October 4, 2002

Grossmont College Foundation to Hold Annual Gala “Beyond 40 Years”

EL CAJON — Three hundred patrons are expected to fill the Grossmont College Student Center “Ballroom” the evening of October 19 to celebrate the college’s 41st anniversary and to raise funds to benefit the students of Grossmont College through the Foundation.

According to Dr. Ted Martinez, Jr., Grossmont College president, “This annual event is an opportunity for our Foundation Board and our community to come together to celebrate our institution’s history and success. We look forward to another gracious and enjoyable evening of fabulous food, exciting auctions, and dancing.”

The evening begins with a reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner program and live auction at 7:30 p.m. Local event host and master of ceremonies Stephen B. Hamann will also serve as auctioneer.

Patrons will bid on more than 100 live and silent auction items including airfare, hotel accommodations, restaurants, jewelry, and many one-of-a-kind packages; compete to win $500 cash grand prize and other terrific prizes in the opportunity drawing; and to reunite with old friends at the special Grossmont retiree reception at 6 p.m.

Musical entertainment will be performed by Grossmont College students and faculty and complimentary valet parking will be provided. The gourmet meal will be catered by Aztec Shops Dining Services.

Last year’s event was sold out. Foundation Executive Director Howard Kummerman reminds patrons that reservations are limited to the first 300 guests and must be received by October 4. Individual tickets are $75.00.

For more information, to donate auction items, and to obtain a reply card, log onto the Grossmont Website at www.grossmont.net/home/foundation/gala/default/htm or contact howard.kummerman@gcccd.net. Kummerman may also be reached at 619-644-7109.

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