Dine and Bid promises ‘An Evening of Mystery’ April 12

Plans are underway at University of Jamestown for “An Evening of Mystery,” the 28th annual Dine and Bid dinner and scholarship benefit auction. The event will take place Saturday, April 12 in the Larson Center on the University of Jamestown campus.

The event features the opportunity to bid on an array of unique items in silent and live auctions, the chance to win exciting raffles throughout the evening, and the challenge of solving a mystery or two. 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 Development.

Items in the auction include a tailgate party for 20 at the Jimmies’ opening home football game, a one-year movie pass to Bison 6 Cinema, and a seven-day vacation package to Hilton Head, S.C. Also up for bid will be road signs with the “Jamestown College” name, the letters from the word “College” at the campus’ front gate, and the original front doors of the recently-renovated Orlady Hall.

University of Jamestown 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.

The event is open to the community. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Tena Lawrence at (701) 252-3467 ext. 5415. Reservations can also be placed online.

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