JFK Library to hold Twilight Masquerade

JFK Library to hold Twilight Masquerade

By Jasmine Kemp, Eagle Life Writer


On Oct. 27 EWU Libraries will be holding its annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This year the theme is Twilight Masquerade.

Tickets are on sale online at the Oktoberfest website or at the JFK Library. The price for students is $15 each and for outside patrons the tickets are $35. A reserved table for six costs $175 according to Carol King, event director.

“We have some students work at the event that can get in [for free],” said King. “Arrangements can be made for students who can’t pay.”

The tickets for the event include a full meal, beer and wine tasting for attendees over 21 years of age as well as the silent and live auctions and live entertainment.

Ted Otto, dean of libraries, said the auctions themselves provide entertainment.

Otto and his wife were bidding on a painting and his wife suggested they stay close to the item. Another woman looked at them and said, “Oh no, you’re not buying that painting.”

“The silent auctions create these little competitions between people … without saying a word,” he said.

King said the prices for the tickets should be much higher considering the accommodations, but since businesses have donated their goods and services the JFK Library is able to keep costs low.

“Our auctioneer, Austin Booker, is an [alumnus],” King said, “and Mark [Irvin] from No-Li [Brewhouse] is an [alumnus].”

According to King, No-Li is donating all of the products and time spent at the event.

Irvin, an owner, partner and one of the brewmasters at No-Li Brewhouse, said the business’s money is best spent on donations rather than advertising.

He also mentioned that tasting their beer is enough for a potential customer to come by and have it again.

“It’s more about the goodwill,” Irvin said. “Spokane is built on education. … It’s a big part of the economy.”

No-Li has also sponsored the alumni association and Eastern athletics according to Irvin

Most sponsors are EWU alumni who provide the discounted rates according to King. Departments from around campus also donate baskets for the auctions.

Oktoberfest fundraiser hopes to raise $50,000