Lincoln College PTK Honor Society hosts quarter auction
September 24, 2013, Lincoln, Ill. – Lincoln College’s Iota Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society will be hosting its first quarter auction fundraiser on Friday, September 27, 2013, in the Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium on the Lincoln Campus. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the auction starts at 6:30 p.m., emceed by veteran quarter auctioneer, Michelle Bauer, Lincoln College’s director of transition services.
Members of the Lincoln College Phi Theta Kappa honor society pose with a new recycling center at Creekside, LC’s Outdoor Center for Environmental Education. Last year, LC’s PTK chapter donated $1,000 to help provide recycling receptacles at Creekside. The receptacle is divided for plastic, trash and “kans” in recognition of the contributions of Phi Theta Kappa members.
Auction paddles are just $1, and most auctioned items will require only a single quarter bid. Over 20 vendors have donated items such as gift certificates, jewelry, clothing and home décor, and several vendors will also have cash/carry tables where attendees may purchase additional items.
Auction items include gift certificates to area businesses, including a free night’s stay at Holiday Inn of Lincoln and free tax preparation from Liberty Tax in Lincoln; small household appliances; delicious baked goods; and there will be a Chicago Bears helmet signed by Michael Singletary and a few other surprise items in store for attendees. Chapter members will also be selling water and popcorn at the event.
Participating vendors include Scentsy, Tupperware, Thirty-One, Mary Kay, Paparazzi, Tastefully Simple, Miche, Corner Café & Bakery, Beauticontrol, Pink Zebra, Origami Owl, Lemongrass Spa, Norwex, Country Gourmet Home, The Cloth Penguin, Judi’s Jewlz, Velata, Cakes & More by Missy, A’Jamais & Violet Victoria, Antiques, IT WORKS!, and Mialisa Jewelry.
Iota Chi Chapter President, sophomore Brittany Meador of Lincoln, Ill., noted “Our chapter is extremely excited for our first ever quarter auction. We are overwhelmed by the amazing generosity of our vendors and community businesses who have donated items to be auctioned.”
Iota Chi Chapter is raising funds to help send students to the Phi Theta Kappa Illinois Regional Leadership Conference/Honors Institute in Peoria, Ill., in mid-October. Remaining funds will be donated to Creekside, Lincoln College’s Outdoor Center for Environmental Education. Last year, the Iota Chi Chapter raised $1,000 for the purchase of a recycling center to be installed at Creekside.
For more information, contact Iota Chi Chapter Advisor, Assistant Professor Spring Hyde at 217-871-9639.
Founded in 1865 as Lincoln University, it is the only institution of higher education named after President Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime. Today, Lincoln College operates two campuses in Central Illinois region united in the goal of helping students achieve a greater measure of happiness, personal fulfillment, and economic success through education. More information on Lincoln College and its many academic programs can be found at lincolncollege.edu.