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COMMUNITY, ALUMNI HOMECOMING AUCTION

by | Oct 2, 2015

Need a vacation or a little outdoor recreation? Interested in entertainment or amusement packages? Want to take advantage of great buys on sports apparel, jewelry or other quality items, while supporting a good cause?

Then, you don’t want to miss Bluefield College’s Scholarship Auction, Saturday, October 24 at 9 a.m. in Shott Hall where dozens of products will be up for auction, and where proceeds from the event go to support the BC Fund for Scholarships, a vital source of financial aid for BC students.

 

The Bluefield College Scholarship Auction began in the fall of 2000 as part of the school’s annual Homecoming festivities and for the purpose of raising funds for student scholarships. Auctioneers from Regency Real Estate and Auction Company donated their time and talents to manage the bidding affair in years past, and this year Twin City Auctions’ Eric Crawford will serve as the live auctioneer.

 

“The Scholarship Auction is always one of the most lively, entertaining events of Homecoming weekend,” said BC alumni director Mark Hipes. “It’s one of several events on the Homecoming schedule open to the community, and while participants walk away with quality merchandise at great prices, all proceeds go to a good cause.”

 

Among the items up for sale this year will be vacations to anywhere in the United States or the world, as well as a stay at The Greenbrier Resort, along with entertainment and amusement packages to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina; Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; and the Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

 

Fine arts enthusiasts will have the opportunity to bid on tickets to a show at The Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, West Virginia; tickets to a Barter Theatre play in historic Abingdon, Virginia; or tickets to the Clay Center in Charleston, West Virginia.

 

Outdoor enthusiasts can bid on tickets to Winterplace in Ghent, West Virginia, while sports fans can compete for tickets to a NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, jerseys and other sports memorabilia.

 

Exclusive perfume, Coach purses, hand-crafted pottery, restaurant giveaways, retail gift items, and lots of other quality merchandise will also be available — all made possible through the generosity of local and regional businesses and organizations.

 

“Without the support of individuals, businesses and organizations who donate the items to the auction, this event would not be the success it is each year,” said BC’s Ruth Blankenship, vice president for advancement. “That’s how we’re able to generate the dollars we do for student scholarships.”

 

The college is continuing to accept donated items for auction. For a complete list of auction items or to donate a product to the Scholarship Auction, contact Bluefield College’s Beth Kinser by phone at 276-326-4209 or by e-mail at [email protected]

TWIN CITY AUCTIONS’ ERIC CRAWFORD WILL SERVE AS THE LIVE AUCTIONEER FOR BC’S 2015 HOMECOMING SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION.
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