Night of Good Fortune theme surrounds 2012 Scholarship Auction

A night of good fortune will be the theme of this year’s 18th annual party auction on Sept. 22. The Annual Party Auction will be at the Seward County Event Center. Tickets will be $25 and should be purchased in advance before Sept. 20. Any employee wanting to purchase a ticket for the drawing should buy a ticket before Sept. 15 in order to be eligible for a prize drawing. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the following businesses: The Community Bank, Sunflower Bank, Byron Bird and Associations, KSCB, Scantlin’s Furniture, Al Shank Insurance, The Liberal Light, Mortgages Unlimited, First National Bank of Liberal, Southwest Agri Center-Kismet, Bank of Beaver City Liberal/Turpin, Yoxall Antrim Yoxall Fitzgerald & McCaffrey, Versus Signs and Seward County Community College/ATS. Tickets can also be purchased from SCCC/ATS Foundation board members and auction committee members. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card by calling the SCCC/ATS Development Office at 620-417-1131 or online at alumni.sccc.edu, by clicking on SCCC/ATS Foundation Auction. The $25 admission ticket will include food, beer, wine, soft drinks, and participation in the live and silent auction. The festivities will begin with a silent auction at 6 p.m. A dinner, served from 6-7:30 p.m., will be catered by Great Western Dining. The dinner will feature a buffet of pulled pork donated by Seaboard Foods and brisket donated by National Beef Packing. There will be a taste of oriental, a dessert bar and a chocolate fountain. Following dinner, there will be a live auction at 8 p.m. During these auctions, many items will be featured for sale, including vacation packages. One of the vacation packages, which is sponsored by McDonald’s-Liberal George and Evelyn Roldan and First National Beef-Liberal, will be a trip to the “South of the Border” from March 10-16, 2013. The trip will be to San Juan, Puerto Rico with a stay in a luxurious San Juan Hotel and Casino. This package will include airfare and hotel reservations for two. Another prize package will be “A Grill Master’s Dream,” sponsored by Bill and Ruth McBryde and Nick and Lisa Hatcher, and Trailers & Trails. This package will include a Traeger Grill, cover, wood pellets, BBQ seasonings and a cookbook. The auction items are great in number and include gift certificates, homemade food, haircuts, quilts and more. This year, there will be “Buy it Now” pricing on many items. For a convenience to the parents, Saints Cheer and Dance Squad will be providing childcare for ages 3-11 for $5 per child. Brennemen Funeral Home is helping to fund this year’s childcare. The children will be entertained will activities such as movies, art projects, games, cheer and dance lessons. Deadline to hold a spot for a child will be Sept. 20. To make reservations, please call 620-626-5878. According to Tammy Doll, last year’s Mediterranean party auction raised a little more than $47,000 for scholarships. This year’s goal is to raise more than that amount. Last year 469 people attended the annual auction. Doll is hoping to bump it up to 500 people. “Students should let their parents know about this auction,” Doll said. “The annual party auction is a public fundraising event and a fun social event for the community. This is a great way to help the SCCC/ATS raise scholarships for the students wishing to pursue a career.”