34th Annual ZLS Dinner Auction March 26, 2022
Our 34th Annual ZLS Dinner Auction is now scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon at 5 p.m.
Get your tickets and make plans to join us for a fun evening of dining, and fundraising!
If you are able to volunteer or would like to make a donation to the auction, contact Jill Batchelder at
618-257-1942 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Terri Marino at 618-234-0275 or email@example.com
Easy Ways to Help Now!
1) Send in donation/money for class basket
Each class has a helper, if you aren’t sure who is your helper, ask your teacher/Jill Batchelder.
2) Purchase Tickets!
Click here to get your tickets now
3) Send in a bottle(s) of your favorite wine and/or Craft Beer.
Why? We will have a wine pull and six-pack section at the Auction again this year. We need a variety of wine and beer. So next time you are at Schnucks/Dierbergs/Randalls grab an extra bottle or 6-pack and drop it in the office.
We will take any donation you want to give – from the week’s stay at a Florida condo to a complimentary tennis lesson, just fill out a donation form and drop off items in the school office.
Please consider purchasing an AD. These can be personal or for your business. Check with friends, family and your favorite business and see if they’d be interested. Donation form can be found on the website. Ads are 100% profit!
If you have any questions or ideas about the auction, contact Jill Batchelder – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship and Forms
Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities of the Zion Lutheran School Dinner Auction offers you an opportunity to showcase your support of the school. You will feel great knowing that your sponsorship helps to support the mission and students at ZLS.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 SPONSORS
Our Wish List
DONATION WISH LIST
Trips and Getaway Packages
- Use of Condo, Vacation Home/Cabin or timeshare
- Bed & Breakfast
- Riverboat Cruise
- Hotels and resorts
- Sailing or boat cruise
- Ski resort stay and ski
- Golf resort stay and play
- Farm or ranch overnight experience
- Resort campground stay
- Airline tickets (Frequent Flyer Miles)
- Helicopter/Private Plane ride
- Limousine service
Entertainment and Recreation
Entertainment, event and recreation packages can be purchased and donated or you may have a connection that enables you to get these items donated:
- College game tickets
- Cardinals tickets
- Blues tickets
- Rams tickets
- Private Box seats to sporting event
- Rounds of golf or tennis
- Zoo passes
- Hot air balloon ride
- Theme or water parks
- Movie tickets (Lincoln/Wehrenberg)
- Concert tickets
- Theater tickets (Fox/Muny/Powell Hall)
- Museum tours
Who do you know that is a celebrity in your community or organization? Ask these celebrities to create an exclusive experience to offer at our auction. Here are some examples:
- Have the celebrity chef ________ prepare and partake in a dinner
- Have coffee with ________
- Have lunch with ________
- Have dinner with ________
- Take a tour with ________
- Spend the morning on the job with ____
- Watch the News being filmed with ____
- Play golf, tennis, basketball, football, etc. with ________
Special Dinner Packages
Can you offer or arrange a special lunch or dinner package for 6 to 12 people with the owner or winemaker at a winery or the chef of a well-known or award winning restaurant or resort? These could be packaged with tours, special destinations, or overnight stays to enhance the value.
You can donate your professional services, or maybe you know someone in the service industry that would be willing to donate a few hours or a one-time service?
- Lessons: golf, ski, dance, riding, tennis, music, cooking, art, etc.
- Fitness training
- Manicure / Pedicure
- Vet for a year
- Interior design
- Landscape design
- Computer consulting
- Lawyer (simple will or other service)
- Massage therapy
- House painting
Do you do something really well? Do you have a hobby that would make a great service donation?
- Handyman for a day
- Housecleaner for a day
- Babysitting for an evening or overnight
- Homemade yummies for a year
- Dinner prepared and delivered
- Gift wrapping
- One party planned
- Snow shoveling
- Music for a party
- Chauffeur service for a day/evening
Food and Drink
- Bottles of wine for the “WINE GRAB”
- Desserts for our “SWEET SHOPPE”
- Bottles of beer for the “BUILD YOUR OWN 6 PACK”
- Snacks/Popcorn for the “SNACK BAR”
- Retail stores
- Books, CD’s and DVD’s
- Clothing and accessories
- Beauty products
- Car wash / services
- Grocery stores
- Toy, drug, or hardware stores
- Yard and garden stores
- Fresh produce, fruit or shellfish
Art and Handcrafted Items
- Fine jewelry
- Quilts and hangings
- Handmade clothing
- Woodwork or carvings
- Masonry, cement or rock work
House and Garden
- Ping Pong Table
- Air Hockey Table
- Foosball Table
- Juke Box
- Garden equipment
- Kitchen equipment
- Patio Furniture
- Outdoor Fireplace
- Mini Frig
- Gym Equipment
- Gas Grill
- Golf Cart
- Yard Ornaments
- Home Theatre System
- DVD/BluRay Player
- Digital camera
- Laptop computer
- Video Game Systems
- Video Games
- Computer bag
Below is a list of ideas for theme baskets. You can put together the baskets yourself, or we have expert basket assemblers to help showcase the items you’ve purchased. If you bring us a bag of goodies, we’ll make it look fabulous!
Your Own Theme: If you produce a certain item or service, put together a basket around your business. Put in lots of items that go with your theme and add gift certificates for your product or service and advertising flyers with contact information. Make your basket highly desirable and also a tangible representative of your company or product!
Italian Theme or Greek or Chinese or French or Russian or Irish or Moroccan — you get the idea. Fill with gourmet foods, cookbooks, candles, or other items.
Love Your Car: Bucket, sponge, brushes, rags, various cleaning products, wax, paper towels, air freshener, gift certificates for lube & oil or car washes.
Movie Night: A current/popular DVD, popcorn, popcorn bowl set, boxes of candy, gift card to local rental store, small bottled soda or drinks.
Beach: Fill large beach bag or ice chest with suntan lotion, beach towel, small umbrella, flip flops, sunglasses, thermos for cold beverages, pina colada or margarita mixers and glasses.
Rainy Day: Fill a basket with board games, puzzles, Sudoku, playing cards, Hoyle book, pens/pencils, crayons, cards.
Gardening: You can use a wheelbarrow, gardening cart, or something similar to fill with gloves, seed packets, starter plants, shovel, trowel, kneeling pad, watering can, fertilizer, and decorative pot.
Kid Themes: Arts & crafts, dress-up, tea party, gardening for kids, a day at the beach, Halloween, painting, Dr. Seuss.
Crafting: Pick a hobby and fill a basket with items; magazine or instruction booklet, tote, tools, supplies.
Coffee: Assortment of coffee, decorative mugs, flavored creamers, raw sugar, demitasse cups, grinder, cookies, biscotti, gift certificate for donuts or Starbucks.
Tea: Assortment of teas, decorative mugs, raw sugar, tea cakes, cookies, tea strainer, lemon squeezer. Teavana Gift Certificate.
Scrap Booking: Album(s), paper, scissors, pens, glue, tape, stickers, punch-outs, markers, tools.
Dog or Cat Theme: Food and water dishes, snacks or treats, toys, leash, collar, bed, brush, shampoo.
Gourmet: Fill with fancy mustards, sauces, vinegars, crackers, cookies, chocolate.
Romantic: A gift certificate for a romantic dinner for two, Champagne, glasses, scented candle(s), incense, bubble bath, chocolate-covered strawberries or chocolates, rose petals, pillow mints.
Bon Voyage: Everything one might need on a trip, such as an electric converter, disposable camera, airplane pillow & eye cover, travel books, carry-on bag, passport holder.
Candle: Assortment of candles, candle plates or stands, candle warming plate, lighter, candle snuffer.
Cheese Selection: Fill with cheese based on country, type, or personal favorites. You could add a cheese cutter, knife and board, and decorative dish.
Toolbox/Tool Belt: Hammer, nails, screwdriver, pliers, picture hangers, wire cutters, stud finder.
Fishing Tackle Box: Fill a fishing box with lures, hooks, line, sinkers, bait.
BBQ / Grilling: Grilling utensils, gourmet sauces, spices and rubs, a cool apron.
Jennika Denery, mom of one Zion Lion
“We are so thankful to be part of Zion! We chose Zion because the peace of our child is our top priority, and Zion brings solid education with foundational truth which encourages peace in her life and the lives of all Zion students…”
The Wolf Family
Zion Lutheran School has been an outstanding place for our children to learn and grow! The Zion highlights that are important to our family include: 1. Exceptional curriculum taught in a small class setting 2. Extracurricular offerings including sports, choir, and chess club 3. Religious education and weekly chapel visits 4. Opportunities for parents to volunteer… Read more “The Wolf Family”
The Roderick Family! Dad, Joe, mom, Nicole and son, Hudson
We chose Zion back in 2017 when looking for a preK for our son. It was important to us that he receives a Christian education in a loving environment. The love and education he has been given these past 5 years at Zion is more than we could have imagined. The small class sizes are a… Read more “The Roderick Family! Dad, Joe, mom, Nicole and son, Hudson”
Phallisha Curtis, mom of one Zion Lion
“Our son has attended Zion since pre-school and he is now in junior high. We chose Zion based upon the recommendation of family friends whose children attended Zion. We liked the pre-school, before and after school child care, academic and extra-curricular options all grounded in Christian love…”
Becky Bertram, mom of three Zion Lions
“We chose Zion because we wanted our kids to go to a school where they would be encouraged to grow in their relationship with God, and where each of our three children could receive a unique education, tailored to their individual needs…”
Tricia Burge – mom of current Zion Lion and one ZLS alum
“Our family chose Zion Lutheran School because of its long history of providing a high quality, affordable education coupled with a Christ-centered approach to teaching not just an engaging and challenging curriculum, but also wholly dedicated to reinforcing strong morals and values. And we could not be more pleased with our choice…”
Suzanne Bollmeier – mom of two Zion Lions
“We chose Zion because we were interested in a school that provides not only excellent academic offerings, but also a strong Lutheran foundation…”
Crystal Dallas – mom of two Zion Lions
“Our children’s education is very important to us. We wanted a school that would nurture their mind, body and spirit. Before visiting Zion Lutheran School, we conducted extensive research and visited several other area schools. We attended an open house event at Zion Lutheran School and there was just a feeling of belonging…”
Kristi Edwards and her daughter, Kinsley
I chose Zion for my daughter because I wanted her to follow in my footsteps, I too was a Zion student. I wanted her to be in a school environment that was loving, caring and safe; a school that is Christ centered and committed to planting and nurturing a Christian lifestyle…
Lynae (Mathews) Hoercher, Teacher at Zion and Alum
“My name is Lynae Hoercher and my Zion story is very special to me. I grew up going to Zion Church where every Sunday was a family affair. My grandparents, aunt and uncle, cousins and my immediate family have all attended church at Zion and/or went to school here…”
The Seaman Family
Our son began attending Zion in fifth grade and although he was the “new kid” the Zion community immediately demonstrated Christian values as he was welcomed warmly by students, teachers, and administrators. As parents, we are impressed by the cohesive curriculum that is aligned across lessons and subject areas designed to provide depth, spark curiosity,… Read more “The Seaman Family”
Lance and Michelle Rensing, family with two Zion Lions
“Our family moved from Florida and a small charter school to Belleville and a year of public school. Public school was not conducive to our son’s learning style or challenge level. Our niece attended Zion from preschool through 8th grade and had nothing but positive things to say about attending Zion. We chose Zion after we toured the school with our son and talked with teachers and students…”
The Harper Family
There’s a saying that “it takes a village to raise a child”! As a retired military family, we were well aware of our need for a dependable support system. Faith, family, and friends sums up how we live our lives and with Zion we discovered that we had been led to an educational institution in… Read more “The Harper Family”
Eric and Kayla Pounds – parents of four Zion Lions and one alum
“We are a military family with 5 children, so to be honest, the reason we chose Zion isn’t why we stayed. Zion offered a one-stop drop-off for all our children, which was extremely convenient. However, when we saw that the staff and teachers truly manifested their personal and organizational center in Christ, we could not put a price on this incredible blessing…”
Kelly Skaff, mom of four Zion Lions and one alum
“When our oldest child was starting Kindergarten, we chose Zion for the small class sizes. At that time, we had no idea we were also becoming part of a wonderful community. Zion has given our children challenging academics, the opportunity to play team sports, a great music program including band, choir, and private music lessons, and enriching opportunities for public speaking through plays and leading chapel. Most importantly, Zion has helped our children build a strong faith foundation…”