Go “Around the World in 80 Days” with DeSales University. The university will host its 34th annual dinner dance on March 21 in Billera Hall. Cocktail hour will begin at 7 p.m., a gourmet dinner will follow at 8 p.m. and dancing until midnight will conclude the evening. Admission is $225 per person.
According to regular attendees, it’s one of the area’s most anticipated annual events. As the university’s major event-based fundraiser, 100 percent of the evening’s income, about $150,000 annually, goes directly into financial aid for DeSales students, 97 percent of whom receive some form of financial assistance. Chairpersons are Michael & Michele Pessina, and they will be joined by area business, professional, and community leaders as well as DeSales alumni, who are sponsoring tables or providing contributions.
Entertainment will include music provided by The Rich Postmontier Ensemble. Also, as part of the evening’s festivities, six of DeSales’ talented dance students will perform an opening dance number.
During the reception, guests will enjoy assorted hors’doeuvres and a full bar. Dinner will include candied pecan and goat cheese spring mix salad with citrus vinaigrette, carved beef tenderloin with bordelaise sauce, jumbo lump crab & salmon Oscar, fingerling potatoes, asparagus bundle, and salted caramel crunch cake.
Will Neuert, associate professor of theatre, created the decorations for this year’s Around the World in 80 Days-themed dance as he has for the past 17 years. The Around the World in 80 Days celebration will feature themes depicted in the novel and movie of one man’s challenging, speedy, and funny trek around the world. With nods to the countries DeSales students will visit during study abroad trips to global food, visuals and music from around the world, the night promises to be spectacular.
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