August 15, 2016

IowaWatch Fall ‘Fun-raiser’ And Silent Auction On Friday, Sept. 16

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People enjoy the rural setting for an Oct. 22, 2015, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch fundraiser at the Walker Homestead west of Iowa City. We'll do it again this year, on Sept. 16, 2016, to raise funds for the nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization.

People enjoy the rural setting for an Oct. 22, 2015, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch fundraiser at the Walker Homestead west of Iowa City. We'll do it again this year, on Sept. 16, 2016, to raise funds for the nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization.

UPDATED SEPT. 14:
You will want a chance to own one of these items in a silent auction during the Fall ‘Fun-raiser’

Gift certificate donated by Atlas World Grill, Iowa City $15
Tote bag, books donated by Raygun $54
Two Iowa vs. Northwestern football tickets, Oct. 1 $120
Two Book of Mormon tickets, Oct. 14 7:30 p.m. $225
One dozen Dutch letters $25
Custom birthday cake for adult or child $40
Welcome to Dyervsille package (night’s stay at Comfort Inn, $40 gift certificate at Country Junction restaurant, T-shirt, Field of Dreams souvenir, “Baseball Heaven” book) $250
International Poster(s) $30 each
Framed photo of President Obama $20
Wine Basket donated by Ardon Creek Winery, Letts $40
Wine Basket donated by Revasser Winery, Ainsworth $40
Provender party for 30 at Walker Homestead, donated by Provender and the Walkers $1,400
Sunset flight from the Iowa City Airport $100
Englert tickets + dinner $30 (tickets)
Hand-tailored cotton tunic from China $120
100% silk scarf from China $45
Gift basket donated by New Pioneer Co-op $50
Coffee Basket donated by Wake Up Iowa $30
Coffee/meringue basket $30

IowaWatch board member Bob Walker and his wife, Kristy, are inviting the public to a fundraiser and silent auction at their home west of Iowa City to raise funds for the non-profit Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, which operates IowaWatch.

The event will be on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Walker Homestead, 3913 James Ave. SW.

Provender sets up its wood-fired oven in preparation for the 2015 IowaWatch Fun-raiser and silent auction.

Lauren Mills/IowaWatch

Provender sets up its wood-fired oven in preparation for the 2015 IowaWatch Fun-raiser and silent auction.

The evening provide an opportunity to meet with old friends or network with new ones, enjoy wine and cheese, and enjoy an Iowa September sunset with wood-fired pizza cooked on the spot in a restored and refashioned antique truck by the Iowa City-based caterer, Provender. A similar event was held last year in October.

Silent auction items will include two tickets to the Oct. 14 Hancher Auditorium performance of “Book of Mormon”, two tickets to the Oct. 1 Iowa Homecoming football game against Northwestern University, mementoes and baked goods. All proceeds after expenses will benefit the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, which operates IowaWatch.

Advanced tickets are available at this link for $31.74. This price includes $1.74 Eventbrite processing fees and a $10 donation to IowaWatch.

OUR MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT

The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch is a 501(c)3 non-profit news organization dedicated to producing independent, non-partisan, explanatory and investigative reports on matters of public interest and training young journalists in Iowa to do this work at a high, ethical level.

 

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