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Prince headlines at Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala

Posted by Bryanna Nagan on 4:00 PM on March 14, 2017

We’re only a few weeks away from the biggest party of the year — Hard Hat & Black Tie, one of the premier Twin Cities galas! Here at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, we’re gearing up for this exceptional evening of raising resources for our work and sharing our mission with our guests. Every year the auction is a highlight of this fundraising event and this year is no different. With the help of numerous generous donors, we’ve gathered fabulous live and silent auction items. Check out this live auction preview of some of what we have in store so you can get ready to start bidding! You can also view our full silent auction catalog here.

Not attending the event but want to bid on a live auction item? Contact Bryanna Nagan via email or at 612-305-7108 to place a remote bid.

Prince Autographed Guitar
Jeff and Mary Smith
The talented musician near and dear to Minnesotan's hearts, Prince, left us too soon. Although "it's such a shame our friendship had to end", Prince's memory can live on with the purchase of his signed Ruby Red electric guitar. The guitar traveled around the county with Prince during his 1984 "Purple Rain" tour, and could end up in your house. Let Prince in to your heart and home with this spectacular item!

Prince guitar

Eight Days in a Luxurious Mexican Resort
Bill and Corinna Gilbert and US Bank
Go on a magnificent beach vacation this winter with an eight day, seven-night stay in a Grand Mayan suite at a premiere Vidanta Resort. The lucky winner of this package will use the 80,000 US Bank FlexPoints to help fly them to one of Vidanta’s seven stunning destinations along the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, including Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Acapulco and Mazatlan.  Your suite, which accommodates four adults and two children, features a living room and kitchen, LCD televisions and a terrace with a private plunge pool. At Vindanta, everything has been created for your happiness — luxurious accommodations, endless pools, world-class restaurants, activities for all ages, and a staff that caters to your every need. Visit http://www.vidanta.com/ to view resort options.


2017 Indian Scout Motorcycle
Polaris Foundation
It's not too late to rewrite your script. Change the plot. Add more action. And there's no better bike to get you there than this 2017 Indian Scout. A legend reborn, the Scout features inspired design from the original 1920s version but with modern-day handling and performance. The Scout has a 100 horsepower, liquid-cooled V-twin engine, 6-speed transmission and electronic fuel injection and has a low center of gravity and exceptional handling, which makes it fun to ride for any experience level. This model also features premium leather saddlebags and a luggage rack.

Indian Scout 2


Hamilton Weekend in Chicago
Friends of Habitat, Hilton Worldwide and Southwest Airlines
See one of the hottest show of the season in one of the hottest cities with this Hamilton package in Chicago. You and a guest will fly roundtrip on Southwest Airlines to Chicago for the weekend to see Hamilton at the PrivateBank Theatre on Saturday, September 23.  With 11 Tony Award wins this season, Hamilton brings the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton to the stage by seamlessly injecting contemporary music into a historical tale. Not only are your show tickets and flight covered, but a two-night stay at the Hilton Miracle Mile is also included in the package!


A Week in Beautiful Kauai, Hawaii

Canetani Properties
Get away to the gorgeous Waipouli Beach Resort and Spa on Hawaii's island of Kauai. Stay in a luxury penthouse with unforgettable ocean views, two master suites, three bathrooms, two soaking bathtubs, designer furnishings, a private lanai, and heavenly beds. Enjoy central air conditioning, wall mounted TVs in every room, and a state-of-the-art kitchen equipped with top quality appliances. The resort is conveniently located 10 miles from the airport in the historic town of Kapaa on the Coconut Coast. This irresistible package includes a $2,000 Delta gift certificate to get you there and back. Visit http://canetani.org/ to see property details.

Hawaiikitchen Hawaii View

Dinner with the President in a Historic St. Paul Home
Jill Harmon and Frank Fairman and Chuck Kanski - Solo Vino
Invite your friends for an intimate dinner for eight with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's President, Susan Haigh. The evening will be hosted in the enchanting 100-year-old Crocus Hill home of former TCHFH Board Member Jill Harmon and her husband, Frank Fairman. Learn about this historic St. Paul neighborhood while getting the inside scoop on what's new and next for Twin Cities Habitat. A delicious menu will be prepared by a local chef, with specially selected wine pairings for each course provided by Chuck Kanski of Solo Vino.

If you haven’t had a chance to register for Hard Hat & Black Tie, click below to get your tickets before Monday, April 3 at 11:59 pm. 

register to attend Hard Hat & Black Tie

Tags: News and Events, 2017

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