Winterfest Celebration

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Winterfest Celebration

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm EST - 10:00 pm EST

Winterfest is sold out. Please, direct any questions to Sarah Rollman at sarah.rollman@vai.org.

Smart casual attire is suggested. Complimentary valet parking will be available at both club entrances.

Please, join us on Thursday, February 22, for an evening of culinary delights, delectable wine and cocktails, and a chance to bid on amazing silent and live auction packages, all for an incredible cause — supporting Van Andel Institute’s life-changing Parkinson’s disease research.

Event Agenda

Preusser Jewelers Raffle Item

Auction Packages

Event Menus

Host Committee


6:00 – 7:00 pm
Guest arrival
Food stations open
Live entertainment by AB

7:00 – 7:30 pm
Remarks by David Van Andel
Video presentation featuring Drs. Patrik Brundin, Lena Brundin and Viviane Labrie
Video presentation featuring Parkinson’s advocate David Bronkema

7:20 pm
Paddle raise with Tony Gates & Michelle McKormick                     

8:00 pm
Raffle drawing for the gorgeous Preusser Jewelers necklace

8:30 pm
Silent auction ends
Food stations close
Photo booth is open
Live entertainment by AB

10:00 pm
Event ends

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Preusser Jewelers has kindly donated a ladies 14KT white gold pendant featuring a vibrant deep red square ruby, which is just over 1 ½ carats. The ruby is surrounded by a halo of brilliant cut round diamonds, which are just shy of ½ carats. They make the ruby seem even brighter! It is suspended on a 14KT white gold rollo styled chain that can be worn at 16 or 18 inches, making the versatility of this pendant even better! Valued at $5,700, 100% of the proceeds from Winterfest will go directly to Parkinson’s research in the Institute’s Center for Neurodegenerative Science.





Allison Burr
$65 haircut gift certificate. Value $65

Amway Grand Plaza – Ruth’s Chris package
Enjoy an overnight stay for two, $100 food and beverage gift card for Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and complimentary valet. Value $375

Barracks 616 “Date Night” Package
Shooting for two. Package includes one hour range time, ammo, eye and ear protection. Value TBD

BDs BBQ/Sobies Meats
Enjoy private catering for up to 30 guests. Value $2,000

Green topaz necklace. Value $425

Monserat De Lucca bag. Value $350

BRUSH Studio
$50 gift certificate. Value $50

The Chop House
Dinner for 6 with wine pairings. Chef Zack will prepare a 4 course dinner. Value TBD

CityFlatsHotel Beer City Package
Enjoy a one-night stay at CityFlatsHotel Grand Rapids, one CityFlatsHotel Howler with your choice of craft beer, two Beer City USA pint glasses and Beer City USA map. Value $210

Crystal Mountain Package
Choose 18 holes of golf for two on Betsie Valley Course or two 9 am – 9 pm ski tickets. Value $130

Debbie B. Martilotta Workout Package
3 personal training classes. Value $100

Design 1 Salon Spa Pretty Woman Package
Women’s haircut, signature pedicure and manicure. Value $125

Private candlelight dinner for two with wine pairings (Monday-Thursday, subject to availability). Value $450

Exclusive B-93 Birthday Bash Experience
This includes reserved seats, parking passes and meet and greets for both days of B-93 Birthday Bash taking place on June 2, 2018. Value $216

Frederick Meijer Garden’s Sculpture Park
Explore Frederick Meijer Garden’s with 6 admission passes and tram ride tickets, and a family membership package. Value $201

Grand Rapids Griffins
Two 4-ticket vouchers and a signed Jared Coreau puck. Value TBD

Hotel Walloon
One night stay in Lakeside king or Lakeside double queen room. Value $450

Lee and Birch
Hobo Brand genuine leather purse, Bourbon and Bowties bangle bracelet and Sips and Sweets Party hosted at Grand Rapids location. Value TBD

Leigh’s $250 gift card. Value $250

Love’s Ice Cream
Take home 2 $50 gift cards. Value $100

A 5 course dinner for two designed by Chef Clark. Value $130

Nothing Bundt Cakes
Gift certificate for a decorated tiered cake. Value $65

Red Water Restaurant Group
$100 Red Water Restaurant Group gift card and certificate for 4 rounds of golf at Watermark, StoneWater, Sunnybrook or Thousand Oaks Golf Club. Value $330

Renewal Skin Spa
Enjoy some “me time” with 2 Renewal Skin Spa’s hydrafacials. Value $300

Rishi’s International Beverage
Wine package. Value $150

San Chez Bistro
$100 gift card

Sharpe Collection
Sharpe Car spa package. Value $299

The Sharpe Collection MINI Pedal Car. Value $197

Siegel Jewelers
Sterling silver “contemporary” rolling ring 5-station necklace, 17″ with matching earrings. Value-$200

Simply Organic Nails and Spa
Two deluxe mani/pedi certificates. Value $190

six.one.six Culinary Experience Package
This package include a one night stay at the JW Marriott, $100 gift card to six.one.six, 20% off at the hotel spa, complimentary parking and more! Value $450

Slow’s Bar BQ
$50 gift card

Suburban Landscapes
Rustic Bench – Cedar wood and 1/8 metal. Value $1,200

Rolling cart with chopping block and glass shelves. Value $1,500

$100 gift card

Texas smoked beef, pitmaster’s pulled pork, Big Daddy’s St. Louis ribs, Mamma’s fabulous five mac and cheese, Mamma’s three meat baked beans, with Southern bacon, cheddar and jalapeno cornbread

The Chophouse
Lobster bisque & mini desserts

Cork Wine and Grille
Herbed gnocchi – Italian sausage, butternut squash, brussel sprouts, kale and a parmesan cream sauce

Gravity Taphouse Grille
Five cheese mac – elbow noodles with cheddar, parmesan, Swiss, mozzarella boursin cheeses, and a bread crumb topping

Cheese steak slider – shaved roasted New York Strip and pimento cheese on a slider roll

Baked ziti – penne pasta, pomodoro, sweet Italian sausage, mozzarella, pickled pepper and basil

Modern Day Floral
Four exquisite floral designs to be delivered for a holiday of recipient’s choosing. Value $340

Nothing Bundt Cakes
Bundtinis-bite sized bundt cakes – chocolate chocolate chip, white chocolate chip, lemon and red velvet

Gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Reds at Thousand Oaks
Blackened shrimp tacos with Latin slaw and cilantro crema

Kung pao cauliflower, peanuts, scallion and sriracha

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Lobster mac and cheese

San Chez Bistro
Medjool Rellenas Queso – goat cheese stuffed dates drizzled with honey

Gambas fantasia – sweet and spicy poached shrimp skewer

Peppered steak skewer – peppered bistro steak, tomatoes and pineapple

Mini empanadas – onion, garlic and potato filled empanadas with an aioli and salsa drizzle

Textures of beetroot – red veined sorrel, goat chevre and balsamic spheres

Slows BBQ
Smoked pulled pork and mac n’ cheese

Vintage Prime and Seafood
Beef carpaccio – tender prime beef tenderloin topped with extra virgin olive oil, shaved parmesan reggiano, capers, pine nuts, garlic aioli, truffled arugula salad and lemon

Smoked salmon tartines – seeded baguette, everything cream cheese, pickled onions and fresh dill

George & Melissa Sharpe – Co-Chairs
Mark & Jen Bugge – Co-Chairs
Sally Murdock
Matt Osterhaven
Ron Rutkowski
Geoff & LeeAnne Widlak

Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information.

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February 22, 2018
6:00 pm EST - 10:00 pm EST
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