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Your Tuesday to-do: Desserts and gift baskets

Oct 26, 2017

The IUPUI United Way campaign will once again offer its silent auction and dessert showcase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the Campus Center Atrium. The campus community is invited to browse through and bid on the large variety of auction deals, as well as take a bite – or three – from the variety of dessert options offered.

United Way gift baskets on display with bidding sheets for the silent auction
Up for bid -- two tickets for a Colts game plus Marriott accommodations for one night

Photos courtesy IU Communications and IUPUI United Way campaign

Some of the silent auction packages that will be offered include:

  • One-week rental of a Sanibel Island condo.
  • A seven-course gourmet meal for four people prepared by executive chef Eric Braun.
  • Two tickets to the Colts vs. Steelers game on Nov. 12, plus a single night at the Marriott.
  • Two School of Dentistry teeth-whitening sessions, offered separately.
  • Wine basket: three bottles of wine, coasters, napkins, charms, a wine bag and a cutting board.
  • Two tickets to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
  • Holiday baskets.
  • Picnic basket.
  • Crackers Comedy Club basket.
  • Various school – PETM, Science, etc. – spirit baskets.
  • Individual art pieces.

The auction will function as it has in the past. First, look at the offerings – almost 45 items in all! – on the IUPUI United Way campaign Facebook page or Twitter, or just look at the items in person. Place a bid for each item you’re interested in, including your contact information. You may choose to stick around until 1 p.m. at the close of the auction to see if you won, or you may choose to have staff contact you afterward to finish the transaction.

A variety of Halloween-themed cookies
Caramel apple crumble will be available this year

Liz Kaye, IU Communications

This year also marks the return of the hugely popular dessert showcase. Treat yourself to a fall sweet – a perfect treat for an autumn Tuesday. Desserts are $5; you can buy tickets for $5 each at Outtakes nearby.

On the dessert tray this year are:

  • Halloween cookies.
  • Halloween decorated cupcakes.
  • Pumpkin log slice.
  • Pumpkin donuts.
  • Caramel apple crumble.
  • Apple dumpling.
  • Maple pecan bread pudding.

All proceeds from the silent auction and a portion of the proceeds from the dessert sales benefit United Way of Central Indiana.

So make a note, mark your calendar, and show up for some great gifts, baskets and autumn treats, knowing you are helping those less fortunate in Central Indiana.

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