Join us for REF’s signature event, The Taste, and help us serve up support for education in Rockford.
March 2, 2023 6-10pm | The Gilmore Event Venue - 5179 West River Drive
Live Auction Items
Get away from it all! Package includes 3 nights at your choice of iconic 5-star hotels and resorts. Choices include a Ski vacation at Deer Valley, a Golf vacation at Pebble Beach, or a Beach vacation at Laguna Beach.
- Daily housekeeping, on-site concierge, and pre-trip planning
- 1 year to make a reservation and 2 years to travel.
- 6 month Inspirato Travel membership ($3,900 value)
Donated by Inspirato for Good
Enjoy a wonderful Family Style Dinner for 10 at Amore Trattoria Italiana. Wine pairings included.
Voted Best Chef, Best Service, Best Fine Dining, and Best Italian in Grand Rapids!
Donated by Chef Jenna Arcidiacono and Amore Trattoria Italiana
This fall, enjoy a spectacular 3-night stay at Portage Point Resort. Accomodations include a 3 bedroom / 2 bath unit on Portage Lake. Condo located on the 3rd floor in the Terrace Building of the resort. Rental Dates: September 1 - November 1, 2023. No blackout dates but winner should contact early for best availability.
Portage Point Resort
8567 Portage Point Dr, Onekama, MI 49675
Donated by: Norman & Rosemary Byrne
Item Description: Local and farm direct half hog including the following premium pork cuts: bacon, ham, ribs, roasts, brats, ribs, sausage and more. Over 64 meals for a family of four. Perfect for Summer grilling!
All natural, no hormones, no antibiotics, aged for tenderness. Offering the freshest farm products from their farm to you. Processing is completed by Byron Center Meats. Pick up at Lamoreaux Farm Market & Cowlicks on Lake Bella Vista.
Donated by Lamoreaux Farm Market
Grand Rapids Sports Fan Package
Cheer on your favorite West Michigan Sports teams at 3 separate games this season. You'll even get to throw out the first pitch at a Whitecaps game!
1. West Michigan Whitecaps First Pitch Experience - includes 4 reserved tickets, 4 hotdogs, and 4 sodas. Game date (Sunday-Thursday) determined by the Whitecaps Community Foundation. Not valid on Opening Day.
2. West Michigan Whitecaps - four tickets to one West Michigan Whitecaps game during the 2023 season. Tickets located in Section 112 in the first base run area.
3. Grand Rapids Griffins - four tickets to one Grand Rapids Griffins game during the 22/23 season. Tickets located in Section 110 Row A - Lower Level Faceoff
Donated by the Whitecaps Community Foundation and Byrne
Rockford Spirit Wear
Show your support for the Rockford Rams with a Rams Gear gift basket!
Get decked out head to toe in orange and black. Includes all kinds of Rockford gear including Nike apparel, blanket, hats, and ornaments. Includes a gift card to Trailside Treats and a Family 4 Pack Sports Passes for the 23/24 school year.
Donated by The Hawks Nest and Rockford Public Schools
Herman's Boy BBQ Meal for 30
Enjoy a delicious catered BBQ Meal from Hermans Boy that can easily feed a party of 30 or more.
All of the meat is smoked on the Big Green Egg and the sides are made fresh in house. Includes 20 lbs of pulled pork and 2 sides (choose from mac n cheese, baked beans, and cole slaw).
Donated by Herman's Boy
Rockford Book Bus Party
Reading takes you places! Grab your friends and neighbors and enjoy a private Rockford Book Bus party.
Book Bus Party includes a personal visit from the bus at your home or location of your choice within RPS District limits. Check out books from the bus and enjoy a story read by a reading specialist. Includes a vist from Rocky the Rockford Ram, a special mystery guest, and a $50 gift card for a cake or party supplies from Meijer.
Book Bus Parties must take place on a weekday evening between June 12- August 1st. Book Bus is not available on June 21, July 12, and August 2.
Donated by Rockford Public Schools
Eat & Drink thru Rockford
Taste the Best of Rockford! Enjoy great food and drinks at wonderful Rockford restaurants.
1. Cedar Springs Brewing Company Brewery - Tour & Flight Tasting of four samples for four persons aged 21+
2. The Toasted Pickle - Meet with Chef Jason to design and name an original sandwich and $50 Toasted Pickle giftcard
3. Rockford Brewing Company - RBC t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, flight tasting, and $50 RBC giftcard
4. Bridge Street Burger Shack - Sweatshirt & T-Shirt
4. The Gilmore Collection - Two $100 gift cards to be used at any Gilmore restaurant (Blue Water Grill, Bostwick Lake Inn)
Donated by: Cedar Springs Brewing Company, Rockford Brewing Company, The Toasted Pickle, Bridge Street Burger Shack, and the Gilmore Collection