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Wreath Festival Raises Money for Crowder College Scholarships

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Wreath Festival Raises Money for Scholarships

NEOSHO, MO – The Crowder College Foundation raised over $80,000 at the 11th Annual Festival of Wreaths held Tuesday, November 19, in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Neosho campus.

The event was attended by more than 400 people including first time attendees and those who have been supporters since the inaugural event in 2003. The Festival of Wreaths is the Foundation’s largest single fundraising event for scholarships.

After successfully using the automated BIDPAL service last year the festival incorporates technology into the bidding process. This made it easier to display the silent auction items and provided a comfortable space for bidders during the live auction. “We changed the event up a little this year by having the silent auction and live auction in separate areas. This allowed our guests more space to enjoy the evening,” stated Cindy Branscum, Director of Institutional Advancement.

Hundreds of area businesses and supporters of the college donate items to the auction. Live auction services were provided by Bob Lasswell and Associates.

For more information about the event, contact the Crowder College Foundation Office at (417)455-5646 or e-mail: foundation@crowder.edu

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