Annual Cellarbration! For Education kicks off virtual events May 12

Annual Cellarbration! For Education kicks off virtual events May 12

MOSES LAKE — Join the Big Bend Community College Foundation in raising student scholarship funds during the 20th annual Cellarbration! for Education auction event online May 12 through 15.

Cellarbration! is the foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year. Last year, attendees helped bring in more than $82,100 for scholarships and emergency funding for Big Bend students.

Last year, the foundation awarded 202 scholarships to students totaling $227,000. Foundation staff have also facilitated $76,500 in emergency fund scholarships, which helps students experiencing unforeseen, emergent financial situations remain in school.

While Cellarbration! has historically been an in-person event, the virtual format allows for more ways, and for more people, to participate.

“We are really excited about this year’s Cellarbration! for Education event,” said BBCC Foundation Executive Director LeAnne Parton. “Our local businesses, community, and volunteers truly help make an impact in the lives of our students.”

Cellarbration! for Education kicks off Wednesday, May 12, with the opening of the event’s general silent auction and dessert silent auction. Both feature a variety of items, including sweet treats, home & garden products, and a wide variety of leisure and entertainment packages.

Bidding closes on the dessert silent auction at 7 p.m. Friday, May 14. General silent auction bidding closes at 9 p.m. the following day, Saturday May 15.

The event’s live auction portion officially opens for bids at 8 a.m. May 15. Auction items include vacation getaways, wine packages, recreational activities and more.  The live stream of the event begins at 7 p.m.

During the live stream, participants will also have the opportunity to participate in the Emergency Fund-A-Need Paddle Raise, which specifically funds emergency scholarships.

Participants need to register for online bidding prior to the event.

Visit the Cellarbration! for Education website for more information, and to register to bid and to preview live and silent auction items. For assistance registering, contact the BBCC Foundation at 509-793-2005 or

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