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K-State Travel & Dining Auction, April 13 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

MANHATTAN - Gourmet cheesecake, vintage wine, golf excursions and a vacation package to Mexico will be among items up for bid at the Kansas State University Travel and Dining Auction.

The auction will be 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the K-State Alumni Center, and will include a live jazz band, a wine sampling, coffee, appetizers and desserts.

The auction is presented by K-State students in the College of Human Ecology's hotel and restaurant management program. The goal is to raise $20,000 to support scholarships and professional development for students in the hotel and restaurant management program.

Through live and silent auctions, guests can bid on items like club-level tickets to a K-State football game, hotel packages in Chicago and Kansas City, golf excursions in Chicago and at the Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, car rental packages from Enterprise, vintage wine, as well as a travel package to Mexico valued at $1,500. Also on the auction block will be gift certificates for local restaurants like Harry's Uptown, a wine-tasting at Four Olives or beer-tasting for 40 at the Little Apple Brewery. The auction will include smaller items like products from Starbucks, Pizza Hut and other local businesses.

"Since January, we have been working really hard to plan every aspect of the auction," said Tarah Ferren, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Olathe. "When we started, the only thing that was given to us was the location, and the rest was left up to us to plan."

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, send e-mail to auction@humec.k-state.edu. More information and a list of auction items also is available at http://www.kstatehms.com/

Source: Pat Pesci, 785-532-2210, patpesci@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, 785-532-6415, ebarcomb@k-state.edu

This article was posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007, and is filed under Hospitality Management.