Wednesday, February 27, 2013

FUNraiser 2013! Everything You Need To Know for This Year's Spring Fling!

Co-op’s Spring Fling: Where the Love of Learning Grows

Grab a spouse, friend or relative and head out for a kid free evening to celebrate the spirit of Co-op!  Enjoy delicious food, great live music, dancing and the chance to win some great prizes.  Dress as you wish! Visit the Co-op Blog for more details

Co-op’s Spring Fling: Where the Love of Learning Grows

7:00-8:00 pm          Cocktail Hour/Live Music from Nathan Lienard

8:00-9:00pm           Heavy Hors d’oeuvres from Executive Chef Chris Long/
                                    Dancing/Raffle Tickets for Sale

9:00-9:30pm           Dessert/Video Presentation featuring Co-op’s Best,
                                    Produced by Rani & Brian Wachter/Knives & Forks
                                    Raffle Live/Raffle Winners Announced

9:30-10:00pm        Dancing!      

Co-op’s Spring Fling 2013: Raffle Packages
The first twelve Raffle Packages will be available at the event at $5 per ticket.
The Knives & Fork Raffle will take place live at the event and will be $20 per ticket.
The Blind Auction items will be available on the Co-op Blog from March 4th -8th.
Cash or credit cards will be accepted at the event.

1. Golf Anyone?
Enjoy a full day of golfing at two of the best courses in the Williamsburg Area.  Grab a group of friends and head over to one of three championship courses at The Kingsmill Golf Club (green fees for 4 with cart fees included).  Next enjoy a full round of golf for four at The Golden Horseshoe.  Finish it all with a relaxing dinner at The Whaling Company with a $100 gift certificate.

2. Couples Escape to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Enjoy a 3 day/2 night stay at Hotel El Convento in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico!  Features & Amenities included with your stay: Daily Wine Reception at La Veranda Terrace, In-Room High Speed Internet Connection, Use of the Fitness Center and In-room Coffee Maker and Alto Grande Coffee.
(Valid from March 23, 2013-December 13, 2013)
Please contact Lauri Wawersik for more details (

3. Technology Package:
Take pictures, capture video, or download your favorite games, books, music and media to your very own 16 GB 3rd generation I-PAD with protective case.  Also included, a $50 gift certificate to Target for any accessories you may need.

4. School’s Out for Summer!
Enjoy a family membership for the summer 2013 to The Kingswood Pool.
*(new families only)
Free session of swim lessons from Williamsburg Aquatic Club
Family passes for four to the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk

5. School’s Out for Summer!                                     
Enjoy a family membership for the summer of 2013 to First Colony Pool.
*(new families only)  
One year Family Membership to the Virginia Zoo

6. You Deserve a Break!
Enjoy a day of pampering with a new haircut and gift bag from Bubbles Hair Salon, then head over to Nails Uptown for a manicure, followed by a shopping trip to Bella Fine Lingerie in Colonial Williamsburg, and keep those pearly whites looking beautiful with a Sonicare toothbrush and your skin looking beautiful with lotions from Pure Romance.  Finally head home to read a new book on your Nook Simple Touch from Barnes & Noble ($25 gift certificate included).

7. Walt Disney World Resort!
Want to see your kids smile from ear to ear?  Tell them, “We’re Going to Disney World!”  Enjoy the magic of Disney with 4-One Day Park Hopper passes good for admission to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  An experience your family will treasure forever.  Passes valued at $496.00.  (Passes expire within 2 years)

8. Get Fit & Have Fun!
Enjoy a 6-month free membership to the James City County Recreation Center, One month unlimited classes to Body Balance Yoga Studio, and Boot Camp Mania with Todd Paul (30 Day Pass).

9. Girls Just Wanna Have FUN!
Four free lessons and girl’s hockey stick with Focus Field Hockey, Riding lessons at Stonehouse Stables (one free lesson and 50% off introductory package of 5 riding lessons), two day passes to The Virginia Living Museum, Family Day Pass for four to the Children’s Museum of Richmond, Manicure at Nails Uptown and Set of Gardening Tools from School Crossing and a wheelbarrow to store all those gardening goodies.

10. Boys Will Be Boys!
World Champion Tae Kwon Doe classes at Monticello Market Place (2 week trail/2 classes per week and free uniform), ten passes to AMF Bowling (free game and free shoe rentals), Pirates Cove Golf Adventure (two passes), and four day passes to the Science Museum of Virginia, and also four day passes to the Virginia Aquarium.

Kids 24” Black & White Beach Cruiser from Bike Beat

12. Go Local!  
Delight in some of Williamsburg's locally-produced goodies: Eggs from Jolly Pond Chickens, a jar of RB's Honey, a complimentary one-week pick up of local, fresh fruit and an assortment of jams from Agriberry, Bread/Bagels for a year from Panera Bread (once a month bread or bagel choice), and some wonderful French pastries (macaroons) from Wendy Renee Kuhn, homemade soups from Chef Marie Homer, Co-op Alum Mom at Pinch of Thyme Catering, canned tomatoes and strawberry preserves from Co-op Mom Amy Day, canned cherries and lemon balm tea bags from Co-op alum Mom Loralee Clark and fresh flowers from Amy’s Garden.

Hungry Anyone?  (KINIVES & FORKS RAFFLE)
Enjoying the delicious food tonight?  Co-op Dad Chef Chris Long of Second Street Bistro will prepare dinner for six to be served in your home!  Gather your friends for a night of culinary bliss.
*This will be a live raffle that will include a fun game for all who purchase a ticket.  Ticket price for this raffle will be $20.

Door Prize:
Pampered Chef Basket donated by Co-op Mom Robin Pardee.

50/50 Raffle: Cash only at the event!

This Co-op desk has been part of the Co-op family for many, many years.  The family who sells the most raffle tickets will win this whimsical old time school desk complete with supplies!
*Please contact Melissa Ferguson at for more information.


Blind Auctions:  The following items will be conducted through a blind auction on the Co-op Blog.  These items will be auctioned off from Monday, March 4th (9am) through Friday, March 8th  (5pm).  The starting bid for each item is listed below.  Bids will be accepted in $10 increments.  You will submit your bid on the blog (more details to come) and at the end of each day we will list the highest bid on the blog
The winners of these items will be announced at the FUNraiser.  You do not need to be present to win.

1. Best Lawn on the Block!
Make your neighbors green with envy and have the most gorgeous lawn on the street!  Co-op Dad Ken Butler from Yardworks of Williamsburg is offering a full year lawn maintenance program.  Includes all fertilization, weed control, and lime application for one year.  Does not include fall aeration and seeding.  Lawn size should not exceed multi acres.
*The starting bid will be $150.   This auction item has historically had a bid between $350-$400.

2. Playground sign:
A permanent fixture on the Co-op playground, this sign will have your name and distance to your house engraved on the wooden arrow pointing toward your home.  Your kids will always now you are not far!  (Sign will hang for one year and then be yours to take home).
*The starting bid will be $100.  This item has historically had a bid between $200-$250.

3. Playhouse sign:  This sign will have your name engraved on it and hang for one year on the Co-op Playground Playhouse.  The kids will delight in having this special house named after them.  (Sign will hang for one year and then it is yours to take home).
*The starting bid will be $100.  This item has historically had a bid between $200-$250.

Monday, March 4th (9am) through Friday, March 8th  (5pm)

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