Bids for Kids - - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Bids for Kids

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County is an innovative approach to improve the treatment of child victims of physical and sexual abuse inSmith County .

The center offers a coordinated, multidisciplinary intervention system involving agencies and community, including law enforcement, Child Protective Services, prosecutors, counselors, volunteers, and medical personnel working together as a team in a single child friendly location to provide safety, protection and justice for the child. The team’s goals are to minimize each child’s trauma, provide immediate and long-term treatment and services, and to ensure thorough investigations and effective prosecution of the cases. Over the past seven years, the Children’s Advocacy Center has coordinated and investigated 2,944 cases of alleged child abuse, provided services for 4,239 children and counseling for 576 children. Now, we ask for your support in the critical effort to help them. Be a part of Bids for Kids.

Bidding instructions: Simply review the auction information. Bid on the items that you are interested in by calling the 24 hour INFO connect line at 533-0600 and then enter the item number you wish to bid on when prompted to. Leave a message with your name and phone number and how much your bid is for that particular item, by 5:00 pm August 10, 2004 . Besides the opportunity to place a bid, the system will allow you to get bid status on the items of your choice. We hope you enjoy these wonderful items and services offered below, which were donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center by very generous corporations and individuals. To view the auction items, stop by our participating merchants and look for the Bids for Kids display.




Bids For Kids 2004 Items

Kids Klub


Item # 4201: 

Let Your Birthday be an Adventure!

Birthday party for 10 children

Includes cake, decorations, punch & project. 

The birthday child receives balloons and a T-shirt. ($135)

Discovery Science Place

Minimum bid: $70


Item # 4203:

Criminal District Attorney For a Day”

For a school aged child. He or she will be able to spend the day at the courthouse

with Smith County Criminal District Attorney, Matt Bingham  (Priceless)

Matt Bingham 

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4204:

A Tumblin’ Birthday Party

Birthday party for 20 children ($100)

Texas East Gymnastics

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4205:

All Set for a Road Trip

Overnight bag set and pillowcase with monogramming for a child.

Includes a medium and large duffel bags. Can choose pattern for a boy or girl. ($80)

Stitches – Embroidery

Minimum bid: $40


Item # 4206:

Original Children’s Artwork

A framed piece of art done by a child at the Children’s Advocacy Center  (Priceless)

Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4207:

Learn the Ropes…

Spend a fun-filled day with KLTV’s Gillian Sheridan.

For a student. (Priceless)

KLTV-Gillian Sheridan

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4208:

“Police Chief for a Day”

Spend the day as “Police Chief.” Tour the police department and get a first hand look at weapons and vehicles. For child between the ages of 9 and 16 years old.  (Priceless)

Chief Gary Swindle & Tyler Police Department

Minimum bid: $50

Item # 4209:

Become a Storm-Tracker

Spend a day with KLTV’s Mark Scirto. See what happens

behind the scenes at KLTV’s Storm-tracker Weather Center.

Stay and watch the 5 pm newscast! For a student. (Priceless)

Mark Scirto-KLTV

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4210:

“Mayor for a Day”

For a school-aged child. He or she will be presented a key to the city! (Priceless)

Mayor Joey Seeber

Minimum bid: $50 


Item # 4211:

Happy Birthday To You!

Celebrate with a beautiful and delicious cake  ($75)

Please give three weeks notice.

True Confections

Minimum bid $40


Great Treasures

Item # 4212:

Lone Star State

One Texas flag flown over the Texas Capitol with

personalized certificate. (Priceless)

Texas Representative Leo Berman

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4213:

 The Stars and Stripes  

One United States Flag flown over the United States Capitol

with personalized certificate. (Priceless)

U.S. Representative Ralph M. Hall

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4214:

Fun Memories…

Scrapbook and supplies ($122)

Scrapbook Junction

Minimum bid: $60


Item # 4215:

Have a Picnic!

With an insulated picnic cooler on wheels  ($100)


Minimum bid: ($50)


Item # 4216:

One of a Kind Original

A framed piece of art done by a child at the Children’s Advocacy Center  (Priceless)

Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4217:

Texas Proud

One Texas flag flown over the Texas Capitol with

personalized certificate. (Priceless)

Texas Representative Leo Berman

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4218:


Austrian Crystal Bracelet ($35)


Minimum bid:$20 


Item # 4219:

Add to your Collection

“Up a Tree” by artist George Wright  ($325)

 The Frame-up Gallery

 Minimum bid: $150


Item # 4220:

Are You a Cowboy’s Fan?
If so, you’ll enjoy a 2001 Dallas Cowboy’s Season Ticket

sheet autographed by veteran linebacker, (#52) Dexter Coakley (Priceless)

Gene and Jerry Jones Family/Dallas Cowboys Charities

Minimum bid: $50

Item  # 4221:

Hook’em Horns!

Texas Style Birdhouse with Longhorn and Texas star accents ($65)

My Secret Garden/Chip and Melonye Arnold

Minimum bid: $30

Item # 4222:

Saddle Up!

With a red, white and blue double Navajo saddle blanket ($30)

Circle K Tack

Minimum Bid: $15

Item # 4223:

Stay in Touch the Old-Fashioned Way

With your choice of stationary or invitations gift certificate ($75)

The Writing Horse

Minimum bid: $40


Item # 4224:

More Than a Place to Sit…

A set of beautiful upholstered yellow floral chairs ($320)

Stein Mart

Minimum bid: $160


Item # 4225:

A Beautiful Addition to Your Garden

Rustic green wrought iron garden bench and matching planter set ($195)

My Secret Garden/Chip and Melonye Arnold

Minimum bid: $100


Item # 4226:

Do you ride?
If so, enjoy a Lone Star Harley Davidson T-shirt ($30)

Lone Star Harley Davidson

Minimum bid: $20



Item # 4227:

Get In Shape for Summer…

With a 3 month individual membership including full access to facility and classes ($310)

360 Fitness

Minimum bid: $150


Item # 4228:


Four rounds of golf with carts on the Oak Hurst Course  ($200)

Peach Tree Golf Club, Inc

Minimum bid: $100


Item # 4229:

All You Need Are the Shoes!

One year VIP membership and one training assessment ($700)

Premier Fitness

Minimum bid: $350


Item # 4230:

Practice Your Swing

With a round of golf for four including cart ($400)

Hollytree Country Club

Minimum bid: $200


Item # 4231:

Come Play Rain or Shine!

With a two hour facility rental

for an indoor soccer game ($100)

Tyler Indoor Sports

Minimum bid: $50

Item # 4232:

Come See Check Out our Greens

With a round of golf for four ($150)

Garden Valley Golf Resort

Minimum bid: $75



Item # 4233:

Keep Your Best Friend Healthy

Annual physical exam and vaccinations for cat or dog  ($80)

South Tyler Animal Clinic

Minimum bid: $40


Item # 4234:

Say Cheese!  

With a gift certificate to be applied to a wall-size portrait. ($200)

Portraits by Bryan

Minimum bid: $100


Item # 4235:

A Fabulous Color

A color service with Kris McWilliams

at Mane Essentials ($60)

Kristy McWilliams

Minimum bid: $30


Item # 4236:

Decorate Your Walls

With a gift certificate to be used on special order

Wallpaper ($100)

Designing Women

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4237:

Take Care of your Ride

With two full service oil changes and

two automatic car washes ($73)

Fast Oil & Lube

Minimum bid: $40


Item # 4238:

A Beautiful You!  

Treat yourself to a great haircut, style and a pedicure at Pruitt’s. ($60)

Jennifer Mullican & Amanda Mathews

Minimum bid: $30


Item # 4239:

Never Run Out!

A case of toilet tissue and a case of paper towels ($100)

Dixie Paper Company

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4240:

Love Your Pet!

Annual vaccinations, bath/dip, nail trim, express anal glands, clean ears ($150)

Copeland Road Animal Hospital

Minimum bid: $75


Item # 4241:

See Better & Look Great!

Gift certificate ($100)

Ragsdale & Martin Optical

Minimum bid: $50


Shop Till’ You Drop


Item # 4242:

Rhinestone Cowgirl!  

With a pair of Seven jeans and a sparkly B.B. Simon belt ($350)

Cavender’s Boot City

Minimum bid: $175

Item # 4243:

You Can Become a Relaxation Junkie!

With personalized body wash, bath salts and

a waffle weave robe from Bath Junkie. ($105)

Bath Junkie

Minimum bid: ($50)


Item # 4244:

Get Ready to Boot-Scoot!

Gift certificate for a pair of Justin Boots

Choose from Men’s or Ladies in  

Black western, Coffee western, Tan Deerskin or Pecan Taurus ($220)

Justin Brands, Inc

Minimum bid: $110


Item # 4245:

For your Garden

A Gift certificate to Garden Style ($35)

Garden Style

Minimum bid: $20


Item # 4246:

A Little Bit of Lone Star

Add some Texas flare to your décor

with a gift certificate to Texas True ($100)

Texas True

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4247:

A Fabulous Outfit

With a gift certificate to Bridgette’s. ($50)


Minimum bid: $25


Item # 4248:

Buy Something Snazzy…

With a Sharon Young gift certificate ($100)

Sharon Young Boutique

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4249:

Add Something Special to your Closet

With a gift certificate to Harley’s Suit Club ($50)

Harley’s Suit Club

Minimum bid:  $30


Item # 4250:

Accessorize Yourself

With a gift certificate to R.J.’s Jewelers ($100)

R.J.’s Jewelers

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4251:

No Need for Coupons

With a gift certificate to Brookshire’s ($500)

Brookshire Grocery Company

Minimum bid: $250


Item # 4252:

A Do-It-Yourself Project

With a gift certificate to Home Depot ($100)

Home Depot

Minimum bid: $50

Item # 4253:

Grocery Getter

With a gift certificate to Brookshire’s ($500)

Brookshire Grocery Company

Minimum bid: $250


Food & Entertainment

Item # 4254:

Dinner at the Mansion…

Enjoy dinner for two ($75)

Mansion on the Hill

Minimum bid: $40


Item # 4255:

Cuisine of the South

Enjoy a barbecue fest with a gift

certificate and two bottles of their original

BBQ sauce.  ($100)

Spring Creek Barbecue

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4256:

Attention: University of Texas Alumni

Two tickets to Texas “Shoot-Out” Barbecue for May 2005. (Date TBA)  ($150)

The University of Texas at Tyler

Minimum bid: $75


Item # 4257:

Have Lunch with a Bunch of Friends

Enjoy lunch in the Broadway Room Tuesday-Saturday.

Please call in advance for reservation. Does not include gratuity. ($40)

Josephs’ of Tyler Catering and Dine-In

Minimum bid: $20


Item # 4258:

A Delicious Dinner

Treat yourself and a friend

to dinner at Currents, excluding alcohol (Priceless)
Currents Restaurant

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4259:

Texas Size Meal

Enjoy dinner at Texas Roadhouse ($105)

Texas Roadhouse

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4260:

Escape for a Night!

One night stay at Roseland Plantation Bed & Breakfast.

Includes two full breakfasts and two plantation tours ($175)

Roseland Plantation Bed & Breakfast

Minimum bid: $90


Item # 4261:

Ham it Up!

With a delicious 7 pound spiral ham ($50)

Heartland Ham 

Minimum bid: $25


Item # 4262:

A Night of Dinner & Dancing

With a gift certificate to the Potpourri House  ($100)

The Potpourri House

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4263:

Mexican Tonight!

Enjoy dinner for two  ($25)

El Toro Mexican Restaurant

Minimum bid: $15


Item # 4264:

Dinner at the Ranch with the Sheriff

A real Texas treat with three couples or six people prepared by Sheriff J.B. Smith and Vicki Smith (Chef Sparkle).  Includes a homemade three-course meal consisting of fresh salsa and tortilla chips, brisket, heavenly potatoes, marinated asparagus, homemade rolls, and earthquake cake dessert. BYOB. Please give chef two weeks notice. (Priceless)

Sheriff J.B. Smith & Vicki Smith

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4265:

Italian Feast for Four

Lunch for four Monday-Saturday  ($35)

Bruno’s Pizza & Pasta

Minimum bid: $20


Item # 4266:

A Romantic Night Out 

With a Bernard Mediterranean gift certificate for dinner ($100)

Bernard Mediterranean Restaurant

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4267:

Start the Day off Right…

With a gift certificate to Brady’s Coffee and a coffee

cake from Chez Bazan ($25)

Brady’s Coffee & Chez Bazan

Minimum bid: $15


Item # 4268:

Seafood Dinner on the Lake

Two buffet dinners at Coffee Landing ($55)

Coffee Landing

Minimum bid: $30


Bright Ideas


Item # 4269:

It Will Make You Smile

At home, dentist supervised teeth bleaching system.

Includes professionally fabricated splints and whitening kits to bleach upper and lower teeth. ($390)

Paul N. Latta, D.D.S., P.C.

Minimum bid: $200


Item # 4270:

Brighten Someone’s Day

With a potted green plant ($50)

Judge the Florist

Minimum bid: $25


Item # 4271:

Jazz Up Your House

With this 18” animal print appliqué pillow  ($50)           

Bufe & Babin

Minimum bid: $25


Item # 4272:

Pamper Yourself at Home

Gift basket of products from Whole Health ($100)

Whole Health

Minimum bid: $50


Item # 4273:

A Beautiful Addition to Your Home

From Southern Living at Home, a Sherwood Forest Candelabra that has

estate-sale look you’ll love! Antique style tulip

cups resting on ruffled saucers. ($50)

Ann Terese Brandt- Southern Living at Home

Minimum bid: $25


Item # 4274:

Attention Collectors

“Church of the Holy Light” from Department 56. From the 2003 Christmas in the City collection.  ($75)

Leewright’s Hallmark

Minimum bid: $40


Item # 4275:

Great Baby Shower Gift

“Cradle Me” is a unique supportive receiving blanket with a removable foam insert

that provides crucial neck support and allows loved ones to hold and pass newborns safely and with ease. Includes select items from skin care line, Li’l Goat’s Milk, especially formulated for children with sensitive skin. Also includes pamper items for mother as well. ($120)

Karen Horton and Company

Minimum bid: $60


Item # 4276:

Send Something Sweet! 

Three #7 cookie bouquets ($120)

Cookie Bouquet

Minimum bid: $60


Item # 4277:

Beautiful Harmony to Your Garden

With a 54” Alameda professional grade wind chime. Crafted

to master optimum sound. Weather resistant. ($80) 

My Secret Garden/Chip and Melonye Arnold

Minimum bid: $40



Bids for Kids Rules:

  1. Place a bid on any item using the info-connect line at 533-0600 then enter the appropriate item number.
  2. All auction items are sold to the highest bidders. In the event of a tie, bidders will be asked to submit one additional bid and the item will be sold to the high bidder.
  3. Winners will be notified by August 17, 2004 and arrangements for pickup and payment will be made at the time of notification and the acceptance of the bid. If payment and pickup is not made by August 24, 204, the time will be awarded to the next highest bidder.
  4. Checks, money orders, Master Card and Visa accepted.
  5. Bidders must be 18 years of age or older.
  6. In exchange for participating in Bids for Kids each successful bidder releases the Tyler Morning Telegraph and Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County and event sponsors and their parent corporations, subsidiaries, affiliates and all other parties of interest and their respective employees, directors and agents, from any and all liability with respect to any item purchased, including any responsibility or liability for any personal injury or property damage which may be sustained during travel and acknowledges that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, relative to any prize.
  7. Items are neither returnable or exchangeable. A portion of your bid may be tax deductible depending on the value of the item purchased. Please enjoy the gift in the spirit it was given.
  1. Bids will be accepted for the auctioned items through August 10, 2004 at 5:00 pm. The highest bidder will be notified by August 17, 2004 and the gifts will be available for immediate pickup. Note: Title to the items will transfer to the highest bidder at the time the highest bid is accepted. (Likely on August 10, 2004).
  2. Bids will be updated daily.
  3. All bids must be increased by a minimum of $5.00.

Call Infoconnect to place your bid!

Dial 533-0600 and enter the item number!


Powered by Frankly