Kent Downtown Partnership Dinner and Auction set for June 23

The Kent Downtown Partnership hosts its 19th annual Dinner and Auction from 5-9 p.m., Saturday, June 23 at the ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St.

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  • Friday, June 15, 2012 2:33pm
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The Kent Downtown Partnership hosts its 19th annual Dinner and Auction from 5-9 p.m., Saturday, June 23 at the ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St.

The theme this year is “Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Kent is Making News.”

The evening includes a dessert dash, raffle, silent and live auction for prizes.

“We are at the tail end of the dinner/auction season so we are always challenged to make our auction a little different,” said Barbara Smith, Kent Downtown Partnership executive director.

The group celebrated Kent’s Sportstown USA title the past two years. This year the theme focuses on the history and future of Kent.

Alex Dittmar, brew master at Airways Brewing Company in Kent, will emcee the event. He is a former disc jockey and stand-up comedian and promises to have a few tricks up his sleeve to entertain the crowd.

Organizations that purchase a table for 10 have the opportunity to choose a headline from any decade, decorate the table accordingly, and don elegant evening wear from that era.

All proceeds from ticket sales and the auctions support KDP’s ongoing efforts toward the revitalization of Kent’s downtown.

To purchase tickets, make a donation or be an event sponsor, contact KDP at 253-813-6976, or email Barbara Smith at

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