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Spring Meltdown

12th Annual Spring Meltdown!

Welcome and enjoy the night! At 11:00 pm, we will display the winners here.

See our digital catalog below! Paper copies of the catalog are available at the outreach table, located by the back door to the deck.

If you win, you can pickup your item at the Auction table at 11:00pm. While you do not have to be here to win, we encourage you to stay all night. We accept all credit cards, checks, and cash.

6:00pm || Silent auction starts
6:00pm - 8:00pm || Rock Bass performs
8:00pm - 9:30pm || Live auction at stage
9:30pm - 12:00am || Van Gilder performs
10:30pm || Silent auction closes
11:00pm || Winners announced
11:00pm || Item pickup begins

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Live Auction Catalog

A Fisherman\'s Delight

This Fly Fishing Package includes a four-piece fly fishing pole and a year-long membership to P. Pendleton Kennedy Trout Unlimited, as well as fishing line from Temple Fork Outfitters.


Wonderful World of Disney

Vacation at DisneyWorld in Florida and skip the lines with five one-day Park Hopper Fast+ Passes.


Trek Marlin 5

Bike in comfort with the Trek Marlin 5 Mountain Bike, which will be fitted to your measurements -- generously donated by Wamsley Cycles in Morgantown.


Camping in Style

Deck out your campsite with an ALPS Mountaineering Camber Chair and a switchback table.

Pairs well with the ALPS Mountaineering Camber Chair in the silent auction.


ALPS Mountaineering Tent

Camp safe and comfy at night with a Lynx 2 Tent from ALPS Mountaineering.


Deckers Creek Canvas by Dave Smaldone

Add this lovely photograph of Deckers Creek printed on canvas by David Smaldone to your collection.


Octavia Spriggs Painting

This handmade custom watercolor painting of Deckers Creek will be a perfect addition to your home.


Stonewall Jackson Resort Package

Get swinging with golf passes for four at Stonewall Resort and a one weeknight stay at the lodge for two.


Alps Mountaineering Desert Pine Sleeping Bag 1

Sleep in any weather with this 0-degree sleeping bag.

Pairs well with the Alps Mountaineering Sleeping Bag in the silent auction.


Flying Ewe Farm - Farm to Table Dinner and Tour

Former farmers Susan & Don Sauter seek out the most locally sourced, clean food; they raise some of their own; and are CSA members of Round Right Farm. They'll cook up a four-course dinner for you and your two friends. Meat will be featured as well as Round Right Farm vegetables and Susan's blueberries. Holly Purpura, Executive Director of FODC, will serve as a celebrity guest alongside the Sauters.


Culinary Tour of Morgantown

Take a delicious tour of the town with $200 in gift certificates to Sargasso, Flour and Feed, Oliverio\'s Ristorante, and Table 9.



This Ninjaline Slackline Intro Kit course with a climbing rope from B4 Adventures has two slacklines, a bottom slackline to walk on, and an upper one with ropes and other accessories to help you get across. This, alongside the trampoline style webbing, will let your adventurous side come out while honing your balance.


Eddie Spaghetti

This original custom framed artwork called "Ginseng Sang a Song to Me" by Eddie Spaghetti is any art collector\'s dream.


Gabe Dewitt

Artwork by Gabe Dewitt

Silent Auction Catalog

You are encouraged to stay. While you can win the silent auction without being present for auction close, people will be given an option to outbid you.

Outdoor Adventures

  1. Laurel Ridge Voyage for Four

Explore local caves with four entry passes to Laurel Caverns and four full-day bike rentals from Wilderness Voyagers.

  1. Ohiopyle Adventures

Take a whitewater rafting trip on the Middle or Lower Yough from Laurel Highlands Outdoor Center and bike with friends with four full-day bike rentals from Wilderness Voyageurs.

  1. Two Lift Tickets to Seven Springs

Enjoy a day on the slopes with two all-day ski lift tickets to Seven Springs Mountain Resorts.

  1. Blackwater Falls Adventures

Be adventurous at Blackwater Falls with two snow passes for the longest sledding hill on the East Coast from Blackwater Falls State Park and a four-person canoe/kayak float trip from Blackwater Outdoor Adventures. Top your adventures off with four free-entry tickets to shows at the Purple Fiddle and a Purple Fiddle t-shirt and mug.

  1. Harper\'s Ferry Adventure

Have an adventure and then relax with this one standard tubing space on a half-day trip from River Riders and a $50 gift card towards a luxurious overnight stay at the Hillbrook Inn.

  1. XC Skiing

Go cross country skiing at White Grass Ski Touring Center and Cafe with these two day passes, rentals, and lessons vouchers.

  1. WVU Men\'s Rowing - Learn to Row

Representatives from the WVU Men\'s Rowing Team will teach one to six people how to row on one of their large boats. Get out on the Monongahela River and have fun!

  1. Chestnut Ridge Park Basket

This basket comes with a free two-nights\' camping stay at Chestnut Ridge Park, two Chestnut Ridge T-shirts, several stickers, a koozie, and a small water bottle.

  1. Adventures on the Mon

Four hours of guided or unguided kayaking or canoeing for two people on the Monongahela River at Twin Spruce Marina; includes boats, paddles, life jackets, and instruction with Peggy Pings.

  1. Skydiving in Pittsburgh

Fly like the wind with $100 off a tandem skydive adventure over Pittsburgh.


  1. Positive Spin Bicycle

Get peddling with a certificate for a bike from Positive Spin of your choosing (up to $80), a year-long Positive Spin membership, and tool station access for 30 days.

  1. ALPS Mountaineering Desert Pine Sleeping Bag 2

Sleep in any weather with this 0-degree sleeping bag.

Pairs well with the Alps Mountaineering Sleeping Bag in the live auction.

  1. ALPS Mountaineering Camber Chair 2

Chill out in an ALPS Mountaineering Camber Chair.

Pairs well with the ALPS Mountaineering Camber Chair and Lynx 2 Tent in the live auction.

  1. Deals on Outdoor Duds

With a gift certificate for a free pair of any shoes from Keen Footwear and two 20% off coupons with a free Olympia T-shirt from Olympia Sports, you\'ll be ready for any adventure.

  1. Wild and Wonderful Lifestyle Basket

Embrace your West Virginia Pride with one $70 gift card for Mountain Khakis, and seven assorted Vinyl Stickers, a coffee mug with logo, and a green WV bandana from Wild and Wonderful Lifestyle Co.

  1. Deuter Adventure Pack

Slip and slide with an ACE Adventures Water Park Pass for one and a Deuter Daypack.

  1. Kids Fishing Gear

This adorable kids fishing set includes a rod and a vest. Generously donated by MountainPath Properties.

  1. Rain Barrel and Kit

This Rain Barrel and Earthminded Universal Diverter kit will work with most standard downspouts.

  1. Pathfinder Basket

Find your way through life with a Pathfinder Water Bottle, $25 gift card, and a Pathfinder Ball Cap.

  1. A Tavon Austin Autographed Baseball Bat 




We\'ve got tons and tons of Patagonia Clothing and Apparel: Men\'s XS, S, M, L, & XL and Women\'s XS, S, M, L, & XL.

Immersion Research

We\'re stocked up on Immersion Research Gear, including: Men's Guide Shorts 34 steel gray; courier guide shirts Aloe 32; Zinger shorts 30 super fly; boxer briefs medium steel blue; S/S nano L Nebula; Sweet van T-shirt Large heather orchid; Women's sweet van t-shirt medium seafoam; IR Bring it Tee Large Wine; Double Church hoody sweatshirt Large black; IR pom pom beanie cardinal/black and white; IR world kayak T-shirt XL heather blue.

WVU Gear from the Book Exchange

Display your school spirit with WVU gear from the Book Exchange, including: Women's Large WVU Shorts, Women's XL WVU Tank Top, Women's Medium Gray WVU Tee with Long Sleeves, Women's Medium Striped WV Shirt, Men's Large WV Mountaineers Sweater.

American Whitewater

Stay warm in one of two large hoodies from American Whitewater.

WVU Athletics

Represent the University with a light blue Men\'s Pullover, white Women\'s Pullover, and blue Women\'s short-sleeve shirt.

St. Croix

Fish in style with a warm high-quality hoodie and two durable retro-style logo caps from St. Croix.



  1. Red Wing Roots Music Festival Tickets

Two 3 day passes to the Red Wing Roots Music Festival from Black Bear Productions will provide you with days of fun and memories for a lifetime.

  1. Mountain Stage Tickets

Treat yourself and a friend to live music with these two tickets to a Mountain Stage performance from West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

  1. Friends of the Cheat - Cheat Fest

Support all West Virginia waters with this basket, which comes with a 2-day ticket to Cheat Fest, a trucker hat, a koozie, and a Klean Kanteen strap.

  1. Man, I Feel Like a Woman Basket

Let's go, girls (and guys)... with Shania Twain\'s new album, \"Now!\"

  1. Music To Your Ears Basket

Jam out to four CDs and a 2BOOM brand portable bluetooth speaker from FYE.


Getaway Baskets

  1. Tour De Ohio

Have a blast with two entry tickets to the greatest amusement park in Ohio, Kings Island, and then visit the Center of  Science and Technology in Columbus with two free-entry tickets.

  1. A Day in Pittsburgh

Visit Pittsburgh highlights, including two tickets to the Andy Warhol Museum, one-year family/household membership to discounted shows at Phipps Conservatory, and a $50 Sheetz gift card.

  1. Railroading and Caving Downstate

Two tickets for a ride from Mountainrail Adventures cover 10.5 miles in 2 hours and offer many beautiful river and mountain views in the Monongahela National Forest, with two entry passes into Smoke Hole Caverns nearby.

  1. New Deal Festival Pack

Experience an important piece of West Virginia history with four one-person passes to the New Deal Festival in Arthurdale, from Arthurdale Heritage and picnic with a a Take-out Soft-sided Cooler from Mountainsmith.



  1. Handcrafted Wooden Signs

Add a mountain of love to your home with this gorgeously crafted 'I Love You to the Mountains & Back' wooden sign with four adorable mountain-carved blocks from high-quality reclaimed oak wood, along with a $10 gift certificate from Carpenter Bee Crafts.

  1. Over the Blue Waters Mosaic

This gorgeous "Over the Blue Waters" glass mosaic crafted by the artists at Appalachian Gallery is a fabulous addition to your home collection.

  1. Morel Mushroom Wood Carving

Donated by the Mountain People\'s Co-op and made by a local artist with a chainsaw, this unique piece depicts a hand picking a morel mushroom.

  1. Farmland Painting

Buy the farm (just kidding) with this tranquil farmland painting from Hillsview Floral.

  1. Elegant Wreath

A beautifully-constructed floral wreath from the florists at Zaccagnini will add class to any home decor.

  1. Raymond Thompson Photographs

Feel European with a group of five black and white prints and one large print detailing an artistic representation of the Czech countryside, by Raymond Thompson

36-39. Heimo Riedel Photographs

Four framed photos of water in Deckers Creek, sold individually, are a beautiful way to experience the wonders of Deckers in your home.

  1. Antique Photograph of Deckers Creek

A turn-of-the-century, framed photograph of Deckers along with a matching antique postcard is a one-of-a-kind peak into the past.

  1. Solomon's Mountain Miracles Bench

This hand-crafted wooden bench is made with love from an Ash tree cut down from the Morgantown Courthouse Square by Daniel Gifford.

  1. Wooden Tree of Life Wall Hanging

Feel rejuvenated with this handcrafted Tree of Life Wall Hanging by woodworker Maureen Donnelly of Wood Mountain Dreams.

  1. Sidewalk Crack Art

Add this unique painting inspired by sidewalk cracks by Cindy O\'Brien to your folk art collection.

  1. Ryan Linscicome Painting

A painting by Ryan

  1. Mountainburst Artwork

Artwork by Mountainburst

  1. Ceramic Birdhouse

Treat the birds in your yard to this beautiful Zenclay handmade ceramic birdhouse to house their beautiful babies.


Goodie Baskets

  1. Big Box o\' Comics

Read up on this big box o' assorted adult and kids comics from Gary\'s Comics.

  1. Pampered Pet Basket

Treat your fur baby with this fluffy floral pet bed filled with useful goodies such as catnip toys, chew toys, dog treats, cat food, and coconut milk pet shampoo, all from Exotic Jungle.

  1. Plow and Hearth Gardening Basket

This copper basket is packed full with gardening goodies for all of your springtime needs, including two metal decorations, hand cream, gardener's hand scrub (mint), a mosquito repellent ankle band, two packs of assorted flower seeds, pruners, plow and hearth lotion, and gardening gloves.

  1. Clean Creek Products - Necklace

This gorgeous porcelain and sterling silver pendant necklace is made with a clean creek in mind - all dyes are made from treated acid mine drainage. The design features a guitar art print.

  1. Bird Lovers Basket

A hummingbird feeder and feed from Wild Birds Unlimited and an owl shelter from Farm Family Insurance.

  1. Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia Basket

Support avian conservation with two books by Morgantown author, Katie Fallon, Vulture and "Look, See the Farm!", a bag of bird-friendly coffee, and an Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia Mug.

  1. The WOW! Factory Basket

A handmade fishy coin bank, stained glass ocean scene, $35 gift card to the WOW! Factory will get your creative juices flowing.

  1. Furnish Your Flat Basket

Make your house (or apartment) a home with a $100 gift card from Chuck\'s furniture and a $10 gift certificate for Furnishings For U.

  1. T-riffic Basket

Step up your T-shirt game with a $100 gift certificate to Underground Printing, three free T-shirt coupons and an additional 20% off any item from UniversiTees.

  1. Four Horsemen Basket

This nostalgic basket comes complete with a large Four Horsemen T-shirt, a Pokemon lunchbox with trading cards inside, and a $25 gift card.

  1. Paint and Sip Your Day Away Basket

Forget your worries with a free paint and sip class with Holly Groves, one certificate for a free painting class and a lovely flower painting from SC Studio and Gallery, and a $20 gift card from Incredible Creations Ceramic Studio & Gift Shop.

  1. Stitched Together Scarves Basket

Warm up with crocheted scarves handmade in Morgantown and weaved with love by Amme Etrac, a woodland elf that lives in the Deckers Creek Watershed.

  1. \"I\'m gonna pop some tags\" Basket

Be like Macklemore with a $50 gift certificate from Pickers Indoor Flea and Collectibles, a $40 gift certificate to Bubba's Garage, and a $10 gift card to Retro-tique with a disc bowl folded from a real vinyl record, and miscellaneous retro candy items.

  1. Comic Paradise Plus Basket

Get nerdy with a gift basket from Comic Paradise Plus FULL of playing cards, action figures, comics, a t-shirt, and coupons.

  1. Tech Accessories

Get serious about your tech with a leather tablet case, handmade in Morgantown at Tanner\'s Alley, paired with a Screen Moxie liquid screen protector with a $350 warranty and a voucher for a free phone case from Fanelli Boys.

  1. Time for You to Get a Watch Basket

Finally be on time with two refurbished vintage Timex watches with new straps, complete with coupons for free repair services by Nathan Tehrani.


Foodie Baskets

  1. COFFEE!!!!! Basket

This basket is for coffee connoisseurs, including two $25 gift cards from the Blue Moose, one t-shirt and a $25 gift certificate from Phoenix Bakery, one bag of heavenly medium roast coffee and a beautifully-patterned winter-themed thermos from Starbucks, and a $25 gift certificate to River Birch Cafe.

  1. A Sweet for Your Sweetheart Basket

Indulge your sweet tooth with three free pretzels from Auntie Anne's, a $25 coupon from Daisy Moon Bakery, a T-shirt from Peace Love and Little Donuts, and 10 one-dollar-off coupons from Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt.

  1. Primanti Brothers Basket

Take your love of french fries on sandwiches to a new level with this Primanti Brothers gift basket containing a $50 gift card, three T-shirts, a baseball cap, a coffee mug, a baby bib, and a toddler shirt.

  1. Dinner and a Movie Basket

Enjoy a classic date night with one appetizer and one large pizza certificates from Pies and Pints, snacks at a $25 gift card to Philly Pretzel Factory, drinks at Bartini with a $25 gift card, and a movie with two movie passes from AMC Theaters.

  1. Oodles of Noodles Basket

Get lo, mein, with a $100 gift card to New China Buffet in Kingwood and a $30 gift card to Peking House in Morgantown.

  1. Forks of Cheat Basket

Channel your inner wine lover with a basket full of wine and goodies from Forks of Cheat Winery.

  1. Traditional Date Night Basket

A Hill and Hollow $40 gift card, two movie tickets to AMC Theaters, and a one night stay at Hotel Morgan will make you and your partner closer.

  1. ALL THE FOOD Basket

Feed yourself for weeks with two free buffet coupons to CiCi\'s Pizza, two ten dollar gift certificates to Applebee\'s, and four buffet and beverage tickets at Golden Corral.

  1. River Fair Trade Basket

This decadent basket was put together by River Fair Trade, including a beautifully-crafted bread warmer, Divine cocoa, two Divine chocolate bars, a bag of Firsthand Coffee, olive oil, natural spices, and a $10 gift coupon.

  1. A Taste of Morgantown Basket

Enjoy hearty delicious food with a $25 gift card to Atomic Grill, a $50 gift card and T-shirt from Crockett\'s Lodge, 2 free subs coupons and 2 free sides coupons from Firehouse Subs, and a $50 Gift Card from Tailpipes Gourmet Burgers.

  1. Black Bear Burritos Basket

Essential for any Black Bear lover, this basket includes a Black Bear Burritos growler with one free fill, a Black Bear Burritos t-shirt, a Black Bear Burritos glass, and a $25 gift card.

  1. Burgers and Beers

Enjoy a $50 gift certificate to Tailpipes Gourmet Burgers, a $25 gift card to Mario\'s Fishbowl, and a $50 gift certificate to Mountain Mama\'s.

  1. The Leaning Tower of Pizza

Pizza lovers rejoice with a $50 gift certificate to Peppebroni\'s Pizza, five free pizza coupons for Lotsa Mozza, and two free buffet coupons at CiCi\'s Pizza.

  1. Shields Winery and Nursery Basket

A basket with wine, plants, and other items from Shields Winery.


Fitness and Spa Packages

  1. Treat Yo\' Self Basket

Pamper yourself with two healing and relaxing sessions of halotherapy in the best West Virginian salt spa from the Salt and Cave Spa, a gift certificate for a manicure and eyebrow waxing at Spa Roma, and one 60-minute Swedish Relaxation Massage from Botanical Body Work.

  1. New Year\'s Resolution Basket

Be your best self with a one-year membership to HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness and 15 discounted cards for 10% off at Dunham\'s Sporting Goods.

  1. Golfing Master

Up your game with a pass for four people to golf 18 holes at the Pines Country Club in Morgantown, paired with two $25 gift cards to TeeToGreen.

  1. Yogi\'s Paradise

Be flexible with this $40 gift card to Synergy Clothing, a free yoga class at Path Yoga, and start a new fitness routine with one free bungee soar acrobatic workout class from Soar Fitness.


Family Baskets

  1. Family Fun Basket

Make memories with four movie passes from AMC Theaters at the mall, two passes for a family of four at Coal Country Golf, four free pretzels from Auntie Anne's, two free buffet coupons from CiCi\'s Pizza, and ten one-dollar-off coupons from Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt.

  1. Tire the Kids Out Basket

Eat the most important meal of the day with a $25 gift card to iHop, get the little ones jump for joy with the 4 free jump passes at Launchpad Trampoline Park, and then tire them out something fierce by going swimming with 6 pool passes to the Marilla Park pool.

  1. Middle School Date Night

Get through the struggles of puberty with two movie passes from AMC Theaters at the mall, two free pretzels from Auntie Anne's, and a $10 gift certificate to Bob Evans.

  1. Family Fun in Pittsburgh!

This basket is a treat for the whole family: a signed lithographed Pittsburgh Steelers Football, a one-day pass for a family of four to Pittsburgh Children\'s Museum, and two admission tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

  1. Xscape on a Date Basket

Escape (ideally with!) your date at the Xscape! Room Morgantown with two passes, and grab dinner together (or separately) at Puglioni\'s with a $50 gift card.

  1. Take Me Out to the Ball Game Basket

The winner of this basket will get to cheer on the WVU Men\'s Baseball team at 10 passes for home games, grab dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings with a $25 gift card,  sport a West Virginia Black Bears t-shirt, and get your become a pro yourself with 10 discounted cards for 10% off at Dunham\'s Sporting Goods.

  1. A Lovely Mother\'s Day in Preston

Show Mom you appreciate her this Mother\'s Day with a $25 gift card to Modern Homestead, one $25 gift card for Kingwood Floral, and a $20 gift certificate to Preston Inn Restaurant, and a gorgeously hand-crafted fluffy scarf with a gentle rose pattern from Needlecraft Barn

  1. Pins, Pars, and Bars Basket

Hone your bowling, golfing, and drinking skills with five coupons for a free game of bowling at Suburban Lanes, a $20 gift card to Keglers, and a free indoor golf session from Tee to Green.