EWC Foundation Hosts Successful Fundraiser
January 30, 2008
TORRINGTON, WY -
The second annual Sagebrush and Roses black tie and blue jeans fundraiser was a rousing success as over 300 people dined and danced to country western artist Chas Collins from Nashville. Upon entering the Rendezvous Center, it was apparent this was no average country party, as the center had been transformed into an elegant ballroom where tuxes, boots and glitz abounded. One of the highlights of the evening occurred as the entire audience gave a standing ovation to the 33 EWC students who had volunteered as servers.
According to Foundation President Patrick Korell, "This demonstration of support from the community really put into perspective the reason that we're here and why we put on such an event. It was truly heartfelt by both the students and the Foundation."
This annual Foundation fundraiser was created in 2007 to raise funds to support the agriculture programs at Eastern Wyoming College. A portion of the funds from the first event provided book scholarships for the livestock judging team.
"It hasn't been determined what the proceeds from this year's event will go toward. There are many needs present in the college's agriculture programs, so I'm sure there will be many good ideas," said Lynnea Bartlett, Director of Development and coordinator of the fundraiser.