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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkVallarta Living | February 2007 

Dazzle in Starlight - Becas Vallarta Goes All Out on 45th Anniversary
email this pageprint this pageemail usPeter Gray - PVNN


Tickets can be obtained from: Buri Gray, 221-5285 (Conchas Chinas and south); Mary Ellis, 222-1478 (Centro and Los Muertos); Margarita Mora, 221-3760 and Mariel Fregoso 221-0789 (Marina); The Book Store, Venustiano Carranza #334, 223-9437 (Centro) and Plaza Caracol inside Gigante 224-1872.
This year the traditional Becas Ball is to be totally transformed into a grand night under the stars beside the beach at the Westin Resort and Spa Hotel. The "Dazzle in Starlight" theme will be executed by Michael Schultz of Kit Kat.

Michael's skill as a brilliant organizer of social events was sought out by the Becas Ball committee to help them make the 45th anniversary Ball something unique and special.

The sea-edged patio of the hotel will be turned into a grand and glamorous spectacle of light. For dancing, multiple loudspeakers will play romantic music at a comfortable sound level, under the direction of a professional DJ. An open dance area will ensure dancers have room to show off their skills.

The traditional free cocktail hour will again be offered to start the evening off on the right foot. Followed of course by a delicious dinner.

The silent auction will be set aside this year so that everyone can concentrate on simply having a good time. Novel entertainment is planned, including a tango demonstration by Joe and Kirstie Johnston. They recently returned from Argentina, where they spent three weeks polishing their tango skills. Los Bambinos - voted best musical group in 2006 - will perform during the cocktail hour.

The price of the tickets is $700 pesos (or $65 USD) per person. Proceeds from the event will help Becas Vallarta A.C. to continue its work in helping to ensure that hundreds more of the city's bright but needy children will get the education they deserve - as they have been doing for forty-five years.

To mark this milestone, the committee is also appealing for extra support from those who can afford it and who agree that supporting children's education in the poorer areas of the city is one of the best ways a person can contribute to the future welfare of our community.

A personal donation is also a way of honoring all the volunteers who have kept Becas Vallarta A.C. going strong over the past forty-five years. A box for receiving contributions will be available at the ball. (As a guide-line, the cost of supporting a student through the scholastic year ranges from $160 dollars to $600 dollars depending on the education level.)

Ball location: The Westin Resort and Spa Hotel
Date and time: Friday March 9th. Cocktail hour from 7:30 to 8.30 pm.
Ticket cost: $700 pesos ($65 USD)

Reserved tables are available if six or more tickets are purchased. Tickets can be obtained from: Buri Gray, 221-5285 (Conchas Chinas and south); Mary Ellis, 222-1478 (Centro and Los Muertos); Margarita Mora, 221-3760 and Mariel Fregoso 221-0789 (Marina); The Book Store, Venustiano Carranza #334, 223-9437 (Centro) and Plaza Caracol inside Gigante 224-1872.




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