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Four Seasons

Four Seasons

Celebrate spring, summer, fall, and winter with items for every time of year. You'll have a ball discovering the seasonal delights inside, including books, a calendar, wreath, and so much more. You COULD give these away as birthday or hostess gifts, but you'll really want to keep them all to yourself! Value: $300 Donated by Karen Lukens.

The Big Easy

The Big Easy

Ready to try your luck? Then join the party at the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort. This basket includes one night's lodging and a $100 gift certificate for the resort's premier restaurant, The French Quarter. This basket also includes the book West Virginia Pinnacles of Progress as well as souvenirs to remind you of your adventure. Value: $300 Donated by Mardi Gras Casino & Resort.

Where Have All the Heroes Gone?

Where Have All the Heroes Gone?

They are right here! Your youngest caped crusader will marvel at these goodies including an assortment of DC and Marvel comics: the Avengers, X-Men, Green Arrow, Batgirl, SuperGirl, Daredevil, and Spider-Man. Pack even more of a POW with this Superman lunch box, an X Factor Visionaries graphic novel, a Marvel Power Pack book, 2 Pez dispensers, Avenger stickers, three Mini Games with backpack clip, and two Mini Puzzle tins. Those bad guys don't stand a chance! Value: $140 Donated by West Virginia State University National Broadcasting Society, Alpha Epsilon Rho.

Cooking Up a Storm

Cooking Up a Storm

Do you know someone who is absolutely clueless in the kitchen? Even the most novice of cooks will be well on the way to becoming a culinary whiz with four hours of personalized cooking lessons with Chef April Hamilton (in your kitchen or hers.) Add the cookbook go-tos Best of the Best, Mountain Measures, and Mountain Measures, A Second Helping to build a kitchen reference library that will be treasured for years to come. Equip the new cook with these quality name brand essentials (sandwich spreader knife, bottle opener, whisk, silicone spatula, nylon slotted spoon, ice cream scoop, peeler set, large glass measuring cup) and he will be cooking up a storm in no time! Value: $220 Donated by Gina Rugeley and April Hamilton.

The Organized Executive Goes Glam

The Organized Executive Goes Glam

That resolution to get organized can now be a reality. Begin by doing your aching back a favor with this luxurious but oh-so-functional black Transit Basic Task Chair. Efficiency will look awfully good with a penguin eyeglass holder and black readers; acrylic tissue box cover; handbag organizer; lint brush; lifetime nail file; light-up magnifying glass; personal security handbag alarm and boxed note papers; Lastly, tidy up that work space with a Mop Head computer screen cleaner; silver waste can; ladies' hammer with screwdriver in handle; ladies' measuring tape; ladies' scissors; two ceramic coffee mugs; and - picture this - a stylish photo frame. Organization has never been so easy or looked so good! Value: $750 Donated by Contemporary Galleries.

I Love Trader Joe's!

I Love Trader Joe's!

The nearest Trader Joe's may be 140 miles away, but all of these TJ favorites are here for the bidding! Gourmet meals will be a snap with the I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook, and an interesting selection of pastas, marinara sauce, vodka sauce, roasted garlic salsa, romano parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, Belgian brownie baking mix and more. For the perfect weekend get-together nosh, break out the sweet potato chips, nuts, yogurt-covered raisins and pretzels and two bottles of the world-famous Three Buck Chuck (Charles Shaw pinot grigio and merlot.) Add the re-usable TJ tote and the life-altering Dark Sumatra coffee, and you'll be touted the savviest shopper around! And please leave your address: because we're all coming over for dinner! Value: $100 Donated by Jane and Bob McEldowney.

Grandma's Little Basket of Tricks

Grandma's Little Basket of Tricks

This deluxe wicker trunk holds the very best in dress-up fun! It includes a fluffly black and white tuxedo dress, red boa, plastic high heels, black felt hat, bling galore in a jewelry box, and a pink ribbon crown fit for a princess. Any ensemble will be completed by one of the two tiaras, a silver magic wand, silver slippers, nail polish and lip gloss. Picture your little gal whiling away the afternoon in either the precious (and very gently and lovingly used) Tinker Bell or Sleeping Beauty costumes while reading the book, Birdie's Big Girl Dress. This basket is a dream! Jane and Bob McEldowney. Granddaughters Channing and Cannon also wanted to help the Library, so they donated their costumes! Value: $160

Ahoy, Matey!

Ahoy, Matey!

The little pirate in your life can set sail for some fun with this booty! The treasure inside includes The Story of Jack Ballister's Fortunes, as well as two wooden pirate chests, a pirate fun kit and puzzle, a coloring/activities book, 3 bandanas, a sticky octopus, and -- shiver me timbers! -- play coins and beads. Value: $65 Donated by The Charleston Ballet.

From Short Story to Big Screen

From Short Story to Big Screen

Love a good story and a good movie? Then this one is for you! Read stories that inspired great movies, then settle in for a host of quiet evenings with some reel classics. This basket of entertainment features the book Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen as well as an entire library of DVDs for movie night fun: Rear Window, The Wild One, Freaks, Minority Report, Bringing Up Baby, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, A Face in the Crowd, All About Eve, A Christmas Story, 2001 A Space Odyssey, The Last Time I Saw Paris, American Splendor, Field of Dreams, and Memento. Munch on popcorn (20 bags' worth) and enjoy the fruit of directors' labor as you sip Newman's Own Chardonnay and Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Zinfandel. That's a wrap! Value: $164 Donated by Missy Menefee.

Readers are Leaders

Readers are Leaders

Offer these thirteen award-winning publications to your young reader while building a home library of classics in the making. This basket contains winners and honorees of the prestigious Newbery Medal from 2010 to 2012, including Turtle in Paradise, When You Reach Me, Breaking Stalin's Nose, One Crazy Summer and many others. These are the kinds of books that young readers will remember forever and read again and again! Add a flashlight, water bottle, and travel pillow for maximum on-the-go reading enjoyment. Value: $230 Donated by Neva G. Lusk and Steve Chambers.

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