OJC Press Release ID: 2733

Monday, December 18, 2017


Sixth Annual New Year’s Eve Ag Gala to be held on Dec. 31
 

Otero Junior College’s sixth annual Ag Gala is set for Dec. 31 and will be held in OJC’s Student Center Ballroom. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and celebrating the New Year will continue until 1:00 a.m. According to Brooke Mathew, lead instructor for the OJC Ag Program, this event not only provides the opportunity for a fun evening with friends, but also the opportunity to support scholarships for the Agricultural Science Program.

The evening will be filled with music, dancing, food, and drinks. There will be live music played by the Barn Burners from Pueblo. A beef brisket dinner will be served with gourmet chocolates for dessert. Drinks will be available at a cash bar. The Ag Gala will also offer a live and silent auction.

This year’s event offers three different levels of sponsorship, each including a table for eight guests and a bottle of champagne. The Platinum sponsorship ($1,000 and up) includes a bottle of red wine, door prize tickets, and eight beer boots. Each Platinum sponsor will have a 2017 Ag Premier Scholar named to represent their sponsorship. The Gold sponsors ($500 to $999) will receive door prize tickets. There is also a Silver level sponsorship are ($350-$499).

New in 2017 is a half table sponsorship seating four guests for $150. Couple tickets are available for $60 and a single ticket for $35.

“Here at Otero Junior College, we are so grateful to have such a supportive community,” Mathew states. This year’s Platinum Sponsors include: Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, TLC Veterinary Clinic, Wallace Oil, Colorado Vet Clinic, Waddell & Reed and The State Bank.

For six consecutive years Colorado Vet Clinic and The State Bank of La Junta have been Platinum Sponsors. Farm Credit is a five-year Platinum Sponsor of the event. Waddell and Reed Investments have been Platinum Sponsors for three consecutive years. First-time Platinum Sponsors for the Ag Gala include: TLC Vet Clinic and Wallace Oil.

“Without all of the community’s support, from the Platinum sponsors to all of the individuals that attend, we are anticipating another great year,” Mathew said. Matthew explained that the scholarship recipients will be in attendance and they look forward to meeting everyone who gave them an opportunity to continue to their educational endeavors.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the Ag Gala and Otero Junior College Agriculture Program contact Brooke Matthew at 719-384-6964 or email Brooke.Matthew@ojc.edu.

 

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Waddell and Reed is a Platinum sponsor for the OJC Ag Gala. Pictured are (l-r) Ryan Belew, OJC agriculture faculty member; Caroline Mills, Waddell and Reed employee; and Brooke Mathew, OJC agriculture faculty member.

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State Bank La Junta is a Platinum sponsor for the OJC Ag Gala. Pictured are (l-r) Hannah Cesar, Shonee Allsworth, Daniel Blackewell, and Kyle Bauserman, State Bank La Junta employees; and Brooke Mathew, OJC agriculture faculty member.

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Farm Credit is a Platinum sponsor for the OJC Ag Gala. Pictured are (l-r) Ryan Belew, OJC agriculture faculty member; Shawnee Crow, Traci Daurio, and Amber Weaver, Farm Credit employees; and Brooke Mathew OJC agriculture faculty member.