Posted 10/25/16 (Tue)
By Cecile Wehrman
The 14th Annual Fall Auction for Scholarships will offer a culinary treat people in Crosby haven’t been able to enjoy for a while.
Mr. K’s operators, Greg and Lori Wishart, who lost their restaurant to a fire last spring, will prepare a steak and baked potato dinner at the event, which is held at the Crosby Moose Lodge tomorrow night.
“So if people are missing Greg and Lori’s steaks, this is a chance to enjoy those,” said Peg Nygaard, longtime organizer of the auction.
A number of unique items are on this year’s auction list, said Nygaard, including a couple of football t-shirt memory quilts, made from past Divide County Football program years.
“We are hoping there’s some interest in those,” said Nygaard.
As well, one of several photos by local photographer Don Anderson is in keeping with the Maroons theme -- it’s of the team raising their helmets during the traditional “We are DC!” team chant.
An autographed Phil Hansen jersey and an autographed Bobby Knight print are two other sports-related items up for bid.
Other prints by Anderson to be offered in the sale include hawks in flight, a trio of fox kits and one of a spectacular sunset captured earlier this season.
“I believe those will be printed on canvas,” said Nygaard.
Several school groups are contributing items to the sale including a maroon and grey doghouse offered by the Divide County High School VoAg Department and may be customized with a pet’s name.
In addition to the collectible and decorative items on the sale, raffle tickets are on sale for a week in a time share with possible destinations ranging from a Disney vacation to Myrtle Beach or even Las Vegas. The time share is donated by Jerome and Cindy Johnson.
“We give $200 toward traveling expenses to the winners,” said Nygaard, and details are worked out with the Johnsons to arrange for the destination the raffle winners would like to visit. Raffle tickets are available from any Dollars for Scholars board member, or at the door on auction night.
No tickets are needed to attend the auction, but a free will offering will be taken for the meal, which will be served between 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Door prizes will be drawn between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., with the live auction to begin at 7 p.m.
“Haugland’s, once again, have donated their auction services, which we are very, very appreciative of,” said Nygaard.
Over the years, Divide County Area Dollars for Scholars has given 847 scholarships worth $752,875. The fall auction, which used to be hosted by a group of Minnesota hunters, typically has funded scholarships for college students while a spring auction has raised funds for scholarships to graduating seniors.
Clyde Thurston, one of the founding hunters, this year has donated some items for the sale, so the thread of giving from that group continues, Nygaard said.