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CHANCELLOR'S GALA FRIDAY: 'Buy it Now' auction, mystery boxes, raffle items

9/26/2011 —

6:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, Hill Crest Country Club


Presenting Sponsor


The Fall Festival officially opens at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, with the third annual Chancellor's Gala at Hill Crest Country Club.

The theme of the gala is "Blue and White Lions Night," and the event brings together founders, donors, alumni, students, faculty and staff, and features dinner and dancing, silent auction, mystery box sale and raffle items. The cost is $75.

While the contents of the mystery boxes cannot be revealed, the auction items include tickets to a Penguins ice hockey game at the Consol Energy Center, a Las Vegas junket, and a golf package.

"The gala is a celebration of Penn State New Kensington and the surrounding community," said Kevin Snider, chancellor at the campus and the inspiration for the event. "It is a look into the coming year of what the campus and communities are doing to enhance the Alle-Kiski region."

For those who cannot make the gala, a special auction feature, "Buy it Now," allows Penn Staters and friends from around the world to purchase items prior to the auction at a pre-determined price. All proceeds benefit the campus' Advisory Board Trustee Scholarship, which is a part of the University-wide fundraising effort, "For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students." The Advisory Board, headed by president Al Weber, is hosting the gala. The Burrell Group Inc. is the presenting sponsor. In addition, McCutcheon Enterprises Inc. and Industrial Automation and Controls Inc. are sponsoring the event. For more information, call 724-334-6056.

"The generosity of many local individuals, businesses and organizations makes this event possible," said Snider, in his fourth year as chancellor. "Their support provides opportunities for students to attend college and build a strong workforce for our region."

The third annual Fall Festival is set from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the campus. The event is geared to local residents as well as campus students and alumni. Activities for the young, old and those in between will be spread out on the campus' 72 acres. Highlight of the festival is a free outdoor concert by the Clarks at 4 p.m. All events, like the concert, will be free.

For a list of auction items, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Information/43849.htm

For general information about the festival, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/FallFestival online.



Thank You
To the following donors for
making our auction a success:

Barb Arnold
Al and Kim Weber
Valos Candy Co.
Trib Total Media
Development Office
Continuing Education Office
Karen Fassinger and Babe’s Broadway Bridal
Hill Crest Country Club
Admissions and Business/Finance Offices
Elizabeth S. Blissell Library
Pittsburgh CLO
Fairmont Pittsburgh
Office of Student Affairs
Office of Student Activities
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
Century 21 American Heritage Realty
Chancellor’s Office
Department of Athletics
True Value Hardware, Sarver
Freilino’s Service
Donna and Terry Speer
Tai Pei Restaurant
Stephen Simpson Gallery
H.J. Heinz Co.
Giant Eagle Inc.
West Interior Services
USA Fitness and Chiropractic
Tom and Pam Wilczek
St. Margaret Mary Church
Chari’s Styling Salon
Garda’s Restaurant
Villa Balanca
Seita Jewelers
Yute’s Ideal Cleaning
Alle-Kiski Society of the Penn State Alumni Association
Kevin and Sarah Snider
First National Bank
PNC Bank
Premiere Jewelry – Bonnie Lantz
JG’s Tarentum Station Grille
Pittsburgh Public Theater
Birdsfoot Golf Club
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Highland Tire
Shamey’s Gulf Service
Patrick and Mardelle Kopnicky
Venture Outdoors
The Frick Pittsburgh
Bloom’s Florist
Spa Life-Monroeville
Doc and Linda Mueller
Community Market
Bob and Nancy Schmidt
Mike Bonk
Penn State Golf Courses

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