Make the call, win it all at the 14th annual KMSU Auction
The Minot State University Program of Broadcasting will host its 14th annual KMSU Auction Nov. 29. The auction will air live on public access Channel 19 at 6:30 p.m., with a preshow starting at 5 p.m.
The KMSU Auction fundraises for MSU broadcasting scholarships and equipment for the broadcasting program, in addition to giving 10 percent to a charitable community cause. This year’s selection is the Roosevelt Park.
"Roosevelt Park, a community landmark, sustained vast damage during the 2011 Souris River Flood," said Janna McKechnie, KMSU Auction coordinator. "Students in the auction class saw Roosevelt Park as an opportunity to continue to help the city recover. Last year, students gave all of the auction proceeds to flood-impacted individuals, and this year they chose to help the community, and Roosevelt Park was top on this list."
KMSU, which promotes local businesses through various media in exchange for donations, organizes all donations into packages to be auctioned off in a QVC-style format. Viewers can call in and place bids on-air during the allotted time. The high bid wins the package.
Prizes include a $1,000 tuition waiver donated by the Minot State University Development Foundation, three remote car starters from Minot Automotive Center, $750 in advertising space from Forward Communications and a $500 sponsorship by Enbridge. Other donations are a YMCA family membership, golf clubs from Scheels and a $500 lighting gift certificate from Pretty Lights.