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Enjoy cocktails, wines, and beer served by the Travelin’ Tavern.


dine and dance

Enjoy conversation with friends and a delicious dinner from

food trucks Re di Roma and Wandering Donkey.

Dance to your favorite tunes with The Lucky Devils Band.


celebrate and support conservation

Peruse the Silent Auction with exciting and unique trips and adventures.

Purchase your Mystery Bags before they’re sold out!

All proceeds benefit DFLT.


We’re excited to celebrate with you at the Spring Fling!

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$150 per person includes one drink ticket, one dinner ticket, entertainment, and a silent auction.

Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Sponsorships are also available.

Thursday, April 4th 

5 pm - 9 pm

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion

101 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377

Check in. Travelin’ Tavern serves beverages until 8:30 pm.

Food trucks open and serve until 8:30 pm.

Message from Vicki Preston, President & CEO of DFLT.

Music until 9:00 pm.





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Kristen Keogh, Emcee

Thank you to our sponsors

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Carefree Distillery

Thank you to our supporting businesses

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The prizes


Silent auction

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Exotic Week-long Getaway to Dana Bay, South Africa

St. Blaize Vista offers delightful accommodations in Dana Bay, South Africa. This house is ideal for the whole family or a group of friends looking for a peaceful retreat in a serene setting. With 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and space for 8 guests, this charming house is ideal for a relaxing stay.


Designed to embrace its natural surroundings, the house features natural materials and floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open to bring nature inside. Situated near a nature conservancy, the house provides a front-row seat to the daily activities of the local wildlife, offering breathtaking views of the ocean and the opportunity to spot dolphins and whales. The acclaimed St. Blaize Trail is steps from the house and this world-class hiking trail follows the oceanside cliffs to Mossel Bay lighthouse with breathtaking views throughout. Disconnect from technology and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.


The open-plan living area showcases magnificent views and includes a lounge, dining area, and kitchen. Opening onto a patio with expansive valley and sea views, guests can relax by the sparkling swimming pool, enjoy South African specialty braai, or unwind on the outdoor furniture. No matter what you choose to do, this exotic retreat is an experience you’ll never forget.

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Private Raptor Release

This is sure to be a unique and moving experience for you and your friends or family. Your party of 10 will tour a DFLT preserve alongside experts from DFLT and Wild at Heart. You will learn about wildlife habitat conservation and raptor rehabilitation. Then enjoy a beautiful sunset, as your help return a rehabilitated raptor back to it's beautiful Sonoran Desert home. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won't forget. 

Proceeds from this auction item will be shared evenly with Wild at Heart, so your gift will benefit two of our community's most important nonprofit conservation organizations. 

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Seven Nights in Seven Canyons

One of the most beautiful and exclusive communities in Arizona is the fabulous Seven Canyons, a golfing resort community surrounded by more than 100,000 acres of Coconino National Forest northwest of Sedona.


This package includes:

  • Seven (7) nights in a private 2,700-square-foot townhome featuring a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, three bedrooms accommodating up to six (6) guests, 2 ½ bathrooms, expansive great room, and patio on two levels with access to all five-star amenities.

  • Fine dining in the new clubhouse, or on your own private terrace with stunning views of Sedona’s famous red rocks, with large pool, fitness center, and all amenities at Enchantment Resort

  • A personal concierge to help you plan many activities including hiking, biking, horseback riding, Jeep tours, vineyard visits and high-end luxury dining and shopping.

  • A round for four (4) on the club’s very private signature Tom Weiskopt golf course.  Carts and practice balls included.

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Ultimate Top Gun Experience

Become a Top Gun by emerging victorious from this Air Combat Mission! No experience is required for this flight profile, but be prepared to show everyone what you’ve got. This experience includes five air combat engagements, aircraft handling and G exercises, formation Battle Break to full-stop landing, in- flight video and hero photo with training certificate.


Get ready for the most amazing air combat experience anywhere! At booking, you will receive an air combat tactics manual to review prior to your adventure. Upon arrival at the squadron, you will be greeted by friendly staff, select a leather call-sign by which you will be known for the day, and get suited up in your flight gear. Fully briefed on tactical air combat maneuvers, you and your fighter pilot instructor will step to the aircraft to get strapped in for your mission. The flight profile begins with a formation take-off to the training area where you’ll warm-up with advanced handling, weapons usage and basic aerobatic maneuvers. Then it’s combat time as you fly 5 g-pulling air combat engagements in a profile utilizing offensive and defensive tactics against your opponent. The flight culminates with a thrilling three-dimensional smoke chase, each aircraft alternating lead and follow positions across the sky. An exciting formation high-speed low-altitude pass down the runway marks your arrival to base and impresses family and friends watching from the observation deck. The mission is debriefed by recreating your tactical flight using the multiple-view video and in-flight notes evaluating shots and tactics.

Your Top Gun Experience includes:
• 1 fighter pilot mission experience for 1 person on the Extra 300L Aerobatic Aircraft, including briefing on the Rules of Engagement, the physiological effects of G-forces, practice with formation flying, basic maneuvers, 5 air combat engagements, and debriefing afterwards
• An inflight video
• Free concierge reservation service
Hotel and Lodging available upon request.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Participants must weigh less than 250 pounds and be no taller than 6ft 6in. Pilot's license is not required. A minimum 45 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 18 months from date of issue.

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Zion Mountain Villa

Escape to the magnificent Zion Mountain Villa in southern Utah. This opulent villa offers a breathtaking view of Zion National Park, providing a serene ambiance for a 3-night stay. With 7 lavish bedrooms, a state-of-the-art theater room, 2 cozy fire pits, private hot tubs, and a gourmet kitchen, this 9,300 square-foot villa is the epitome of extravagance. Up to 14 guests can experience mountaintop beauty in comfort and peace. A mere 15 minutes away from the famous Zion National Park, this is a getaway you'll never forget. 

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Exclusive Golf Getaways

We will auction several golf packages to some Arizona's premier courses. This is your chance to play at courses such Seven Canyons in Sedona, Pinetop Country Club, Legend Trail, Desert Forest, or the Boulders. With beautiful views and masterfully crafted courses, this is a game you won't forget. 

Mystery Bag Raffle

Each mystery bag has a unique surprise.
What will you win?

Shinola Watches

Beautiful men's and women's Shinola watches

Rancho Manana Golf Course

Two complimentary rounds of golf with cart

Marcutt Skin Rejuvenation

Skincare treatment


Free One-hour service call


Gift certificate to Badu Boutique

Beauty & Bliss

Manicure or peticure from Beauty & Bliss

Blue Zones

Blue Zone healthy living cookbook

Cave Creek Olive Oil

Gift certificate to Cave Creek Olive Oil

First Watch

Gift certificate to First Watch restaurant


Gift card to Petsuites doggy day care

Carefree Outdoor Living

Quality outdoor umbrella for patio

Wines for Humanity

Wine tasting from Wines for Humanity

Brix Wines

Bottle of WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Washington

Derenoncourt Wines

Bottle of Derenoncourt Cabernet Franc 2011 from Napa Valley, California

Sweet Basil

Gift Certificate to Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School

Massage Envy

One-hour Facial or Massage

River of Time Museum

Two tickets to the River of Time Museum in Fountain Hills

Raphael Wines

Bottle of Raphael 2017 White Blend from Paso Robles, California


Gift certificate to Sprouts Grocery

Ultra Cleaners

Gift certificate to Ultra Cleaners

Sue Bickerdyke Interiors

60 x 72 Faux Fur Throw

Charlie Green Makeup

Beauty gift basket & makeup tutorial from celebrity makeup artist Charlie Green

Caldeira Wines

Bottle of 2020 Caldeira Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley, California

Morpheus Wines

Bottle of Morpheus 2021 from Napa Valley, California


Gift certificate to Rent-a-Man handyman service

Carefree Distillery

Bourbon from Carefree Distillery

Keeler's Steakhouse

Gift Certificate to Keeler's Neighborhood Steakhouse

Meat Market

Gift certificate to the Meat Market

Stumblina's Cantina

Gift certificate to Stumblina's Cantina

Cowboy Pizza

Gift certificate to Cowboy Pizza restaurant

Martin Bourbeau

Art piece from acclaimed artist Martin Bourbeau


Entrance to Bearizona for your family or friends

Village Health Spa

One-hour Massage

Musical Instrument Museum

Pair of tickets to a Musical Instrument Museum event

Carefree Clarity

Gift Certificate to Carefree Clarity, window cleaning service

Arizona Highways

Beautiful photography book from Arizona Highways

MacDonalds Ranch

Horseback ride from MacDonalds Ranch


Gift certificate to Brunch Restaurant

Cave Creek Museum

Admission to the Cave Creek Museum

Bryce Pettit Sculpture

Bronze sculpture from acclaimed local artist Bryce Petit

Coopers Hawk

Three-month Membership to Coopers Hawk Winery & Restuarant

Desert Botanical Gardens

One year family membership to Desert Botanical Gardens

Jade Palace

Gift certificate to Jade Palace restaurant


Gift certificate to Teebox

The House Brasserie

Gift certificate to The House Brasserie

Heard Museum

Pair of tickets to the Heard Museum

Venue's Cafe

Gift Certificate to Venue's Cafe

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Gift certificate to Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Thank you to the following businesses for their generous Mystery Bag Raffle donations: 

Arizona Highways, Badu, Bearizona, Beauty & Bliss, Blue Zones, Brix Wines, Brunch, Carefree Distillery, Carefree Outdoor Living, Cave Creek Museum, Cave Creek Olive Oil, Charlie Green Makeup, Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurants, Cowboy Pizza, Desert Botanical Gardens, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, First Watch, Heard Museum, MacDonald's Ranch, Marcutt Skin Rejuvenation, Massage Envy, Meat Market, Pet Suites, Pine Top Country Club, Rent-A-Man, River of Time Museum, Security Jewelers, Sweet Basil, Stumblina's Cantina, Teebox, The Boulders, The House Brasserie, Ultra Cleaners, Wines for Humanity

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