2019 BBA Dinner Live Auction Preview

The 41st BBA Dinner is April 4th and once again this year the live auction features eye catching experiences donated by Burlington businesses. Get excited by learning more about what’s on tap in 2019.

Auction Item #1:

Burlington Surf Club Family Membership

Donated by: Russ Scully

Make the most of Summer 2019 with a Family Membership to the Burlington Surf Club. Come down to the South End and sit in the sand, or lounge on the lawn, spend some time in the water or just enjoy can’t miss sunsets over Lake Champlain. The surf club has a daily list of activities both on and off the water as well as access to discounts on everything you’ll need for great day on the lake.

While your there, snack on a beach ready gift basket of Made in Vermont products from City Market. Last year’s winner of our Hertzel N. Pasackow Architectural Award has donated this fantastic item to help you plan the perfect summer picnic.

This item also includes a ready for summer look with stylish cabana shirts from Kinzly & Co. These shirts are designed to turns heads and have the added benefit of being able to fit your beer so you’ll never go thirsty.

Auction Item #2:

Tim’s Favorite Wines

Generously donated by: Tim Halvorson of Halvorson’s Upstreet Cafe

Details: Enjoy 12 bottles of fine wines personally chosen by Tim Halvorson.

This live auction favorite returns for another year. Tim Halvorson of Halvorson’s Upstreet Cafe and EB Strong’s assembles a fantastic collection wines for you to enjoy all year. There is something for everyone in Tim’s Favorite Wines, so this is the perfect item to bolster your own wine collection or just to make sure you have something special for your next wine night.


Auction Item #3:

4 Tickets to a Red Sox Game and Overnight Stay at the Lenox Hotel

Generously donated by: People’s United Bank and The Lenox Hotel, Boston

Value: $1600.00

Details: Invite your friends to join you for an evening at Fenway park to see the Red Sox play the Cleveland Indians on May 28th. Enjoy the great seats to see the defending World Champion’s.

Once the game’s over, make a night of it in downtown Boston with 2 rooms at the luxurious Lenox Boston! You’ll be staying on Boylston Street among fantastic restaurants and nightlife.

Auction Item #4:

Distillery Experience & Hilton Hotel Overnight

Generously Donated By: Wild Heart Distillery and Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain

Spend a day with a distiller to craft your own custom spirit. Wild Heart Distillery creates high quality spirits to be enjoyed with friends, family, and colleagues. With this unique experience, you’ll spend time creating the spirit of your next social gathering.

Cap off the experience with a night at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain. Relax in luxury and enjoy some Burlington hospitality.

Auction Item #5:

Stay at the luxurious Garden Villa at the Villa Playa Maria


Generously donated by: An Anonymous BBA Member

Value: $3000.00

Details: Enjoy a 4 days & 3 night stay at the four bedroom, 5 bath luxury Villa in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Available for rent during “high season” – November 1st thru the end of March. Winning bidder can choose to purchase additional nights.

The Garden Villa has a large balcony with gorgeous views of the clear blue waters of Playa Maria. Steps away from Maria’s beach, one of the most popular surf spots in Puerto Rico. A gourmet kitchen and a chill living space to check the surf, makes this Villa an ideal place for a family or group of friends to enjoy Rincon! See more at www.villaplayamaria.com

*Blackout dates: November 22nd-27th, December 23-January 2nd, Vermont February Break