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Barton Foundation Big Benefit Auction “Boots and Brews” tickets available

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July 27, 2022
Story by Joe Vinduska

Tickets for the Barton Foundation’s 43rd Annual Big Benefit Auction, themed “Boots and Brews,” are available through Aug. 12. The auction will take place on Aug. 27.

Tickets are $50 each or $400 per table of eight. Seating is limited and no tickets will be sold at the door, so those interested are encouraged to reserve their tickets early. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Great Bend Columbus Club with complimentary beer and food available until 8 p.m.

The live auction will begin promptly at 8 p.m. This year’s auction is underwritten by UMB Wealth Management, Craig & Jolene Biggs, Nex-Tech, Spectrum CPA Partners, LLC, and Eagle Radio and Hull Broadcasting.

The Big Benefit Auction is the most successful and longest-running fundraiser for the Barton Foundation. The money raised from the event supports academic scholarships, along with enhancements to programs and facilities that positively impact the learning experience of Barton students.

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Lindsey Bogner said the auction is a fun event for a great cause.

"We invite you to walk through the saloon doors this year and have a great time with friends and the community as a whole as we celebrate our 43rd annual auction,” she said. “We have a great lineup of awesome items and experiences that attendees can bid on and purchase to support the Foundation. We can't wait to see you there!"

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Barton Foundation office at (620) 792-9306, by sending an email to or by visiting