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The Student Government Association (SGA) is hosting this year’s Junior Senior Gala Saturday, April 14, at 8 p.m. in the Williams Stadium Club Pavilion. For the second year in a row, the SGA will sponsor the event, which will be hosted by the Junior and Senior Class Officers.
“It is a big social event to see all of your friends together, having fun, and dressed up. For the seniors it is one last memory of Liberty before graduation,” SGA Senior Class President Thomas Turner Jr. said.
As of Tuesday, tickets were available for purchase, costing $15 a person or $20 a couple. All proceeds from the tickets will go toward the funds for the second phase of the Senior Class Project, The Jerry Falwell Library.
Junior Class President Meagan Stroud said the goal is to raise at least $2,000.
“We, the Senior Class, want to leave a lasting legacy on campus that will affect the future class and make Liberty a stronger university,” Turner said. “Last year went so well and we got such a great response, that we knew it was a must-do event again.”
However, the event is not exclusively for Junior and Senior classes. In fact, the SGA encourages anyone from the Liberty University community to attend.
The theme of the event came from inspiration from Stroud and Turner for something fresh and fun as well as something “old time.” This year’s theme will highlight the 1930s-‘40s, also known as The Golden Age of Hollywood. Actors such as Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart lit the stage at such a time.
Other highlights during the event will include games, jazz music to emphasize the theme and prizes. Prizes will include goody bags filled with special treats of the ’30s and ’40s given out at the door. Other “awards” will be given out by the SGA to recognize the most outstanding clubs at Liberty.
According to the SGA, the night will be a great night for friends to get together to enjoy great food as well. Sodexo will be catering the event, providing finger food hors d’oeuvres, sparkling cider and light desserts throughout the course of the night.
Like many others attending the event, Vice President of the Junior class Ross Cado said the food is what he is most looking forward to. Other SGA officers mentioned they were most looking forward to the social aspect of the night.
“I’m so excited to see students all across the University enjoy a night with great music, a fun theme and at little cost,” Stroud said.
For others, the event is an opportunity to dress up with friends since the event requires formal attire. Men are asked to wear tuxedos and bow ties, and women should come dressed in evening gowns or cocktail dresses.
For anyone interested in attending, tickets are available at ticketreturn.com.