Monday, September 21, 2009
The gala will include a silent auction --- Doesn't that call for a Quilt?
My alma mater is having a gala event to raise money for scholarships and to honor those who made significant contributions to LU. Newspaper reports say that this fourth annual scholarship gala will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 16 in the grand ballroom at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens. A pre-gala reception will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets to the gala are $100, and the reservation deadline is Oct. 13. Proceeds will go toward scholarships at the university, spokeswoman Ashley Gibson said. More than $350,000 was raised during three previous galas, Gibson said. Oklahoma (Democrat) Gov. Brad Henry, Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre and Mary Johnson will be honored at the gala.