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One Week in Antigua: A Cultural and Culinary Experience for Six

Experience Antigua like never before. Stay in the heart of Antigua and make yourself at home in this private four-bedroom villa, owned by Dr. Jaime and Vilma Tschen. This beautiful home includes a gorgeous patio & garden, a terrace, and a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy delicious food, cozy atmosphere, and beautiful music at Como Como Restaurant.


Learn the tips, tricks, and secrets of street photography through a 3-hour Private Photo Walk lead by Rudy Girón with Antigua Photo Walks. Make your own chocolate in the most popular chocolate workshop at Choco Museo. Then top off your Antigua experience by preparing Guatemalan cuisine during a unique and memorable cooking class taught by native Guatemalan chefs at El Frijol Feliz


Package for Six Includes:

  • Week Long Stay
  • 3-hour Private Photo Walk
  • 2-hour Chocolate Making Class
  • 3-hour Cooking Class
  • Chauffeured Transportation 


Special Instructions:

  • Dates must be mutually agreed upon
  • Expires December 31, 2018


Donated by:     Dr. Jaime and Mrs. Vilma Tschen, Choco Museo, Como Como Restaurant,

                                  Mr. Rudy Girón, El Frijol Feliz


Minimum Bid:                     $3,250

Buy It Now Price:              $7,500

“Surf & Turf” Luxury Weekend in Guatemala for Four


Arrive in Antigua and explore the beautiful city before relaxing over dinner at Tartines and staying the night at Quinta de las Flores.  Enjoy breakfast the next morning at the hotel before leaving for a two-night stay at La Reunión Golf Resort just outside of Antigua. Settle into a stunning 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom villa with private terrace, pool and Jacuzzi.


Take in the sweeping views of the area’s four soaring volcanoes before enjoying a round of golf on the breathtaking and challenging 18-hole course designed by Pete and Perry Dye. Travel to the coast the next morning for a fishing adventure aboard the TRANQUILITY. Spend the day on the water catching Pacific sailfish, marlin, dorado, and tuna. Then return to La Reunión for your final night in Guatemala.


Package for Four Includes:

  • One Night Stay at Quinta de las Flores with breakfast
  • Two Night Stay at La Reunión (Thursday-Saturday or Friday-Sunday).
  • One Round of Golf at La Reunión
  • One-day Fishing Trip (transportation, bait, tackle, food and beverages provided)
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Tartines
  • Transportation to and from airport


Special Instructions:

  • La Reunión – Not valid Easter weekend or last weekend in December
  • Expires December 31, 2018


Donated by:        Mr. Enrique Urruela, Ms. Gloria de Urruela and La Reunión Golf Resort, Quinta de las Flores, and Tartines


Minimum Bid:   $2,000


Posada del Angel Weekend and Town-to-Town Tour for Six

This magical weekend will leave you wanting to come back for more. Stay at the exclusive Posada del Angel and enjoy wonderful dining experiences at the intimate Panza Verde and the beautiful Welten Restaurant. Learn about the history and cultures of each town surrounding Antigua through your bilingual guide and tour by Voyageur Tours and learn all of Antigua’s secrets on a guided tour of old Antigua hosted personally by Elizabeth Bell of Elizabeth Bell Tours. This is a perfect way to relax and take in the most charming city in the world!  


Package for Six Includes:

  • Two Night Stay at Posada del Angel (breakfast included)
  • Dinner at Panza Verde
  • Dinner at the Welten Restaurant
  • Surrounding Towns Tour by Voyageur Tours
  • Elizabeth Bell Cultural Walking Tour of Antigua
  • Transportation to and from airport



Special Instructions:       

  • Posada del Angel – Rooms are double occupancy. Not valid Easter Week or

         Week of New Year’s Eve

  • Panza Verde – Reservations required, restrictions may apply during holidays
  • Expires December 31, 2018


Donated by:        Posada del Angel – Mr. Enrique Urruela, Elizabeth Bell Tours, Panza Verde, Voyageur Tours and Welten Restaurant


Minimum Bid:   $2,000    


Stay and Study: One Week Private Spanish Lessons at San José El Viejo

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Guatemala and study at the world-class San José el Viejo Spanish School. One-on-one classes are available for two or four hours a day and are held in a beautiful, lush garden. Each class is taught by a certified instructor, specially trained in Spanish grammar and conversation. 


From the unique and impressive school grounds, to the stunning chapel ruins, to the breathtaking views, to the charming on-site apartment, San José el Viejo lets you study in splendor!


Package for Two Includes:

·       Week Long Stay

·       Private Spanish Lessons (Monday – Friday)

·       Complimentary Daily Breakfast

·       Access to Pool and Tennis Court

·       Transportation to and from airport


Special Instructions:

  • Saturday to Saturday stay, no holidays
  • Dates are subject to room availability
  • Expires October 31, 2018


Donated by:        San José el Viejo Spanish School – Mr. Jorge Guzman


Minimum Bid:   $1,250


One Week Stay in Telluride, Colorado, for Six

Surround yourself by the expansive views of the San Juan Mountains in this luxurious two-bedroom, two-bath condominium, including a large family room and a large kitchen. Spend your days hiking, alpine skiing, riding the free gondola, exploring the local boutiques and galleries, or dining at one of the many gourmet restaurants.


Enjoy the many amenities, which include an indoor-outdoor pool, steam room and Jacuzzi with a complimentary breakfast served in the sky-lit mezzanine of the neighboring Ice House Lodge.


Special Instructions:

  • Dates to be mutually agreed upon, no holidays or Bluegrass Festival in June
  • Airfare and transportation not included
  • No pets please
  • Expires October 31, 2018

Donated by:                          Dr. Brian and Mrs. Katherine Parsley


Minimum Bid:                     $2,000

Buy It Now Price:               $4,000


 5-Course Dinner by Executive Chef/Owner of Amalfi Ristorante Italiano, Giancarlo Ferrara, for Ten

Experience the tastes, aromas, and passions of Giancarlo Ferrara’s homeland, the western coast of Italy. This favorite of Houston Restaurant Weeks is rated in the Top 3 of Houston’s authentic italian cuisine by Modern Luxury Magazine! This exquisite five-course meal will emphasize fresh seafood, vivid citrus, and robust olive oil in addition to fresh pasta, an assortment of meats, and family-made cheeses. Chef Giancarlo Ferrara will create a warm and memorable experience with this special dinner for you and your guests.


Special Instructions:

  • Dates to be mutually agreed upon
  • Excludes dates in November or December and major holidays
  • Excludes alcohol and gratuity


Donated by:        Amalfi Ristorante Italiano - Chef Giancarlo and Mrs. Lisa Ferrara 


Minimum Bid:                     $1,250

Buy It Now Price:               $2,500


“Last Supper” Painting


La Santa Cena

Oil on Canvas

50” x 20”

This beautiful rendition of the Last Supper depicts the disciples in typical Guatemalan clothing and in the bird’s-eye-view style of Lake Atitlán. 


The artist, Angelina Quic Ixtamer, is from San Juan de la Laguna, one of the small villages surrounding Lake Atitlán.  Her art has been featured in United’s Hemisphere Magazine and by GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art.  Angelina is pleased that her art will serve to support her people in Guatemala through Faith In Practice.  



Donated by:        Rev. Linda McCarty


Minimum Bid:                     $450

Buy It Now Price:               $800