Ladies and gentlemen. Step right up, don’t be shy! Get your tickets now for an unforgettable night of fun and fundraising! Join us under the Eagles Big Top for a circus extravaganza! Right before your very eyes…see the amazing acrobatic auctioneers; behold bidding beyond human bound; marvel in magnificent music; and feast on our fabulous food and refreshing refreshments! It’s the greatest show on earth, and it’s here, one night only, April 20 in Valley City!Tickets to the auction are $45 each, which includes admission, two beverage tickets, a full buffet dinner and five chances to win $100 (need not be present to win).“The scholarship auction is the single biggest event in terms of generating scholarship dollars that the VCSU Foundation Office works on each year,” said Kim Hesch, assistant director of advancement at VCSU. “Scholarships are vital to VCSU’s success, and all proceeds from the auction go directly to V-500 and Century Club scholarships.” The Scholarship Auction is a collaborative effort of the VCSU Booster Board and V-500 Board. All proceeds from the event are split 50/50. Last year a total of 450 tickets were sold and auction proceeds exceeded over $80,000.A social hour and silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. During this time participants are encouraged to check out the large variety of gift baskets and other items available and place silent bids.The buffet dinner will be served from 6–7:30 p.m. The live auction will kick off at 7 p.m. This is your chance to bid on some great deals while contributing to an outstanding cause. All proceeds from the auction go directly to scholarships. Items up for bid include an Apple Watch, Aquaglide Towable Swim Platform, Amazon Echo, Kitchen Aid Mixer, Car Washes, Casino Packages, Restaurant Certificates, and the list goes on. Check our website at vcsualumni.org (click on the “Auction” button) on April 13 for a list of auction items.“This spring semester we had another record enrollment and scholarships play a major role in attracting students to Valley City State,” said Hesch. “We’re confident that with the support of our community we will be able to reach the goal of raising $80,000 in scholarship dollars this year.”For more information regarding the VCSU Scholarship Auction, to purchase tickets or to donate an item, call the VCSU Foundation Office at 701-845-7203.