SCC Press Release

8th Annual Great Tastes Fundraiser Scheduled for Friday, March 28

West Burlington, IA- The Southeastern Community College Foundation’s 8th annual Great Tastes event is scheduled for Friday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Catfish Bend/Pzazz! Event Center in Burlington, Iowa. The event (formerly known as the Taste of Fine Wine, Arts & Ale) begins with a silent auction followed by a live auction later in the evening.  Throughout the night, guests will enjoy wines, beers, ales, spirits and coffees from local businesses along with music by guitarist, Jesse Mazzoccoli. Pzazz! chefs will feature a wide array of appetizers and desserts throughout the evening.

"Our goal is to raise $30,000 and all proceeds support SCC Foundation Board Scholarships and mini-grants to improve College operations," says SCC Foundation Board Chair, Terri Dowell.

Charity auctioneers from Menke-Hoyer Auction & Realty Company, will auction off items donated by employees, students, alumni and friends of SCC.  Auction items include gourmet dinners, trips, original artworks, hand-made jewelry, baked goods, event and athletic tickets, hand-built furniture and many other specialty items.

Individual tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Sponsor tables for eight people are $500 and include reserved seating, close proximity to the auction stage, party favors, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and the opportunity to promote the sponsor’s business with their own table decorations. Raffle tickets for specialty items are $5 each or 5 for $20.

To order tickets or reserve sponsor seats, contact an SCC Foundation Board member or Julie Glasgow at (319) 208-5062 or To donate an item or service, contact Becky Rump at (319) 208-5065 or For online ticket purchases or cash donations, visit


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