Live Auction Items

1. Bayside Vacation Home

Get ready to make a lifetime of family memories with a three-night stay at this fabulous bayside vacation home near Yorktown, Virginia! This spectacular dwelling offers 50 acres of private waterfront access, a thriving oyster bay, crabbing, breathtaking sunsets, a water slide, a pier and the list goes on!

Every amenity and comfort is waiting for you inside the house (which comfortably sleeps 10) for those rainy days or relaxing evenings; plus, it is only a short jaunt from historic Williamsburg for a fun family day trip!

Fair market value: $2350 (all fees included)

*Expires one year from date of auction.

*The month of June and holiday weekends are excluded from booking dates.  Bayside vacation home near Yorktown, VA


Estimated Value: $2,350

2. Sailing on the Chesapeake – the Ciszewski family

Enjoy an incredible day sailing on the Chesapeake Bay on the Ciszewski’s freshly groomed sailboat, Radio Flyer. Craig and his two sons will meet you at the harbor and invite you on board! Spend the day learning the ropes (literally!) as the Ciszewski family shares its sailing knowledge and expertise with you. Or, just lounge on the deck with a custom-made, themed cocktail in hand while enjoying fare from a handcrafted made-for-you charcuterie board (which you get to keep!) loaded with savory and sweet delicacies.

Unwind for the remainder of the weekend at an exclusive yacht club normally open to members only; however, the doors will be wide open to you and your family if you win this super fun adventure!

Estimated Value: $1,300

3. New Orleans French Quarter Getaway

Enjoy a week at The Quarter House, located in the famous French Quarter of New Orleans!  Amongst a collection of beautiful old buildings on a city block, the timeshare is a two bedroom, one bath apartment with full kitchen, including cookware, dishwater and utensils, and sleeper sofa. It can sleep six.  The Quarter House is a short stroll to New Orleans’s most famous sites, including the Café du Monde, French Market, St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and top restaurants, such as Galatoire’s and Bayona. Timeshare begins on Friday afternoon and ends the following Friday.  Available from December 2020 to November 31, 2021; early reservations recommended to ensure your desired dates are available. Donated by Chryss and Felix Hernandez. 

 “We won this trip five years ago — New Orleans immediately became our favorite U.S. city.  From the exquisite European architecture, intriguing history and horse-drawn city tours, to delicious food, excellent shopping, free music concerts and last…but not least…fascinating people-watching, it was a vacation we’ll never forget!” Steve & Wendy Lee


Estimated Value: $1,925

4. Sam Maloof-style rocking chair

Chelsea parent and hobbyist woodworker, Ron Klassen, handcrafted this high-quality, Maloof-style rocking chair, designed by legendary woodworker Sam Maloof. An original Maloof rocker is in the Smithsonian. President Reagan had one too.

Ron’s masterwork is made from walnut and maple, with a touch of ebony and cherry. The finished product is the result of well over 100 hours of labor, involving a vast amount of fine detail work, chiseling, and sculpting. This timeless piece is a truly beautiful addition to any home! It will be in our live auction. Bid and win!

Ron’s Maloof-style rockers have sold for up to $6,000!

Here is another Maloof-style rocker Ron has handcrafted.

Estimated Value: $4,750

5. Icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Handcrafted 16” x 14” icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe by Eva Muntean. Eva is Manager of Marketing for Ignatius Press, the world’s largest Catholic publisher.  She is also one of the founders and co-chairs of Walk for Life West Coast, is on the U.S. Board of Directors for the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria, and is the founder of SF Catholics (

Estimated Value: $Priceless

6. Senior Workday

A Chelsea Tradition! Do you have leaves that need raking? Or perhaps a wood pile that needs to be moved? Mulch that needs to be spread? Fence rails that need repair? Or do you want your home clean before the holidays? Perhaps a spring cleaning, a pantry organized, or clothing sorted? Chelsea seniors, each with a strong back, will spend a day to complete the indoor or outdoor chore(s) at your home, a friend’s home, or Chelsea Academy, as you desire. Enjoy the services and talents of our wonderful and energetic senior class, overseen and assisted by an experienced parent supervisor.

Thank you, Class of 2021!

Work is to be done on a mutually agreed upon date, Mon. – Fri., during school hours before May 2021.

Estimated Value: $Priceless

7. Headmaster For A Day!

If you’ve ever dreamed of standing in the headmaster’s shoes, here’s your chance—but just for a day! Would you like donuts for you and your advisory group served by Mr. Hernandez? An ice cream social or a pizza party for youand your classmates? No homework or no tests and quizzes for a day? Capture-the-flag or a basketball tournament? The winning student will work with the Dean of Students, or Associate Dean, for an appropriate, fun activity and will get to add a unique (vetted) message to the morning announcements for the day.  At break, lunch,and study hall, you will have use of Mr. Hernandez’s office, and lunch will be provided for you and a friend! You will gain invaluable lessons in executive decision-making while becoming the most popular student at school. Last but not least, Mr. Hernandez will chauffeur the winner in a 1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III roadster from the winner’s home to breakfast and to Chelsea. Mr. Hernandez will also provide the winner with some Chelsea spirit wear to commemorate his or her special day!

Estimated Value: $Priceless

8. Dinner for Eight in the Classic New Orleans Tradition – Paul and Tom Lagarde

Étouffée, Brute?

Paul and Tom Lagarde bring to you this five-course meal for up to eight guests. The dinner will be prepared and served at the lucky winner’s home on a mutually convenient date. In addition, Chelsea students will provide service and clean up when your meal is finished.

Your evening will start with a signature cocktail and each item will be paired with a different wine.

Choose a menu from the sample list below or work with the chefs on other items.

  1. Rickey Jackson’s Chargrilled Oysters
  2. Crabmeat and Shrimp Maison
  3. West Indies Salad
  4. Shrimp étouffée
  5. Grillades and Grits
  6. Shrimp and Grits
  7. Turtle Soup
  8. Crabmeat and corn soup
  9. Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Estimated Value: $Priceless

9. Original Henry Wingate Landscape

Original oil on canvas painting by internationally renowned artist, and Chelsea teacher and parent, Henry Wingate! Henry painted this view of Old Rag Mountain from one of his favorite spots in Madison county, Hebron Valley. The painting is 9″ x 17″, with frame 16″x 24.”

Estimated Value: $1,500

10. Adirondack Chairs by Mike Mueller

This item is back by popular demand. From the artist: “I craft these chairs from plans that my father used from the early 1950’s, and each time I make them, they bring back many fond memories. I make them using poplar wood. Each chair is assembled with brass screws and exterior wood glue. Then, I stain them with Minwax Gunstock stain, which I seal against the weather with two coats of exterior semi-gloss spar polyurethane. The curved backs make these chairs the most comfortable ones you will ever sit in. They are perfect for an evening on the porch with a nice glass of wine, or in my case bourbon, for you and your spouse.”

These two exquisite chairs will provide many years of relaxation.

Estimated Value: $1,000

11. St. Peter’s Cemetery Plot + Last Will and Testament

This is an item to die for. (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)

You know not the hour, so be prepared. This auction item includes the deed to one cemetery plot located on consecrated ground at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Washington, Virginia. This comforting, peaceful place to pray lies at the beautiful foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Also included in this package is an Estate Planning Package provided by the stellar law firm, McCarthy&Akers. Provide yourself and your family peace of mind and take advantage of this thoughtful package.

Estimated Value: $2,500

12. Snowshoe Getaway – Lee family and Snowshoe Resort

Experience the world- renowned ski resort of Snowshoe in West Virginia. Enjoy three nights accommodation in a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse that sleeps 10. Package includes two lift tickets. Ski right down the mountain from the house.

If you have never been to Snowshoe, you must try it. The scenery and snow conditions are unparalleled in the South. In fact, Snowshoe is called the “Little Colorado of the South.” Dates are subject to availability – please reserve early. Alternative option is 1-week stay during non-ski season. Expires December 2021.

Estimated Value: $1,700