by Mitch Melberg
A popular annual event will help raise money for Williston Trinity Christian School and spirits for those in attendance.
Williston Trinity Christian School will hold its annual Fall Fundraising Banquet and Auction on Sept. 22, featuring dinner, auctions and entertainment. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the start of the silent auction. The annual event raises funds to benefit WTCS, with both silent and live auctions showcasing a variety of prizes to entice participants.
Terry Haugen, director of development at WTCS, said the auction is one of the highlights of the banquet.
“We added live and silent auctions to our banquet two years ago, and they have been very well received,” he said. “We are looking forward to fabulous support from our families and community.”
Attendees will be able to bid on a multitude of unique items, including a week long stay in a Red Lodge cabin, tickets to events such as the Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake, hand-crafted furniture items and memorabilia autographed by North Dakota native and professional NFL player Carson Wentz. Haugen added that the auctions will also feature a variety of gift cards and baskets donated by local businesses and residents, and that their donations have been an important addition to the event.
“We are so thankful for the amazing support that our business community and individuals are showing through their donations,” he said.
This year’s entertainment is provided by comedian Gordon Douglas, who has been doing comedy for nearly 30 years, as well as being involved in the ministry. Douglas’ comedy has taken him to 37 states and four different countries, visiting a variety of schools and conferences, and has been featured on several tv and radio programs.
The dinner portion of the banquet begins at 6 p.m., with the live auction and guest speakers rounding out the evening. The event looks to be an entertaining one, and WTCS Administrator Cory Fleck invites residents to come take part in the night’s festivities.
“We hope the community will come out and support our auction and enjoy this fun, laughter-filled evening that we have planned,” he said.
Tickets are $25 each, but are limited. To purchase tickets or for more information on the Williston Trinity Christian School Fall Banquet, call 701-774-9056. All proceeds from the banquet and auction benefit Williston Trinity Christian School.