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Lincoln College Museum offers unique auction items at Grand Soiree           Send a link to a friend

[September 04, 2007]  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 items.

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 College]

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