Kids First Law Center Cocktail Party & Fundraiser Monday, May 16

Kids First Law Center will be holding its annual  Cocktail Party & Fundraiser Monday, May 16 from 5-7 pm at Zins (downtown, 227 2nd Ave SE).  Entry is free and your first drink is on Kids First, thanks to the generosity of this year‘s sponsors: Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman, Gray, Stefani & Mitvalsky, and Bankers Trust.  Friends and family are welcome.

This year, Kids First‘s auction promises to be bigger and better than ever with more than 50 exciting items!

Sports & Outdoors

  • Iowa wrestling tickets and drinks with former Iowa wrestlers & Mike McDonough
  • Throw the opening pitch at a Kernels game and 4 tickets
  • Farrells Extreme Body Shaping – 10 week boot camp
  • Four private tennis lessons at Westfield Tennis Club
  • Four tickets to the Iowa Speedway
  • Two golf lessons from Elmcrest assistant pros
  • Hardwood firewood, delivered and stacked
  • Ultimate grill set

Children & Pets

  • CR fire truck ride
  • Handcrafted toddler wooden slide by Gary Streit
  • Princess Party Package
  • Private cheer camp by the Coe College Cheerleaders
  • Brucemore tickets
  • Des Moines Weekend Family Package:   Blank Park Zoo, Iowa Cubs tickets, Botanical Center passes, Science Station passes, dinner at the Machine Shed restaurant
  • Pampered Pooch Package: private session with animal communicator, stay at Lucky Pawz dogcare, homemade dog biscuits and toy
  • Handmade baby gift bundle
  • Coral Ridge Mall Package:   Year-long passes for 2 to CoralRidge Ice Arena & Carousel, $25 mall gift certificate

Health & Beauty

  • Professional teeth whitening with custom trays
  • Facial from Cosmetics Skin Solutions
  • Gift certificate to Cosmetics Skin Solutions & Laser Center ($500)
  • Aveda gift basket
  • $50 gift certificate to Sanctuary Spa
  • Half day of bliss spa package at Hands in Harmony
  • Couples Reiki session at Hands in Harmony
  • Raw foods gourmet dinner for 6

Gourmet Gifts

  • Gourmet dinner for 6 by Matt Preston at Brad Brady‘s home
  • Catered lunch for 20 or soup for a year from Prairie Soup Co.
  • Private wine tasting at Benz for 10 to 20
  • Tomaso‘s pizza & bottle of wine
  • Cheesecake made-to-order
  • Gourmet cookie baskets by Casters
  • Six loaves of homemade sourdough bread by Mark Ogden
  • Dinner cruise for 6 on the Coralville Reservoir on Terry Abernathy‘s houseboat
  • Last chance Girl Scouts cookies
  • Sunday night Tuscan Dinner for 8 delivered to your home by Melanie O‘Donnell


  • Drafting of a will
  • Organized Life consultation by Maggie Jackson

Unique Items & Experiences

  • “Cedar Rapids” movie ultimate fan package
  • DVDs signed by Movie Director Paul Schrader
  • Behind the scenes tour of The Hotel at Kirkwood and $50 Class Act gift certificate
  • Lunch for 4 with Judge Melloy & hard hat tour of the new federal courthouse
  • Millstream private brewery tour and beer
  • I Love Iowa package
  • Kids First Endowed Bear


  • SPT Theater tickets “Blink of an Eye”
  • Framed historical photos of the Linn County Courthouse
  • Framed calligraphy
  • Decorative artistic plate by Theresa Childers
  • Art museum membership and art
  • Handmade necklace
  • Decorative door wreath