Billed as a premier social event for Southwest Kansas, the auction will start at 6:30 p.m. April 13 in the Finney County Exhibition Building.“With a casino-style theme, the crowd this year can expect a jackpot of chance, surprise and luck,” said Melinda Harrington, association executive director. The auction usually attracts 1,000 to 1,100 people for an evening of entertainment and competitive bidding.Admission will be by wristband and the cost is $25 per person. Wristbands won’t be sold at the door and admission must be purchased in advance.The doors will open to wristband wearers at 6 p.m. the evening of the sale, with a 300-item silent auction starting at 6:30 p.m., and the main event, a 100-item live auction, getting under way at 7:30 p.m., conducted by Scott Auction of Garden City.
Businesses and individuals throughout Southwest Kansas are donating goods, funds and services for the auction, and anyone with contributions or questions may contact the association at 620-276-9578. That is also the number for table reservations of six persons or more. In addition, information is available at www.gcccendowment.org.