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Big Benefit Auction raises $55,000

Barton Community College Ambassadors Holly Mosier and Hannah Maddy channel their game show models to showcase one of the live auction items, Aug. 24 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Great Bend.

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About 300 auction-goers decked out in “Denim and Diamonds” came together to raise money for Barton Community College scholarships and program enhancements at the Barton Foundation’s 35th annual Big Benefit Auction on Aug. 24.
Attendees bid on a slew of items via silent and live auctions to raise $55,000 for scholarships and program enhancements at the college.
The Old Bill Honorarium, a separate scholarship fund built from donations from the crowd, accounted for about $9,500 of the total in honor of Tim Miller.
Barton’s Director of Institutional Advancement Darnell Holopirek said she was happy with the ...

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