There is still time to reserve your spot at the 2015
University Museum benefit gala, Your Special Island, to be held Friday, October
16, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in John Sutton Hall on the IUP campus.
Those attending will enjoy a tour of the musical styles of
Jamaica, Brazil, Cuba, Polynesia, and Trinidad as performed by the IUP Steel
Band and Percussion Ensemble. Joining them will be special guest musicians and
a feature performance by IUP Dance Theater.
For refreshments, guests will be treated to exotic fare,
including a roasted pig, flambéed bananas, and signature cocktails, among a
host of other tropical fare. Attendees are invited to don their favorite island
As part of the
gala, a variety of items will be offered during silent and live auctions. Those
attending will have the chance to bid on items donated by
local businesses and individuals, including a sterling silver pendant with carnelian
and blue topaz stones designed by Gary Wyant. All bids must be placed in person
at the Gala, and a tax credit is available on the amount paid above the fair
Reservations, which need to be made in advance, are still
being accepted, and the cost $125 per person. The invitation and reservation
card are both available online for download, or you can reserve online. Additional information is available by contacting Leslie Kluchurosky at Lesliek@iup.edu, or by calling 724-357-2397.