Education Chamber Challenge on Monday, October 15

2012 'Chamber Challenge' offering nice prizes, great auctions, fantastic food on October 15

    Over 40 booths will be open at the 2012 Chamber Challenge, set to open its doors at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 15, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Scottsburg.

    This annual fund-raiser for the Greater Scott County Chamber of Commerce's educational activities is going to be bigger this year with a lot of extremely nice prizes offered by those organizations and businesses with booths and during the lively auction planned.

    Tommy Cull will be the evening's auctioneer, offering some of the more spectacular items provided by local and area businesses.

    Walking into the event will cost $5, but visitors get a lot for that amount. Great food will be offered. A silent auction and a 50/50 giveaway is scheduled. Each booth will have a gift or basket filled with items worth $25 or more, which can be won by lucky raffle ticket holders.

    The evening will end at 8 p.m.

    What can be won? A sightseeing cruise for two aboard the Belle of Louisville is among offerings, So is a snazzy, bright red scale model child's Camaro provided by John Jones GM City, and an IU basketball autographed by Coach Tom Crean.

    How about a Direct Link personal protection device with a year's free service? That's worth $600 and is offered by Home Helpers.

    There's also a $100 gift certificate from Graceful Images Portrait Studio, a one-week getaway package to Gatlinburg, Tn., offered by Hardy's Cafe; a darling handmade Raggedy Ann doll donated by the Old Home Place; a scale model of the Pigeon Roost pioneer log cabin donated by Dorrel Harrison; a snazzy purse from TJ's Purses; a ghost tour basket from the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum; a package worth over $100 given by the Louisville Mega Cavern; a Cincinnati Red flag and figure; tickets for four people to enjoy a Louisville Bats game at Slugger Field; tickets to the Kentucky Derby Museum;  a purse and wallet contributed by American National Insurance agent Marissa Empson; gallery passes to the Kentucky Science Center; a $100 gift card from Mr. Foto; homemade persimmon pudding from the kitchen of the Chamber's administrative assistant, Carolyn Brown; two dolls and a purse donated by Changes Unlimited; two Nike golf shirts from Hanson Stone; a $50 gift certificate from Jeeves and Company; two tickets for a dinner and show at Derby Dinner Playhouse; beautifully handcrafted items from woodworkers David and Kathi Bartle; tickets to the Children's Museum in Indianapolis; a tabletop copier and scanner from M&M Office Products; and gift cards from Cracker Barrel, Squire Boone Caverns, Big Splash Adventure at French Lick, Marengo Cave Park, Sante Fe Restaurant and Joe Huber's Farm and Restaurant.

    "We're expecting more prizes this week," advised Roxanna Bixler, one of this year's chairmen of Chamber Challenge. "There's some great stuff here that nearly everyone will enjoy."

    Booths have been reserved by Infinte Beauty Salon and Spa, Green Owen Insurance Agency, Graceful Images, Schuler Bauer Real Estate, United Way of Scott County, Scott County Heritage Center and Museum, Scott Memorial Hospital, J&C Printing, Shannon Gross, Simply Elegant Wedding.

    Avon, Kim Cox, Hickory Creek of Scottsburg, Alcorn, Goering and Sage L.L.P., Bob and Kev's Barbecue, CEASe of Scott County, Boys and Girls Clubs, Riley Campbell, Concrete Solutions, Max Powder Coating.

    Ole Home Place, Hampton Oaks Health Campus, M&M Office Products, Old National Bank, Scott School District 2, Goin' Postal, Gilley's Car Wash, Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, Sky Sport Fitness, Scott County State Bank, Scott Villa Living Center, Midwest Natural Gas Corp.

    Scottsburg Family Dentistry, John Jones GM City, ISU Insurance and Investment Group, Via Charter School, Goat Milk Stuff, Structural Engineering, Graceful Images 2, Home Helpers, Scott County Community Foundation, Lip Gloss Studio and CASA.

    "This is a great evening to get information about businesses and organizations that offer all sorts of services, have a lot of fun talking with people, bidding on items you'd like to have and eating terrific food," said Bixler. "We invite everyone to come on out!"

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