Southern Union in Wadley to host fundraiser for school’s foundation Oct. 5

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Opelika Observer

There is a mystery brewing at Southern Union, and it is all to entertain and raise funds for scholarships.
The Southern Union Foundation will host “A Grave Affair…A Party to Die For” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the Lakeview Room of Southern Union’s Wadley Campus.
The annual fundraiser for Dual Enrollment scholarships will have a slightly different format this year.
The night will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, music by the Atlanta-based band Velvet Caviar, entertainment by the Southern Union Sound, as well as a mystery to solve for those who want to take part.
Community members will make up a cast of characters for the “who dun it?”
“We are adding an element of intrigue this year. We really want the evening to have an atmosphere of fun; where community members can to come together and celebrate being able to help area students through providing scholarship opportunities,” said Shondae Brown, director of public relations at Southern Union.
Funds raised at the event will enable high school students to take part in the college’s Dual Enrollment program. Dual Enrollment provides eligible high school students an opportunity to enroll in college courses concurrently with high school classes, and earn high school and college credit simultaneously.
Dual Enrollment enables students to experience more advanced curriculum offerings and offers a seamless transition from high school to college. It also lowers the cost of a postsecondary education and sharpens general preparedness for college.
“Opportunities in Dual Enrollment have grown tremendously, but often financial roadblocks keep students from enrolling,” Brown said. “Dual Enrollment not only prepares students for college academically, but it offers enrichment, giving them a chance to get on a college campus and get a taste of college life; to reinforce that they can go to college and be successful.”
Individual tickets for the event are on sale at the cost of $60, and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the SU Foundation office at 256-395-2211, ext. 5145.

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