The North Dakota State College of Science Alumni Foundation will host the 22nd Annual DREAMS Auction on Friday, April 7th at the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center in Wahpeton, N.D.
The DREAMS Auction is the annual fundraiser for the NDSCS Alumni Foundation with proceeds benefitting a variety of programs, scholarships and activities of the NDSCS Alumni Foundation. “The public is invited to enjoy this early spring event featuring a gourmet buffet, silent auction, and live auction activities,’ said Kim Nelson, Alumni Foundation executive director.
NDSCS Culinary Arts students prepare the strolling buffet complete with candied bacon and jumbo shrimp cocktail—two of the favorites of over 20 menu items. Volunteers and student groups assist with this annual premiere event including the NDSCS Ambassadors who greet guests, assist with seating and explain the TEXT2BID, a silent auction bidding process. Guests are encouraged to bring cellphones or iPads to participate in TEXT2BID, now in its second year at the auction.
The 2017 DREAMS Auction features an assortment of Live Auction packages to bid on, some of which include vacation packages to Cancun, Florida, and Colorado, plane rides, a train ride and Vikings tickets. The DREAMS Auction Book featuring all the generous gifts provided by alumni and friends of the college will go live online on March 29th for pre-auction viewing.
New in 2017 is a photo booth for guests to document their personal DREAMS memories to share with friends, family and guests following the event. LeMar Photography, Wahpeton, is providing the photo booth. Photos will be accessible for downloading the week following the event.
Reservations for a table of eight should be made by Monday, March 20th, or individual tickets may be purchased through Wednesday, April 5th by calling 701.671.2247 or going online at ndscsalumni.com. Tickets are not sold at the door the evening of the event. The DREAMS Auction tickets include two games of chance, valet parking, a strolling buffet, and a photo booth. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call the Alumni/Foundation office at 701.671.2247 or visit www.ndscsalumni.com. Follow the Foundation on Facebook at Wildcat Alum.