11th annual SCC Great Tastes fundraiser set for April 7


WEST BURLINGTON – The 11th annual Southeastern Community College (SCC) Foundation Great Tastes event is scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Catfish Bend/Pzazz! Event Center in Burlington, Iowa. The benefit begins at 6 p.m. with a two-hour wine, beer and spirits tasting, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth and a silent auction. The live auction and dessert begin at 8 p.m.

Throughout the night, guests will enjoy wines, beers, ales, spirits and coffees from 14 different beverage purveyors. Tasting notes will be provided. Pzazz! chefs will feature a wide array of delicious hot and cold appetizers and desserts throughout the evening, featuring several Lenten specials.

“Our goal is to exceed last year’s net of $35,000. Net proceeds will support SCC Foundation Board Scholarships, Foundation expenses, instructional program mini-grants, and facilities improvements,” says SCC Foundation Board Chair, Frank Delaney.

Charity auctioneers from Fraise Auction & Realty Company, will auction off items donated by employees, students, alumni, and friends of SCC.  Auction items include gourmet dinners, vacation homes, trips to fun places, event tickets, boat rides, original artworks, indoor/outdoor seating, hand-made jewelry and how-to dinner parties, baked goods, home improvement services, baseball games/trips, event and athletic tickets, brewery tour with limo rides, and many other specialty items. Fraise will receive auctioneering assistance from SCC student and licensed auctioneer, Olivia Hoenig. Hoenig has appeared as an auctioneer on the television show Texas Flip N Move. Currently she is an auctioneer for DIY network’s Louisiana Flip N Move.

Individual tickets are $50 each in advance or $60 at the door. Sponsor tables for eight people are $500 and include reserved seating, close proximity to the auction stage, party favors, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and the opportunity to promote the sponsor’s business with their own table decorations. Raffle tickets for specialty items are $5 each or 5 for $20.

To order tickets or reserve sponsor seats, contact Julie Glasgow at the SCC Foundation Office 319-208-5062 or jglasgow@scciowa.edu. Checks are to be made payable to Huckleberry Entertainment.

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