Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the auction starts at 6:30 p.m., emceed
by veteran quarter auctioneer, Michelle Bauer, Lincoln College's
director of transition services.
Auction paddles are just $1, and
most auctioned items will require only a single quarter bid. Over 20
vendors have donated items such as gift certificates, jewelry,
clothing and home décor, and several vendors will also have
cash-and-carry tables where attendees may purchase additional items.
Chapter members will also sell water and popcorn at the event.
Auction items include gift certificates to area businesses,
including a free night's stay at Holiday Inn of Lincoln and free tax
preparation from Liberty Tax in Lincoln; small household appliances;
delicious baked goods; a Chicago Bears helmet signed by Michael
Singletary; and a few surprise items in store for attendees.
Participating vendors are Scentsy, Tupperware, Thirty-One, Mary
Kay, Paparazzi, Tastefully Simple, Miche, Corner Café & Bakery,
Beauticontrol, Pink Zebra, Origami Owl, Lemongrass Spa, Norwex,
Country Gourmet Home, The Cloth Penguin, Judi's Jewlz, Velata, Cakes
& More by Missy, A'Jamais & Violet Victoria, Antiques, It Works! and
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Brittany Meador, a sophomore from Lincoln and president of Iota
Chi, noted: "Our chapter is extremely excited for our first-ever
quarter auction. We are overwhelmed by the amazing generosity of our
vendors and community businesses who have donated items to be
The chapter is raising funds to help send students to the Phi
Theta Kappa Illinois Regional Leadership Conference/Honors Institute
in Peoria in mid-October. Remaining funds will be donated to
Creekside, Lincoln College's Outdoor Center for Environmental
Education. Last year, Iota Chi raised $1,000 for the purchase of a
recycling center to be installed at Creekside.
For more information, contact the chapter adviser, Assistant
Professor Spring Hyde, at 217-871-9639.
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