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Travel and Dining Auction: join the party, bid high. It's for students

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hannah Garcia with auction item Wii

Hannah Garcia with auction item Wii

Hotel and restaurant management students will have the 14th annual Travel and Dining Auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom.

The event will include both silent and live auctions. Emcee for the evening will be Casey Walker, senior. Vern Gannon, Topeka, will lead the live auction. Hors d'oeuvres, prepared and served by K-State hospitality students, and wine and beer, sponsored by the Tallgrass Brewing Company and King Estate Oregon Wines, will be provided throughout the evening.

Supports student activities

The Travel and Dining Auction is a fundraiser to help students in the hospitality management program earn financial support for traveling to regional and national food and lodging conferences, as well as educational scholarships.

Including in the auction this year will be an electronic Wii gaming system, high definition 32-inch Samsung television, various bottles of wine, a plethora of food and dining gift certificates, rounds of golf, hotel stays and more.

Kristen Case with Frank Martin autograph

Kristen Case with Frank Martin autograph

Free parking is available in the West Stadium parking lot or in the K-State parking garage for $1.50 per hour. Shuttle service will be available to take guests to and from the west parking lot.

$20 tickets: parking, food, wine, fun

Bethany Beach with Coach purse to be auctioned

Bethany Beach with Coach purse to be auctioned

Reservations are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Reservations can be made online at the Kansas State University Foundation web site or by calling Karla Wisdom at 785-532-7513. More information on the auction also is available on the K-State Travel & Dining Auction web site.

"The Travel and Dining Auction is a valuable learning experience and is vital to the success and the scholarship section of the hotel and restaurant management program," said Shannon Rowe, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Wichita, who is serving her second year as auction co-chair and is a third-year auction team member.

"Last year we raised more than $30,000, and our goal for this year is $40,000," she said. "We are hoping the generous contributions from alumni, parents and friends of the program will help us reach this goal."

Prepared by K-State media relations and Human Ecology communications

This article was posted on Friday, April 2, 2010, and is filed under Hospitality Management.