Watercolor Society and Artists of Minnesota. A legend indeed.  Beautifully matted and framed in oak. This double set of artwork was previously owned and donated by J3 Insurance. 19.5 X 24.

Lot - 85

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED!  And she prescribed these cards as a Christmas gift for your mother. Her doctor’s note said something about using the Super One card for groceries and inviting your mother over for dinner.  Package includes: $25 B&B, $25 Bearaboo, $25 Gordy’s, $25 Cold One, $100 Super One.  Donated by Dr. Victoria Heren  Total Value: $200

Lot - 86

DAILY DOSE OF IRON Up to 4 person 9-hole green fees and 2 carts $88 value (expires 10/15/22). And just so you don’t go away hungry, we’ve got a $50 gift certificate for the club house restaurant/bar. Donated by Pike Lake Beach and Golf Club and Dr. Kara Underwood and Ron Gerth.  Value: $138

Lot - 87

BARB’S BAKER’S BUNDLE  Twelve Months of Goodies!   Enjoy two dozen fresh, delectable treats once a month for a year, made with love and personally delivered by Barb.  You’ll connect with Barb, a retired CMH employee, for a list of delicious flavor selections, then notify her of your choice two weeks in advance.  Cookies, bars, or bread.  Donated by Barb Schaak.

Lot - 88

BUCKET OF BALLS I might know a guy who hunts for golf balls. He finds only the best, including -  Calloway, Titleist, Taylor Made, Srixon, Top Flite, Maxfli and more.  This five-gallon bucket of balls would certainly pair well with the clubs in auction item #60.  See a theme here? 

Lot - 89

A PERFECT DAY IN CLOQUET How clever is this display of gifts representing our beautiful wood city area? County Seat Theater $40, Premiere Theatres $30, Wilderness Hockey Tickets $40, Room at the Table Catering & Food Trailer $25, MN. State Park Pass $35, Earrings $15. Donated by CMH Occupational Therapy Staff + Karen in Speech. Total Value: $185.00 (new)

Lot - 90

CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS “I never thought it was such a bad little tree.  It’s not bad at all, really.  Maybe it just needs a little love.”~ Linus.  11 X 27 Original watercolor painting by Marilyn Denno.  (new)

Lot - 91

THINK PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Take your tunes on the go with this Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker! Bold sound for every adventure with 12 hours of play time and “partyboost”! The 14 oz. Yeti Rambler, Wood/Wire Serving Tray, Pink Blanket, Blessed Flower Décor, 15 oz Candle, bandana, Ladies’ size 6-9 cozy wool socks, word find, moose notepad, 11oz Dunkin’ Polar Peppermint Coffee, Wiley Wallaby Watermelon soft and chewy candy, Claey’s watermelon hard candies, Smoothie Skittles, and the hard-to-find ALL PINK starburst ensures that this package contains something for everyone on your gift list!  (new)


St. Croix also threw in a tote bag with a fantastic assortment of their logo items and a couple of colorful re-usable shopping bags.  Donated by St. Croix’s Hospice.  Value: $300+

Lot - 92

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR we all could use this $200 Walmart gift card, $50 Kwik Trip gift card, $25 Target gift card, 18”L delightfully “made in the USA” holiday sign for your office, shelf, or mantel - and an adorable small stuffed felt tree.  Donated by listed businesses.  Value: $275+ (new)

Lot - 93

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO BAIT  In today’s world of mass-produced products, this net reclaims the tradition of handcrafted care that is functional and timeless. This net is so beautiful it should be passed down through family generations. Donated by the Jen Ninneman family. (Very cool fact – one of Jen’s daughters helped Ben Hudson of Two Harbors make it specifically for our auction!)  Approx. 69”H and 20” at  widest part of net. Not that this item needs anything else with it, but we thought you could put a $50 Northwest Outlet Gift Certificate to good use too! (Certificate expires 4/29/22). Value $200 +

Lot - 94

WATCH THAT BASEBALL SOAR Luis Arraez has hit 6 home runs with an official baseball just like this one he autographed for you! This ball will be a sure hit under the tree for your fave Mn. Twins fan this Christmas.  Or heck, save it for their birthday next year! (value $50)

Lot - 95

OCD = OBSESSIVE COFFEE DISORDER but just the smell of this basket will drive you insane.  Fill up this cheery holiday mug with some of these local brews including Lincoln Park Craft District “Honduras”, Nordic Jo’s, Scandinavian Arco + more.  Plenty here for you to keep a couple and then gift some out! This basket also Includes a tea ball, tea house, and tea squeezer.  Donated by Betsy Johnson and the CMH Advanced Wound Clinic. 

Lot - 96

SHE MAY BE VINTAGE BUT SHE’S NOT RAGGEDY. This huggable little girl was lovingly handmade years ago for a special little one.  She has exquisite detail to her outfit and overall look; she has carefully been stored in plastic over the years to prevent dust   settling on her – this turned her white dress slightly yellowish, but still in mint condition.        She would be   a very special gift for any child. She’s 34” long and priceless. 

Lot - 97

RIDE LIKE THE WIND in the North Shore Scenic Railroad’s Duluth Zephyr.  A 75-minute excursion that operates at least twice daily all summer.  This generous packet includes a family 4-pack of vouchers, usable for all ages. Grandma and grandpa not sure what to buy the kids?  Why not grab this up and ride along with them?! Expires 10/14/2023.  Value over $70.

Lot - 98

PRESCRIPTION FOR SAFETY Dr. Ripp says, “Protect your head!” Know what? No safety=know pain.  Know safety=no pain.  He and Carolyn want you to get this $150 gift card to the skihut in Duluth and get yourself and/or the kids a helmet.  Donated by Dr. Kenneth Ripp and Carolyn Ripp. 

Lot - 99

HOW TO STIHL THE SHOW FOR BEST GIFT EVER Dr. Charles Kendall already did all the footwork so you can impress your husband with this complete package.  It includes this mighty MS 180 Chainsaw $209.00,  All Season Bar/Chain Oil $6.49, Motomix $31.99, Poly File Handle $1.99, Swiss Files 5.99, and of course, Heavy Duty Goat Skin Leather Gloves for safety – he doesn’t want to see you at the ER.  Check it out! He even threw in the 2-year Damage Replacement Plan! Your husband called and said he needs this. Value (with tax) $336.75.  Donated by Dr. Charles Kendall.

Lot - 100

AMERICAN PRIDE Eat, drink, and support local! Here’s the plan.  Buy this fab basket.  Give the $40 Sammy’s Pizza Card to your husband.  The $40 Bearaboo card is for your mom. The $40 Gordy’s card goes to the kids.  The $40 Buffalo House card goes to your dad.  The two “Drink Local” glasses?  Cheers to you! And the $40 Pedro’s card, well that goes to you too. For one of those really, really huge margaritas. And some nachos. With cheese. For you and your BFFs. Since your Christmas shopping is done, go home and crash on the couch.  Under this gorgeous patriotic quilt that has been handmade by Sara Platt. Basket donated by the CMH Surgical Services employees.  Value: $270+

Lot - 101

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS These handsome little guys and the stuff that fills the accompanying galvanized metal bucket have been gathered fresh from our winter wonderland for you to enjoy all season on your porch or deck.  The clear lights on the pine arrangement in the bucket are battery operated and have a timer so you can set and forget! Simply change out the pine each year and you’ll be able to use these time and time again.  A quality project made just for our auction by the CMH Quality Department.  Gnomes stand 49”H and 51”H; bucket is 36”H.  Value: $106

Lot - 102

SOMEONE’S IN THE KITCHEN WITH DINAH useful assortment of kitchen tools, especially this Pampered Chef Herb Infuser that sells for $35 on Amazon! Not only is it good for soups and stews, but it is also great for infusing water! We threw in a double wall stainless steel thermal water bottle, a plastic drinking glass/straw, silicone baster, gravy shaker, grater, measuring spoons, soup scoop, pie lifter.  What more do you need?

Lot - 103

GET READY FOR WINTER with this lube, oil change and oil filter change at Kolar in Duluth.  Fill the Yeti cup with a hot cup of coffee and you’ll be fueled up as well! Value: $100 Donated by Kolar Toyota-Scion-Hyundai.

Lot - 104

HOME DEPOT is like OLD DUTCH POTATO CHIPS Can somebody tell me why it is that trips to Home Depot are like potato chips…..you can never have just one?!  Well with this gift card you can go back a few times! Value $200. Donated by Stephanie Beadle and Karen Gray. 

Lot - 105

RANDOM ACTS OF CHRISTMAS… And now for the grand finale of our auction! Avoid the driving stress, chaotic Christmas parking lots, and the whole warming-up-your car-headache. Your chauffeur, Mr. Rick Breuer, will meet you at the CMH parking lot and transport you and your friends to the local shops in Cloquet and/or to the Miller Hill Mall area. You’ll have between the hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to be dropped off and picked up –  door-to-door-store-to-store! You choose the date – either December 4th or December 11th. Expect to be treated with small Random Acts of Christmas throughout this memorable day…but that’s not all!  After your day of shopping, you’ll be given the free option of having your packages unloaded and securely stored at CMH – safely away from the kids’ snooping eyes. The gifts will be beautifully wrapped and available to you at an agreed-upon pick up date.  Whether you love or hate the whole shopping      experience, this shopping trip can be made into a fun day for all!

*The vehicle is a large sized Prius hatchback with a spacious interior and abundant cargo space. Along with yourself, you may invite 2- 3 friends…this will depend on how many layers of warm clothing you wear, how squished you want to be, and on how many packages you plan to spill over into the back seat once you fill the hatch up!  Value: So expensive we can’t even add it all up! Think about uber/taxi cost, gas, surprises, gift wrapping, valuable time + more…

*Details can be worked out privately by contacting Laurie using the enclosed business card.