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Sunday, June 25, 2006

10:37 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Catfish & Cocktails 2006

Dear Friends,
The Catfish & Cocktails 2006 is just around the corner. We will be honoring Berdelle Campbell on Thursday, June 29 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM and raising much needed funds for the Cumberland River Compact. We have a long list of great donations for the auction, some of which are listed below.
If you plan on attending, please RSVP. This will be a fun and exciting evening that you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Catfish & Cocktails.
- Skip Lawrence, Chairman, Catfish & Cocktails 2006
- Geralyn Hoey, Executive Director, Cumberland River Compact

Item List for Catfish & Cocktails 2006 Auction
Sanibel Island, FL Condo and car rental - (Fort Myers or Tampa are the closest airports) -- One week lodging on Sanibel Island at the Sand Dollar Resort (accommodates up to 6 people). Private condo on the beach with swimming pool. Includes one week car rental from Dollar Rent a Car -Entire Package Valued at $2950. min. bid $1500. Website info - http://www.royalshell.com/vrmgr/rental/PropertyDisplay.aspx?PropertyId=79&WebCode=wksan&ReturnPath=/vrmgr/search/WebGroupList.aspx
Jackson, WY -- One week lodging and meals for two people at the Trail Lake Ranch including one-day private fly fishing trip. Valued at $2350. http://www.traillakeranch.org/index.htm
"Sunset along the banks of the Cumberland" -- by nationally recognized and innovative photographic artist John Guider. A full color photograph (21 1/2 x 14 ¼ inches) printed with archival inks on museum grade paper and is matted and framed (outside dimensions are 35 x 27 3/8 inches). Valued at $950.00 min. bid $500.
Tea, cookies and gardening with Berdelle Campbell -- If you have never spent time with Berdelle in her garden, now is the perfect opportunity. Berdelle and Ernest Campbell have spent over 25 years cultivating and nurturing one of the most spectacular and refreshing gardens in Germantown. Berdelle will spend the morning with you and three friends touring the garden, identifying the flora, and relaxing with tea and cookies. Value - Priceless
Segway guided tour of downtown Nashville and dinner at Germantown Cafe -- Take a fun guided tour of downtown Nashville with your friends (4 people) on two wheeling Segways. Finish the tour at Germantown Cafe for a wonderful dinner at one of Germantown’s hot spots. Value $360 min. bid $150.
REI weekend backpacking rental equipment for four people. Value $155 min. bid $60
Recipient is entitled to the rental of the following for one weekend
(1) REI 4-person tent
(4) REI polar pod +20 degree sleeping bags
(4) Standard thermarest sleeping pads
(4) REI Newstar backpacks
(1) Coleman propane stove
Taos, NM -- One day fly fishing trip for two people in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Carson National Forest with Orvis Guide and 2006 Fly Tier of the year Doc Thompson. http://www.flyfishnewmexico.com/ Value $350 min. bid $150
Fly-fishing on the Caney Fork River with Fly South owner and guide Jim Morees. Enjoy a day on one of middle Tennessee’s best fly-fishing rivers. Value $450 Minimum bid $250.
Lunch at Mad Platter -- Enjoy a break from the daily work grind by heading over to The Mad Platter in Historic Germantown for a wonderful lunch for two. Value $40 min bid $25
Dinner at Mad Platter - Dinner for two at The Mad Platter in Historic Germantown. Value $80 min bid $45
Oil Painting by Dr. Simon Mudd - Vanderbilt post doctoral fellow, Dr. Simon Mudd travels extensively and enjoys sharing his adventures through his oil paintings. This oil painting is of a mountainous landscape in vibrant colors inspired by New Zealand's South Island. Value $250 Minimum bid $100
Once Upon a Time Appalachian Mountain Adventure - Two nights at Once Upon A Time Lodge (2 people), includes all meals and your choice of: canoeing on the Little TN River to look for eagles, Hiking at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest to see the big trees, Fly fishing on Citico Creek in Citico Creek Wilderness or you can relax at the lodge, read a book and hike on the property. Donated by: Ed and Arlene Decker, Maryville, TN. Located 30 min. SE of Maryville, TN (a 3 hour drive from Nashville) Lodging can be booked during the week or on a weekend, based upon availability. Valid for one year. Value $640 min. bid $250
Berdelle’s Sweet Gum - Handcrafted wooden bowl made by artist Brenda Stein from a sweet gum tree once growing (and recently fallen) in Berdelle’s garden. value $50 min. bid $20
Tin Can Art by board member Pete Kopcsak - votive candle holders, value $20 min. bid $12
Tin Can Art by board member Pete Kopcsak - “fireball”, value $20 min. bid $12
Hiwassee Kayaking Trip with Team Green -- you will hit the rapids in the Fall when the crowds have disappeared. Camping Friday and Saturday night provided as well as your choice of fun yak or sit-on-top kayak for a day of rapids on Saturday. Sunday we will hike Chilhowie National Park.
Backpacking Trip to Mt. Rogers, Virginia/Appalachian Trail with Team Green -- Fri-Sun., Aug 25-27, 2006. Team Green will hike along part of the Appalachian Trail on Saturday, seeing wild ponies and gorgeous scenery. Sunday will be a short hike back to the cars and drive back home. We should be just in time for blueberry pickin’!
Team Green Membership Package -- includes (1-year membership, t-shirt, water bottle and cd) Value $80 min. bid $20
Sweet 16th A Bakery -- gift card Ellen & Dan Einstein. www.sweet16th.com. value $16 min. bid $8
River Carving I and II (black and white photographs) by Kaye Savage -- Organic and dramatic shapes and shadows carved into granite by the Tule River. This pair of black and white photographs are archivally matted and simply framed (11” x 14” each) Hung together vertically, about 14” x 24”. Value $120 Min. bid $75
Little Pigeon River by David Duhl -- D. Duhl isthe Watershed Coordinator for TDEC and a Compact Board member. David's photographs have been widely published in state and national publications. Some of his images can be seen on the web at www.davidduhl.com and www.agpix.com/duhl. Value $150 min. bid $75
Painting by Phil Ponder - Phil is an established Middle Tennessee artist and is best known for his limited edition prints of skylines and famous buildings. Several of his original watercolors have been included in the Central South Art Exhibitions, sponsored by the Tennessee Art League. Value $50 min. bid $20
Christie Cookies -- internet gift card - A tin of 18 cookies and free shipping from Nashville’s own Christie Cookies. www.christiecookies.com. Value $30 min. bid $15
Enchanted Gingerbread - Gingerbread bakery and coffee shop at the Germantown Centre will create a “Holiday House” custom made for you. Value $60 min. bid $25
Nash Trash Tour -- 2 admissions to the world famous Nash Trash Tour (as seen on CMT, Food Network, BBC and the Travel Channel). The Jugg Sisters take you on a hilarious, trashy journey through the Music City. See Nashville like you’ve never before as the Juggs dig up the dirt from some of the cleanest, polyester, double-knit, sequined closets of your favorite country stars. www.nashtrash.com value $54 min. bid $20
Zola’s Gift Certificate -- Always an innovator on the Nashville fine dining scene, ZOLA's chef / owner Debra Paquette takes diners on a magical culinary journey around the Mediterranean. Spanish, Italian and French cuisine are the main influences on the menu, but they also serve Moroccan and Greek food. Value $25 min. bid $10
2006 US Open Tennis Tickets - 4 night tickets for September 1, 2 or 3 in New York City -- Arthur Ashe Stadium, upper promenade. You may do a combination of 4 tickets for 1 night or 2 tickets for 2 nights. www.usopen.org. Value $140 min. bid $80
The Kitchen Sink Sundae at Bobbie’s Dairy Dip, Charlotte Ave. Everything but! You’ll need family and friends to finish this one, so it comes with extra spoons. Giant towers of ice cream are flooded with gooey toppings and whatever other delicious things we have on hand into the bowl. Perfect for celebrating birthdays and life’s little victories! Value $15 min. bid $10
Lista’s Cheesecake -- Lista creates the best cheesecake you will ever taste. She custom makes each one to please the taste buds of the customer. Value $50 min. bid $20
Margaret Ellis Earrings -- www.margaretellisjewelry.com. Sterling silver/22k gold, cultured fresh-water pearls. This jewelry is about style. 22k gold, sterling silver, and unusual pearls and gemstones are the materials she uses. All her work is hand-constructed; nothing is cast. Each piece comes to life when you wear it.
Value $270 min. bid $150