Apr 13th, 2013 @ 7:49 pm | Author: Kim Hesch, Assistant Director for Advancement
The 19th annual VCSU Scholarship Auction, scheduled for Friday, April 19 at the Valley City Eagles Club, is getting wild this year. The theme “Get Wild in the VCSU Jungle” has auction committee members working hard to create a fun & wild atmosphere at the Eagles Club for the auction. “The scholarship auction is our single biggest event in terms of generating scholarship dollars and it seems to get bigger each year,” said Kim Hesch, assistant director for Advancement at VCSU, “We sold over 550 tickets to the event last year and are on target to do the same this year.”

The social hour and the silent auction begin at 5:00 pm. A buffet dinner featuring Pulled Pork and Roast Beef will be served from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and the live auction will kick off at 7:00 pm. This is your chance to bid on some great items while contributing to the success of our students. All proceeds from the auction go directly to scholarships. Again this year all attendees are encouraged to come dressed in accordance to the theme. The auction committee will be awarding prizes for most creative costumes for the following categories: individuals, couples and groups. Rumor has it there may even be a Tarzan yelling contest!

Kim Hesch, Assistant Director of Advancement at VCSU, said, “The proceeds each year are split between the century club and V-500 scholarships. Scholarship support for our students is a high priority at VCSU.”

Speaking of success, Dacotah Bank is the proud sponsor of the VCSU Scholarship Auction. Their support brings Valley City State University one step closer in reaching the $70,000 auction goal. One can help achieve that goal by purchasing a ticket to the event. Tickets to the auction are $35 each which includes admission, two beverage tickets, a full buffet dinner, and an opportunity to win big! This year with purchase of an auction ticket you have a chance to win a $500 Gift Card for Groceries sponsored by Leevers and a $250 Gift Card for Gas sponsored by Dacotah Bank. You do not need to be present to win.

“A deck of chance will be a new way to win big this year. Cards will be sold separately at $20 apiece. Once the card is sold, it will be ripped in half and one side will be thrown into a drawing. Whoever holds the card drawn gets a choice of the first seven live auction items,” said Hesch.

Items up for bid this year include a 40” Smart TV, a GoPro Camera, Minnesota Viking Tickets, a Lawn Mower, Casino Packages, Framed Prints, Golf Packages and a variety of dining certificates.

Tickets can be purchased from the VCSU Foundation office by calling 701- 845-7203. The auction is a collaborative effort of the V-500 and Century Club boards.