SCC Press Release

SCC Foundation 2013 Taste of Fine Wine, Arts & Ale Scholarship Fundraiser Set for Friday, April 5

The 7th annual Taste of Fine Wine, Arts & Ale is scheduled for Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Catfish Bend/Pzazz! Event Center in Burlington, IA. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and a two-hour sample tasting of an estimated 80 wines, beers, ales and locally roasted coffees. A live auction will round out the evening. Net proceeds from the event will help fund SCC scholarships and mini-grant projects.

Local wine, spirits and beer purveyors providing samples include Dimitri Wine & Spirits, Fleck Sales, Glazer’s Distributors, Johnson Brothers Wine Company, Lindon Wines, The Lost Duck Brewing Company, Baxter’s Vineyards, HyVee #1 on Angular, Spirit Knob Winery, Bent River Brewing Co., Mississippi River Distilling Company and Millstream Brewing Company. In addition, Pzazz! chefs will feature a wide array of delicious hot and cold appetizers and desserts, including a chocolate fountain throughout the evening. 

"Our goal this year is to raise $22,000 for critically needed scholarship funds,” says SCC Foundation Board executive director, Becky Rump.

The event will also include a large student art show where a number of pieces will be available for purchase. Silent and live auctions, with charity auctioneers from Menke-Hoyer Auction & Realty Company, will include numerous unique and exciting items donated by college employees, students, alumni and friends of SCC. A narrow cross section of the many auction items offered includes a Costa Rican dinner and folk art, gorgeous Italian handbags, hand-designed jewelry, gourmet picnic and rock hunting, Capitol Theatre and Sondheim Theatre show tickets, home baked specialty goods, athletic tickets, a raised bed garden and back yard paradise package, a welded steel fire pit, and balloon rides.

Rump is optimistic about reaching the goal. “At the 2012 event, generous donors and patrons helped us exceed our goal, which was also $22,000. Fortunately for our students, challenging economic times didn't seem to make a difference and we hope to be able to say the same this year.”

Tickets prices are unchanged from the previous seven years: individual tickets are $50 each, while sponsor tables for eight people will again be $500 and will include reserved seating, proximity to the auction stage, party favors, hors d'oeuvres and desserts served at the table, and the opportunity to promote the sponsor’s business with their own table decorations. Raffle tickets for specialty items are $5 each or five for $20.

To order tickets or reserved sponsor seats for the April 5, 2013 event, contact Julie Glasgow at (319) 208-5062 or, or any member of the SCC Foundation Board. To donate an item or service, contact Becky Rump at (319) 208-5065 or

Members of the SCC Foundation board of directors include Camille Anderson, Kathy Asbury, SCC President Michael Ash, Denise Baker, Robert Cardoni, Mac Coffin II, Peggy Collins, Jerry Courtney, Frank Delaney, Paul Dennison, Terri Dowell, Ean Freels, Tom Haas, Jim Hankes, Phil Hecht, Gary Hoyer, Debbie Marion, Bill Meck, Suzanne Messer, Mary Moore, Moudy Nabulsi, Dana Rheinschmidt, Becky Rump, J.D. Schimmelpfennig, Dr. Larry Smith, Charles E. Walsh and Carlene Woodside.

The SCC Foundation awards over $200,000 in scholarships and mini-grants every year to deserving SCC students and college projects. This event is the SCC Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. For more information about the SCC Foundation, visit

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