WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation will hold its annual spring auction fundraiser at The Cotton Barn in Winterville next month, and organizers are hoping for a sellout in support of higher education.
Scheduled for March 20, the event will get underway at 6 p.m. and feature a silent auction, dinner by Debra Dail Catering, and entertainment by country music singer Bryan Mayer.
“It’s going to be a really fun, casual evening of entertainment at a beautiful, home-grown location,” said PCC Event Specialist Erin Greenleaf. “We’re always trying to mix up the site and format of our spring fundraiser to keep it fresh and exciting for our supporters. Last year’s event was in airplane hangars at Pitt-Greenville Airport, for example, while this year’s will be in a barn. One constant is that the money we raise supports workforce development in our community.”
Greenleaf says the auction will have a good variety of items up for bid, including sports memorabilia, jewelry, art and handcrafted items. Mobile bidding on this year’s auction items opens at 8 a.m. on March 16 and closes at 8:30 p.m. the night of the fundraiser. Details on how to view the items will be posted on the PCC Foundation website (www.pittccfoundation.com).
“The auction will feature something for everyone,” Greenleaf said. “The bidding process is really simple and can be done by computer or smart phone from anywhere web access is available.”
Tickets to the auction are $100 per person, and sponsored tables of 8-10 individuals are $1,250. Both may be purchased by contacting Greenleaf at (252) 493-7496 or firstname.lastname@example.org. She stressed that seating is limited.
With approximately 67 percent of PCC’s student population receiving financial assistance, proceeds from the auction will go toward student scholarships and a variety of educational activities at the college. During the current academic year, the PCC Foundation has awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships in recognition of academic achievement and to help offset the cost of tuition and fees for students with financial need.