Lincoln College Museum offers unique
auction items at Grand Soiree
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The Lincoln College Museum is offering some
unique auction items at the annual Grand Soiree, scheduled for 6:30
p.m. Saturday in the Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium at the college. The
Grand Soiree, a Lincoln College tradition, is a major fundraiser for
the Lincoln College Museum. All proceeds from the event help support
the educational programs and ongoing needs of the museum.
A benefit auction will feature both live and silent auction
Pottery by the late Dr. Marty Hargett will be featured on the
auction at the Lincoln College Museum annual fundraiser, the Grand
Soiree. The event is scheduled for Saturday.
Silent auction items include pottery artwork by the late Dr.
Marty Hargett, a former Lincoln College instructor; a "Barefoot
Contessa" basket from Abe's; a framed Civil War series stamp
collection paired with William Donath's book called "Logan County,
Illinois During the Civil War: The Early Years as Reported in the
Lincoln Herald"; two half-cases of Navarro wine; a Ben Franklin half
dollar coin collection; St. Louis Cardinal tickets for the 2008
season; and a black scarf with crochet sections.
Live auction items include an original oil on canvas by Linda
Schuttler of Pekin; the second in a series of acrylic paintings of
Abraham Lincoln by Rick Harney; a 2008 St. Louis Cardinals package
with four field box tickets and on-the-field visit during batting
practice; a private pool party at Lincoln College; and four field
box tickets to see the Chicago Cubs.
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The Vinegar Hill Brass, a band from Mount Pulaski, will provide
dance music. Warren Wendlandt, executive chef at Lincoln College,
will prepare an elaborate buffet meal.
Betty Hickey, honorary chairwoman of the 2007 Grand Soiree, said
that the event offers a variety of auction items for a variety of
tastes. "The committee held a brainstorm session at one of our prior
meetings, and I feel we have come up with some unique items for this
year's auction. The money we raise helps support the educational
programs and preserves the many historic items found only at the
Lincoln College Museum."
Hickey says tickets are still available and ticket price for the
event is $85 per person. For information or tickets, call Jean Ann
Miller at 732-3155, ext. 251.
[Text from file received from Lincoln