|The immensely popular Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Campus Foundation fundraiser, Prairie Home Delights, is set for Thursday, Sept. 25, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Courtyards of Andover in Andover, Minn. All education supporters are invited to join the sponsors, Northeast Bank and the Mercy-Unity Hospitals, to make this event a success for the entire community by supporting education through scholarships.|
In an open house atmosphere, attendees can expect a fun-filled evening featuring silent and live auctions, music, mingling, and delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, entrée and dessert samples served by 15 area restaurants. Advanced tickets are $40 each right up to the day of the event.
Community members, businesses, organization and college staff have contributed wonderful items for the auctions, including:
- a wine tasting evening with wine from the Wine Merchants
- hor d’oeuvres and desserts by Natalie Haas Steffen and Tony Palumbo
- a TREK 820 bicycle from Ramsey Bicycle
- Timberwolves tickets
- a day of sailing in the Apostle Islands with Tom Lux
- dinner for eight cooked by Pat and Larry Johnson
- one month of Kung Fu lessons at School of Shaolin Kung Fu in Blaine, Minn.
- theme baskets that include books, gourmet food, Halloween and autumn items, pampering supplies and more
- kitchen items, including antler canisters and wine racks with wine
- jewelry items from Gould's Diamonds and Jewelry, including a rainbow sapphire bracelet and earrings in white gold; a two-tone pearl pendant and earrings in white gold; and a sterling silver chain with honey emerald stone set in a sterling silver pendant
Thanks in part to fundraising events such as this one, more than $130,000 will be awarded in scholarships to more than 130 Anoka-Ramsey Coon Rapids Campus students in 2008-2009.
To purchase a ticket or learn more about fundraising efforts at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, please contact the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Institutional Advancement office at 763-433-1130.