The Lake Powell 7-day houseboat trip charity auction begins on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, on eBay.  The deluxe, upgraded, 59-foot Discovery XL houseboat, which sleeps 12, was generously donated to the Kane Schools Foundation for Students by ARAMARK Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas. For a floor plan and further details on this houseboat, go to

The auction will begin at the first minute of Tuesday, April 28 and will end at the last minute of Monday, May 4. The proceeds will benefit students in Kane County through the nonprofit Kane Schools Foundation. The listing number on eBay is #  300308190601 

  The bidding will begin at $3450, an incredible deal. A gift certificate for the trip will be issued to the winning bidder, who will be responsible for making trip reservations, at least 7 days in advance, through ARAMARK. The trip is required to be taken between October 15- December 31, 2009, between April 15- June 15, 2010, based on availability.

Winning bidders should have several travel dates selected when making reservations. The certificate is not transferable. A damage deposit, as well as fuel and food costs, is the responsibility of the winning bidder. Previous reports indicate the reservation process went smoothly and the trip was fabulous.

Enjoy sparkling and spectacular Lake Powell in the pleasant shoulder season, with fewer crowds and milder temperatures.  A houseboat trip on beautiful Lake Powell is the trip of a lifetime, perfect for family reunions to business retreats. Swim, fish and play.  If you ever wished for such an adventure, take advantage of this fantastic opportunity and help the students of Kane County. Remember the eBay auction dates April 28- May 4, 2009.