27th annual Dine & Bid set for April 20

Plans are underway at Jamestown College for “Wild About Jamestown College: The 27th Anniversary of Dine and Bid.” The scholarship benefit dinner and auction will take place Saturday, April 20 in the Larson Center on the campus of Jamestown College.

The event features the opportunity to bid on an array of unique items in silent and live auctions and the chance to win exciting raffles throughout the evening. A delicious meal is catered by Aramark and overseen by Regional Executive Chef Paolo Stefani, whose numerous culinary credentials include catering in the corporate suites during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

“We are sincerely grateful to the Jamestown community for being so supportive of Dine and Bid. From event sponsors to our auctioneers and Master of Ceremonies, to committee members, and the businesses and individuals who donate auction items, we rely on each of them to make this event successful,” says Karen H. Crane, Director of Annual Progress Fund and Major Gifts.

Items in the auction include a tailgate party at the Jimmies’ Sept. 14 home football game; a one-of-a-kind Jamestown College quilt; a Kentucky Derby party hosted by football coach Shawn Frank and his wife, Lori; a stay at Bellasera Hotel in Naples, Fla.; and a poster autographed by Jamestown’s Alf Clausen, Emmy-winning composer from “The Simpsons.”

“Auction items keep arriving every day,” Crane says. “We’re looking forward to seeing our faithful bidders and many new bidders at ‘Wild About Jamestown College.’”

Jamestown College students get involved in the event by managing valet parking, greeting attendees, displaying items, serving the meal, and assisting with delivery of large auction items to buyers’ homes.

Casey Stoudt will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Auction services will be provided by More from Orr Auctioneers.

For more information, contact Karen Crane at (701) 252-3467 ext. 5512 or kcrane@jc.edu.

Examples of aid include:
  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

  • 1,000 students from 37 states and 17 countries

  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio

  • On-campus residence halls

  • 98% average placement rate in 2010 & 2011