50 Trips for 50 Years: Sandburg 50th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 16

  Aaron Frey
  Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:03 PM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

It’s time to purchase your ticket to paradise. Tickets are now available for the Carl Sandburg College Foundation’s 50th anniversary celebration, Donations & Destinations: 50 Trips for 50 Years, which will take place 6-10 p.m. Sept. 16 at Yemm Ford in Galesburg.

Fifty trips will be auctioned off during this special one-time fundraiser celebrating Sandburg’s golden anniversary. Forty-five of the voyages — including trips to Chicago, a date night from Acapulco Restaurant and a Fighting Illini homecoming football game — will be given away in a silent auction. The five other excursions, which include a weeklong stay in Hawaii and a trip to Italy, will be auctioned off live by Sandburg alumnus Van Adkisson. The celebration will also include a student art sale, paper airplane flying contest, hors d’oeuvres from the Packinghouse Dining Company and a cash bar.

Proceeds from the event will help Sandburg reach this year’s Annual Fund Challenge goal of $100,000. The campaign kicked off last September with Sandburg Foundation Board member Andrea Vitale making a $5,000 contribution, and she pledged to donate an additional $5,000 if $100,000 was raised by Sept. 30, 2017. The Foundation’s annual fund supports a variety of projects throughout the College, such as the student resource room, scholarships, emergency grants/loans, technology upgrades and mini-grants for faculty.

A limited number of tickets to this event are available for $30. To purchase yours, visit www.sandburg.edu/fundraiser, contact a Sandburg Foundation Board member or call the Sandburg business office at 309.341.5210.

For more information or to make a direct contribution to the Annual Fund Challenge, contact the Carl Sandburg College Foundation at 309.341.5327.

IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union is the elite class sponsor for the 50th anniversary celebration. Other event sponsors include G&M Distributors, F&M Bank, Kellogg Printing, The Register-Mail, Sundberg & Bullis Insurance LLC, Cherry Street Bar & Grill, Cottage Rehab, Dick Blick Art Materials, Justin Cook State Farm, Tompkins State Bank, Allegra Printing, Yemm Ford and Van Adkisson Auction Services.

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Aaron Frey