VFEE To Auction Sports, Food, Tech Treats In Spring Fundraiser


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VFEE-LogoThe Verona Foundation for Educational Excellence (VFEE) is holding its spring fundraiser on Thursday, March 27, and the event includes a large array of silent auction items. There is something for everyone–from museum memberships to a fresh butchered organic lamb to golf outings at Montclair and Essex Fells Country Clubs. The most recent addition is an SAT prep course from Chyten in Montclair.

A silent auction for all the items below will be held during the VFEE fundraiser, which will be held at the Verona Inn from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The single price of $50 will provide wine, beer and appetizers throughout the evening. Limited reservations are still available.

If you can’t make the evening’s festivities but want to have a shot at two tickets to any Giants home game, it can happen! E-mail [email protected] with what you’d like to bid on and a phone number to reach you and a trustee will be in touch. Also, if you’d like to attend (to be front and center for the auction) please use the same email and specify number attending.

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Founded in 2006, VFEE funds grants to Verona public school teachers in the areas of technology, academic enhancement, arts and education, professional development and cultural rnrichment. For more information on its mission and past grants, see its Web site.

VFEE Silent Auction Preview List

Spring Fundraiser – March 27, 2014

Educational Experience Minimum Bid
Liberty Science Center One Year Family Membership to LSC $90
American Museum of Natural HistoryOne Year Family Membership to AMNH and $100 gift card to Shake Shack $150
Chyten Test Prep of Upper Montclair A gift certificate for a $1200 SAT/ACT test prep course $600
Family Memories Experience
Enjoy a family picnic in Verona ParkPicnic backpack with service for four, $25 Verona Farmers Market, $25 Subway, four Towne Scoop coins


Professional Family Portrait SessionAn hour and half sitting for family portraits at a choice of locations including Verona Park


Fitness Experience
Platinum FitnessOne month membership to Platinum Fitness with two (2) half hour personal training sessions  with trainer Chris Lee

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GT Fitness ConceptsEnjoy a $150 gift certificate with trainer George Tsemberlis, fitness journal, Jay Robb protein powder, Jay Robb bars, healthy recipe book


Food and Wine Experience
Westfall Winery Two (2) bottles of wine


Avenue BistroEnjoy a $100 gift certificate

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Verona Breakfast Lunch and Dinner $15 Bagelwich,  $25 Frank Anthony’s and $75 Frank Anthony’s gift certificates, plus one (1) bottle of Joseph Carr Wine


Cigar Aficionado Experience6 Premium Churchill cigars, cigar ashtray, cigar torch lighter, portable humidor, cutter, bottles of Crown Royal, Hennessey Cognac, port and red wines


Savor the culinary delights of France, Italy and GreeceEnjoy $50 gift certificates at Fricasse (French), Stamna (Greek) and Corso 98 (Italian), each paired with a bottle of wine


Premium Wine Basket from Fairchild’s Market   $200
Echo Valley Farm Fresh Lamb  One organically raised lamb, butchered, wrapped and ready for your freezer, dressed weight not to exceed 30 lbs.


5 course tasting menu for 6 at Union Square Café NYC  $350
Spa/Salon Experience
JT’s Barber, VeronaThree (3) haircuts


Spa treatment gift certificate at the Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY Includes wine basket and access hiking trails on hotel grounds


Sports Experience
Enjoy a day of tennis at Orange Lawn Tennis ClubTwo (2) hours of tennis on grass courts, two (2) hours of tennis on Har-tru courts, lunch at the snack bar


Two (2) Eagles v. Giants ticketsLincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Section 110, row 17, seats 24-25


Two (2) New York Rangers Tickets v. Charlotte HurricanesSection 115, Row 5, Seats 5 and 6, April 8, 2014


Two (2) tickets at your choice of any NY Giants home gameMetLife Stadium in Section 101 during the regular 2014-15 season


A day of golf for a threesome at Essex Fells Golf Club18 holes of golf, caddies, lunch and drinks.   Day of play is based on mutual agreement with member


A day of golf for a threesome at Montclair Golf Club18 holes of golf, caddies, lunch and drinks.  Day of play is based on mutual agreement with member $400
Technology Experience
Windows RT – 32 GB Surface Tablet.Do more on the go with the productivity of a laptop in the compact size of a tablet. Create documents with Microsoft Office RT, sync files between Windows devices and video chat with friends and family


Kindle Paperwhite 3GUnlike tablets, Kindle Paperwhite 3G is designed to deliver the best reading experience
  • Free 3G wireless—no monthly fees or annual contracts, no screen glare in bright sunlight, over 30% lighter than iPad mini



HP – Split 2-in-1 13.3″ Touch-Screen Laptop – 4GB – 128GB Solid State Drive – Modern SilverThe power of a laptop without sacrificing the portability of a tablet, this split-convertible HD touch-screen laptop lets you work or play wherever you go




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