March 10, 2011
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Malynda Dorsey
Communications Specialist

Annual Gala Presents April in Paris

VALDOSTA -- You can enjoy Paris without ever leaving the city limits this year. The third annual “Blazin’ Hot Night…April in Paris” gala dinner and auction is scheduled for Friday, April 1 in the Student Union Grand Ballroom.

Beginning at 6 p.m., guests will be treated to cocktails, a gourmet dinner, dancing, and a live band. This year’s event provides an atmosphere of Paris in the springtime.

Throughout the evening, guests may bid on a variety of auction items including sporting trips, hunting excursions, private dinner parties, children’s birthday parties, local art work, gift baskets and more. 

Guests also have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a trip to Las Vegas, which includes round trip airfare from Jacksonville, a three-night stay at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, dinner for two at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant and two headliner show tickets. Only 100 drawing tickets will be sold in advance at a cost of $100 each.

Tickets for the event may be purchased for $100 per person and $800 per reserved table, and various levels of corporate sponsorship are available. Proceeds from the dinner and auctions will benefit the VSU Foundation, Inc., which exists to support the development of educational excellence at Valdosta State University.

For more information, contact University Advancement at 229-333-5939 or visit www.valdosta.edu/gala .