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UJ’s Dine and Bid April 12 on campus

Plans are underway at University of Jamestown for “An Evening of Mystery,” the 28th annual Dine and Bid dinner and scholarship benefit auction. The event will take place April 12 in the Larson Center on the University of Jamestown campus.

The event features the opportunity to bid on an array of items in silent and live auctions, the chance to win raffles throughout the evening, and the challenge of solving a mystery or two. A meal is catered by Aramark and overseen by regional executive chef Paolo Stefani, whose numerous culinary credentials include catering in the corporate suites during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

“We are sincerely grateful to the Jamestown community for being so supportive of Dine and Bid,” said Karen H. Crane, director of development. “From event sponsors to our auctioneers and master of ceremonies, to committee members, and the businesses and individuals who donate auction items, we rely on each of them to make this event successful.”

Items in the auction include a tailgate party for 20 at the Jimmies’ opening home football game, a one-year movie pass to Bison 6 Cinema, and a seven-day vacation package to Hilton Head, S.C. Road signs with the “Jamestown College” name, the letters from the word “College” at the campus’ front gate, and the original front doors of the recently-renovated Orlady Hall will also be up for bid.

University of Jamestown students get involved in the event by managing valet parking, greeting attendees, displaying items, serving the meal and assisting with delivery of large auction items to buyers’ homes.

Casey Stoudt will serve as master of ceremonies. Auction services will be provided by More from Orr Auctioneers.

The event is open to the community. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Tena Lawrence at (701) 252-3467 ext. 5415, or Reservations can also be placed online at http://alumni.uj. edu/event/dinebid2014.