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Blinn to celebrate Texas independence with Texas A&M Singing Cadets

Texas-themed event will be March 1 on Brenham campus

February 24, 2014

To honor 178 years of Texas independence, the Blinn College Foundation is hosting an all-Texas themed celebration March 1.

The inaugural “Party With Your Boots On: A Night to Celebrate Texas Independence” features a 6 p.m. dinner followed by a 7 p.m. performance of the Texas A&M Singing Cadets in the College’s Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Center in Brenham (map). A VIP social will be held at 5:30.

“We are thrilled to be working so closely with Texas A&M,” said Blinn Foundation Executive Director Susan Myers. “This is a way of celebrating not only the spirit of Blinn College and Texas A&M, but the spirit of Texas Independence.”

Honorary guests include Dr. Harold Nolte, Blinn College district president, and members of the College’s Board of Trustees.

A limited quantity of individual tickets are available for $50, which includes dinner and the concert. Corporate tables are available, as well:

  • $1,000: VIP reception, VIP seating, gift, dinner and concert
  • $750: VIP seating, dinner and concert
  • $500: VIP seating, dinner and concert

To purchase tickets, contact the Foundation at 979-830-4017.

“We’re excited to have established an event with the universities we work closely with and we look forward to future opportunities to highlight the cultural events that they offer here at Blinn College,” Myers said.

The Blinn Foundation supports programs and activities that enhance the quality of education for Blinn College students and expand the educational opportunities for the entire community. While raising funds is an important function, the Foundation also seeks to heighten community awareness of the mission and accomplishments of the College and to promote excellence in education.

Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has raised more than $13 million for Blinn. Those funds have been used to help launch major construction projects across Blinn’s campuses, including the A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center, the J. Hal and Allyne Machat Music Facility, the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex and the Bert and Mae Dean Wheeler Residence Hall.

An additional $1 million has been spent purchasing classroom equipment and supplies requested by Blinn faculty.

For more information on the luncheon or to learn about the Foundation and its mission, call 979-830-4017 or visit: www.blinn.edu/foundation/.