Ninth annual SCC “Great Tastes” fundraiser scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2015

Written by Theresa Rose on March 13, 2015

West Burlington, IA- The 9th annual Southeastern Community College (SCC) Foundation Great Tastes (formerly known as the Taste of Fine Wine, Arts & Ale) is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Catfish Bend/Pzazz! Event Center in Burlington, Iowa. The benefit begins at 6 p.m. with a two-hour wine and beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music by Fort Madison jazz man, Mike Delaney, an SCC student art show and sale, and a silent auction. The live auction and dessert begin at 8 p.m., preceded by some special announcements.

Throughout the night, guests will enjoy wines, beers, ales, root beers, spirits and coffees from 13 different beverage purveyors. Tasting notes will be provided in the printed program. Pzazz! chefs will feature a wide array of delicious hot and cold appetizers and desserts throughout the evening, featuring several Lenten specials.

“Our goal is to raise $30,000 or more. Net proceeds will support SCC Foundation Board Scholarships, Foundation expenses, instructional program mini-grants, and facilities improvements,” says SCC Foundation Board Chair, Terri Dowell.

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

Individual tickets are $50 each 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 Julie Glasgow at the SCC Foundation Office 319-208-5062 or Checks are to be made payable to Huckleberry Entertainment.

Tickets may also be purchased at Cahill-Pribyl Jewelers in Keokuk, SCC West Burlington campus Welcome Center, Catfish Bend Casino, and from the following SCC Foundation Board Members: Camille Anderson, Dr. Michael Ash, Dar Baum, Bob Cardoni, Kevin Carr, Mac Coffin, Peggy Collins, Frank Delaney, Paul Dennison, Terri Dowell, Ean Freels, Jim Hankes, Phil Hecht, Matt Hodges, Gary Hoyer, Kerry Klepfer, Sherri Krause, Suzanne Messer, Mary Moore, Moudy Nabulsi, Dana Rheinschmidt, J.D. Schimmelpfennig, Dr. Larry Smith, Charlie Walsh Sr., and Carlene Woodside.

To donate an item or service, contact Becky Rump at 319-208-5065 or

For online ticket purchases or cash donations, visit