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Community Organizations Step Forward to Sponsor College's Annual Prairie Home Delights Scholarship Fundraiser, Sept. 25

September 17, 2008
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.
Prairie Home Delights Sponsors Larry Crane of Northeast Bank (left) and Julie Nelson Gotham of the Mercy-Unity Hospitals (right) join Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Campus to sponsor the annual Prairie Home Delights scholarship fundraiser, Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Courtyards of Andover. The college’s Institutional Advancement Director, Evelyn Gedde (center) joins them to thank their organizations for supporting the community though their investment in education.

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.