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College of Human Ecology

K-State's annual Travel & Dining auction April 11 offers night of food, fun

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

MANHATTAN -- A night of fancy food, vintage wine and a chance to bid on a variety of travel and dining opportunities awaits at the annual Kansas State University Travel and Dining Auction.

The auction will be 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the K-State Alumni Center. It will include special wines, festive appetizers, coffee and fruity desserts. Tickets cost $12 in advance and can be purchased from Megan Link at meglink@k-state.edu or Hannah Locklear at hannahl@k-state.edu. Tickets also can be purchased at the door for $15.

Students in the K-State College of Human Ecology's hotel and restaurant management program present the auction, with the money raised supporting scholarships and professional development for students in the program.

A silent auction will start the evening. It will end with a live auction featuring such items as a seven-night stay at the InterContinental San Juan Resort and Casino in Illinois, valued at $2,000; golf excursions in Kansas City; and a private wine tasting for 12.

Items in the silent auction include a Hibachi Hut and Texas Star gift basket filled with shirts, an assortment of sauces, towels and gift certificates from both restaurants. Also available will be a Starbucks gift basket for the java junkie and many more items.

A complete listing of auction items and more information about the event is available at http://www.kstatehms.com

More information also is available by contacting hmstda@k-state.edu.

K-State students serving on the 2008 board of directors for the Travel and Dining Auction and their positions include:

Candace Hufford, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Derby, assistant coordinator; Anne Huschka, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Garden City, finance.

From Greater Kansas City: Meghan Snodgrass, senior in human ecology, Gardner, front of house; Candice Reich, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Olathe, assistant, food and beverage; Hannah Locklear, junior in hotel and restaurant management, Overland Park, assistant, marketing and Web site; and Jason Bahnson, junior in hotel and restaurant management, Shawnee, clubs, resorts and hotels.

Kendra VanDonge, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Havensville, donations; Leah Williams, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Hays, baskets.

From Manhattan: Megan Curtin, senior in human ecology, restaurants and miscellaneous; Shaakira Grant, senior in hotel and restaurant management, food and beverage; Jamie Grittman, junior in hotel and restaurant management, assistant coordinator; Claire Hemmendinger, senior in hotel and restaurant management, auction coordinator; and Megan Link, senior in human ecology, marketing and Web site.

Jessica Pope, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Pittsburg, donations liaison; Katrina Marshall, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Tipton, assistant, food and beverage.

From Wichita: Kristine Case, sophomore in hotel and restaurant management, corporate donations; and Shannon Rowe, junior in hotel and restaurant management, baskets.

Source: Pat Pesci, 785-532-2210, patpesci@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Megan Link, meglink@k-state.edu

This article was posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, and is filed under Hospitality Management.