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"Gala Auction" on April 29 Unites Bluefield State College and Community to Support & Celebrate Academic Opportunity (w/photo)

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    Thursday, April 14 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu
cole_biplane An airplane ride in the Cole Brothers' "Flying Circus" Bi-plane is one of many exciting items featured in the Bluefield State College Foundation's 4th annual Gala Auction, April 29, at Fincastle Country Club. Regional business leader and pilot Bill Cole is pictured with the bi-plane.

(Bluefield)—The fourth annual Bluefield State College “Gala Auction” on Friday, April 29, 2011 will bring together residents from the local and College community for a night of spirited fun and generous giving.  It begins at 7 p.m. at Fincastle Country Club in Bluefield, VA.

The evening will feature an attractive variety of live and silent auction items.  Guests will enjoy jazz music by Doc Greenberg’s Patient Jazz Band and hors d’oeuvres by Fincastle Country Club’s Chef Rick.

Karen Harvey, Executive Director of the BSC Foundation, has directed organizational efforts for the gala.  “Funds raised through the auction will benefit the Bluefield State College Foundation’s unrestricted annual fund,” she observed.  “Through this fund, the College can provide emergency loans for students, underwrite employees’ participation in professional workshops, and address emerging opportunities and challenges for which budgeted funds have not been identified.”

“The Gala Auction is a great way to bring community members and BSC together for an evening of fun,” she continued.  “At the same time, we are raising funds to help our students, staff and faculty.” 

Tickets purchased prior to the event cost $20 each (tickets at the door--$25), and entitle the holder to two beverages and an array of delicious offerings.  “We always have a good time at the Gala Auction, and Fincastle Country Club is a wonderful venue,” Harvey said. 

Individuals and/or organizations interested in securing tickets are encouraged to contact Harvey (304-327-4031) or Lala Wooten (304-327-4235). Tickets will also be available at the door.