SESDAC auction is April 6

SESDAC auction is April 6 As the 11th Annual SESDAC Benefit Auction approaches, residents of the Vermillion area are looking forward to an enjoyable evening of wine tasting, fine dining, and the thrill of an auction.

Proceeds go to the SESDAC Foundation, chartered in June 2000 to augment the efforts of SESDAC, Inc. to improve programs and facilities for people with disabilities in our community.

"It's such a pleasure to see the community support for our organization and the SESDAC Foundation," said Mike Slattery, SESDAC, Inc. executive director. "Our clients and the community truly benefit from the enrichment such generosity allows us to provide."

The annual benefit auction will be held at the Buffalo Run Winery, April 6. The ticket price of $25 per person includes a dinner catered by Buffalo Run Winery, with choice of beef or chicken as the entr�e. Reservations are required.

Hundreds of items will be up for bid on the silent and live auction. Bidding starts at $10 on the silent auction, featuring items ranging from signed celebrity memorabilia to gift certificates redeemable at local businesses. The silent auction will start at 5:30 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than previous years to accommodate its growing size and popularity.

The excitement escalates after dinner during the live auction where friends and neighbors engage in the battle of the bids for highly coveted items such as Kevin the Carpenter for a day, pottery by Michael Hill, the highly popular candles for a year, and vacation getaways to destinations in the Black Hill and world-wide.

The annual auction is truly a community event. Items are available in a variety of price ranges, and the proceeds stay in the community, providing funding for services ranging from therapeutic art and music programs to transportation services.

An addition to this year's auction is the Century Club. Some individuals and businesses would like to make a donation to the benefit auction, but don't market a product or service which readily lends itself to the auction format. Designation of membership in the Century Club is SESDAC, Inc.'s way of recognizing the generosity of donors for cash donations of $100 or more.

Century Club members will be listed in the evening's program. It is also an opportunity for those unable to attend the auction to show their continued support for SESDAC.

Solicitation of donations is focused primarily on business and community members who have contributed in the past. However, anyone interested in donating items, Century Club membership, or making a reservation to attend the auction should contact SESDAC, Inc. at 624-4419.

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