CHENEY, Wash. - As the sun goes down on a beautiful fall night on the Eastern Washington University campus, revellers will be in full costume for this year's Oktoberfest, Twilight Masquerade, EWU Libraries' annual fundraiser dinner and auction. There is no masking the truth, everyone is guaranteed a great time! This year's event will be held from 5-10:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, inside the JFK Library.
Enjoy a wonderful meal from Just a Couple of Moms with beer and wine tasting, courtesy of No-Li Brewhouse, Golden Hills Brewery, Latah Creek Winery and Gift Shop, and Walla Walla Vintners. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be served.
The Chris Grant Quartet will provide live music and the EWU Libraries' Star Search student talent contest winner will provide entertainment for the evening. Thank you to WestCoast Entertainment and TicketsWest for providing the $500 cash prize!
A fun addition this year is a photo booth (run by Entertainment Warehouse) where Oktoberfest attendees can take whimsical photos (props included) and receive them in an instant. Thank you to Drs. Roccanova and Ridl, Inland Center for Contemporary Dentistry in Cheney, Wash., for sponsoring this booth. Also, the popular wine toss will be front and center as part of the evening's festivities.
Another new feature is advance registration, so you don't have to wait in lines at checkout (http://www.ewu.edu/oktoberfest/information-.xml). Deadline for advanced registration is Oct. 24, 2012.
Auctioneer Austin Booker will lead the live auction. Bid on gift baskets, original artwork, certificates to local restaurants and businesses, jewelry and more during the silent auction. Play the "Heads or Tails" game to win cash, or take a chance on the raffle to win a quilt pieced by Elizabeth Malia and quilted by Michelle Lowe of StitchesRN.com. http://www.ewu.edu/oktoberfest/quilt-raffle.xml. Quilt raffle tickets ($1) are available now through several campus locations including the JFK Library Circulation Desk.
The live auction is scary good this year with a 55-inch big screen TV from Huppin's, a trip to Hawaii, a fabulous Dell laptop, a nice Leavenworth getaway, a six drawer Craftsman tool chest donated by Cheney Sears, a bike from Bicycle Time & Music Too, a John Hardy bracelet from the Jewelry Design Center, amazing art, tickets to sporting events and fun venues like Mobius Science Center or the Best of Broadway Spokane, a bag of Hilti Power Tools, and too much more to list. Be prepared for an abundant silent auction as well. There is something for everyone!
Tickets are $35 each or $175 for a reserved table of six, and student tickets are $15. All proceeds benefit the EWU Libraries' Collection Endowment Fund for the purchase of library materials including books, journals, and electronic resources. Tickets are available online now at www.ewu.edu/oktoberfest.
We are also on Facebook at facebook.com/EWULibrariesOktoberfest. It's Halloween weekend, so dress up in a beautiful costume and wear a mask if you like - and come join the excitement and fun!
Thank you to Itron, Inc., and EWU Friends of the Library for being our platinum donors! Thanks also to our silver underwriters, including: Principal Financial Group, Charles Mutschler, Jay Rea, Ted and LJ Otto, Dirk and Violet Lincoln, and J. William T. Youngs. EWU Libraries couldn't put on this great evening without all of this great support, including donors who provide underwriting and/or auction items.
For more information, contact Carol King at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.359.6915.
Persons with special needs may make accommodations by contacting the Library administration office at 509.359.2264.
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