Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Adventure Auction Highlights

The Adventure Auction is now less than two weeks away!

Seating is limited – get your tickets today!

The auction will be held at the Hocking College Student Center on April 4 from 6:00 PM -10:00 PM, with free childcare provided. Live and silent auctions will showcase exciting adventure opportunities in our region and beyond, while attendees enjoy food provided by Purple Chopstix and music from jazz trio Las Cuerdas. The event promises to be a truly fun evening – and a great opportunity to support sustainable development in Appalachian Ohio. All of the proceeds from this event will help to support Rural Action’s programs in energy, forestry, agriculture, environmental education, youth leadership, and watershed restoration.

As we've been doing over the past few weeks, we're giving our readers sneak previews of some of the packages that will be up on the auction block in April. Below are four more of the packages that will be up for bid:

Wellness Package from On the Path

The benefits of relaxation are endless. You can optimize your health and put your mind at ease with four hours of body work from On the Path in Eclipse Company Town, including: one hour of massage or cranial sacral therapy, one hour of reflexology, one hour of reiki, and one hour of ortho-bionomy. This package will help treat mental stress, neck and back pain, and improve your energy and overall health.

Paintball Adventure

Bring your friends (or foes) for an exciting day of paintball action at SplatterPark Paintball Games in Marietta. Try to capture the flag from an opposing team as bright balls of paint fly back and forth across the course. Paintball is a strategic game where planning and teamwork are key to success. This package could also be an excellent team-building workshop for businesses and organizations. The package is intended for 15 people and includes gun rentals, 200 paintballs each, butt packs (for protection and paintball storage) and lunch for participants.

Sunfish Sailboat with Trailer

Hit the water in this beautiful Sunfish sailboat. The most popular boat ever produced, the Sunfish is a miracle of simplicity and function that was originally designed in 1951. Millions of people have learned to sail and enjoy the water on a Sunfish. This particular Sunfish was constructed in 1985. The hull weighs approximately 120 pounds and the sail area is about 75 square feet. It is built for use by one or two people, with an optimal capacity of up to 190 lbs. The Sunfish combines performance, stability, and durability in a package that’s appealing to beginners and experts alike. The Sunfish hull is light enough to haul on top of a car with little difficulty, although the boat comes complete with a 1999 model Yacht Club Trailer.

Vietnamese Dinner for Eight

Discover Southeast Asian cuisine with a specially prepared dinner at the home of Wendy and Judy Millesen. A few words from the Millesens:

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to share with you food from the birth country of our adopted children, and are equally pleased to support the great work being done by Rural Action. Vietnamese cooking is not about complicated techniques. Rather, it is about securing the freshest possible ingredients and, with minimal handling, combining them in a way that showcases their simple, natural goodness. Unlike the European approach of blending and harmonizing ingredients in slow braises or sauce reductions, the Vietnamese prefer to cook by layering flavors, textures, and temperatures so that the ingredients remain separate and distinct. So, loosen your belt, relax with friends, and join us in a ‘feast of contrasts’ as we savor the many distinct aromas and flavors that Viet Nam has to offer. We are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions or preferences.”

For more information, contact Calaina Goodyear ( or Jordan Vincent ( You can also call our offices in Trimble (740.767.4938).

We hope to see you there!

1 comment:

jazzolog said...

So one actually dines in their home...and then a fee is shared with Rural Action...or something? It sounds wonderful, but I thought I'd ask for a little more info before emailing the contacts.