Hello and happy Tuesday! While the Auction itself will be free to watch on Saturday, March 6 at 7:00PM, if you want to make the evening a little more special with a dinner or sponsorship delivered to your door (that also supports our school!), you only have until this Sunday, February 28 to do so. Click on the button below to order, or scroll down this email to learn more about the evening's offerings. For questions about anything related to the Auction, please contact Caitlin Salisbury or Tabatha Simmonds.
Announcing our 2021 Live Auction Items!
#1. One-Week Stay in the Heart of Ketchum
Bid on your next getaway vacation of 8 days and 7 nights. Nestled in downtown Ketchum, this beautiful 3200 sq. ft. home has a great room, game room and hot tub, and sleeps up to twelve. Hike the trails of Bald Mountain, ride your bikes on the Harriman Trail or take a quick stroll downtown for dinner. Dates to be mutually agreed upon, with major holidays excluded. Auction item graciously donated by Riverstone family Kurt & Treacy Liebich.
#2 Backyard Party with Professional Live Music, Great Food, and Libations
Riverstone families are coming together to offer an evening of community fun in a safe and intimate environment. For live entertainment, we are proud to present David Andrews Band. David Andrews has been a part of the national music scene for more than 30 years and started as the front man for the popular jam band CALOBO. Since disbanding in 2001, Andrews has released radio hits taking him to Nashville to record with A-list musicians such as Wilco, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, John Mayer, The Chicks, and Rod Stewart.
Now living in Boise, Andrews continues to create music and is excited to help raise money for the community, including ours at Riverstone! To round out the experience, Little Buddy Farm’s new Boon Farm to Fork Food Truck (a collaboration between Dana Gross and renowned chef Emran Chowdhury) will be serving farm-fresh “Buddy Bowls” from their mobile kitchen. The Boon Farm to Fork Truck’s mission is to get more people eating food that was grown, crafted, and created in our community. In addition, Theresa Eckersell’s Bubbly Bar, a vintage, Italian-inspired mobile Prosecco truck will be on hand to serve prosecco and craft beer for the evening (courtesy of Tabatha Simmonds). And in whose backyard, you ask? Kurt & Treacy Liebich have once again stepped up to offer their beautiful Boise backyard and help entertain up to 26 lucky guests. Expires September 2022.
#3 Intimate Gourmet Dinner for Eight
Enjoy a gourmet dinner for eight catered by Petite 4 (courtesy of Marty & Lydia Baird) in Scott & Karen Peterson's elegant backyard on iconic Warm Springs Avenue. The meal will consist of hors d'oeuvres, a dinner starter, salad, main course, and dessert. Music of your choice will be piped-in, and beer and wine will be provided by the Petersons. Expires June 2022.
#4 Idaho Steelheads Deluxe Hockey Package
Watch the live action from a private balcony suite at the Grove Hotel that accommodates 16 people! Generously donated by Baker Auction Co., our Auction host for the evening.
#5 Elementary School Director for the Day
Your child can experience the magic and majesty of being an Elementary School Director with this offer from Mr. Hamilton-Vail, who will abdicate his role as Elementary School Director to your child for one entire school day! This is a no-holds-barred opportunity to learn the ins and outs of life as a principal. Your child will experience first-hand what it takes to make a school run. They will be responsible for everything from the warm morning greetings, to playground supervision, to visiting classrooms to read to students and observe teachers! To top it all off, your budding administrator will have lunch at a local café (courtesy of Mr. Hamilton-Vail) and receive a photo book to relive the day long after the school year is over. Regretfully, this offer is limited to students from kindergarten through Grade 5, but parents are strongly encouraged to bid on this item on behalf of their child(ren)!
#6 Your Very Own Reserved Parking Spot
We are in our fifth year of offering this gem! Two premium reserved parking spaces are up for bid–one in front of the Elementary School, and one in front of the Middle & High School– to make life easier for you and your child(ren) at pick-up and drop-off during the 2021-22 school year. Fine print for Middle & High School winner: this coveted item may be transferred to your licensed student.
How to Watch the Auction
For the best real-time Auction program experience, join us on Zoom at 7:00PM on March 6. When you join us live, you will be entered to win one of four raffles during the program, courtesy of Perpetuity Skin + Spa, Yoi Tomo Sushi + Grill, and Mai Thai Restaurant. (You'll also be able to watch the program on YouTube that evening and beyond, though there will be a time delay when it comes to placing bids.) Links can be found on our school calendar and will be sent out again before the event.
"What can I purchase now?"
Basic Dinner Delivery options include a KIN at HOME Adult Meal for $75 per person, Kid's Meals for $15 each, and a $25 Wine "Pull" (a mystery bottle valued between $15-100).

Enhanced Family Sponsorships include two KIN at HOME meals (Couple Sponsorship) or five meals in any combination (Family Sponsorship), a bottle of wine and a beautiful bouquet from Fifty Flowers, all delivered to your door.

Business Sponsorships are a great way to advertise your company with the Riverstone community at the largest tax-deductible amount (as these do not include meals).

All purchases that include dinner delivery must be made by 11:59PM on Sunday, February 28 to give the restaurant time for provisioning. We will not be able to extend this deadline.
"What's on the menu?"
The menu for the evening will draw from the educational experiences of the KIN culinary team as well as the lifelong learning inherent in a working restaurant. Each course is themed after an academic subject and that subject's intersection with the world of food and beverage. The video and written instruction will explore themes of chemistry, biology, entrepreneurship, and more, as you are guided through the finishing touches on this special meal.

The Riverstone/KIN at HOME experience will be delivered to your front door, with 90% of the cooking done, and the remaining finishing touches to be done at home. The idea of plating food KIN-style might seem daunting, but the included instructions are easy to follow to keep the intimidation factor low. Before your meal arrives, you’ll receive a link to a video walking you through any steps needed to get food on plates and cocktails in glasses.

Adult Menu
Potato chip with dip 
Cocktail of Rye,* Whey, Lemon, Boise Foraged Bitters, Demerara Syrup
Sprouted green salad with fennel, chevre, celery kimchi, seeds and herbs
Omnivore: Pre-seared pork belly with beet, sunchoke, shimeji mushroom, shiitakes, and pecans
Vegan: Smoked carrot and tofu, beet, sunchoke, shimeji mushroom, shiitakes, and pecans 
Citrus shortbread, Girl Scout® cookie, orange curd, and black sesame  
*Liquor must be provided by the purchaser. Rye preferred, but other whiskeys will work.

Kids Menu
Chicken strips, roasted potato and brussels sprouts, house-made ranch
Mac and cheese
Decorate-your-own shortbread cookie 

"What's coming up?"
Registration for the Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Fund-A-Need go live on March 2, giving you several days prior to the Auction to peruse our 50+ Silent Auction items and start your bidding wars!
Thank you, Diamond Business Sponsors!
Thank you, Rockin' Volunteers!
Tabatha Simmonds, Chair
Amy Bava
Rachel Bergmann
Brooke Brourman
Lelei Coyle
Brent Davy
Gina Gorden
Adam Kaplan
Kim Liebich
Michelle Nenov
Robyn Olnes
Rebecca Piva
Kristen Schroeder
Questions? Please contact:
2021 Auction Chair
Director of Development