OTTUMWA — The annual Indian Hills Community College Foundation Scholarship Auction is right around the corner. Proceeds from the auction are used to fund scholarships for IHCC students. This will be the 42nd year for the auction, the largest of its kind in southeast Iowa. And this year’s auction, slated for April 27 at the Indian Hills North Campus near the Ottumwa Airport, will have a few changes from previous years.
The first of the changes involves the plant sale that has traditionally been held at the auction. Exciting improvements have happened with the Landscape and Turfgrass Technology/Horticulture program at Indian Hills, which is now located at the IHCC Centerville campus as part of the new Agriculture and Construction Technology department.
However, because of the new location for the Landscape and Turfgrass/Horticulture program there will not be a plant booth this year.
The clothing booth, which has been offered in past auctions, will also be missing from this year’s event. The IHCC Bookstore simply does not have extra inventory to provide for the auction.
This year’s auction, though, will still be packed with wonderful finds and incredible deals as it has for over four decades, with Indian Hills students the direct beneficiaries.
Mark your calendars for April 27. Doors will open at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning at 9 a.m. Donations are still being accepted. Please contact Alison Hite at (641) 683-5101 with any questions.