Hard Hats & Stetsons

Annual Fundraiser for the
Green River Valley Museum
Saturday, March 15, 2003

at the
Waterhole #3 in Marbleton

Green River Valley Museum
Below you can view examples of auction items donated by
local businesses and individuals

Click on any picture to enlarge
Last updated: March 11, 2003
Click here to view the entire list of auction items & prizes!

Birdhouse made from local barnwood
by Chuck Porter

Husqvarna chainsaw with cover (live auction)
from Guio Husqvarna

"Dogwood" watercolor painting
by Melita Snow

"Eagle's Landing" eagle print in shadowbox
by Teresa Shenefelt

"Welcome Moose" by KV Bears
from Stanley's Junction

"Old Mule" pen and ink print
by Terry Quinn

Leather pillow with branding motif by F.W. Schultz
from the Barn Door

Fishing/camping basket
by Mad Hatter's

by Ruth Rawhouser
Photos courtesy of Carrie Anderson

The Green River Valley Museum's annual fundraiser, Hard Hats & Stetsons, will be held March 15 at the Waterhole #3 in Marbleton.  The evening will feature a live and silent auction, raffle balloons, door prizes, hors d'oeuvres catered by Gatzkes' Grubhouse, and dancing to the "Mad Hatters" into the wee hours.

This year's silent auction will continue the tradition of having many items donated by local businesses and citizens of Sublette County. "We could not do this without them, " says Carrie Anderson, the Executive Secretary of the Museum, "they are just so generous." Items include metal sculpture by John Dickie, Matt Guenthner pottery, a gorgeous leather pillow from the Barn Door Design & Interiors, and many household items. Suzy Michnevich has created a Ukrainian egg, there is a handmade birdhouse by Chuck Porter, and local artists have once again donated paintings and other artwork.

The live auction will feature ski packages, golf packages, a Lagoon package, a package to the Pioneer Theatre in Salt Lake, a Utah Symphony package and a Thermopolis trip with lodging, swimming at StarPlunge and entrance to the Wyoming Dinosaur Center and the wax museum. Dr. Boyle and Dr. Burnett have donated complete physicals. There are Utah Jazz tickets and a Cheyenne Frontier Days package, among many other goodies.

The raffle offers two $150 gift certificates from Faler's as grand prizes. $10 buys you an "arm's length" of tickets for chances - the more you buy, the better your chances to win Utah Symphony tickets and other nice stuff! There are lots of balloon prizes and games as well.

The money raised will go to enhance new displays, initiate programs through the Wyoming Council of the Humanities Speakers Bureau, and organize special events for this summer's grand opening.

If you would like to donate an item for the auctions, make a donation to the museum, or just receive more information, please contact Carrie Anderson at 307-276-5343, GRVM, P.O. Box 12, Big Piney, WY 83113.

Tickets for Hard Hats & Stetsons are $10, available at the
public library, Office Outlet in Big Piney and Pinedale, and at the door.
Come down and have a great time supporting the
preservation of Sublette County history!

Visit the museum's web site
Green River Valley Museum



MUSIC AND HORS D'OEUVRES: courtesy of Big Piney Carpets, R. S. Bennett Construction, Dew Lumber, First Community Bank, Elizabeth Greenwood, PacifiCorp, Pinedale Drug, SOS Well Services, Tegeler's Insurance

MUSIC: The Mad Hatters-Jerry and Brenda Payne

CATERING: Gatzkes' Grubhouse

SILENT AUCTION: Sign up and check back often.

LIVE AUCTION: Jay Fear will conduct the auctioning of these great packages. All items will be sold to the highest bidder.

RAFFLE: Buy lots of chances to win. You can purchase one arms'-length of tickets for $10. Numbers will be drawn for raffle items at various times during the evening. Check the raffle board for raffle prizes.

BALLOONS: Buy a balloon for $10. Inside the balloon a note will indicate what you have won. You are guaranteed a prize worth at least $10 with each balloon purchase. Redeem your prize at the balloon board.

TIME CONSTRAINTS: Payment for items purchased at both the Silent and Live Auctions must be received before the buyers leave this evening. All purchases from both the Silent and Live Auctions must be used by March 1, 2004, unless otherwise specified by the donor. Please make reservations ahead of time for any rooms or tee times that may come with a package!


Remember that you need to write your bid on the appropriate sign-up sheet. Watch carefully. Someone may top your bid, so check back often and raise your bid to keep your winning position. (Bids must be increased by at least $2.) Please make reservations ahead of time for any rooms that may come with a package. Packages must be used by March 1, 2004.

1. Cutting Horse, action-packed oil painting - Donny Marincic
2. Ukrainian Eggs - Susie Michnevich
3. Leather pillow with branding motif by F.W. Schultz - The Barn Door
4. Hat rack/coat rack - Mill Iron V Framework
5. Kitchen accessories: griddle, utensil holder, utensils, miracle towels, pan scrubber - Madhatters
6. Foothills, oil depicts mountain serenity - Ruth Rawhouser
7. Beauty Basket: Synergy Skin Care System moisturizer, night cream; assorted nail care products; ISO reviving cleanse & daily nourishing conditioner; Vavoom styling spray; Lamour holding spray - Sharie's Hair & Nails
8. Five gallons Super-Deck, semi-transparent Stain - A&B Signs
9. Camping Special: camouflage sleeping bag & S'mores: 2 camp skewers, box graham crackers, pkg. marshmallows, giant chocolate bar - Madhatters
10. Wild Roses, watercolor by Ann Anspach - Katie King; framing by Proactive Rehabilitation
11. Gray sweatshirt with black & yellow starburst - Deanne Bradley
12. Two western iron wall decorations - Judy & John Andrikopoulos
13. Eagle's Landing: eagle print in shadow box - Teresa Shenefelt
14. Bird house from shingles & old wood from the Reardon Place - Chuck Porter
15. Cowbelle Basket: $25 beef certificate, placemats, napkins, scarf - Green River Valley Cowbelles
16. Spa Basket: Pollenex Personal Spa, lotion, towel, wash clothes, candles - Madhatters
17. Golden Splendor, oil painting of aspens - Lynn Thomas
18. Two iron buffalo lamps - John & Judy Andrikopoulos
19. Autographed copy Subversion of Trust (hardback) - Dr. William Close
20. Blue leaf-pattern quiche dish by Matt Guenthner - Bill & Susie Lehr
21. White Tail Deer, a Connie Robinson print - Mike & Bobbi Wade; framing by Buzz's Appraisals
22. "Welcome Moose" by KV Bears - Stanley's Junction
23. Basketball Special: basketball, water bottle, ball pump, Wyoming tee shirt, stadium seat - Madhatters
24. Mountain Glory, watercolor, matted & wrapped - Ethelyne Worl
25. Elk wrought iron match holder - John Dickie
26. Two sofa pillows - MLM Designs, Mary Lynn & Jim Mickelson
27. Bag of Science Diet dog food, canine adult - Western Veterinary Services
28. Autographed copy of A Doctor's Life - Dr. William Close
29. Worried, Weathered & Worn, pastel painting - Kay Meeks
30. Bottle of LA200 - Dr. Vern Aultman
31. Ron McIntosh Indian print - Madhatters
32. Jam on Bread: Case of Bear Lake gourmet blackberry jam - Paul Scherbel; two loaves of bread - Prairie Cafe
33. Large blue leaf casserole - Matt Guenthner
34. Together, print of Indian drawing, matted and wrapped - Lynn Thomas
35. Golf Basket: golf hitch cover, towel, golf balls, practice balls, golf utility tool, divet tool, ballmarkers, tees, Bud lite - Madhatters
36. Old Mule, pen and ink print - Terry Quinn; framing by Dr. Scott Houfek
37. Wyoming sagebrush clock with stand - Gray's Enterprises
38. Set of six goblets - Matt Guenthner
39. Dogwood, watercolor painting - Melita Snow
40. Assortment of Pampered Chef items on a cookie sheet - Kim Tanner, Pampered Chef
41. Moose, Connie Robinson print - Mike and Bobbi Wade; framing by Betty Fear & Rodney Bennett
42. Ebola, autographed copy - Dr. William Close
43. Fancy Dancer, embroidered picture - Talking T-Shirt; framing by Mike Hughes Welding
44. Fishing/Camping Basket: Sleeping bag, fishing pole, fishing tackle, flashlight, bug repellant, cup & cocoa and S'mores: 2 camp skewers, graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate bar - Madhatters
45. One night's lodging for 2 - Big Piney Motel; $25 gift certificate - Rio Verde Restaurant, Randy & Shawna McNinch
46. Metal wall décor, Indian & cowboy heads - John Dickie
47. Gourmet Treat: Case of Bear Lake gourmet blueberry jam - Paul Scherbel; two loaves of bread - Prairie Cafe
48. Setting Hen, a "kitchen" watercolor - Ethelyne Worl; framing by Stu and Barb McKinley
49. Tidbits from 1973 - Anna Lee Woffinden
50. Tidbits from 1974 - Anna Lee Woffinden
51. Calf-katch and plastic sorting paddle - Greener Pastures Art Gallery
52. $40 toward Roundup Pro Weed Control job - RFC Spraying
53. Handmade gold, green & cream colored runner/table center - Greener Pastures Art Gallery
54. Basket of 2 each blue bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, 2 scented soaps, all with "Betty Boop" embroidered design - Grammy's Creations
55. Angel doll with audio tape - Greener Pastures Art Gallery


Arrangements for use of the Live Auction packages should be made through the donors. Although every effort will be made to accommodate the buyer, arrangements are subject to the donor's convenience. Packages must be used by March 1, 2004, unless specified by the donor. Please make reservations ahead of time for any rooms or tee times that may come with a package.

1. Nordic Adventure: Ski rental for family of four - Great Outdoor Shop; $25 gift certificate - McGregors
2. Idaho Falls Retreat: One night's lodging, king or 2 queen beds - Hampton Inn, IF; two $10 gift certificates - Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
3. Alpine Skiing: two day passes - White Pine Ski Resort; $15 gift certificate for lunch at White Pine - Stu McKinley; dinner for two - Los Cabos
4. Golf at Kemmerer - Kemmerer City Golf Course; $15 gift certificate - Bootlegger's Restaurant
5. Pamper Yourself: $30 gift certificate - Marbleton Inn Restaurant; one dozen roses - Hi Lo Florist; zone balance foot rejuvenation - Janice Hughes
6. Snake River Float: 8-mile whitewater float for 2 - Barker-Ewing; $25 gift certificate - Mountain High Pizza
7. Targhee Bluegrass: two tickets to Summer Bluegrass Festival, choose between Aug. 9 or 10 - Grand Targhee Ski & Summer Resort; $20 gift certificate (tip not included) - Bubba's BBQ
8. Rock Springs Shopping: $100 WalMart gift card - Bob & Helen Tanner; $20 gift certificate - Wyoming Work Warehouse; $50 gift certificate - Ted's Supper Club
9. Jackson Off-Season Special: Room for two nights, valid Mar. 15-Apr. 20, 2003, & Oct. 15-Dec. 15, 2003, - Antler Inn
10. Hale Theatre Experience SLC: $42 gift certificate for any Hale Theatre performance - Stu McKinley; one night for two with continental breakfast - University Guest Inn; $20 gift certificate - Romano's Macaroni Grill
11. Rock Springs Getaway: One night's stay, expires 6-15-03 - Outlaw Inn; $20 gift certificate - Albertsons; breakfast for one - Cruel Jack's Restaurant; $20 gift certificate - White Mountain Mining; Joop! Eau de toilet spray & after shave balm in silver basket & small travel bag - Herberger's
12. Equine Care: one ton certified grass horse hay, 70 lb. bales, (must pick up) - John & Judy Andrikopoulos; physical exam for animal of choice - Animal Clinic of Pinedale, Dr. Brent Dean
13. A Room by the Falls: one night, riverview suite and breakfast for two (July 4 excluded, expires 12-31-03) - Shilo Inn, Idaho Falls; $15 gift certificate - Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
14. Utah Symphony Refrain: two tickets to Utah Symphony, choose among 4 performances - Utah Symphony; night's lodging for 2 with continental breakfast - University Guest Inn
15. Family Fitness: one year family swim pass (time will be added to pass if pool closed this summer) -School District #9
16. A Vacation to Remember: 3 days/2 nights lodging, choose your destination from among 40 premier resort locations in US or Mexico, (expires 12-31-03) - Gordon's Corner Auto
17. Lagoon Family Fun: two all-day passports, good any day 2003 regular season - Lagoon; one night's lodging - Crystal Inn; two entrees, garlic cheese bread & slice ice cream pie - Old Spaghetti Factory
18. Thermop Getaway: one night's lodging - Super 8; two passes to Old West Wax Museum - Old West Wax Museum; 2 passes to Wyoming Dinosaur Center -Wyoming Dinosaur Center; one VIP pass, expires 5-1-03 - Star Plunge Pools
19. Star Valley Retreat: Enjoy cabin at Star Valley (must be used before Oct. 31, 2003) - Rod Bennett & Betty Fear; bottle of MacRostie 2000 Chardonnay Carneros - Outfitter Liquor
20. Scenic Sublette Flight: one-hour flight over local area - RCM Normalizing
21. Thermopolis Spring Break: one night's lodging - Quality Inn Plaza; 2 passes to Old West Wax Museum - Old West Wax Museum; 2 passes to Wyoming Dinosaur Center - Wyoming Dinosaur Center; VIP pass, expires 5-1-03 - Star Plunge Pools
22. Utah Jazz: two adult tickets, Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs at Delta Center, Apr. 14 - Jeff & Carrie Anderson; one night's lodging - Quality Inn, Midvalley; $20 gift certificate - Olive Garden
23. Yearly Checkup: Complete physical with EKG, urinalysis, CBC, general health profile - Dr. Judy Boyle
24. Woodcutter's Dream: red #55 Husqvarna chain saw with cover - Guio Husqvarna
25. Rendezvous Golf: 18 holes of golf for 4 people, with carts - Rendezvous Meadows Golf; dinner for 2 - Half Moon Resort
26. Elegant Queen Quilt: Queen-size quilt, hand stitched by Iris Helgert (Shirley Bray's mother) and pieced together by Deanne - Deanne Bradley
27. Theatre in Salt Lake: two tickets to Playboy of the Western World, Mar. 26-Apr. 12, 2003 -Pioneer Theatre; room for two - LaQuinta Inn & Suites; $20 gift certificate - Red Lobster
28. Preventive Med: complete physical, EKG, 2-view chest X-ray, complete blood screen - Dr. David Burnett
29. Teton Pines Golf: two rounds of golf with cart, after 3 p.m., May 2003 thru Oct. 2003, Sun.-Fri. non-holiday - Teton Pines Country Club & Resort; $20 gift certificate - Teton Steak House
30. Test for Life: Cardiac Stress Test - Dr. David Burnett
31. Ski Teton Village: two 2-day lift tickets - Jackson Hole Ski Corp; one night's stay Jacuzzi suite - Virginian Lodge
32. Cheyenne Frontier Days: two tickets to Rodeo on July 24; two tickets to Night Show on July 24 - John and Shirley Tanner; lodging for two in private home - Kathryn Sessions
33. Golf under the Tetons: two rounds of golf with cart at Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis - Grand Teton Lodge Co.; lunch for two - Sweetwater Restaurant


• GRAND PRIZE: $150 gift certificate - Faler's Thriftway (2)
• $50 toward windshield repair -Windshield Doctor
• Two BBQ beef dinners & western show - Bar J Chuckwagon
• Two tickets, choose among 4 concerts -Utah Symphony
• $25 gift certificate - Burney & Co.
• Handiwork 89-piece tool set -
• Set of 4 glasses, Slow Elk Big Sky Brewing Company -Cowboy Shop
• Bead necklace and bracelet - Debi Morley
• Lube, oil & filter for GM vehicle, no diesel - E&L Motor
• $25 gift certificate - Office Outlet
• Kanab goldenstone bookends -Gray's Enterprises
• Dishes, service for four - Madhatters
• $20 gift certificate -White Mountain Mining
• Amplify Volumizing System conditioner & shampoo -Cut Above
• Floral suncatcher - Bill & Susie Lehr
• Two loaves of bread - Prairie Café (3)
• $50 toward glass repair - Clear Cut Glass
• Wyoming sagebrush necklace, earrings, bracelet set - Gray's Enterprises
• Tube of bungie cords - Madhatters
• Lavender Double Bubble scent ball -Bill & Susie Lehr
• Bead necklace & ankle bracelet - Debi Morley
• Two wood and iron picture frames -Just Imagine
• Hunter's Basket: assorted alcoholic beverages, sunflower seeds, trail mix, jerky, peanuts, goldfish crackers, magazines/catalog -Madhatters
• Century Primus electric-start lantern -V-7, Inc., V-1 Propane
• Bottle of Jack Daniel's - Wheel-In Liquors
• Brass duck night light -Jeff Anderson
Taxes for Dummies, 2003 Edition - Terah Murphy Palmer
• Menard's saw blade clock - Madhatters
• Harvest 6-piece pear candle with holder -Deanne Bradley
• Century quiet light matchless propane lantern -Marg Guio
• Wyoming sagebrush belt buckle with Black Hills Gold eagle - Gray's Enterprises
• Fifth of Stolichnaya Vodka - Silver Spur Bar
• Musical fountain - Madhatters
• "Angels Gather Here" wall hanging -Bill & Susie Lehr
• Lube, oil & filter for any Ford or Mercury -Frontier Ford
• Saint Brendan's Irish Cream liqueur -Madhatters
• ProValue 8-piece screwdriver set - Big J Auto
• Fifth Canadian Club with 2 glasses -Waterhole #3
• Easter lamp -Madhatters
• $25 gift certificate -Gatzke's Grubhouse
• Bottle of Canadian Club -Green River Bar
• Prime Country Cuts country-western music CD -Madhatters
• Two scented candles -J. C. Penney
• Bead ankle bracelet -Debi Morley
• Shappu 2000 knife set - Madhatters
• Sunflower scented candles with butterfly motif pots & stand -Robin's Nest
• Salt City candle, cinnamon vanilla -Judy Andrikopoulos
• Subscription for one year -Pinedale Roundup (2)
• Frosted picture frame -J. C. Penney
• Large 2-topping pizza -Happy Trails Café
• Two tickets, 2 medium popcorn, 2 medium cokes -The Flick
• Indoor-Outdoor Thermometer -Madhatters
• Curlmaster curling iron - Lois' Beauty Shop
• Wooden key ring with angel -Bill & Susie Lehr
• Three metal roping cowboys with candle holder - Judy Andrikopoulos
• Fifth of Jack Daniels -Silver Spur Bar
• Wooden jewelry case - J. C. Penney
• Pro Rodeo calendar & hat -Madhatters
• One-year gift subscription - Sublette Examiner (2)
• Pair Polaris large snow machine gloves - Bucky's Outdoors
• $20 gift certificate - Heritage Quilts & Fabric or Western Trails Boutique
• Car Quest auto parts hat -Big J Auto (2)
• Stanley screwdriver set - Madhatters (2)
• $25 gift certificate or 2 throw pillows of choice - K & J Upholstery
• Oil change & lube -B&B Tires
• $30 established patient adjustment - Pinedale Chiropractic
• Fillet board and knife -Madhatters
• National Oilwell gloves - National Oilwell (22 pairs)
• Ray O Vac flashlight - Madhatters (3)