a sneak preview of some of the items up for auction just 2 weeks from today (listed in no particular order):
--Chef's dinner for 8 (with food beverage, and server included) to be prepared and served in your home (Chef Kohlenburg of The Adams Street Cafe --wallyeye fishing excursion for 4 on Lake Erie (with Matt Carder --OWE Tea Party (with high tea service) (hosted by Linda L M Bigelow --Private Party Bubbling with the The Bubble Sharks --Bird's Eye View Circus package and swag (courtesy Erin Garber-Pearson --custom pen and ink drawing of your home (by Kent Illenden) --custom glass piece by Eamon King --Leslie Odom Jr. (of Hamilton fame) tickets for show at Valentine (courtesy Michelle Keller) --2 person 22 foot beautiful wooden kayak (donated by Cory Cripe and Mechelle Zarou --House of Dow styling sessions and gift certificate (courtesy of Allison Dow) --1 hour with Captain America and a custom birthday cake for your next child's birthday party (courtesy Zak Lyons and PM Cakes) --OWE Air B-n-b and Brunch Package (courtesy of Mary Sawers and Black Kite Coffee) --a weekend at Rusted Mare Farm (courtesy of Cheri Baker) --beautiful necklace and earrings made by Jenny Gorkowski Klear) --OWE dinner and cleaning services--let Deb A Kienzle cook for you while Lynn Laplante cleans! --Custom artwork by Marcie Mills Sigrist --2 hour Glass City Bar Hopper Bar Hopper Tour (with gift certificates to local watering holes (courtesy of Glass City Pedicabs and Ye Olde Cock n Bull - Toledo, Blarney Irish Pub Toledo) --Wellness package--gift certificate for yoga with Michael Zerner and Boochy Mama's Probiotic Tonic (courtesy Yoga Mike and Stacy Jurich, respectively) --TSA for a day--let teh band or ensemble play your next event (courtesy of Dave Gierke --four vintage and gorgeous furs donated by Liz Wargo --tattoo services by Brian Finn (and some swag to go with) --gift certificates for 2 photo shoots, courtesy of Courtney Anne and Heather Ballmer Meyer --relaxation package, including massage gift certificate, handmade soaps and more, cleaning services, and more (courtesy of Andria Dorsten Ebert and others) --wine packages with amazing vintages and stemware, donated by Rob Rousseau --handmade steampunk table made of recylced bike parts, made by Erik Bang --popcorn machine! (donated by Liz Wargo) --beautiful custom jewelry made by Andrea Heaps --date night package--2 tickets to a Chorus Line at the Valentine, flowers, and gift certificate to Kengo Yakitori (courtesy of Bartz Viviano Flowers & Gifts, Kengo Sushi & Yakitori, and John Eikost --Rayban sunglasses (donated by Carrie Ann Campbell) --gift basket and certificate for services from Let's Train Dog Training (courtesy of Cory Cripe) --Pub Cycle ride (courtesy of Glass City Pedicabs with gift certificates to local watering holes --graffiti of the world painting by Zak Lyons-Artist --downtown golf cart chaffeur (for you and your guests) for a 2 hour tour, with certificates at local stops (courtesy of EZ Shuttles - Toledo --gift certificates from Ventura's Mexican Restaurant (courtesy of Valerie Mundt-Scott) --ceramic art from Maria Thomas --Key Largo condo (yes, it's intact!) for 4 nights/5days, donated by Ann Sanford --"box of deliciousness" from Toledo Spirits (courtesy of Andrew C. Newby) --gift certificates to Greg's Grill (courtesy of Greg HAyes) --glasses and swag from Gathered Glassblowing Studio (courtesy of Gathered) --a guitar (or 2!) donated by Keith Sparrow --handmade wreath (courtesy of Dee Vogan Onnenga)
Stay tuned as other items continue to trickle in! As you can see, we've been working hard to bring some unique, local, and "jason-approved" items to the table! there's sure to be something for everyone! Thank you to all who have donated! Stay tuned for more details about the delectables we'll be serving, as well as the entertainment! IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND BUT WANT MORE INFO ABOUT ANY OF THESE ITEMS AND/OR WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOMEONE BID FOR YOU, let me know!!
Apr 27, 2017
new trackchair arrived on april 14 (good Friday). as a friend ironically noted, HE IS RISEN! it was so wonderful to see Jason standing and moving at the same time. and our trek to Oak Openings the following week was so special! keep on keeping on, Finn! Your Team is so happy for you and so proud of all you've accomplished to date.
Mar 22, 2017
we did a demo of this chair last weekend and are in the market for one! it will enable us to hit the woods and better navigate our potholed streets (don't even get me started on the sidewalks)....
Jan 06, 2017
Tomorrow we celebrate Jason's 48th birthday and Monday, January 9th, marks one year since the date he was injured. This holiday season, and this week in particular, has been one of physical and...
Aug 08, 2016
Our 1st Annual FinnFest was a smashing success, thanks to each and every one of you!! We cannot express how grateful Jason and Jeni are for the outpouring of love and support. I think everyone...
Aug 01, 2016
Thank you to our 2016 FinnFest Sponsors! We are so grateful for your support!
Michael and Renee Snyder Ronald A. Christaldi Manhattan’s Pub ‘n Cheer Joseph and Gail Simpson Chicago Title...
Jul 29, 2016
Today is the last day to buy your tickets for the 1st Annual FinnFest at the reduced $40 price! Buy your tickets today and come celebrate Jason life, ongoing recovery, and incredibly strong...
Jul 20, 2016
FinnFest is in the news! Be sure you all have your tickets - will be a fantastic event to support a beautiful...
Jun 02, 2016
Jason and Jeni moved back into their home Memorial Day weekend and it was such a wonderful homecoming! Greeted by family and friends who have worked so hard on the renovations, we were overcome by...
May 19, 2016
Don't forget to Flock Your Friends in the Old West End! The flamingo has long been a (somewhat inexplicable) symbol of the OWE, so now you can fill your friends yards with plastic flamingos, while...
Apr 23, 2016
Jason and Jeni are doing very well, with lots of news to report. Jason finally received his electric wheelchair this week and has already mastered the hand controls with his left hand. He is...
Mar 31, 2016
Coming home has been a wonderful thing for Jeni and Jason, as we can see the stress of hospital living start to slowly wear away. In Jeni's own words:
"We are home and with renewed hope and...
Mar 29, 2016
Guess who is on his way home! Just click on the green arrows next to the header for Jason's Photo Albums to see all of the photo albums, then click on the album called "Coming Home," for pics!