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Auction Overview

We've gathered an exciting array of trips, sporting events, dinners, boutique items and more. See below for the list of items and click on the blue category headings to read complete descriptions. Additional items will be added weekly so be sure to check back often.

If you would like to bid on an item but are unable to attend the event please contact Sara Qua, Development Director, at or (860) 434-1974.

Placard and Boutique Items

Placard items up for bid include:

Placard Items
– Pampering Beachside in Panama
– Majestic Mountain Resort in Panama
– Bungalow in Vieques, Puerto Rico
– Harbour Island Escape
– One Week Stay in Hilton Head
– Golf and Stay, the Fairmont, St. Andrews
– A Week In Newport, RI
– Washington Wkend Getaway

Boutique Items
– Staycation, Saybrook Pt. Inn & Spa

Placard Items
– NYC Theater Weekend
– NYC Ladies Day
– Macy’s Day Parade at the Ritz
– Shop ’til You Drop in NYC

Placard Items
– Dinner at the Ridgways
– Fabulous Fungi
– Lobster at Cove Landing Marina
– Wine, Cheese and Chocolate
– Rockin’ in the Garden
– Italian Dinner – Rustica Ristorante, Chester
– Dinner Delivered…High Hopes Cooks
– Party in the Gallery

Boutique Items
– Dinner & Jazz, Old Lyme Inn
– Simon Pearce Wine Bucket & Bubbly
– Ashlawn Farm Gift Basket
– Get Your Whiskey On!
– Basket of Bordeaux w/Glasses
– Wine Selection, High Hopes Trustees
– Tailgating Fun!

Placard Items
– Fighter Pilot for a Day
– Fly Fishing with Bob Ballard
– Evening Cruise and Cocktail Party
– Classic Sailing on the Carina

Boutique Items
– High Hopes Horseback Riding Lessons
– Penquins and Aquarium Membership
– Beluga Whales and Aquarium Membership
– Overland Experts Training Session
– Afternoon of Sailing
– Squash Instruction
– Fitness Makeover
– Skip Barber Racing School


Placard Items

– Conduct 2016 Symphony

Boutique Items
– Pulp Fiction Movie Package
– Westport Country Playhouse and Dinner
– Rockefeller Estate Tour and Dining

Placard Items
– Red Sox vs. Yankees, Yankee Stadium
– Red Sox vs. Yankees, Fenway Park
– Brady vs. Manning
– Golf at Winged Foot Golf Club

Boutique Items
– NY Mets Tickets
– Women’s Basketball at Mohegan Sun
– Round of Golf at Lake of Isles
– Red Sox vs. Orioles

Placard Items
– Lovely Blooms

Boutique Items
– Kebabian Oriental Saddle Bag
– Chet Reneson Framed Print
– Lori Warner Print
– Canton Pillow & Throw
– Handmade Wooden Bowl
– Culinary Garden
– Handmade Serving Platter and Plates
– Handcrafted Stonework

Placard Items

– “Get Out of the Dog House” Gift Package

Boutique Items
-Organic Beauty Package
-Ladies Day in Old Lyme
– Initial Necklace
– Jacqueline Kangley Handbag
– Ann Lightfoot Design
– Carolee Jewelry
– Essence Makeover

Boutique Items

– Custom Portrait of your Pet- 3 Silhouettes
– Kim Tyler Photography Package

Placard Items
– Horse Paddock in Your Name
– Birthday Party for Your Child

Boutique Items
– Mystery Box of Goodies
– High Hopes Basket of Goodies
– Chester Basket

SYMPHONY is one of Eastern Connecticut's premier gala events

This event will be held at High Hopes’ pastoral location in Old Lyme

5pm ~ Cocktails Hors d’oeuvres & Silent Auction
7pm ~ Dinner
8pm ~ Orchestra New England

High Hopes Donor support subsidizes 73% of the actual cost of all lessons. 59% of our participants also require & receive direct scholarship assistance from High Hopes.

High Hopes expects to draw 600 to 650 supporter for an evening of great music, delicious food & unique offerings.  Money raised at this event provides 20% of High Hopes annual operating Income.

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Benefactor Tickets are $250 each

Patron Tickets are $175 each

Friend Tickets are $140 each

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