• 2023 Annual Celebration & Dessert Auction

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    Name: 2023 Annual Celebration & Dessert Auction
    Date: September 26, 2023
    Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:

    Every September, the Annual Celebration & Dessert Auction marks the end of the Chamber's fiscal year. Members are invited to join in the celebration of the past year's accomplishments, and to preview the endeavors of the coming year.

    The evening begins with dessert first! Scrumptious treats are sold in a silent and live-auction format. Following the dessert auction and dinner, several members receive recognition for their outstanding commitment to the Chamber and our community.

    Know someone deserving of recognition for everything they've done in the last year?
    Submit your nomination to tim@watertownsd.com
    For detailed award descriptions click here!


    There are two options:
    1. You coordinate your package and let us know the details
    2. We coordinate a package for your business and send you an invoice

    CLICK HERE for an informational video about the event!

    Silent and live auctions will take place at the event.
    Silent Auction will open at 4:00pm and end at 7:00pm via dessert.givesmart.com
    Live Auction will begin at 6:00pm following the Golden Ticket drawing.
    Packages with a retail value of $500* or less will be listed on the Silent Auction.
    *cutoff retail value subject to change based on number of packages.
    Pre-register for silent auction bidding at dessert.givesmart.com or text “dessert” to 76278.

    Fun-draising chances to win for everyone!

    The Golden Ticket

    We want you to feel like a kid in a candy store! Purchase the Golden Ticket and you could win big!

    The purchaser of the winning Golden Ticket raffle will select the Live Dessert Auction package of their choice BEFORE the auction begins. The item (valued over $500) will be purchased by the winner for $100!

    Drawing will take place before the Live Dessert Auction begins at 6:00pm.


    Golden Ticket


    How Sweet It Is

    Five of our delicious cupcakes contain a special prize worth $100. Purchase one (or more) of our sweet cupcakes for $10 each and your chance to win. Wouldn't that be a sweet treat?


    Bourbon Pull

    Bid on one of the five bourbons for your chance to win a Glacial Lakes Hunting Lodge & Guide Service SnoBear dary trip for up to three people. Every person holding a bottle at the end of the evening will be brought up and a reverse drawing will select a winner!

    Corks & Cash

    Are you feeling lucky? Bid on one bottle or all six and split the pot on the total raised. Every person holding a bottle at the end of the evening will be brought up and a reverse drawing will select a winner!

    Watertown Event Center
    1901 9th Ave SW
    Watertown, SD 57201    
    Date/Time Information:
    September 26, 2023
    4:00pm Silent Auction Launches
    5:00pm Social & Silent Auction
    6:00pm Live Dessert Auction
    7:30pm Dinner & Program begins
                 Silent Auction Closes
    Contact Information:
    Tickets $50.00 +tax
    Reserved Tables Available
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