Annual Spring Ball

Montgomery County Democratic Party


200.  The Anti-Tea Party Express. The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Breakfast Club wants you to drown away the sorrow and insanity brought on by the Tea Party with (4) four bottles of white wine and (4) four wine glasses.  Their antics may tempt you to consume all four bottles at once. Please drink responsibly.  Value $150

201.  Socialite’s Delight. The District 14 Democratic Club wants you to indulge in premium wine, chocolate and entertainment.  Enjoy  two (2) bottles of Jackson-Triggs Proprietor’s Reserve Vidal Ice Wine, one (1) bottle of Grand Marnier Liqueur, one (1) bottle of Folia Dev Winery Chocolates, dessert goblets for the wine and two (2) tickets (orchestra seats) to the Penumbra Theatre Company’s Production of ” I Wish You Love” at the Kennedy Center Value $250

 Up Up and Away! District 16 Democratic Club
wants to take you on a romantic air balloon ride complete with everything you need to woo that special someone or keep the sparks going with your longtime love. This romance basket includes:

·        Hot air balloon ride for two

·        $50 gift certificate from Cheesecake Factory

·        Gift certificate from Regal Cinema

·         Bottle of Champagne

·        Bottle of Virginia wine (white)

·        Bottle of French wine (red), one (1) bottle merlot

·        IPod shuffle

·        Box of Belgian chocolates

·        Digital waterproof camera

·        Two (2) bath towels, 1 beach towel, 1 bathroom tissue stand.   Value $975

Affect on your love life…priceless.



203.  Wine From Five (5) Blue States: CA, MD, NY, OR, WA.  District 17 Democratic Club wants you to experience the best wine from some of our Democratic strongholds.  Also includes: a Chocolate Whitehouse, 2 Towels, 1 Flag, 2 Patriotic Pinwheels, Napkins, Plates and a small pail;

·        One (1) Bottle of Francis Coppola, Diamond Collection, Pinot Noir, 2008 

·        One (1) Bottle Picton Bay, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 (New Zealand 

·        One (1) Bottle Nathanson Creek, Chardonnay 

·        One (1)  Bottle Piccini, Chianti, 2008 

·        One (1)  Bottle Napa River, Merlot 

·        One (1)  Bottle VINTJS, Russian River Valley, Chardonnay, 2008 

·        One (1)  Bottle Novella, Zinfandel 

·        One (1) Bottle, Jacques Bourguignon, Chablis, 2008 

·        One (1) Bottle Chateau, Lamououx Graves 

·        One (1) Bottle Rheingau, 2007 Riesling Spatlese, Edition Maximilian 

·        One (1)  Bottle Picton Bay, Marlborough, Pinot Noir, 2009.  Value $100

   Obama framed photo and Obama Wine Stopper

   One (1) bottle of wine, 2 plates, 6 glasses, wine rack, beach sandals. Value $100.00

204.  Follow the Dots To Your Celebration. District 18 Democratic Caucus has designed the perfect basket for your next intimate celebration. All you need is the perfect spot in the park or at the beach to have fun in the sun.   This festive basket includes one (1) tablecloth, four (4) napkins, one (1) serving tray – 15″ in diameter, four (4) wine/water glasses, four (4) plates, four (4) soup bowls, two (2) candles, one (1) bottle of Cahors Malbec Red Wine, one (1) Bottle Cavit Pinot Grigio.  Value $100

205.  Follow the Dots to the White House.  District 39 Democratic Caucus is helping you plan ahead for the celebration of President Obama’s victory in 2012.  This fun basket includes: five (5) wonderful spirits, one (1) mixer, a liquor dispenser and four (4) glasses to celebrate a victory.  Invite a few friends over to watch the election returns come in.  Value $150

206. Connecting Locally.  The Montgomery County Young Democrats have given you the perfect opportunity to enjoy some of our local treasures.  This homegrown basket includes:

·        Takoma Park – Capital City Cheesecake

·        Olney – Sister Sandwiches & Such

         Germantown – Agro Dolce, Dickerson

·        Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Franc

·        Mt. Airy – Linganore Winecellars  Terrapin White

·        Silver Spring – Art Spring

·        Obama framed photo and Obama Wine Stopper

·         1 Bottle of Wine, 2 Plates, 6 Glasses, Wine Rack, Beach Sandals. Value $280


 207.   Keep Montgomery Green!  The Montgomery Green Democrats want us to go green.  Increase your ecological IQ with these books:

·        National Geographic’s Earth the Biography
by Lain Stewart and John Lynch

·        Green Volunteers The World Guide to
Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation

·        Swimming With Piranhas at Feeding Time

·        My Life Doing Dumb Stuff With Animals
by Richard Coniff (First Edition)

·        Lost Mountain A Year In The Vanishing Wilderness

·      Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation of Appalachia
by Erik Reece (First Edition)

·      Country Walks Near Washington, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition
by Alan Fisher

·        The Human, The Orchid, and the Octopus, Exploring and
Conserving Our Natural World
by Jacques Cousteau and Susan Schiefelbein (First Edition);

·        ACE Biodegradable paper yard bags

·        Green Works all purpose cleaner

·        It’s Easy being Green shopping bag

·        Earth-shaped stress relieving squeeze ball

·         Dryer Balls; Burpee eco-friendly seed starter kit

·        Vegetable and flower seeds – 8 packets

·        Decor LED light;

·        Tire gauge

·         certificate for a free computer upgrade (labor);

·        Red, White and Blue embroidery thread. Complete with
a bottle of organic cabernet, 2 glasses.
Value $200

  Deluxe Taste of Maryland Tin. 
Our great state of Maryland is known far and wide for its seafood…crabs and crab inspired dishes in particular.  If you are a crab lover, you will delight in this beautiful lithographed Maryland Tin featuring scenes of Maryland landmarks.  The Deluxe Maryland tin contains:

·        6 oz. old bay seasoning

·        J.O. Maryland crab soup mix,

·        small leaf bottle of maple syrup

·        a dip mix

·        Wye River crabber crackers

·        Old Bay Crab Cake Classic

·        crab salsa

·        Mick’s Cream of Crab soup

·         Wye River Spicy Black Seasoning

·        Crazy crab toy

·        Goetze’s caramel chews. Value $100

  Obama Campaign Strategy Sampler. District 20 Democratic Caucus wants you to start thinking about President Obama’s re-election strategy. What states must President Obama win in 2012 to retain control of the White House?  The answer is in this basket….purchase the basket and find out!  Includes 2 Wine Glasses.  Value $100            The benefit of President Obama’s re-election…priceless.

210.  Grillin’Gala.  The African-American Democratic Club wants you to be ready for the first cookout of the season.  This summer friendly basket includes: a barbecue grill, barbecue utensils and three (3) bottles of wine.  Fire up the grill! Value $200


211.   Fine Entertaining Survival Kit. District 19 Democratic Club wants to get you ready to wine and dine your most discriminating guests.  Your survival kit includes:

·       The Sommelier’s Guide to Wine (Book)

·       Glen Ellen Reserve White Zinfandel (wine)

·        Vieux Papes Blanc de Blanc (wine)

·       Chardonnay from Maon-Village (wine)

·       Pinot Noir from Barefoot (wine)

·        White House-Wooden Birdhouse

·        American Eagle Bookmark

·       Recipe Cards

·       4 wine glasses, 4 bowels, 4 placemats, 4 plates, 4 napkins

·        Wooden Pizza Peel

·        Oven Mitt

·        Tablecloth and Dish towel  Value $150

Wine and Chocolate Sampler.  The Woman’s Suburban Democratic Club
wants to appeal to those among us who enjoy good wine and chocolate.  This basket full of spirits and sweets includes:

·        Stonewall Kitchen Mango Lime Salsa,

·        Plow & Hearth Maine Blueberry Jam

·        American Heritage Chocolate

·         Block, American Heritage Charlton’s Blend Coffee

·         $25.00 Starbuck’s Gift Card

·        Quartermaine Coffee

·         Aromatic Woods Candle Set

          Williams Sonoma Breakfast Recipe Book

·         Ghirardelli Chocolate Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

·         Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa

·        Teliani Valley Tsinandaili 2003 (wine)

·         Sfida Rosso 2003 (wine), Sterling

·        Central Coast Chardonnay 2009 (wine)

·        Sterling Central Coast Pinot Noir 2008 (wine). Value $175

Wine Lover’s Delight. District 15 Democratic Caucus
wants to appeal to the wine connoisseurs among us with this beautifully decorated wine rack complete with twelve (12) bottles of wine for your enjoyment.  You’ll be ready for your summer get-togethers.  Value $300


214.  Around the World with 12 Beers.  Are you a beer aficionado(a) with an international palate?  No need to grab your passport. Enjoy beer from around the world right in the comfort of your own home.  This basket includes:

·Fosters (Australia)

·Delirium  ( Belgium)

·Delirium Nocturum  (Belgium)

·Stella Artois (Belgium)

·Strongbow  (England)

·Becks (Germany)

·Taj Nahal & Maharaja (India)

·Smithwick  (Ireland)

·Sapporo  (Japan)

·Tusker  ( Kenya)

·four (4) beer mugs.

Value $135

216.  Expedicion Espanol. The Hispanic Democratic Club wants you to experience the flavors and sounds of their rich culture.  This cultural journey includes:

·Eva Langoria’s Cookbook

·Texas Salsa

·Smoked Mussels

·Crackers Hogarenas

·Sardines with Chile

·Modern Pull Bottle Opener (Australiano)

·Malbec Argentina,

·Malbec Chile

·Torronte Blanco Argentina

·Lan Rioja (Vinotinto)


·Two Goblets

·Latin Party Salsa CD

·Andes Motif Cloth Backpack

·Unisex Shoulder Sling Coin/ID Andean Bag

·Andes Indian Wooden Figurine

·Hand-Woven Andes Table Runner

                        Divertirse! Value $250 


217.  “Ole!”  Celebrate in District 4.  Enjoy a delicious dining experience in District 4 at Cuba de Ayer Restaurant.  This casual Cuban eatery has received the Zagat rating for each of the last four years. This gift certificate will give you the opportunity to try it out.  Finish the celebration at home with a mojito mixer and all the ingredients to make mojitos!  Priceless

218.  Relax & Relate with this basket that will sooth the senses and appeal to your social interests.

Relax With:

·        For the Love of Chill CD by Marcus Johnson

·         Periwinkle Body Lotion,  foaming bath oil, candles, soap, bath salts

·        Coastal Estates Merlot (Wine)

·        Chardonnay 2009, 2 Crystal Goblets

·        Lightest XM Satellite Radio

·        2 Bags of Orville Redenbacher’s Natural Popcorn

Relate With:

·        Rose Note Paper

·         Picture Frame

·         Photo Album

·         National Geographic: 50 Best Girlfriend Getaways

·        Smallest & BV Jekel Bookmark

·        You and a guest will have the opportunity to dine with County Executive Ike Leggett and the First Lady of Montgomery County Catherine Leggett.  Value $233