Annual college gala slated for April in Uvalde

Annual college gala slated for April in Uvalde


Gala guests

An evening of dinner, casino entertainment and much, much more is slated for April 7 at the annual Southwest Texas Junior College Friends and Alumni Network (FAN) President’s Gala.

“We still have some tickets left, and I hope some of you late deciders will come out and join the fun,” event organizer, Wade Carpenter, said.

Casino entertainment, silent auction, dinner, and dancing are all on tap during the event at the Uvalde County Fairplex Event Center.

The $50-a-ticket gala will begin at 6 p.m. when the doors open. Dress for the evening will be semi-formal.

Lunkers Grill will cater the dinner which will be served starting at 7 p.m. Guests will be treated to a steak dinner a la Mexicana, which includes a 6 oz sirloin steak, tamale, beef taco, enchilada, rice and borracho beans. For dessert, sopapilla cheesecake will be served.

A wide range of items donated by area individuals and businesses will be available to bid on during a silent auction from 6 to 10 p.m.

“Area businesses have once again been very generous, and we have some great items to auction,” silent auction chairman Savanna Hernandez said.

Proceeds from the gala will be used to provide scholarships to deserving students at SWTJC campuses throughout the region. Last year’s event raised over $29,000.

For information on tickets contact SWTJC public information assistant Wade Carpenter at 591-7351.