Travelers Sunset Affair Silent Auction Highlights

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

2017 Travelers Sunset Affair Program

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Auction Overview

Travelers Sunset Affair will feature three Super Silent Auction packages and a vast catalog of fantastic silent auction items. Scroll down to see highlights from this year’s auction! Click the button above to see the entire auction catalog.

Super Silent Auction Item: Mexico’s Monarch Migration

VALUE: $ 6,000
Donor: Pique Travel Design, U.S. Bank/FlexPerks and the Como Friends Board of Trustees.

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Super Silent Auction Item: See the Return of the Sandhill Cranes

Value: $5,050
Donor: Crane Trust, U.S.Bank/FlexPerks, Jewelie Grape

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Super Silent Auction Item:Visit Philadelphia!

Value: $4,468
Donor: CLR Design, Philadelphia Zoo, Sage Hospitality, U.S. Bank/FlexPerks

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Premium Auction Item: Party Like You’re a Big Shot!

Value: $3,963
Donor: Deb and Mike Hogenson, Loews Minneapolis Hotel

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Premium Auction Item: University of Minnesota Adirondack Chairs

Value: Priceless
Donor: John Miller

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Name the Baby Reindeer

Value: Priceless
Donor: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

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Party on the Deck!

Value: Priceless
Donor: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, D’Amico Catering

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Dogsled Trip for Two

Value: $3,150
Donor: Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge, Sherry Fonseth-Lais and Charlie Lais

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Custom Como Bottles of Wine

Value: $127
Donor: Friend of Como

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Prince the Giraffe Artwork

Value: Priceless
Donor: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

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Two methods to bid

For your convenience, you can bid on all our auction items on your own smartphone — or if you prefer, you can use a BidPal electronic device.

BidPal mobile bidding works well on most Windows smartphones, newer Blackberry devices, and all iPhones and most Android smartphones.

You don’t need to download an app. The day of Travelers Sunset Affair, just connect to the internet and use this friendly URL in your smartphone browser: and you will be ready to bid.

Please be sure that your battery is fully charged so you don’t miss out.

If you don’t have a smartphone, we will have a limited number of handheld electronic bidding devices available for your use.

Bidding on both the Super Silent and Silent Auction items begins at 5:30 p.m. and concludes at 8:30 p.m.

Auction check-out will begin at 9:15 p.m. at the station near the Visitor Center. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover will be accepted.


Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors

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  • Como Friends at 15

    The nonprofit fundraising force at Como celebrates a new milestone

  • Sparky at 60

    Minnesota’s favorite sea lion is still making a splash

  • Jewel of Como

    Celebrating a century at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

  • Orangutan Conservation

    Keeper Megan Elder preserves orangutans near and far