Those attending Kansas State University’s 18th annual Travel and Dining Auction on Friday may bid on auction items ranging from a football autographed by Bill Snyder to a dinner party for eight at President Kirk Schulz’s home, then snack at the macaroni and cheese bar and on smoked salmon mousse and pastries.
The event is planned and executed by students and benefits students in the College of Human Ecology’s hospitality management and dietetics programs. Advance tickets are $25. At the door, the cost is $35. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The final table in the silent auction closes at 9 p.m. The live auction starts at 8 p.m.
Among the other items at the auction are a private performance at your tailgate party by the Kansas State University Marching Bank and the Classy Cats, a wine and cheese pairing for six at 4 Olives, a gift basket from Grandma Hoerner’s Foods and a wide range of gift certificates to hotels and restaurants. Wines this year are courtesy of King Estate and beer is from Little Apple Brewing Company.
All items have been donated by merchants, faculty, alumni and friends of the department of hospitality management and dietetics and the College of Human Ecology. The auction generates funding for scholarships and four student groups: Hospitality Management Society, Professional Convention Meeting Association, Club Managers of America and Student Dietetics Association.