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18th Annual Benefit Auction

Sunday, May 1st
Previewing at 10 a.m.   
Live Auction begins at Noon
Fond du Lac Fairgrounds Cow Palace

Arguably the largest and longest running combined live and silent auction in this part of the state, Beacon’s admission-free fundraiser features close to 200 auction items.
Co-chairs for this year’s event are Dave and JoJo Moody & Peter and Lesley Manowske

A pocket book friendly experience with FREE ADMISSION


Over 200 Live and Silent auction baskets, a café serving brats, hamburgers, portabella mushrooms, desserts and beverages.  Courtesy same day local delivery of large items purchased at the event are all part of the event’s hospitality (5 mile radius of city of Fond du Lac).  

Cash Raffle, 50/50 Raffles ... Candy Raffle featuring Hughes Candy of Oshkosh and just so much to enjoy!


2016 Auction items as of April 28th...

Wisconsin Badger Hockey sign autographed  by Mark Johnson and Mike Eaves

Fluke 116 Multi-Meter

25”HD Extension Cord

Fire Retardant Work Shirt

6” Bumper Mount Vice

Fire Retardant Sweatshirt

Dental gift basket full of dental items

Fire Pit ring with fire tongs, gloves, wood and more...

Mens/Womens bicycles 700c Retro

Perennials from Haentze's

1/2 hour singing entertainment with Paul Rosenfeldt

Square LP Gas Fire Table

Framed Art puzzles


"Gift Certificates" Galore

Leopold Bench

Candles and more

Seth Thomas Grandfather Clock

One night stay with Breakfast at Holiday Inn FDL

Brewer tickets with preferred parking

Popcorn maker

Wooden Bench from Trunorth Furniture

Hair products and cut from Central Barber

More Hair items and services

Cedar Chest

Brass Antique lamp/Green wood bench

Jamberries Kit

Curio Cabinet

3 month membership to Wellness Center at Lutheran Home

"Beadalotta" Jewelry

Carved Male "Eastern Blue Bird" by Joe Longo

Oil changes

Framed Brett Favre "400th touchdown" postal picture with envelope

Framed Brett Favre "421st touchdown passes" picture with envelope

Summerfest passes 

Furniture (some very unique too!)

Cedar Valley package

One night stays at the Kalahari

Fused glass band watch by Beth Campsure

Wicker set

Mozzarella Grande Cheese

Sterling and Diamond ring from the Goldsmith

Many Trees to choose from

Room painting with Dan Wirtz and paint from Sherwin Williams

Aluminum  "Harley" engine clock

Widmer Cheese Boxes

Scrapbooking and Card making materials

18 Hole Foursome at Camelot Golf Club

Family Session and Free 8x10 Portrait with Studio One

$100 Family Membership to Thelma Center

Admiral Hockey Ticket Vouchers

2 Tickets Rockapella - May 21st (Schauer Arts)

Tour and Lunch with Firefighters

Victoria's Pet/Nutrition Gift Basket

Owen Gromme Prints

Chick-a-dee-coy Ducks Unlimited Print

Ahren's Photography Family Portrait Session 8x10/5x7

Numerous Restaurant Gift Certificates

Many miscellaneous items will be found in the Silent Auction Baskets including gift certificates

Road America passes

Gueller Photography Family Portrait Session 16 x 20 Print

Children's Museum passes

Floral Wall Art from Personal Touch

Scarfs from Kristmas Kringle

4 General Admission tickets to Shedd Aquarium

Wild Turkey Wing Bone Call

Watch from CW Smith

Rollie Fingers autographed Brewer jersey

Foursome Whispering Springs gift certificate ($75.00)

Spring training book autographed/pictures

7# cake from Kelly's Creamery

Pop up privacy shelter

"31" bags

"Homak" Gun Cabinet


2016 Auction items will be posted as received.  For all donations, please contact us at: 920-923-3999


Suggested items can be similar or same as the prior years.  We appreciate all donations including monetary contributions!

2015 Auction items:

Auction conducted by auctioneer Greg Bemis
1.   Appleton PAC   Chris and Jenny Schrage
2.   Art   Personal Touch - Judy Pierner
3.   Benches   Jim Immel
4.   Billboard   Lamar
5.   Birch   Touch of Earth
6.   Bird Bath   Honeymoon Acres
7.   Bird House   Glenn Sarauer
8.   Blinds Discount   Blinds "R" Us - Joanie and Wally Walentoski
9.   Blower Vacuum   Chris and Jenny Schrage
10.   Boat Shelf Bookcase   Waupun Correctional
11.   Bound Rugs   Howard Johnson Flooring
12.   Brewer Tickets   Brookfield Badger (Rick Haugen
13.   Brewer Tickets   Mountain Dog Media
14.   Brewer Tickets   KFIZ Radio
15.   Brewer Tickets   Brookfield Badger Insurance
16.   Bronze Sculpture   Joe Grinwald
17.   Camera   Beacon
18.   Cane Chair   Anonymous
19.   Carpet - Rug   Twohig Floor Covering
20.   Chair   Virginia Gilmore

Prior year Event Photos

Thank you to all our supporters from this and past years:

 Consultants Laboratory Kremer Pharmacy  Lamar  96.1 TCX  Wyld_Desyns LLC web design and development 

This auction is our major fund raising event of the year. We thank you for your past support. In previous years we utilized the monies to improve current operations and to keep the daily rate at an affordable amount for women coming into our program. With resources continuing to be cut we needed your help now more than ever to continue our mission. 

CONTACTS: Beacon House Executive Director Mary Gerlach (920 923 3999
 2016 Event Co-Chairs Dave & JoJo Moody and Peter & Lesley Manowske (Contact through Mary)




Over twenty years of operation, admission more than 1,000 clients and a catalytic role in creating Fond du Lac’s Heroin Summit. Huge milestones for The Beacon House, a Fond du Lac non-profit need for a women’s alcohol and drug treatment facility. The Beacon House was the first of organization that began in 1993 when a small group of women, lead by Mary Ann Steffes, identified the desperate its kind, a pioneer in the State. Today, it’s one of Wisconsin’s premiere gender specific residential treatment facilities, a professionally credited program offering a transitional living experience for women with addiction. What makes the program truly unique is that mothers in need of treatment with young children are able to bring their little ones
and care for them as they recover.

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