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Auctioneer Kirk Emlquist at the 2018 Downtown Springfield Awards & Auction
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Bid on fun, benefit charity at 2019 Downtown Awards & Auction

January 24, 2019

The 2019 Downtown Springfield Awards & Auction is a night to celebrate the people and businesses that make downtown so special. It’s also a night to give back to the community.

Both silent and live auction items will be up for grabs during the event, Jan. 31 at The Old Glass Place. The live auction, featuring Kirk Elmquist, features six special events centered around downtown businesses and benefiting area charities.

Here’s a look at what’s up for grabs at the 2019 Downtown Springfield Awards & Auction.

Downtown Family Outing

You’ll find fun for the whole family in the Downtown Family Outing package, benefiting Community Partnership of the Ozarks. Get a catered picnic at Jordan Valley Park and ice skating for 10 at Jordan Valley Ice Park. There’s also a VIP experience for 10 during the Movies at Founders Park series this summer. Pick any movie you’d like! The Downtown Family Outing includes four Springfield Cardinals tickets and a concessions voucher for $60 as well as golf for 10 at the 2019 Downtown Open, Springfield’s first pop-up mini golf course.

Healthy Downtown

Work on your fitness with the Healthy Downtown package. The YMCA is the beneficiary of this package and has generously donated a family membership for 2019 to the winner. The top bidder also receives a custom downtown walking tour for six with a post-walk dinner at Aviary. Need something to wear on the tour? There’s a Physique Fitness tank top in the package as well as a $100 gift certificate to the Physique Fitness boutique. Healthy Downtown also includes a gift certificate to a hip joint for $100 in services or products.

SoMo Foodie

This package is perfect for the SoMo Foodie in your life and it benefits Ozarks Food Harvest. The winning bid will get four SoMo Foodie aprons and four tickets to the Taste of SoMo chef-to-table dinner. The winner also gets a free Uber ride home after Taste of SoMo 2019. Other swag includes two Cobra Scare T-shirts from Mother’s Brewing Company and special gifts from SoMo Foodie restaurants. And there’s plenty of food, too. The package includes lunch for two at the following restaurants: Bawi Korean BBQ, Druff’s, Greek Belly, Lost Signal Brewing Company, OMO Japanese Soul Food and Tinga Tacos.

Downtown Theatre

Springfield Little Theatre has put together a dynamite season for 2019 and you can secure a year of fun if you win the Downtown Theatre package. You’ll get an “Actor” season patron membership to Little Theatre, the package’s beneficiary, which includes several great perks and 14 vouchers. The winning bid also secures a VIP Behind the Curtain Tour of Landers Theatre for six as well as educational classes through SLT. All that fun will make you hungry. But don’t worry, there’s dinner for six at Black Sheep and dessert for six at Maes Gelateria.

Center City Patron

Enjoy the arts? The Center City Patron package is suited for you. You’ll get a VIP tour of the Springfield Art Museum and grounds from Nick Nelson, the museum’s director. There are also four tickets to the Springfield Art Museum’s 99x fundraising celebration. The top bidder will also win gift certificates to Bambino’s and Gilardi’s as well as an Artsfest Advocate membership and $200 in Artsbucks. The Center City Patron package benefits the Springfield Art Museum.

Cocktail Crawl

Nothing beats a night on the town in Downtown Springfield. You can find some fun and help the Child Advocacy Center by winning the Cocktail Crawl package. You and five friends will enjoy charcuterie and drinks at Scotch & Soda, appetizers and drinks at The Golden Girl Rum Club, dessert and drinks at Social on Patton and nightcaps at Mud Lounge. The package also includes Uber gift certificates to make sure everyone gets home safely.

Silent Auction

Not everyone can be a winner during the live auction, but don’t despair. The Downtown Awards & Auction has several great baskets up for bidding during the silent auction. That includes a Downtown Date Night, Rated SGF basket and a Downtown Baby Shower gift basket.

Need tickets to the 2019 Downtown Awards & Auction? They’re available through 417 Tix. We can’t wait to see you Jan. 31 at The Old Glass Place.